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HOSPITALITY AWARDS TICKETS SOLD OUT

Tickets are now sold out for this years South East Radio Hospitality Awards.

You have voted and the independent panel of expert judges in each category have picked the winners!

Our black tie ball takes place on Monday 9th September in the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey.

These ...

yesterday 13:40 open_in_new
POWER OUTAGE CAUSING DELAYS AT COUNTY HALL THIS MORNING

Wexford County Council have said that there has been a power outage at County Hall this morning.

Many of the systems are down and they can’t be contacted by phone as a result.

The Communications Officer of the Council David Minogue says they are working to fix the problem at ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
WEXFORD AND WICKLOW GARDA DIVISIONS COULD BE MERGED UNDER NEW PLANS

Wexford and Wicklow Garda Divisions are expected to be merged under new governance plans being announced by the Garda Commissioner today.

Both Garda divisions were previously one before 2008.

Nationally the number of divisions are being reduced down from 28 to 19.

The number of ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
€11 MILLION LOTTO TICKET WAS BOUGHT IN COUNTY WICKLOW

Last night’s €11 million winning Lotto ticket was bought in Co. Wicklow.

The mega jackpot was the 15th highest prize since the Lotto was launched in 1988.

The National Lottery is appealing to people in Wicklow to check their ticket and to get in touch if they have the lucky ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
GOOD WEATHER TO RETURN AT THE WEEKEND WITH 25 DEGREES FORECAST

Temperatures are set to hit 25 degrees in some parts of the country over the weekend.

After the washout for the last few days, a return of summer conditions is on the cards.

The weather will improve from this afternoon and tomorrow, and on Saturday, the east of the country will have ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
41 PUBS HAVE CLOSED IN COUNTY WEXFORD SINCE 2005

41 pubs have closed in County Wexford since 2005.

That’s according to new figures released today which also show that 1,535 bars have shut their doors for the last time in Ireland over a 13 year period.

Before the crash, there were 297 registered pubs in Wexford while the ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM OF GAMBLING IN IRISH SOCIETY

The State has yet to acknowledge the extent of problem gambling in the country, according to a leading expert.

New figures show the numbers receiving treatment for the issue has reached record levels.

The Irish Times reports more than 250 people were treated in 2018 and that figure ...

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NEW HERITAGE PROJECT ON SAINTS TO PROVIDE BOOST TO FERNS DIOCESE

A new project rediscovering the heritage of the early medieval saints, St David and his pupil St Aidan is set to give an economic and tourism boost to Ferns

Its part of an EU funded initiative linking communities in Wexford and the county of Pembrokeshire in Wales.

St David is the ...

2019-08-21 13:25 open_in_new
EUROPEAN AFFAIRS MINISTER CALLS ON BORIS TO ENGAGE WITH THE EU

The Minister for European Affairs is urging Boris Johnson to “realistically engage” with the EU Commission and leaders this week.

The British Prime Minister is traveling to both Berlin and Paris before this weekend’s G7 summit.

In a letter, Mr. Johnson reiterated ...

2019-08-21 13:25 open_in_new
MONEY CAN BE SAVED ON THE NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN – RYAN

There are ways for the Government to save money on the roll out of broadband, according to the leader of the Green Party.

An Oireachtas committee report has recommended that the National Broadband Plan remain in state ownership.

It wants an expert to be appointed to assess delivering ...

2019-08-21 13:25 open_in_new
HOWLIN CALLS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO RAMP UP NO DEAL PREPARATIONS

The leader of the Labour Party says the Government needs to ramp up its no deal Brexit preparations.

Brendan Howlin says he’s been calling for discussions with the EU about the level of support available to Ireland in the event of no deal.

He’s welcoming Jeremy ...

2019-08-16 13:43 open_in_new
REVIEW OF STANDARDS NEEDED AFTER DEFECTS FOUND AT ST JOSEPH’S – BYRNE

A review of standards is urgently needed in the requirements for the building of new schools.

That’s the call of Gorey Councillor Malcolm Byrne who was commenting on local primary school being one of 17 nationwide which may be delayed re-opening for the coming term due to structural ...

2019-08-16 12:40 open_in_new
NO STOPPING THE 99 YEAR OLD TANGO DANCER!

A 99 year old World War 2 veteran has become the toast of the World Tango Dancing championships in Argentina.

James McManus lives in Slievrue in South Kilkenny and was given a standing ovation for his performance on the dance floor.

Originally from Scotland of Irish parents James has ...

2019-08-16 12:40 open_in_new
RYANAIR ‘HAPPY’ TO ENTER TALKS AS PILOT STRIKE DATES ANNOUNCED

Ryanair says it’s happy to return to further talks in an effort to avert strike action next week – in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

It’s after negotiations between Ryanair and the Irish Airline Pilots Association broke down yesterday.

Ryanair’s ...

2019-08-15 13:34 open_in_new
GARDAI INVESTIGATING ABUSIVE SCAM PHONE CALLS

People are being warned of a number of phone calls of a threatening nature which have been received in recent days

One woman from Wexford told South East Radio’s Morning Mix of how she was pestered over the phone yesterday to give the caller her credit card details.

Ann was ...

2019-08-15 13:34 open_in_new
ST JOSEPH’S ONE OF THE 17 SCHOOLS AFFECTED BY STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS

Structural problems have been identified at 17 school buildings one of which is in County Wexford

The schools will need temporary works in the coming weeks to ensure they are safe to reopen this month.

The effected County Wexford school is Saint Joseph’s Primary School in Gorey ...

2019-08-15 13:34 open_in_new
FIRST ROUND CAO OFFERS OUT FOR THOUSANDS OF WEXFORD STUDENTS TODAY

Students receiving their first round CAO offers later today are being urged to treat it as the only one they get.

Thousands will be able to log on to the CAO’s website from 2pm and find out if they’re successful in getting their preferred course.

The offers are being ...

2019-08-15 13:34 open_in_new
N30 BYPASS OF ENNISCORTHY TO OPEN AT 4PM

The western extension of the Enniscorthy bypass is to open this afternoon.

This is the route from the Scarawalsh roundabout to Templescoby roundabout on the N30.

It will further relieve traffic coming from New Ross going through Enniscorthy town centre.

It follows the opening ...

2019-08-14 15:31 open_in_new
POST MORTEM RESULTS ON NORA QUOIRIN DELAYED UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON

The preliminary results from the post mortem on the body of Nora Quoirin have been delayed until this afternoon.

The 15 year old’s naked body was discovered yesterday, ten days after she went missing from the resort in Malaysia where she was staying.

This morning the family ...

2019-08-14 13:25 open_in_new
SCHOOL BUS DEMAND MEANS NORTH WEXFORD STUDENTS MISS OUT

20 secondary school students living in rural North Wexford are without a school bus place for the upcoming school year.

Due to higher demand than usual, many students have missed out.

Some of the effected parents have recieved quotes of €40 per week for a private bus ...

2019-08-14 13:25 open_in_new
MICHELLE TO MAKE HISTORY ONCE AGAIN IN THE UEFA SUPER CUP FINAL

A Wexford woman is set to make history tonight as part of the first all-female refereeing team to take charge of a major UEFA men’s match.

Michelle O’Neill is the assistant referee for the Super Cup Final between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul.

The Enniscorthy native ...

2019-08-14 13:25 open_in_new