Large gorse fire on Mount Leinster

Crews from Carlow Fire and Rescue Service are battling a large gorse fire on Mount Leinster. “These are very difficult conditions for our fire crews to work in,” said a spokesperson for the fire service. The road to the Nine Stones from the Bunclody to Myshal side is closed and will remain so for severalContinue reading “Large gorse fire on Mount Leinster”

Driving test jobs could be lost?

By Dan Walsh Gorey-based Cllr Andrew Bolger has expressed frustration at the RSA’s decision to reduce the working week of driving testers to 35 hours a week and has written to the Department of Transport and the Road Safety Authority pleading with them to provide clarity on the matter. The RSA have confirmed that testers whoContinue reading “Driving test jobs could be lost?”

Tears for Lorraine on her final journey

By Dan Walsh Heartfelt tears will be freely flowing this morning in tribute to Lorraine Bolger, Ballynagrallagh, Adamstown, whose Funeral Mass takes place in St. Mary and Michael’s Parish Church, New Ross at 11am with burial afterwards in Raheen Cemetery. Ms. Bolger, (in her 40’s) died tragically in a road traffic collision on the N25Continue reading “Tears for Lorraine on her final journey”

Investigation into Carne plane crash

By Dan Walsh The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has released its preliminary findings into a crash landing on a beach near Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford, on September 23rd 2021, in which, fortunately, all persons on board survived. The twin-engine aircraft, a Partenavia P68 Victor, with one Pilot and three passengers on board, departed WaterfordContinue reading “Investigation into Carne plane crash”

Wexford’s Wallace visit to Iraq “just awful”

By Dan Walsh A claim made on local radio on Wednesday that Wexford MEP Mick Wallace has been appointed “EU chief negotiator for Iraq’ has been contradicted by a spokesperson for the EU Parliament. And in a new twist tonight, Senator Malcolm Byrne has used social media to describe the actions of MEP’s Mick WallaceContinue reading “Wexford’s Wallace visit to Iraq “just awful””

Bank customers punished for following Covid-19 regulations

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s Sinn Féin Deputy Johnny Mythen has described today’s announcement of Bank of Ireland branch closures in Taghmon and Rosslare Harbour as the wrong decision at the worst possible time for customers and staff. Deputy Mythen said; “Bank of Ireland closing over a third of its branches in the south and moreContinue reading “Bank customers punished for following Covid-19 regulations”

Bank closures shock rural Wexford

By Dan Walsh Bank of Ireland has confirmed closure of 103 branches, including two in Wexford at Rosslare Harbour and Taghmon, while a large number in North Wexford will be affected by the loss of Carnew and Tinahely in south Wicklow and Borris and Tullow in Carlow. The bank says that Covid-19 has accelerated aContinue reading “Bank closures shock rural Wexford”

Death of homeless man in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh The Mayor of Wexford, Cllr Leonard Kelly has expressed sadness and described as “incredibly sad news” the lonely death of a homeless man who had been sleeping rough in the Newtown Road area of Wexford town. The body of the Polish man in his 60’s was discovered this morning. The scene wasContinue reading “Death of homeless man in Wexford town”