Election 2016

Browne committed to challenge

NEWLY ELECTED Fianna Fail T.D., James Browne, has acknowledged that this years General Election was a difficult one for the people of New Ross but has committed himself to working on behalf of the people in the town in addition...

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Fight goes on for Wadding

THE FIGHT for a fair system goes on for Wexford County Councillor, Deirdre Wadding, who was eliminated from this year’s...

Sunday, 28/02/16 - 2:12am Read More

Byrne happy despite defeat

DEFEATED GENERAL Election candidate, Aoife Byrne, has confirmed to the Echo that she will likely run in the next local...

Sunday, 28/02/16 - 1:50am Read More

Foxe to run in locals!

DEFEATED INDEPENDENT General Election candidate in Wexford, Caroline Foxe, has told the Echo she isn’t ruling out running in the...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 11:10pm Read More

Howlin, Browne and Wallace elected. Recount on Monday

Michael D’Arcy will take the fourth seat in Wexford and Paul Kehoe will take the fifth! However, there was a...

Sunday, 28/02/16 - 5:54am Read More

Live from the Wexford Count Centre

  A full tally for the Wexford Count shows Brendan Howlin in the lead where the quota is expected to...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 3:07pm Read More

Browne goes to the top of the poll

With 50% of the boxes opened Fianna Fáil’s James Browne has gone to the top of the poll with his...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 12:05pm Read More

Don’t forget to cast your vote today

Polling booths across Co. Wexford will be open from 7 am to 10 pm in the General Election. In Wexford,...

Friday, 26/02/16 - 9:54am Read More

Fianna Fáil’s Aoife Byrne Tipped for seat

Fianna Fail’s Aoife Byrne’s is being tipped by many across the county to take a seat in Wexford in Friday’s...

Wednesday, 24/02/16 - 4:30pm Read More

Enniscorthy News

Festival set to celebrate Wexford’s flower power

THE GARDENS and flowers of County Wexford will be celebrated at a special fiftieth anniversary festival taking place in the first week of July. From Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th, exhibitions, events, walks, talks and more will be presented at...

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Davy demands: don’t drink and drive

WEXFORD SENIOR Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald is urging young men not to drink and drive, as figures released recently show...

Tuesday, 21/03/17 - 12:12pm Read More

Enniscorthy to play starring role in Daniel & Majella’s show

ENNISCORTHY IS set to be shown to the country in all its beauty tonight (Tuesday) as the town plays a...

Tuesday, 21/03/17 - 10:42am Read More

Woman cut from car following crash near Ferns

A WOMAN was said to be “lucky to be alive” after her car collided with a tree and spun off...

Tuesday, 14/03/17 - 2:24pm Read More

Disbelief at tragic death of Bunclody teenager

THE TIGHT-KNIT community of Bunclody was left in utter shock last Monday as news filtered out of the untimely death...

Tuesday, 14/03/17 - 2:20pm Read More

McCauleys retains Best Managed title

A RENOWNED Wexford business has again been named one of Ireland’s best-managed companies. Sam McCauley Chemists was one of just...

Tuesday, 14/03/17 - 12:06pm Read More

St Mary’s Under Siege by Vandals

HAVING SPENT thousands in recent years to try and prevent acts of vandalism at St Mary’s Church in recent months,...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 3:18pm Read More

MRI Now €21,000 closer at Wexford General

WEXFORD GENERAL Hospital is now almost €21,000 closer to obtaining a important piece of diagnostics equipment, thanks to the very...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 11:48am Read More

€1/2m funding for County Wexford tourism projects

NICHE TOURISM projects in County Wexford are set to benefit, following the announcement that €500,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:48am Read More

What will Wexford look like in 2040?

HOW WOULD you like County Wexford to look 23 years’ time from now, in 2040? Earlier this month, Taoiseach Enda...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:43am Read More

Gorey News

Gorey and Carnew prepare to go green for St Patrick’s Day

The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Gorey commences at 3 pm using the new Link Road from the Carnew Road, Hollyfort Road and Fort Road. There are no road closures but diversions will be in place whilst the parade...

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Funeral arrangements for Coolgreany farm accident victim

Funeral arrangements have been announced for John Kennedy, (28), of Askinch, Coolgreany, who died in an accident involving a quad...

Thursday, 16/03/17 - 5:04pm Read More

Man dies in farm accident at Coolgreany

A 28 year old man has died after a quad bike overturned and went into a drain on his father’s...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:19pm Read More

Sebastian Michta found safe and well

Gardai at Gorey have located Sebastian Mitcha, the 27-year-old man missing since last week and last seen in the Gorey town...

Thursday, 16/03/17 - 3:36pm Read More

Courtown Golf Club could become casualty of coastal erosion

Courtown Golf Club could be a casualty of rampant coastal erosion and be invaded by the sea unless emergency measures...

