Hook hits the 200,000 mark

Visitors to the Hook have topped the 200,000 mark so far this year
HOOK LIGHTHOUSE attracted over 200,000 visitors for the first nine months of this year. A spokesperson for the facility said everyone involved with the lighthouse is delighted with the news which was contained in an independent report from data compiled...

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Glitz and glamour at gala ball

Colm Duggan, Britney Purcell, Asha Hussein, Dylan Roche and Kody Purcell pictured at the New Ross Slimming World Gala Ball in the Brandon House Hotel. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS a palpable buzz of excitement in the Brandon House Hotel recently when the Terrerath Slimming World group celebrated its first anniversary with a Gala Ball. The members of the group have lost a staggering 868 stone 5lbs over...

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Three-year old among refugees in container

FIVE REFUGEES, believed to be from the Middle East, were discovered inside a container delivered to a local transport company...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 10:38am 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...

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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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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

Memorial ceremony at St. Kearns

Pictured above are the survivors of the 1920 explosion at St. Kearns – following their release from prison
THE ANNUAL commemoration ceremony at the monument in St. Kearns will take place on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m....

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Renewed appeal for missing man

Gardai in Portarlington have appealed for information relating to the whereabouts of Tony Egan who has strong connections with New Ross
GARDAI IN County Laois have renewed their appeal for help locating a man with strong New Ross connections who has...

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Land price is ‘phenomenal’

A farm in Bannow sold at auction for €655,000 last weekend
A FARM holding in Bannow was sold for a phenomenal price at auction last weekend, according to the auctioneer involved...

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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

Bridge name causes tension

The naming of the new bridge (artist impression above) which will form the centre-piece of the New Ross by-pass caused a lot of tension in the local authority chamber this month
THE PROPOSED name of the New Ross by-pass bridge has caused tension in the local authority chamber with one official...

Thursday, 22/09/16 - 11:11am Read More

Wexford man an Australian hero

A WEXFORD man has been nominated for a ‘Pride of Australia’ award, having saved his friend from the grip of...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:03am 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...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:42am Read More

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...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:15am Read More