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Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

| October 2, 2017
Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

Frank Sinnott a special kind of genius There are characters in every town———although they are getting scarcer by the day. Frank Sinnott was once such character, known not only to everyone who lived in Wexford town but by many  visitors as well.

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Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

| October 2, 2017
Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

This year’s Wexford Walking Trail festival has something for everyone. It will provide a flavour of Wexford’s stunning coastline and maritime history, the natural beauty of our mixed forests, historic garden walks and stories from our heritage sites.

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Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017
Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

Robbie and George in a Phone Box, Kathleen’s pistols and Tom’s socks as battle rages over housing When Kathleen Codd Nolan spoke of pistols, swords and the like which had been discovered on Vinegar Hill, Council boss Tom Enright might have been forgiven for asking her if she had brought any down to the meeting […]

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Enniscorthy Council Round-Up by Dan Walsh 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017
Enniscorthy Council Round-Up by Dan Walsh 01/10/17

Families living above the shop again! Once it was commonplace for families to live above the shop in town centres, however, the practice declined sharply in recent decades, mainly due to health and safety requirements and increased insurance costs.

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Wexford Co. Council Meeting Round-Up 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017
Wexford Co. Council Meeting Round-Up 01/10/17

Unease over plans for more traveller homes in Barntown Some members of Wexford Borough District Council have expressed unease over a proposal to build three three-bedroomed houses for traveller accommodation on Council lands at Ballyhine near Larkin’s Cross in Barntown. The plan is being brought forward to house  members of an extended traveller family who […]

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Councillors face housing backlash, but little prospect of short-term solution 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017
Councillors face housing backlash, but little prospect of short-term solution 01/10/17

Although the next local elections are still more than twenty months away a general election is expected early next summer and the prospect of both contests within a year of each other is beginning to raise the political temperature at all levels and nowhere is this more evident than in the increasingly fraught discussions about […]

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The long battle for bus shelter continues 30/09/17

| September 30, 2017
The long battle for bus shelter continues 30/09/17

How long does it take a group of councillors to get a bus shelter? A very long time it seems. Last week Cllr. Anthony Kelly     proposed that the local Borough District Council call on Bus Eireann to erect a bus shelter at the Wexford Hospital stop on the Newtown Road.

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Dan’s Diary 30/09/17

| September 30, 2017
Dan’s Diary 30/09/17

Numbers in a mass grave on Vinegar Hill remains unconfirmed When the bicentenary commemorations of the 1798 Rebellion reviewed the David and Goliath confrontation of the primitive Wexford pikemen against the mighty muskets and gunfire of the British military, we were all happy to fly the flag, carry the pike and march and commemorate.

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Traffic, parking chaos looms at new Wexford Courthouse 30/09/17

| September 30, 2017
Traffic, parking chaos looms at new Wexford Courthouse 30/09/17

A lack of parking and traffic planning in parts of Wexford town could lead to chaos when various new developments come on stream over the coming months.

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Wexford town homeless being sent to Courtown 30/09/17

| September 30, 2017
Wexford town homeless being sent to Courtown 30/09/17

It’s a case of ‘to hell or to Courtown’ for those finding themselves in need of emergency accommodation in Wexford town and according to local councillor Davy Hynes there is little difference between the two.

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