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

€500k extension unveiled at Enniscorthy CBS

Carmel Considine unveiling a plaque with principal John Ryan to mark the official opening of the new extention to St. Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS the dawning of a new era at Enniscorthy CBS on Friday as a new state of the art €500,000 extension was officially opened with a special ceremony at the school. The new wing of the school consists of...

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‘We were devastated’ – Corner Boy frontman reflects on Three Sisters defeat

A FORMER member of the team behind the Three Sisters 2020 European Capital of Culture (ECoC) bid, Corner Boy frontman...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:27am Read More

Wexford producers win big at Blás na hÉireann

WEXFORD’S FOOD sector is enjoying a thriving time, having been showered upon with a plethora of 2016 Blás na hÉireann...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:08am Read More

Shock at the sudden death of Fr Aidan G. Jones

Fr. Aidan G. Jones, who died suddenly this morning. Pic: John Walsh
The Diocese of Ferns has been shocked at news of the sudden death of Fr. Aidan G. Jones, (76), who...

Thursday, 13/10/16 - 11:15pm Read More

Goodman gets green light for Slaney Foods takeover

Farmers protest the potential takeover of 50% of Slaney Foods by Larry Goodman's ABP Foods at Clohamon earlier this year. Pic: Christy Farrell
FOLLOWING GREAT protests from farmers at both a local and national level, the biggest meat processor in Ireland, Larry Goodman’s...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 2:14pm Read More

Businesses asked to leave Craft Courtyard at Wells House

The Craft Courtyard at Wells House. Pic: Christy Farrell.
TWO SMALL businesses operating from the Craft Courtyard at Wells House & Gardens expressed shock and disappointment this week after...

Thursday, 06/10/16 - 12:31pm Read More

Gorey Courtown treatment plant completed at cost of €7.2 million

Pictured is Minister Paul Kehoe, Cllr Pip Breen, Cathaoirleach of Gorey Council and Paul Fallon of Irish Water showcasing the €7.2 million upgraded wastewater treatment plant serving all of Gorey and Courtown in Co. Wexford. This marks a critical investment by Irish Water in essential wastewater infrastructure in Co. Wexford. This project extended the capacity of the existing plant from 12,000 to 35,000 PE (population equivalent) meaning future growth and economic development can be accommodated.
An investment of €7.2 million in a two year project that has the capacity to treat all waste water from...

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Councillors vote to increase property tax

WEXFORD HOMEOWNERS face an additional bill of almost €10, or 18 cent per week, in 2017. County Councillors voted last...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:33am Read More

Wexford has third highest youth unemployment rate

COUNTY WEXFORD has the third highest rate of youth unemployment in the country, at 47 per cent. There were 1,948...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:27am Read More

Opening night at The Athenaeum

Paul Kehoe TD inspecting a guard of honour by Enniscorthy Re-enactment Group at the official re-opening of The Athenaeum. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS an evening to remember at Enniscorthy Athenaeum on Friday as, following a massive amount of work from a...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 11:13am Read More

Gorey News

First book from pen of Sinuri, 11

Cllr. Malcolm Byrne is pictured with the author of 'The Lost Creature' Senuri Wickramaratne at the book launch in the Gorey Library. Pic: Christy Farrell
  Sinuri Wickramaratne is a new name to remember in the world of children’s literature and her first published illustrated book for children, The Lost Creature’ has already been launched in two countries, Sri Lanka and Ireland, the latter in...

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Gorey finalist for Ireland’s Friendliest Place title

Gorey has been nominated by Wexford County Council for the Retail Excellence Award and is a national finalist for the...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 9:02pm Read More

Strong interest in LEADER aid

OVER 400 people attended Wexford Local Development (WLD) information meetings across the county in recent weeks to hear of how...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:47am Read More

Homelessness reaches crisis point

HOMELESSNESS IS set to reach unprecedented levels across the county this year, Wexford County Council’s Housing Department has confirmed. Speaking...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:43am Read More

Ballycanew wins Tidy Towns Award for the fifth time

Ballycanew wins the County Tidy Towns Award again.  Pic: Christy Farrell
Ballycanew has been adjudged the winner of the Tidy Towns County Award for the fifth time with 310 marks, but only...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 10:12pm Read More

Shipwreck off Wexford coast remembered after 148 years

Ken McQuhae speaking at the memorial unveiling to the crew of the Ullswater at Saleen, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
The nearest strip of land to the spot off the North Wexford coast where the Brig Ullswater floundered with a...

Friday, 16/09/16 - 12:50pm Read More

Tackling Wexford’s drugs scourge

WHAT CAN be done about County Wexford’s increasing drugs problem? That was amongst the chief topics for discussion at yesterday’s...