Tuesday, 28/02/17 - 1:48pm Read More

My father still experiences racial abuse – Lee Chin

LOCAL HURLING hero Lee Chin has highlighted the racial abuse he said his father still occasionally experiences in Wexford, despite...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:24am Read More

219 HOUSINGPLAN IS APPROVED, BUT LOCALS ARE NOT HAPPY

Wexford County Council has ruled in favour of a major planning application for a 219 house development at Kilnahue, Gorey,...

Tuesday, 21/02/17 - 1:11pm Read More

Last chance for Kilanerin Hall’s Opportunity Knocks Final

The qualifying heats for the annual Opportunity Knocks talent competition in Kilanerin Hall have been competitive and entertaining and there...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 10:27pm Read More

Recalling the day Gorey hosted the National Athletics Championships

An exhibition remembering the days when a national event brought Gorey onto the sporting headlines is being recalled with the...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 10:08pm Read More

Prevention a priority, but still no out-of-hours suicide nurse specialist for County Wexford?

FOLLOWING THE tragic passing in recent weeks of a number of individuals in the wider Wexford community, the Health Services...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 11:47am Read More

New Ross News

Account opened for Cahill family

A GROUP calling itself the Friends of the Cahill Family (FOTCF) has opened an account in New Ross to assist local couple, Dan and Tina Cahill, as they prepare to support their daughter, Tina, in her upcoming trial in Australia....

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Capt. Fitzpatrick helped in Wexford searches

THE WHOLE country was shocked by the incident that unfolded in the West of Ireland last week that saw four...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 10:20am Read More

From the rain to the kitchen

FOLLOWING ON from the very successful production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, New Ross Musical Society will be staging a...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 10:15am Read More

Solemn memorial for Magdalenes

A SOLEMN and poignant tribute was paid at the weekend to the women and children who were incarcerated in the...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 1:47pm Read More

Mel will be Grand Marshal

THE GRAND Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Ross will be United Striders Athletic Club legend,...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 1:45pm Read More

Zeebrugge – 30 years on

IT WAS 30 years go, this month, that the infamous Zeebrugge ferry disaster occurred. In many ways it’s hard to...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 1:44pm Read More

Wexford woman wins arboretum award

A WEXFORD woman was presented with an award at a glitzy ceremony in Carlow at the weekend. The local Arboretum...

Tuesday, 28/02/17 - 4:39pm Read More

Tina Cahill remanded in custody until April

NEW ROSS woman, Tina Cahill, has been remanded in custody in Australia until April in relation to the fatal stabbing...

Tuesday, 28/02/17 - 4:34pm Read More

Cahill case adjourned to April

FAMILY AND friends of New Ross woman, Tina Cahill (25), are this week trying to come to terms with her...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 9:24pm Read More

Fiancée charged with Enniscorthy man’s murder

IT WAS with desperate shock that the news broke on Friday night that an Enniscorthy man had lost his life...

Tuesday, 21/02/17 - 11:00am Read More

Wexford Town News

A St. Patrick for every year of Wexford parades

THE STORY has long been told of how St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, but quayside in Wexford town last Friday morning the situation was somewhat reversed. A whopping one hundred jovial figures bedecked in green hurried along...

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Bestselling Carmel announces new book

BESTSELLING WEXFORD author Carmel Harrington has just announced details of her next book, The Woman at 72 Derry Lane, which...

Tuesday, 14/03/17 - 12:23pm Read More

Telling the tales of Wexford’s townlands

  DETAILS OF about 2,300 County Wexford townland names are highlighted in the fourth instalment of a book launched recently...

Tuesday, 14/03/17 - 12:16pm Read More

Celebrating 90 years making music

A DELIGHTFUL evening of nostalgia and looking to the future was celebrated at the Irish National Heritage Park recently, when...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 12:14pm Read More

Local activists urge Minister to ‘make cannabis medicine’

WEXFORD PEOPLE will walk across Dublin to Dáil Éireann today, urging the Minister for Health to ‘make cannabis medicine’ so...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 12:08pm Read More

Community members learn to mind minds

PEOPLE EXPERIENCING mental health difficulties in County Wexford will have the trained support of almost 60 members of the community...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 12:02pm Read More

Purple Flag celebrates Wexford’s excellence

CELEBRATIONS RANG out at the Irish National Heritage Park recently, as Deputy Mayor Cllr. Tony Dempsey officially hoisted Wexford’s ‘Purple...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 11:56am Read More

Ministers savour Arts Centre plans

JUBILATION WAS in the air at the Wexford Arts Centre on the occasion of the recent visit of Minister for...

Tuesday, 07/03/17 - 11:54am Read More

Outstanding young musicians awarded

YOUNG MUSICIANS from across County Wexford were awarded the Irish Association of Youth Orchestra’s (IAYO) Outstanding Achievement Award on a...

Thursday, 02/03/17 - 12:41pm Read More

Rotary members toast 38 years

IT GREW out of a comment made a Christmas dinner back in 1977 and thanks to a lot of hard...

Thursday, 02/03/17 - 12:31pm Read More