Improved Wexford water quality for 26,000

By Dan Walsh Uisce Éireann has announced that works are due to commence on the upgrade of the Newtown Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the project will benefit over 26,000 customers, ensuring the continued delivery of clean, safe drinking water to Wexford Town. Speaking to Programme Manager Ian O’Neill said; “Uisce Éireann is delightedContinue reading “Improved Wexford water quality for 26,000”

Funding for former Wexford Adoration Convent

By Dan Walsh An agreement has been signed between the President of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Kyle Marrero, and the Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor for the refurbishment of the Adoration Convent in Wexford town. Wexford County Council purchased the extensive building beside Bride Street Church for accommodation for students from GeorgiaContinue reading “Funding for former Wexford Adoration Convent”

Wexford prepares for Fleadh 2024

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council monthly meeting There was a ‘dancing at the crossroads’ atmosphere at last Monday’s monthy meeting of Wexford County Council held at Carricklawn HQ where members were rejoicing at the welcome news that Wexford town has been chosen to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024. The only missing ingredientContinue reading “Wexford prepares for Fleadh 2024”

Fleadh 2024 is coming to Wexford

By Dan Walsh Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann 2024, organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, will be held in Wexford town from August 4th to 11th following an official announcement by the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ard Comhairle in Dublin today. The other applicant for the Fleadh was Belfast. Wexford has a long history in Comhaltas and hasContinue reading “Fleadh 2024 is coming to Wexford”

Potential for 2,000 jobs at Trinity Wharf

By Dan Walsh Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, was in Wexford town last Thursday for the official ‘turning of the sod’ on Phase 1 of the  iconic waterfront development at Trinity Wharf. Wexford County Council estimate that Trinity Wharf has the potential to provide over 2,000 jobs over the nextContinue reading “Potential for 2,000 jobs at Trinity Wharf”

€15.6m Uisce Eireann project opens at Arthurstown

By Dan Walsh The new wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown was officially opened by Minister Darragh O’ Brien, TD, Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and officials from Uisce Éireann and Wexford County Council today. The €15.6 million investment by Uisce Éireann involved the construction of a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown,Continue reading “€15.6m Uisce Eireann project opens at Arthurstown”

Edermine Bridge is closed

By Dan Walsh at Edermine Edermine Bridge will be closed to traffic for some time after a tractor crashed through the steel parapet last night narrowly avoiding a catastrophic situation. It appears that the tractor was coming from the east side when a loaded trailer tipped up causing the tractor to crash into the sidingContinue reading “Edermine Bridge is closed”

Firefighters wanted!

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Speaking at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council, Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy referred to consistent advertising for people to join Wexford Fire Service and wondered why there was a slow take-up on the positions, which she said, offered decent rates for the job and is a rewardingContinue reading “Firefighters wanted!”

€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”

New water mains for Cahore

By Dan Walsh Úisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing almost 800 metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes along Cahore Road in North Wexford. The project, which will commence this week, will provide a more reliable water supply and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost toContinue reading “New water mains for Cahore”