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Courthouse works to start this year

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Works to get Wicklow Courthouse open again are expected to start in the coming months after the project was included in the ten-year capital plan launched last week.


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String of arrests on Thor Action Day

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Arrests for a range of offences were made within the Wicklow Garda Division over two days last week as part of Thor Days of Action aimed at cutting down on crime levels.



Mental health course available

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A new programme to help people support loved ones experiencing depressing or bipolar disorder is coming to Arklow.



Safety advice at roadshow

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Garda Roads Policing Unit and RSA (Road Safety Authority) Roadshow visited the SuperValu carpark in Wicklow town last Thursday and Friday.


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Seven homes to be built on site of former library

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Plans to build seven social homes this year on the site of the former Arklow library took another step forward last week.


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West Wicklow

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Saints, rebels and stone circles are just some of the treats in store for those heading out along the West Wicklow Heritage Trail.


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South West Wicklow

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The South West Wicklow Heritage Trail follows a path through time from ancient burials and early settlements to the wealthy landed estates and armed rebellion.


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Blessington Lakeside

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A trip around the Blessington Lakeside Heritage Trail is a journey through the social history of north west Wicklow, as it visits sites of religious and economic importance as well as shining a light on population change and migration.


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Call for homes to be brought inside town's boundary

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Boundary Commission is being urged to consider the possibility of bringing housing estates built in Blessington on land which is actually part of County Kildare into the Baltinglass Municipal Area.


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Woman given 15-year ban on keeping animals

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The ISPCA has reacted to a troubling case of animal neglect after a local dog owner was banned from keeping animals for 15 years at Arklow District Court last week.


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NTA 'doesn't intend' to fully restore 133

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The 133 bus route will not got through the town of Bray for the foreseeable future, according to the National Transport Authority.



Mountainbiking season kicks off in Ballinastoe

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Deep in the woods, something was stirring on a Sunday afternoon. Just off the road which runs between Roundwood and Enniskerry a scrum of parked cars was a sign that an event was taking place.



Fifteen Wicklow entries among 'best of the best'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Cafés, restaurants and accommodation providers across Wicklow feature in the latest Georgina Campbell guide.


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Cancer claims life of the Jack White's husband murderer

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Catherine Nevin has died aged 67 in a Dublin Hostel having passed away on Monday night.


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Emma reveals she has little time left

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Bray author Emma Hannigan has announced that she has little time left to live, having battled cancer for the past 13 years.


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West Wicklow heritage trails set to be unveiled at event in Baltinglass

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Three new Heritage brochures for west Wicklow trails are being launched by the Baltinglass Municipal District.


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Greystones has the lowest vacancy rate

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Greystones has the lowest commercial vacancy rate in the State, according to a new report.


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Building for the future in the spirit of Dargan and Brunel

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Upgrading and updating transport links to Wicklow are a key part of the new plan for developing the country, writes Celine Naughton.


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Rathnew girls buzzing after Ireland's Got Talent dance

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Three young dancers from Rathnew lit up TV3's Ireland's Got Talent show last Saturday, prompting judge Denise Van Outen to hit the 'golden buzzer' and send them straight into the semi-finals.


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Farmer (81) 'extremely upset' after farm is targeted by thieves for a second time

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Thieves used a small half-hour window of opportunity to steal a livestock trailer from an 81-year-old farmer in Hollywood.


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Farmer's anguish at sheep attack

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Five sheep belonging to a Rathdrum farmer were killed in two overnight attacks by a pair of dogs last week.


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Ashford Studios planning decision due next month

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Ashford Studios has lodged an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to ease concerns Wicklow County Council has over plans for a proposed €90 million extension.


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Investigation into Sunbeam allegations

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The HSE has confirmed it is working closely with Sunbeam House Services following the suspension of five staff members.