Wexford market trader to stay put in burger smell row

David Tucker

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

Bernie Doyle cooking up a burger in her Bullring market stall.
Bernie Doyle cooking up a burger in her Bullring market stall.

Bullring market stall holder Bernie Doyle is staying put after the Mayor Cllr George Lawlor mediated in a dispute with a local ladies shop owner over complaints about smells from cooking burgers.

Bernie had said she was going to quit the business following complaints made by local dress shop owner Diana Donelly, but following a campaign on social media, Cllr. Lawlor arranged a meeting with Bernie and council officials last week.

'Bernie will remain in the spot she's in and we will be able to provide some assistance to her remaining there in terms of lock ups,' said Cllr. Lawlor.

'As far as the council is concerned the matter is closed and people should move on,' he said.

Bernie said she hoped to have a lock-up within the next week and complimented the mayor on his role in resolving the problem.

Read more here: Trader quitting over complaints

'I was on the point of leaving,' she said, 'I had no job to go to and would have given up all I had built up over the last couple of years, but that's how strongly I felt about it. I just couldn't take it any more and was handing out CVs, but hopefully now things will work out.'

Cllr. Lawlor said the council expressed its support for Bernie, but also had to take on board the issues raised by shop owner Diana Donnelly, who had complained about cooking smells from Bernie's stall pervading her premises.

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