Coun­cil­lor’s non-stop ‘econ­omy’ State­side St Patrick’s Day trip

Wexford People - - NEWS -

CLLR Bar­bara Anne Mur­phy pro­duced a di­ary style ac­count of her re­cent trip to New York where she and com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer David Minogue rep­re­sented Wex­ford County Coun­cil dur­ing the St Patrick’s Day fes­tiv­i­ties.

In a six page doc­u­ment cir­cu­lated to coun­cil­lors and the press, the Bun­clody woman out­lined, in 19 time­lined en­tries, the var­i­ous events she and David

Minogue at­tended dur­ing the six day trip.

In­cluded are her de­par­ture

(in an econ­omy class Aer Lin­gus flight as he de­scribes), to tele­phone calls made to Sarah Fan­ning and Mick Dun­bar of the

New York Wex­ford As­so­ci­a­tion), to fi­nal­is­ing ar­range­ments for the St Patrick’s Day pa­rade fol­low­ing a meet­ing with the NY

Wex­ford As­so­ci­a­tion. On be­half of the coun­cil she made a small pre­sen­ta­tion to Ms Fan­ning and Mr Dun­bar from Wex­ford

County Coun­cil.

A book launch was at­tended, along with an Ire­land US Coun­cil lun­cheon and a St Patrick’s Day re­cep­tion. St Patrick’s Day was hec­tic, and in­cluded at­tend­ing Mass at 8 a.m., meet­ings and a din­ner post pa­rade. The fol­low­ing day was a rest day, fol­lowed by her at­tend­ing a meet­ing of ex­ec­u­tives of IDA Ire­land in which both she and Mr Minogue have a brief pre­sen­ta­tion on the coun­cil’s eco­nomic and com­mu­nity in­vest­ment pro­gramme – en­ti­tled ‘Our Am­bi­tion – Your Fu­ture’ – draw­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the M11 Busi­ness Cam­pus in Gorey, ad­vance tech­nol­ogy build­ings in New Ross, the En­nis­cor­thy Busi­ness & Tech­nol­ogy Park and Trinity Wharf in Wex­ford town.

She at­tended a meet­ing of Tourism Ire­land ex­ec­u­tives and a meet­ing with hote­lier John Fitz­patrick dur­ing which he said he would visit with Wex­ford coun­cil­lors in his con­text as an Am­bas­sador for Wex­ford, be­fore leav­ing the San Car­los Ho­tel by taxi and re­turn­ing (‘econ­omy class’) on an Aer Lin­gus flight to Dublin.

Cllr Bar­bara Anne Mur­phy.

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