National News

Children’s Minister: Any delay in abortion referendum would be a betrayal of women’s rights

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has said that a referendum on abortion should take place by next spring, at the latest – and any delay would be a betrayal of women’s rights. An all-party Oireachtas Committee will be established shortly to...

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Government would struggle to cut public-sector pensions, says economist

The Government would find it very hard to change pension agreements for public sector workers, according to a leading economist....

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 9:18am Read More

Health Minister favours review of wider issue of Church-State relationship

By Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Jimmy Woulfe Health Minister Simon Harris is keen to begin a review of the ownership...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 9:06am Read More

Firefighters tackle blaze at apartment in south Dublin

Five units of the Dublin Fire Brigade have attended a fire at an apartment on the south side of the...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 7:33am Read More

HSE must stop ‘brain drain’ from Irish health system, says FF

Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson is calling on Minister Harris to find ways of keeping doctors and nurses in the Irish...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 7:25am Read More

Latest: Peter Boylan rejects call to resign after criticising Sisters of Charity role in maternity hospital plan

Update 10am: One of the country’s leading obstetricians has rejected calls to resign over his opposition to nuns having ultimate...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 10:26am Read More

Raw sewage blamed as superbug found on two Irish beaches

Researchers are raising fresh concerns about the risks of pumping raw sewage into the waters around Ireland, writes Seán McCárthaigh....

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 7:27am Read More

Ministers set to give final approval for new national children’s hospital

Ministers will reportedly give the final go-ahead for the building of the new national children’s hospital tomorrow. BAM Ireland has...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 6:38am Read More

Drop in number of abortion pills seized in Ireland

There has been a drop in the number of abortion pills being seized by Irish custom officials. Figures supplied by...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 6:32am Read More

Rule banning gardaí from wearing beards among issues to be discussed at GRA conference

The Garda Representative Association begins its annual conference in Galway this morning. Among the motions for discussion over the next...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 6:17am Read More

Wexford News

Outfoxed!

  A MEMBER of New Ross Golf Club has spoken to the Echo about how he was taken completely by surprise when playing a round recently as a wild fox approached him at the third hole. Declan Clarke, from Camross,...

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Alfie helps seize 31,000 cigarettes

DETECTOR DOG Alfie assisted Revenue officers in seizing 31,000 contraband cigarettes at Rosslare Europort in recent days. The cigarettes, branded...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:17pm Read More

Exhibition shows creativity in a ‘Crocodile Sky’

STRIKING WORKS of art and poetry will adorn the walls of Wexford County Council until May 19th, thanks to works...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:15pm Read More

Conferences explore how Brexit will hit Wexford

HOW BREXIT is likely to impact on County Wexford was discussed at two well-attended seminars hosted in Wexford recently by...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:10pm Read More

Varadkar acknowledges Wexford’s struggles

WEXFORD TD Mick Wallace has welcomed the acknowledgment of a Government Minister tipped to be the next Taoiseach that Wexford...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:05pm Read More

CF drugs will provide brighter future for Ruth (3)

AN ENNISCORTHY mother has said that she can now “finally see a future” for her little girl after it was...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 11:42am Read More

Body found in car taken from sea

The body of a woman was discovered in a car that was submerged in the sea near Roney Point this...

Wednesday, 12/04/17 - 10:31pm Read More

Students ‘Ask’ and smash world record

A NEW World Record was formed at Wexford Park last week, when local secondary school students and others came together...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:35pm Read More

Knifepoint robbery in town centre

GARDAÍ ARE hopeful of making arrests following an incident which saw a visitor to the town forced to withdraw cash...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:34pm Read More

Brothers’ emotional plea on being told to leave home

DUNCORMICK BROTHERS who must leave the home in which they grew up, just weeks after the passing of their father,...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:31pm Read More