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

€1/2m funding for County Wexford tourism projects

NICHE TOURISM projects in County Wexford are set to benefit, following the announcement that €500,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid is to be made available to them over the coming months. Wexford Local Development (WLD) CEO Brian Kehoe made the...

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What will Wexford look like in 2040?

HOW WOULD you like County Wexford to look 23 years’ time from now, in 2040? Earlier this month, Taoiseach Enda...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:43am Read More

Taking a stand for our trains

LOCAL ACTIVISTS and members of the community keen to ensure the continued survival of the Dublin – Rosslare rail line...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:30am Read More

My father still experiences racial abuse – Lee Chin

LOCAL HURLING hero Lee Chin has highlighted the racial abuse he said his father still occasionally experiences in Wexford, despite...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:24am Read More

New look Wexford Literary Festival officially launched!

LITERARY BUFFS from all over the county gathered at Enniscorthy Castle on Thursday night as details of the fourth annual...

Tuesday, 21/02/17 - 11:08am Read More

Fiancée charged with Enniscorthy man’s murder

IT WAS with desperate shock that the news broke on Friday night that an Enniscorthy man had lost his life...

Tuesday, 21/02/17 - 11:00am Read More

Browne calls for taskforce to revitalise Enniscorthy Town Centre

Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford James Browne has called for a taskforce to be established with the aim of revitalising...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 4:02pm Read More

Prevention a priority, but still no out-of-hours suicide nurse specialist for County Wexford?

FOLLOWING THE tragic passing in recent weeks of a number of individuals in the wider Wexford community, the Health Services...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 11:47am Read More

Wexford video in semi-final

THE VIDEO for a Wexford songwriter’s single has made it through to the semi-final stage of a major international competition....

Thursday, 09/02/17 - 12:47pm Read More

Green light for judicial review on Clonroche wind turbines

RESIDENTS OF Clonroche have confirmed that a legal challenge is now underway against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning...

Thursday, 09/02/17 - 12:32pm Read More

Gorey News

219 HOUSINGPLAN IS APPROVED, BUT LOCALS ARE NOT HAPPY

Wexford County Council has ruled in favour of a major planning application for a 219 house development at Kilnahue, Gorey, where residents claim there was no consultation and they still have concerns over increased traffic flow in the area. The...

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Last chance for Kilanerin Hall’s Opportunity Knocks Final

The qualifying heats for the annual Opportunity Knocks talent competition in Kilanerin Hall have been competitive and entertaining and there...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 10:27pm Read More

Recalling the day Gorey hosted the National Athletics Championships

An exhibition remembering the days when a national event brought Gorey onto the sporting headlines is being recalled with the...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 10:08pm Read More

Malcolm Byrne wants to contest the next General Election

Cllr Malcolm Byrne has announced that he is to again seek a nomination to contest the next General Election on...

Thursday, 02/02/17 - 5:34pm Read More

Wexford’s young entrepreneurs compete

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS from across County Wexford will pit their business acumen against some of the south-east’s brightest young minds at...

Tuesday, 31/01/17 - 11:18am Read More

Calls to invest Senan’s sale into local mental health services

An emergency motion calling on the Health Minister Simon Harris, TD, to ring-fence funds gained from the sale of St...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:58pm Read More

Free digital skills training

WOULD YOU like to learn digital skills? If so, check out the Community Training & Education Centre (CTEC) at ctecwexford.ie....

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:47am Read More

Sheeran sings tribute to Wexford

SMASH-HIT singer / songwriter Ed Sheeran has penned a traditional Irish song in tribute to County Wexford, where his grandmother...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:45am Read More

Armed robbery strikes at Kilanerin

An armed robbery took place at Kilanerin Post Office and Shop today where staff were threatened, damage to property occurred,...

