By Dan Walsh
“Year four is always a pivotal year in the life of the Council. This time next year, we will be cantering into the final stretch of the term into the Local Elections. So, it is important that we set ourselves an ambitious programme that delivers for all the District, that we deal with issues that affect all the district and initiate new projects to strengthen all the district,” newly elected Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Sheehan told members at last Monday’s annual general meeting of New Ross Municipal District Council.
Cllr Sheehan predicted that by this time next year, “We will have opened the new fire station opened, new ambulance station opened, High Hill Park, the Oil Tank Park started and the Norman Heritage Experience Building on to the next stage of process and the construction of the Advanced factories in Butlersland.
He also outlined several objectives in detail. “New Ross has a renewed identify, let’s build on it. New Ross has a renewed sense of purpose, let’s direct that. New Ross has a renewed sense of confidence, let’s harness it,” Cllr Sheehan continued.
“Let us once again express our condolences to Cllrs. (Anthony) Connick and (Michael) Whelan, their families and communities. May God hold them in His hands and feel His Almighty Grace when times are low. We will be there with them all,” Cllr Sheehan concluded.