National News

Hoax 999 calls reported man in river and car on fire, say Limerick gardaí

By David RaleighGardaí are investigating a number of what are thought to be hoax calls made to emergency services this morning.At approximately 7:30am, emergency services in Limerick received calls that a woman had entered the water at Thomond Bridge in...

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No rest for General Election campaign as parties continue to canvas around the country

Political parties are continuing their canvass around the country as the General Election campaign enters its 11th day.Later this morning,...

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ISPCC calls on Facebook to reassure parents after paedophiles discovered swapping pictures

The ISPCC has called on Facebook to take more responsibility after a BBC investigation found groups of paedophiles swapping pictures...

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President pays tribute to the power of radio in Ireland

The President says we now have an unparalleled opportunity to give the voiceless the chance to be heard in our...

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€90k worth of drugs found in Kildare

Drugs with an estimated street value of €90,000 have been seized in Kildare.The planned searches under Operation Thor uncovered heroin,...

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UCD investigation finds revenge porn allegations were based on ‘hearsay’

UCD has said it is not found evidence of a revenge porn campaign on its campus. The university launched an...

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Man in hospital after serious accident

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash in north county Louth.The single vehicle incident...

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Cork prison shuts its doors

The doors have been closed on the old Cork Prison for the last time today. All 163 prisoners have been...

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Grand Canal murder accused told gardaí ‘I am responsible for killing Kenneth’, court hears

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Kenneth O'Brien whose dismembered body was found...

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Teachers call off planned strike action

The Teachers Union of Ireland has called off planned strike action later this month.TUI members in the second level, and...

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Wexford News

Brooklyn ready for transition to TV

Julie Walters in her role as Mrs Keogh in Brooklyn.
WITH EVERYONE in Enniscorthy anxiously awaiting the Oscars to see if Brooklyn can scoop some big prizes and make the town home to an Oscar-winning film, there was more news for fans of movie this week as it was announced...

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How did man in care manage to kill himself?

Paul Fenlon holding a photo of his brother Nicholas. Pic: John Walsh
THE BROTHER of a 32-year-old man who committed suicide while on an isolation ward in Waterford Regional Hospital has spoken...

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Charity salaries end Daffodil Day

THE DAFFODIL Day committee for the Wexford town area will not be organising an annual collection this year due to...

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Sadness as teacher Maire passes away

Maire Higgins (40) passed away after a short illness. She had been teaching at Gaelscoil Charman since 2004.
THE SCHOOL community of Gaelscoil Charman is in mourning this week as it bids farewell to a popular young teacher...

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Wexford a Model of accessibility

Members of Wexford Co. Council, which won the 'Council of the Year' Award, pictured at the LAMA Community and Council Awards 2106, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin. Pic: Paul Sherwood
THERE WAS national recognition for Wexford Co. Council recently when it picked up the ‘Council of the Year’ at the...

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Permission granted for 153-house estate

PLANNING PERMISSION has been granted, subject to a number of stringent conditions, for the construction of a 153-house, four-phase, housing...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 10:49am Read More

Housing campaigners take to the streets

Group pictured at the Wexford Housing Action Group Homeless Awareness Day in The Bull Ring, Wexford. Pic: John Walsh
AN EVENT aiming to promote awareness of issues surrounding the housing crisis in Wexford was held on Saturday in the...

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GE16: Wadding condemns property “orgy”

Cllr. Deidre Wadding
PEOPLE BEFORE Profit General Election candidate Deirdre Wadding has said that the economic recovery of the country is being driven...

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GE16: Kelly calls for more community banking

Social Democrats candidate Leonard Kelly  Pic: Jim Campbell
SOCIAL DEMOCRATS general election candidate Leonard Kelly has called for community banking to become the ‘default option’ for most simple...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 10:38am Read More

Green Party’s Ann Walsh is the new kid on the block

Ann Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell
The Green Party General Election candidate Ann Walsh is enjoying her canvass and states that she is getting a good...

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