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About 100 staff-members are leaving under a voluntary redundancy scheme because of the branch closures.
[Source: Westmeath Independent]


An Enniscorthy couple has been left overjoyed following the announcement that they were the winners of a coveted wedding-package prize on South East Radio.

Joe Weafer (25) and his fiancée, Yvonne Curran, were one of 13 couples who took part in the radio station’s game “The Price is Right” two weeks ago.

The Xtravision workers, who have been together for the past few years and got engaged earlier this year, couldn’t believe it when they were then announced as the couple who would be walking away with the thousands of Euro-worth prize.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


A Paralympian has challenged Health Minister James Reilly to spend a day in a wheelchair before any more cuts are made to home-care services.

Student Padraic Moran, who has cerebral palsy, said targeting Ireland's most vulnerable would send the country back to the Dark Ages.

The 28-year-old, from Bray, County Wicklow, who represented Ireland in Boccia in London 2012, has 10 hours of personal care a week to help him in the mornings and with his evening meal.
[Source: Wicklow People]