Wednesday, 14/09/16 - 3:25pm Read More

World Beer Award for Wexford

Jack Doyle behind the taps at Jack Doyle's Brewery
A COUNTY Wexford brewery, representing Ireland, was the proud recipient of a silver medal at the 2016 World Beer Awards...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:42am Read More

LEADER Programme information meetings

INFORMATION MEETINGS in advance of the long-awaited commencement of the new LEADER funding programme will take place across the county...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:20am Read More

Three Sisters bid criticised by judges

WEXFORD, WATERFORD and Kilkenny’s unsuccessful joint bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2020 has been criticised by...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:15am Read More

New Ross News

Hook hits the 200,000 mark

Visitors to the Hook have topped the 200,000 mark so far this year
HOOK LIGHTHOUSE attracted over 200,000 visitors for the first nine months of this year. A spokesperson for the facility said everyone involved with the lighthouse is delighted with the news which was contained in an independent report from data compiled...

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Glitz and glamour at gala ball

Colm Duggan, Britney Purcell, Asha Hussein, Dylan Roche and Kody Purcell pictured at the New Ross Slimming World Gala Ball in the Brandon House Hotel. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS a palpable buzz of excitement in the Brandon House Hotel recently when the Terrerath Slimming World group celebrated...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 10:42am Read More

Three-year old among refugees in container

FIVE REFUGEES, believed to be from the Middle East, were discovered inside a container delivered to a local transport company...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 10:38am Read More

Memorial ceremony at St. Kearns

Pictured above are the survivors of the 1920 explosion at St. Kearns – following their release from prison
THE ANNUAL commemoration ceremony at the monument in St. Kearns will take place on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m....

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:32am Read More

Renewed appeal for missing man

Gardai in Portarlington have appealed for information relating to the whereabouts of Tony Egan who has strong connections with New Ross
GARDAI IN County Laois have renewed their appeal for help locating a man with strong New Ross connections who has...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:30am Read More

Land price is ‘phenomenal’

A farm in Bannow sold at auction for €655,000 last weekend
A FARM holding in Bannow was sold for a phenomenal price at auction last weekend, according to the auctioneer involved...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:27am Read More

Bridge name causes tension

The naming of the new bridge (artist impression above) which will form the centre-piece of the New Ross by-pass caused a lot of tension in the local authority chamber this month
THE PROPOSED name of the New Ross by-pass bridge has caused tension in the local authority chamber with one official...

Thursday, 22/09/16 - 11:11am Read More

Wexford man an Australian hero

A WEXFORD man has been nominated for a ‘Pride of Australia’ award, having saved his friend from the grip of...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:03am Read More

Sr. Maureen is laid to rest

Sr. Maureen Bailey was laid to rest on Friday (Pic: Mary Browne)
NEW ROSS is in mourning this week following the passing of St. Maureen Bailey, 1 Tower Grove, who passed away...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:59pm Read More

Bridge issue hits the airwaves

THE CONTROVERSY over the proposed name for the multi-million Euro bridge that will form the centre-piece of the New Ross...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:57pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Fr Fritz was unique

TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to the late Fr. Fritz (Malachy) O’Kelly (90) of the Friary, following his recent passing. The friar who lived and worked as a missionary in Zambia for over 40 years “spoke only of the good things,”...

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Defence Force members honoured

A NEW International Operational Service Medal was awarded to members of the Permanent Defence Force at a special ceremony held...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:14am Read More

Wexford considers ‘Fiver Friday’ budget

MEMBERS OF Wexford’s business community gathered at the Talbot Hotel on the morning after Budget 2017 was announced to hear...

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 11:10am Read More

Relay for Life present €20,000

CELEBRATORY SPIRITS prevailed at Clayton Whites’ Hotel recently, when Relay for Life Wexford presented a cheque for €20,000 to the...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 11:04am Read More

A seafood success

AN ESTEEMED Wexford seafood restaurant has been recognised as the best of its kind in Ireland. La Côte, Custom House...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 10:37am Read More

Cannabis enthusiasts flock to Wexford’s ‘Weedstock’

CANNABIS ENTHUSIASTS from across the country recently gathered in Wexford in a bid to build a movement to press for...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 10:34am Read More

Savannah leaders enjoy Wexford

A DELEGATION of business leaders from Savannah in the US state of Georgia were hosted by Wexford County Council on...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 10:33am Read More

Cannabis and cigarettes seized at port

CANNABIS AND cigarettes with a combined estimated value of almost half a million euro were seized with the assistance of...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 10:31am Read More

Stage set for Singing and Swinging Pubs

WEXFORD’S MUSICAL community were out in force at the Talbot Hotel, Wexford, last week for the launch of this year’s...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:31am Read More

School-leavers readied for workforce

LOCAL ORGANISATION YouthTrain is greatly enhancing the prospects of young people in Wexford who leave school before completing the Junior...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:29am Read More