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PENSION PAYMENTS BEGIN

Payments are to start flowing to pensioners this week who were denied a bigger penison due to budgetary changes brought in 2012

It effected many home makers who took time out to rear families in the 1970s and 80s

The government was forced to recognise this last year and make ...

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JUST THREE IDA SITE VISITS TO WEXFORD

County Wexford was near the bottom of the list for IDA site visits last year

Figures released following a parliamentary question from Fianna Fail show just three site visits by IDA backed companies were made to County Wexford in the past twelve months

This is the same number as for ...

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RESTRICTED USE OF FLOWERS IN HOSPITALS

Hospital visitors are being told not to bring flowers to patients due to the risk of infection they pose.

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group says people are being asked not to bring fresh plants or flowers for safety reasons and to ensure optimum hygiene.

Although the Ireland East ...

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BRITISH LABOUR RESIGNATIONS

One of seven British Labour MPs who’ve announced they’re resigning – says the party has become rotten at its core.

They’ll sit as independents in the House of Commons after accusing the leadership of failing to deal with Brexit, bullying, racism and ...

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Wells House and Gardens weddings are on the rise

Sara Gahan

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Wells House and Gardens situated in Ireland's Ancient East opened its doors last week to engaged couples interested in hosting their wedding at the historic venue.

Niamh Carolan of Wells House reported that the wedding open event went ...

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Rhodiola Rosea a herb with many functions

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Rhodiola Rosea is a favourite herb of mine, one that I often recommend at the shop. It's mostly known for its ability to lift the mood. It aids concentration, supports recall and retention of information, enhances work ...

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Can you tell a male Blue Tit from a female?

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

I don't know how to tell a male Blue Tit from a female Blue Tit.

I remember reading that the female does most of the brooding or sitting on their clutch of eggs while they hatch, and that her partner feeds her as she ...

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Wexford Bus team up with Whitfield

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford Bus has partnered with UPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, to promote ease of access to quality healthcare services for patients across the region.

The partnership will see buses operating between Wexford and ...

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All-Ireland joy for Oylegate-Glenbrien

Michael Heffernan

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Oylegate-Glenbrien were crowned All-Ireland Junior 'B' hurling champions, after the saw off a tenacious Cappamore side in the unofficial, Killeedy G.A.A. club organised All-Ireland hurling final in Raheenagh on Saturday.

Last ...

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Heartbreak for Wexford Albion

Brendan Furlong

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

It may have been painful in the end as Wexford Albion bowed out in the dreaded penalty shoot-out, but they can still reflect back on a tremendous performance against a highly-rated Douglas Hall in this SFAI Cup Under-15 last sixteen game ...

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Opportunity lost for Wexford

Dean Goodison

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Draws are funny, how should one feel at the end? Good draws, bad draws, indifferent draws, in the grand scheme of things they all amount to the same result, one point each.

That's what Wexford left St Patrick's Park with on Sunday ...

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Seasiders go on a scoring spree

Dave Devereux

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Curracloe United brushed aside the challenge of fellow Division 2 outfit Shelburne with a real swagger to ease into the fourth round of the Creane and Creane Wexford Cup after a dominant display at the River Field on Sunday.

The ...

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Rocking time at the Riverbank

Maria Pepper

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

The Riverbank House Hotel rocked and rolled to the sound of Wexford-born guitar legends Robbie Furlong and Bernie Barrett who returned to their home town from Dublin and Philadelphia, respectively, to entertain a large and enthusiastic ...

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Photo exhibition

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

An exhibition of photographs by the accomplished photojournalist Claudio Nego featuring the ethical hunter Neil Motherway was opened at the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig and will continue until March 7.

The photos and an ...

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A Steady Rain at the National Opera House

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Like a Fox Theatre is delighted to present its production of 'A Steady Rain' kicking off this Wednesday and running until Saturday.

Under the directorship of Eoghan Rua Finn, the show stars Fintan Kelly and Rónán P. Byrne as Chicago cops Joey ...

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County Council sees red

Maria Pepper

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

The Wexford County Council headquarters building in Carricklawn was lit up in bright red to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The transformation took place last Tuesday as the Council headquarters joined a list of iconic buildings ...

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Officers Leanne and Kirsty at centre of historic army ceremony

Maria Pepper

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Two young Defence Force members from Wexford were at the centre of an historic ceremony in Dublin Castle.

Lieutenant Kirsty Moran (19) from Tomhaggard and Lieutenant Leanne Nolan (27) from The Ballagh were among 77 new army officers ...

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Rianna's back on top following her injury woes

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

Everyone loves a good sporting comeback story. Well, in many ways, the story of Wexford's own Rianna Jarrett could compete with any of the sporting epics we see played out on the big screen.

Coming back from the brink, suffering horrendous ...

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Grounds for concern

Words: Maria Pepper Pictures: Ger Hore

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

An increase in daily admission charges and annual membership fees was high on the agenda when the Irish Heritage Trust held an information day in Johnstown Castle.

Four smiling staff members from the Trust, ...

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Des passes the reins after 57 years in Rosslare Harbour Post Office

Pádraig Byrne

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

There was a changing of the guard at the Post Office as postmaster Des Murphy handed over the reigns to his son Alan after 57 years serving the local community.

Des' grandfather was the postmaster in Kilrane, while his mother and ...

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Terms agreed for customs check site in Rosslare

Pádraig Byrne

February 16 2019 12:00 AM

The government are set to enact emergency planning powers to ensure that Rosslare Europort is Brexit-ready. With the clock rapidly ticking on a hard Brexit, it emerged last week that the Office of Public Works (OPW) had agreed terms for ...

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