Former Co. Cllr & Wexford Cathaoirleach Pat Codd, Taghmon, RIP

Wexford County Council Press Statement – Thursday 21 July 2016.

It is with great shock & sadness that the Members and staff of Wexford County Council have learned of the untimely death of well-known former Councillor, Mr. Pat Codd, Taghmon.

Pat was a much admired and respected member of Wexford County Council for almost 20 years, having been co-opted onto the Council on 13th February, 1995 to replace Avril Doyle and serving until his retirement in 2014. Pat also served as Cathaoirleach of the Council in 2006/2007.

Councillor Paddy Kavanagh, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council led tributes to Mr. Codd. “Pat was a caring and committed public representative, whose untimely passing has deeply saddened his many friends from inside and outside the political arena” said Councillor Kavanagh, adding “Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s wife Alice and his family at this very sad time”

Councillor Kavanagh spoke of the high esteem in which Pat was held by all who knew him and in particular the regard in which he continued to be held by all members of Wexford County Council. “Pat was a skilled and thoughtful politician whose absolute passion was to support his local community in every way possible. Pat’s untimely passing is very sad indeed, not just for Wexford County Council but for the wider community whom Pat continued to faithfully and passionately serve long after he retired from politics.”

Deputy Chief Executive of Wexford County Council, Ms. Annette O’Neill also paid tribute to Mr. Codd. “It was my privilege & pleasure to have worked with Pat for many years” said Ms. O’Neill. “Pat was enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to the needs of the people of County Wexford and his beloved Taghmon. He was much admired by his fellow councillors and by the many staff who worked with Pat on a daily basis throughout his political life.

On behalf of the entire staff I extend my deepest sympathy to his family on their very sad loss”.

ENDS.

Media Enquiries to:David Minogue, Communications Officer

M:087 7619555
E:david.minogue@wexfordcoco.ie

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New Ross Civic Awards 2016: the Honours List & recipient info #NRCivicAwards

   

 

HONOURS LIST

 

1. Tadgh Furlong

Collected by Margaret Furlong (Mother)

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris

 

Ireland Rugby Union caps and played in 2015 Rugby World Cup

 

 

2. Joanne Richards

Collected by Natasha Murphy (Mother)

Presented by Cllr John Fleming

 

Boxing – World Bronze medal + international gold medal

 

 

Collected by Alex Kelly 

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan

 

NR Sea Scouts – 50 years service

 

 

Collected by Courtney Smith

Presented by Cllr Anthony Connick

 

Irish National Minus 51kg Champion

World Minus 51kg Bronze medalist

 

Collected by Mark Doyle, Conor Murphy, Dean O Neill, Jimmy Goggins (Sub)

Presented by Cllr Oisin O Connell

 

All Ireland Championships 2015 (Part of a team of 6 + 2 Subs – other four are from outside New Ross Municipal District)

 

 

6. Mark Doyle & Conor Murphy – St Fantan’s, Taghmon

Collected by Mark Doyle & Conor Murphy

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan

 

Boys U13 Doubles National Cuman na mBunscoil 40×20 Handball winners

(Mark Doyle is also the world under 13 doubles winner, with Josh Kavanagh, St Joseph’s Wexford in Calgary, Canada)

 

 

7. Barry McWilliams

Collected by Barry McWilliams

Presented by Cllr Martin Murphy

 

All Ireland Masters Singles ‘B’ (Over 40) 40×20 Handball Winner

All Ireland 60X30, 35 and over doubles winner (with Gavin Buggy, St Joseph’s, Wexford)

 

 

8. Robert  Doyle

Collected by Robert Doyle

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris

 

World Title 45 and over ‘B’singles

All Ireland 40 x20 45 and Over ‘B’ singles title

 

 

9. Ryan Carthy Walsh

Collected by Ryan Carthy Walsh

Presented by Cllr John Fleming

 

High Jump – Silver in European youth Olympics 2015

National Indoor High Jump title under 17 and has the record 

National Junior Indoor title (Under 20) 2015 and 2016

Secondary School All Ireland title 2015 and 2016

Outdoor Under 17 National Title and holds the record 2015

National Under 18 Indoor title 2016

 

 

 

 

10. John Whelan

Collected by John Whelan

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan

 

Ploughing – National and World Champion

 

 

Collected by Matt Ryan

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan

 

World Pipe Band Champions 2012 and 2013

All Ireland Champions 2012 and 2013

Scottish Champions 2013

All Ireland Runners Up 2014 and 2015

 

 

Collected by Peter English (Brother)

Presented by Cllr John Fleming

 

CEO Special Olympics

 

 

Collected by Raphael O’ Connell (Wife)

Presented by Cllr Oisin O’ Connell

 

Inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2015

 

 

Collected by Shannon Mernagh

Presented by Cllr Anthony Connick

 

Archery – – European Gold medalist 2014 – World Bowhunter bronze medalist 2015

 

 

15. Grace Banville

Collected by Grace Banville

Presented by Cllr Martin Murphy

 

