Strong public support for Rosslare Europort

Irish Ferries, "Isle of Inishmore" docked in Rosslare Europort. Pic; WexfordToday.com

“This is only the beginning. This is a starting point,” Cllr Johnny Mythen told WexfordToday.com after a good sized crowd attended a public protest at attempts to “downgrade” shipping and rail services at Rosslare Europort this evening (Wednesday).
While the event was organised by Sinn Fein the strong turnout included local residents, business interests, families and young children who held placards with polite request to support the Europort and jobs in Co. Wexford.
The roadside protest was good humoured and orderly and passing motorists and truckers – either arriving or leaving the port – honked their horns and waved in support as the sunny South-East lived up to its ‘Riviera-type’ reputation.
There were no speeches or glorification, just a human presence seeking support for their public services in the village, community, and county.
Cllr Mythen is seeking the full support of his fellow members and has tabled a notice of motion to next Monday’s meeting of Wexford County Council. It reads as follows;
“That this council calls on a representative of Iarnróid Eireann to address this council on the current and future plans of the rail link between Gorey and Rosslare and the plans they have for the future development of the port.
Taking into consideration the cancelling of the winter serviceservices by the Oscar Wilde ferry to Cherbourg and Roscoff and have they got a concrete plan for Rosslare Europort, post-Brexit?”
Public representatives in attendance included Cllrs Mythen, Mick Roche, Tom Forde and Tony Walsh (People Before Profit).
Local Independent Cllr Ger Carthy missed the event due to work commitments, but expressed his support for the development and future prosperity and told WexfordToday.com that he had spoken to Minister for Transport, Shane Ross T.D., and asked Ministerial support for Rosslare Europort.
WexfordToday.com took a camera to the event and Dan Walsh spoke with Cllrs Johnny Mythen and Mick Roche.

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