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Green TD attacks parties for putting politics ahead of country

New Green Party TD Catherine Martin made her maiden speech in the Dáil today. And what a speech. She focused on something that has been exercising the national media for the past 47 days and she said what most of … Continue reading

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Wexford Green Party announces candidate for General Election 2016

The Green Party has announced that Ann Walsh will be the party’s candidate for Co Wexford in the 2016 General Election. Ann, originally from New Ross but now living in Castletown, says she is very much looking forward to the … Continue reading

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Wexford’s Redmond Park to be upgraded

We are delighted to report that, following representations made to Wexford County Council, Redmond Park is to have funds allocated to its upgrading. We understand that top of the list is the playground, followed by plans to bring back the … Continue reading

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Taoiseach places his own self-preservation above all else

There is a well written opinion piece, “Fennelly highlights ruthlessness of the Taoiseach when the chips are down”, in The Wexford People this week (link below). I presume it is in all the other local and regional newspapers in the … Continue reading

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Launch of Future-Proof Wexford

The launch of Future-Proof Wexford took place this week (Sept 8) at Wexford Library. Guest speaker was Davie Philip of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage and the organisation Cultivate. The aim of this initiative is to get Wexford to get serious about facing up … Continue reading

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Minister Brendan Howlin

Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, says that he now regrets the government’s decision to abolish town councils. Could this be the start of the pre-election charm offensive? http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/town-council-abolition-a-mistake-which-should-be-reversed-says-brendan-howlin-1.2122098?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Nuclear Power? No thanks Minister!

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White decided to end the old year on a low by pushing the nuclear power option back onto the agenda. We could say “Fair enough so: let’s look at nuclear power, let’s compare … Continue reading

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Water Charges March

The latest anti-water charges march happens in Dublin today. We will not be there. Notwithstanding the government’s ham-fisted efforts in bringing in water charges we believe that we should pay – and not a general, but a specific, tax – … Continue reading

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So should government listen to IMF and continue with current austerity programme?

The IMF has stated that Ireland should continue with plans for a €2 billion budget adjustment next year notwithstanding strong economic growth here. Joan Burton, the likely new leader of the Labour Party, “has indicated that her intention is to remain in … Continue reading

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Government’s U-turn on discretionary medical cards

The government’s U-turn on discretionary medical cards along with the announcement that eligibility may in the future be determined by medical need is further evidence that Fine Gael & Labour do not have the stomach to change our unfair two-tier … Continue reading

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Green EU candidate visits Wexford

Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party MEP candidate for Ireland South, visited Wexford last week for the first formal visit of her campaign. With a jam-packed schedule O’Sullivan hardly had time time to draw breath between meetings, walkabouts, photoshoots and a visit … Continue reading

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Glenbrook residents fear for their health because of old hospital dump

Glenbrook Estate lies in the shadow of the old Wexford hospital. Unfortunately for its residents it also sits right next to a dump they did not know about  on the old hospital grounds. Suffice to say that they know now! … Continue reading

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Green’s EU candidate, Grace O’Sullivan, checks out flood defences in Wexford

Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party candidate for Europe in Ireland South, joins Cllr Danny Forde and Trevor Sargent at a retail unit’s flood barrier on Wexford’s quay front. Look at the height of it! Yet three of the highest recorded tides … Continue reading

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Wexford that bit smaller following recent storms

While the west of the country got absolutely hammered during the recent storms Wexford also finds itself counting the cost with major coastal erosion all along our coast. Green councillor Danny Forde was shocked at the damage inflicted on the … Continue reading

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No Incinerator for Poolbeg

The government has just stated that Poolbeg in Dublin will definitely not be getting an incinerator. So €100m later and years of bullyboy tactics by Dublin City Council the penny has dropped. Our own John Gormley, as Minister for Environment, … Continue reading

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Farewell to Niamh

Wexford Greens are sad to see New Ross Councillor Niamh Fitzgibbon leave our ranks. Niamh has just announced that she will be running for Fine Gael in the upcoming local elections. We realise that this must have been a difficult … Continue reading

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Our Leader is not happy with Labour!

  Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is not happy. Of Labour in power he has this to say: “Broken promises and missed opportunities”.   Over the last two and a half years, he says the Labour Party has had to … Continue reading

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The Girl Against Fluoride

Aisling FitzGibbon, aka ‘The Girl Against Fluoride’, is taking legal action against the Irish Government to end the policy of mandatory water fluoridation of public water supplies.  Despite the fact that there is a growing body of scientific evidence pointing … Continue reading

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Dáil passes first stage of bill to abolish town councils

TDS voted today in favour of a bill to abolish town councils. The Local Government Bill merges town councils into county councils. This means that Wexford Borough Council, and the various town councils throughout the county, will soon be no … Continue reading

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Concerned about the health effects of smart meters?

Are you worried about the potential negative health effects of the new smart water meters? Don’t be! The RF waves emitted by the devices are relatively weak, and are only emitted for those moments when information is being transmitted. Besides … Continue reading

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