Newsletter: #LiadhForPresident, @JPPhenan’s Puckoon, PO closure, Media round-up, waste by-laws, #TreesForWexford

  • Liadh Ní Riada is a true friend of Wexford” Cllr Johnny Mythen – WexfordToday.com  (see photos of Liadh in Co. Wexford here)
  • “I thought I’d woken up in a Spike Milligan novel”: in Foulkesmill village, Minister John Paul Phelan’s boundary commission fails to understand that Puckoon was a satire…
  • Foulkesmill Post Office, official date of closure: Sat 3/November. All payments cease from 31/October. I spoke and voted in favour of latest County Council motion urging change of course on this policy.
  • Some of my latest council contributions covered in the New Ross Standard: we need better municipal online presence, bridge naming, riverside walk, knotweed problems & solutions.
  • Voluntary Community Groups, Resident assocs., Schools: Apply for your Trees For Wexford before 19/Oct https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/environment/biodiversity-community-and-schools/community-and-schools/environment-grants/trees-for
  • Please look at – and write the council on – the proposed draft council by-laws on waste. We know there is a problem – but arguably there should be a greater public option for disposal; I am concerned that people will be asked to document & prove they are innocent, without leeway for using non-ticketed recycling banks, for example. It seems a bit Orwellian. https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/waste-and-recyling (I’ve asked them to fix the link!)
  • Do you or someone you know, have problems with debt? Please take a look at this. The legislation they operate under may not be perfect, but, for example “in over 90% of Personal Insolvency Arrangement cases, debtors have been able to stay in their homes”; they can help with other debts too. Just get some info. Info: 076-106-4200 Freetxt GETHELP – 50015 for an appointment call-back. www.backontrack.ie
  • Interested in learning Gaeilge/Irish? Here are 2 courses I know of:
  • Finally: I was heartened to hear thanks given by 4 people from the podium to Patricia Harty and Irish America magazine, at the relaunch of the Irish America Hall of Fame at the Dunbrody Emigrant Centre. It’s too easy to talk about the diaspora without delivering something concrete – and she’s an amazing person who delivers.Thanks to the chairmen and directors of the Dunbrody, Kennedy Centreand everyone who make it a success.(PS in the interest of full disclosure: that’s my Da, honoree also, beside Brendan Grace…)
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