Error sees Enniscorthy project get an additional zero in capital programme – ‘Can we keep the money anyway?’

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Cllr Cathal Byrne.

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Pádraig ByrneWexford People

While casting an eye over the projects listed in Wexford County Council’s three year capital programme, Fine Gael councillor Cathal Byrne’s eyes lit up when he reached a project to install a new playground in Templeshannon, Enniscorthy.

"I see the Templeshannon Playground development is listed as €2.5 million,” he said, still in some shock, at the May meeting of Wexford County Council.

"That seems an enormous amount for a playground. Does it include a land purchase or something as well?”

Head of Finance Annette O’Neill quickly clarified that a figure had repeated and that the €2.5 million figure was an error, while Director of Services Carolyne Godkin corrected that it should have been €250,000.

Always keen to secure more funding for the Enniscorthy District, tongue firmly in cheek Cllr Byrne shot back – “Can we still keep the money?”

Unfortunately for him, the answer was no.