National News

National Maternity Hospital confirms death of 34-year-old woman

It has been confirmed that a pregnant woman died at the National Maternity Hospital, in Holles Street in Dublin. In a statement tonight, the hospital confirmed a death had taken place this year. It has been reported the 34-year-old woman...

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Dáil considers paying every public worker a ‘living wage’

The Dáil has begun considering calls to pay every public worker a so-called ‘living wage’ of €11.50 per hour. The...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 7:34pm Read More

Belfast coroner rules army shooting of van drivers was not necessary or proportionate

The British army shooting of a father of six after the van he was driving backfired outside a police station...

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Forensics unearth potential suspect in Kingsmill massacre probe

Police in the North say a potential suspect in the murder of 10 people there has been identified 40 years...

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Taoiseach rejects call for inquiry into sale of Nama’s northern loan book

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected Opposition calls for a Commission of Inquiry into the sale of Nama’s northern loan book,...

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Doctors highlight rising number of accidents on trampolines

Doctors are warning that the number of accidents involving childrens’ trampolines has doubled in the last decade. The Irish Association...

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British police arrest two men in probe into €1.5bn sale of assets by Nama

Two men have been arrested by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) in a fraud investigation linked to the biggest...

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Man who helped stab victim 50 times given 15 years for manslaughter

A Dublin man who killed a father-of-five he wrongly suspected of being involved in the death of his uncle has...

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Taoiseach: Donald Trump’s comments are ‘racist and dangerous’

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Donald Trump’s comments are “dangerous and racist” and the American people have an alternative...

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Man dies after collision with car in Kerry

A man has died after being struck by a car in Co. Kerry. The man, who was walking on the...

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Wexford News

Bridge is rededicated to executed patriot

Deirdre Lawlor, Pearse O'Hanrahan, Harry O'Hanrahan and Cllr Michael Sheehan (Chairman New Ross Municial District Council) pictured at the unveiling of the plaque on O'Hanrahan Bridge. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE BRIDGE over the river Barrow in New Ross has been rededicated to Michael O’Hanrahan, one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising, who was born in the town. At a special ceremony on the quay on Thursday evening...

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Lucky escape

Firemen clean up following a single vehicle accident involving a lorry. Pic: Sharon Fox
A TRUCK driver had a lucky escape on the outskirts of New Ross this week when his vehicle overturned and...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:29pm Read More

No plans for Sheehan’s building

Former Sheehan's shop, Rafter St., Enniscorthy undergoing renovation. Pic: John Walsh
WITH CONSTRUCTION work continuing on the old Sheehan’s premises on Rafter Street, whispers have continued among the Enniscorthy public about...

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Business as usual as strike at Tesco Ireland has been deferred

Tomorrow’s strike at Tesco Ireland (Thursday, May 26) has been deferred following intervention from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Both...

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Lucky players collect €615,000 National Lottery HQ

It was a busy two days at National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin as €615,000 in prize money was claimed by...

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Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

Sister councils unite

Wexford County Council has endorsed the combined Three Sisters European Capital of Culture 2020 bid
THE LOCAL authorities in counties Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny have unanimously endorsed their combined ‘Three Sisters’ bid to win the...

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End of an era

The C&C owned Finche's plant in New Ross will close its doors for good on Tuesday (Pic: Jim Campbell)
AN END of an era is how workers at the local Finches plant in New Ross described last Friday when...

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Lotto speculation after €500k win

Sarah Masterson from The Kiosk, Enniscorthy has put the champagne on hold for the Lotto winner.
SPECULATION IS mounting in Enniscorthy as to the identity of the lucky winner who scooped a prize of half a...

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Ultimate honour for Shamrock Rovers stalwart

Peter "Puck" Quinn (centre) pictured with managers Nicky Murphy Snr and Jr after Shamrock Rovers' cup win last year. Pic: Sarah Murphy
WHILE EVERYONE involved with Shamrock Rovers was in celebratory mood following their latest Premier League title win; few will have...

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