The red carpet was well and truly rolled out at the offices of County Wexford Chamber recently, as the staff there welcomed Indian Ambassador to Ireland Mr Sandeep Kumar. The purpose of Mr Kumar’s visit was to seek out financial opportunities and to seek to strengthen bonds between India and Wexford, along with looking at how best to overcome current challenges. Ireland is currently home to over 45,000 Indian people, with many working in the key sectors such as ICT, Healthcare, Engineering and Financial and Wexford too has an active Indian population.
On approach, there’s an unfamiliar silence around each of the 16 Men’s Sheds across Co Wexford. While usually the sounds of hammering and sawing are competing with the unmistakeable sound of banter and laughter among the members, things have become a lot quieter as a result of Covid.
Working as a comedian is not the easiest of tasks when all of a sudden the world stops laughing. But that’s the situation that Wicklow native Danny O’Brien found himself in as the Covid pandemic hit. While adept at keeping everybody else’s spirits up, it was a tough time as gigs that were years in the making were struck off the calendar one by one.
With it having been confirmed in recent weeks that Wexford is to be home to the headquarters of the new national Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA), there was further evidence of this being a coup for the model county in last week’s meeting of Wexford County Council, where the attitude towards the announcement was celebratory.
ANOTHER meeting of Wexford County Council gave way to yet another assurance from the Chief Executive that everything possible was being done to advance IT Carlow’s purchase of a site for a new Wexford campus, which will form a key part of the new Technological University of the South East.
County senior hurling champions Shelmaliers got their 2021 campaign off to a decent start with a 1-21 to 0-19 victory over District rivals Glynn-Barntown in Division 1A North of the EEW All-County Hurling League at Hollymount on Saturday (19th).
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