Last week it was revealed that the National Vaccination Programme was to be changed to an age-based system once those aged 70 and older and people with underlying conditions had been immunised. While this caused anger among professions like teachers and gardaí, it was also another devastating blow for family carers.
One of the areas specifically earmarked for re-opening in last week's announcement by An Taoiseach were zoos and outdoor wildlife parks. Allowed to open from April 26, it provided a ray of hope for families around the country, eager to enjoy some kind of summer activities this year.
Tucked away to the rear of the Rosslare Europort building are two large green tents, flanked by several defence forces SUVs. The newly erected 'holding area' is evidence of the new quarantine system which came into play at all entrance points to Ireland on Friday - including the Wexford port.
Last week, MapAlerter texts sent out by the council to people across the county urged them to avoid the N11 at Ferrycarrig. With roadworks ongoing, it was noted that a stop-go system would be in place for a number of days and 'major delays' were expected.
Appeals have been lodged with an Bord Pleanála against a decision by Wexford County Council to grant planning permission for a new concert venue in Wexford town with an entrance from the protected structure of the old Wesleyan Chapel on Rowe Street.
Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns - An interview with La Civilita Catolica, published on 23 October 2020, the newly appointed secretary of the synod of Bishops in Rome, Cardinal Mario Grech, made a very thought-provoking comment regarding lockdown, restrictions, and church life.
While it was revealed last week that a contractor has been appointed for a second Catheterisation Lab for University Hospital Waterford, Chairman of Wexford County Council and National Ambulance Service employee Cllr Ger Carthy has said it does little to address the elephant in the room - that some 400,000 people in the South East Region do not have access to 24 hour cardiac care.
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