Wexford News

Houghton Hospital is not closing

New Haughton hospital New Ross. Photo; Mary Browne
THE HSE has said that the New Houghton Hospital in New Ross is not in danger of closing – despite staff being called into a meeting last week. Concerns about the future of the facility surfaced over the last few...

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Lidl’s largest store in the country opens its doors in Gorey

The interior of the new Lidl store, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
Gorey has received a vote of confidence in the retail trade with a multi-million euro investment in a new store...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 11:29pm Read More

Three locals face serious drugs charges

THREE YOUNG Wexford men who have been living and working in Australia for the last number of years are facing...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 5:41pm Read More

Smiles and snubs? Contracts signed for €1million Athenaeum refurbishment

Minister Brendan Howlin, Tony McClean (Chairperson of Athenaeum committee) and Cllr Paddy Kavanagh are pictured at the signing of contracts in Enniscorthy. Pic: Christy Farrell
THERE WERE plenty of big smiles at Enniscorthy Athenaeum yesterday (Monday) as members of Wexford County Council gathered with the...

Tuesday, 06/10/15 - 11:19am Read More

Wexford Sport

Point-to-Point racing at Fairwood, Tinahely, next Sunday

The first point-to-point action in the south-east for the new 2015-’16 season gets under way at Fairwood, Tinahely, with a six-race card run under the auspices of the Shillelagh & District Foxhounds. Seventy-six entries have been received, the track is...

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History is made

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NEW ROSS man, Tadhg Furlong, made history for himself at the weekend when he became the first man ever from...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:24am Read More

Bertram Allen on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone

Leading Wexford showjumping rider Bertram Allen is set for a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone. The 20-year-old...

Friday, 28/08/15 - 11:50pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

Billy’s ‘Clean Break’ with RTE

Billy Roche. Pic: Jim Campbell
AFTER MONTHS (and years) of planning, writing, pre-production, re-writing, filming and post-production, the long awaited TV series from the pen of local writer Billy Roche hits our screens on Sunday night. The four-part drama ‘Clean Break’ is a very modern...

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A dazzling array of colourful creations

Exhibitors pictured with Cllr Tony Dempsey (Chairman, Wexford County Council), Deidre Southey (Curator), Brian Hand (Wexford Campus, Carlow IT), John Carley (Director of Services, Wexford County Council), Philip Knight (Assistant Staff Officer) at the official opening of the art exhibition 'Preponderance of Colour' in the Wexford County Council Buildings. Pic: Jim Campbell
VISITORS TO Wexford Co. Council may be inclined to get in, get out and get gone, but with a new...

Wednesday, 23/09/15 - 11:16am Read More

Help fund Michelle’s debut novel ‘Scourged’

Michelle Dooley Mahon is hoping to publish her memoir in October with the help of a crowdfunding initiative. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD WRITER Michelle Dooley Mahon is appealing to the public of Wexford and beyond to get behind her Fund-it campaign...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:04pm Read More


PPI Radio Awards winners were announced last night

The 2015 Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway. Attended by over 700 guests and presented by comedian Barry Murphy a great night was had by all.Taking...

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What’s new at the flicks?

The SuffragetteIn 1912 London, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) works long, gruelling hours in a laundry with her husband Sonny (Ben...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 7:06pm Read More

Friday’s TV tips

Check is Euro 2016 Qualifier Live on TV3 instead of ITV below.The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Film4, 6.55pm)[raw][/raw](2012) Charlie...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:37pm Read More

TV3 apologises for 9/11 joke on The Seven O’Clock show

Bosses at TV3 have apologised to viewers for ‘a joke’ concerning 9/11 on The Seven O'Clock Show.The ‘gag’ was made...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:48pm Read More

5 Seconds of Summer announce Irish tour dates

Brace yourself for fan girl hysteria - 5 seconds of Summer have announced the dates of their UK and Ireland...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 11:56am Read More

National News

Mental Health Ireland CEO asks everyone to treat mental health issues with dignity

We are being asked to treat people with mental health issues with dignity and respect. Today marks World Mental Health day and across the globe citizens are being reminded to offer support to those in need, but also to take...

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Sleep-out at Leinster house will urge Government to declare a national homelessness emergency

The Government is being urged to declare a national homelessness emergency. Activists are holding a sleep-out to mark World Homeless...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 7:35am Read More

Budget reported to set aside more money for health and education

The final touches are being put in place for Budget 2016.A cut in the Universal Social Charge is one of...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 8:33am Read More

‘Number of fatalities’ at serious blaze in Dublin

Six units of Dublin Fire Brigade are dealing with a serious blaze in Carrickmines.Several people are believed to have been...

Saturday, 10/10/15 - 9:36am Read More

National Sport

WATCH: Peter O’Mahony ‘We’ve a game plan we’re going to stick to’ against France

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun CroninIreland flanker Peter O’Mahony believes it’s do-or-die time for this Irish team as they ready themselves for Sunday’s crucial game against France. A win will mean Joe Schmidt’s men top the Pool D table and...

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WATCH: Schmidt: Earls and Henshaw will show ‘limitless courage’ against Bastareaud

By Grainne McGuinness and Shaun CroninIreland head coach Joe Schmidt is backing his centre partnership against the might of French...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:46pm Read More

Elliott called into Ireland squad as Given ruled out

Rob Elliot has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial final Euro 2016 qualifying game...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 4:02pm Read More

VIDEO: Joe Schmidt keeping one eye on World Cup quarter-final

By Brendan O’BrienJoe Schmidt has opted to attempt a delicate balancing act by tinkering with his choice of personnel for...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 5:26pm Read More

FIFA crisis: Exco members push for delay to presidential election

FIFA’s executive committee is being urged to discuss postponing the presidential election at an emergency meeting following the crisis that...

Friday, 09/10/15 - 3:22pm Read More