News from around the 32 counties of Ireland


The National 1798 Centre, which was re-launched on Friday, May 24, following a $232,000 investment, transformed into a battle ground full of reenactments and family entertainment to demonstrate one of the bloodiest clashes in Ireland’s history.

Crowds of over 2,000 people passed through the center as family members ranging from toddlers to senior citizens took in the spectacular sights both in the center and on its surrounding grounds, with the glorious sunshine adding to the jovial atmosphere.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


A lack of appropriately trained inspectors and outdated examinations of creche facilities are some of the issues affecting the childcare sector, experts have warned.

Undercover research by the R.T.É. reporters identified huge lapses in childcare provision at three creches in Dublin and Wicklow.

Footage showed poor staffing, children strapped into chairs and aggressive behavior from some workers.
[Source: Evening Herald]