Enniscorthy News

Enniscorthy Public pass picket line

by Louise McCarthy DISAPPOINTMENT WAS voiced by Dunnes Stores workers in Enniscorthy at the lack of public support shown by the significant amount of people opting to pass the picket line. 78 Dunnes Stores workers in Enniscorthy took to the...

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99th Easter Rising of 1916 commemorated in Enniscorthy

Hundreds of people gathered in the sunshine in Enniscorthy’s Market Square today for the 99th anniversary Easter Monday Commemoration. Minister...

Monday, 06/04/15 - 2:09pm Read More

Pedestrian injured in Enniscorthy

The scene of a road traffic accident at Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy, today.
An elderly woman is recovering from shoulder and leg injuries after being knocked down while crossing the street at Enniscorthy...

Saturday, 04/04/15 - 8:36pm Read More

Ferns pub damaged by fire

Units of the fire service tackle a blaze at a Ferns pub this evening.
Two units of Enniscorthy Fire Service  was called to deal with a fire in a disused licensed premises in Ferns...

Saturday, 04/04/15 - 8:13pm Read More

Enniscorthy set for 1916 Rising Anniversary on Easter Monday

Scenes from the 1916 Easter Rising in Enniscorthy will be re-enacted on Easter Monday. Pic: John Walsh.
  A dress rehearsal for the centenary commemoration of the Easter Rising in Enniscorthy can be witnessed at the 99th...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 5:27pm Read More

Fire at Five star Enniscorthy hotel and spa

by Louise McCarthy A FIVE star Enniscorthy hotel and spa had to be evacuated due a fire raging within the...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 5:00pm Read More

Closure for family with guilty verdict

THERE WAS closure for the local family members of murdered Elaine O’Hara at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin after...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:38pm Read More

Four have eyes on All Irelands

FOUR WEXFORD groups will compete in this year’s All Ireland Amateur Drama All Ireland Finals, with two groups qualifying for...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:13pm Read More

Enniscorthy man fundraises to return son from Philippines

Thomas with sons Josh and 
Oisin, with mother Emily.
by Louise McCarthy AN UNEMPLOYED Enniscorthy man is still awaiting the safe return of his young son left in the...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 3:03pm Read More

Enniscorthy man reported to accept responsibility for wife’s brutal death

Harry Ringwood, an Enniscorthy man who has admitted stabbing his wife.
Harry Ringwood, an Enniscorthy man who has admitted stabbing his wife. by Louise McCarthy WEXFORD was plunged into shock when...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 2:16pm Read More

Gorey News

€1.5 million contract signed for Courtown Harbour repairs

Cllr John Hegarty, Minister Brendan Howlin and Cllr Malcolm Byrne are pictured at the signing of contracts for works to be carried out in Courtown Harbour. Pic: Christy Farrell
It is expected that Courtown Harbour will remain open for use by all craft up to mid-May and then close while specialist repair works necessitated by storm damage are undertaken, and the works will be completed at the end of...

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Riverchapel priest trapped in earthquake zone

PRAYERS WERE recited during weekend Masses at the Star of the Sea Church, Riverchapel, for the safe return of the...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 11:01pm Read More

Garda patrols will be stepped up in Gorey Town Park

In a determined effort to eliminate anti-social behaviour in Gorey Town Park, Garda patrols in the area are to be...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 10:53pm Read More

Amanda stranded waiting for rehab

THE PARTNER of a woman who has been in Wexford General Hospital since August has appealed to the National Rehabilitation...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 11:59am Read More

Limited industrial action has begun at St Aidan’s Day Care Centre

St Aidan's Day Care Centre at Mill Road, Gorey.
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), IMPACT and SIPTU have commenced limited...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Gorey children’s soccer pitch is plastered with glass

Broken glass found on soccer pitch at The Showgrounds, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell.
“We are afraid something bad will happen to the kids,” said a Gorey Rangers FC official after anti-social behaviour reached...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 12:24pm Read More

Kilmuckridge basking in week-long festival succes

Packed auditorium in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall for the All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall has been is accommodating full houses every night for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals which has...

Tuesday, 14/04/15 - 10:21pm Read More

Theatrical launch for John Wyse Jackson’s works of Oscar Wilde

There was a theatrical thread to the launch of John Wyse Jackson’s latest work ‘Best-Loved Oscar Wilde’, with readings and...

Tuesday, 14/04/15 - 9:55pm Read More

Army bomb team deals with device at Ballycanew housing estate

Gardaí sealed off the entrance to Village Gate, Ballycanew, today.
The army bomb disposal unit was called to a housing estate in Ballycanew village today after a suspicious object was...

