Monday 18 December 2017

Council briefs

Starman RIP

THE death of music icon David Bowie did not go unnoticed with Cllr Deirdre Wadding extolling the huge impact the mercurial English genius had on 'our lives'.

Wishes for Kelly

SINN Fein Cllr Anthony Kelly was wished a speedy recovery by his colleagues and management at the meeting. The popular councillor took ill the previous weekend and suffered a heart attack. Chairman Tony Dempsey said he was happy to report that Cllr Kelly's condition had improved.

Not so gas works

THE gas pipeline on the Barntown and Taghmon roads was the subject of a query by Cllr Ger Carthy. Cllr Carthy asked if a resident engineer overseeing the project as 'the state of the road is not good'. Director of Services for Roads Eamonn Hore said the local authority met with Bord Gais and the roads will be reinstated.

Councillor's log

PLANS to introduce a call log for councillors making representations for constituents have been delayed. Cllr Ger Carthy raised the issue, asking if the matter had been progressed since it was first raised more than a year ago. 'There are 34 members and there are a lot of representations,' he said. Manager Tom Enright said a group of council staff are looking into the proposal, adding that they can contact directors.

New Ross port

LegiSLation enacted before Christmas means New Ross port now comes under the ownership of Wexford County Council. County Manager Tom Enright said the full implications of this will be presented to the members at an upcoming meeting of Wexford County Council.

Coal request

A request by Cllr Johnny Mythen for fuel to be supplied to Enniscorthy residents who have suffered water damage to their homes in the recent flooding was made at the meeting. Cllr Mythen said residents on Island Road in particular were badly affected, asking if oil or coal can be supplied to them. County Manager Tom Enright said there is a scheme through the Department of Social Protection which people affected by the flooding in Enniscorthy can apply to. Cllr Mythen said residents have to spend a fortune drying out their homes, while Cllr Michael Sheehan expressed concern about the loss of jobs locally.

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