House fire claims life of pensioner

House at Grange, Rathnure which was destroyed by fire, and claimed the life of Pat Brennan on Wednesday evening. Pic: John Walsh
IT WAS an eerie scene at Grange Lane in Rathnure on Thursday of last week, as quietness descended on the scene where the day before a fire had torn through the country cottage of Pat Brennan, tragically claiming his life. Tape tied...

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First humpbacks spotted off Hook Head

The Hook Lighthouse provided the perfect backdrop for whale-watching at the weekend (Pic: Myles Carroll)
THE FIRST humpback whale to be spotted off the coast this year appeared in the water near Hook Head at the weekend. On Saturday, the ‘Rebecca C’, under skipper, Martin Colfer, took a group of whale watching enthusiasts out from...

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Jobs loss shock for New Ross

Sad news as C&C Gleeson in Butlersland, New Ross announced it was to be closed. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE HAS been widespread shock throughout New Ross in the wake of the news the drinks manufacturer, C&C, is to...

Wednesday, 20/01/16 - 1:14pm Read More

Cycle safety campaign still on track

Cycling Ireland President Ciaran McKenna signs the Stayin' Alive at 1.5 petition.
A WEXFORD man’s campaign to increase cycling safety on roads all over the country was handed another boost this week...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 3:29pm Read More

North Korean bomb test shook Wexford?

Supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un who made the ground shake in Wexford with last week's weapons test.
THERE WAS a massive flurry of global activity among the world’s security forces on Wednesday of last week after North...

Tuesday, 12/01/16 - 12:36pm Read More

Message in a bottle

Cian and Tiarnan O’Grady pictured with the bottle and message they discovered washed in on the beach at Cullenstown
TWO WEXFORD teenagers made a remarkable discovery on a local beach last week when they found a message in a...

Tuesday, 12/01/16 - 9:52am Read More

Cllr Anthony Kelly recovering in hospital after serious illness

THERE HAS been an out-pouring of support for county councillor Anthony Kelly who is seriously ill in Wexford General Hospital....

Monday, 11/01/16 - 9:41pm Read More

Scouts Ireland has yet to launch investigation into Hook Head tragedy

FOLLOWING THE death of 14-year-old Sea Scout Aoife Winterlich after a tragic accident at Hook Head last month, this newspaper...

Monday, 11/01/16 - 11:21pm Read More

Julie Hogan officially declares that she will run for Fine Gael

FINE GAEL has announced that Julie Hogan will be the third name added to its ticket in the Wexford Constituency...

Monday, 11/01/16 - 9:12pm Read More

Councillor Anthony Kelly critical in hospital

Cllr Anthony Kelly during the Irish Council for Social Housing conference, Wexford. Pic: Jim Campbell
Sinn Fein county councillor Anthony Kelly is fighting for his life after he suffered a stroke and heart-attack. Councillor Anthony...

Friday, 08/01/16 - 10:08am Read More

Absolute nightmare

Flooding on the main street in Graiguenamanagh. Pic: Jim Campbell
BUSINESS OWNERS across the south east are counting the cost of Storm Frank this week after it wreaked havoc with...

Thursday, 07/01/16 - 1:49pm Read More

Hospital extension work to begin

Pictured at the signing of contracts for the alterations and extension to the New Ross Community Hospital were Jim Collins (Vice Chairman Board), Adam Hall (Adam Hall Architecture), Owen Leacy (Mythen Construction), Alan Morrissey (Project manager). Front- Laura Collins (Director of Nursing), Maurice Mythen (Mythen Construction), Frances Ryan (Chairman Board). Pic: Jim Campbell
WORK ON building an extension to New Ross Community Hospital will begin this week. Contracts for the project, which will...

Thursday, 07/01/16 - 1:43pm Read More

Flood devastation in Enniscorthy

People look on at the devastation caused by the floods in Enniscorthy.
HOME AND business owners in Enniscorthy have been left devastated today following the worst floods in recent memory. Large parts...

Wednesday, 30/12/15 - 12:03pm Read More

Fatal crash

Flowers at the scene at Camblin, New Ross, where the late Judy Waters was fatally injured in a car accident on St. Stephen's Day. (Pic: Jim Campbell)
A YOUNG mother of infant twins has died following a single vehicle crash on the outskirts of New Ross. Judy...

Monday, 28/12/15 - 11:23pm Read More

Santa Claus is coming to town…and here’s what he’s bringing

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The countdown is now well and truly on for Santa and his reindeer as they get set for another busy...

Monday, 21/12/15 - 2:10pm Read More

On the Hustings with Saoirse McGarrigle

The public’s perception of politicians can be classified into the simplest of things: preserves. We have the jams – seemingly...

Wednesday, 16/12/15 - 12:44pm Read More

Local woman caught in London attack

A WOMAN from Wellingtonbridge was lucky to escape with her life after she came face-to-face with the man at the...

Wednesday, 09/12/15 - 10:22pm Read More

Cowardly attack on dog shocks owner

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A WOMAN was left shaken after a man entered her yard late at night and attacked the family dog which...

Wednesday, 09/12/15 - 10:20pm Read More

Aoife Byrne added to the Fianna Fáil ticket for the 2016 General Election

Aoife Byrne, daughter of former Fianna Fáil TD of many years service, Hugh Byrne, has been chosen to contest the...

Saturday, 05/12/15 - 12:33am Read More

Council left red faced over logo link

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WEXFORD COUNTY Council has been left embarrassed when a QR code issued alongside its brand new corporate logo provided a...

Tuesday, 24/11/15 - 12:14pm Read More