National Biodiversity Week

By Dan Walsh An Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy officially launched National Biodiversity Week last Friday when she attended the planting of a native Irish Rowan tree in the grounds of St. John’s Community Hospital accompanied by representatives of Enniscorthy Men’s Shed, St. John’s Community Hospital and staff of Wexford County Council.Continue reading “National Biodiversity Week”

Another 8 years before M11 traffic reaches Rosslare?

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Meeting The Oylegate to Rosslare Harbour extension of the M11 was under discussion at the recent Wexford County Council meeting with Cllr Willie Kavanagh, who lives and works in Oylegate, remaking that “it could be another eight years before we see traffic travelling on it.” Cllr Kavanagh alsoContinue reading “Another 8 years before M11 traffic reaches Rosslare?”

Courtown looks to holiday season

By Dan Walsh As the lucrative holiday season fast approaches pressure is being applied for swift action from Wexford County Council relating to the hoarding in Courtown, which is blocking off one side of the Main Street, allegedly blocking a footpath in breach of EU and UN Disability Laws. The issue was high on theContinue reading “Courtown looks to holiday season”

Wexford Garda Youth Awards 2022 launched

By Dan Walsh An Garda Síochána in Wexford in association with Wexford County Council are delighted to launch the 6th Annual Wexford Garda Youth Awards for 2022.    The awards acknowledge the achievements of young people who are making a difference in their communities and the endeavours of young people who have faced and overcome challengesContinue reading “Wexford Garda Youth Awards 2022 launched”

Council attempt to ‘gag’ elected members

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Meeting The ongoing tension between Wexford County Council and the media appears to continue unabated and the issues switched from advertising and broadcast press coverage to a ‘censorship ban’ on the elected members and controlling what they can and can’t say to the followers who voted for them.Continue reading “Council attempt to ‘gag’ elected members”

Ballindaggin Boil Water Notice is lifted…after 12 weeks!

By Dan Walsh Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Wexford County Council the boil water notice issued on the Ballindaggin Public Water Supply Scheme on March 9th last has been lifted with immediate effect. Customers have been notified following the completion of remedial works on this supply and receipt of satisfactoryContinue reading “Ballindaggin Boil Water Notice is lifted…after 12 weeks!”

€20m energy savings in the South East

By Dan Walsh The County Councils of Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny working closely with 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA), have all exceeded the 33% energy reduction target set in the National Climate Action Plan. According to a report launched today (Thursday); “You could lap Wexford 43,000 times with the energy saved. Wexford saved 269 millionContinue reading “€20m energy savings in the South East”

Tenants locked out of their new homes!

By Dan Walsh at Gorey and the April meeting of Wexford County Council Speaking at the April meeting of Wexford County Council Chairman of the Council’s Strategy Policy Committee for Housing, Cllr Joe Sullivan, stated that there were, at least three locations where houses were completed and ready for occupation, but for whatever reason hadContinue reading “Tenants locked out of their new homes!”

Statement from Council Communications Officer

By Dan Walsh David Minogue, Communications Officer, at Wexford County Council, issued the following statement this evening. It is published here on without alteration or comment: “It is unfortunate and regrettable how an email intended to create opportunity for an improved working relationship and to avoid future discord can be misinterpreted so as toContinue reading “Statement from Council Communications Officer”

Breakdown in communications

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Meeting Proposed conditions attached to an advertising deal with editorial control and conditions between Wexford County Council’s Head of Communications, David Minogue, and the Managing Director of South East Radio, Eamonn Buttle, publicly leaked and published in a national newspaper at the weekend, fitted the agenda at yesterday’sContinue reading “Breakdown in communications”