Kick Boxing – Minus 60kg National Junior Female Champion 2013

                     Minus 65kg National Junior Female Champion 2014

                     Gold in World Championships in Italy 2013

                     Five Nations Title 2014

     Gold in Light Contact in World Championships in 2015 

     Silver in Full Contact in World Championships in 2015  

            

  

16. Transition Year, Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School

Collected by Amy Hogan

Presented by Cllr Michael Sheehan

 

National winners of Young Social Innovators2015/16 

 

 

Collected by Captains Daragh Lyons (Joint Captain Luke Sinnott unavailable)

Presented by Cllr Michael Whelan

 

All-Ireland title winners

 

 

Collected by Captain Andrew Walsh (Joint Captain Thomas O Connor unavailable)

Presented by Cllr Willie Fitzharris

 

All-Ireland title winners


19. John Evoy

Founder of Mens’ Shed Ireland

Person of the Year 2015

 

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Inis Corthaidh | #EnniscorthyRising #jointherising 1916-2016 republican commemoration

                    

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Loch Garman | Wexford town, #EasterRising Sunday 1916 centenary republican commemoration

                             

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Sinn Féin Manifesto – For a Fair Recovery #ge16 #jointherising #right2change #betterwithsf #votesinnfein

  Sinn Féin’s General Election Manifesto – For a Fair Recovery.    Our key themes are that we will deliver a fair recovery and people will be better with Sinn Féin – Better for workers and families, better for health and housing, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is your day, the people’s day. @JohnnyMythenSF is our @WexfordSF candidate #votesinnfein #ge16 #jointherising

Tomorrow is your day, the people’s day.

Johnny Mythen is our Sinn Féin candidate in Wexford and I ask you to give him your Number 1 vote on Friday.

Only a Sinn Féin led progressive government can deliver the change we all want and build a better, fairer Ireland.

So please vote Johnny Mythen Number 1 and be part of a peaceful rising at the ballot box tomorrow.

Don chéad uair ó bunaíodh an Stát seo tá deis ann rialtas forásach a thoghadh agus is mian le Sinn Féin bheith mar chuid den rialtas sin.

Go raibh maith agat!

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Young people can lead a peaceful rising #jointherising #ge16 #votesinnfein #right2change

 
Today, as the media moratorium came into effect, Sinn Féin made it’s final appeal to voters through the regular media. But it’s not over yet. The battleground now moves to social media and the doors as we make our final push. 
 
We are on the cusp of a new Rising. A Rising at the ballot box where people can demand change. We need to ensure that as many people as possible vote and that they vote Sinn Féin. 
 
In particular we need young people out to vote. This historic election gives people an opportunity to elect a progressive government, one that represents all of the people including the young.
 
To this end every member needs to be as active as possible this evening and all day tomorrow, right up to when the polls close at 10pm tomorrow. Use the power of social media and knock doors of every Sinn Féin voter to make sure they get to the polls. Make a start by sharing this video appealing to young people to come out and vote tomorrow
 
 
 
Young people can lead a peaceful rising – Gerry Adams TD
 
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said young people can lead a peaceful rising at the ballot box tomorrow.
 
Deputy Adams was canvassing in Dublin City Centre today with Mary Lou McDonald.
 
He said;
 
“This election has been a battle of ideas.  The choice is between massive tax breaks for the wealthiest or fairness for everybody else.  Its the golden circles versus the people.  But change is possible, the marriage referendum is proof of that.
 
“Young people can once again be to the forefront in a peaceful rising at the ballot box. The republic should be the property of the people.
 
“For the first time in the history of this state there is an opportunity to elect a new, progressive government.  Young people have a major role to play in that and I am appealing to them come out tomorrow and to vote for Sinn Féin and Rigth2Change candidates.
 
“Join the Rising.”

 


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We need to talk #ge16 #right2change #votesinnfein #getoutthevote

The election coverage moratorium kicked in at 2pm today.

That means the election will no longer be allowed discussed or debated on radio or TV.

So we really need your help at this crucial time!

We all have a collective responsibility to get the vote out tomorrow.

Have a chat with your family and friends, ensure that they will vote tomorrow, and that they will vote for Sinn Féin.

We all know an undecided voter, or a person who may not vote tomorrow.

If we want to seize this historic opportunity to remake Ireland and build a real republic, every single vote matters.

So please text, talk, call, tweet, use what ever method you can!

Tá sé in am dúinn an t-athrú a dhéanamh.

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Better for Workers and Families #betterwithsf #ge16 #right2change #votesinnfein

Today Sinn Féin focussed on workers’ rights and ensuring that people have access to decent work with decent pay and conditions at a press conference with David Cullinane (@davidcullinane), Peadar Tóibín (@Toibin1) and Louise O’Reilly (@loreillysf).    A progressive, Sinn Féin … Continue reading

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Prioritising Disability Inclusion #ge16 #right2change #votesinnfein

Today Sinn Féin launched our commitments on prioritising the inclusion of people with disabilities as full participants in Irish society which goes to the core of our republican politics of equality for all citizens. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh (@trevorocSF), Máire Devine … Continue reading

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