Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Verona Murphy, who ran as an independent after her deselection by Fine Gael for comments she made about Muslim immigrants during a by-election in Wexford last November, has taken the last seat in the five-seat constituency. Also…
…Sinn Féin’s Johnny Mythen topped the poll, with Labour leader Brendan Howlin, Fianna Fáil’s James Browne and Fine Gael’s Paul Kehoe all elected. Minister of State Michael D’Arcy of Fine Gael lost his seat, as did Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne who was elected following the by-election last November.
Independent Candidate Verona Murphy Elected In Wexford (Newstalk)
Previously: Verona Murphy on Broadsheet.
The new Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy bridge over the River Barrow between Glenmore in Co Kilkenny and New Ross, Co Wexford, will be officially opened.
It is now Ireland’s longest bridge at 887m.
They’ve built the bridge and gone over it! First people cross Ireland’s longest bridge in South Kilkenny (KCLR)
Pics via SkycamIreland
Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Wexford and Waterford, valid from 12 noon until 3pm this afternoon.
Via Met Éireann
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) and Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy (left) canvassing in Wexford town yesterday
Main Street, Wexford.
…It was unusual when it comes to a canvas in a county town four days before a by-election, that publicity opportunities would be shunned, but it’s been an unusual campaign for Fine Gael in Wexford.
They [Varadkar and candidate Murphy) largely received a positive reception, with smiles and banter a-plenty between the public and the politicians, although one man in The Book Centre, when asked if he would like to be introduced to the visitors, confided that he would not be seen in such company…
Smiles and banter from Varadkar in Wexford but no time for the waiting press (RTÉ)
Previously: Due Diligence
Local viking John Cox (left) and Gavan Murphy at Wexford’s quayside prepare for the inaugural Viking Fire Festival
This is no Viking Splash.
This is Wexford, 900ad.
Ann Power writes:
A brand new epic festival is set to take place in Wexford town on Saturday, September 28th.
The first annual Viking Fire Festival will be hosted on Wexford’s quayside by the Irish National Heritage Park.
The historical Wexford town will be transformed back to Viking times, as the Wexford Quayside will be turned into a real-life Viking Village hosting an immersive experience akin to life over a thousand years ago.
The Vikings founded Wexford town sometime before 900AD when they first settled and the street layout today can be attributed to these early settlers.
The ancient settlement will be populated throughout the day with a host of re-enactors who will be going about their day-to-day life….
and offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy storytelling, a Viking market, coin striking, spinning, weaving, leatherworking, metalwork and woodwork, with some Viking music performances and even the chance to participate in some slave trading….
Viking Fire Festival
Pic: Patrick Browne