By Dan Walsh
Senator Malcolm Byrne has called for the new Office of the Gambling Regulator to be in Gorey. The North Wexford public representative was speaking in a Seanad debate on forthcoming gambling legislation.
Senator Byrne recalled that in 2007, the then Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, promised that the planned Office of the Gambling Regulator would be in Gorey!
“The legislation has been delayed a long time but as part of my contribution in the Seanad on Friday on regulating gambling, I urged that the Office, once established, would be based in Gorey. The necessary office infrastructure is already in place in the town and would be an ideal home for the new regulator,” Senator Byrne told Wexford Local.com
He pointed that the legislation deals with all aspects of gambling in Ireland and will focus on ways to tackle gambling addiction.
It is being steered through the Oireachtas by Junior Minister James Browne and his Fianna Fáil colleague added that he would hope that “Minister Browne could deliver on Michael McDowell’s promise of 14 years ago!”