Body recovered from River Slaney

The body of a woman was recovered from the River Slaney at lunch time today and taken to University Hospital Waterford for a post mortem examination. She has been named locally as Stephanie O’Connor, (51), from Slí na Sláine, Enniscorthy. Ms. O’Connor had been reported missing by concerned family members yesterday afternoon and An GardaContinue reading “Body recovered from River Slaney”

New water mains for Cahore

By Dan Walsh Úisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing almost 800 metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes along Cahore Road in North Wexford. The project, which will commence this week, will provide a more reliable water supply and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost toContinue reading “New water mains for Cahore”

Night road works in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh The R744 is closed tonight to facilitate road resurfacing works from Abbey Square and along Mill Park Road to St, Mary’s CBS causing traffic disruption entering and leaving Enniscorthy town centre on the Enniscorthy-New Ross route. The works is being carried out by Roadstone Ltd on behalf of Wexford County Council andContinue reading “Night road works in Enniscorthy”

Birthday writer Álanna celebrates with another book

By Dan Walsh in Wexford town Wexford’s latest literary sensation, Álanna Hammel enjoyed a double personal occasion tonight when she combined the celebration of her 21st birthday and the launch of her second book… When I Grow Up I Want To Be… at a gala launch in the company of family and literary friends atContinue reading “Birthday writer Álanna celebrates with another book”

M11 reopens following crash

By Dan Walsh The M11 Southbound has reopened to traffic shortly before 10pm tonight following a serious traffic collision earlier this evening. Details of the collision are sketchy, but some sources claim it involved a truck and a car. One person was airlifted to hospital. The road had been closed in both directions between junctionsContinue reading “M11 reopens following crash”

23,000 litres of beer seized by Revenue

By Dan Walsh Smuggled alcohol amounting to over 23,000 litres of beer with an estimated retail value in excess of €92,000 was seized by Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort yesterday. It represents a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €43,000. The alcohol was discovered in an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived on aContinue reading “23,000 litres of beer seized by Revenue”

New Ross plans St. Patrick’s Day

By Dan Walsh Traditional New Ross has one of the most colourful and best attended St. Patrick’s Day Parade for a town of its size and – the good news – preparations are underway for this year’s parade on Friday, March 17th and they would love to get you involved! “We are inviting all groupsContinue reading “New Ross plans St. Patrick’s Day”

Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda

By Dan Walsh Tensions are rising in Courtown where details are emerging that a proposed “land swap” between the site of the old sea-front Bayview Hotel and the much more spacious Wexford County Council carpark is likely to be on the agenda at the March meeting of Wexford County Council for a vote of theContinue reading “Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda”

Leakage repairs soon at Ballysilla and Lacken

By Dan Walsh Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing almost 2km of aged water mains with new modern pipes in the areas of Ballysilla and Lacken. The project, which will commence this week, is part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme. The works are a critical step in conserving thisContinue reading “Leakage repairs soon at Ballysilla and Lacken”

Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000

By Dan Walsh Uisce Eireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council has officially announced an upgrade at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant at Gorey that will benefit over 7,000 customers. The works will commence in February. Uisce Éireann states that “Once completed, the upgrade will provide improved water quality for the community and safeguardContinue reading “Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000”