Wexford News

Great start to Gorey’s annual History and Heritage Festival

Mary Lou McDonald
The Vice-President of Sinn Féin, Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, was in Gorey Library last night (Friday) where she sang the praises of the History and Heritage Festival and performed the official opening in front of a large gathering. Ms McDonald...

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Man dead in Ballycanew crash

2012 Tidy Town winner, Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A 21 years old man has died in a road traffic collision which occurred on the R741, one mile...

Thursday, 23/06/16 - 11:14am Read More

Doyles’ ceases trading after 47 years

Martin Doyle's Butchers, Court St., Enniscorthy ceased trading after 47 years on Wednesday last. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY SHOPPERS were shocked to find that one of the town’s longest running family businesses had closed its doors for...

Wednesday, 22/06/16 - 4:20pm Read More


Four men being rescued from a rowing boat 22 miles off the north east coast of Wexford by the Rosslare RNLI.
FOUR MEN are lucky to be alive after being rescued from a row-boat off the coast of Wexford. Volunteer members...

Wednesday, 22/06/16 - 2:21pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Saturday point-to-point races at Monksgrange has 97 entries

For the second weekend in succession, Bree Hunt will stage point-to-point races over the picturesque Monksgrange track, at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain, near Rathnure tomorrow (Saturday). They raced there very successfully last Sunday for the annual fixture, but...

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Manager is lukewarm on Congress changes

WHILE QUITE receptive to a number of the changes to competition rules applied at national GAA Congress last weekend in...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 4:28pm Read More

‘Mac’ back to face Kerry

CONOR McDONALD starts his first game of 2016 for the Wexford senior hurlers on Sunday when they face Kerry at...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 4:26pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

A unique premiere for Scalder Theatre

Michael Dunbar, Jack Matthews, Gayle Jordan and Andy Doyle in rehearsal for 'Of Mornington'. Pic: John Walsh
FEW PLACES can rival a rehearsal room when a group of dedicated artists get together to bring a play to life – getting the chance then to bring to life a new Billy Roche play ‘Of Mornington’ is a privilege...

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Cash rich with EP of soulful song-writing

Niall Cash pictured with his band at the launch of his EP 'Frames Have Cracked' in the Wexford Arts Centre. (l to r)- Darra Doyle, Niall Cash, Conor Lyions, Saoirse Kavanagh, Seany O'Brien, Jake Richardson. Pic: Jim Campbell
20-YEAR-OLD singer-songwriter Niall Cash enjoyed a very successful launch of his first EP ‘Frames Have Cracked’ at the Arts Centre...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:36am Read More

Ambitious students bring 1916 to life

Carla Fusciardi Wallace plays the tough and strong-willed Mary Redmond in 'Forget Me Knot', a new play by secondary school student Aoife Beaumont Howell.
A GROUP of ambitious secondary school students will take to the stage of Fusion Café Theatre this Friday night with...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:25pm Read More


Claire Byrne marries Gerry Scollan in low-key Dublin ceremony

Broadcaster Claire Byrne has married her partner of five years Gerry Scollan. The happy couple have two children together – two-year-old Jane and big brother Patrick, aged three. They were married today in Dublin in a surprise ceremony, with just...

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Sinead O’Connor denies she threatened to jump off Chicago bridge

Singer Sinead O’Connor has dismissed reports suggesting she was missing and had threatened to jump off a bridge. The troubled...

Friday, 24/06/16 - 8:10am Read More

Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

Where’s the beat, buddy?

WHEN I began this column I highlighted that while predominantly about reviewing new original music there would be times when...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:54am Read More

New musical society to be launched

A NEW musical society in County Wexford will be launched next month. The Little Sea Musical Society will be unveiled...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:33pm Read More

National News

HSE spends €70k a day on taxis

It has emerged the HSE spends around €70,000 a day on taxis, one of the highest users in western Europe. The Sunday Independent reports that one cab company received almost €1m last year from the Executive. The revelations will increase...

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Brexit creates uncertainty surrounding maintanence of Common Travel Area

It still has not been confirmed whether or not the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK will be...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 11:53am Read More

Irish Euro fans doing their bit for Irish tourism says Minister Shane Ross

Thousands of Irish soccer fans are in Lyon for today’s Euro 2016 last 16 match against host nation France. Hundreds...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 10:53am Read More

€4.3m worth of herbal cannabis seized at Rosslare Port

Investigations are continuing after the seizure of €4.3m worth of herbal cannabis in Rosslare Port, Co Wexford, last night. 215...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 10:27am Read More

National Sport

Hearts thumping around Ireland as RTÉ set promo to Luke Kelly’s Raglan Road

Just in case the whole country wasn’t nervous and emotional enough already, RTÉ started their coverage of today’s football with this. Martin O’Neill’s men prepare to take on hosts in the last 16 of the European Championships, knowing that a...

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Ireland and France teams named for battle of Lyon

The Ireland team that will take on France in the last 16 of the European Championship has been named –...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 1:12pm Read More

Ernie Els within two of lead at Quicken Loans National

Four-time major winner Ernie Els kept himself in contention for a first victory in exactly three years with a third-round...

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:24pm Read More

Steve Johnson seals first ATP tour title with Aegon Open triumph

American Steve Johnson secured his first career ATP tour title by triumphing in Nottingham on Saturday at the Aegon Open....

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:19pm Read More

Colombia victorious over USA at Copa America

Carlos Bacca’s first-half strike earned Colombia a 1-0 victory over the United States and third place at the Copa America....

Sunday, 26/06/16 - 12:14pm Read More