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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Wicklow

This week
5th February 2023 - 8th February 2023
# Wrap
Cavan and Offaly continue winning ways; McEntee's Sligo overcome McConville's Wicklow
In Division 4, Leitrim and Laois lead the way with two wins from two.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Arrest
Man arrested over murder of Paul 'Frank' Byrne whose skeletal remains were found in 2010
Byrne (20) was last seen on 15 July 2009 at Kilmartin Green, Tallaght in Dublin.
# Wicklow
Man arrested and €100,000 of cocaine seized by Gardaí in Arklow yesterday
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Rathmines Garda Station.
Last month
January 2023
# Leinster
O'Gara shoots 1-4 as Dublin claim early O'Byrne Cup victory over Wicklow
Baltinglass hosted tonight’s clash.
Last year
# Baltinglass
Woman (60s) killed in two-car collision in Wicklow late last night
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
# Wicklow
Gardaí appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary in Greystones
One woman in her 40s was injured during the burglary.
# success
Wicklow Rugby Club lift first national trophy after famous AIL Conference final win
Naoise O’Reilly’s nimbly-taken try on the hour-mark guided Wicklow to glory against Galwegians yesterday.
# denis nolan
Defrocked priest due to be sentenced next month for raping a child in a Wicklow parish
Denis Nolan was the curate in Rathnew from 1988 to 2012, having been ordained in 1979.
# Blessington
Suspected arson attack overnight at home in Co Wicklow
The attack occurred in a housing estate on the edge of Blessington.
# Lightning
'No impact on the grid' after wind turbine catches fire during lightning storm off Wicklow coast
A vessel reported seeing a wind turbine on fire at around 12 noon yesterday.
# Gardaí
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to aggravated burglary in Arklow
A number of men forced their way into a property in the Wicklow village.
# All Clear
Irish Water says supplies in Dublin and Wicklow safe to drink after reports of 'earthy' taste
Irish Water conducted tests of the drinking water in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin City and North and East Wicklow areas.
# Wicklow
Wicklow landowners fined €1,000 each for setting gorse on fire out of season
Burning living vegetation during the closed season is an offence under Section 40 of the Wildlife Acts 1976-2018.
# Water quality
Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow
The utility company said the water is safe to drink.
# Charlie Bird
Charlie Bird has been conferred with the Freedom of County Wicklow
He is only the third receipient of the honour, after Daniel Day-Lewis and Katie Taylor.
# Rail Disruption
Irish Rail customers face 'significant disruption' this weekend due to engineering works
It will see lines closed between Portarlington and Limerick Junction, and Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow.
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# women's ail
Old Belvedere overcome UL Bohs, Galwegians cruise to victory with 12-try rout
Old Belvedere, Galwegians and Blackrock College all secured wins on the opening day.
# Arklow
Fire-fighters extinguish 'significant' industrial fire in Co Wicklow
The fire broke out in the Croghan Industrial Estate in Arklow.
# Your Say
Poll: Has your area ever been used for a film set?
A large film set in Wicklow has popped up overlooking a beach beauty spot.
# magheramore beach
Wicklow council probed ‘film set’ house structure at beauty spot on hospitality mogul’s land
The landowner – a company owned by Paddy McKillen Jr of Press Up – said no planning permission was needed for ‘temporary’ structure.
# Organised Crime
Probe into alleged garda leak to a crime gang about a protected witness
The investigation is believed to be linked to associates of the Kinahan organised crime group.
# Accident
Horserider airlifted to hospital after accident in Wicklow
The rider was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
# Bray
Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs following search of car in Wicklow
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the seizure.
# Missing
Gardaí and family concerned for welfare of 37-year-old man missing from Wicklow
Damien Bain has been missing from his home in Wicklow Town since Friday 15 July.
# Wicklow
Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.
# Wicklow
Woman rearrested in Wicklow stabbing death investigation
Juris Viktorovs, 36, was stabbed to death in an incident at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, County Wicklow on 10 February last.
# Crone Woods
Wicklow Fire Service battling forest fire since early hours at popular hiking spot
The Air Corps have been called to the scene too.
# Planning
Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.
# garden county
Case for the Tailteann Cup, a life committed to Wicklow football and March manager change
The Wicklow footballers play Waterford in the Tailteann Cup preliminary round on Saturday.
Meath fire 4-13 past Wicklow to book Leinster semi-final spot
Two early goals from Jack O’Connor and James McEntee helped Meath to a home victory.
# greystones
Woman in her 50s dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Wicklow
Emergency services attended the scene shortly after 12:30pm following reports of three swimmers in trouble.
# Wicklow
Coastal erosion and cost of repairs endangers Bray cliff walk
Wicklow County Council were forced to close off parts of the Bray Cliff Walk last year.
# interruption
Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.
# Missing Person
Man missing from Wicklow found safe and well
Gardaí thanked the public for their help locating the man.
# women's AIL wrap
UL Bohemians overcome Wicklow to set up heavyweight All-Ireland Cup final
Bohs will take on the back-to-back league winners in two weeks’ time.
# Moving On
Wicklow search for new manager after Kelly departure
A change in work commitments has prompted Colin Kelly to depart.
# Wicklow
Two charged following arrests as part of ongoing Wicklow investigations
Gardaí seized four guns and drugs with an estimated value of €48,000 yesterday.
# Wicklow
Four firearms seized and four people arrested in search operation in Wicklow
A Sten machine gun was seized alongside three handguns.
# Barbara Bracken
Gardaí concerned for welfare of woman missing from Bray
Barbara Bracken (50) has been missing since yesterday.