Enniscorthy News

Sadness at death of Paddy in house fire

THERE WAS an eerie atmosphere around Ferns on Thursday morning after the news broke that a local pensioner had been tragically killed following a house fire at his Main Street home. Paddy Colfer was just weeks away from his 82nd...

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Pensioner dies in Ferns house fire

The scene at Main Street, Ferns where Paddy Colfer lost his life just weeks before his 82 birthday.
A PENSIONER has lost his life following a fatal house fire in Ferns which broke out in the early hours...

Thursday, 26/11/15 - 12:30pm Read More

Second major accident on Abbey Quay

The scene as a woman was struck by a truck last  Wednesday evening.
THERE WAS chaos in Enniscorthy yet again last Wednesday evening as yet another woman was seriously injured after being knocked...

Tuesday, 24/11/15 - 11:34am Read More

Council left red faced over logo link

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WEXFORD COUNTY Council has been left embarrassed when a QR code issued alongside its brand new corporate logo provided a...

Tuesday, 24/11/15 - 12:14pm Read More

Body of elderly woman found in home months after death

There has been out-pouring of sadness around Wexford town after the news broke that a badly decomposed body of an...

Sunday, 22/11/15 - 11:56am Read More

Couple’s fury after Irish Water send their bills to Vietnam!

Pat and Alan Jones pictured at their home in Templeshannon. Pic: John Walsh
A COUPLE living in Templeshannon were shocked and amazed recently when they found out that Irish Water had been sending...

Tuesday, 17/11/15 - 10:35am Read More

Memorial to Tinnaberna Fishermen on 200th anniversary of tragedy

At the launch of the Tinnaberna Memorial today were Joe Kavanagh, John Furlong, Lily Byrne, Michael Fortune and Ned Kavanagh.
Six boats with their crews from the Tinnaberna fishing community near Kilmuckridge were blown across to Wales during a violent...

Saturday, 14/11/15 - 9:15pm Read More

Call for investigation by Garda authorities following Gorey protest

Gardai and protesters clash after an auction was stopped in Gorey.
Sinn Féin councillor Johnny Mythen has expressed concern at footage circulating on social media of Garda treatment of members of...

Friday, 13/11/15 - 1:46pm Read More

Wexford Winterland plans unveiled

Santa made a quick visit to the Bullring in Wexford for the launch of the plans of the Wexford Winterland pictured with Madeleine Quirke (CEO, Wexford Chamber) and Michael Hayes. Pic: Jim Campbell
THIS YEAR’S Wexford Winterland was officially launched with the flick of a switch at a ceremony in the Bullring last...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 11:56am Read More

Emmet Moloney declares as independent candidate

SELSKAR NATIVE Emmet Moloney has declared his intention to contest the forth-coming general election as an independent candidate. The 29-year-old...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 11:51am Read More

Gorey News

Kila (4 and a half) needs a new home for her family for Christmas

Ciara Mahoney and her daughter Kila sit on the porch of their home in Donaghmore which is totally unsuitable to Kila's needs. Pic: Christy Farrell
Beautiful Kila has a profile in North Wexford that would humble some of the world’s best known celebrities, and she is only four and a half years old, and while her first priority is to write to Santa for a...

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Thousands gather in Gorey for new Christmas lights ‘switch on’

Thousands gathered in Gorey's Main Street tonight for the switching on ceremony for the town's new Christmas lighting and sound system.
Gorey became one of the first towns across the country to switch on the Christmas Lights when Santa Claus did...

Friday, 20/11/15 - 9:51pm Read More

Gorey angler Joe is off to World Shore Angling Championships

Joe Byrne will soon be off to Portugal to compete in the World Shore Fishing Championships. Pic: Christy Farrell
Gorey’s Joe Byrne has packed his rod and line and secured his bait as he sets out for the exotic...

Wednesday, 11/11/15 - 5:13pm Read More

Labour’s dismay at GAA chairman’s comments

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES of the Labour Party were “taken aback” last week when it emerged that GAA County Board chairman Diarmuid...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 10:35am Read More

Reward offered for information on Gorey Town Park vandalism

There is anger, disappointment and frustration in Gorey after it was discovered that mindless morons had destroyed children’s playground equipment...

Wednesday, 04/11/15 - 2:24pm Read More

Gorey Town Park Showgrounds new walking track is opened

Cllr. Malcolm Byrne officially opens the new walking track at the Gorey Town Park. Pic: Christy Farrell
A new era for Gorey Town Park and the adjacent Showgrounds dawned last Saturday with the official opening of a...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 12:20pm Read More

Welcome to “The Jungle” – a view from the ground of the Calais refugee crisis

A view of the migrant camp known as the Jungle in Calais, France.
IN THE days and weeks after a photograph of a young Syrian child washed up on a beach in Turkey...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 11:50am Read More

The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne is on its way to Wexford

‘THE PEOPLE’S Debate with Vincent Browne’ will visit the constituency of Wexford on Monday, November 9th. The debate is a...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 8:58pm Read More

Water meter works trap pensioner in home

Water meter installers walk away as our photographer took a photo during a disagreement with members of Carley family in Davitt Road. Pic: Jim Campbell
AN 81-year-old man found himself trapped in his own home last week after water meter installers blocked vital access to...

