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(From left) District Manager Mick McCormack, Sean Connick from Millbanks, Tony Flynn from Ballinteskin, District Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Whelan, Michael Hennessey from Garrycullen and Eamonn Hore, Director of Services, welcoming the €40,000 funding

(From left) District Manager Mick McCormack, Sean Connick from Millbanks, Tony Flynn from Ballinteskin, District Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Whelan, Michael Hennessey from Garrycullen and Eamonn Hore, Director of Services, welcoming the €40,000 funding

(From left) District Manager Mick McCormack, Sean Connick from Millbanks, Tony Flynn from Ballinteskin, District Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Whelan, Michael Hennessey from Garrycullen and Eamonn Hore, Director of Services, welcoming the €40,000 funding

New Ross Cathaoirleach Michael Whelan has welcomed a €40,000 grant secured for New Ross to help bring the town up to the standards of a fully wheelchair accessible urban centre.

The project provides for 19 dished footpaths for 19 existing disabled parking spaces which do not have dished footpaths in order to comply with Part M of the Building Regulations. Cllr Whelan said: 'This forms part of the plan to make New Ross a full disability accessible town. There has been consultation with people with disabilities on what way we could improve New Ross and this grant funding will go a long way towards helping with this.'

The cathaoirleach also asked businesses in the town, where possible, if they would remember those with mobility issues and called on the public when parking to respect these parking spaces. Cllr Whelan thanked everyone who lobbied to secure the funding and committed to keep improving conditions for those with disabilities in our community.

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