Wexford News

First sod turned at new school site

IT WAS a good news day in New Ross on Monday when a formal sod-cutting ceremony was held on the site of the town’s new primary school buildings in Castlemoyle. The honour of cutting the first sod on the site...

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Unimaginable – father’s grief outlined to court

THE GRIEF of a local Wexford father was outlined at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday (Monday) as convicted murderer Graham...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:07pm Read More

130 million litres down the drain

Water leak in the rear garden in a house in Maudlintown. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WATER leak in a housing estate, which was reported over 16 months ago to the Co. Council, has seen,...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:05pm Read More

Refuge and unions in Labour Court

A DISPUTE between Wexford Women’s Refuge and two unions over the subject of enhanced severance payments came before the Labour...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:01pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Uphill finishes at Wexford’s first day of left-handed racing

135 ENTRIES have been received for Tuesday’s Wexford races where the horses will run left-handed for the first time in nearly 60 years and if the experiment is a success it could become a permanent change. “The racecourse was originally...

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Eight races, an early start and a big jackpot at Wexford tomorrow

Wexford racecourse where tomorrow's action will get under way at 3.55 p.m.
Wexford races have been granted a jackpot pool of €12,842, carry over from today’s card at Tipperary where the prize...

Thursday, 09/04/15 - 10:16pm Read More

200 cyclists will contest Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race over Easter weekend

200 cyclists will compete in the international Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race this weekend. Pic: Christy Farrell.
THIS YEAR’S Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race run on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday has been oversubscribed by 50, which means...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 4:48pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

Jesus rocks!

EVEN BY its own extremely high standards this year’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by New Ross Musical Society was an outstanding piece of work. The level of professionalism that the society exudes in every performance is incredible but this...

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All the world’s a stage for Festival

A HUGE crowd attended the recent launch of the 52nd Wexford Drama Festival which took place in the Riverbank House...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:19am Read More

Fundraising Table Quiz

A 17-YEAR-OLD girl is hosting a Table Quiz at Wexford Golf Club on Tuesday, March 3 to raise funds for...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:14am Read More


Kidd: Death threats against Perkins ‘horrific’

Jodie Kidd says the way Sue Perkins was treated by 'Top Gear' fans was "horrific".With both women being named the bookies' favourites to take over from Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC Two show, the 36-year-old model has slammed those who...

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Snoop: I got into England because Queen’s grandbabies love me

Snoop Dogg is only allowed in the UK because of Britain's Prince Harry and Prince William.The 43-year-old US rapper claims...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 9:58am Read More

German cinemas in dispute over Avengers fee

Several hundred cinemas in Germany are refusing to screen the new Avengers film in a dispute with Disney over rental...

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Anne Kirkbride up for Soap Award

Coronation Street legend Anne Kirkbride is up for a British Soap Award nearly four months after her death.The 60-year-old actress,...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 6:43am Read More

Draw takes place for All-Ireland drama finals at Kilmuckridge

Launching the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival at Kilmuckridge are Margaret walsh, Michael Johnston (Festival Director), Cllr Mary Farrell and Dan Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell.
All systems are in place for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals opening in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall on Friday, April...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:12pm Read More

National News

Gastric bypass operations to resume at Dublin hospital

Gastric bypass operations are to resume at a Dublin hospital, after cuts stopped the programme for almost a year.Some 250 people are currently on the waiting list for surgery at St Vincent's Hospital. Only 50 operations will take place this...

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Noonan: Siteserv inquiry will not look at AIB

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has ruled out widening the terms of reference in the SiteServ inquiry to include transactions...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 12:13pm Read More

Judge asks jury to use ‘common sense’ as they deliberate in ‘assisted suicide’ case

The jury in the trial of a taxi driver in connection with the alleged assisted suicide of an MS sufferer...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 11:56am Read More

Survey finds Irish people need to become familiar with their home country

More than a third of Irish people are unable to find Cavan on a map, a survey by Jury's Inn...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

National Sport

VIDEO: Terry ranks points over performance

John Terry recognises Chelsea's performances in the second half of the season have been forgettable, but says it matters not a jot as Jose Mourinho's men close in on the Premier League title.Arsenal supporters sang "boring, boring Chelsea" during Sunday's...

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VIDEO: O’Sullivan makes obscene gesture

Ronnie O'Sullivan was in a mischevious mood last night.The Rocket was storming past Matthew Stevens at the World Championship in...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 10:52am Read More

Maguire undergoes crucial surgery

Jason Maguire will today undergo an operation in a bid to save his career.Maguire finished second to Tony McCoy in...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 10:06am Read More

Mickelson to miss Match Play in San Francisco

Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco for personal reasons, paving the way...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 8:44am Read More

Mourinho: Boring is 10 years without a title

Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger after Chelsea were called "boring" as they closed in on...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 7:40am Read More