October 18, 2021
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Waterford’s only public golf course saved after ‘hullabaloo’ of a debate

Waterford’s Municipal Golf Course has been saved after the motion to hold a review of the only publicly-owned course in the South East was removed.

Local independent councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan area, Mary Roche, decided to remove the motion to hold a review of the 130-acre facility on the city’s Ring Road from the agenda of the monthly City and County Council meeting, held last night.

The motion, which was withdrawn, was to look at returning some, if not all of the lands at Williamstown Golf Course, back to public park land.

In the aftermath of the monthly council meeting, Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne took to social media to announce the outcome of the Williamstown Golf Course motion.

“The motion to get the forward planning unit to look at the facilities at Waterford golf course was withdrawn after a mess of a debate,” Cllr Hearne said.

“So nothing changes, golf away. In fairness, the councillor who proposed the motion said it was never intended to interfere with the golf club but to add facilities to the area.

“But amid proposals and counter proposals and a hullabaloo it was withdrawn,” Cllr Hearne added.

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