Taoiseach’s visit, but no cheque book!

By Dan Walsh

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin was in the South East region of Wexford today with visits to Rosslare Europort and Rosslare Community and Sports Centre at Rosslare Strand, however, there were no new announcements.  

An Taoiseach said he was delighted to visit Rosslare Port today to witness the impact of investment, and the significant expansion of port traffic, jobs and passengers – as well as the exciting plans for development in the near future.

Minister James Browne said it was a pleasure to receive an important briefing alongside Taoiseach Micheál Martin regards plans for Rosslare Europort from the General Manager Glenn Carr.

“The port has become a vital asset in the Government’s response to Brexit and continued investment will support the local economy and add more jobs,” said Minister Browne.

Cllrs Lisa McDonald and Ger Carthy from the Rosslare Municipal District were pleased to meet with An Taoiseach on their home patch and discuss community issues.

Cllrs Ger Carthy and Lisa McDonald with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Rosslare Europort.

Independent Deputy Verona Murphy described the Taoiseach, government officials and elected representatives visit to Rosslare Europort as “very disappointing for Co. Wexford.” She lamented the fact that there was “no announcement, no government cheque book.”

“It (the Taoiseach’s visit) did not deliver the €200 million required to upgrade the port and create 2,000 jobs for the people of Wexford,” concluded Deputy Murphy.

Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, Deputy Paul Kehoe, Senator Malcolm Byrne and Chief Executive of Wexford County Council Tom Enright were also amongst the invited attendance.

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