The incident represents a serious blow to the country’s eagle reintroduction programme which has already been blighted by a series of poisoning incidents.

One of the only two Irish-bred white-tailed eagles has been shot and killed in what Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deeniha(...)

Pikemen waiting to march during Vinegar Hill Day in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford in June 1998 to commemorate the 1798 Rebellion. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Some 32 historical sites and attractions have been mapped on a driving route to mark a heritage trail of Co Wexford. Launching the trail today, Minist(...)