Enniscorthy News

The Chosen Four for top jobs

Padraig O'Gorman will return to Enniscorthy as its District Manager. Pic: John Walsh
FOUR WEXFORD Co. Council officials were congratulated by their colleagues after they received word of promotions within the body on Monday afternoon. With the abolition of the Town Council last year, Town Clerk roles have now become District Manager roles...

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Lorry jack-knifes on busy, icy road

One lane was closed to traffic at Kyle Cross due to a articulated lorry jackknifing during the icy conditions. Pic: Jim Campbell
DRIVERS WERE urged to take care on the roads as the temperatures plummeted leading to icy conditions last week. Gardai...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:13am Read More

Family carry coffin To the cathedral

Funeral of Michael O'Grady at St. Aidan's Cathedral. Pic: John Walsh
“A SHOW of solidarity” took place during the removal of an elderly man who passed away on Wednesday after a...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 4:15pm Read More

Woman’s warning over inappropriate websites

AN ENNISCORTHY woman is warning people to be careful online after images of her and her friends were unwillingly posted...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:28pm Read More

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‘Wanted’-style posters to tackle illegal dumping?

Appalling rubbish heap pictured at Marconi Park, Enniscorthy on Friday last. Pic: John Walsh
THE POSSIBILITY of people suspected of illegal dumping offences having their photographs appear on public posters was an interesting suggestion...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:26pm Read More

Teen is released without charge

The scene of the fatal car accident in Ferns on January 12.
A TEENAGER that was arrested in relation to a recent fatal road collision outside Enniscorthy was released without charge over...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:20pm Read More

Protected bird is shot and left to die

A buzzard similar to one found shot in the Camolin-Ferns area on Thursday
THE NATIONAL PARKS and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is appealing for information following a recent fatal shooting of a beautiful male...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:18pm Read More

Schools out as teachers take to the picket line

Teachers strike outside Creagh College, Gorey. Pic: John Walsh
SECONDARY SCHOOLS throughout Enniscorthy were closed on Thursday as teachers braved the cold to protest against new Junior Certificate measures...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:17pm Read More

Ewe are one in a million!

Sean, John and Claire Doyle, Killcullen, Ballindaggin pictured with their Texel cross ewe who gave birth to 5 healthy lambs on Friday morning last. Pic: John Walsh
AN ENNISCORTHY farmer was stunned on Friday morning when one of his ewes gave birth to five healthy lambs –...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 3:15pm Read More

Body recovered from the harbour at Courtown

Search is on after a car entered Courtown Harbour ealier today. Pic: John Walsh.
The body of a local man in his mid-60’s has been recovered from Courtown Harbour. It is believed to be...

Thursday, 22/01/15 - 5:13pm Read More

Gorey News

National award for Askamore park

Mary Donohoe and Paula Mulroe of Askamore receiving the LAMA Award from P.J. Reilly and Cllr Mags Murray. Pic: Paul Sherwood.
“IT WAS a great win and we had a fabulous time. We were up against stiff opposition from Antrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo, but it went our way,” said a delighted Paddy Byrne, Chairman of Askamore Community Council, as Askamore...

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Gorey Council support for North Wexford walking trails

Courtown Woods is a popular pathway on the Wexford Walking Trail. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Members of Gorey Municipal District Council have pledged their support for the Wexford Walking Trail, which is due for launch...

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Taoiseach’s statement doesn’t augur well for future of Gorey Hospital

Serving the community for 75 years - is the end of the road for Gorey District Hospital looming?
For 75 years Gorey District Hospital has been serving the people of Gorey and North Wexford… is it’s end in...

Thursday, 22/01/15 - 12:14am Read More

Nineteen burglaries in the Courtown region this week

Following the worst ever week for crime in the Courtown district Gardaí yesterday (Monday) launched ‘Operation Lynchpin’ with extra resources...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 10:45pm Read More

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North Wexford coastline crumbling into the sea!

Kilmichael Point, between Courtown and Arklow, one of the areas facing serious coastal erosion issues.
County Wexford is shrinking by the day as 400 kilometres of coast line from Arklow Head to Hook Head fights...

Wednesday, 07/01/15 - 1:45pm Read More

Has Sasha got ‘The Voice’?

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THE VOICE of Ireland returned with a bang on Sunday night, and one Wexford woman made sure to make an...

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Has Helena got ‘the voice’?

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A SINGER from the New Ross district will be representing Wexford on the RTE talent show, ‘The Voice’, next weekend....

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Tragic quad bike accident claims father

TRAGEDY STRUCK the communities of Blackwater and Curracloe last Tuesday when local man Noel O’Reily died in a quad bike...

Friday, 02/01/15 - 11:21am Read More

Happy Christmas to all Echo readers

The New Year’s edititions of THE WEXFORD ECHO, THE ENNISCORTHY ECHO, THE GOREY ECHO and THE NEW ROSS ECHO will...

Wednesday, 24/12/14 - 7:24pm Read More

Wexford road safety alert – please drive carefully

Wexford County Council Roads Department have issued a Road Safety Alert as Frost and Ice is forecast over the next...