Tuesday, 14/04/15 - 3:29pm Read More

Courtown landmark will be closed and drained for the summer

Courtown Harbour basin will be drained during the summer.
  WORK HAS begun at repairing the 2014 winter storms damage at Courtown Harbour which means a summer of disruption...

Wednesday, 08/04/15 - 4:55pm Read More

New Ross News

First sod turned at new school site

IT WAS a good news day in New Ross on Monday when a formal sod-cutting ceremony was held on the site of the town’s new primary school buildings in Castlemoyle. The honour of cutting the first sod on the site...

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Apex complex to reopen

New Ross swimming pool closed due to storm damage. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE APEX swimming pool and leisure complex in New Ross will re-open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 3:51pm Read More

Draw takes place for All-Ireland drama finals at Kilmuckridge

Launching the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival at Kilmuckridge are Margaret walsh, Michael Johnston (Festival Director), Cllr Mary Farrell and Dan Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell.
All systems are in place for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals opening in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall on Friday, April...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:12pm Read More

Memorial fun run is huge success

Start of the Kevin Banville Memorial Fun Run at Carrigbyrne. Pic: John Walsh
WHAT STARTED out as a memorial fun run turned into a hugely successful community event at the weekend when hundreds...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:19am Read More

Jesus rocks!

EVEN BY its own extremely high standards this year’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by New Ross Musical Society was...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:16am Read More

Community mourns Michael’s passing

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT the New Ross district were saddened last week to learn of the passing of Michael Keane, Cullenstown, Duncormick....

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:12am Read More

Poignant ceremony for those lost at sea

A MOVING ceremony took place in Ballyhack at the weekend to honour the memory of those who have lost their...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 12:41pm Read More

School to get six new classrooms

THE CBS Secondary School in New Ross is to get six new classrooms after funding was sanctioned by the Government....

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 12:37pm Read More

GAA club makes donation

A LOCAL GAA club has highlighted the caring nature of its members by presenting a cheque to a local hospital....

Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 12:06pm Read More

€300,000 for Ferrycarrig Park agreed

A VOTE on the takeover of Ferrycarrig Park by the Wexford Football League and the Football Association of Ireland was...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:36am Read More

Wexford Town News

Unimaginable – father’s grief outlined to court

THE GRIEF of a local Wexford father was outlined at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday (Monday) as convicted murderer Graham Dwyer was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Architect Graham Dwyer of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock...

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130 million litres down the drain

Water leak in the rear garden in a house in Maudlintown. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WATER leak in a housing estate, which was reported over 16 months ago to the Co. Council, has seen,...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:05pm Read More

Refuge and unions in Labour Court

A DISPUTE between Wexford Women’s Refuge and two unions over the subject of enhanced severance payments came before the Labour...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:01pm Read More

Housed at last, but miles away from school

Sarah Keogh with her children Ryan and Paddy speaking to Wexford Echo reporter Anna Hayes in the camper van. Pic: Jim Campbell
EMERGENCY HOUSING has been found for a mother-of-four who was forced to sleep in her car with her children just...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 11:56am Read More

Homeless mum appeals for help

Sarah Keogh and her family spent the weekend in the camper van in Ferrybank. Pic: Jim Campbell
A HOMELESS mother-of-four has appealed for help to find a house for her and her family after attempts to secure...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 2:46pm Read More

Fire destroys family home

Marie and Jordan Phillips with Lexy pictured outside the remains of their home. Pic: Jim Campbell
A LOCAL family has been left homeless after a savage fire engulfed their home, destroying everything within but said they...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 2:43pm Read More

How system let down mum (47) who took her own life

Jeanne Marie Creane who took her own life in December 2014 following an attempt to access mental health services.
THE FAMILY of a 47-year-old woman who committed suicide days after a gruelling ordeal to seek mental health services has...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:41pm Read More

Further objection to GAA clubhouse

AN OBJECTION has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala against resubmitted plans for the building of a clubhouse on lands...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:33pm Read More

Yes campaign kicks off for civil marriage

Minister Brendan Howlin TD, Paul Cullen, Paddy Morris and Mayor Cllr George Lawlor pictured at the launch of the Wexford 'Yes' Equality Campaign in the Riverbank House Hotel. Pic: Jim Campbell
UP TO 100 people turned out to the launch of the Yes Equality Wexford campaign in the Riverbank House Hotel...

Tuesday, 31/03/15 - 4:31pm Read More

Rackard breaks another hurl

WEXFORD CO. COUNCIL will foot the bill for repairs to a statue which cost over €120,000 to construct and was...

Tuesday, 10/03/15 - 12:36pm Read More