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Wexford Fianna Fail TD John Browne has claimed that thousands of women in Wexford and all around the country will be facing massive cuts to their pensions due to changes that have come into effect under the radar this month.

Deputy Browne said many women in Wexford who are due to retire soon have no idea that their pensions payments will be reduced significantly, while others don’t know that they may no longer qualify at all.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


A Carnew man who will represent his county at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships is expected to be one of the oldest competitors to take part in the event.

Edward Dowse (80) will compete in the Special Horse Class in New Ross on Thursday, September 27.

The local man who first participated in the competition at the age of 18 in 1950 has been a regular competitor at the championships and has won many classes.

“I competed in the U-21 class for four years from 1950 and won three times. Those are the ones I cherish most because I was only 18. I am looking forward to this year's competition and I would say that I am one of the oldest entering, if not the oldest,” Edward explained.
[Source: Wicklow People]