National News

Rose of Tralee ‘not made for modern political beliefs’ says winner

The winner of the Rose of Tralee has moved to defuse criticism of the festival, saying it is not designed to “celebrate the ambitions and political beliefs of the modern day Irish woman” writes Catherine Shanahan. Maggie McEldowney’s comments, issued...

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Stabbing in north Dublin

A 19-year-old man has been stabbed at a flats complex in Dublin’s north inner city. Gardaí say the man received...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 10:25am Read More

Cavan community in shock over ‘murder-suicide’

The community in County Cavan is today struggling to come to terms with the death of the Hawe family in...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 10:34am Read More

Abuse claims in disability centre were not investigated

A resident in a HSE-run disability centre in Cork made 15 complaints of physical abuse in less than a month...

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Investigation underway following overnight fire at youth detention centre

An investigation is underway following the outbreak of a fire at the Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus in Dublin overnight. The...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 9:07am Read More

Dublin Bus drivers to strike in September

Update 9.50am: Drivers at Dublin Bus are set to go on six days strike in September. The strike action will...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 10:10am Read More

Don’t panic: USI offers advice to students looking for accomodation

There’s still time for students to find accommodation for the coming academic year. That’s the message from The Union of...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 7:36am Read More

Dubliner Trevor O’Neill, mistakenly shot in Spain, to be laid to rest today

The Dubliner killed in a case of mistaken identity in Spain will be laid to rest today. Trevor O’Neill from...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 6:30am Read More

Post-mortems on five bodies from Cavan ‘murder-suicide’ to be carried out today

Post mortems will be carried out today on the bodies of five members of the same family who were found...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 8:38am Read More

Homeless charity saw 88% increase in emergency accommodation in 2015

The Peter McVerry Trust saw an 88% increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation last year. The homelessness...

Tuesday, 30/08/16 - 11:42am Read More

Wexford News

School campus to open

The new Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School at Castlemoyle, near Irishtown is nearing completion. Pic: John Walsh
THE BOARD of Management at the new primary school campus nearing completion in New Ross is hopeful it will be open in November. The Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School, which will be located at Castlemoyle, near...

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Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:32pm Read More

Men’s shed barbecue success

Stephen Roche and Ger Roche pictured at New Ross Men's Shed annual BBQ, in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Pic: John Walsh
THE ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Men’s Shed barbecue in New Ross have expressed delight to the Echo at the event’s...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:31pm Read More

‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Gorey’s lost people are never forgotten

The newly unveiled inventory of those interred in St. Michael's Cemetery. This mammoth task took five years to complete and the work was undertaken by Larry Quigley and Carmel Roice, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
An amazing 4,800 names have been listed in surname alphabetical order on two newly erected large display units in the...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:33pm Read More

Howlin blasts Minister for Sport over Olympic ticket controversy

Brendan Howlin TD.
WEXFORD LABOUR TD Brendan Howlin has blasted Minister for Sport, Transport and Tourism Shane Ross amid the controversy surrounding ticket sales for...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 4:35pm Read More

Greenway for 2017

The Mount Elliott tunnel would form a major focal point for the inner Greenway cycling route in New Ross
  THE PROPOSED Greenway between New Ross and Waterford could begin next year, according to senior officials in the local...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 9:06pm Read More

Lucky escape!

The occupants of this car had a lucky escape when it burst into flames on the Duncannon road on Sunday afternoon (Pic: Myles Carroll)
A GROUP of friends had a very lucky escape at the weekend when their car burst into flames while they...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 9:05pm Read More

Public funding for eight of Wexford’s towns and villages

Funding to the tune of €380,000 will be made available to Wexford County Council for distribution to communities of populations of...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 4:20pm Read More

One-day strike action at St Aidan’s Services in Gorey; More are planned

St Aidan's Day Care Centre, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
A row over the non-payments of increments due to health workers at St. Aidan’s Services Ltd triggered a one-day work...

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