Saturday 18 November 2017

Visitor ban is lifted

Members of the public are free to visit Wexford General Hospital again after a visitor ban was lifted last Friday.

The ban had been in place for the previous week to stop the spread of suspected cases of the winter vomiting bug (Norovirus).

It was the second time in two months that the hospital was forced to introduce a complete visitor ban.


A North Wexford lorry driver has appeared in a UK court to plead not guilty to a drugs-related offence.

46-year-old James Finn of Munny, Gorey, denies concealing drugs found aboard his truck at Dover Docks last October.

Finn will appear at Canterbury Crown Court on April 14 charged with importing 26 kilos of heroin and 40 kilos of cocaine which were hidden in his load of bread products.

The trial is expected to last three days.


TRESPASSERS cut their way through a security fence to get into the Holmestown Waste Management facility at Barntown overnight last Tuesday.

Gardai said the thieves damaged some automated cash machines, but it wasn't clear whether they had got any of the money from them.


GARDAI said a shop window was smashed during an incident at Bridegtown South, overnight on Friday. It is not yet clear whether anything was stolen.


A TELEVISION worth €500 and Royal Doulton figurines worth €250 were stolen by thieves who broke into a house at Haggardstown, Killinick, overnight on Thursday.

Gardai said the thieves entered the house after smashing a rear window


Planning permissions have been granted for houses at Trimmer in Rosslare (applicant Helen Walshe); and at Coolsallagh in Bridgetown (Catherina Gaul).

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