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

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 the Rio Olympics and the arrest of Irish Olympics boss Pat Hickey in Rio this morning. Deputy Howlin says that following...

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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

Castlebridge Local Notes

Fundraising Concert Aishling Jones, 17, from Castlebridge, will be moving to Guildford in the UK this September to begin a...

Wednesday, 10/08/16 - 11:43am Read More

Rathnure Local Notes

Church Notices Anniversaries: Saturday 13th 7pm – Mikey & Marcella Redmond Sunday 14th 10am – The deceased members of the...

Wednesday, 10/08/16 - 11:41am Read More

Mass for the masses as St Aidan’s goes online

People are now able to tune into services at St Aidan's Cathedral from all over the world. Pic: John Walsh
WHILE THE church is often accused of failing to move with the times, St Aidan’s Cathedral can be said to...

Thursday, 04/08/16 - 3:03pm 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

Homes lying vacant despite housing crisis

Cllr John O'Rourke. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WEXFORD County Councillor has said that, despite the fact that Wexford is currently in the grips of a housing...

Tuesday, 02/08/16 - 11:55am Read More

Nothing sacred as thieves target church

Galbally Church. Pic: John Walsh
THE PARISH priest at Galbally Church has issued an appeal for the return of a number of precious items after...

Thursday, 28/07/16 - 4:30pm Read More

Discharged from Wexford General Hospital twice, self harm patient killed himself

Colette Nolan, sister of Tom.
A man with serious depression who admitted himself to A&E at Wexford General Hospital, killed himself a day after he...

Thursday, 28/07/16 - 3:09pm Read More

Vital equipment stolen from child with special needs

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AN APPEAL has gone viral across Facebook in Wexford after a petrol generator which was used for vital medical equipment...

Thursday, 21/07/16 - 4:05pm Read More

Gorey News

‘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, and a BBQ each day, that is all happening in Craanford this weekend as the community welcomes the ‘Ford Fest’,...

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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

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

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

Gorey is fastest growing town!

Gorey town, one of the fastest growing areas of population in the country.
Gorey town and district is growing at a stronger rate than the national and county average and while there are...

Wednesday, 20/07/16 - 11:27am Read More

Concerns over longer wait facing Gorey trauma victims!

Wexford General Hospital
Serious concerns have been expressed in Gorey following a leaked report from the Trauma Steering Group which proposes to close...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 4:14pm Read More

Kehoe’s guarantee on Wexford A&E

Wexford General Hospital. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD’S ELECTED representatives came under severe pressure over the weekend after reports began to circulate that trauma services at Wexford General...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 11:14am Read More

Opposition to 200 houses planning application near Gorey schools

Kilnahue Lane, Gorey which leads to the Gorey Gaelscoil and Educate Together schools, planning permission has been applied for over 200 new houses. Pic: Christy Farrell
Residents in the Kilnahue Lane area of Gorey are opposed to the latest application for 200+ housing units by Gannon...

Tuesday, 05/07/16 - 2:59pm Read More

Fundraisers rocked by Console controversy

Console Wexford Manager Denis O'Connor (left) and disgraced CEO Paul Kelly at the opening of the Console Office at Frances Street, Wexford in 2010. Pic: Christy Farrell.
THE ORGANISERS of The Hope & Dream 10 run in Enniscorthy and The Gerard Murphy Memorial Run in Ferns were...

Tuesday, 05/07/16 - 11:59am Read More

New Ross News

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 open in November. The Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School, which will be located at Castlemoyle, near...

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Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:32pm Read More

Men’s shed barbecue success

Stephen Roche and Ger Roche pictured at New Ross Men's Shed annual BBQ, in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Pic: John Walsh
THE ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Men’s Shed barbecue in New Ross have expressed delight to the Echo at the event’s...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:31pm Read More

Greenway for 2017

The Mount Elliott tunnel would form a major focal point for the inner Greenway cycling route in New Ross
  THE PROPOSED Greenway between New Ross and Waterford could begin next year, according to senior officials in the local...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 9:06pm Read More

Lucky escape!

The occupants of this car had a lucky escape when it burst into flames on the Duncannon road on Sunday afternoon (Pic: Myles Carroll)
A GROUP of friends had a very lucky escape at the weekend when their car burst into flames while they...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 9:05pm Read More

Crowds flock to sand-sculpting festival

Sand sculptue at the Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival on Duncannon Beach.Pic: John Walsh
DUNCANNON VILLAGE was packed recently when it played host to the annual Sand-sculpting Festival. The fun began on Friday night...

Friday, 12/08/16 - 11:34am Read More

Fethard RNLI in dramatic rescue

Fethard RNLI was called into action twice within 24 hours at the weekend including one incident which saw them rescuing three people whose boat suffered engine failure (Pic: Courtesy RNLI)
FETHARD RNLI was involved in two dramatic call-outs over the weekend one-of-which involved the rescue of three people onboard a...

Friday, 12/08/16 - 11:31am Read More

Horeswood-Campile Local Notes

GAA Last week’s Lotto numbers were 3,15,28 and 30. Mairead Casey Tinnerath was the only match 3 winner. Next Monday’s...

Wednesday, 10/08/16 - 11:44am Read More

Disgusting!

Underwear and used sanitary towels were among the items discarded in the field
A WOMAN from the New Ross area has expressed her disgust to the Echo about an incident of illegal dumping...

Wednesday, 03/08/16 - 12:25pm Read More

Heartless theft from scene of fatal crash

The theft of the flower pot from the memorial to Lena Doyle has caused much upset for her family
THE MOTHER of a young woman who was tragically killed in an accident on the N25 a couple of miles...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:12am Read More

Wexford Town News

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 from the village of Ballycanew. at 5.25 am today. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver...

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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

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

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...

Friday, 20/05/16 - 2:35pm Read More

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