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

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 of excitement around Enniscorthy over the weekend as the annual Strawberry Festival took place. This year’s festival focused on the...

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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

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

€4.2million up in smoke!

The "Aroma" branded cigarettes came from Vietnam and were seized at a commercial premises on the Old Dublin Road.
INVESTIGATIONS ARE still ongoing this week following one of the largest seizures of illegal cigarettes in recent memory in Enniscorthy....

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 12:36pm Read More

Shock and sadness at death of Damien (44)

The late Damien Murphy.
THERE WAS great shock in the local community over the weekend after it emerged that Damien Murphy of 14 Daphne...

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 10:29am Read More

Wexford is praying for papal visit!

Could the Pope possibly be about to enjoy some trademark Wexford sunshine?
FOR SOME the idea of His Holiness Pope Francis enjoying a 99 cone at one of Wexford’s beautiful beaches would...

Tuesday, 14/06/16 - 10:45am Read More

Breakfast roll boys go for glory

The Jumbo Breakfast Roll team will be flying the flag for Wexford in this weekend's Red Bull Soap Box race in Cork
A GROUP of friends from the Newbawn and Gusserane areas of County Wexford will be competing in this weekend’s Red...

Friday, 03/06/16 - 5:01pm Read More

Wheels in motion for 1 point 5 ride

Host club for the 1 point 5 ride Slaney Cycling Club. 
L-R Billy Harris, Murry McDonald, John Busher, Phil Skelton, Paddy Dunne, Joe Fortune
THE CAMPAIGN to ensure a safe passing distance for cyclists will take another step forward this month with a major...

Thursday, 02/06/16 - 12:34pm Read More

No plans for Sheehan’s building

Former Sheehan's shop, Rafter St., Enniscorthy undergoing renovation. Pic: John Walsh
WITH CONSTRUCTION work continuing on the old Sheehan’s premises on Rafter Street, whispers have continued among the Enniscorthy public about...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 11:53am Read More

Business as usual as strike at Tesco Ireland has been deferred

Tomorrow’s strike at Tesco Ireland (Thursday, May 26) has been deferred following intervention from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Both...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:23pm Read More

Gorey News

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 honoured as Cathaoirleach for 2016-’17 term, and was presented with the chains of office by outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Malcolm Byrne,...

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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

New Craanford Underpass opened

Bishop Denis Brennan cuts the tape on the new Underpass in Craanford. Pic: Christy Farrell
The official opening of the Craanford Underpass was conducted by the Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Denis Brennan, last Sunday morning,...

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 12:18pm Read More

Sunshine and success at 157th Gorey Agricultural Show

A threshing display from another era was one of the highlights of today's Gorey Agricultural Show.
A threshing display from another era was one of the highlights at today’s Gorey Agricultural Show at sunny Clonattin. An...

Saturday, 18/06/16 - 9:03pm Read More

Two popular Gorey Community School teachers have retired

Pictured celebrating the retirement of two teachers from the Gorey Community School at the special occasion in the Amber Springs Hotel are Principal, Michael Finn, retiring teachers, Lucy Power and Vincent Browne with Deputy Principal, Stella Kehoe and Deputy Principal, Frank Duke.
The end of a long and distinguished career has come for two members of the teaching staff at Gorey Community...

Friday, 17/06/16 - 2:57pm Read More

Mary Lou McDonald is coming to Gorey

Mary Lou McDonald, T.D., will open Gorey's Brne Perry Summer School History and Heritage Festival this year.  Pic: Jim Campbell
The Vice-President of Sinn Féin and public representative for Dublin Central, Mary Lou McDonald, T.D., will perform the official opening...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:09am Read More

Mystery blaze at Gorey ghost estate

Gorey Fire Service are pictured at the scene of the fire at the Gorey ghost estate, Coill na Giúise. Pic: Christy Farrell
An investigation is under way into the strange circumstances in which fire swept through a boarded up house on the...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 2:27pm Read More

Gorey’s welcome for 800 cyclists

A great welcome awaited the cyclists at the Gorey Community School. Pic: Christy Farrell
At a time when Government financial support for mental health has been drastically redirected to other more popular spending measures,...

Tuesday, 10/05/16 - 2:36pm Read More

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...

