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