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 they can potentially benefit from LEADER funding up to 2020. WLD CEO Brian Kehoe outlined to audiences in New Ross,...

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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 to the Wexford Echo, Senior Executive Officer Liz Hore said that the Council envisaged a spend in the region of...

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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

Call for establishment of drugs task force in Wexford

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy, T.D., called for the establishment of a drugs task force in County Wexford at today’s Joint...

Monday, 05/09/16 - 5:24pm Read More

‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Gorey’s lost people are never forgotten

The newly unveiled inventory of those interred in St. Michael's Cemetery. This mammoth task took five years to complete and the work was undertaken by Larry Quigley and Carmel Roice, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
An amazing 4,800 names have been listed in surname alphabetical order on two newly erected large display units in the...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:33pm Read More

Howlin blasts Minister for Sport over Olympic ticket controversy

Brendan Howlin TD.
WEXFORD LABOUR TD Brendan Howlin has blasted Minister for Sport, Transport and Tourism Shane Ross amid the controversy surrounding ticket sales for...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 4:35pm Read More

Public funding for eight of Wexford’s towns and villages

Funding to the tune of €380,000 will be made available to Wexford County Council for distribution to communities of populations of...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 4:20pm Read More

One-day strike action at St Aidan’s Services in Gorey; More are planned

St Aidan's Day Care Centre, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
A row over the non-payments of increments due to health workers at St. Aidan’s Services Ltd triggered a one-day work...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 4:15pm Read More

Anyone for women’s rugby?

Gorey Rugby Football Club Women’s section are having a ‘Give It A Try’ open coaching session in Gorey RFC on...

Tuesday, 16/08/16 - 3:20pm Read More

Roisin set for Athenaeum

  ONE OF County Wexford’s foremost singers is putting the finishing touches in place to a programme for a concert...

Wednesday, 03/08/16 - 12:22pm Read More

Over 15,000 attend Gorey Festival

Crowds flocked to the marked day on the Main St. which was part of the Gorey Market House Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
An estimated 15,000 people occupied the family friendly cordoned off Main Street area where the festival events, anchored by the...

Tuesday, 02/08/16 - 2:25pm Read More

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

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