Parade 'one of the town's safest ever'
LAST WEEK'S St Patrick's Day Parade in New Ross was hailed as one of the safest the town has ever witnessed, at the meeting.
Cllr Victor Furness praised the organisers of the parade: 'The standard was re-set with the JFK parade but this was one of the safest parades we have ever had in terms of health and safety. There was no anti-social behaviour during the parade and it was a very safe place for children.'
Cathaoirleach Niamh FitzGibbon prompted an outburst of laughter from some councillors when she said: 'For health and safety reasons my speech was actually curtailed. I was told for health and safety reasons to keep it short.'
Cllr Anthony Connick, who was on the organising committee, thanked everyone who participated in the parade and the sponsors. He said there were 28 walking groups and 18 floats.
Cllr Michael Sheehan said the parade was 'brilliant', saying it was evidence of the community spirit in the town.
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