“People will be on the streets”; Cllr Owens

By Dan Walsh Outspoken Enniscorthy public representative Cllr Jackser Owens is one of the first councillors to comment on the Government’s successful 83-68 votes decision to end the Eviction Ban from March 31st in Dáil Éireann last night. In a post on social media, Cllr Owens said; “I am very disappointed with the vote inContinue reading ““People will be on the streets”; Cllr Owens”

€3.2m for walkways and cycling in Wexford

By Dan Walsh Wexford is to receive a major funding boost for the development of cycle and walkways in communities around Co. Wexford that will be better with safe and people-friendly corridors to visit friends, go to the shops, or cycle or walk to school, sports training and other activities. Fine Gael Deputy Paul KehoeContinue reading “€3.2m for walkways and cycling in Wexford”

Funding for groups working with victims of crime

By Dan Walsh Organisations working with victims of crime in Co. Wexford are to receive €77,100 in additional funding following a Ministerial announcement that €5.25 million will be shared by more than 65 organisations to work with victims of crime. Welcoming the news, Deputy Paul Kehoe told WexfordLocal.com; “I am particularly pleased that two organisationsContinue reading “Funding for groups working with victims of crime”

New Sensory Garden coming to Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh A new sensory garden proposed for Enniscorthy will be one of the largest in the country and it becomes a step closer with the allocation of €234,000 from the latest round of Town and Village Renewal funding announced yesterday (Wednesday). Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne TDContinue reading “New Sensory Garden coming to Enniscorthy”

Restoration of Duncannon Fort

By Dan Walsh €500,000 funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been allocated to Duncannon for the restoration and development of the historic Duncannon Fort. Work is expected to begin in early 2023. Minister James Browne welcomed the news, and he expressed thanks to Cllr Michael Whelan, who, he said; “has been workingContinue reading “Restoration of Duncannon Fort”

€984,000 for three Wexford projects

By Dan Walsh Three Wexford projects will share €984,000 from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which is a change from previous years, as the funding has been awarded to larger scale projects requiring significant funding to ensure their completion. €500,000 goes to Duncannon for the restoration and development of the historic Duncannon Fort. €234,000Continue reading “€984,000 for three Wexford projects”

€203,356 for Wexford animal charities

Five animal welfare charities in Co. Wexford are to receive funding to the tune of €203,356. The funding was announced as part of the recent Animal Welfare Awareness Day. The recipients include Wexford SPCA (€92,375); North Wexford SPCA (€46,500: Seal Rescue Ireland, based in Courtown Harbour (€33,906; New Ross SPCA (€24,400) and Chipper’s Sanctuary €6,175). Nationwide, the Department ofContinue reading “€203,356 for Wexford animal charities”

Over €1m for 12 community groups

By Dan Walsh Twelve community groups in Co. Wexford will share funding of €1,014,151, announced this morning. The funding will be used to upgrade, renovate and refurbish Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resources Centres and Sports Complexes across the country. Funding for Co. Wexford is as follows; Castlebridge Community Hall €19,337.50.Continue reading “Over €1m for 12 community groups”

Cllr David Hynes joins Sinn Féin party

By Dan Walsh Long serving public representative and twice Mayor of Wexford, Cllr David Hynes, who applied to join Sinn Féin in November, has today had his membership approved by Sinn Féin’s Ard Oifig and will begin work with the party immediately. Cllr Hynes has been involved with local politics for 25 years, for manyContinue reading “Cllr David Hynes joins Sinn Féin party”

Taoiseach ‘very disturbed’ by Enniscorthy dog attack

By Dan Walsh An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, speaking in the Dáil today following a vicious dog attack on a young boy while playing with friends in a public area at Enniscorthy last Sunday, said “enforcement of regulations around animals” needs immediate attention. “Because what has happened is one time too many. And we all haveContinue reading “Taoiseach ‘very disturbed’ by Enniscorthy dog attack”