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SUPERMAC’S AT LARKIN’S CROSS EXPECTED TO OPEN AT THE END OF JUNE

Supermacs will open its first ever restaurant in Larkin’s Cross, Wexford by the end of June.

This is set to create 25 jobs with more to follow when its opens a planned second outlet in Wexford later.

The company has also committed to spending €40 million on Irish farm produce ...

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VOTERS UGED TO TAKE THEIR TIME WITH 3 BALLOT PAPERS IN WEXFORD

Voters in Wexford are being advised to take their time when they get to the polling booth tomorrow.

The length of the ballot paper the European elections for Ireland South, will be over 2ft long and will need to be folded four to six times to fit in the ballot box.

The paper will be ...

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WEXFORD ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR DIVORCE

2,078 couples have been divorced in County Wexford since the year 2000.

Figures from the Courts Service show the county has remained above the national average for divorces for the three years 2015 to 2017.

In 2017 140 couples divorced in County Wexford.

But Carlow has the ...

2019-05-22 16:31 open_in_new
RETIRED NURSES DISCUSS ISSUES WITH THE SECTOR AT ENNISCORTHY CONFERENCE

Retired nurses say they are still facing many issues despite being finished in the workforce.

Over 300 delegates are in Enniscorthy today attending The annual conference of the Retired Nurses Association of Ireland.

Linda Thorpe chairperson of Wexford Branch of the Retired Nurses ...

2019-05-22 13:22 open_in_new
GOVERNMENT TDS ARE ALLOWED TO PERSUE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS TOO – DOHERTY

A Government Minister says everyone has the right to take a personal injuries claim if they want to.

It’s after criticism of a Fine Gael TD who’s suing a Dublin hotel after she fell out of an indoor swing.

Maria Bailey has accused the Dean Hotel of negligence saying the ...

2019-05-22 13:22 open_in_new
PATRICK QUIRKE TO APPEAL HIS SENTENCE

Patrick Quirke is due to appeal his conviction for the murder of his love rival Bobby ‘Mr. Moonlight’ Ryan.

The 50-year-old farmer from Breanshamore, Co. Tipperary is serving a life sentence after being found guilty by majority verdict three weeks ago.

The prosecution claimed he ...

2019-05-21 19:28 open_in_new
FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ROSSLARE MOTORWAY

The last link in the Rosslare to Larne motorway has moved as step closer

The contract for a feasibility study for the proposed thirty three kilometre route through South Wexford has been signed

The scheme which has been mooted for a number of years will link the end of the new M11 ...

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JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WEXFORD

Fifty new jobs are to come on stream in Wexford immediately with the announcement today that the financial services provider the Carne Group is set to set up in the town

The Wexford operation will be headed up by Blackwater man NJ Whelan who moves from the groups office in ...

2019-05-21 18:25 open_in_new
SOUTH EAST UNEMPLOYMENT ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE

The country’s unemployment rate has fallen below five percent for the first time in more than ten years.

4.6 per cent of the population was out of work last month according to the CSO but the rate in the south east region is one third higher at 6.7 per cent

This covers the ...

2019-05-21 18:25 open_in_new
ROYAL COUPLE IN IRELAND

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been welcomed to Wicklow by President Michael D. Higgins.

The Royal couple began their two day visit to Ireland at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation this morning.

Glencree works to promote peace, reconciliation, ...

2019-05-20 19:19 open_in_new
COASTAL AREA GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Coastal communities in County Wexford are set to benefit from a half a million euro investment

The money is going to 12 local projects,and has been welcomed by Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy

Ballyhack Smokehouse is to get two hundred thousand while Wexford County Council on ...

2019-05-20 19:19 open_in_new
WEXFORD MAN APPOINTED NEW HEAD OF GARDA CORRUPTION UNIT AS 3 MEMBERS RELEASED

All three members of the Gardaí arrested yesterday on suspicion of corruption, have been released without charge.

A Superintendent, an Inspector and a detective were held as part of an investigation into a Limerick criminal gang.

All three have been suspended from duty and files are ...

2019-05-17 13:34 open_in_new
FRUSTRATION EXPRESSED AS 20 ASYLUM SEEKERS MOVED TO COURTOWN HOTEL

Residents of Courtown have expressed their anger that they were not consulted about a local hotel being used to accommodate asylum seekers.

On Friday, around 20 people were relocated from a hotel in Bray to the Courtown Hotel.

The Department of Justice & Equality have confirmed ...

2019-05-15 13:13 open_in_new
PARENTS AND PARISHES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE MORE IN SACRAMENT PREPARATIONS

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as Confirmation and Communion to take place outside the classroom.

That’s one of the findings of a survey by the Archdiocese of Dublin.

It also found that there’s a demand for parents and local parishes to play a ...

2019-05-15 13:13 open_in_new
NEW ROSS DRIVER HADN’T ANY TAX AND INSURANCE FOR TEN YEARS

Gardai in Wexford have tweeted about a driver who was stopped in New Ross after tax and insurance had not been paid for nearly ten years.

The Garda tweet showed an image of the tax plates of the car which looked as if the tax had been unpaid since 2009.

The image tweeted also showed ...

2019-05-15 13:13 open_in_new
INDEPENDENT REGULATOR TO TACKLE GAMBLING BY 2021

An independent regulator, with 100 staff, to clamp down on gambling will be in place by the end of next year.

The Government says without the body, there is no prospect of progressing modern licensing and regulation of the industry.

It will be funded largely by bookmakers and will be ...

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PARKING CHARGES NET €60,000 A DAY FOR THE HSE

Hospitals collect €60,000 a day in parking charges.

That’s according to new figures from the HSE – revealed by Newstalk this morning.

The data shows €22.4 million was received by hospitals around the country in 2017.

Wexford General Hospital is among the top ten ...

2019-05-15 13:13 open_in_new
DAY 3 OF ENNISCORTHY BYPASS BLOCKADE UNDERWAY OVER WATER RUNOFF DISPUTE

A blockade remains in place this morning at the northern end of the Enniscorthy bypass.

The blockade has been set up by a farmer from Camolin, Henry Deacon, due to a dispute with the main contractor BAM.

There has been a disagreement over water flowing onto his land at a section of ...

2019-05-09 13:22 open_in_new
RADON TESTING TO TAKE PLACE IN PARTS OF WEXFORD UNDER NEW LAW

Employers in parts of County Wexford are to be required by law to carry out radon gas testing in their workplaces

Radon is a naturally occurring gas and excessive levels can lead to cancer.

According to the EPA’s Radon Gas Map of County Wexford there are 6 areas of the county ...

2019-05-09 13:22 open_in_new
OVER 1 IN 3 YOUNG WOMEN HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARRESSMENT IN THE LAST YEAR

Over a third of women between 18 and 34 says they’ve experienced some form of sexual harassment in the past year.

A major national campaign has been launched today highlighting the impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The campaign called ‘No Excuses’ ...

2019-05-09 13:22 open_in_new
HIGH COURT CASES ON CERVICAL CHECK COULD HAVE IMPACT ON HSE – AG

The Attorney General Seamus Woulfe is examining whether recent High Court judgements on CervicalCheck will have a wider impact on the HSE.

It comes amid reports that the US lab that was found to have negligently read Ruth Morrissey’s smear test is considering appealing the ...

2019-05-09 13:22 open_in_new