Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kelly continues to push for new sign at O’ Hanrahan Station

According to this week’s Wexford People newspaper, new signage is to be prioritised for Wexford's O' Hanrahan Station during 2012.

In a letter to Wexford Borough Council, councillors were informed that Iarnrod Eireann is currently in the process of updating station signage, which will be rolled out across the network over time as funding allows. Chief Executive Richard Fearn informed the council that he has asked their Building Maintenance Manager to ensure the new signage is prioritised for Wexford O' Hanrahan Station during this year and that the new signage also incorporates the O'hanrahan name.

Wexford Sinn Féin Councillor Anthony Kelly has been pushing for the placing of a new sign displaying the O’ Hanrahan name for a number of years, since the issue was brought to his attention by local residents.

Michael O’ Hanrahan was a republican leader from New Ross who was executed for his role in the 1916 Rising. He was second in command of Dublin's 2nd battalion under Commandant Thomas MacDonagh. He fought at Jacob's Biscuit Factory. O'Hanrahan was executed by firing squad on May 4, 1916.

Cllr. Anthony Kelly urged the council to keep an eye on this letter. 'We were told it would happen a year ago and nothing happened,' said the Sinn Fein councillor.

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