A Fine Gael Senator has welcomed progress on the necessary legal work to hold plebiscites; one of which will be required to decide on how the placename of Enniscrone should be officially spelt.

The Update on this legal work has been provided to Senator Frank Feighan by his colleague, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan.

Back in the 1990s, official road signs began popping up around Enniscrone directing and welcoming people to ‘Inishcrone’.

Senator Feighan says since then, continuing difficulties are being posed for tourists and visitors who want to get to Enniscrone but are being confused by a different spelling entirely, namely Inishcrone.

These concerns have been articulated very forcefully by local people over a number of years, culminating in a very strong campaign lobbying for one placename spelling to be used consistently across the board.

Senator Feighan told Midwest News today that this issue will now be resolved through the use of  a plebiscite where local people will have their say.


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