Wexford News

Medical card sent to deceased man

A NEW Ross family have spoken to The Echo of their despair at the plight of a young girl in County Kildare who was denied a medical card, despite having a serious illness, while they themselves received a card for...

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Theatre stalwarts get surprise presentation

TWO VETERANS of the stage were honoured in Campile at the weekend for an association with the local hall and...

Thursday, 29/01/15 - 10:05am Read More

‘People’s Park’ is in doubt

The site in Carcur where the 'People's Park' is proposed to be constructed. This plan is now in doubt due to high remediation costs. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE FUTURE of the long-awaited ‘People’s Park’, which is supposed to be constructed on the old dump site in Carcur,...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:28am Read More

The Chosen Four for top jobs

Padraig O'Gorman will return to Enniscorthy as its District Manager. Pic: John Walsh
FOUR WEXFORD Co. Council officials were congratulated by their colleagues after they received word of promotions within the body on...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:22am Read More

Wexford Sport

Noble Prince jumps to five lengths success at Ballinaboola

The 2011 Cheltenham Festival winner of the Jewson Novices Chase, Noble Prince, put in a brilliant round of jumping in the Open Lightweight Race at the point-to-point in Ballinaboola, Co. Wexford, this afternoon to score by five lengths for owner...

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Cheltenham Festival winner ‘Noble Prince’ among Ballinaboola entries

Paul Nolan’s 2011 Cheltenham Festival winner of the Jewson Novices Chase, Noble Prince, has an entry in the Open Lightweight...

Wednesday, 14/01/15 - 10:24pm Read More

Three winners for Jamie Codd at Tinahely

Raymond McGlinchy (green jacket), owner, breeder and trainer of 'The Bishop', winner of the geldings maiden race at  Fairwood, Tinahely, today, and one of three winners for jockey Jamie Codd.
  Jockey Jamie Codd got his New Year point-to-point campaign off to a magnificent start at Fairwood, Tinahely, this afternoon...

Sunday, 04/01/15 - 6:56pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

U.S. elections to come to New Ross

THE RACE for the White House will come to New Ross next week with one of the prime contenders for America’s first citizen scheduled to attend. David Mamet’s hilarious Oval office spoof, ‘November’, will be staged in St. Michael’s Theatre...

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Have your say on the Arts in Wexford

A prickly bone of contention: Cllr. Robbie Ireton is not a fan of the M11's 'Hedgehog' sculpture.
INTERVIEWS, SURVEYS and reviews of the current provision for arts and cultural activities in Wexford is underway and seeking opinions...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 2:58pm Read More

€1.6 million for Arts in Wexford

THE MAIN Arts Council grants for 2015/2016 have been announced and have allocated just over €1.6 million to Wexford in...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 1:28pm Read More


Shakira gives birth to baby boy

Shakira has named her newborn son Sasha Piqué Merbarak.The 37-year-old singer, who also has two-year-old son Milan with boyfriend Gerard Piqué, welcomed their second child into the world in a hospital in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday night via a scheduled...

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Friday’s TV tips

FILM: Charlie's Angels (3e, 7pm) (2000) Charlie's private investigation company is addressed by programmer Eric Knox, owner of Knox Technologies,...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 5:02pm Read More

TV3 says goodbye to ‘Late Lunch Live’

TV3 have axed day-time show Late Lunch Live - in favour of an evening chat show. But don't worry if...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 4:27pm Read More

David Beckham’s sons are embarrassed by him

Ever wondered what David Beckham has been up to since he retired from his high profile soccer career in 2013?...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 12:07pm Read More

Johnny Depp to tie the knot next week

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will reportedly marry next week.The 'Mortdecai' actor and his 28-year-old fiancee - who got engaged...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 11:19am Read More

National News

Man suspected of murdering Irish soldiers deported to Lebanon

A man who is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers who were serving with the UN 34 years ago has been deported from the US to Lebanon.Mahmoud Bazzi (aged 71), from Lebanon, was returned to his home country after admitting...

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Man to appear in court chared with Waterford arson attacks

A 19-year-old man will appear in court on Tuesday in connection with a number of arson attacks in Waterford.Gerard Halloran...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:04am Read More

SIPTU wants €11.45p/h minimum wage

SIPTU is to begin a campaign demanding pay rises for workers.The union's President is calling for increases of 5% as...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:00am Read More

Anti-water-charge protesters gather for country-wide demonstrations

Anti-water-charge protesters are to take to the streets of towns and cities across Ireland in a series of co-ordinated demonstrations...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 9:29am Read More

National Sport

Williams takes 19th Grand Slam title with Australian Open win

Serena Williams has won the Australian Open, beating Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). Sharapova had to come up with some impressive serves, including two aces, to save two break points at the start of the second set,...

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Pellegrini: There’s no ‘campaign’ against Chelsea

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed Jose Mourinho's claims there is "campaign" against Chelsea.Chelsea boss Mourinho recently said some...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:26am Read More

Tiger Woods hoping to avoid last place after worst round of his career

Tiger Woods vowed to "keep fighting" and ruled out using injury as an excuse after the worst round of his...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 9:24am Read More

Ireland Wolfhounds beaten by England Saxons in Musgrave Park

Ireland Wolfhounds 9 England Saxons 18Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out a worthy...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 10:06pm Read More

Ginola fails in bid for FIFA presidency

David Ginola has withdrawn from the FIFA presidential race after failing to gain the minimum five nominations.The former France and...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 5:49pm Read More