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

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 Senans for a 24/7 mental health service in County Wexford was passed at Monday’s meeting of Wexford County Council. The...

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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

St. Senan’s for sale

ALMOST FOUR years after the initial closure of St. Senan’s Hospital, the HSE has put both the building and 44...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 4:19pm Read More

Priest does not want conflict on grounds

THE PARISH priest at Oylegate’s St. David’s Church has said that he does not want the church grounds to become...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 4:07pm Read More

Fishing ban imposed on river

THE CLOSURE of fishing on the River Slaney for 2017 has caused outrage amongst Wexford’s angling community who say that...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 4:05pm Read More

Solar farm refusal overturned in appeal

A DECISION by Wexford Co. Council to refuse permission for a 20 hectare solar farm at Tomfarney, Clonroche, was overturned...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 4:01pm 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

N11 clear after car caught fire

Gardai at Enniscorthy have confirmed that the traffic flow on the N11 between Camolin and Ferns was disrupted for a...

Saturday, 07/01/17 - 9:40pm Read More

Leaving home set me free – gay County Wexford expat

JUST OVER a year since the first same-sex marriages were registered in Ireland, following the introduction of marriage equality by...

Tuesday, 03/01/17 - 11:48am Read More

Gorey News

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, and the raiders got away with a small amount of cash. The drama began at mid-day when three males armed...

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Man dies in farming accident

  A MAN in his 80’s has died in a farming accident in Adamstown, Co. Wexford. The accident occurred at...

Monday, 02/01/17 - 4:00pm Read More

Revenues top €120m at Pettitt group

ONE OF the largest employers in the South-East region, Wexford’s own family-owned Pettitt group, saw a six per cent rise...

Wednesday, 28/12/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Bishop leads Christmas celebrations

Religious ceremonies have triggered Christmas across the Diocese of Ferns and thousands have been attending the traditional church ceremonies. The...

Saturday, 24/12/16 - 10:17pm Read More

Liz from Carnew has the Golden receipt

A Carnew shopper in Gorey, Liz Antcliff is €500 richer for Christmas after producing the Golden Receipt. Ms Antcliff produced...

Saturday, 24/12/16 - 6:01pm Read More

Cheque for Talk To Tom

Thursday, 22/12/16 - 11:08pm Read More

Reindeer in danger in Gorey

Reindeer are playing havoc with the Christmas celebrations in Gorey. Firstly, the leaping quartet were unavailable to be launched with...

Thursday, 22/12/16 - 10:47pm Read More

Gardaí seize €11k worth of heroin, cannabis and other drugs

A MAJOR garda operation last Thursday morning saw drugs with an estimated street value of €11,000 seized at a number...

Tuesday, 20/12/16 - 11:16am Read More

Seeking support for babies ‘born too soon’

A BARNTOWN mother whose son was born prematurely, just as she was herself years earlier, has shared her story to...

Tuesday, 13/12/16 - 3:03pm Read More

Fire damages premises in Enniscorthy town centre

Two units of Enniscorthy Fire Service were called to an optician’s premises in Market Square, Enniscorthy, after smoke was noticed...

Wednesday, 30/11/16 - 5:55pm Read More

New Ross News

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 walk campaign in support of local woman, Mairead Redmond, who is one of this year’s team leaders. Ms. Redmond, from...

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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

We have heard nothing – mother of disabled woman

A FETHARD-ON-SEA-based mother who shared her story of caring for her disabled daughter on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show and...

Wednesday, 28/12/16 - 12:51pm Read More

School to open on January 19

THE NEW primary school buildings in New Ross are due to open on January 19, 2017. Speaking to the New...

Monday, 12/12/16 - 7:59pm Read More

Enniscorthy mourns William Trevor

                  The literary world has been devastated by the death of one...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 9:04pm Read More

No plan to reduce library staff

LIBRARY STAFF throughout County Wexford were represented in New Ross last week at a special meeting convened to discuss possible...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 2:00am Read More

Drugs haul in New Ross

  GARDAI IN New Ross have seized around €30,000 in illegal drugs following an intensive operation at the weekend. A...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 1:57am Read More

Greenway plan to be submitted

PHYSICAL WORK on developing a Greenway walking and cycling route between New Ross and Waterford, along the route of the...

Monday, 21/11/16 - 12:18am Read More

Fire service wins major award

WEXFORD COUNTY Council’s Fire Services Department has won a south east regional award for its Health and Safety Management System....

Monday, 21/11/16 - 12:15am Read More

Rent rates rise in Wexford

RENTS ARE on the rise again in County Wexford. According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by property website Daft.ie,...

Tuesday, 15/11/16 - 11:22am Read More

Wexford Town News

Women’s Refuge extends thanks

THE KIND-HEARTEDNESS of the people in the community has been remarked upon by volunteers at Wexford Women’s Refuge, which, they said, was inundated with gifts, donations, hampers, toys and food over the Christmas period. Volunteers have extended their sincere thanks...

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Report sought into mystery of roadworks

A FULL report has been requested into works being carried out on the Ardcavan approach road to Wexford town for...

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

Dialysis unit to go ahead

AFTER A number of false starts and disappointments, dialysis treatment is set to soon become available locally for patients in...

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

Family’s double blow as Maurice and Marie pass away

SADNESS DESCENDED upon the Sinnott family of Wexford town and their many friends in the community on not one but...

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

Elections race is On in Barntown

TENSIONS ARE simmering in the Barntown area as the race is on between six candidates vying to be crowned Mayor...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:55am Read More

Alfie helps seize cigarettes

OVER €32,500 worth of cigarettes was seized by Revenue Officers at Rosslare Europort recently, thanks to the assistance of detector...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:53am Read More

Local link as Seán dances with the stars

FOR THE first time this week, Wexford fans of RTÉ ratings-topper series Dancing With the Stars will have the chance...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:51am Read More

Lions show support for local artists

ONE OF the most popular annual events at Wexford Arts Centre will be officially opened this Saturday. Now in its...

Tuesday, 17/01/17 - 10:49am Read More

Drop in road deaths bucks national trend

THE NUMBER of deaths on roads in County Wexford fell by almost 50 per cent in 2016, in contrast with...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 11:21am Read More

Call for inquiry into loss of baby Conor

  AN INQUIRY has been demanded into the loss of baby Conor Underwood at Wexford General Hospital in September 2012...

Tuesday, 10/01/17 - 11:06am Read More