Others honoured were Wexford men Patrick Bent, Stephen Byrne, James Carty, Joe Donohoe and Thomas Dover
- over 70 per cent of all personnel who served in the merchant navy came from Wexford.
Anniversaries: 1709: Captain Thomas Dover
discovered the castaway Alexander Selkirk on the island of Juan Fernandez; 1757: Birth of actor John Philip Kemble; 1840: The first dental college opened in Baltimore, Maryland, in the USA; 1872: Birth of contralto singer Dame Clara Ellen Butt; 1884: The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published; 1910: First labour exchanges opened in Britain; 1949: Clothes rationing ended in England; 1977: Blizzards caused more than 100 deaths in the USA and the Pompidou Centre for arts, designed by English architect Richard Rodgers and Italian Renzo Piano, opened in Paris.
, director of Ford Model's plus size division does not think many of the girls will get contracts as a result of the pageant's exposure.
The vast bulk of fashion worldwide has been directed to a size 8, and that's just unrealistic when you think that the majority of women aren't that size,'' said Thomas Dover
, who heads the specialty division at Ford Models Inc.