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Still no movement on the site of the old Bayview hotel, but the councilor assured it was ‘in hand’

WITH Courtown now at the height of its summer season, Sinn Féin councilor Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin used the July meeting of Wexford County Council to express his disappointment that action had not yet been taken on the “monstrous horror” that is the old site of the Bayview Hotel.

Previously, Cllr Ó Súilleabháin had been assured by Wexford County Council Chief Executive Tom Enright that the matter was ongoing and that an approach had been made to the owner of the site to clean it up a bit and that the council potentially uses it as a temporary parking lot.

However, as people strolled around in the glorious July sunshine, the site remained a blot on the seafront.

“I was only there yesterday on the beautiful new pier we installed,” Cllr Ó Súilleabháin. “You go out and you look back at this huge horror. It’s just awful this summer and the sidewalk there would be open again and the hoardings removed. Instead we have people being forced across the road at hours peak.

“The owners of this site have had 14 years to do this. Why is the sidewalk still blocked off?”

Assistant Services Manager Eamonn Hore reassured Cllr Ó Súilleabháin again that the matter was “ongoing”, but it is unclear if any improvements will be made before the end of the summer season.