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GOREY TO ROSSLARE RAIL LINE TO REMAIN OPEN

Iarnrod Eireann has confirmed that the closure of the Gorey to Rosslare railine is now off the agenda

The confirmation came at a meeting of Wexford County Council this afternoon

The council had been pushing for this decision for some time after Irish Rail earmarked this section of ...

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REFEREE IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING VICIOUS ATTACK

A soccer referee has been undergoing surgery this afternoon after being beaten up following a match in the Midlands.

Daniel Sweeney suffered a suspected broken jaw, broken nose and other facial injuries following the assault.

He has been refereeing an adult match between Horseleap ...

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WEXFORD MAN WHO RAN AFTER A PLANE TO APPEAR IN COURT AGAIN NEXT MONTH

The DPP is to be given more time in the case of a County Wexford man who ran after a plane in Dublin Airport.

Patrick Kehoe from Oulart was charged with criminal damage to Gate 106 at the Airport on September 27th last when he tried to force past to get on a Ryanair flight to ...

2018-11-09 13:23 open_in_new
THE TAOISEACH IS TONE DEAF WHEN IT COMES TO THE HEALTH SERVICE – HOWLIN

The Taoiseach has been described as tone deaf and inexperienced after his comments about the health service.

Leo Varadkar said he thinks leave shouldn’t be allowed for doctors and nurses during the busy Christmas and New Year period.

He says leave shouldn’t be allowed ...

2018-11-09 13:23 open_in_new
WIND AND RAIN WARNINGS ESPECIALLY STRONG IN THE SOUTHEAST

Status yellow wind and rain warnings have been issued across most of the country.

Southeasterly winds will reach gusts of up to 110 kilometres an hour with stronger winds in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southeast.

Met Eireann’s Liz Gavin says ...

2018-11-09 13:23 open_in_new
BACKSTOP CREATING DIVISIONS BETWEEN MAY AND THE DUP

The DUP’s accusing the British Prime Minister of breaking her promises over Brexit.

The party, which props up Theresa May’s government, says she’s prepared to separate Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

In a leaked letter, Mrs May’s hinted there could ...

2018-11-09 13:23 open_in_new
KITTEN HITCHES A RIDE FOR 124 KILOMETRES FROM DUBLIN TO OFFALY

The DSPCA is searching for the owners of a kitten who managed to hitch a ride from Dublin to Offaly.

The 6 month old climbed into the engine of a car at the Dundrum Business Park near Bird Avenue on Wednesday and ended up over 124 kilometres away.

The cat is being returned to Dublin ...

2018-11-09 13:23 open_in_new
WEXFORD PEOPLE URGED TO USE THE TREATMENT PURCHASE SCHEME

A Wexford Councillor is urging people to avail of the Treatment Purchase Scheme if they are on a waiting list for procedures.

George Lawlor says the scheme is fully guaranteed and paid for by the HSE if you are a public patient.

The medical procedure will be carried out abroad and ...

2018-11-08 15:44 open_in_new
WEXFORD COULD LOSE HOME GAME TO LIMERICK DUE TO SANCTIONS

There’s anger in the county with the news that Wexford could lose a home game in the upcoming league championship after being found in breach of the GAA’s winter training rules.

The Wexford hurlers were 1 of 4 teams who will be sanctioned for breaking the rules following their ...

2018-11-08 14:35 open_in_new
WEXFORD COUNCIL COULD BE DISCIPLINED OVER FAILURE OF TRAVELLER BUDGET

Wexford County Council could face sanctions over the non allocation of its Traveller Accommodation Budget.

It was one of nine local authorities named yesterday at a meeting of the Oireachtas Housing Committee to have not spent one cent on traveller accommodation in the past year.

The ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
GARDAI INVESTIGATING AFTER PATROL CAR IS SET ON FIRE IN CARRIG-ON-BANNOW

Gardai in New Ross are treating as suspicious a fire which completely destroyed a patrol car.

