Wexford News

Fire damages premises in Enniscorthy town centre

Two units of the fire service tackle a blaze in Enniscorthy's town centre this evening.
Two units of Enniscorthy Fire Service were called to an optician’s premises in Market Square, Enniscorthy, after smoke was noticed coming from an upstairs window. The premises was evacuated as the fire fighters searched for the source of the fire...

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10,000 people came out to welcome Santa Claus to Gorey

Santa showed up to a jam packed Gorey Main St. to switch on the Christmas lights. Pic: Christy Farrell
The Christmas season got off to the perfect start when an estimated 10,000 people packed onto the Main Street on...

Wednesday, 30/11/16 - 12:16pm Read More

Problems with Gorey drinking water should soon be solved

Cllr. Malcolm Byrne at Creagh Demesne, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
A detailed examination of the water pipes at Creagh Demesne housing estate in Gorey conducted by Wexford County Council and...

Wednesday, 30/11/16 - 12:08pm Read More

20 years of MABS

TWENTY YEARS ago this month, Wexford’s Money, Advice and Budgetary Service (MABS) opened its doors in a bid to assist...

Tuesday, 29/11/16 - 12:46pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Two Wexford winners at Horse Racing Ireland Awards 2016

JAMIE CODD. Pic: John Walsh
The winners of the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced at Leopardstown Racecourse today and amongst the winners were champion flat trainer Aidan O’Brien and National Point-to-Point champion, Jamie Codd. Aidan O’Brien won the Flat Award “after a truly...

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Barry O’Neill rides a double at Ballinaboola races

Barry O’Neill was the jockey to follow at the Wexford Hunt point-to-point held at Ballinaboola, New Ross, this afternoon where...

Sunday, 13/11/16 - 7:37pm Read More

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...

Sunday, 09/10/16 - 8:56pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

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 later this month. The event is the brainchild of local filmmaker Dave McGlone who has lived and worked in Wexford...

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€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...

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

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

Entertainment

Past ‘allowances’ towards stars no longer acceptable, says BBC

The attitudes and allowances given to “talent” in the past are no longer acceptable at the BBC, the broadcaster has said. The corporation has published its response to the Dame Janet Smith Review into sexual abuse at the broadcaster. Dame...

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Adele’s album 25 and single Hello in line for Grammy Awards

Adele’s 25 has been nominated for album of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards, while her single Hello is...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 3:43pm Read More

Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said. The star was best...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 2:58pm Read More

BGT winner Richard Jones plans ‘heart-warming’ Royal Variety show for forces

Magician, soldier and Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones has said his show at the Royal Variety Performance will mark...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 2:13pm Read More

Ronan and Storm Keating have some very exciting news

Ronan and Storm Keating are expecting their first child together. The happy couple announced the news today via Storm’s blog,...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 2:01pm Read More

National News

Labour urges Taoiseach to apologise on behalf of State to gays convicted of homosexuality in past

Labour has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to apologise on behalf of the State to gay and lesbian people who were jailed and criminalised in Ireland under “chilling” laws before 1993. Fiachra Ó Cionnaith of the Irish Examiner writes that...

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Man who stabbed mother to death found not guilty by reason of insanity in ‘very distressing’ case

A 32-year-old man who stabbed his retired psychiatrist mother to death with a kitchen knife before attacking his sister and...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 2:41pm Read More

Cabinet agrees to delay pay-by-weight bin charges

The Cabinet has agreed to delay pay-by-weight bin charges. The new pricing system had been due to be introduced next...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 1:45pm Read More

Report claims more than 450 are waiting for hospital beds today

South Tipperary General Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today, according to nurses. The INMO’s trolley watch report...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 1:25pm Read More

National Sport

Here’s our pick of the matches from the FA Cup third-round draw

The FA Cup’s famed third round is fast approaching and, while we all love the competition for pitting minnows against giants, there are some tasty-looking ties involving top clubs. These are a few to look out for. So, West Ham’s...

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Thomas Bjorn to captain Europe at 2018 Ryder Cup in France

Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for the 2018 match in France. The 45-year-old Dane has...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 11:33am Read More

Here’s exactly what we want to see from the final round of Champions League

With just one round of Champions League fixtures left to play, much has been decided in terms of qualification. So...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 10:51am Read More

Cesc Fabregas avoids punishment as FA act after Etihad brawl

Cesc Fabregas avoided further punishment as Manchester City and Chelsea were both hit with charges following Saturday’s stormy clash at...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 9:33am Read More

Football rumours: Manchester City won’t let Joe Hart join Premier League rival

Joe Hart will not be allowed to join one of Manchester City’s Premier League rivals in the summer, but City...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 9:33am Read More