Wexford News

Pools of blood spark fears on the Promenade

Pools of blood were discovered all along the Promanade on Sunday morning last. Pic: John Walsh
A GRIM scene that was described by some as “a blood-bath” was what greeted walkers on the Promenade in Enniscorthy last Sunday morning. Fears were sparked after pools of blood were found at various points along the walkway and blood...

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Shop sells first winner, for biggest win in county!

Plenty of smiles from winning ticket seller Erin Dooley and proprietor Michael Hanrahan at the lotto machine in Hanrahan's Londis, The Faythe. Pic: Jim Campbell
IT WASN’T the average Sunday morning in Hanrahan’s Londis of the Faythe at the weekend as local customers trailed in,...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:47am Read More

Dispute over rent spills onto street

Security men with their faces covered entered Hynes Jewellers on the Main Street. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS commotion on Wexford’s main street on Tuesday week last as a dispute over the payment of rent was...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:32am Read More

The good ol’ days set to return to Opera Festival

David McLoughlin, CEO Wexford Festival Opera expressed his delight that the 2017 Wexford Opera Festival will return to an 18-day festival. Pic: Jim Campbell.
IN YET another sign of a recovering economy, Wexford Festival Opera has announced that from 2017, the annual festival will...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:28am Read More

Wexford Sport

Saturday point-to-point races at Monksgrange has 97 entries

For the second weekend in succession, Bree Hunt will stage point-to-point races over the picturesque Monksgrange track, at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain, near Rathnure tomorrow (Saturday). They raced there very successfully last Sunday for the annual fixture, but...

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Manager is lukewarm on Congress changes

WHILE QUITE receptive to a number of the changes to competition rules applied at national GAA Congress last weekend in...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 4:28pm Read More

‘Mac’ back to face Kerry

CONOR McDONALD starts his first game of 2016 for the Wexford senior hurlers on Sunday when they face Kerry at...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 4:26pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

JestFest kicks off on Friday

The Fanzini Brothers entertain the crowd in the Bullring during last year's JestFest.
THE JESTFEST Comedy and Street Theatre Festival will kick off this coming Friday with an opening gala at the Comedy HUB on Wexford’s quay front, setting the tone for a weekend of laughs and entertainment. Throughout the May Bank Holiday...

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Curtain rises on new theatre company

Pictured at the launch of the Scalder Theatre Company are Billy Roche and the cast of 'Of Mornington' Jack Matthews, Gayle Jordan, Andy Doyle and Michael Dunbar. Pic: Christy Farrell
A LARGE crowd gathered at the National Opera House for the launch of Wexford newest drama group, Scalder Theatre Company,...

Wednesday, 20/04/16 - 9:56am Read More

Ambitious new trilogy for 1916

A BRAND new trilogy of plays, telling the story of Wexford people during the revolutionary period from 1916 to post...

Wednesday, 09/03/16 - 12:02pm Read More


Prescription drugs ‘found with Prince at death scene’

Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his home, according to media reports. Citing law enforcement sources, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old and in his Paisley...

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Turns out, Ireland has two songs to support at this year’s Eurovision

By Anna O’Donoghue We know we are far from our Eurovision glory days, but this year we’ve got a sneaky...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 4:17pm Read More

The Absolutely Fabulous trailer is here and it’s exactly that, darling

By Anna O’Donoghue Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as the famous Patsy and Eddy and they are every...

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Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

A trust company has been appointed to temporarily oversee Prince’s multi-million dollar estate. Bremer Trust was named special administrator of...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 7:13pm Read More

Where’s the beat, buddy?

WHEN I began this column I highlighted that while predominantly about reviewing new original music there would be times when...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:54am Read More

National News

Protestors: Govt has been silent about mental health

A series of protests have taken place around the country to protest at cuts to mental health funding. Around 300 people attended a protest in Dublin, after €12m intended for mental health was sent elsewhere by the HSE. Demostrators heard...

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Legal aid granted to Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy has been granted legal aid for his upcoming trial. The Anti Austerity Alliance TD faces charges of falsely...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 2:04pm Read More

Intel to cut jobs in Ireland

Intel has indicated there will be job cuts here in Ireland Staff at the company have been told its Irish...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 1:51pm Read More

Acting Minister for Health Leo Varadkar defends Mental Health budget

Leo Varadkar has defended spending on mental health services. It follows reports that the expenditure is to be cut by...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 1:49pm Read More

National Sport

Diego Simeone content as Atletico Madrid gain first-leg advantage over Bayern

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was delighted as his side edged Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night and believes there is more to come from matchwinner Saul Niguez. Spain Under-21 international Niguez’s...

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Game abandoned after footballer grabs corner flag and throws it at fans

A Swedish football match descended into chaos last night after a player lost his temper with fans and threw a...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 12:47pm Read More

Frustrated star Tommy Walsh quits Kerry panel

Update: 12.10pm Irish Examiner Sports Editor Tony Leen has now confirmed that Walsh has left the Kerry panel. Earlier Tommy...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 12:17pm Read More

Ireland to host New Zealand and Bangladesh in 2017 ODI tri-series

Ireland have reiterated their desire to test themselves against the best teams on a regular basis after announcing they will...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 10:03am Read More

Jurgen Klopp has not had to stress importance of semi-final to Liverpool players

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he does not need to tell his players the importance of their Europa League semi-final...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 6:56am Read More