The vehicle was parked outside of Carrig-on-Bannow Garda Station when the incident occurred on Tuesday night.

Garda Technical Experts are examining the car.

There was no one in the ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
11 KILLED AFTER LATEST MASS SHOOTING IN THE US

At least eleven people have been injured after a mass shooting at a bar in the Californian city of Thousand Oak.

Among them is a police officer.

The Borderline Bar and Grill was packed with hundreds of people when the gunman attacked – officials say he’s dead inside the ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
WARM WELCOME FOR NEW PROPOSALS ON CARBON TAX TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

The Minister for Climate Change is being urged to back up his plan with action.

Richard Bruton revealed proposals yesterday to increase carbon tax levels meaning the cost of heating oil, petrol and diesel would rise.

He also wants to see more people driving electric ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
‘DEFECTIVE’ RECRUITMENT IS HURTING THE HSE – JUDGE

There’s a call for more vigilance when recruiting staff in the health service.

It’s after a junior doctor in a maternity unit was suspended from practicing by the High Court, with Mr Justice Peter Kelly warning that people with ‘little knowledge of the basics of ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
TANAISTE CAUTIOUSLY WELCOMING NEWS OF BACKSTOP DEAL

A potential breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations can’t be taken for granted, according to the Tánaiste.

Simon Coveney has warned just because a proposal on the backstop may be agreed by British Ministers it doesn’t mean a final deal is done.

A cabinet meeting to ...

2018-11-08 13:23 open_in_new
A MIXED MID TERMS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AS DEMS TAKE THE HOUSE

There’s good and bad news for Donald Trump following elections in the United States.

The President’s opposition – the Democratic Party – has won back control of the House of Representatives.

It means they can block and delay laws he wants to make.

But his ...

2018-11-07 14:04 open_in_new
FIANNA FAIL CALL ON THE TAOISEACH TO EXPLAIN HIS POSITION ON THE BACKSTOP

The Taoiseach is being called on to clarify any agreement made on a Brexit backstop review.

It comes as Leo Varadkar is due to meet the President and Prime Minister of Finland today.

The discussions will focus on the issue of Brexit.

Fianna Fail’s Lisa Chambers, says the ...

2018-11-07 13:01 open_in_new
ALMOST 600 PEOPLE WAITING FOR A HOSPITAL BED IN IRELAND, 30 IN WEXFORD

591 people are waiting for admission to hospital today , 433 of them are waiting in Emergency Departments.

The worst hit hospitals, according to the INMO, are University Hospital Limerick with 60 patients on trolleys and Cork University Hospital with 55.

There are 30 people waiting ...

2018-11-07 13:01 open_in_new
WEXFORD TRAWLERS BROUGHT TO COURT OVER UNDERWATER CABLE DAMAGE

The owners of 2 fishing trawlers from Wexford are heading to court after allegedly damaging underwater cables with their boats.

Virgin Media has filed 2 cases to the High Court over the fiber optic cables in the Irish sea.

According to the Journal.ie, It’s believed that one of ...

2018-11-07 13:01 open_in_new
WEXFORD COUNCIL HASN’T SPENT ANY FUNDS ON TRAVELLER ACCOMMODATION IN THE LAST YEAR

Nine local authorities, including our own, have not spent any of their allocated funds for Traveller accommodation in the last year.

The Oireachtas Housing Committee was told the authorities involved are Laois, Mayo, Monaghan, Westmeath, Longford, Wexford, Kildare, Galway and South ...

2018-11-07 13:01 open_in_new
ENNISCORTHY WOMAN HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS OF WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT

We’re being encouraged to be more vigilant when walking alone at night in the county.

It follows an incident of a young woman being followed by a man in a poorly lit area of the Enniscorthy train station last weekend.

Amylee Lawlor came to her friend’s rescue and no ...

2018-11-07 13:01 open_in_new