MAYORAL CRUSADE AS FERMOY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
Fermoy, the future development of the town and the creation of sustainable jobs, were the priority issues on the agenda at a cross party meeting this week.
Organised by the chairman of the Fermoy Enterprise Board and the town mayor, Cllr Michael Hanley, the ‘plan of campaign’ saw elected representatives meeting with members of the business community as well as town council executive members.
The morning began with a bus tour of some of the prime sites available for any company looking to set up in Fermoy and concluded with meetings between the representatives and business organisations.
MAYOR IS PLEASED
“I am very pleased with the outcome of the meeting this week. As a group we will be making a statement and outlining the outcome of the event on Monday. As a councillor myself, I think it was a significant achievement to get them all together under one roof.
"This was an ‘apolitical’ exercise and, given the circumstances of the state at the moment, I think that this is the only way to go forward. We plan to have more meetings in the coming weeks and months, but I would like to get our MEPs involved because I believe that they would play a pivotal role.
"What we are experiencing in Fermoy now is what I term as our ‘downtime’. This is the time for us to re-access our situation as a town and we need to unite together and go forward as a community. We are on manoeuvres in our battle against unemployment in Fermoy,” Cllr Hanley said.
“It was a very worthwhile exercise and I have to compliment the mayor for organising the event. Jobs must be our top priority for us now in Fermoy,” Cllr Noel McCarthy said.
“This was a very positive event and I would like to join all those who attended in praising the mayor for all his hard work in organising the meetings. The only way we will achieve our aim of creating lasting jobs for the town of Fermoy is for all of us to work together and today’s event I hope will be the start of this cooperation,” Cllr Tadhg O’Donovan added.
“Nothing will ever change in Fermoy unless the executive, the town council and the business community works together for the good of the town. Michael (Cllr Hanley) has worked very hard for Fermoy over the years and he has to be complimented for his organisation of this meeting, but nothing will change if we all don’t work together for the future of this town,” Cllr Olive Corcoran said.
Thursday 8th September 7:12pm