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ENTERPRISE MINISTER SAYS ROSSLARE WILL BE A FOCUS POST BREXIT

Rosslare Port will have increased significance for commercial activity post Brexit.

That’s the view of the Minister for Enterprise and Employment Richard Bruton.

Speaking to Alan Corcoran on South East Radio’s Morning Mix, Minister Bruton said the government is already ...

2019-03-14 14:43 open_in_new
1 BRITISH SOLDIER TO BE PROSECUTED OVER BLOODY SUNDAY KILLINGS

One former British soldier will face charges over the Bloody Sunday shootings in Derry.

Members of the 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment opened fire at a civil rights march in the city in 1972 killing 13 people.

A 14th person died later.

The North’s Public ...

2019-03-14 13:40 open_in_new
BREE MACRA WIN ALL IRELAND DEBATING TITLE

A team from Bree County Wexford has won this years National Macra na Feirme Debating title.

They beat a team from Donoughmore in County Cork to claim the title for the first time in thirty three years.

There is long tradition of Macra in Bree going back almost sixty years.

The ...

2019-03-14 12:37 open_in_new
BREXIT FEARS LEADING TO MORE SAVING BY IRISH PEOPLE

Wexford people are saving more than ever before.

The latest savings and investment index from Bank of Ireland hit a five month high in February, driven by a strong increase in saving sentiment which is now at record levels across the country.

However, confidence in the investment ...

2019-03-14 12:37 open_in_new
NO SAVINGS WILL REDUCE THE COST OF THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – CHAIRMAN

There are no savings to be made that will significantly reduce the cost of the new National Children’s Hospital.

That’s according to the incoming Chairperson of the board responsible for delivering the project.

The hospital – which was supposed to cost €650 ...

2019-03-13 13:31 open_in_new
NO BORDER CHECKS ON GOODS TO NORTHERN IRELAND UNDER NEW MEASURE

The British government won’t introduce any border checks on goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland if there’s a no deal Brexit.

It says the measure would be temporary while a more long-term solution is found.

87% of all products entering the UK would face zero tariffs ...

2019-03-13 12:28 open_in_new
WEXFORD SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ON APRIL 8TH FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

All five secondary schools in Wexford town are to close for a special one day conference on mental health issues.

The conference and workshops has come about due to the tragic deaths of two students in recent months.

The school closure is on Monday April 8th to allow teachers attend ...

2019-03-13 12:28 open_in_new
AIRCRAFT BANNED FROM IRISH AIRSPACE

All variants of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been temporarily banned from flying into and out of Irish airspace.

The Irish Aviation Authority says it’s taken the decision following two fatal accidents involving the plane in recent months.

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2019-03-12 18:37 open_in_new
BREXIT ON A KNIFE EDGE

The DUP say they won’t back Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

It’s after Britain’s Attorney General said changes to it mean it’s less likely the UK will be trapped in the Irish backstop, but still wouldn’t be able to leave it without the EU’s ...

2019-03-12 18:37 open_in_new
PILOT HAS LUCKY ESCAPE

A pilot in his thirties has had a lucky escape when his light aircraft crashed into a field near Waterford Airport

The accident occurred around lunchtime today and the aircraft overturned in the air before it crashed in a field at Ballygarran on the approach to the Airport.

The pilot ...

2019-03-11 19:31 open_in_new
BREXIT VOTE AS TALKS STALL

The British government has confirmed a meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Withdrawal deal WILL take place in parliament tomorrow.

The Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay will address the Commons this evening.

While there will be a written statement from the Prime Minister as well ...

2019-03-11 18:28 open_in_new
IDA CALLED ON TO EXPLAIN LACK OF INVESTMENT AND VISITS TO WEXFORD LAST YEAR

There’s calls on the IDA to provide reasons as to why Wexford has been ignored when it comes to investment.

The IDA made 607 visits around the country last year to business sites but only 3 of these were to County Wexford.

Repeated requests from South East Radio for an ...

2019-03-07 13:40 open_in_new
CHILDCARE STAFF WOULD GET BETTER PAY IN A SUPERMARKET – SURVEY

Childcare staff are being told they would be better paid if they worked in a supermarket, with no qualifications.

That’s according to a survey from Early Childhood Ireland on recruitment and retention in the sector.

65 per cent of respondents say they’re finding it ...

2019-03-07 13:40 open_in_new
CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT IN THIRD LEVEL INSTITUTIONS

The issue of sexual violence and harassment in third level institutions will be the subject of a conference in Dublin later today.

The ‘It Stops Now’ event will aim to put an end to the violence at universities and colleges.

A recent survey found a quarter of Irish women ...

2019-03-07 13:40 open_in_new
UP TO 70 SHEEP PUT DOWN AFTER RECENT SPATE OF DOG ATTACKS

A warning is going out to dog owners across County Wexford as up to 70 sheep had to be put down in the county over the past week.

This was due to a number of dog attacks where sheep are at their most vulnerable at lambing time.

The most severe was where two dogs attacked sheep in a ...

2019-03-07 12:37 open_in_new
€40 MILLION ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO BENEFIT ALL MAJOR AREAS IN COUNTY WEXFORD

A new €40 million economic strategy is being described as a gamechanger for County Wexford.

Its part of the revised plan of economic development for the county from 2019 to 2024.

It includes the 10 acre Trinity Wharf complex in Wexford, completion of the Business Park in ...

2019-03-07 12:37 open_in_new
EXPLOSIVE DEVICES SENT TO LONDON WEREN’T MEANT TO KILL – BRITISH POLICE

British police don’t believe whoever sent 3 explosive devices to transport hubs across London meant to kill anyone.

They were found at Waterloo train station and Heathrow and City airports yesterday.

Gardai are assisting British investigators as two of the packages had Irish ...

2019-03-06 13:31 open_in_new
HSE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO KICK THE HABIT ON NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY

6 in 10 smokers who tried to quit last year say they did it because of health concerns.

The HSE is encouraging people to try kick the habit on National No Smoking Day.

It says that quitting starts to reduce your risk of a heart attack – and after one year, the risk of a heart ...

2019-03-06 13:31 open_in_new
CREDIT CARD USERS WANT MORE CLARITY FROM COMPANIES OVER INTEREST RATES

4 in 10 people mistakenly believe they won’t be charged interest on their credit card bills if they pay their minimum monthly balance.

A new survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that three quarters of people feel card companies aren’t doing enough to explain ...

2019-03-06 13:31 open_in_new
CONNEMARA MINING TO CONTINUE GOLD EXPLORATION SEARCH NEAR CARNEW

Connemara Mining has raised a significant sum of money to further advance its Mine River gold exploration on the Wexford/Wicklow border.

The company raised over a quarter of a million euro from existing shareholders in a sign of confidence for gold to be mined on the site at Tombreane, ...

2019-03-06 13:31 open_in_new
GLENAMADDY CHURCH SEES RECORD NUMBERS USE ‘DRIVE THRU’ ASHES SERVICE

A Galway Parish says record numbers attended its drive thru ashes service this morning.

St. Patrick’s Church in Glenamaddy has held the unique service each Ash Wednesday since 2017.

Parishioners were able drive their car, bike, truck or tractor into the church grounds to get ...

2019-03-06 13:31 open_in_new