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

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 parties will now attend the WRC in an effort to resolve the issues in dispute under the provision that all...

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Lotto speculation after €500k win

Sarah Masterson from The Kiosk, Enniscorthy has put the champagne on hold for the Lotto winner.
SPECULATION IS mounting in Enniscorthy as to the identity of the lucky winner who scooped a prize of half a...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:13am Read More

Ultimate honour for Shamrock Rovers stalwart

Peter "Puck" Quinn (centre) pictured with managers Nicky Murphy Snr and Jr after Shamrock Rovers' cup win last year. Pic: Sarah Murphy
WHILE EVERYONE involved with Shamrock Rovers was in celebratory mood following their latest Premier League title win; few will have...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:10am Read More

Armed gardaí swoop on burglary gang

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ONCE AGAIN there was a strong armed garda presence around Enniscorthy last week as the authorities cracked down on a...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 11:56am Read More

It’s a hat-trick for Bunclody’s Liam!

The cast and crew of Bunclody/Kilmyshall's 'Moonshine' which was a finalist at the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone.
MEMBERS OF Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group had cause to celebrate at the awards ceremony of the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:02pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 12:30pm Read More

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

Gorey News

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 of the History and Heritage Festival in conjunction with the Byrne Perry Summer School taking place on the weekend of...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Ross News

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 and will feature Irish country star, Nathan Carter, as the headline act. He will be joined on the day by...

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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

RNLI assists stricken pleasure craft

Fethard RNLI was called into action at the weekend to come to the assistance of two people onboard a pleasure craft (Pic: Courtesy of RNLI)
THE MEMBERS of Fethard RNLI were called into action over the weekend after a pleasure craft, with two people onboard,...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:33am Read More

Fatal crash shocks community

People throughout New Ross and south Kilkenny were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death, following a road traffic accident, of Gerry Hennessy, Marshmeadows, New Ross.
PEOPLE ALL over New Ross and south Kilkenny are in shock this week following the death, in a road traffic...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:31am Read More

Hero Garda gets prison sentence

Retired Garda John Joe Sinnott was jailed for 18 months at Carlow Circuit Criminal Court on Friday. Judge Alice Doyle suspended the final six months. (Pic: John Walsh)
A GARDA who received three different awards for bravery has been jailed following his sentence hearing at Carlow Circuit Court....

Tuesday, 10/05/16 - 9:56am Read More

Unused train back on track?

FORMER MAYOR of Wexford, Joe Ryan has welcomed news that the South Wexford train line is to have several trains...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 2:25pm Read More

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....

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 10:34am 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...

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