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Statement by Chief Executive, Mr. Michael Walsh on the Report of the Waterford Boundary Committee

statementWaterford City and County Council welcomes the publication of the Report of the Waterford Boundary Committee to the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.

We note that the Minister has indicated recently that he will be considering it along with the other boundary reports, which he intends to address as part of the overall report on local government matters to be submitted to Government and the Oireachtas in the middle of the year.

As the Minister intends taking time to consider the recommendations in the Report, we believe this also offers time for both Councils to reflect on the Report. In this regard, we will be considering the issue at our monthly Council meeting this evening and will be issuing our views thereafter.

As the Report has only been published and our Council has not an opportunity to consider and discuss its recommendations, it would be inappropriate to comment any further.

Issued 9th February 2017

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