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YOUNG HOMELESS MOTHER PLEADS FOR HELP IN HER SEARCH FOR A HOME

A young Wexford mother of one has been describing her plight as a homeless person.

Jessica is 22 years old and has a baby boy aged 2.

She became homeless after a family breakdown.

She had been living with her mother, but because she wasn’t registered as living there, ...

2019-10-17 13:40 open_in_new
OVER 700 KIDS WAITING TO BE ASSESSED FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY IN WEXFORD

728 children are awaiting an initial assessment for Speech and Language therapy in County Wexford.

According to figures released today, the county ranks worst in the South East with more kids waiting to be assessed here than in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and South Tipperary put ...

2019-10-10 13:37 open_in_new
FIRE SERVICE BATTLING FIRE AT ST JOHN’S FOUNDRY IN ENNISCORTHY

Fire service and Gardai are at the scene of a major fire in Enniscorthy.

The blaze broke out at the old St Johns Foundry on the outskirts of Enniscorthy at around 7 o’clock this morning.

Its understood the 3 story building has suffered severe damage but is now under control.

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2019-10-10 13:37 open_in_new
WEXFORD BEING LEFT BEHIND WHILE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY CONTINUES TO GROW

The economy of County Wexford is slipping behind the rest of the country.

That’s according to Ray Griffin Lecturer in Strategic Management at Waterford Institute of Technolgy

Speaking on Morning Mix he gave evidence of the stop start nature of the Wexford economy.

Dr ...

2019-10-09 14:31 open_in_new
DCC UNDER FIRE FOR HIRING CRIMINALS TO PROTECT BUILDING SITES

Protection money was being paid by Dublin City Council to gangland figures to stop antisocial attacks, according to a case before the courts.

Three firms, who were building homes for the local authority in Cherry Orchard, paid criminals to keep construction workers safe on site.

The ...

2019-10-09 14:31 open_in_new
ENVIRONMENT MINISTER SAYS CARBON TAX INCREASE SHOULD CHANGE ATTITUDES

The Environment Minister says the increase in carbon tax in yesterday’s budget isn’t about taxing people, it’s about changing attitudes.

Richard Bruton has defended the decision of Finance Minister Paschal Donohue to increase carbon tax by €6 a tonne.

The hike ...

2019-10-09 13:28 open_in_new
4TH SHOOTING IN DERRY LEAVES MAN RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL

A man is recovering in hospital following the fourth shooting in Derry in less than a month.

The latest attack happened at around quarter to nine last night when two masked men entered a house in the Waterside area.

The victim – who is in his 30s – was shot in both ...

2019-10-09 13:28 open_in_new
RE-POSSESSION OF WALLACE HOME IN DUBLIN ADJOURNED FOR NOW

An application for the re-possession of the Dublin home of Wexford MEP Mick Wallace has been adjourned for two weeks.

The newly elected representative for Ireland South purchased his Dublin home in 2004 for €825,000, but failed to keep up with monthly repayments of €2,270.

He was ...

2019-10-09 13:28 open_in_new
DOUBLE PENALTY POINTS ON BANK HOLIDAYS IS A BAD IDEA – HEALY RAE

An Independent TD says he isn’t in favour of double penalty points for motorists who speed on bank holidays or other public holidays.

In Australia, double penalty points are issued to motorists who break the rules of the road at high-risk times.

According to the Irish Times, ...

2019-10-09 13:28 open_in_new
WEXFORD ESCAPES AS STORM LORENZO HITS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

The ESB are working to restore normal service to the public after Storm Lorenzo left seven and a half thousand homes and businesses without power.

Met Eireann meanwhile has issued fresh yellow wind warnings for a number of counties.

Eleven counties are now under a yellow wind ...

2019-10-04 13:46 open_in_new
YOUNG MEN ARRESTED AS PART OF COURTOWN INVESTIGATION RELEASED

4 people who were arrested in relation to an alleged sexual assault in Courtown over the summer have been released without charge

3 teenagers and a man described as “vulnerable” were brought in for questioning over the alleged attack where 3 young women claim they were sexually ...

2019-10-04 13:46 open_in_new
HEALTH STORES WARN CLOSURES WILL HAPPEN IF VAT RATE GOES UP

There’s a warning the price of food supplements could jump by up to 40% within weeks.

VAT of 23% is due to be applied to the products from the start of November.

Health Stores Ireland says supplements being imported could also face customs tariffs if there’s a no deal ...

2019-10-03 13:37 open_in_new
HIGH COURT RULES THAT NI’S ABORTION LAWS BREACH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITMENTS

A court has ruled Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the UK’s human rights commitments.

29 year-old Sarah Ewart took her case to the High Court in Belfast after being refused a termination in 2013 – even though doctors said her child would die in the womb or shortly ...

2019-10-03 13:37 open_in_new
4 ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT ATTACK IN COURTOWN

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Wexford in July.

They’re currently being held in Garda stations in the South East.

This alleged assault happened shortly after midnight on the 28th of July in the Burrow area of Courtown Harbour in ...

2019-10-03 13:37 open_in_new
PDFORRA CALL FOR OVERTIME PAY RESTORATION AS CONFERENCE STARTS IN CARLOW

PDForra says its member’s pay was low before any austerity cuts or threats of Brexit.

The group is holding its annual conference in Carlow today, with the major concern that many in the army, navy and air corp are working for below minimum wage.

They want overtime pay rates to ...

2019-10-02 13:28 open_in_new
ALMOST 10% OF CRIMES IN IRELAND OCCURED IN DUBLIN’S NORTH INNER CITY LAST YEAR

Almost 1 in 10 of all crimes recorded in the country last year occurred in Dublin’s north inner city.

The area had the highest rate for 11 of the 14 main crime categories, including homicide, sex offences and assaults.

Dublin’s south inner city had the second highest ...

2019-10-02 13:28 open_in_new
YELLOW WIND AND RAIN WARNING ISSUED AS HURRICANE LORENZO APPROACHES

Met Eireann has issued three separate weather warnings as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches Ireland.

A status orange wind warning is in place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning, and a status yellow rain warning, have been issued for ...

2019-10-02 13:28 open_in_new
RECALL OF CARS BY TOYOTA

Toyota is recalling nearly 12 thousand cars in Ireland due to a safety issue with airbags.

Certain Avensis, Corollas, Avensis Verso and Yaris cars are affected.

They were produced between February 2001 and July 2008.

Toyota says an inflator rupture may cause metal fragments to ...

2019-10-01 19:37 open_in_new
OUTRIGHT REJECTION OF BORDER POSTS BY TAOISEACH

The Irish government will not sign up for checks on the border as part of any Brexit deal.

That’s what the Taoiseach has said while rejecting proposals from the UK that there could be customs centres on both sides of the border to replace the backstop.

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2019-10-01 19:37 open_in_new
PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR MAJOR ATLANTIC STORM

A meeting of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is underway in Dublin city centre, as Met Éireann continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Lorenzo.

The forecaster has warned there’s a “high probability” that it will track close to or over Ireland on ...

2019-10-01 19:37 open_in_new
FAI AUDIT DELAYED

A forensic audit into financing at the FAI is being delayed after the resignation of John Delaney.

A draft report, examining the FAI’s spending of grant money, was due to be submitted next week but the company carrying out the audit has asked for more time.

Sport Ireland has ...

2019-10-01 19:37 open_in_new