French consulate for Wexford

By Dan Walsh Mayor of Wexford Cllr Maura Bell and Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor welcomed French Ambassador, His Excellency, E. Vincent Guerend and Conseiller Monsieur Julien Bouchez to Wexford town, yesterday (Monday). In a statement on social media, Cllr Lawlor said he was delighted to join Mayor Bell and French AmbassadorContinue reading “French consulate for Wexford”

Night road works in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh The R744 is closed tonight to facilitate road resurfacing works from Abbey Square and along Mill Park Road to St, Mary’s CBS causing traffic disruption entering and leaving Enniscorthy town centre on the Enniscorthy-New Ross route. The works is being carried out by Roadstone Ltd on behalf of Wexford County Council andContinue reading “Night road works in Enniscorthy”

Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda

By Dan Walsh Tensions are rising in Courtown where details are emerging that a proposed “land swap” between the site of the old sea-front Bayview Hotel and the much more spacious Wexford County Council carpark is likely to be on the agenda at the March meeting of Wexford County Council for a vote of theContinue reading “Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda”

Leakage repairs soon at Ballysilla and Lacken

By Dan Walsh Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing almost 2km of aged water mains with new modern pipes in the areas of Ballysilla and Lacken. The project, which will commence this week, is part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme. The works are a critical step in conserving thisContinue reading “Leakage repairs soon at Ballysilla and Lacken”

Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000

By Dan Walsh Uisce Eireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council has officially announced an upgrade at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant at Gorey that will benefit over 7,000 customers. The works will commence in February. Uisce Éireann states that “Once completed, the upgrade will provide improved water quality for the community and safeguardContinue reading “Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000”

Only 30% of new homes for locals!

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin has drawn attention to a “concerning” situation in the neighbouring county of Wicklow, making headlines in print and radio/television news bulletins, where it emerged as a matter of disappointment and shock that only 30% of new homes which are part of a council-backedContinue reading “Only 30% of new homes for locals!”

New Land Tax on the way

By Dan Walsh The Government’s Housing For All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland proposed a new tax to activate vacant land for residential purposes as a part of the pathway to increasing new housing supply. The Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT) was introduced in the Finance Act 2021 and the process to identify land toContinue reading “New Land Tax on the way”

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”

Wexford town Boil Water Notice lifted

By Dan Walsh 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 of satisfactory monitoring results, the Boil Water Notice issued on Wednesday, November 2nd is now lifted with immediate effect. This decision follows consultation undertaken with theContinue reading “Wexford town Boil Water Notice lifted”

Conservation plan for Courtown Woods

By Dan Walsh in Courtown North Wexford’s Cllr Joe Sullivan has launched a public appeal that Wexford County Council working in conjunction with Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife and the owners take the necessary steps to have Courtown Woods declared a SAC (Special Area of Conservation). “As we are all aware Courtown Woods are currentlyContinue reading “Conservation plan for Courtown Woods”