Tuesday, 03/05/16 - 3:32pm Read More

New Ross News

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 vision of the future. Cllr. Whelan, who was elected to the position on Thursday, said it’s a great honour for...

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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....

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 6:33pm Read More

Taxi driver uninjured during ordeal

A TAXI driver from Waterford was subjected to a horrific ordeal in New Ross at the weekend. Having travelled up...

Monday, 06/06/16 - 3:07pm Read More

Bridge is rededicated to executed patriot

Deirdre Lawlor, Pearse O'Hanrahan, Harry O'Hanrahan and Cllr Michael Sheehan (Chairman New Ross Municial District Council) pictured at the unveiling of the plaque on O'Hanrahan Bridge. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE BRIDGE over the river Barrow in New Ross has been rededicated to Michael O’Hanrahan, one of the executed leaders...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:32pm Read More

Lucky escape

Firemen clean up following a single vehicle accident involving a lorry. Pic: Sharon Fox
A TRUCK driver had a lucky escape on the outskirts of New Ross this week when his vehicle overturned and...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:29pm Read More

Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

Sister councils unite

Wexford County Council has endorsed the combined Three Sisters European Capital of Culture 2020 bid
THE LOCAL authorities in counties Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny have unanimously endorsed their combined ‘Three Sisters’ bid to win the...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:32pm Read More

End of an era

The C&C owned Finche's plant in New Ross will close its doors for good on Tuesday (Pic: Jim Campbell)
AN END of an era is how workers at the local Finches plant in New Ross described last Friday when...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:30pm Read More

Local businessman caught in bomb scare

Mick Conway, from MCV Sports Print & Design, in New Ross, was among those who were evacuated from Old Trafford ahead of last weeks cancelled clash between Manchester United and Bournemouth.
A WELL known New Ross businessman was one of thousands of Manchester United fans caught up in a bomb scare...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:42am Read More

Drugs recovered in town search

NEW ROSS Gardai have recovered around €1,000 worth of illegal drugs from an apartment in the town. The drugs were...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:34am Read More

Wexford Town News

Howlin takes reins of Labour Party

Brendan Howlin
WEXFORD TD Brendan Howlin has been confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party after he was unopposed in the race for the leadership. Deputy Howlin was nominated by party colleague Jan O’Sullivan. Alan Kelly had also sought nomination...

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Four man gang rob man (90) at home

Aubrey T Fuller recovering from his ordeal pictured outside his home in Taghmon. Pic: Jim Campbell
A 90-YEAR-OLD man is recovering from a frightening ordeal after his house in Taghmon was entered by four masked men...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:56am Read More

Thieves steal outboard engines

A man can be seen removing an engine on the CCTV footage.
LITTLE MORE than a week after an event which raised funds for two local charities, Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:53am Read More

Fears for future of South East University

PLANS FOR a South Eastern University branch in Wexford, a matter which was a serious campaigning issue during the last...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:50am Read More

Life saved off Ferrybank

COOPERATION BETWEEN three safety and rescue organisations resulted in the saving of a life off Ferrybank on Wednesday evening last....

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:47am Read More

Syndicate collects €8m Lotto winnings

RTE cameraman Neil Denehy recording Erin Dooley and proprietor Michael Hanrahan in Hanrahan's Londis in the Faythe with the news of the lotto winner. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WERE joyous celebrations at the National Lottery headquarters last week as a syndicate of four people collected their €7,902,685...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:44am Read More

Bridge brings home Holy Grail of Drama

THERE WERE celebrations to rival any theatrical performance over the weekend as Bridge Drama Group won the All Ireland Drama...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:04pm Read More

Wonderful atmosphere for Cycle against Suicide

WEXFORD SHOWED its true colours when it welcomed and waved off over 700 cyclists taking part in this year’s Cycle...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:00pm Read More

Mayor’s concern over nudists’ return

THE REPORTED return of a group of nudists to Curracloe Beach on Sunday afternoon was met with some scrutiny by...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:53pm Read More

Aprons on for 2016 Food and Wine Fest

Helping to launch the 8th annual Wexford Food and Wine Festival programme are: Grace Goggins, Eoin and Molloy, all from Discovering Drama Wexford. The festival will take place from Friday, May 27 until Sunday, May 29.
ORGANISERS OF the eighth annual Wexford Food and Wine Festival have released details of the planned celebrations and are expecting...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:38pm Read More