Tuesday, 27/10/15 - 12:38pm Read More

Bereaved Connors family are in “the hearts and minds of the nation” – priest tells funeral goers

AN EERIE silence descended on the church yard, interrupted only by the bagpiper’s lonesome drone of Patrick’s Kavanagh’s ‘Raglan Road’...

Tuesday, 27/10/15 - 12:29pm Read More

New Ross News

Christmas lights turned on

Some of the people who attended the candlelight vigil in New Ross for the people of France. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE CHRISTMAS Lights were turned on in New Ross at the weekend. Local sports stars, Shannon Mernagh and Joanne Richardson were joined by little ‘shepherd’ Eoin Stephenson and Cllr. Michael Sheehan, for the ceremony which was performed before a large...

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Bomb squad called to beach

THE ARMY Bomb Disposal Team has made safe an explosive device found at a very popular local beach. The device...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 8:43pm Read More

FDYS workers have secured trade union recognition following industrial action

IN A landmark case employees at the FDYS have been successful in their bid for trade union recognition following a...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 11:14am Read More

Arrests for sale or supply of drugs up 95% across County Wexford

THE NUMBER of arrests for offences relating to the sale or supply of drugs has soared by 95% in County...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 11:10am Read More

Gorey has been labelled a “dumping ground for ex-convicts”

IT HAS been alleged that scores of known criminals are relocating to Gorey from Dublin and that landlords are facilitating...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 11:05am Read More

Brendan Howlin faces into 2016 General Election for Labour Party

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, will represent The Labour Party in the 2016 General Election. The Wexford...

Saturday, 17/10/15 - 1:19am Read More

Has New Ross been shafted?

Former Minister, Hugh Byrne endorsed Cllr Michael Sheehan in his run for the General Election as a Fianna Fail candidate. Pic: Christy Farrell
EMOTIONS ARE running high in New Ross this week over the issue of whether or not the town has been...

Thursday, 15/10/15 - 12:40pm Read More

Funding bonanza as election looms

A STRING of funding announcements in Wexford last week is driving speculation that an election will be called in the...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 3:32pm Read More

Purchase of green field site for new third level college campus almost complete

THE GREEN light has been given for the acquisition of a 35-acre-site at a prime Wexford town location to develop...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 3:25pm Read More

Wexford Campus launches new degree programmes in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness

At the launch of the new Degree Programme in Sustainable Farming and Agriculture in the IT Carlow Wexford Campus were Mayor Cllr Ger Carthy, Caroline Murphy (Head of Campus), Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Dr Patricia Mulcahy (President of Carlow IT), Michael Berkery (FBD). Pic: Jim Campbell
A THRIVING agricultural sector is Wexford’s key to economic growth. That was the contention of an assembled panel of speakers...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 3:16pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Prepare to be enchanted and enthralled by the Wonderous Wexford Winterland!

Christmas in Wexford officially starts on Saturday, 28th of November, when Wexford Retailers present their magnificent Christmas Parade. The parade will start in Selskar Square at 5pm, proceed along the Main Street, down Anne Street and onto the Quay. It...

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HSE sanction care for severely disabled woman who was previously shut out of day care service

The family of a severely disabled woman who was shut out of a daycare service last week has been successful...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 10:46am Read More

Recently bereaved family are facing Christmas in a homeless shelter

WEXFORD WOMAN Clare Malone has taken “one knock back after the next” and is now facing the prospect of spending...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 10:25am Read More

Wexford woman is seven-months pregnant and homeless

The Wexford Echo has learned that a seven-month pregnant woman is currently homeless and sleeping, along with her husband, on...

Tuesday, 10/11/15 - 10:20am Read More

Disabled woman shut out of Wexford day-care centre

A WEXFORD family has been left reeling this week after the HSE denied a woman with severe intellectual and physical...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 9:59am Read More

Wexford traveller rights advocate says that she is “hurt” by the reaction of local businesses to visiting Connors family for the burial of the Carrickmine’s fire victims

A WEXFORD Town based traveller has slammed the businesses who chose to close their doors during the removal and burial...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 9:52am Read More

Joint training exercise between Wexford RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch challenges a dedicated team of life-saving volunteers

VITAL THOUGH it might be, most of us give little thought to the workings of the emergency services. We just...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 9:16pm Read More

Ag comóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca

THUG BEIRT saighdiúirí cuairt ar Ghaelscoil Charman le déanaí chun brat na hÉirinn a ardú. D’eagraítear an ócáid chun Éirí...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 11:32am Read More

Leonard declares for Social Democrats

WITH ALL talk turned towards General Election and when it might happen, Wexforde has a new candidate to consider as...

Monday, 26/10/15 - 12:56pm Read More

The men convicted in relation to the killing of Rebecca French were released from prison on the sixth anniversary of the 30-year-old’s death

Patrick O'Connor pictured leaving prison.
A MERE four years and ten months after being sentenced to prison for their role in the death of Wexford...

Tuesday, 20/10/15 - 10:16am Read More