News from around the 32 counties of Ireland


(Source: The Westmeath Examiner)



Serious doubts have been cast over the future of Wexford town's proposed €350 million Trinity Wharf center by recent developments, which seem to suggest the end is finally nigh for the highly ambitious project. Speculation has been mounting for some time regarding the future of the massive development proposed at the south end of town, which was given the go-ahead in January 2007, prior to the current economic crisis. It would be centered on the site of the old Wexford Electronix and Clover Meats factories, while land will also have to be reclaimed for the huge waterfront development. However, Deerland Construction has now withdrawn an appeal it had lodged with An Bord Pleanala in respect of a large marina development, which developer Derry McPhillips had previously described as 'integral' to Trinity Wharf.

(Source: The Wexford People)


There's just no stopping Bray's boxing bombshell. The weekend before last Katie Taylor again demolished the cream of the continent to win her fourth European boxing title on the trot. This latest boxing success of the Bray native was made all the more impressive by the fact that she won her three bouts without conceding as much as a single point to her opponents. Katie is the current world lightweight champion, the European Union champion, the AIBA 2008 world female boxer of the year, while her long term aim and ambition is to win Olympic Boxing gold in London in 2012. 'I'll take a few weeks off now. The next big one is the world championships in Barbados next year and my aim is to defend my title. To win three in a row would be very special' Taylor said.

(Source: The Wicklow People)