Oisin en­sures Foulksmills roads back in Ross dis­trict

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

IN his last mo­tion, at his last coun­cil meet­ing, Sinn Fein Cllr Oisin O’Con­nell got his en­tire lo­cal vil­lage in­cluded back in the New Ross mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict for road main­te­nance, af­ter the Bound­ary Com­mis­sion sev­ered the vil­lage be­tween New Ross and Kil­more dis­tricts last year.

The road and ar­eas north of the road con­nect­ing Stoneen­rath Cross­roads, through Hares Mead Bridge, along the R736 from Rosspile, through Lon­graigue Cross Roads, to­wards Bryanstown Bridge have all been in­cluded af­ter Cllr O’Con­nell’s mo­tion re­ceived unan­i­mous sup­port at the monthly meet­ing of New Ross Mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict coun­cil.

Cllr O’Con­nell said asked if it was pos­si­ble to have a slight vari­a­tion in the dis­tricts de­cided upon by the Bound­ary Com­mis­sion. ‘ This is to pre­vent Foulksmills end­ing up with half a speed bump in one dis­trict and the other half in an­other. It’s for ef­fi­ciency to have the vil­lage as a sin­gle unit within the New Ross Mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict to in­clude the en­tire vil­lage.’

Cllr Michael Shee­han sec­onded the mo­tion and Cllr Michael Whe­lan jok­ingly asked if the vil­lage can be in­cluded in the elec­toral reg­is­ter as well.

Dis­trict di­rec­tor Ea­monn Hore said: ‘ There is prece­dent for this in the Gorey area. It would make sense for the vil­lage to be in­cluded.’

Cllr Oisin O’Con­nell.

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