Tuesday 17 October 2017

Water row reaches its boiling point

June 2003

A meeting between town councillors and campaigners seeking a cleaner water supply for Arklow reached boiling point this week.

Angry town councillors rounded on members of the Arklow Clean Water Campaign over the publication of a newsletter in which it claimed that councillors had voted against meeting the group.

Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald told representatives that no such vote had taken place, but Donal O'Sullivan of the clean water group pointed out that in February last a town councillor had been unable to get a seconder for a proposal to meet with the Clean Water campaigners.

'We would suggest that the facts speak for themselves,' Donal O'Sullivan said this week.

Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald said that when he went into the 'lion's den' at a public meeting called by Arklow Clean Water Campaign he was jeered and hissed at when he told the attendance that there was no evidence of e-coli in the local water supply.

He said that the Clean Water Campaign should come clean that they were totally wrong when they said that there was e-coli in the water.

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