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Vitamin D deficiency a major problem

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

November 2 was Vitamin D Day, a day to create awareness about vitamin D deficiency. I have to admit that I was surprised to learn that we have a world-wide vitamin D deficiency problem and that we need a day to promote ...

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Leigh's impassioned call to arms across the class divide

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

In an early scene of Mike Leigh's historical drama, an exhausted mother presides over her brood in Manchester with stoic resolve as the bitter cup of oppression overflows in the corridors of Westminster.

'Times is too hard to lose hope. Hope is ...

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Planet is losing animal species every hour - and we are causing it

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

The recent announcement by Bord na Móna of its plans to cease exploitation of several bogs for peat harvesting has to be welcomed from an environmental point of view although it comes at a high price in terms of job losses and ...

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Jackford Gin on a high after scooping top award

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Despite being a company still very much in its infancy, Wexford owned Jackford Irish Potato Gin is well and truly mixing with the big boys, having scooped a gold medal in the gin section at this year's Irish Whiskey Awards.

The company, owned and ...

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Magnificent double-double for Gorey as Under-15s end year on a high

Dean Goodison

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Naomh Eanna completed an historic double-double as they collected the Gorey Guardian Under-15 football Premier championship title by dispatching a gutsy Glynn-Barntown in St. Patrick's Park on Saturday.

This crown, along with the ...

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Gorey set up dream meeting

Alan Aherne

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

The Naomh Eanna men were severely depleted for their maiden voyage into the AIB Leinster Club Senior hurling championship in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, on Sunday, but they bounced back emphatically from a shaky start to defeat Camross with ...

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Enniscorthy bonus point success

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

When scrum-half Arthur Dunne dotted down after just three minutes of play, it looked like it was going to be a long day for visitors Boyne at the Ross Road on Saturday.

So it proved to be, but it did take Enniscorthy a further 50 minutes before ...

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New research group looks into the paranormal

Brendan Keane

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

A new Wexford based group has been set up to investigate paranormal incidents around the county and across the wider south east region.

South East Paranormal Research was established by a team of dedicated researchers who have a ...

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Parrock goal seals the deal to make youths best women's team in Ireland

Dean Goodison in the Aviva Stadium

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Katrina Parrock's 35th-minute goal ensured Wexford Youths ended the season as the undisputed best in the land, with a Continental Tyres Women's FAI Cup trophy sitting pretty with league and shield honours.

It ...

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Joe reads from new work 'Rossetti's Wombat' at Enniscorthy Library

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Renowned poet and winner of last year's Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award at the Wexford Literary Festival, Joe Neal, made a welcome return to Enniscorthy Library to read from his newest collection of poetry. The rather eccentrically titled ...

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Rousing production flies Oyster Lane's flag high

Anna Hayes

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Packed houses and standing ovations greeted the talented group from Oyster Lane Theatre Group, who staged a sterling musical recreation of the life of Michael Collins.

It is a story that most of us are very familiar with, particularly ...

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Howlin's team of candidates is on election footing

Anna Hayes

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Labour Party leader and Wexford TD Brendan Howlin has said that his team of candidates is on election footing, whether the next outing is the local elections or a snap general election before then.

In a wide ranging keynote address at ...

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Turnip fest money presented to IWA

Brendan Keane

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

The Irish Wheelchair Association has expressed gratitude to the people behind last year's Turnip Fest in Gorey after money raised at the event was presented to the organisation.

A cheque for €1,000 was handed over to the IWA's ...

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Wexford woman leads medical research

Brendan Keane

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

A Wexford woman is leading Irish research into the connection between the immune system and the human body's natural body clock.

New Ross native, Dr Annie Curtis, is to be featured in the new Science Apprentice series of books for ...

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School autism unit is opened

Brendan Keane

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Ballymitty National School officially opened its new autism unit, 'An Choill Bheag' in a ceremony before a gathering of parents and staff.

Principal, Audrey McCarthy, welcomed the visitors to the school and a warm word of welcome ...

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Can you give me a loan? No, we'll give you a car!

Anna Hayes

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

A 76-year-old lifelong Wexford Credit Union member was the lucky winner of a brand new Opel Astra in the branch's October Car Draw.

Sean McDermott (76) from Duncormick, and his wife Margaret, picked up the keys to the new car on ...

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Five generations celebrate special family moment

Anna Hayes

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Five generations of women from the one family came together for a family weekend in Killinick, where there was almost 100 years of a gap between the youngest and oldest.

Kitty Walsh, who celebrated her 100th birthday in March, met her ...

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Local man awarded €5.9m after being blinded by medical error

Pádraig Byrne

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

The family of a local man who was left blinded by a medical error while in the care of Beaumont hospital are to attempt to help him to move on with his life after being awarded €5.9million in the High Court last week.

Counsel for ...

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Green light for 500 capacity music venue

Anna Hayes

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Plans for a new, purpose-built, music venue on the Wexford quay front has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala following an appeal against the County Council permission grant.

CoAnt Entertainments Limited had applied to and ...

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Mighty men of Wexford

Brendan Furlong

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

'Twixt Croghan-Kinshela and Hook Head, 'twixt Carnsore and Mount Leinster, there is as good a mass of men as ever sustained a State, and as stout a mass as ever tramped through a stubborn battle.'

Thomas Davis penned these lines ...

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Former use of site as gasworks leads to trinity street planning refusal

Maria Pepper

November 10 2018 12:00 AM

Wexford County Council has refused planning permission for the demolition of the former C&D Hardware premises in Trinity Street to make way for the building of a 45-unit block of apartments due to fears over lingering contamination from ...

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