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100th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST DAIL MARKED IN MANSION HOUSE

The President has paid tribute to members of the first Dáil, which sat 100 years ago today.

Micheal D Higgins is leading a ceremony at Dublin’s Mansion House commemorating the first time the Dáil sat.

The Taoiseach, Ministers, members of every party in the Dáil as well as ...

2019-01-21 18:25 open_in_new
PAUL KEHOE TO SEEK ANSWERS ON BOUNDARY PLANS

A Wexford government Minister Paul Kehoe is to seek answers as to why his own party has tried to bring in boundary changes for the local elections

The proposals came to light last week and have caused shock waves in the Wexford constituency

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2019-01-21 18:25 open_in_new
BRITISH PM UNVEILS LATEST BREXIT VERSION

The British Prime Minister says that the government will not reopen the Good Friday agreement.

In Theresa May’s Plan B statement to the House of Commons, she also ruled out a second Brexit referendum.

She told MPs that extending Article 50 would not rule out a “no ...

2019-01-21 18:25 open_in_new
CALL FOR HEALTHIER FOODS TO BE PROMOTED

Safefood want Irish supermarkets to put healthier food on special offer.

New research from the organisation found that more than a third of food and drink promotions in supermarkets are high in fat, salt and sugar.

90 per cent of shoppers would prefer to save money on fruit and ...

2019-01-21 18:25 open_in_new
WOMAN IN A CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER ACCIDENT IN WELLINGTONBRIDGE

Gardai in New Ross are investigating an accident which occurred in Wellingtonbridge yesterday.

The accident in which an elderly pedestrian was struck by a car happened around 10am in The Willows housing estate.

The woman was taken to Waterford University Hospital where she remains in ...

2019-01-18 12:43 open_in_new
ENNISCORTHY COUNCILLORS HIT OUT AFTER CHANGES TO ELECTORAL AREAS

An Enniscorthy based Fine Gael Councillor has hit out strongly at the changes being made to electoral boundaries ahead of the local elections in May.

A Ministerial order to Wexford County Council shows major changes to the existing boundaries resulting in Enniscorthy and New Ross loosing ...

2019-01-18 12:43 open_in_new
FARMERS RENEW PROTEST AGAINST ENNISCORTHY BYPASS OVER UNRESOLVED ISSUES

Farmers have once again staged a protest at the Enniscorthy Bypass at Knockrobin Camolin bringing all work the new motorway to standstill in the area

The blockade created an hour ago and is a response to the failure by the contractors BAM to deal with problems affecting ...

2019-01-17 15:43 open_in_new
HIGHER LEVEL LEAVING SUBJECTS SEEING BOOST IN PARTICIPATION AFTER CHANGES

The number of students taking higher level Irish increased by 4 per cent after changes were made to the way the Leaving Cert is graded.

While those opting to take higher level Maths went up 2 per cent.

However, new research from the ESRI shows that students performance in these ...

2019-01-17 13:37 open_in_new
2 FORMER DUBLIN PUPILS KILLED BY THEIR FATHER IN POLAND

Two Dublin schools have expressed their shock after two of their former students were killed by their father in Poland.

The Irish born children had spent time as a family in Dublin before their mother moved them back to her native country.

Their father, Victor Marin Del Sol – ...

2019-01-17 13:37 open_in_new
CHANGES TO LOCAL ELECTION AREAS IN WEXFORD CREATES NEW ROSSLARE REPS

A political bombshell has been dropped after the announcement of the new electoral boundaries for Wexford ahead of the local elections.

Enniscorthy and New Ross have been downgraded from 8 to just 6 Councillors, while a new electoral area has been created in Rosslare.

The Rosslare ...

2019-01-17 13:37 open_in_new
IRELAND TO BE HIT BY A COLD SNAP TONIGHT

A cold snap looks set to hit Ireland from tonight.

Met Eireann says temperatures will fall between minus 1 and minus 2 degrees later this evening.

The forecaster says all areas of the country will be affected by the dip in temperatures, which could continue into Thursday and ...

2019-01-16 13:28 open_in_new
RADIO MAKES YOU FEEL HAPPY AS HUMAN APPEAL WINS OUT OVER PLAYLISTS

The “human” appeal of the radio is still winning out over streaming alternatives like Spotify.

A new Deloitte report’s found “lively” radio shows are continuing to appeal more than “cold and sterile” playlists.

The report says a major reason ...

2019-01-16 13:28 open_in_new
GARDAI CONTACT INTERPOL FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING FERNS BODY

Gardai in Wexford are turning to INTERPOL for assistance in identifying the body of a woman found in, Ferns ten days ago.

The remains were discovered by a person out walking their dog near Ballyandrew in the Ferns area

A post-mortem examination was carried out and Gardaí believe ...

2019-01-16 13:28 open_in_new
FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY CLOSURES

A dead rodent and droppings were discovered in the kitchen of a medical ward in a hospital last month.

A closure order was served on the kitchen of a male medical ward in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan in Co Meath by the Food Safety Authority.

In another case in Meath, batches of ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
NURSES ANNOUNCE STRIKE ACTION

The country’s nurses and midwives will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday January 30th.

40,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will undertake the action after members voted in favour of strike action by 95 percent.

If their dispute with the government goes ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
Congratulations to Colin ‘Jango’ Fleming – Outstanding Achievement Award winner for October 2018

In April 2018 Colin ‘Jango’ Fleming became ill and was diagnosed with having a high risk form of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. (AML). While in St James Hospital Dublin he underwent 3 rounds of chemotherapy and he was advised because his disease was high risk he would have to have a bone marrow ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
Congratulations to The Mental Health Warriors – Outstanding Achievement Award winner for December 2018

Congratulations to Caroline Smith, Sandra Mulhall and Raymond Shannon, our December South East Radio Talbot Hotel Wexford Outstanding Achievement Award winners. These Wexford Mental Health Warriors are looking for better health services for young people.

Sandra began by saying that ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
Congratulations to Detective Garda Colm Dunne – Outstanding Achievement Award winner for November 2018

Detective Garda Colm Dunne from Wexford Garda Síochána is originally from Limerick and moved to Tipperary when he was young.    When he started in the garda collage he was told ‘you have to get involved in your community to be part of your community’.

But Colm Dunne did not have ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
POST MORTEM CARRIED OUT AS GARDAI CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FERNS BODY

Efforts are under way to identify the remains of a woman in a ditch at Ballyandrew near Ferns on Monday morning.

The body was discovered by a woman out walking her dog.

A post mortem examination has been carried out by the State Pathologist Dr Linda Muldoon.

She told Gardai ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
POST MORTEM ON FERNS BODY

A post mortem on the decomposed remains found in a ditch at Ballyandrew Ferns yesterday are ongoing this evening

It would appear the nature of the state of the body is hampering the post mortem operation

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2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new
SEVERE WINTER STORMS IN EUROPE

Deadly winter weather across Europe has killed at least 13 people.

Hundreds of flights to Amsterdam are affected by strong winds – while heavy snow in the Alps has trapped hundreds in their homes.

Temperatures in part of Romania got down to minus 24 in one area – while ...

2019-01-11 19:01 open_in_new