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 named as Bobby Rochford. Mr Rochford was a well-known and popular local man who lived all his life in the...

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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 consider the closure of the Dublin to Rosslare railway line is implemented. Gorey could be the terminus for the line...

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17 jobs created as EuroGiant opens

EuroGiant which opened in The Abbey Centre yesterday. Pic: Jim Campbell
ALMOST EXACTLY a month since SuperValu in the Abbey Centre closed its doors, a new chain opened in its place...

Tuesday, 25/10/16 - 11:06am Read More

€500k extension unveiled at Enniscorthy CBS

Carmel Considine unveiling a plaque with principal John Ryan to mark the official opening of the new extention to St. Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS the dawning of a new era at Enniscorthy CBS on Friday as a new state of the art...

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‘We were devastated’ – Corner Boy frontman reflects on Three Sisters defeat

A FORMER member of the team behind the Three Sisters 2020 European Capital of Culture (ECoC) bid, Corner Boy frontman...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:27am Read More

Wexford producers win big at Blás na hÉireann

WEXFORD’S FOOD sector is enjoying a thriving time, having been showered upon with a plethora of 2016 Blás na hÉireann...

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Shock at the sudden death of Fr Aidan G. Jones

Fr. Aidan G. Jones, who died suddenly this morning. Pic: John Walsh
The Diocese of Ferns has been shocked at news of the sudden death of Fr. Aidan G. Jones, (76), who...

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Goodman gets green light for Slaney Foods takeover

Farmers protest the potential takeover of 50% of Slaney Foods by Larry Goodman's ABP Foods at Clohamon earlier this year. Pic: Christy Farrell
FOLLOWING GREAT protests from farmers at both a local and national level, the biggest meat processor in Ireland, Larry Goodman’s...

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Businesses asked to leave Craft Courtyard at Wells House

The Craft Courtyard at Wells House. Pic: Christy Farrell.
TWO SMALL businesses operating from the Craft Courtyard at Wells House & Gardens expressed shock and disappointment this week after...

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Gorey Courtown treatment plant completed at cost of €7.2 million

Pictured is Minister Paul Kehoe, Cllr Pip Breen, Cathaoirleach of Gorey Council and Paul Fallon of Irish Water showcasing the €7.2 million upgraded wastewater treatment plant serving all of Gorey and Courtown in Co. Wexford. This marks a critical investment by Irish Water in essential wastewater infrastructure in Co. Wexford. This project extended the capacity of the existing plant from 12,000 to 35,000 PE (population equivalent) meaning future growth and economic development can be accommodated.
An investment of €7.2 million in a two year project that has the capacity to treat all waste water from...

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Councillors vote to increase property tax

WEXFORD HOMEOWNERS face an additional bill of almost €10, or 18 cent per week, in 2017. County Councillors voted last...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:33am Read More

Wexford has third highest youth unemployment rate

COUNTY WEXFORD has the third highest rate of youth unemployment in the country, at 47 per cent. There were 1,948...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:27am Read More

Opening night at The Athenaeum

Paul Kehoe TD inspecting a guard of honour by Enniscorthy Re-enactment Group at the official re-opening of The Athenaeum. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS an evening to remember at Enniscorthy Athenaeum on Friday as, following a massive amount of work from a...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 11:13am Read More

Strong interest in LEADER aid

OVER 400 people attended Wexford Local Development (WLD) information meetings across the county in recent weeks to hear of how...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:47am Read More

Homelessness reaches crisis point

HOMELESSNESS IS set to reach unprecedented levels across the county this year, Wexford County Council’s Housing Department has confirmed. Speaking...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:43am Read More

A Lidl Setback – Permission refused for new store

Lidl on Bellefield Road.
GERMAN SUPERMARKET giants Lidl have been rejected planning permission to build a new store on their current site at Bellefield...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 1:56pm Read More

Tackling Wexford’s drugs scourge

WHAT CAN be done about County Wexford’s increasing drugs problem? That was amongst the chief topics for discussion at yesterday’s...

Wednesday, 14/09/16 - 3:25pm Read More

World Beer Award for Wexford

Jack Doyle behind the taps at Jack Doyle's Brewery
A COUNTY Wexford brewery, representing Ireland, was the proud recipient of a silver medal at the 2016 World Beer Awards...

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LEADER Programme information meetings

INFORMATION MEETINGS in advance of the long-awaited commencement of the new LEADER funding programme will take place across the county...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:20am Read More

Three Sisters bid criticised by judges

WEXFORD, WATERFORD and Kilkenny’s unsuccessful joint bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2020 has been criticised by...

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