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

‘You have to back yourself’ – Wexford’s globally successful dementia researcher

A WEXFORD native who recently became one of 15 young female science researchers from across the globe to gain UNESCO recognition and receive an International Rising Talent fellowship is on a mission to encourage other young people to follow their...

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Exhibition shows creativity in a ‘Crocodile Sky’

STRIKING WORKS of art and poetry will adorn the walls of Wexford County Council until May 19th, thanks to works...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:15pm Read More

Conferences explore how Brexit will hit Wexford

HOW BREXIT is likely to impact on County Wexford was discussed at two well-attended seminars hosted in Wexford recently by...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:10pm Read More

Varadkar acknowledges Wexford’s struggles

WEXFORD TD Mick Wallace has welcomed the acknowledgment of a Government Minister tipped to be the next Taoiseach that Wexford...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:05pm Read More

CF drugs will provide brighter future for Ruth (3)

AN ENNISCORTHY mother has said that she can now “finally see a future” for her little girl after it was...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 11:42am Read More

Knifepoint robbery in town centre

GARDAÍ ARE hopeful of making arrests following an incident which saw a visitor to the town forced to withdraw cash...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:34pm Read More

Companies invited to join in Job Shadow Day

THE POSITIVE contribution which people with disabilities can make in the workplace is set to be highlighted once again this...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:23pm Read More

Donard kids are Irish champs

CHILDREN FROM Donard National School have been crowned winners of the 26th annual Credit Union Schools Quiz competition after emerging...

Thursday, 06/04/17 - 1:07am Read More

Campaign urges all to ‘Ask’

THERE AREN’T too many occasions throughout the year when Minister of State Paul Kehoe, Wexford County Council Chief Executive Tom...

Tuesday, 04/04/17 - 12:57pm Read More

Wexford’s enterprising students excel at exhibit

SIX LOCAL teenagers are getting set to represent County Wexford at Croke Park in May, but, rather than practicing their...

Tuesday, 04/04/17 - 12:39pm Read More

Gorey News

Body found in car taken from sea

The body of a woman was discovered in a car that was submerged in the sea near Roney Point this afternoon. Courtown Lifeboat RNLI were alerted at 2.30 pm and rushed to the scene where they located a car in...

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Courtown ready for next Sunday’s point-to-point races

The Island Hunt is staging its first point-to-point races in three years over a new track at Ounavarra, near Courtown,...

Monday, 03/04/17 - 10:42pm Read More

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...

Tuesday, 21/03/17 - 12:15pm Read More

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

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...

Thursday, 16/03/17 - 5:37pm Read More

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

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

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

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

New Ross News

Outfoxed!

  A MEMBER of New Ross Golf Club has spoken to the Echo about how he was taken completely by surprise when playing a round recently as a wild fox approached him at the third hole. Declan Clarke, from Camross,...

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Local documentary wins major award

A SHORT documentary film about St. Mary’s Church, in New Ross, that was created by young people involved in a...

Thursday, 06/04/17 - 1:05am Read More

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...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 10:22am Read More

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

Wexford Town News

Cineplex centre sells for over €2.25m

THE APPROACH road to Wexford town may soon be set for a welcome face lift, with the vacant former Cineplex and adjoining units having sold to a private purchaser for in excess of €2.25m. Selling agents Cushman & Wakefield confirmed...

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Building a boat to beat breast cancer

CALLING ALL breast cancer survivors! Work has begun at Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club (WHBTC) on an historic initiative...

Tuesday, 25/04/17 - 12:26pm Read More

Alfie helps seize 31,000 cigarettes

DETECTOR DOG Alfie assisted Revenue officers in seizing 31,000 contraband cigarettes at Rosslare Europort in recent days. The cigarettes, branded...

Tuesday, 18/04/17 - 12:17pm Read More

Students ‘Ask’ and smash world record

A NEW World Record was formed at Wexford Park last week, when local secondary school students and others came together...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:35pm Read More

Brothers’ emotional plea on being told to leave home

DUNCORMICK BROTHERS who must leave the home in which they grew up, just weeks after the passing of their father,...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:31pm Read More

Least ‘faked’ tests in Wexford

GARDAÍ IN Wexford appear to have inflated figures for breath tests less than their counterparts in any other Garda division...

Tuesday, 11/04/17 - 12:26pm Read More

More psychologists promised as FF Deputy raises concerns

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has confirmed that some 21 additional psychologists are to be hired by the commencement of the...

Tuesday, 04/04/17 - 12:52pm Read More

Wexford Water Safety mourns the loss of Jack

THE RECENT passing of a revered and integral figure in the Wexford Water Safety movement over the past 55 years...

Tuesday, 04/04/17 - 12:45pm Read More

Hauliers’ conference considers Brexit

VEHICLE SECURITY, fraud and Brexit were just three of the topics up for discussion when the Irish Road Haulage Association...

Tuesday, 04/04/17 - 12:42pm Read More

Condolences for Rescue 116 crew

A BOOK of condolences for those whose lives were lost when the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter crashed off...

Tuesday, 28/03/17 - 11:15am Read More