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Opera Festival performer's car torched

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

An Italian mime artist who came to Wexford for a part in Wexford Festival Opera is returning home without his car which was burned out in a vandalism attack.

Tomaso Santinon (37) who had a prominent non-singing role on stage in Adina ...

2019-11-12 17:31 open_in_new
Deficiency in B12 could lead to fatigue

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin, important for energy production, helping to fight fatigue, and tiredness. It's required for a healthy nervous system, cognitive function, and mental health.

B12 is essential for ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Hardy souls urged to take plunge for Special Olympics

Pádraig Byrne

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Members of the public are being encouraged to brave the icy waters at Rosslare once again next month as the Polar Plunge makes a return to the strand.

Wexford hurling hero Rory O'Connor was delighted to join with Wexford Special ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Codd felt 'targeted' after raising irregularities surrounding Anne Street site

Pádraig Byrne

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín has vowed to raise the issue of alleged planning irregularities at Wexford County Council in Dáil Eireann this week.

A long running saga, the issue surrounds the manner in which a site for government ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
McCauley's salon to re-open after fire

Pádraig Byrne

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

After a long wait McCauley's Pharmacy have announced that their beauty salon is to re-open this week, having been forced to close its doors following a fire that raged through the wall cavities of the building back in August.

While ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Cleariestown soldier earns top honours at international event

Simon Bourke

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Wexford soldier has received top honours for his performance at one of the toughest patrolling competitions in the world.

Pte. Daniel Kennedy (23), from Cleariestown, competed at the annual Cambrian Patrol in Brecon Beacons, Wales ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Art calendar in aid of It's Good 2 Talk

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Prints of original paintings produced by artists who took part in this year's Art in the Open Festival in Wexford, are featured in a 2020 calendar which has been produced to raise money for the counselling service It's Good 2 Talk. ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Rosetta's first festival inspired by Shakespeare

Pádraig Byrne

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

While this year's festival may have just drawn to a conclusion amid rave reviews, there is little time to breathe for those behind Wexford Festival Opera.

Far from basking in the glowing reviews of the critics, thoughts have already ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Defending the Caveman

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Broadway's longest running one man comedy show is set to make its Wexford debut on Saturday night as 'Defending the Caveman' takes to the stage at the National Opera House.

Using psychology, sociology and plain old observational comedy, Defending ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Captain Kylie seals the deal with winner

Dean Goodison in the Aviva Stadium

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

It was bound to take something special to turn a run of losses against top teams into victory, and Kylie Murphy's winning goal was just that for Wexford Youths as they claimed the SO Hotels FAI Women's Senior Cup in the ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Wexford link to hockey drama

Brendan Furlong

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Ireland are Tokyo-bound for the 2020 Olympics in hockey following the drama in Donnybrook over the weekend, and a player with strong Wexford connections played an integral part in this fine achievement.

Deirdre Duke, whose mother ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Two goals in 90 seconds vital

Alan Aherne in Innovate Wexford Park

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

A powerful second quarter made all the difference in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday when HWH-Bunclody hit 2-3 without reply in a fruitful spell to leave St. Mary's (Maudlintown) with too much catching up to do in ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Dismal display punished by Naas

Brendan Furlong at IHC in Bellefield

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Cloughbawn turned in a dismal display as they went down to a five-point defeat to a determined Naas outfit in this AIB Leinster Club Intermediate hurling championship quarter-final in Bellefield on Saturday. ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Wexford's business women are making it happen

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Over 90 County Wexford businesswomen and entrepreneurs attended a networking event in Newbay House on National Women's Enterprise Day.

The event was organised by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and was addressed by Mary Walsh of Ire ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Retro Top Ten: This week in 1988

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

'Orinoco Flow' is the song that provided Enya with a springboard to international fame and fortune. Released as the lead single from the Donegal singer's second solo album 'Watermark', it had a three-week run at the top of the UK singles chart and was a ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Loach delivers a sensitive portrayal of cash-strapped family's struggles

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Shopping on the high street continues to experience a steady decline as online retailers woo more of our hard-earned cash.

However, there are hidden costs to the consumer nirvana of casually swiping or tapping a finger to complete everyday ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Opera Festival performer's car burned out in vandalism attack

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

An Italian mime artist who came to Wexford for a part in Wexford Festival Opera is returning home without his car which was burned out in a vandalism attack.

Tomaso Santinon (37) who had a prominent non-singing role on stage in Adina ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Chin and O'Keeffe feted

Brendan Furlong

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Two Wexford Senior hurlers got their hands on coveted PwC Hurling All Star awards when they were announced on Thursday.

Lee Chin and Diarmuid O'Keeffe were among the 15 honoured after leading their county to a Leinster title before ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Wonderful Wexford celebrated at launch of new online portal

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

The opening night of Wexford Opera Festival with its annual fireworks display provided an exciting backdrop to the launch of wexford.ie, a new online guide to County Wexford and everything it has to offer.

The website, managed by ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
Fianna Fail's push for two Wexford seats

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

Hot on the hunt for seats in the by-elections, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin spent a day in Co Wexford on Thursday canvassing with Malcolm Byrne.

Here he sets out why voters should give the North Wexford man their number one, while defending ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new
New life Down Under for Cyril (84)

Maria Pepper

November 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Wexford resident who has begun a new life in Australia at the age of 84, was the toast of fellow motorcycling veterans at a farewell function in the Farmer's Kitchen Hotel.

Cyril Pearson of Coolballow, one of the leading organisers ...

2019-11-09 02:22 open_in_new