Wexford News

High hopes for St Senan’s college bid

AN AMBITIOUS plan to house a state of the art third level education facility and multi-purpose campus on the grounds of St Senan’s Hospital is rapidly gathering momentum. The plan would aim to attract a partner, ideally IT Carlow who...

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Cineplex centre sells for over €2.25m

THE APPROACH road to Wexford town may soon be set for a welcome face lift, with the vacant former Cineplex...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 12:37pm Read More

‘You have to back yourself’ – Wexford’s globally successful dementia researcher

A WEXFORD native who recently became one of 15 young female science researchers from across the globe to gain UNESCO...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 1:30pm Read More

Building a boat to beat breast cancer

CALLING ALL breast cancer survivors! Work has begun at Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club (WHBTC) on an historic initiative...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 12:26pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Courtown ready for next Sunday’s point-to-point races

The Island Hunt is staging its first point-to-point races in three years over a new track at Ounavarra, near Courtown, next Sunday, with the first of six races off at 2 pm. For visitors exit the M11 off junction 23...

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Good entry for Bray Harriers point-to-point at Tinahely next Sunday

Some of the top trainers in the country are amongst the 79 entries received for the annual Bray Harriers point-to-point...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 11:44pm Read More

Good entry for Fairwood races next Sunday

Seventy-one entries have been received for six races at Fairwood Patk, Tinahely, next Sunday for the first point-to-point of 2017...

Wednesday, 04/01/17 - 10:34pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

Clive’s big part in protest exhibition

A WEXFORD artist, who is based New York, played an integral part in the NASTY WOMEN exhibition which was held in the Knockdown Centre in New York in the run-up to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Clive Murphy, who was born...

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Countdown begins for Wexford Film Festival

THE ART of film will be celebrated at the first Wexford Film Festival which will run at Wexford Arts Centre...

Thursday, 10/11/16 - 4:41pm Read More

€3m development plan for Arts Centre

ON THE occasion of the first public Annual General Meeting of Wexford Arts Centre, the directors of the facility were...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 12:55pm Read More

Entertainment

Viewers ‘heartbroken’ by TV drama about shooting of schoolboy Rhys Jones

Viewers were left “sobbing” and “heartbroken” after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones. Harrowing scenes in ITV’s Little Boy Blue saw the 11-year-old gunned down on his way home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool,...

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Keeley Hawes blames flat screen TVs for mumblegate

Actress Keeley Hawes has said she thinks TV sets are to blame for a spate of dramas in which viewers...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 2:35pm Read More

Happy Mondays announced as headliners for this summer’s Bulmers Live At Leopardstown

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown have today announced the Happy Mondays as the final show of the series. Happy Mondays’ seminal...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 1:37pm Read More

Colin Firth returns in Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer

The first trailer for the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service has been released, confirming that Colin Firth will be...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 12:22pm Read More

Bananarama: Death of our friend George Michael brought us back together

Girl group Bananarama have said they agreed to put their rift behind them and reform because George Michael’s death made...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 11:52am Read More

National News

John Halligan urges Government not to block Citizens’ Assembly recommendations

A Government minister has urged the Dáil and Seanad not to block the abortion recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly, saying that providing there is no “legal impediment” the findings should not be “interfered with”, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith of the...

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52% of women continue to work during maternity leave

Over half of mothers (52%) continue to work during their maternity leave. This includes checking their work email (24%), going...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 2:41pm Read More

Gardaí ‘not prepared’ for Swedish style terror attack

Gardaí say a terrorist attack similar to what happened in Stockholm in recent weeks could happen here, and frontline gardaí...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 2:33pm Read More

Bowel screening service saving lives says Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society says the HSE’s Bowel Screening programme is saving lives. Latest figures show that almost 197 thousand...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 2:25pm Read More

National Sport

Antrim footballers express ‘anger and extreme frustration’ at their own County Board

The Antrim senior football squad has taken the extraordinary step of writing a letter voicing their “anger and extreme frustration” at their own County Board, writes Stephen Barry. The letter stems from an alleged off-the-ball incident, which occurred between the...

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‘Rangers need to spend £50million on players to compete with Celtic’

Former Rangers winger Willie Henderson claims £50million (€59million) is required for new players if the Ibrox club is to compete...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 1:27pm Read More

Gareth Bale to miss both legs of Champions League Madrid derby

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks set to miss the Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico after tests revealed...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 1:21pm Read More

Shane Lowry had a good reason for missing Rory McIlroy’s wedding

Shane Lowry had a good reason for missing Rory McIlroy’s wedding in Cong on Saturday, writes Stephen Barry. McIlroy’s wedding...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 1:09pm Read More

Mike Ross to retire from rugby at the end of the season

Mike Ross will retire from rugby at the end of the season, bringing an end to a career that was...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 12:18pm Read More