County's halting sites to be inspected - Manager

Published 20/10/2015 | 00:00

INSPECTIONS of halting sites across County Wexford are being carried out following the tragic deaths of ten people in Carrickmines.

Cllr Malcolm Byrne raised the matter at last week's Joint Policing Committee meeting, saying that the sites need to be visited to ensure the tragedy which visited Carrickmines never happens here. County Manager Tom Enright confirmed that there are two halting sites in the county which are being inspected.

Mr Enright said: 'We don't think there are any significant issues in terms of fire safety but we are carrying out inspections.'

The cause of the fire in which five adults and five children died and three people were injured, is still being investigated.

Cllr Malcolm Byrne called for a vote of sympathy for the family of the deceased, adding that they have strong Wexford connections.

Thomas Connors, 27, his wife Sylvia, 25, and their children Jim, aged five, Christy, aged two, and five-month-old baby Mary are to be buried in Crosstown Cemetery, Wexford, following funeral masses.

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