Tirlán becomes the new brand

By Dan Walsh Shareholders in Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited (“Glanbia Co-op”) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing its name to “Tirlán Co-operative Society Limited” at yesterday’s (Thursday), Special General Meeting (SGM) in Kilkenny, Glanbia Co-op will now transition to its new identity over the coming months. The vote follows the Co-op’s agreement with GlanbiaContinue reading “Tirlán becomes the new brand”

13,000 litres of wine seized at Rosslare

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized approximately 13,000 litres of wine at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Wednesday) following the search of a French registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France. The smuggled alcohol, had an estimated retail value of more than €158,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of over €84,000.  InvestigationContinue reading “13,000 litres of wine seized at Rosslare”

Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Wexford’s determined bid to host Fleadh Cheol na h-Éireann in the town soon was endorsed by members at Monday’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council. Cathaoirleach Cllr George Lawlor feels the outcome of the bid for the Fleadh should be known in the first quarter of 2023.Continue reading “Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!”

Launch of Sustainable Development Week

By Dan Walsh European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) was officially launched by An Cathaoirleach, Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor and Cllr Mary Farrell, Chair of the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment Strategic Policy Committee at County Hall, Wexford. Cllr George Lawlor, Cathaoirleach, said; “I am delighted to officially launch Sustainable Development Week and forContinue reading “Launch of Sustainable Development Week”

New Ross delegation to California

By Dan Walsh A delegation from New Ross Municipal District is to travel to Danville to attend the Eugene O’Neill Festival from September 16th-22nd following approval by a majority of members at Monday’s meeting of Wexford County Council held at Carricklawn, Wexford. Some members were totally opposed to the trip and indicated they would beContinue reading “New Ross delegation to California”

24-hour protest at housing crisis

By Dan Walsh About thirty people braved a yellow rain weather warning at a camp style 24-hour protest, co-ordinated by the local branch of Sinn Féin, at the entrance to Wexford County Council headquarters at Carricklawn, in protest at the ‘housing crisis’ in Co. Wexford. The protest began at midnight and coincided with today’s monthlyContinue reading “24-hour protest at housing crisis”

3 rescued after yacht engine failed

By Dan Walsh Three people were rescued by Kilmore Quay RNLI this morning (Monday) after their becalmed yacht experienced engine failure 30 miles off the Wexford coast. The call came via a request from the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 9am. Weather conditions at the time were fair, with some fog, light winds and calmContinue reading “3 rescued after yacht engine failed”

Gorey rural water supply progress

By Dan Walsh The new Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir at Ballyminaun Hill, located south of Gorey, will ensure the communities of Gorey, Riverchapel and Courtown have a more abundant and safer water supply into the future. Denise Treacy, Irish Water’s Infrastructure Delivery Regional Delivery Lead told WexfordLocal.com this morning; “I am thrilled that weContinue reading “Gorey rural water supply progress”

John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager

By Dan Walsh In a statement on social media “Wexford GAA are delighted to announce that we will be proposing John Hegarty as our new Senior Football Manager for ratification at the September County Committee Meeting.” Hogan Stand is reporting that former Wexford star John Hegarty is set to take over the reins as theContinue reading “John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager”

Government approval for upgrade works at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Important news from Rosslare Europort this week with Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton confirming Government approval has been given for the OPW to proceed to tender for the development of the necessary permanent state infrastructure in Rosslare Europort. The permanent facilities are needed to manage the requirementsContinue reading “Government approval for upgrade works at Rosslare Europort”