Mike Burns goes to Enniscorthy in Co. Wexford to investigate claims that the town doesn't deserve industry in this 'Newsbeat' report from 10 November 1964.

Mike Burns goes to Enniscorthy in Co. Wexford to investigate claims that the town doesn't deserve industry in this 'Newsbeat' report from 10 November 1964. The comments were made by Thomas Kelly, honorary secretary of the Industrial Development Society, and published in the 'Enniscorthy Guardian'. 

Kelly defends his opinion here, saying that the people aren't co-operating with his society. The town does however need industry - its population has fallen by two thousand to 5,500 over the course of a century because people have to emigrate for jobs. Businessman Louis Kerr agrees with him, while Fr Tony Scallon, spiritual director of St Patrick's Boys' Club, and Frank Barry, principal of the local technical school, both disagree.

Mike Burns and Thomas Kelly
Mike Burns and Thomas Kelly