Water updates for Wexford and Gorey

By Dan Walsh Eamonn Hore, Director of Water Services at Wexford County Council has issued a statement this morning updating the situation regarding Boil Water Notices in Wexford town and Gorey. The Boil Water Notice for Wexford town has now been lifted following consultation with Irish Water and the HSE. The notice in place since OctoberContinue reading “Water updates for Wexford and Gorey”

UN Centre of Excellence for Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Minister for Housing and Local Government Darragh O’Brien T.D. and Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, in a virtual event, signed a UN Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) designating the High Performance Building Alliance (HPBA) as a designated UN Centre of Excellence in Enniscorthy at the recent COP 26 Climate ChangeContinue reading “UN Centre of Excellence for Enniscorthy”

Wexford town Boil Water Notice lifted

By Dan Walsh The Boil Water Notice on the Wexford Town Public Water Supply since October 30th is “now lifted with immediate effect.” A statement issued this afternoon said; “Irish Water and Wexford County Council wishes to notify customers on the Wexford Town Public Water Supply that following the completion of remedial measures and the receipt ofContinue reading “Wexford town Boil Water Notice lifted”

Boil Water Notices remain in Gorey and Wexford

By Dan Walsh Irish Water and Wexford County Council is reminding customers supplied by the Gorey and Wexford Town Public Water Supplies, that the Boil Water Notices on these supplies remain in place over the weekend and until further notice. Works are being carried as a matter of priority at both plants to enable liftingContinue reading “Boil Water Notices remain in Gorey and Wexford”

Enniscorthy gets replacement water mains

By Dan Walsh Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council have begun works to replace 1,650 metres of problematic water mains in Enniscorthy. The works are taking place between Edermine (Spring Hill) and Vinegar Hill, on Cluain Dara, Esmonde Road, through a brown field site to Drumgoold Road and continue on the pedestrianContinue reading “Enniscorthy gets replacement water mains”

CEO to appear before Standards Commission

By Dan Walsh Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tom Enright, told members at today’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council held in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford, that he welcomes the opportunity to robustly defend an allegation that he breached the Code of Conduct for Local Government Employees. Mr Enright is to attend an investigation hearing ofContinue reading “CEO to appear before Standards Commission”

Future plans for Enniscorthy town centre

By Dan Walsh at Riverside Park Hotel The regeneration of Enniscorthy town centre was central to discussion at a public consultation meeting in the Riverside Park, Enniscorthy, on Wednesday night last, where Wexford County Council and Loci Urban Design Consultants facilitated the meeting where close to one hundred people in attendance were invited to contributeContinue reading “Future plans for Enniscorthy town centre”

Enniscorthy Boil Water Notice lifted

By Dan Walsh The Boil Water Notice issued for the Enniscorthy Public Water Supply on October 30th is now lifted with immediate effect. A statement issued this afternoon states that Irish Water and Wexford County Council wishes to notify customers on the Enniscorthy Public Water Supply that following the completion of remedial measures and theContinue reading “Enniscorthy Boil Water Notice lifted”

€367,740 for coastal erosion at Kilmore

By Dan Walsh The Office of Public Works (OPW) has approved funding of €367,740 for the installation of rock armour cliff toe protection to help combat the risk of erosion at Seaview, Kilmore. Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., today announced the approval of Wexford CountyContinue reading “€367,740 for coastal erosion at Kilmore”

‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’

By Dan Walsh This is a famous line from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772-1834, English poet) and suggests that ‘despite being surrounded by something you cannot benefit from it’. It is an interesting theory – a bit like support local! I learned that quote at primary school…Continue reading “‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’”