Ivan Yates says goodbye to broadcasting

By Dan Walsh It was implied that veteran broadcaster Vincent Browne  could never be replaced, but Enniscorthy’s Ivan Yates sat comfortably in his seat for the past three years, TV3 became Virgin Media and The Tonight Show became the nation’s favourite for many late night viewers of current affairs. Ivan presented his final ‘live’ showContinue reading “Ivan Yates says goodbye to broadcasting”

Pope accepts Bishop Brennan’s resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Denis Brennan, in line with the existing protocol on reaching his 75th birthday, and the authorities in Rome have sanctioned the process of appointing a new Bishop of Ferns. Recently, on Pentecost Sunday (May31st), Bishop Brennan celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his priesthood at Sunday Mass inContinue reading “Pope accepts Bishop Brennan’s resignation”

Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town

By Dan Walsh Sanctuary Ambassadors embarking on a campaign to ensure better conditions for asylum seekers in Co. Wexford have recently finalised a manifesto and today won the unanimous support of members at the monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held under Covid-19 guidelines at Gorey Courthouse. A six-member delegation from Courtown and RosslareContinue reading “Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town”

Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh A cable car connection from a new car and coach park located on the Turret Rocks, high above the River Slaney, to Enniscorthy Castle and the town centre is included in a €30 million proposal to transform Enniscorthy into a thriving economic hub and landmark tourist destination. Members were supportive of theContinue reading “Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle”

Grim discovery in the sea off Courtown

By Dan Walsh in Courtown The body of a woman recovered from the sea off Courtown Harbour this evening is identified locally as that of Deirdre Redmond, (50), who has been the missing for six days. Courtown RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were launched at 4.50 pm following a call from the Irish Coastguard who made theContinue reading “Grim discovery in the sea off Courtown”

Coastal search for missing Gorey woman

By Dan Walsh Today’s search for a missing Gorey woman was focussed on the Tara Hill and Ballymoney areas of North Wexford and covered both land and sea. The Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 117 took part in the search and reported good visibility, but nothing sighted. Courtown RNLI assisted in the search concentrating on the areaContinue reading “Coastal search for missing Gorey woman”

Search for missing Gorey woman

Gardaí in Gorey are searching for the whereabouts of 50 years old Deirdre Redmond, missing from the Gorey area. She was last seen wearing a purple coloured top and dark jeans. She is described as having purple/brown hair, approximately 5’6. Her family are concerned for her safety.Anyone with information, please contact Gorey Garda Station onContinue reading “Search for missing Gorey woman”

€7.5m investment for Rosslare Strand and Burrow

By Dan Walsh “It is a great day for Rosslare and a great day for Wexford tourism,” that is the view of Wexford County Council Chairman, Cllr Ger Carthy, to the announcement from the Office of Public Works that the eagerly awaited Rosslare Flood and Erosion Protection Project has been given the green light. IncludedContinue reading “€7.5m investment for Rosslare Strand and Burrow”

Future for Wexford fishing post-Brexit?

Deputy Verona Murphy spoke in the Dail yesterday (Thursday) and asked the Minister how the Department will deal with probably impartial trade following Brexit in respect of fishermen and the issues that will arise once UK waters are no longer accessible to EU fisherman and, in particular, Irish fishermen, who probably access UK waters moreContinue reading “Future for Wexford fishing post-Brexit?”

Workplace accident death at Ballycarney

A man in his 30’s was fatally injured in a workplace accident at a construction site on a farm at Ballycarney this morning. Emergency services rushed to the scene when the alarm was raised just after 8.30 am. It is understood that the man was working on a construction site close to a grain storeContinue reading “Workplace accident death at Ballycarney”