Coun­cil hon­ours for John and Madeleine

Wexford People - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

WEX­FORD COUNTY Coun­cil has ac­knowl­edged what it de­scribed as ‘the ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion’ made by for­mer CEO of Wex­ford Cham­ber, Madeleine Quirke, and re­tired Garda Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent John Roche, to the work of the lo­cal au­thor­ity and the over­all de­vel­op­ment of Wex­ford.

The pre­sen­ta­tions were made at a cer­e­mony in County Hall on Mon­day, April 9, prior to the mem­bers’ monthly meet­ing.

The Chair­per­son of the lo­cal au­thor­ity, Cllr. John He­garty, com­pli­mented Ms. Quirke and Chief Supt. Roche for their de­vo­tion to their work and to the county, and his sen­ti­ments were echoed by the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Wex­ford County Coun­cil, Tom En­right, who high­t­lighted the on­go­ing level of co­op­er­a­tion that ex­ists be­tween the Gar­dai, the Cham­ber and the Coun­cil.

Speak­ing to this news­pa­per about the event Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer, David Minogue, said the pre­sen­ta­tions were made on be­half of ev­ery­one in the lo­cal au­thor­ity.

‘They were made in recog­ni­tion of the out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion they made to the work of the Coun­cil,’ he said.

‘We were anx­ious that their re­spec­tive roles were ac­knowl­edged,’ he added.

Well-known artist, Maeve Do­herty, was com­mis­sioned to pro­duce two paint­ings re­flect­ing the ar­eas in which both re­cip­i­ents worked.

The painting pre­sented to Ms Quirke con­tained the Bal­last of­fices which were the for­mer home of Wex­ford Cham­ber while Chief Supt. Roche was given a painting of Roche’s Road, in Wex­ford, which is where the for­mer Garda Sta­tion was lo­cated.

Both re­cip­i­ents ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the ac­knowl­edge­ment and said it was a plea­sure to work with the lo­cal au­thor­ity and on be­half of the peo­ple of the county.

Re­tired Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent John Roche is pre­sented with a painting of Roche’s road by (from left) John Car­ley, Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices, Wex­ford County Coun­cil; Cllr Michael Whe­lan, Chair­man, JPC Com­mit­tee; Cllr John He­garty, Cathaoir­leach, Wex­ford...

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