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

Nothing sacred as thieves target church

Galbally Church. Pic: John Walsh
THE PARISH priest at Galbally Church has issued an appeal for the return of a number of precious items after a break-in last week. Heartless thieves broke into the church and stole valuable items such as the tabernacle, monstrance, chalices...

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Discharged from Wexford General Hospital twice, self harm patient killed himself

Colette Nolan, sister of Tom.
A man with serious depression who admitted himself to A&E at Wexford General Hospital, killed himself a day after he...

Thursday, 28/07/16 - 3:09pm Read More

Vital equipment stolen from child with special needs

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AN APPEAL has gone viral across Facebook in Wexford after a petrol generator which was used for vital medical equipment...

Thursday, 21/07/16 - 4:05pm Read More

Gorey is fastest growing town!

Gorey town, one of the fastest growing areas of population in the country.
Gorey town and district is growing at a stronger rate than the national and county average and while there are...

Wednesday, 20/07/16 - 11:27am Read More

Concerns over longer wait facing Gorey trauma victims!

Wexford General Hospital
Serious concerns have been expressed in Gorey following a leaked report from the Trauma Steering Group which proposes to close...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 4:14pm Read More

Kehoe’s guarantee on Wexford A&E

Wexford General Hospital. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD’S ELECTED representatives came under severe pressure over the weekend after reports began to circulate that trauma services at Wexford General...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 11:14am Read More

Fundraisers rocked by Console controversy

Console Wexford Manager Denis O'Connor (left) and disgraced CEO Paul Kelly at the opening of the Console Office at Frances Street, Wexford in 2010. Pic: Christy Farrell.
THE ORGANISERS of The Hope & Dream 10 run in Enniscorthy and The Gerard Murphy Memorial Run in Ferns were...

Tuesday, 05/07/16 - 11:59am Read More

Future of Strawberry Festival depends on volunteers

Elena O'Connor, Ciara O'Connor and Sarah Martin are pictured at the Enniscorthy Strawberry, Music and Food Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
WHILE PERHAPS the crowds didn’t make it out in the same force as previous years, there was still a bit...

Wednesday, 29/06/16 - 3:24pm Read More

Man dead in Ballycanew crash

2012 Tidy Town winner, Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A 21 years old man has died in a road traffic collision which occurred on the R741, one mile...

Thursday, 23/06/16 - 11:14am Read More

Doyles’ ceases trading after 47 years

Martin Doyle's Butchers, Court St., Enniscorthy ceased trading after 47 years on Wednesday last. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY SHOPPERS were shocked to find that one of the town’s longest running family businesses had closed its doors for...

Wednesday, 22/06/16 - 4:20pm Read More

Gorey News

Opposition to 200 houses planning application near Gorey schools

Kilnahue Lane, Gorey which leads to the Gorey Gaelscoil and Educate Together schools, planning permission has been applied for over 200 new houses. Pic: Christy Farrell
Residents in the Kilnahue Lane area of Gorey are opposed to the latest application for 200+ housing units by Gannon Developments and are mindful that the last application was turned down by the planners and is located in the general...

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Cllr Pip Breen takes the reins as cathaoirleach of Gorey Council

New Cathaoirleach of Gorey Municipal District, Cllr Pip Breen. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Cllr Pip Breen, first elected to the first Gorey Municipal District Council on his first attempt in 2014, has been...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 11:01pm Read More

Gorey’s new CCTV system now in operation

Pictured at the launch Gorey's new CCTV system are Cllr. Malcolm Byrne, Liam White, District Superintendent, Jo Foley, Inspector Sean Clince and Pawel Makulski. Pic: Christy Farrell
EIGHT STRATEGIC locations around Gorey town are beaming live pictures back to Wexford County Council and Gorey Garda Station on...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 5:10pm Read More

Great start to Gorey’s annual History and Heritage Festival

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The Vice-President of Sinn Féin, Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, was in Gorey Library last night (Friday) where she sang the...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 12:19am Read More

New Craanford Underpass opened

Bishop Denis Brennan cuts the tape on the new Underpass in Craanford. Pic: Christy Farrell
The official opening of the Craanford Underpass was conducted by the Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Denis Brennan, last Sunday morning,...

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 12:18pm Read More

Sunshine and success at 157th Gorey Agricultural Show

A threshing display from another era was one of the highlights of today's Gorey Agricultural Show.
A threshing display from another era was one of the highlights at today’s Gorey Agricultural Show at sunny Clonattin. An...

Saturday, 18/06/16 - 9:03pm Read More

Two popular Gorey Community School teachers have retired

Pictured celebrating the retirement of two teachers from the Gorey Community School at the special occasion in the Amber Springs Hotel are Principal, Michael Finn, retiring teachers, Lucy Power and Vincent Browne with Deputy Principal, Stella Kehoe and Deputy Principal, Frank Duke.
The end of a long and distinguished career has come for two members of the teaching staff at Gorey Community...

Friday, 17/06/16 - 2:57pm Read More

Wexford is praying for papal visit!

Could the Pope possibly be about to enjoy some trademark Wexford sunshine?
FOR SOME the idea of His Holiness Pope Francis enjoying a 99 cone at one of Wexford’s beautiful beaches would...

