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Construction work on the realignment of Garrycastle Bridge is to begin by the end of the year, it was revealed last week.
Fine Gael Clr. Alan Shaw raised the issue at the September meeting of the council, asking the executive for an update regarding the tendering process for the long-awaited realignment and a date for commencement of construction. The council informed councilors that it is hoped the realignment of the bridge can begin before the end of the year.
The executive advised that the second phase of procurement is underway and the closing date for the submission of tenders is September 22. After this date, the tenders will be assessed and approval from the Department of Transport to appoint a contractor will be sought.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]
Billy Walsh is to be made a Freeman of Wexford town in a major ceremony in November.
The announcement was made at a meeting of Wexford Borough Council, where councilors voted unanimously in favor of awarding Mr. Walsh the prestigious status of Freeman of Wexford; something which has only been done a handful of times in the history of the town.
A major event in Wexford town is planned for November for Ireland’s High Performance Director, following his team’s great achievements at the London 2012 Olympics, bringing back gold, silver and two bronze medals.
[Source: Wexford Echo]
Helen Kearney won the silver medal in the Grade 1a individual competition at Greenwich Park September 2 when riding her Irish sport horse gelding Mister Cool to a personal best score of 76.700 percent.
The 23-year-old from Dunlavin has been competing in para-dressage since 2004 and last year claimed bronze at the European Championships on Mister Cool, a 12-year-old grey by Coolcorran Cool Diamond.
[Source: Irish Times]
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