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Planetfall falls victim to ambition and potential

Chris Hayes

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Age of Wonders: Planetfall would have been a rather lackluster release had the developers simply stuck to the tired old 4X genre-format. Fortunately, Triumph Studio's amalgamation of classic 4X gameplay and XCOM-style tactical battles more ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Springsteen soundtrack lifts earthy, coming of age comedy

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

BLINDED BY In 1984, Bruce Springsteen raged against his sense of isolation and alienation in the lyrics to Dancing In the Dark.

He crafted a pop classic from heartfelt self-analysis - 'I'm just tired and bored with myself'; 'There's a joke here ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Viridian Curcumin Complex can help with pain relief

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

I was in Ibiza recently for a family wedding, and what a great wedding it was. But unfortunately the night before the ceremony, I fell flat on my back, crashing my ribs against a concrete step. I was winded, and could ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
34 short-term positions lost at Danone factory

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Danone Nutricia have confirmed that 34 short-term positions have been lost at their Rocklands factory in Wexford town. All of the workers involved were on short term contracts, which the company says are not being renewed at the moment. ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
O’Brien’s trip to America pays off

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Aidan O'Brien made an overnight five-horse raid to the United States on Saturday to contest the famous Arlington Million and a couple of other Group 1s on the card, and it was a worthwhile trip with two seconds and a fourth in the big races earning over ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Gorey boys' glory!

Jason Goodison in Ferrycarrig Park

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Gorey Rangers won the Under-11 Jack Carthy Memorial Cup for the first time in six years as they edged out Glynn Barntown in a pulsating final in Ferrycarrig Park recently.

With all six goals coming in the ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Byrne points way for Ferns

Alan Aherne - SHC Group A in New Ross

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Ian Byrne underlined his quality in the second-half in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, on Saturday as Ferns St. Aidan's considerably enhanced their prospects of booking a place in the Pettitt's Senior hurling championship ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Semi-final defeat

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford contested the All-Ireland Under-16 'A' camogie semi-final versus Cork in Walsh Park, Waterford, on Sunday. Unfortunately, this group of girls lost to last year's All-Ireland finalist by 2-10 to 2-5.

Wexford put in a tremendous performance ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
12th annual Art in the Open festival is best one to date

Maria Pepper

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

The easels have been packed away and the artists departed for another year, but the organisers of Europe's biggest plein air festival, Wexford Art in the Open, already have their sights set on 2020 when the lucky 13th event will be held. ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Snapshot of local history on public display for first time

Maria Pepper

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Never-before-seen photographs of people and buildings from the barony of Bantry in northwest Wexford taken over a hundred years ago, are due to go on public display at Enniscorthy Castle.

'Life in the Wilderness of Bantry' is a special ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Nearly 70 events in Wexford for Heritage Week

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford is to be a hive of activity as National Heritage Week kicks off this Saturday. With the week-long event having grown massively in popularity over the years, this year sees a huge amount of events taking place all over the model ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Busy time for Rosslare Harbour lifeboat

Maria Pepper

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

August is proving to be a busy month for the RNLI Lifeboat in Rosslare Harbour which responded to five maritime emergencies off the coast of Wexford in the space of seven days.

Last Wednesday, the Irish Coastguard tasked the lifeboat ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Major plans for Kilmore Sewerage Scheme

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Raw sewage entering the sea near Kilmore Quay is to become a thing of the past after plans announced by Irish Water to deliver a sewage treatment scheme for the area. According to Irish Water, the project will prevent the discharge of the ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Seminar links soil and a healthy heart

Brendan Keane

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

A seminar focussing attention on the link between soil health and heart health was held recently in Enniscorthy.

The event took place at the Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre (EETC) and was organised by local man, Brendan Byrne, who is ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Councillors tour historical sites

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Several councillors from the Wexford Borough District enjoyed the sunshine as they took a guided tour of some of Wexford's hidden historical gems on Thursday morning.

In recent weeks, Cllr Tom Forde once again raised the issue of ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Start of big week for local Leaving Cert students

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Having sat quiet over the course of the summer, secondary schools across the county exploded back into life this morning (Tuesday) as groups of students arrived to collect their Leaving Cert Results, balancing nerves and excitement as they ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Works at The Crescent are set to continue until end of September

Pádraig Byrne

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Periodic traffic backlogs as a result of works ongoing at Crescent Quay are to continue after it emerged that the project has hit somewhat of a snag and will not be completed until some time in September.

The project, which is said ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Daniel attends Hidden Hearing birthday party

Maria Pepper

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

Singing superstar and television celebrity Daniel O'Donnell took the time between two sell-out performances in the National Opera House in Wexford this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hidden Hearing clinic in Redmond Square. ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
Aldi wins appeal for store extension despite RGDATA objections

Maria Pepper

August 17 2019 12:00 AM

The German supermarket chain Aldi has been granted planning permission on appeal to extend its Wexford store at Newtown Road despite objections from the retail grocers' association RGDATA.

The discount foodstore company had earlier ...

2019-08-17 02:19 open_in_new
HOWLIN CALLS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO RAMP UP NO DEAL PREPARATIONS

The leader of the Labour Party says the Government needs to ramp up its no deal Brexit preparations.

Brendan Howlin says he’s been calling for discussions with the EU about the level of support available to Ireland in the event of no deal.

He’s welcoming Jeremy ...

2019-08-16 13:43 open_in_new
NO STOPPING THE 99 YEAR OLD TANGO DANCER!

A 99 year old World War 2 veteran has become the toast of the World Tango Dancing championships in Argentina.

James McManus lives in Slievrue in South Kilkenny and was given a standing ovation for his performance on the dance floor.

Originally from Scotland of Irish parents James has ...

2019-08-16 12:40 open_in_new