Tuesday 17 October 2017

Policing, tourism and housing on the Ferns FF AGM agenda

Fintan Lambe

Local policing, promoting tourism, and housing were the hot topics at the recent AGM of the Ferns Fianna Fáil Cumann.

Cllr Malcolm Byrne told the well attended meeting about the need for a sustainable town once the bypass was completed and the need for locals to work with the Council to build the tourism potential of the area.

He said that 2019 will mark the 850th anniversary of Diarmuid MacMurrough inviting the Normans to Ferns and that the community could benefit from marking that event.

Cllr Joe Sullivan spoke about the need for adequate policing in the area and about how a Garda presence was essential to deal with break-ins and antisocial behaviour in the area. He also highlighted the housing shortage that faces Ferns as well as the rest of North Wexford.

Both councillors undertook to raise the issue of speeding on the Bunclody Road.

William Cowman was re-elected as chair of the Cumann and Billy Harpur returns as secretary. New members are always welcome.

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