West Wicklow group first out of the starting blocks with pre-election day meeting

Tuesday, Feb 4 at The Avon, Blessington to hear what candidates have to offer

Rose B O'Donoghue


Rose B O'Donoghue



Row rumbling over Newcastle West swimming pool 

Pressure group for West Wicklow challenging the general election candidates (file photo)

GE 2020 is off!

First off the starting post is the group 'Campaign for Pool for West Wicklow'.

Already, this organisation has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at the Avon near Blessington, calling on all the West Wicklow TDS to attend and support their call for a community pool for the area. 

"With the general election only a few weeks away, we want to make sure that the issues that effect people here in West Wicklow are a priority for our future TDs" said Deirdre McCormack, PRO for the pressure group.

"To make sure that West Wicklow’s voice is heard, we have organised a debate and have invited all general election candidates for Wicklow to take part. The debate will be on Tuesday, February 4 at 8:15pm in The Avon (formerly the Avon Rí), Blessington.

"East Coast FM’s Declan Meehan will be chairing the debate and we have invited all local secondary schools and Town & District Forums to take part".

Deirdre added: "We are encouraging people from across West Wicklow to come and have their voices heard, make sure our future TDs know the issues that effect us here. We also want to hear what these politicians are going to do if we elect them to represent us.

"So far Cllr Jennifer Whitmore, Deputy John Brady, Deputy Stephen Donnelly and Pat Casey TD have all confirmed they will be taking part. We have also had interest from Minister Simon Harris, TD".

That's Tuesday, February 4 - hosted by the Campaign for Pool for West Wicklow organisation, at The Avon, commencing 8.15pm. All welcome.