National News

Abortion: ‘Our present law immeasurably adds to the pain’

The health minister says he hopes there’s a referendum on the 8th amendment. Simon Harris says that’s the way to deal with the issue of allowing terminations in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. He told the Dáil tonight that...

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14-year-old girl missing from Dublin

Latest: Clara Drumm has been located safe and well. Earlier: Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing a missing...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 10:21pm Read More

FG spent over €200,000 of State funding on opinion polls and focus groups

More than €200,000 of State funding was spent by Fine Gael on opinion polling and focus groups last year, ahead...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 7:56pm Read More

Increase in night-time assaults linked to improved economy, watchdog hears

Gardaí are focusing attention on tackling the increasing number of assaults at night, a watchdog has been told. With latest...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 7:26pm Read More

Dutch Criminal caught with fake ID during Kinahan raid given one month jail sentence

A Dutch criminal caught with a fake identity card in a luxury Dublin apartment during a Garda operation targeting the...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 5:34pm Read More

Murder accused freed after three years in custody

A Polish man was freed today after three years in custody when a trial judge ruled that there was not...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 5:26pm Read More

Closure of cigarette factory in Westmeath results in loss of 87 jobs

A major tobacco firm is to shut one of its factories in the Midlands. Imperial Tobacco is to close its...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 5:03pm Read More

Just 7% of Irish parents believe their child is overweight

A new survey shows only 7% of Irish parents believe their child is overweight. That is according to the latest...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 4:33pm Read More

Console founder Paul Kelly and wife Patricia restrained from accessing funds

An order has been made to restrain the founder of Console Paul Kelly, his wife Patricia and his sister Joan...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 5:15pm Read More

Charities Regulator appoints 5 new trustees to board of charity Console

The Charities Regulator has appointed five new trustees to the board of Console. The role of the trustees is to...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 5:15pm Read More

Wexford News

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 O’Donnell Memorial Race was divided in two, giving an 8-race card. Now the the first race comes under starter’s orders...

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Future of Strawberry Festival depends on volunteers

Elena O'Connor, Ciara O'Connor and Sarah Martin are pictured at the Enniscorthy Strawberry, Music and Food Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
WHILE PERHAPS the crowds didn’t make it out in the same force as previous years, there was still a bit...

Wednesday, 29/06/16 - 3:24pm 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

Whelan looks to year ahead

Cllr. Michael Whelan has spoken of his vision for New Ross during his term as Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District Council
THE NEWLY elected Cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District Council, Cllr. Michael Whelan, has spoken to the Echo about his...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 6:34pm Read More

Absolutely stunning

The new Library Park amenity in New Ross is absolutely stunning as this photo given exclusively to the Echo clearly shows
THE NEWLY opened Library Park in New Ross  has been described as ‘stunning’ by residents and visitors to the town....

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Gorey’s new CCTV system now in operation

Pictured at the launch Gorey's new CCTV system are Cllr. Malcolm Byrne, Liam White, District Superintendent, Jo Foley, Inspector Sean Clince and Pawel Makulski. Pic: Christy Farrell
EIGHT STRATEGIC locations around Gorey town are beaming live pictures back to Wexford County Council and Gorey Garda Station on...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 5:10pm Read More

Great start to Gorey’s annual History and Heritage Festival

Mary Lou McDonald
The Vice-President of Sinn Féin, Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, was in Gorey Library last night (Friday) where she sang the...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 12:19am Read More

Man dead in Ballycanew crash

2012 Tidy Town winner, Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A 21 years old man has died in a road traffic collision which occurred on the R741, one mile...

Thursday, 23/06/16 - 11:14am Read More

Young driver killed in Wexford crash

A young man has died in a crash between a car and truck in Co Wexford. The collision happened at...

Thursday, 23/06/16 - 9:45am Read More

Doyles’ ceases trading after 47 years

Martin Doyle's Butchers, Court St., Enniscorthy ceased trading after 47 years on Wednesday last. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY SHOPPERS were shocked to find that one of the town’s longest running family businesses had closed its doors for...

Wednesday, 22/06/16 - 4:20pm Read More