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The girl, from a rural part of the county, spoke to this newspaper with her mother.

Mary (not her real name) said she felt it was her only option at the time as “no-one was listening to her” with regard to her complaints of being bullied.

Appealing to other people in the community suffering from depression to “talk to someone they trust” and emphasizing that suicide is not the answer, the girl outlined the events that led to her attempt at suicide.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Wicklow Enterprise Centre has secured over $245,000 in funding which will be used to improve access to Wicklow Gaol and for new audio and video equipment.

Funding totaling $250,000 will be provided by Bord Failte with the enterprise center providing an additional $62,000.

Upon hearing the news at last Wednesday's monthly meeting of Wicklow Town Council, Clr. Conal Kavanagh commented, “to attract a grant of €192,000 has to be welcomed. Also putting in another €48,000 is very good news for a visitors attraction that is so important to the town. Putting other issues with the enterprise park aside, this has to be welcome news.”
[Source: Irish Independent]