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New Municipal District, June 1st 2014

Dissolution of Town Council

In accordance with Section 24 (2) of the Local Government Reform Act, 2014, New Ross Town Councils will be dissolved on 1st June, 2014, and all Planning functions will be transferred to Wexford County Council.

New Ross Municipal District , which will include towns and it's hinterlands, will come into effect from June 1st. Citizens can continue to access services at the exisiting office The Tholsel, New Ross town.

In County Wexford, Planning Applications submitted on or after the 1st June, 2014, must be made to Wexford County Council.  Newspaper and Site Notices for Planning Applications submitted on or after the above date need to reflect the fact that the application will be made to Wexford County Council.


Changes to Planning, May 2014

The New Ross Town Council was announced as the national winner of the Gathering Ireland 2013 – County Gathering of the Year category.

The Homecoming event won a fiercely contested category. The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards are run in conjunction with the Department of Environment.


The award was graciously accepted on behalf of New Ross Town Council by an Cathaoirleach, Cllr Niamh FitzGibbon and Town Manager, Eamonn Hore. Also in attendance on Wednesday 13th November, at the Award Ceremony in Dublin were Cllr Michael Sheehan and Town Clerk, Anthony Bailey. Congratulations to all those involved in the Homecoming Event.


Welcome to the New Ross Town Council Website. We hope that it will provide you with information about the activities of the Town Council, history of our town and the amenities we provide.

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New Ross, Co. Wexford is located on the River Barrow in the South East of Ireland and is home to a population of approx 7,000. New Ross is the ancestral home of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and is also home to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, which led the Parade of Sail in the Tall Ships Race 2005. New Ross is twinned with Hartford Connecticut (USA), Newcastle (Co. Down) and Moncoutant Deux-Sèvres (France).

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