The Hope Centre in Enniscorthy could not be more appropriately named because it's a place that has literally given hope to an extremely large number of people over the years and that fact was highlighted by the centre's receptionist, Mary O'Neill, when she spoke to this newspaper about her involvement with the centre.
Wexford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPCA) has been left shocked by some horrific cases of animal cruelty within the past week. It's an extremely busy time of year for the organisation, with people dumping or seeking to re-home animals that may have been given as Christmas presents, but all involved have been shocked by a number of recent cases.
The arrival of the Brittany Ferries vessel 'Kerry' into Rosslare Europort on Friday was heralded with some fanfare. Bearing the huge Brittany Ferries logo on the side, the ship is to become a familiar site at the berth in Rosslare, operating a twice weekly service between Wexford and the Spanish port of Bilbao. In addition the French operators have also committed to providing a weekly sailing to Roscoff from the end of the month and the pair combined could result in some 70,000 extra people passing through the port this year.
The founder of Wexford Pride, a celebration of LGBT+ culture which had it's inaugural event in the Redmond Park last summer, has said that a large number of people are afraid to come out as gay or to attend public events for fear of becoming victims of homophobia.
With the dust hardly settled on the general election, nominees have begun to emerge for the upcoming Seanad elections. With former TDs Michael D'Arcy and Malcolm Byrne having confirmed their intention to run, another candidate emerged for the area in the form of businessman Richard Mulcahy.
Having seen some memorable performances already, the stage is well and truly set for the grand final of Wexford Has Talent. Now a much anticipated fixture on the annual calendar, the event seems to grow every year with all manner of colourful performers taking to the stage in a bid to be crowned champion and walk away with a €2,000 cash prize!
A sense of frustration and sheer hopelessness loomed large as the Mental Health Commission hosted an open meeting in Wexford on Thursday night. The meeting aimed to outline the work that the commission does as a regulator and to open a discussion on the future of regulation of mental health services in Ireland. However, once the floor opened up to speakers, the extent of the mental health crisis in the so-called model county became evident.
Hockey has been sidelined at The Loreto Secondary School after it emerged that the specialised pitch installed when the new school opened in 2018 had quickly become 'completely unplayable' and will have to be resurfaced. While the exact cost of re-doing the pitch isn't known, it could be somewhere in the region of €200,000.
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