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

Opening night at The Athenaeum

Paul Kehoe TD inspecting a guard of honour by Enniscorthy Re-enactment Group at the official re-opening of The Athenaeum. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS an evening to remember at Enniscorthy Athenaeum on Friday as, following a massive amount of work from a dedicated group, the historic building hosted its official re-opening ceremony and the last event on the official 1916 centenary calendar....

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Strong interest in LEADER aid

OVER 400 people attended Wexford Local Development (WLD) information meetings across the county in recent weeks to hear of how...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:47am Read More

Homelessness reaches crisis point

HOMELESSNESS IS set to reach unprecedented levels across the county this year, Wexford County Council’s Housing Department has confirmed. Speaking...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:43am Read More

A Lidl Setback – Permission refused for new store

Lidl on Bellefield Road.
GERMAN SUPERMARKET giants Lidl have been rejected planning permission to build a new store on their current site at Bellefield...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 1:56pm Read More

Tackling Wexford’s drugs scourge

WHAT CAN be done about County Wexford’s increasing drugs problem? That was amongst the chief topics for discussion at yesterday’s...

Wednesday, 14/09/16 - 3:25pm Read More

World Beer Award for Wexford

Jack Doyle behind the taps at Jack Doyle's Brewery
A COUNTY Wexford brewery, representing Ireland, was the proud recipient of a silver medal at the 2016 World Beer Awards...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:42am Read More

LEADER Programme information meetings

INFORMATION MEETINGS in advance of the long-awaited commencement of the new LEADER funding programme will take place across the county...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:20am Read More

Three Sisters bid criticised by judges

WEXFORD, WATERFORD and Kilkenny’s unsuccessful joint bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2020 has been criticised by...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:15am Read More

Enniscorthy is the second cleanest town in Ireland

Abbey Square is just one of the areas that has seen a lot of hard work from Enniscorthy Tidy Towns and the Council.
ENNISCORTHY IS the second cleanest town in Ireland according to the latest IBAL anti-litter survey, the results of which were...

Thursday, 08/09/16 - 3:27pm Read More

Howlin blasts Minister for Sport over Olympic ticket controversy

Brendan Howlin TD.
WEXFORD LABOUR TD Brendan Howlin has blasted Minister for Sport, Transport and Tourism Shane Ross amid the controversy surrounding ticket sales for...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 4:35pm Read More

Gorey News

Ballycanew wins Tidy Towns Award for the fifth time

Ballycanew wins the County Tidy Towns Award again.  Pic: Christy Farrell
Ballycanew has been adjudged the winner of the Tidy Towns County Award for the fifth time with 310 marks, but only just, with Blackwater gaining an extra five marks to come in runner-up one point behind, when the results were announced...

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Shipwreck off Wexford coast remembered after 148 years

Ken McQuhae speaking at the memorial unveiling to the crew of the Ullswater at Saleen, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
The nearest strip of land to the spot off the North Wexford coast where the Brig Ullswater floundered with a...

Friday, 16/09/16 - 12:50pm Read More

Call for establishment of drugs task force in Wexford

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy, T.D., called for the establishment of a drugs task force in County Wexford at today’s Joint...

Monday, 05/09/16 - 5:24pm Read More

‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Gorey’s lost people are never forgotten

The newly unveiled inventory of those interred in St. Michael's Cemetery. This mammoth task took five years to complete and the work was undertaken by Larry Quigley and Carmel Roice, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
An amazing 4,800 names have been listed in surname alphabetical order on two newly erected large display units in the...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:33pm Read More

Public funding for eight of Wexford’s towns and villages

Funding to the tune of €380,000 will be made available to Wexford County Council for distribution to communities of populations of...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 4:20pm Read More

One-day strike action at St Aidan’s Services in Gorey; More are planned

St Aidan's Day Care Centre, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
A row over the non-payments of increments due to health workers at St. Aidan’s Services Ltd triggered a one-day work...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 4:15pm Read More

Anyone for women’s rugby?

Gorey Rugby Football Club Women’s section are having a ‘Give It A Try’ open coaching session in Gorey RFC on...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 3:20pm Read More

Roisin set for Athenaeum

  ONE OF County Wexford’s foremost singers is putting the finishing touches in place to a programme for a concert...

Wednesday, 03/08/16 - 12:22pm Read More

Over 15,000 attend Gorey Festival

Crowds flocked to the marked day on the Main St. which was part of the Gorey Market House Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
An estimated 15,000 people occupied the family friendly cordoned off Main Street area where the festival events, anchored by the...

