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Wexford town ‘like war zone’

| January 5, 2018
Wexford town ‘like war zone’

Councillors in Wexford are furious over the state of the town as a result of work by various utility providers including Virgin Media, SIRO, Irish Water and Board Gas. Cllr. Anthony Kelly said the town was ‘like a war zone’ and Cllr, Ger Carthy raised concerns about the quality of reinstatement works and said he […]

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€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

| January 5, 2018
€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

A major upgrade of the playground facilities at Redmond Park in Wexford town and New Ross Town Park is to be undertaken next year at a cost of €500,000. The upgrade of the Redmond Park, a very popular location for families in Wexford, will be undertaken at the same time as the development of a […]

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Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

| January 5, 2018
Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

Mystery surrounds suggestions that rats as big as young pigs (banbh) are living in litter bins in the seaside resort of Courtown Harbour. The claims came from local councillor Robbie Ireton who told a meeting of the local Municipal District Council that the rats presented danger to people, particularly children who as good citizens put […]

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Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals

| January 5, 2018
Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals

The Gardaí as an organisation have gone through a terrible few years with a succession of scandals which have forced resignations and threatened public confidence in the force. However, recent events in Co. Wexford have demonstrated that local Gardaí still command huge public support. The Garda Open Day staged at Gorey Station proved an outstanding […]

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Wexford New SF town councillor Thomas Forde

| January 5, 2018
Wexford New SF town councillor Thomas Forde

Two years after suffering serious ill health the Sinn Fein Councillor, Anthony Kelly, has stepped down from Wexford Co. Council. Cllr. Kelly suffered a stroke in early 2016 and despite being critically ill for a time fought back to retake his seat on the local authority. However, the lasting effects of his illness put a […]

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Vacant shops could help tackle the housing shortage in County Wexford

| December 18, 2017
Vacant shops could help tackle the housing shortage in County Wexford

Vacant shops could soon be turned into homes to help tackle the housing shortage in Wexford,  Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy has said. Proposals have been brought forward to Government  for vacant commercial premises to be made into housing without the need for planning permission. Minister D’Arcy  said: “These draft regulations, if approved by the […]

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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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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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