Enniscorthy News

18 jobs saved as Lodgewood emerges from examinership

THERE WAS good news for employees at Lodgewood Engineering in Ferns last week as it was announced that the company had emeged from examinership. An interim examiner was appointed to the steel fabrication and garden machinery company in September of...

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Burger Mac will re-open say owners

Burger Mac in Enniscorthy.
THE OWNERS of Abbey Quay’s popular fast-food restaurant Burger Mac have moved to assure customers that there is no truth...

Tuesday, 02/02/16 - 10:29am Read More

Gardaí hope to reunite people with stolen property

PEOPLE ACROSS the district who have been victims of crime may have the opportunity to be reunited with their stolen...

Tuesday, 02/02/16 - 10:01am Read More

Man in his 60s killed in road crash at Ferns

People are invited to come along to Enniscorthy Garda Station tomorrow
A MAN in his 60s has lost his life following a single vehicle road traffic collision at Clone, Ferns. The incident...

Wednesday, 27/01/16 - 11:02am Read More

Work underway on “Patriot’s Flag” despite petition

WITH THE groundwork now underway for the new Abbey Square monument, which will feature a 16 metre stainless steel flagpole...

Wednesday, 27/01/16 - 10:31am Read More

Probe after 250 dogs removed from house

Gardai at the scene in Ferns. Pic: Christy Farrell
There were amazing scenes outside a rural dwelling near Ferns as a convoy of white wagons were packed to capacity...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:14pm Read More

Gardaí raids target serious criminality and dangerous gangs

The house in Glenbrien/Brownswood which was raided by Gardaí on Friday morning. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS a flurry of Garda activity in the Glenbrien/Brownswood area on Friday as armed Gardaí were joined by officers...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:28pm Read More

Cycle safety campaign still on track

Cycling Ireland President Ciaran McKenna signs the Stayin' Alive at 1.5 petition.
A WEXFORD man’s campaign to increase cycling safety on roads all over the country was handed another boost this week...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 3:29pm Read More

Three Oscar nominations for Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan filming outside St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY’S DREAM of being home to an Oscar-winning movie took a step closer to becoming a reality today after it...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 2:55pm Read More

North Korean bomb test shook Wexford?

Supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un who made the ground shake in Wexford with last week's weapons test.
THERE WAS a massive flurry of global activity among the world’s security forces on Wednesday of last week after North...

Tuesday, 12/01/16 - 12:36pm Read More

Gorey News

Six jobs lost at Gorey Xtra-vision

Last few days of Xtra-Vision on Gorey's Main St. Pic: Christy Farrell
Six jobs have been lost at the Gorey branch of Xtra-vision after Hilco Capital, the parent company, placed 83 stores nationwide into provisional liquidation with the loss of 580 jobs, following a High Court hearing last Tuesday. Susan Gleeson, manager at...

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Boost for tourism as Coollattin restores historic links with Canada

Pictured at the Canadian Connection event at Coollattin House are Alison Kehoe, Victor Young, Kevin Vickers (Canadian Ambassador to Ireland) and Dermot Kenny. Pic: Christy Farrell
The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency, Kevin Vickers, was “very honoured and exceptionally humbled to have the profound pleasure to...

Tuesday, 02/02/16 - 12:37am Read More

Gorey District Hospital receives €3.5 million to comply with standards

There has been a broad welcome for today’s announcement that Gorey District Hospital has been allocated €3.5 million in funding...

Tuesday, 26/01/16 - 10:12pm Read More

Saving of 13% of water produced at Creagh Treatment Plan in Gorey

The Creagh water mains rehabilitation works in Gorey has been completed and the project has significantly reduced leakage and resulted...

Tuesday, 12/01/16 - 12:05am Read More

Rocket capable of doing widespread damage found in Courtown

Sgt. Tom Carey of the Garda Siochana ballistics department displaying a home-made rocket confiscated in the Courtown area last year.
Gardaí seized a home-made rocket as part of an operation tackling dissident republicans in Courtown last year and a Garda...

Monday, 11/01/16 - 11:59pm Read More

Cllr Anthony Kelly recovering in hospital after serious illness

THERE HAS been an out-pouring of support for county councillor Anthony Kelly who is seriously ill in Wexford General Hospital....

Monday, 11/01/16 - 9:41pm Read More

Scouts Ireland has yet to launch investigation into Hook Head tragedy

FOLLOWING THE death of 14-year-old Sea Scout Aoife Winterlich after a tragic accident at Hook Head last month, this newspaper...

Monday, 11/01/16 - 11:21pm Read More

Julie Hogan officially declares that she will run for Fine Gael

FINE GAEL has announced that Julie Hogan will be the third name added to its ticket in the Wexford Constituency...

Monday, 11/01/16 - 9:12pm Read More

Tinahely Point-to-point off, rescheduled for Sunday week

The Shillelagh & District Hunt point-to-point due to take place at Fairwood, Tinahely, tomorrow (Sunday) has been called off due...

Saturday, 09/01/16 - 5:24pm Read More

Green Party candidate Ann Walsh launches her Election campaign

Ann Walsh (centre) Green Party candidate in the next General Election flanked by Cllr Miriam Murphy, Arklow Municipal District Council, and former Green Party Leader, Trevor Sargent, at the launch in the Golden Anchor, Castletown, near Gorey, tonight.
Rural crime, equal access to heathcare for all and eco-tourism for County Wexford are the election priorities of Ann Walsh,...

