Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Pembrokeshire ‘to become part of Ireland’ to avoid Brexit disruption to ports and industry

Published

on

PEMBROKESHIRE is set to be ceded to the Republic of Ireland, in an effort to avoid the disruption to the county’s ports as a result of Brexit.

The Welsh Government had recently admitted that the UK Government’s temporary tariffs on imports, which would come into force in the event of a no deal Brexit, could see Welsh ports lose out. In such a scenario, the UK’s temporary import tariffs will not apply to goods crossing from the Republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland. It is also unlikely there will be routine checks on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, potentially creating an incentive for hauliers to route traffic through Northern Ireland, rather than taking the direct sea routes from Ireland to Wales.

Last year, the president of the Irish Road Haulage Association told Parliament’s Welsh Affairs Select Committee that in a no-deal scenario, the Dublin-Holyhead route would be the only

Irish port able to handle agricultural produce moving between the EU and the UK as it has a specialist inspection post. At Fishguard and Pembroke the facilities are not developed. It has been feared that in Fishguard port alone, 70-80 direct jobs would be lost as a result of Brexit.

A Welsh Assembly committee report found that over 70% of Irish cargo passes through Wales, and voiced concerns that displacement of traffic from Welsh ports as a result of Brexit would negatively impact ports in the Republic of Ireland. As a result, plans have been made to incorporate the county of Pembrokeshire into the Republic of Ireland.

Pembrokeshire would become the 32nd local authority of the Republic, and would be incorporated into the Western region of the Gardaí police service. Trilingual road signs will be erected in the county, displaying directions in English, Welsh and Irish Gaelic.

Pembrokeshire also shares a rich cultural heritage with Ireland. The name Dyfed is derived from the historic name given to the region once settled by the Irish Déisi in the early Middle Ages, and until the 5th century Old Irish was spoken in the region.

Ireland’s citizenship laws currently relate to ‘the island of Ireland’, thereby extending them to Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. Therefore, this will be updated and extended to Pembrokeshire. People of the county may then exercise an entitlement to Irish citizenship, such as an Irish passport, as well as retaining all the benefits of being an EU citizen.

Continue Reading

News

Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

Published

on

A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

Continue Reading

News

Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

Published

on

POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Continue Reading

News

Polling station changes in Pembrokeshire

Published

on

POLLING STATIONS in Pembrokeshire are open today (May 6) but a small number may have changed from the last time you voted.

In Neyland, the polling station will be at the new Community Hub building on John Street.

St Katherine’s Church Hall will be the new host for the station in Milford Haven, having previously been held at the Murray Suite in the town hall.

A polling station will be placed at the leisure centre in Haverfordwest while one at Trecwn has been moved to the Gate, Scleddau.

Voters in the county will be electing for the Preseli Pembrokeshire and the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituencies.

People will also be able to select five MSs to represent the Mid and West Wales Region.

The candidate with the most votes will win the constituency but the ballot for the region will be decided by a different process.

People will be elected according to their share of the vote, using a mathematical process, and gives parties who may have won fewer or no constituencies a better chance of winning regional ones.

It will also be a big day for 16 and 17 year olds as they will be able to vote in Welsh elections for the first time.

The ballots will be counted on Friday (May 7) with results expected to come in from the afternoon.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will close at 10pm.

All those who vote will be required to stick to Covid-19 safety measures including wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

Clean pencils will be available but voters can bring their own pen or pencil.

Continue Reading
News3 hours ago

Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in...

Politics3 hours ago

Pembrokeshire heads to the polls

THE ELECTIONS to the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru take place today, Thursday (May 6). Over the last few weeks, we’ve published...

News4 hours ago

Milford Haven: Man arrested following suspicious flat fire in Robert Street

DYFED-POWYS POLICE have confirmed that the force is investigating a fire which occurred at a property in Lower Robert Street,...

News23 hours ago

Ongoing incident closes busy Haverfordwest road

A MAJOR road in Haverfordwest has been closed due to a police incident this afternoon (May 5) A man was...

News2 days ago

James Oulton found not guilty of 30 counts of sexual assault against 11 ex-pupils

JAMES OULTON, 34, the primary school teacher who was accused of 30 charges of sexual assault against pupils has been found...

News2 days ago

Nineteen arrests and weapons seized during knife crime action week

NINETEEN people were arrested and a number of weapons were seized as police took part in a national week of...

News2 days ago

Haverfordwest: Police investigate alleged assault, one man arrested and bailed

POLICE officers in Haverfordwest are investigating an incident where a woman was reportedly assaulted. The alleged attack took place at...

News3 days ago

Fisherman off Pembrokeshire coast airlifted to hospital with burn injuries

A FISHERMAN has been airlifted to hospital with second degree burns after suffering an injury while on a boat off...

Health3 days ago

Mark Drakeford in Milford Haven as pub tills ring for first weekend since December

As part of the easing of lockdown restrictions, hospitality business owners let out a sigh of relief this week after...

News4 days ago

Treasurer stole £6300 by writing cheques to himself from Pembrokeshire charity

THE TREASURER of a west Wales charity stole thousands of pounds from its coffers by writing out cheques to himself,...

Popular This Week