Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer

By Dan Walsh Four district public representatives have united with Courtown Regeneration Partnership in a call for further public scrutiny of the proposed land transfer discussed at the Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council meeting held in Blackwater Community Centre on Tuesday, May 16th. In a statement issued by the Courtown Regeneration Partnership and Cllrs Andrew Bolger,Continue reading “Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer”

Water quality under review at Duncannon

By Dan Walsh Over 50 people from the across the government sectors as well as the National Federation of Group Water Schemes were in attendance at Duncannon Community Centre for the quarterly meeting of the South Eastern Regional Operational Committee on Water Quality recently.   Chaired by Director of Services, Fergus Galvin of Waterford CityContinue reading “Water quality under review at Duncannon”

National Biodiversity Week 2023

By Dan Walsh To mark the official launch of National Biodiversity Week (May 19th-28th), Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor, planted a native Irish Rowan tree in the grounds of Kennedy Park National School in Wexford town. Cllr Lawlor was delighted to perform the official launch and said: “This week is all aboutContinue reading “National Biodiversity Week 2023”

Electric bike rental launches in Wexford

By Dan Walsh The mobility platform Bolt launched its shared electric bike service at Wexford County Council headquarters at Carricklawn, Wexford, today (Wednesday). Bolt Operations Manager for Rentals in Ireland, John Buckley, said; “I’m excited to launch our electric bike rental in Wexford, and what great timing during Bike Week.  Wexford County Council Cycling &Continue reading “Electric bike rental launches in Wexford”

‘DO NOT SWIM’ Notice for Curracloe

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council have issued “Do Not Swim” notices for Ballinesker, White Gap and Culleton’s Gap Beaches, Curracloe. In a statement issued within the past hour, the Council said; “Testing conducted as part of the Council’s investigation into bathing water quality showed elevated levels for Intestinal enterococci bacteria at White Gap Beach,Continue reading “‘DO NOT SWIM’ Notice for Curracloe”

New rail services between Gorey and Dublin

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Good news for rail commuters between Gorey Railway Station and Connolly Station, Dublin, were announced and welcomed at today’s May meeting of Wexford County Council at Carricklawn by Cllr Andrew Bolger who is a member of the Transport Special Policy Committee. From Monday, May 22nd, a newContinue reading “New rail services between Gorey and Dublin”

Rubbish Film Festival “a resounding success”

By Dan Walsh The first-ever Wexford Rubbish Film Festival for Transition Year Students in Secondary Schools was held on a pilot basis this year with entries from five participating schools across the county, and it has been described as “a resounding success.” The festival, which challenged students to create a one-minute short film on anContinue reading “Rubbish Film Festival “a resounding success””

“The soft soil of Wexford is falling into the sea”

By Dan Walsh at special meeting of Wexford County Council Wexford’s coastline consists of 260kms, one of the biggest in the country, and 211kms is described as ‘soft coastline’ and is vulnerable to erosion, members learned at a special meeting of Wexford County Council on “climate change, coastal erosion, coastal flooding and rising sea levels”Continue reading ““The soft soil of Wexford is falling into the sea””

€75,000 for ’98 Rebellion 225th commemoration programme

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council today announced that the Planning Department has received funding support of €75,000 from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for the development of a countywide commemorative programme to mark the 225th anniversary of the events surrounding the 1798 Rebellion in Co. Wexford in the comingContinue reading “€75,000 for ’98 Rebellion 225th commemoration programme”

Consultants appointed for Wexford Flood Relief Scheme

By Dan Walsh Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Patrick O’Donovan T.D., visited Wexford on Thursday where he welcomed the appointment of Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd as engineering and environmental consultants to carry out the design of the Wexford Town and Environs Flood Relief Scheme. The Wexford Flood Relief SchemeContinue reading “Consultants appointed for Wexford Flood Relief Scheme”