Tuesday, 02/08/16 - 2:25pm Read More

New Ross News

Memorial ceremony at St. Kearns

Pictured above are the survivors of the 1920 explosion at St. Kearns – following their release from prison
THE ANNUAL commemoration ceremony at the monument in St. Kearns will take place on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. The event regularly attracts a large crowd, however, the organisers are hopeful this year’s ceremony will be even more successful...

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Renewed appeal for missing man

Gardai in Portarlington have appealed for information relating to the whereabouts of Tony Egan who has strong connections with New Ross
GARDAI IN County Laois have renewed their appeal for help locating a man with strong New Ross connections who has...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:30am Read More

Land price is ‘phenomenal’

A farm in Bannow sold at auction for €655,000 last weekend
A FARM holding in Bannow was sold for a phenomenal price at auction last weekend, according to the auctioneer involved...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:27am Read More

Bridge name causes tension

The naming of the new bridge (artist impression above) which will form the centre-piece of the New Ross by-pass caused a lot of tension in the local authority chamber this month
THE PROPOSED name of the New Ross by-pass bridge has caused tension in the local authority chamber with one official...

Thursday, 22/09/16 - 11:11am Read More

Wexford man an Australian hero

A WEXFORD man has been nominated for a ‘Pride of Australia’ award, having saved his friend from the grip of...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:03am Read More

Sr. Maureen is laid to rest

Sr. Maureen Bailey was laid to rest on Friday (Pic: Mary Browne)
NEW ROSS is in mourning this week following the passing of St. Maureen Bailey, 1 Tower Grove, who passed away...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:59pm Read More

Bridge issue hits the airwaves

THE CONTROVERSY over the proposed name for the multi-million Euro bridge that will form the centre-piece of the New Ross...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:57pm Read More

History made in schools

Ms Sarah Cullen's class in St Joseph's National School. Pic: Jim Campbell
HISTORY HAS been made in two local national schools after they became mixed schools for the first time. St. Joseph’s...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:56pm Read More

Park theft criticised

Pictured above is the cement base in Foulksmills Public Park from which the granite table and benches were taken at the weekend (Pic: Foulksmills Tidy Towns)
THE CATHAORLEACH of New Ross Municipal District Council has condemned the theft of valuable outdoor furniture from the public park...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:54pm Read More

School campus to open

The new Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School at Castlemoyle, near Irishtown is nearing completion. Pic: John Walsh
THE BOARD of Management at the new primary school campus nearing completion in New Ross is hopeful it will be...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:34pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Ted talks delight and inspire

A CHEER erupted at Wexford Arts Centre about 10pm on Friday night last. A packed house had just been enraptured by a stellar selection of ten speakers from Wexford, Ireland and beyond. The first ever TEDx Wexford, organised by social...

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Wexford couple in to win wedding

A WEXFORD town couple are hoping to win their wedding for free, having reached the final stages of a competition...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:52am Read More

An eclectic mix for TEDx talks

THE TEN speakers who will take part in the upcoming TEDxWexford – Tomorrow Imagined event at Wexford Arts Centre have...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 3:05pm Read More

Man believed to be dead for a week

A MAN in his 50s found dead in a camper van at Ferrybank campsite is believed to have lain undiscovered...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 4:19pm Read More

RNLI honours fallen comrade

Members of the Wexford Lifeboat pay tribute to Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas by laying a wreath in Wexford harbour. Pic: Christy Farrell
THE LOCAL branch of the RNLI gathered together at the RNLI Boathouse by Wexford Bridge on Tuesday last to pay...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 2:13pm Read More

Couple rescued in early hour callout

Rosslare launch to yacht at rock armour
VOLUNTEER LIFEBOAT crew from Rosslare RNLI had an early wake-up call when they were called to assist in the rescue...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 1:03pm Read More

Loreto Book will stand test of time

Aoife Carty, Brendan Howlin TD, Billy O'Shea (performed launch), Tom Gunning and Rebecca Crean pictured at the launch of the Loreto Secondary School Wexford 150th. Anniversary Book 'Lasting Values'  in the Talbot Hotel. Pic: John Walsh
TEACHERS, PUPILS, past pupils and members of the Parent’s Council gathered recently at the Talbot Hotel for a very special...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 12:59pm Read More

Junior Certificate results celebrated

STUDENTS, TEACHERS, Principals and parents across Wexford town were celebrating on Wednesday last as Junior Certificate results were released. Hundreds...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:07am Read More

Wedding party ‘Dare to Care’

A DARING group of caring local people will don wedding attire around Wexford town tomorrow, Wednesday. ‘Brides’ Jenny and Victoria...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:05am Read More

Brothers detained for theatre director’s murder

TWO BROTHERS have been detained in custody in Turkey for the murder of popular Irish theatre director John Donnelly (64)...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:02am Read More