Wexford County Council have introduced a new Happy to Chat bench in Maudlintown.
The 3 metre bench is designed so that members of the public can have a place to talk while keeping their social distancing measures in place.
A similar scheme was set up in Wales and Wicklow and has been a resounding success.
The benches will be placed in the major urban areas around the county shortly.
Labour councillor for Wexford Town George Lawlor says it’s a positive move which will benefit a great many people: