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

Brendan Howlin elected on the 10th Count. Pic: Jim Campbell
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

Pools of blood spark fears on the Promenade

Pools of blood were discovered all along the Promanade on Sunday morning last. Pic: John Walsh
A GRIM scene that was described by some as “a blood-bath” was what greeted walkers on the Promenade in Enniscorthy last Sunday morning. Fears were sparked after pools of blood were found at various points along the walkway and blood...

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Murder retrial ruling upheld

Michael Furlong arriving at Bagenalstown Courthouse in 2013  Photo: Jim Campbell.
A DECISION against a retrial of Michael Furlong for the murder of Patrick Connors (37) in 2011 has been upheld...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:52am Read More

IFA dispute over compulsory purchase orders for bypass

Members of Wexford IFA protesting at Scarawalsh last Tuesday.
THE WEXFORD branch of the IFA were out in force with placards at Scarawalsh last week to highlight a dispute...

Tuesday, 26/04/16 - 12:30pm Read More

Shoppers beware! – gang targets women in supermarket car parks

ENNISCORTHY GARDAÍ have issued a warning to shoppers in the locality to avoid leaving their handbag’s unattended in supermarket carparks,...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 1:14pm Read More

Mugged on the way to mass

A 71 year-old woman was the target of a cowardly attack on Saturday evening when she was thrown to the...

Friday, 15/04/16 - 9:25am Read More

Major investment in Clonroche

WEXFORD COUNTY Council is investing €250,000 in upgrading the Waste Water Treatment Plant facilities in Clonroche. The work began in...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:36pm Read More

Stats highlight county’s burglary black spots

STATS COMPILED from the Central Statistics Office survey for 2015 show that burglaries were up in many locations across the...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 5:03pm Read More

Tears for talented teenager Ciara laid to rest in Limbrick Cemetery

The late Ciara Ryan.
Tears mixed with the rain at Kilanerin this morning as huge crowds turned out to pay a final farewell to...

Monday, 11/04/16 - 11:03pm Read More

Spalsh n’ grab at The Waterfront

AS IF The Waterfront Pool and Leisure Centre hadn’t had enough to deal with following the floods which decimated the...

Tuesday, 05/04/16 - 12:43pm Read More

Man dies and another seriously injured in Gorey workplace accident

A man in his 40’s has died, and another man has been seriously injured following a workplace accident at Casey...

Friday, 01/04/16 - 10:09pm Read More

Gorey News

1916 Leader Etchingham honoured by Wexford GAA Board

Cllr Tony Dempsey speaking at the Sean Etchingham 1916 commemoration held in Ardamine Cemetery.
THE 1916 commemoration programme extended to Ardamine Cemetery yesterday (Monday) as members of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) gathered at the Sean Etchingham memorial, overlooking Courtown Harbour, to honour a man who gave a lifetime of commitment to the GAA...

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Coastal erosion continues to haunt North Wexford coastline

Rock armour defence is in place to protect homes along the coast at Ardamine, Gorey.
At the end of another wet, and sometimes story winter, coastal erosion continues to eat into the sandy soil shoreline...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 12:09pm Read More

Controversial circus leaves Ireland following protests

Animal rights proteters outside the circus on Esmonde St. Gorey on St Patrick'd Day. Pic: Christy Farrell
The controversial Belly Wein Circus from Germany, which brought Gardaí onto the streets of Gorey to quell flared tempers between animal...

Wednesday, 13/04/16 - 10:35pm Read More

Enniscorthy 1916-2016

Extraordinary coverage of the 1916 Centenary Commemoration in this week's Wexford Echo Group of Newspapers.
Thousands of people attended the  State centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Enniscorthy where the official welcoming speech was delivered...

Tuesday, 29/03/16 - 11:23pm Read More

10,000 expected in Enniscorthy for Easter Monday 1916 programme

Flags are out on Castle Street as Enniscorthy prepares for Monday's 1916 commemoration events.
Enniscorthy has completed preparations for Easter Monday’s 1916 Rising centenary programme, the streets having been cleaned, windows decorated for the...

Friday, 25/03/16 - 4:59pm Read More

Gardai intervene in Gorey circus protest

Gardai attempt to keep the situation under control at the Belly Wien circus on Esmonde St. Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
The future of elephants as star performers in the circus was dealt a serious blow after a series of public protests...

Tuesday, 22/03/16 - 2:53pm Read More

Breaking: Major garda operation underway

A MAJOR Garda operation is currently under way across the South East region in a bid to tackle ongoing criminal...

Tuesday, 22/03/16 - 1:56pm Read More

Coolgreany progress with confined victory at Gorey drama festival

Coolgreany Amateur Drama Group’s production of ‘Greta Garbo Came to Donegal’, by Frank McGuinness was the winner at the 60th...

Sunday, 13/03/16 - 12:50am Read More

Wexford Count Result – Fine Gael 2, Labour 1, Fianna Fail 1, Independent 1

The five names that will represent the Wexford Constituency in the 32rd Dáil were officially announced at the Count Centre,...