Friday, 08/01/16 - 10:17pm Read More

New Ross News

First humpbacks spotted off Hook Head

The Hook Lighthouse provided the perfect backdrop for whale-watching at the weekend (Pic: Myles Carroll)
THE FIRST humpback whale to be spotted off the coast this year appeared in the water near Hook Head at the weekend. On Saturday, the ‘Rebecca C’, under skipper, Martin Colfer, took a group of whale watching enthusiasts out from...

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Jobs loss shock for New Ross

Sad news as C&C Gleeson in Butlersland, New Ross announced it was to be closed. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE HAS been widespread shock throughout New Ross in the wake of the news the drinks manufacturer, C&C, is to...

Wednesday, 20/01/16 - 1:14pm Read More

Message in a bottle

Cian and Tiarnan O’Grady pictured with the bottle and message they discovered washed in on the beach at Cullenstown
TWO WEXFORD teenagers made a remarkable discovery on a local beach last week when they found a message in a...

Tuesday, 12/01/16 - 9:52am Read More

Councillor Anthony Kelly critical in hospital

Cllr Anthony Kelly during the Irish Council for Social Housing conference, Wexford. Pic: Jim Campbell
Sinn Fein county councillor Anthony Kelly is fighting for his life after he suffered a stroke and heart-attack. Councillor Anthony...

Friday, 08/01/16 - 10:08am Read More

Absolute nightmare

Flooding on the main street in Graiguenamanagh. Pic: Jim Campbell
BUSINESS OWNERS across the south east are counting the cost of Storm Frank this week after it wreaked havoc with...

Thursday, 07/01/16 - 1:49pm Read More

Hospital extension work to begin

Pictured at the signing of contracts for the alterations and extension to the New Ross Community Hospital were Jim Collins (Vice Chairman Board), Adam Hall (Adam Hall Architecture), Owen Leacy (Mythen Construction), Alan Morrissey (Project manager). Front- Laura Collins (Director of Nursing), Maurice Mythen (Mythen Construction), Frances Ryan (Chairman Board). Pic: Jim Campbell
WORK ON building an extension to New Ross Community Hospital will begin this week. Contracts for the project, which will...

Thursday, 07/01/16 - 1:43pm Read More

Flood devastation in Enniscorthy

People look on at the devastation caused by the floods in Enniscorthy.
HOME AND business owners in Enniscorthy have been left devastated today following the worst floods in recent memory. Large parts...

Wednesday, 30/12/15 - 12:03pm Read More

Fatal crash

Flowers at the scene at Camblin, New Ross, where the late Judy Waters was fatally injured in a car accident on St. Stephen's Day. (Pic: Jim Campbell)
A YOUNG mother of infant twins has died following a single vehicle crash on the outskirts of New Ross. Judy...

Monday, 28/12/15 - 11:23pm Read More

Santa Claus is coming to town…and here’s what he’s bringing

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The countdown is now well and truly on for Santa and his reindeer as they get set for another busy...

Monday, 21/12/15 - 2:10pm Read More

On the Hustings with Saoirse McGarrigle

The public’s perception of politicians can be classified into the simplest of things: preserves. We have the jams – seemingly...

Wednesday, 16/12/15 - 12:44pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Hurling nuts on the beach!

WHILE IT is a bit chilly yet for most people to bare more than a single cheek to the wind and the cold, five hardy souls decided to take advantage of a fine day for a game of beach hurling...

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Where is the 1798 plaque?

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WHILE THE topic of graffiti is generally a much maligned topic, site workers at the Dr. Furlong car park site...

Tuesday, 26/01/16 - 3:51pm Read More

Wadding to submit Anne Street motion

PEOPLE BEFORE Profit councillor and general election candidate Deirdre Wadding has submitted a motion to Wexford Co. Council seeking the...

Tuesday, 26/01/16 - 3:46pm Read More

Anti-water charges march this Saturday afternoon in Wexford town

THE GROUP leading the protest against water charges has outlined its plans to hold a mass demonstration highlighting what they...

Thursday, 21/01/16 - 1:36pm Read More

€47k raised for cancer ward

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A CHARITY Hunt organised by the Killinick Harriers before Christmas has exceeded expectations, raising almost €50,000 for the St. Anne’s...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:43pm Read More

Inferno destroys family home

Richard Sinnott pictured outside his home in Blackmoor Lane, Cleariestown which was destroyed in a fire. Pic: Jim Campbell
TWO BROTHERS have been left effectively homeless after a fire broke out in their home, destroying the building. Richard and...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:27pm Read More

Call for investigation into assembling of office site

Socialist TD Joe Higgins has alleged that there were "serious irregularities" in the assembly of the site which now houses the Department of Social Protection and Revenue Commissioners office on Anne Street.
SOCIALIST TD Joe Higgins has called for a Commission of Investigation into “serious irregularities” surrounding the assembly of a site...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:25pm Read More

Planning lodged for 30 new houses

AN APPLICATION for the building of 30 new houses, as a continuation of a partially completed housing development, has been...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:22pm Read More

Trespasser at home of retired councillor

A TRESPASSER was caught running through the garden of retired county councillor Anna Fenlon after her concerned children erected security...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 10:07am Read More

Man in his 20s killed in early morning crash

DIVERSIONS ARE in place on the N11 between Kyle Cross and Oylegate Village following a two-car collision which claimed the...

Saturday, 09/01/16 - 9:59am Read More