Wexford News

Man who admits Christmas Eve killing now lives with deceased’s widow and child

A man who admitted killing a 42-year-old man on Christmas Eve two years ago is living with the deceased’s widow and child, the Central Criminal Court has heard. David Shanley (aged 47) of Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co Wexford pleaded not...

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Vital equipment stolen from child with special needs

AN APPEAL has gone viral across Facebook in Wexford after a petrol generator which was used for vital medical equipment...

Thursday, 21/07/16 - 4:05pm Read More

Suicide Victims who were discharged too early

Paula Breen
By Tom Mooney (in association with The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund) Paula Breen, a young single mother of a four...

Wednesday, 20/07/16 - 3:26pm Read More

Gorey is fastest growing town!

Gorey town, one of the fastest growing areas of population in the country.
Gorey town and district is growing at a stronger rate than the national and county average and while there are...

Wednesday, 20/07/16 - 11:27am Read More

Wexford Sport

Maudlintown Regatta is cancelled

The annual regatta organised by Maudlintown Rowing Club and scheduled to take place at Wexford Harbour tomorrow (Sunday) has been cancelled due to weather concerns. Follow @wexfordecho

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8-race card at Wexford on Friday evening

There was  a huge entry for all of the races at Bettyville Park on Friday evening, and consequently, the Nick...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 11:09pm Read More

Saturday point-to-point races at Monksgrange has 97 entries

For the second weekend in succession, Bree Hunt will stage point-to-point races over the picturesque Monksgrange track, at the foot...

Friday, 01/04/16 - 10:53pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

A unique premiere for Scalder Theatre

Michael Dunbar, Jack Matthews, Gayle Jordan and Andy Doyle in rehearsal for 'Of Mornington'. Pic: John Walsh
FEW PLACES can rival a rehearsal room when a group of dedicated artists get together to bring a play to life – getting the chance then to bring to life a new Billy Roche play ‘Of Mornington’ is a privilege...

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Cash rich with EP of soulful song-writing

Niall Cash pictured with his band at the launch of his EP 'Frames Have Cracked' in the Wexford Arts Centre. (l to r)- Darra Doyle, Niall Cash, Conor Lyions, Saoirse Kavanagh, Seany O'Brien, Jake Richardson. Pic: Jim Campbell
20-YEAR-OLD singer-songwriter Niall Cash enjoyed a very successful launch of his first EP ‘Frames Have Cracked’ at the Arts Centre...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:36am Read More

Ambitious students bring 1916 to life

Carla Fusciardi Wallace plays the tough and strong-willed Mary Redmond in 'Forget Me Knot', a new play by secondary school student Aoife Beaumont Howell.
A GROUP of ambitious secondary school students will take to the stage of Fusion Café Theatre this Friday night with...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:25pm Read More


Mrs Brown’s Boys and Jennifer Lopez’s birthday bash – it’s all here in your daily showbiz catch-up

Were you busy over the weekend and missed the headlines? Well you’re just in luck – we’ve rounded up our top three stories from the world of showbiz just so you can be down with the cool kids. Today it’s...

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What a weekend

Paddy Casey playing to a huge crowd at the Irish America Fest 2016 in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
NEW ROSS was buzzing with activity at the weekend when it played host to the annual Irish America Festival and...

Wednesday, 06/07/16 - 11:20am Read More

Cllr Pip Breen takes the reins as cathaoirleach of Gorey Council

New Cathaoirleach of Gorey Municipal District, Cllr Pip Breen. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Cllr Pip Breen, first elected to the first Gorey Municipal District Council on his first attempt in 2014, has been...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 11:01pm Read More

Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

Where’s the beat, buddy?

WHEN I began this column I highlighted that while predominantly about reviewing new original music there would be times when...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:54am Read More

National News

Publicans call for 15% reduction of tax on alcohol

Doctors say the government must oppose a call from publicans to reduce the tax on alcohol. Pub operators say a 15% reduction in excise duty is needed, due to Brexit. They claim the fall in the value of Sterling makes...

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Jury in trial of woman accused of driving man off harbour begins deliberations

A Central Criminal Court jury will resume deliberations tomorrow morning in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 6:46pm Read More

Murder accused received text saying deceased man was a rapist, court hears

One of three men accused of murdering an elderly man received a text message saying the deceased was a rapist...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 6:37pm Read More

Man sees jail sentence for attempted robbery of cash-in-transit van cut

A man jailed for the attempted robbery of a cash-in-transit van has had his prison sentence cut on appeal. Joseph...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 6:07pm Read More

National Sport

Five highlights to look forward to at the Galway Festival

It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year in the racing world with terrific domestic action at Galway as well as a stellar meeting at Goodwood. Here’s five things to keep in mind over the next six days, writes...

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Sam Allardyce mentions Limerick FC at first England press conference

Sam Allardyce says it’s too early to say if Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain. He’s been speaking to...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 1:44pm Read More

GAA to give the GPA €6m per annum as part of new agreement

The GAA will provide the GPA with over €6 million per annum over three years (2017-19) as part of their...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 2:06pm Read More

Munster sign South African lock from Super Rugby side Stormers

Munster have announced the signing of South African lock Jean Kleyn on a three-year contract. The 22-year-old is expected to...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 12:57pm Read More

WATCH: Aussie Rules player kicks own leg so hard he breaks it

This is stomach-churning. An AFL game between the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda had to be stopped at the weekend...

Monday, 25/07/16 - 2:55pm Read More