Wednesday, 24/12/14 - 7:03pm Read More

New Ross News

Medical card sent to deceased man

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A NEW Ross family have spoken to The Echo of their despair at the plight of a young girl in County Kildare who was denied a medical card, despite having a serious illness, while they themselves received a card for...

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Theatre stalwarts get surprise presentation

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TWO VETERANS of the stage were honoured in Campile at the weekend for an association with the local hall and...

Thursday, 29/01/15 - 10:05am Read More

U.S. elections to come to New Ross

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THE RACE for the White House will come to New Ross next week with one of the prime contenders for...

Thursday, 22/01/15 - 12:11pm Read More

New Ross gets new priest

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NEW ROSS got a new priest at the weekend when Revd. Margaret Sykes was introduced as the new Priest-in-Charge to...

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New Ross has 2020 vision

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TWO NEW Ross men have begun a campaign to get New Ross moving over the course of the next five...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 9:54am Read More

Job seeker takes to the street

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A NEW Ross resident has begun a one-man protest at O’Hanrahan Bridge to highlight the lack of job opportunities for...

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Panto society to celebrate 50th

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A 50th anniversary is something to be proud of under any circumstances but when it involves a group or society...

Wednesday, 07/01/15 - 9:50am Read More

Who wasn’t at the meeting?

A MEETING held in Ballycullane 10 years ago appeared to have had the majority of members of the current New...

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Brave swimmers take icy dip

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A BRAVE group of swimmers took to the icy water off the south Wexford coast at the  weekend to raise...

Thursday, 01/01/15 - 1:50am Read More

No gas link for New Ross

NEW ROSS will not be connected to the gas network from the Great Island Power Plant in the foreseeable future....

Thursday, 01/01/15 - 1:46am Read More

Wexford Town News

‘People’s Park’ is in doubt

The site in Carcur where the 'People's Park' is proposed to be constructed. This plan is now in doubt due to high remediation costs. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE FUTURE of the long-awaited ‘People’s Park’, which is supposed to be constructed on the old dump site in Carcur, could now be in doubt after it was revealed that remediation costs for the landfill could cost over €1 million....

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€2m theft accused to stand trial in February

A FORMER Vodafone employee from Wexford, accused of stealing almost €2 million from the company has been sent forward for...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:15am Read More

Teachers picket over Junior Cert reform

Notice about the industrial action on the gates of the Presentation Secondary School. Pic: Jim Campbell
NO ONE is opposed to reform – that much is clear after spending a morning on the pickets with teachers...

Wednesday, 28/01/15 - 10:09am Read More

A Rose pays a visit

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh tries on her Ferns top which was presented to her on a visit to the Ferns N.S. Pic: Christy Farrell
ROSE OF Tralee Maria Walsh came to Wexford last week as she searched for county’s next representative in the one...

Thursday, 22/01/15 - 4:34pm Read More

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Axe attack on woman

20-year-old Nicole Dwyer received a horrific injury as the result of a hatchet attack.
A 20-YEAR-OLD girl is this week recovering after sustaining horrific injuries as the result of being hit with a hatchet...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 3:57pm Read More

Abundance of junction issues

A motorist takes a shortcut across a flat roundabout - just one of the issues that arose at a council meeting about the town traffic plan. Pic: Jim Campbell
A NUMBER of issues were brought to the attention of the Traffic Management Committee by members of the Borough District...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 3:36pm Read More

Councillors ‘wheelie’ mad over bin charges

CHANGES IN the way customers will be charged for their waste and recycling bins saw all councillors miraculously in agreement...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 3:21pm Read More

A Fast €45,000 for seven charities

Cheques were presented to St Vincent de Paul (20,000), Ozanam House Men's Hostel (6,000), South East Radiotherapy Trust (6,000), Family Life Services, Wexford (6,000), Wexford Women's Refuge (5,000), Irish Cancer Research (1,000), Simon Community Waterford (1,000) in St Iberius Church proceeds from the Four Day Charity Christmas Fast 2014. Pictured are back- Peter Hudson, Tom O'Connor, Canon Arthur Minion, Sue McMahon, Fr Jim Fegan, Susan Minion, Georgina Rothwell, Nuala Williamson, Linda Williamson. Front- Anne Keenan, Ben Doyle, Theresa Hanrahan, Niamh Tierney, Claire Verdon. Pic: Jim Campbell
WHILE THE turkey may be long eaten and the presents well opened, Fr. Jim Fegan and Rev. Arthur Minion waited...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 3:02pm Read More

“I’m safe” – student’s message from Paris

Wexford law student Cian Ryan marched in solidarity with over one million other people in Paris on Sunday afternoon following terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of 17 people.
A 20-YEAR-OLD law student taking part in an Erasmus year in Paris witnessed the shock and paranoia which infected the...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 1:29pm Read More

€1.6 million for Arts in Wexford

THE MAIN Arts Council grants for 2015/2016 have been announced and have allocated just over €1.6 million to Wexford in...

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