Minister denies responsibility for delay in opening performance area

The Minister for State at the office of public works is refuting claims that they are responsible for the delay in opening the performance area at the front of Listowel Castle. Tom Parlon says as far as the OPW were concerned they did not need planning permission to construct the area.However Listowel Town Council issued the Department with a warning notice informing them that the ground did need permission. An application for retention was applied for just last week. Speaking at the opening of the castle last evening Minister Parlon says the situation is now being rectified.