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 parties will now attend the WRC in an effort to resolve the issues in dispute under the provision that all...

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Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18 and will feature Irish country star, Nathan Carter, as the headline act. He will be joined on the day by...

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Sister councils unite

Wexford County Council has endorsed the combined Three Sisters European Capital of Culture 2020 bid
THE LOCAL authorities in counties Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny have unanimously endorsed their combined ‘Three Sisters’ bid to win the...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:32pm Read More

End of an era

The C&C owned Finche's plant in New Ross will close its doors for good on Tuesday (Pic: Jim Campbell)
AN END of an era is how workers at the local Finches plant in New Ross described last Friday when...

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Local businessman caught in bomb scare

Mick Conway, from MCV Sports Print & Design, in New Ross, was among those who were evacuated from Old Trafford ahead of last weeks cancelled clash between Manchester United and Bournemouth.
A WELL known New Ross businessman was one of thousands of Manchester United fans caught up in a bomb scare...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:42am Read More

Drugs recovered in town search

NEW ROSS Gardai have recovered around €1,000 worth of illegal drugs from an apartment in the town. The drugs were...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:34am Read More

RNLI assists stricken pleasure craft

Fethard RNLI was called into action at the weekend to come to the assistance of two people onboard a pleasure craft (Pic: Courtesy of RNLI)
THE MEMBERS of Fethard RNLI were called into action over the weekend after a pleasure craft, with two people onboard,...

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Fatal crash shocks community

People throughout New Ross and south Kilkenny were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death, following a road traffic accident, of Gerry Hennessy, Marshmeadows, New Ross.
PEOPLE ALL over New Ross and south Kilkenny are in shock this week following the death, in a road traffic...

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Hero Garda gets prison sentence

Retired Garda John Joe Sinnott was jailed for 18 months at Carlow Circuit Criminal Court on Friday. Judge Alice Doyle suspended the final six months. (Pic: John Walsh)
A GARDA who received three different awards for bravery has been jailed following his sentence hearing at Carlow Circuit Court....

Tuesday, 10/05/16 - 9:56am Read More

Unused train back on track?

FORMER MAYOR of Wexford, Joe Ryan has welcomed news that the South Wexford train line is to have several trains...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 2:25pm Read More

Businessman found guilty of theft

James Sidney pictured outside Wexford Circuit Court. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WELL known New Ross businessman has been found guilty of five counts of theft at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court....

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 10:34am Read More

Beauty spots blighted

Domestic rubbish was strewn around the walkway at Lacken Wood
PEOPLE IN New Ross and the surrounding areas have expressed anger to the Echo over the fact that two well...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:50am Read More

Rumours dispelled

New school under construction at Bawnmore in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE CONSTRUCTION Company building the new amalgamated primary school campus in New Ross has confirmed to the Echo there is...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:47am Read More

Tesco store evacuated

Two units of New Ross Fire Service attended the scene of a small fire at Tesco in New Ross last week
THE TESCO store in New Ross had to be evacuated for a period of time last week after a small...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 10:09am Read More

Community in mourning

People throughout New Ross and Crossabeg are trying to come to terms with the sudden death, following an industrial accident, of father-of-three, Alan Murphy
PEOPLE THROUGHOUT New Ross and Crossabeg are trying to come to terms this week with the sudden death, following an...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 10:06am Read More

Major investment in Clonroche

WEXFORD COUNTY Council is investing €250,000 in upgrading the Waste Water Treatment Plant facilities in Clonroche. The work began in...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:36pm Read More

New musical society to be launched

A NEW musical society in County Wexford will be launched next month. The Little Sea Musical Society will be unveiled...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:33pm Read More

Lighthouse tours to be launched

THE HOOK Lighthouse Guide tour programme for 2016 will be officially launched at the famous landmark on Thursday, April 28,...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:30pm Read More

Abuse victims settle claims

Former swimming coach Ger Doyle at Wexford court. Photo Patrick Browne
FOUR VICTIMS of convicted abuser, and former national and Olympic swimming coach, Gerard Doyle, have settled their High Court actions....

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:29pm Read More

Stats highlight county’s burglary black spots

STATS COMPILED from the Central Statistics Office survey for 2015 show that burglaries were up in many locations across the...

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