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A 21-year-old Wexford man is fighting for his life having been stabbed in the neck with a carving knife during a row in Perth, Australia.

Kenny Meyler, from the well-known Meyler family in Wexford Town, is in a critical condition at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, after being stabbed during a fight in the Scarborough area of the city, which took place at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 10.

The son of Melanie Meyler and Dermot Moloney and grandson of Seán and Una Meyler, he was working in Perth where he was living with friends.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Residents on a Wicklow housing estate are being pursued for the payment of outstanding development fees that were left unpaid by the developer of the estate.

Wicklow County Council has written to 21 homeowners in Avoca demanding payment of $3,335 each.

The registered letters said the homes were not in compliance with their planning conditions as development fees stipulated as part of the planning were not paid.

Brook Meadow, which contains 54 houses, is located on the outskirts of Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

Residents are arguing that development fees are charges to the developer who got the planning permission so they are not liable
[Source: RTE News]