National News

An Post services returning to normal today as talks planned

Operations at An Post are returning to normal this morning following four days of industrial action that crippled postal services.The Communications Workers Union yesterday suspended a strike by workers at IO Systems, which operates the sorting services for An Post.The...

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Alan Kelly to meet Longboat Quay residents as Council votes in support of residents

The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is to meet with owners and residents of the Longboat Quay complex in...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 6:16am Read More

Smoking linked to almost half of fatal fires in the North

Smoking has been linked to almost half the fatal fires in the North of Ireland over the past five years.The...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 10:15pm Read More

Longboat Quay residents should not be forced to pay for remedial works, votes Council

Dublin City Council has passed an emergency motion to support Longboat Quay residents' bid not to be forced to pay...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 6:09am Read More

‘I’ve never been as concerned going into a winter period’

The Secretary General of the nurses and midwives union says he has never been as worried heading into a winter...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 9:35pm Read More

Road Safety Week puts focus on bicycle helmets

Cyclists are being urged to wear a helmet as part of Road Safety Week.A study of 37 cycling deaths over...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 8:35pm Read More

Queen legend Brian May denounces Irish hare coursing

As the new hare coursing season begins, Queen legend Brian May has denounced Irish hare coursing in a tweet as...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 8:22pm Read More

Michael Noonan willing to level the playing field for corporate tax

The finance minister says he is willing to consider new proposals from the EU to level the playing field for...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 7:37pm Read More

Train drivers’ strike ‘could threaten future of rail system’

Strikes by train drivers could threaten the future of the country’s loss-making rail system, transport chiefs have warned.Trade unions Siptu...

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Extension to Banking Inquiry deadline casts doubt on early General Election

There are new indications this evening that the government will NOT call an early general election.It has emerged that TDs...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 6:58pm Read More

Wexford News

Eleanor’s winning short story on RTE Radio 1 tonight

Eleanor O'Reilly. Pic: Christy Farrell
RTÉ Radio 1 has announced that the winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2015 is Eleanor O’Reilly for her story ‘Stoppin’ the Silence’.  Eleanor O’Reilly from Arklow is a teacher of English and Classical Studies at Gorey Community...

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Closing concert summed up festival

Rosie Briscoe, Maura Hegarty and Daria Van Den Bercken pictured at the New Ross Piano Festival 'Closing Afternoon Concert' in St. Mary's Church, New Ross. Pic: John Walsh
THE CLOSING concert at this year’s New Ross Piano Festival, whether by chance or design, summed up the overall mood...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:30am Read More

History is made

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NEW ROSS man, Tadhg Furlong, made history for himself at the weekend when he became the first man ever from...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:24am Read More

Gorey to host charity pre-release date of film ‘Brooklyn’

'Brooklyn'  will be screened in Gorey cinema  ahead of the pre-release date.
Movies@‘Gorey will host a charity screening of the new ‘Brooklyn’ film, which is based on a novel by world renowned...

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John Browne to step down from public life after 33 years in Dail

John Browne, T.D., who is retiring from the political scene. Pic: Christy Farrell.
It was announced yesterday evening (Tuesday) that Enniscorthy T.D., John Browne, (67), is  retiring from public life after 33 years...

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Tickets for second Brooklyn screening on sale tomorrow!

Saoirse Ronan on the set of Brooklyn in Enniscorthy last year. The actress has confirmed her attendance at the Enniscorthy premiere.
TICKETS FOR the second screening of Brooklyn which will take place in The Riverside Park Hotel on October 28 will...

Tuesday, 29/09/15 - 11:52am Read More

Jailed for refusing to leave home of 35 years

Tammy Iannetta pictured in her sitting room at Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
AN ENNISCORTHY mother of five was taken to Mountjoy Jail last week after she refused to vacate her home of...

Tuesday, 29/09/15 - 11:28am Read More

Fourth County Award for Ballycanew in Tidy Towns 2015

Another year, another win for Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
Funding will be needed to upgrade the signs at the entrance to Ballycanew village after winning the Tidy Towns County...

Monday, 28/09/15 - 5:36pm Read More

Missing man is found safe and well

It has been confirmed by the Gardaí that Mark O’Toole, (36), has been located safe and well. Mark was last...

Wednesday, 23/09/15 - 3:37pm Read More

End Crime Wave

Group pictured during the vigil in Bridgetown. Pic: Jim Campbell
APPROXIMATELY 50 people from across South Wexford gathered at the community field in Bridgetown on Friday night for a peaceful...

Wednesday, 23/09/15 - 11:30am Read More