Tuesday, 14/06/16 - 10:45am Read More

Breakfast roll boys go for glory

The Jumbo Breakfast Roll team will be flying the flag for Wexford in this weekend's Red Bull Soap Box race in Cork
A GROUP of friends from the Newbawn and Gusserane areas of County Wexford will be competing in this weekend’s Red...

Friday, 03/06/16 - 5:01pm Read More

Business as usual as strike at Tesco Ireland has been deferred

Tomorrow’s strike at Tesco Ireland (Thursday, May 26) has been deferred following intervention from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Both...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:23pm Read More

New Ross News

Heartless theft from scene of fatal crash

The theft of the flower pot from the memorial to Lena Doyle has caused much upset for her family
THE MOTHER of a young woman who was tragically killed in an accident on the N25 a couple of miles outside New Ross has described the theft of a large flower pot from her daughter’s memorial stone as “heartless”. Lena...

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Bridge name causes wave of controversy

THE DECISION by New Ross Municipal District Council to name the state-of-the-art bridge in the New Ross by-pass after JFK’s...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:07am Read More

€500,000 renovation for post office

A SPOKESPERSON for An Post has confirmed to the New Ross Echo that work on renovating the post-office in New...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:00am Read More

Sad conclusion to search as man’s body is recovered from river

Member of the Coast Guard on watch on O'Hanrahan Bridge in New Ross after a young man fell into the river. Pic: Jim Campbell
A LARGE scale search operation on the River Barrow came to a tragic conclusion in the early hours of yesterday...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 11:26am Read More

Flashmob time for school

The pupils in Cushinstown National School took part in a 'flashmob' dance routine last week
THE PUPILS in Cushinstown National School participated in a ‘flash-mob’ dance routine last week as part of their end-of-year activities....

Wednesday, 06/07/16 - 11:22am Read More

What a weekend

Paddy Casey playing to a huge crowd at the Irish America Fest 2016 in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
NEW ROSS was buzzing with activity at the weekend when it played host to the annual Irish America Festival and...

Wednesday, 06/07/16 - 11:20am Read More

Whelan looks to year ahead

Cllr. Michael Whelan has spoken of his vision for New Ross during his term as Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District Council
THE NEWLY elected Cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District Council, Cllr. Michael Whelan, has spoken to the Echo about his...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 6:34pm Read More

Absolutely stunning

The new Library Park amenity in New Ross is absolutely stunning as this photo given exclusively to the Echo clearly shows
THE NEWLY opened Library Park in New Ross  has been described as ‘stunning’ by residents and visitors to the town....

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 6:33pm Read More

Taxi driver uninjured during ordeal

A TAXI driver from Waterford was subjected to a horrific ordeal in New Ross at the weekend. Having travelled up...

Monday, 06/06/16 - 3:07pm Read More

Bridge is rededicated to executed patriot

Deirdre Lawlor, Pearse O'Hanrahan, Harry O'Hanrahan and Cllr Michael Sheehan (Chairman New Ross Municial District Council) pictured at the unveiling of the plaque on O'Hanrahan Bridge. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE BRIDGE over the river Barrow in New Ross has been rededicated to Michael O’Hanrahan, one of the executed leaders...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:32pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Howlin takes reins of Labour Party

Brendan Howlin
WEXFORD TD Brendan Howlin has been confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party after he was unopposed in the race for the leadership. Deputy Howlin was nominated by party colleague Jan O’Sullivan. Alan Kelly had also sought nomination...

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Four man gang rob man (90) at home

Aubrey T Fuller recovering from his ordeal pictured outside his home in Taghmon. Pic: Jim Campbell
A 90-YEAR-OLD man is recovering from a frightening ordeal after his house in Taghmon was entered by four masked men...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:56am Read More

Thieves steal outboard engines

A man can be seen removing an engine on the CCTV footage.
LITTLE MORE than a week after an event which raised funds for two local charities, Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:53am Read More

Fears for future of South East University

PLANS FOR a South Eastern University branch in Wexford, a matter which was a serious campaigning issue during the last...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:50am Read More

Life saved off Ferrybank

COOPERATION BETWEEN three safety and rescue organisations resulted in the saving of a life off Ferrybank on Wednesday evening last....

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:47am Read More

Syndicate collects €8m Lotto winnings

RTE cameraman Neil Denehy recording Erin Dooley and proprietor Michael Hanrahan in Hanrahan's Londis in the Faythe with the news of the lotto winner. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WERE joyous celebrations at the National Lottery headquarters last week as a syndicate of four people collected their €7,902,685...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:44am Read More

Bridge brings home Holy Grail of Drama

THERE WERE celebrations to rival any theatrical performance over the weekend as Bridge Drama Group won the All Ireland Drama...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:04pm Read More

Wonderful atmosphere for Cycle against Suicide

WEXFORD SHOWED its true colours when it welcomed and waved off over 700 cyclists taking part in this year’s Cycle...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:00pm Read More

Mayor’s concern over nudists’ return

THE REPORTED return of a group of nudists to Curracloe Beach on Sunday afternoon was met with some scrutiny by...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:53pm Read More

Aprons on for 2016 Food and Wine Fest

Helping to launch the 8th annual Wexford Food and Wine Festival programme are: Grace Goggins, Eoin and Molloy, all from Discovering Drama Wexford. The festival will take place from Friday, May 27 until Sunday, May 29.
ORGANISERS OF the eighth annual Wexford Food and Wine Festival have released details of the planned celebrations and are expecting...

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