Enniscorthy

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James McGovern, a recently retired teacher who led his school to win a record haul of awards for public speaking competitions. Photograph: Patrick Browne
Secrets of school debating success

As a young teacher in CBS Enniscorthy in the mid-1980s, I took over the coaching of the public speaking and debating teams as an extracurricular activ(...)

Eager to get going: Michael Quirk (left) at his farm near Cloyne, Co Cork, Joseph Hennessy from Enniscorthy and  IFA renewables committee chairman Tom Short. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Four pioneering farmers have cleared a series of planning and other hurdles to establish solar farms on their land. But delays in the introduction of (...)

Holos Skincare founder Niamh Hogan:  ‘The business is already worth seven figures but can be worth a lot more with the right investment.’

Holos Skincare manufactures, distributes and markets its own brand of plant-based skincare with a holistic approach that embraces skin health, wellbei(...)

The report noted that non-compliances were having a ‘direct impact on the residents’ quality of life’. Photograph: Michael Donne/Science Photo Library

Twenty-six people working at a nursing home in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford were not appropriately vetted by the Garda for their jobs, an inspection into c(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

A member of the group Fingal Battalion Direct Action reading out a statement at Paul Kehoe’s house on Sunday. Photograph: Facebook.

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe had to leave his family home with his wife and three children on Sunday as gardaí were called to de(...)

Flooding in Enniscorthy during Storm Deirdre. Photograph: Liam Ruth/Twitter

The ESB has restored power to nearly all of the thousands of homes and businesses affected by Storm Deirdre.  More than 4,000 customers were wit(...)

Fruit pickers Ashlynn O’Leary and Aoife Guiney with Jimmy Kearns, owner of Kearns Fruit Farm outside Enniscorthy in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Earlier this summer Jimmy Kearns hired 25-30 people in their late teens to work on his fruit farm a few miles outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Withi(...)

Corageen

Many of us dream about escaping to the country at some stage but the reality can often fall short. The long damp winters can turn living in the most p(...)

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