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 Saturday night to see the man in the red suit switch on the town’s Christmas lights. The organisers had totally...

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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

Enniscorthy mourns William Trevor

WILLIAM TREVOR. Picture courtesy of The Irish Times.
                  The literary world has been devastated by the death of one...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 9:04pm Read More

No plan to reduce library staff

Pictured at the IMPACT meeting in the Brandon House Hotel were Noel Stacey (Branch secretary, Wexford), Orla Carroll (Kilkenny Branch secretary), Bob Cowman (Wexford IMPACT Branch Chairman), Shay Clinton ((Assistant General Secretary IMPACT). Pic: Jim Campbell
LIBRARY STAFF throughout County Wexford were represented in New Ross last week at a special meeting convened to discuss possible...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 2:00am Read More

Fire service wins major award

Pictured (left-to-right) at the recent safety awards were: Fergal McKevitt, NISO Secretary, Aiden Hassett, John Carley, Paul L’Estrange and Amanda Richards – all from Wexford County Council
WEXFORD COUNTY Council’s Fire Services Department has won a south east regional award for its Health and Safety Management System....

Monday, 21/11/16 - 12:15am Read More

Rent rates rise in Wexford

RENTS ARE on the rise again in County Wexford. According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by property website Daft.ie,...

Tuesday, 15/11/16 - 11:22am Read More

4 of Us ready to rock Wexford again

WEXFORD ARTS Centre will be rocking to the sounds of iconic Irish hits when Newry band ‘The 4 of Us’...

Tuesday, 15/11/16 - 10:58am Read More

Ramsgate residents bring their concerns to public meeting

Children from the Heath, Ramsgate Village are pictured protesting in their estate. Pic: Christy Farrell
A public meeting to discuss the concerns of the residents at Ramsgate Village will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9,...

Tuesday, 08/11/16 - 9:49pm Read More

New Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit on way

THANKS TO funds bequeathed to the Friends of Wexford General Hospital by the late prominent Wexford businessman Herbert Amon, of...

Tuesday, 01/11/16 - 11:32am Read More

Magical journey into the unknown

Shane Kenny will launch his third album, 'The Great Unknown', in Infusion Cafe, Monck Street, Wexford, on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m.
THERE CAN be few harder working singer-songwriters on the contemporary Irish music scene than Shane Kenny. About to release his...

Monday, 31/10/16 - 10:47am Read More

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

Shock as Wexford’s remaining railway link faces closure

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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

First book from pen of Sinuri, 11

Cllr. Malcolm Byrne is pictured with the author of 'The Lost Creature' Senuri Wickramaratne at the book launch in the Gorey Library. Pic: Christy Farrell
  Sinuri Wickramaratne is a new name to remember in the world of children’s literature and her first published illustrated...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 12:29pm Read More

‘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...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:08am Read More

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...

Thursday, 13/10/16 - 11:15pm Read More

Gorey finalist for Ireland’s Friendliest Place title

Gorey has been nominated by Wexford County Council for the Retail Excellence Award and is a national finalist for the...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 9:02pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 06/10/16 - 12:31pm Read More

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