Friday, 13/01/17 - 5:28pm Read More

Good news for first-time buyers

North Wexford TD, Michael D’Arcy, has welcomed the commencement of the ‘Help to Buy Scheme’ which is designed to assist...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 2:56pm Read More

New Ross News

Cahill case adjourned to April

FAMILY AND friends of New Ross woman, Tina Cahill (25), are this week trying to come to terms with her arrest over the fatal stabbing of her fiance, David Walsh, in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Cahill, who is originally from the...

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Dog soldiers for New Ross

THE CHAIRPERSON of Wexford IFA has said his organisation wants the army to be called in to deal with a...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:05pm Read More

Scouts celebrate Founders Day

SCOUTS from all over the country converged on New Ross at the weekend to celebrate Founders Day. The event, which...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:01pm Read More

Champs of the future

ONE OF New Ross town’s most successful sports-people went back to his old club recently to spend time with members...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 2:58pm Read More

Students opt for safe water

A GROUP Transition Year students in Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School are taking part in this year’s Young Social...

Thursday, 09/02/17 - 12:45pm Read More

New schools finally open

A VERY significant event in the history of education occurred in New Ross last week when the doors of the...

Thursday, 09/02/17 - 12:38pm Read More

O’Hanrahan is honoured

IRISH PATRIOT, Michael O’Hanrahan, was remembered in New Ross at the weekend when the inaugural oration in his honour took...

Wednesday, 25/01/17 - 1:14pm Read More

Mairead loves her transformation

WEXFORD OPERATION Transformation leader, Mairead Redmond, from Gusserane, is absolutely loving her time on the programme and has said it’s...

Wednesday, 25/01/17 - 1:12pm Read More

Great turnout for transformation launch

A GREAT turnout of people gathered in the Town Park recently for the launch of this year’s Operation Transformation national...

Friday, 13/01/17 - 11:34pm Read More

Teenager died after cocktail of drugs

A WATERFORD Coroner said there is a gap of information regarding a 16 year-old who died after taking a cocktail...

Friday, 13/01/17 - 11:28pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Eoin is an MEP for a day

WEXFORD WAS represented in the European Parliament in recent days, as a St. Peter’s College student delivered an impressive address to fellow delegates at a unique event for students in schools across the 28 EU member states. Eoin Pinaqui (17)...

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Wexford Festival up for awards

A HIGHLY-coveted International Opera Award may be on its way to the town, after Wexford Festival Opera received a nomination...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 11:20am Read More

Doreen leads call for inquests into maternal deaths

A WEXFORD woman who was directly affected by maternal issues is leading the charge to have automatic inquests in the...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 11:54am Read More

ESB funds fuel Carnsore community

A PRE-SCHOOL, a day care centre and a community hall in south County Wexford have all benefited from awards presented...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 11:43am Read More

Is demand for ferry trains insufficient?

AS A threat to its continued existence hangs over the Dublin – Rosslare rail route, a spokesperson for Irish Rail...

Tuesday, 14/02/17 - 11:40am Read More

Prime premises on sale for €780k

A PROMINENT North Main Street premises which was seized by bailiffs during a high-profile legal dispute in April last year...

Tuesday, 07/02/17 - 11:22am Read More

MABS supports people dealing with debt

AN OFFICER at Wexford’s Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has called upon any person in the community struggling with...

Tuesday, 07/02/17 - 11:17am Read More

An expansion of excellence at Waters

THERE WAS excitement afoot at the IDA Business Park in Drinagh, recently, as an expanded Manufacturing Centre of Excellence was...

Tuesday, 07/02/17 - 11:13am Read More

Benches mean buddies at St. Fintan’s N.S.

CHILDREN LOOKING for a friend to play with can now try the power of fabulous new ‘buddy benches’ which were...

Tuesday, 07/02/17 - 11:10am Read More

Cyclist lucky to be alive after hit-and-run

GARDAI ARE appealing for any witnesses to a hit-and-run road traffic collision which left a father-of-two in hospital with a...

Wednesday, 01/02/17 - 10:59am Read More