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Rosetta appointed new artistic director at Wexford Festival Opera

Maria Pepper

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

The Board of Wexford Festival Opera has announced Rosetta Cucchi as the new Artistic Director for the next six years, to succeed David Agler, who is due to retire after the 2019 Festival.

A native of Italy, Rosetta is well-known in ...

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Music in plentiful supply at Jack's 90th birthday party

Maria Pepper

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

There was no shortage of entertainment at the 90th birthday party of well-known local musician Jack Curran in the Glynn-Barntown GAA clubhouse.

Accordionist Jack of Carrigmannon, Killurin who plays regular traditional sessions in ...

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Coogan and Reilly shine in heartwarming biopic of legendary comedy duo

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Director Jon S Baird calls lights, camera, action on a golden era of studio system Hollywood in his affectionate and heart-warming biopic of the English and American comedy duo, who shared the screen for almost 30 years.

Penned by Jeff Pope, Stan ...

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Wanderers on song in derby

David Medcalf in Park Lane

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

A bonus point win kept Wexford in Leinster League Division 2A contention at Park Lane on Sunday, while win-less New Ross remained marooned at the foot of the table.

The Barrowsiders were also left shorn one of their most ...

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Furlong to the fore

Brendan Furlong

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

As Leinster closed in on a home quarter-final, Tadhg Furlong once again made a huge contribution to their 29-13 victory over Toulouse in their European Champions Cup game played before a sold-out RDS on Saturday.

The Horeswood ...

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Depleted Peter's well short

Dean Goodison in Ferns C.O.E.

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

St Peter's came up well short of a talented St. Kieran's (Kilkenny) side in the Top Oil Leinster Post-Primary Schools Senior hurling 'A' championship in the Halo Tiles and Bathrooms Ferns Centre of Excellence on Wednesday. ...

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Leinster 'B' win for Oylegate-Glenbrien

Michael Heffernan in Raheenagh

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Oylegate-Glenbrien were crowned Leinster champions after coming out on top in a battle with Ballinderreen of Galway in the provincial final of the unofficial Junior 'B' hurling tournament organised by the Killeedy club in ...

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Taoglas acquires US rivals

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Enniscorthy firm Taoglas, who design and make high-tech antennae, last week confirmed the acquisition of US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum. The official announcement was made at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show, in Las ...

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False Widow can bite but it is a non-aggressive spider

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

The False Widow has the distinction of being the only species of spider found in Ireland that has the ability to give people a painful bite.

It is a spider new to Ireland and is so named as, while it bears a superficial ...

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Top Tens: This year in 1964

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

'I Want To Hold Your Hand', the first Beatles song recorded using four-track technology (their previous releases had used just two), was a game-changer for the band when released in late 1963.

The huge success of 'She Loves You' in the UK had ...

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Sandstorm - maybe the most exciting competitive shooter in a long time

Chris Hayes - Game Review

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Often is the case that games made with extensive community input fall into the familiar pitfalls of trying to please everybody at once, resulting in patchwork mish-mashes of disparate ideas and ill-fitting gameplay systems. ...

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Community effort in growhouse discovery

Anna Hayes

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

An off-duty garda sergeant and two young hurlers have been praised for their diligence which helped to uncover a major cannabis grow house in Piercestown.

Approximately €250,000 worth of cannabis was seized on Tuesday evening ...

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Tidy Towns urge caution after syringes discovery at Ferrybank

Anna Hayes

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford County Council is expected to carry out a specialised cleaning operation on land at Ferrybank after members of Wexford Tidy Towns discovered a number of used syringes during one of their weekly clean-ups.

The group went out on ...

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Wexford readies itself for the return of snow and ice

David Looby

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

With bitterly cold temperatures forecast in the UK this month, County Wexford is likely to experience a cold snap this winter after an unusually balmy start to 2019.

Wexford County Council have stocked up on salt and put in place ...

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Primary schools 'singing from same hymn sheet on enrolment'

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

The principals of Wexford town's primary schools have moved to streamline their enrolment process by introducing a common enrolment protocol which comes into effect this year.

Principals in the Gaelscoil Charman, Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts, Kennedy ...

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Datapac pledge €175k to National Opera House

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Enniscorthy based tech firm Datapac this week announced a new five year sponsorship deal with the National Opera House in Wexford, valued at €175,000. Described as a 'long-standing' supporter of the Opera House over its ten years, the investment has ...

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Student Ciarán braved the bitter cold in aid of St Bridget's

Anna Hayes

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

A 17-year-old St Peter's College student recently presented a cheque for €1,031 to the staff at St Bridget's Day Care Centre.

Ciarán Hearne from Kilmuckridge undertook a sponsored Christmas Day swim at Morriscastle Strand to raise ...

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Minister Kehoe joins the Taoiseach on trip to visit the troops in Mali

Pádraig Byrne

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Minister Paul Kehoe swapped the relative safety of Wexford for one of the most dangerous countries in sub-Saharan Africa last week as he accompanied Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on a diplomatic mission to Mali.

The Minister of State with ...

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Works will close Henrietta Street to traffic for up to six months

Anna Hayes

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Roadworks starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 16th) look set to close Henrietta Street to traffic for up to six months, as part of the major refurbishment plan for Crescent Quay.

Around 20 businesses, situated along that road, are set to be ...

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Man in wait for ambulance feared he was going to die

Maria Pepper

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

A man suffering from a suspected heart attack waited in pain and distress while an ambulance took almost an hour and a half to travel from Wicklow only to then get lost en route to Wexford General Hospital.

Johnny McManus thought he ...

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Foley points way to hard-earned win

Alan Aherne in Bellefield

January 19 2019 12:00 AM

Any victory against Kilkenny, regardless of the time of year or the circumstances, should be regarded as an encouraging sign, so it was no surprise that Wexford followers in the large crowd in Bellefield on Sunday left the ...

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