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O'Shea hopes to fill void left by Wallace's departure

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

After almost a decade of working behind the scenes with Mick Wallace MEP, Seanie O'Shea will step into the spotlight and contest this year's General Election as a candidate for Independents 4 Change.

Best known for his involvement with ...

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Verona will stand as an independent

David Looby

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Verona Murphy has announced that she is running as an Independent candidate in the General Election.

Ms Murphy said having reflected on her by-election campaign and subsequent de-selection from the Fine Gael ticket she feels the time is ...

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Blue Light Ball a success

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

A night which saw local Gardaí replace their uniforms with black ties and tuxedos has led to almost €7,000 being raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare (WHH).

The annual Garda Blue Light Ball took place in the Talbot Hotel last October ...

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Panto Society to move to National Opera House for 2021

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Every January since 1968 the Wexford Pantomime Society (WPS) has enchanted audiences at the Dun Mhuire Theatre with its annual panto.

With this year's production of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' an almost sell-out show, entertaining an ...

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Corner Boy set for New Orleans

Pádraig Byrne

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Local act Corner Boy are getting set to embrace the 'opportunity of a lifetime' next week as they fly out to represent their home county and Ireland at the Folk Alliance International annual conference which takes place over four days in ...

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Nolan's goal leads to big win against Kilkenny

Alan Aherne in John Locke Park, Callan

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Two of the more experienced players produced the goods when they were needed most in sunny John Locke Park, Callan, on Sunday as the Wexford Senior hurlers marched on to a third successive Bord na Móna Walsh Cup ...

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WW1 tale of valour a tour-de-force of technical daring

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Practice makes breathlessly choreographed and nail-bitingly tense perfection in Sam Mendes's real-time thriller, inspired by stories of the Great War told by the director's grandfather, who served as a lance corporal.

Shot in real-time in several ...

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GTFO a real heart-stopper and addictive too

Chris Hayes

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

In the past year, there have been a number of monster-budget AAA titles released with less polish than the humble early-access GTFO.

Though it obviously lacks in content and features that will presumably be available in the full ...

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Charities share €54,510 from Christmas fast

Maria Pepper

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Reverend Arthur Minion and Fr. Aodhan Marken had the pleasant task of distributing the proceeds of their four-day Christmas fast which raised a massive €54,510 for charity.

It was initially announced that €51,700 had been collected ...

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Lawlor confirms he won't run in general election

Pádraig Byrne

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Following a strong performance in the by-election at the end of November, Labour councillor and Mayor of Wexford George Lawlor has confirmed that he will not be running in the general election, leaving the path clear for party leader ...

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'I was always running' says a determined McDonald

Maria Pepper

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Fianna Fáil councillor Lisa McDonald has confirmed that she will be contesting the General Election despite not being selected to run in the recent by-election which was won by her party colleague Malcolm Byrne of Gorey.

Cllr. ...

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Private hospital plan gets the green light

Maria Pepper

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Wexford County Council has granted planning permission to Slaney Clinic Ltd for the building of a €40 million private hospital at Carricklawn on the outskirts of Wexford town.

A senior planning official who dealt with the application ...

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New book is a conversation starter for young children

Cathy Lee

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

A Wexford author is generating a considerable amount of praise for her latest publication, a children's book focusing on mental health.

'Under the Mask', by Gorey native Emma Cahill, is a colourful story which teaches children how to ...

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Charities share €54,510 from Christmas fast

Maria Pepper

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Reverend Arthur Minion and Fr. Aodhan Marken had the pleasant task of distributing the proceeds of their four-day Christmas fast which raised a massive €54,510 for charity.

It was initially announced that €51,700 had been collected ...

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Blue Light Ball a success

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

A night which saw local Gardaí replace their uniforms with black ties and tuxedos has led to almost €7,000 being raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare (WHH).

The annual Garda Blue Light Ball took place in the Talbot Hotel last October ...

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Panto Society to move to National Opera House for 2021

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Every January since 1968 the Wexford Pantomime Society (WPS) has enchanted audiences at the Dun Mhuire Theatre with its annual panto.

With this year's production of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' an almost sell-out show, entertaining an ...

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Corner Boy set for New Orleans

Pádraig Byrne

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Local act Corner Boy are getting set to embrace the 'opportunity of a lifetime' next week as they fly out to represent their home county and Ireland at the Folk Alliance International annual conference which takes place over four days in ...

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Pat's power their way to title

Alan Aherne in St Patrick's Park

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

The first domestic silverware of the new decade was winging its way towards Ballyoughter rather than Bishopswater on Saturday night after St. Patrick's scored a decisive and deserved ten-point victory over St. Joseph's in ...

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Wexford excels in awards shortlist

Simon Bourke

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

In 2006 Niamh Callery had to cross the border and travel to Belfast to have a civil partnership with her wife, Aly, because at the time same-sex marriage wasn't available in the Republic of Ireland, in any form.

Describing the occasion ...

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WW1 tale of valour a tour-de-force of technical daring

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

Practice makes breathlessly choreographed and nail-bitingly tense perfection in Sam Mendes's real-time thriller, inspired by stories of the Great War told by the director's grandfather, who served as a lance corporal.

Shot in real-time in several ...

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Retro Top Ten: This week in 1985

January 18 2020 0:00 AM

This week's top ten from the past provides the answer to what could be a tricky pub quiz question: which song displaced Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' from the UK number one spot?

'I Want To Know What Love Is' gave British/American rock ...

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