By Dan Walsh
Correspondence has been received by every County Council in the country by an individual requesting a twinning arrangement with a city, or region, in Ukraine “as a basis for showing specific public support for local European democracy, which is being defended in the current war.”
In response, Wexford County Council have acknowledged a long and proud tradition of twinning arrangements over many years, the main concept around twinning is that it is driven by a desire from both communities who have linkages or shared culture or heritage.
WexfordLocal.com has seen the correspondence that clearly states; “It is not a matter for a third party to propose same, and while twinning with a Ukrainian town, is, of course, a worthy and worthwhile concept in normal times, at the moment the towns in Ukraine are much occupied in dealing with other more pressing and significant matters.”
It has been recommended that the consideration of this proposed twinning arrangement be deferred until such time as an expression of twinning interest is received by Wexford County Council from a town within Ukraine.