Wexford News

Pilot killed in Cessna mountain crash ‘may have misjudged flying height’

A pilot who died with his friend when their light aircraft crashed into a mountain may have misjudged how high he should have been flying, investigators have said. Paul Smith, 57, from Rathmore near Athboy, Co Meath, was with 69-year-old...

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Man dies in house fire at Clonroche

The house at The Villas, Clonroche, where an elderly man lost his life this morning.
The man in his seventies who died in a fire at his home in Clonroche yesterday morning (Wednesday) has been...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 12:37am Read More

Chamber President proposes initiative to save jobs

THE PRESIDENT of Wexford Chamber, Karl Fitzpatrick, has called upon the government to immediately introduce measures to help prevent Brexit-related...

Wednesday, 26/10/16 - 10:42am Read More

Shock as Wexford’s remaining railway link faces closure

County Wexford could be left with only 10 kilometres of rail operations if proposals by the National Transport Authority to...

Tuesday, 25/10/16 - 12:18pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Barry O’Neill’s treble at Tinahely

Over the first fence in the four year old maiden race at Fairwood, Tinahely, today, were Graystown (John Barry) 15, and Some Clash (Richard Harding) 11. The winner was Manitowoc County (Jamie Codd) in the orange jacket, while sleeves and orange cap.
Popular Wexford rider Barry O’Neill was the man to follow at today’s point-to-point fixture at Fairwood, Tinahely, when he won the last three races on the card. Reigning champion Jamie Codd also enjoyed success. Wexford trainers Colin Bowe, Denis Murphy...

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New point-to-point season opens at Fairwood Park, next Sunday

New point-to-point season gets underway at Fairwood Park, Tinahely,next Sunsay.
The 2016-’17 point-to-point racing season opens at Fairwood Park, Tinahely, next Sunday with the first race off at 2 pm....

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 5:28pm Read More

Anyone for women’s rugby?

Gorey Rugby Football Club Women’s section are having a ‘Give It A Try’ open coaching session in Gorey RFC on...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 3:20pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

€3m development plan for Arts Centre

Board members- Rosemary Hayes, Mary Ruth Walsh, Tom Enright (CEO, Wexford County Council), Fred Karlsson, Elizabeth Whyte, Sharon Warburton and Juliana Walters pictured at the Wexford Arts Centre AGM and Presentation. Pic: Jim Campbell
ON THE occasion of the first public Annual General Meeting of Wexford Arts Centre, the directors of the facility were delighted to announce that funding was being sought for a €3m development. The plan, which will see a comprehensive extension...

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An eclectic mix for TEDx talks

Pat Falvey will discuss the future of our mindset at the TEDx Wexford event.
THE TEN speakers who will take part in the upcoming TEDxWexford – Tomorrow Imagined event at Wexford Arts Centre have...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 12:47pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:42am Read More


These are the top 10 scariest celebrities – as shown in watermelons

Which celebrity would you want guarding your door this Halloween in order to ward off unwanted trick or treaters? It seems there are 10 in particular who are top of many people’s list for the scariest celebrities of the year...

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Strictly’s Danny Mac: High rumba score made no sense to me

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Danny Mac has admitted he couldn’t understand why his rumba scored so highly. The former Hollyoaks...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 7:20pm Read More

Adam Deacon has high hopes for the next generation of home-grown filmmakers

Coming out of a conversation with Adam Deacon it’s difficult not to feel hopeful – not just for him, but...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 6:35pm Read More

Tom Hanks or Bill Murray? Find out why a photograph has the whole world confused

Tom Hanks is the acting legend of classics such as Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and of course as Woody...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 6:20pm Read More

Candice and her new hairdo praise Bake Off as an ‘amazing series’

Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown has paid tribute to the “amazing” programme at a book signing event,...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 5:50pm Read More

National News

Bombardier has brought its plans to axe 1,000 Belfast jobs forward by a year

More than 1,000 jobs are to be shed at the Bombardier aircraft manufacturer this year in Belfast, a union leader said. The Canadian-owned firm plans to complete its 1,080 redundancy programme this year instead of next. The aerospace company said...

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Irish Navy rescues 300 migrants, but 90 drown elsewhere as they cross Mediterranean

Almost 300 migrants have been rescued from the Mediteranian by the Irish Navy. The LÉ Samuel Beckett took the group...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 3:28pm Read More

Fracking ban gains ground after Fianna Fáil opposes delay to legislation

Attempts to get the Government to ban fracking look set to pass their first hurdle, it has emerged. Legislation put...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 3:08pm Read More

Gardaí learn to intercept vessel and deal with hostage situation in major training exercise

Gardaí learned from a major emergency training exercise to intercept a ship in the Irish Sea, a senior commander said....

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 3:49pm Read More

National Sport

Three charged over London Stadium crowd violence

Three people have been charged following crowd violence which erupted at the West Ham v Chelsea match on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. James Colin Smith, 36, of Monklands, Letchworth Garden City, was charged with common assault, assault on police, and...

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Paul O’Connell became a Question of Sport legend with this outrageous answer

Paul O’Connell is a hero in most people’s eyes for his successful rugby career but he may have found a...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 7:37pm Read More

Things just got worse for David Moyes

Just as he thought his day couldn’t get worse, it has. After being sent off in last night’s 1-0 defeat...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 6:30pm Read More

Ronan O’Gara reveals how ‘great rugby moment’ helped players come to terms with Foley loss

Ronan O’Gara has revealed how Munster players old and new laughed through the tears as they came to terms with...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 5:17pm Read More

Paul O’Connell thinks double meeting with New Zealand is ‘brilliant’ for Ireland

Paul O’Connell insists it is “brilliant scheduling” that Ireland must face the record-breaking All Blacks twice in three weeks. Former...

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