Monday, 29/02/16 - 6:26pm Read More

Concert and performing arts centre for Goreys historic Market House

Sen. Michael Darcy and Harry Crosbie discussing future plans for Gorey Market House.
The proposed development of a 1,500 capacity concert and performing arts centre for Gorey’s historic Market House has moved considerably closer...

Wednesday, 24/02/16 - 4:55pm Read More

New Ross News

Businessman found guilty of theft

James Sidney pictured outside Wexford Circuit Court. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WELL known New Ross businessman has been found guilty of five counts of theft at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court. The case of James Sidney, 7 Woodlands Grove, New Ross, came to a conclusion before Judge Barry Hickson and a...

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Beauty spots blighted

Domestic rubbish was strewn around the walkway at Lacken Wood
PEOPLE IN New Ross and the surrounding areas have expressed anger to the Echo over the fact that two well...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:50am Read More

Rumours dispelled

New school under construction at Bawnmore in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE CONSTRUCTION Company building the new amalgamated primary school campus in New Ross has confirmed to the Echo there is...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:47am Read More

Tesco store evacuated

Two units of New Ross Fire Service attended the scene of a small fire at Tesco in New Ross last week
THE TESCO store in New Ross had to be evacuated for a period of time last week after a small...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 10:09am Read More

Community in mourning

People throughout New Ross and Crossabeg are trying to come to terms with the sudden death, following an industrial accident, of father-of-three, Alan Murphy
PEOPLE THROUGHOUT New Ross and Crossabeg are trying to come to terms this week with the sudden death, following an...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 10:06am Read More

New musical society to be launched

A NEW musical society in County Wexford will be launched next month. The Little Sea Musical Society will be unveiled...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:33pm Read More

Lighthouse tours to be launched

THE HOOK Lighthouse Guide tour programme for 2016 will be officially launched at the famous landmark on Thursday, April 28,...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:30pm Read More

Abuse victims settle claims

Former swimming coach Ger Doyle at Wexford court. Photo Patrick Browne
FOUR VICTIMS of convicted abuser, and former national and Olympic swimming coach, Gerard Doyle, have settled their High Court actions....

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:29pm Read More

Will school cause gridlock?

The temporary closure of the Bawnmore Road at St. Stephen’s Cemetery has caused concern for residents in the Irishtown area of New Ross
RESIDENTS IN the vicinity of the Irishtown in New Ross are worried that the amalgamated primary schools facility being constructed...

Monday, 21/03/16 - 12:10am Read More

Couple had taken number of drugs

Melissa Giltrap and Stephen Deloughrey passed away in May of last year.
THE DEATH of a couple, who passed away while in a family member’s house, over the course of the May...

Wednesday, 09/03/16 - 12:11pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Shop sells first winner, for biggest win in county!

Plenty of smiles from winning ticket seller Erin Dooley and proprietor Michael Hanrahan at the lotto machine in Hanrahan's Londis, The Faythe. Pic: Jim Campbell
IT WASN’T the average Sunday morning in Hanrahan’s Londis of the Faythe at the weekend as local customers trailed in, having heard the news that Saturday night’s €7.9 winning Lottery ticket had been purchased in the shop the previous day....

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Dispute over rent spills onto street

Security men with their faces covered entered Hynes Jewellers on the Main Street. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS commotion on Wexford’s main street on Tuesday week last as a dispute over the payment of rent was...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:32am Read More

The good ol’ days set to return to Opera Festival

David McLoughlin, CEO Wexford Festival Opera expressed his delight that the 2017 Wexford Opera Festival will return to an 18-day festival. Pic: Jim Campbell.
IN YET another sign of a recovering economy, Wexford Festival Opera has announced that from 2017, the annual festival will...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:28am Read More

Fears for 24 jobs at Wexford Tesco

THERE ARE fears over 24 jobs at Tesco Wexford after it was revealed that the company is seeking to alter...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:24am Read More

€7.5m judgement looms for accountant

LOCAL ACCOUNTANT Alan Hynes looks set to face a High Court battle with US bank Goldman Sachs next month over...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:23am Read More

New park to be named after local Rising figure

WEXFORD BOROUGH District has announced plans to name a new neighbourhood park the ‘Min Ryan Park’ in honour of local...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:11am Read More

Huge crowd bids farewell to Fergie

The late Fergie Kehoe was laid to rest after Funeral Mass in Rowe Street Church last week. Pic: Jim Campbell
HUNDREDS OF mourners packed into Rowe Street Church for the funeral of the much-loved Fergie Kehoe on Tuesday last, during...

Wednesday, 20/04/16 - 10:04am Read More

€850k asking price for town portfolio

The site which is for sale includes the car park at Wexford bridge, Metro Bar and two other units.
A MAIN street retail unit, a former bank, a bar and a temporary car park make up a new portfolio...

Wednesday, 20/04/16 - 10:01am Read More

Niamh’s air safety idea nabs FameLab award

EARLY CAREER scientist, Niamh Kavanagh from Wexford, has been named the national winner of the FameLab competition and will represent...

Wednesday, 20/04/16 - 9:59am Read More

Town grieves for gentleman Fergie

Cllr Fergie Kehoe at the first meeting of the County Council. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS widespread shock and grief at the weekend following the sudden and tragic death of a well-known county councillor....

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 5:06pm Read More