The selfless actions of a New Ross man who climbed into the Barrow to rescue a man floating in the water in August was praised at the New Ross district meeting.
Cllr Michael Sheehan said Bill Caulfield showed courage and tenacity in bringing the man back to the shore, where – with assistance from some brave individuals – he was safely lifted ashore. “I want to thank him for putting his life on the line,” he said.
A white headstone monument for local war dead is to be considered for St Stephen’s Cemetery. Cllr Michael Sheehan made the suggestion at the New Ross Municipal District meeting.
“We are working on a memorial garden in the park. Can we consider putting in some form of memorial to those who fought in World War I or previous wars? Something very simple like a white headstone in St Stephen’s or in the park.
“There are many families in the town who had someone go off and fight wars for different reasons, for income or national aspirations.”
Area manager Mick McCormack said: “I think it’s a great idea. We can put that to the St Stephen’s committee.”
The design for the advance factory in New Ross is close to completion. So said district director Eamonn Hore at the most recent New Ross Municipal District meeting. “There have been a number of meetings with the developer and the director and senior planners have been involved,” Mr Hore said. “The developer said drawings are being finalised with a view to having something ready in the next few days.”