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One-way traffic blamed for 30% drop in Bullring trade

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The Bullring where one-way traffic from the quays is currently in operation

The Bullring where one-way traffic from the quays is currently in operation

Tony Larkin

Tony Larkin

Cllr. John Hegarty

Cllr. John Hegarty

Cllr Davy Hynes

Cllr Davy Hynes

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The Bullring where one-way traffic from the quays is currently in operation

A demand by councillors for a return to two-way traffic in Wexford's Bullring a few months after they requested a reversal of the current one-way system, has been postponed for decision until September following a lengthy discussion at a local authority meeting.

'We can't keep changing it. The old town centre is not car friendly. The solution is not to choke up the streets with cars,' said Deputy Chief Executive Tony Larkin after councillors initially stood firm on their request for a two-way traffic flow on behalf of traders in the area who informed them of a 30% reduction in business since the original one-way system was introduced as a declared temporary measure in 2018 to facilitate work on the new Council offices in the old TSB building.

'We have to make the town a place where customers can feel comfortable walking around the town and accessing shops,' said the Council boss.