Tag Archives: Wicklow

A gorse fire near Valleymount, Co Wicklow on Wednesday; tweets about the fire

This morning.

RTÉ reports:

An appeal has been issued for people not to set hill fires, as experts say that hundreds of acres of land across the Wicklow Mountains have been destroyed due to gorse fires.

It is believed that the natural habitat of a large number of creatures have been destroyed as a result of the fires, and the head of Wicklow Fire Service has said there is little doubt that the fires were started illegally.

Aidan Dempsey said given the Covid-19 issues,it is “doubly frustrating” to be sending crews and the Air Corps out to fight fires which he said “are not accidental“.

Wicklow gorse fires destroy ‘hundreds of acres’ (RTÉ)

Meanwhile…

Via Department of Agriculture

Meanwhile, separately…

Green Party’s Steven Matthews and Erika Doyle, Steven’s wife and his General Election 2020 campaign manager

This morning.

Via Independent.ie:

Wicklow TD Steven Matthews was forced to give up his council seat after he was elected to the Dáil.

But now his wife, Erika Doyle, has been co-opted to replace him on Wicklow County Council…

“The Green Party is a fully democratic party,” she said, before adding: “People are not appointed because of who they know and I wasn’t appointed.

I was selected, I was nominated and a full process was gone through and the Green Party members in Wicklow believe I am capable to represent them.”

‘I was transparently selected’: Green TD’s council seat is taken by his wife (Independent.ie)

Journalist Erika Doyle To Replace Green Party’s Steven Matthews On Wicklow County Council (Wicklow Now)

Pic via Wicklow People

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland tweetz:

This is the weekly supply of meat for a family of 4 in emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in Wicklow. By not giving asylum seekers enough food, the owner makes more money. End #DirectProvision @LeoVaradkar @CharlieFlanagan @davidstantontd

Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (Facebook)

Previously: Speaking Directly

This morning.

Powerscourt, County Wicklow.

The Sugarloaf Mountain from the Powerscourt Estate, which Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will view at the start of a two day Irish visit this afternoon.

The Duchess will also visit Bray, Broadsheet‘s base of operations since 2010, to play the slots visit a women’s refuge.

More as we get it.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews