Monday 22 January 2018

Council - in brief

New municipal council meeting at council offices, Civic Square, chairman, Cllr. John Hegarty.
New municipal council meeting at council offices, Civic Square, chairman, Cllr. John Hegarty.

'Lead in pencil' remark - Kelly

A discussion on lead in the water pipes of home in Wexford had a curious outcome. Cllr Anthony Kelly said he attended a meeting with six Irish Water officials on the issue recently.

'I went in even though I don't recognise it as an entity for starters. I said I wouldn't be intimidated by it,' he said to much mirth. Cllr Robbie Ireton said: 'Put your head in the water,' to which Cllr Kelly retorted: 'Put a bit of lead in your pencil!'

Chairperson Cllr Malcolm Byrne said: 'I'm going to refrain from jokes about not recognising the authority of a state agency.'

Questions raise over drainage

CONCERN was expressed that the long-awaited Enniscorthy Main Drainage Scheme may not be as advanced as widely believed.

Cllr Keith Doyle said he spoke to Irish Water officials who didn't know the plant's capacity.

Director of services for Water Eamonn Hore said he will have an answer on the matter next month.

No home for Holmestown

A BUSINESS plan is being drawn up with a view to selling the Holmestown waste recycling site, which closed for the most part having cost millions to develop.

Cllr Kathleen Codd Nolan raised the issue. Director of Services John Carley said: 'We are keeping it under constant review. I would not recommend for it to be reopened. Waste prices are continuing to soften so we would lose money on everything we would bring in to Holmestown. We have a major debt on it but it's a major site on a national primary route and it has a treatment plant and access to Irish Water and council services. It may be a good site for other uses, we are preparing a report on that.'

Kilrush drama group praise

THERE was praise for Kilrush Drama Group who recently took top honours at the All Ireland Confined Drama Festival for their performance of 'Poor Beast in the Rain' by Billy Roche.

Cllr John Hegarty, pictured below, praised the drama group and Chairperson Cllr Malcolm Byrne remarked: 'Kilrush is shared between Enniscorthy and Gorey. They may be based just over the border but all the good actors come from the Gorey side.'

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