Memorial ceremony at St. Kearns

Pictured above are the survivors of the 1920 explosion at St. Kearns – following their release from prison
THE ANNUAL commemoration ceremony at the monument in St. Kearns will take place on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. The event regularly attracts a large crowd, however, the organisers are hopeful this year’s ceremony will be even more successful...

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Renewed appeal for missing man

Gardai in Portarlington have appealed for information relating to the whereabouts of Tony Egan who has strong connections with New Ross
GARDAI IN County Laois have renewed their appeal for help locating a man with strong New Ross connections who has been missing from his Portarlington home for over a week. Tony Egan (32), who has family connections in the Gusserane...

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Land price is ‘phenomenal’

A farm in Bannow sold at auction for €655,000 last weekend
A FARM holding in Bannow was sold for a phenomenal price at auction last weekend, according to the auctioneer involved...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 9:27am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:47am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:43am Read More

Bridge name causes tension

The naming of the new bridge (artist impression above) which will form the centre-piece of the New Ross by-pass caused a lot of tension in the local authority chamber this month
THE PROPOSED name of the New Ross by-pass bridge has caused tension in the local authority chamber with one official...

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Wexford man an Australian hero

A WEXFORD man has been nominated for a ‘Pride of Australia’ award, having saved his friend from the grip of...

Tuesday, 20/09/16 - 11:03am 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...

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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

Sr. Maureen is laid to rest

Sr. Maureen Bailey was laid to rest on Friday (Pic: Mary Browne)
NEW ROSS is in mourning this week following the passing of St. Maureen Bailey, 1 Tower Grove, who passed away...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:59pm Read More

Bridge issue hits the airwaves

THE CONTROVERSY over the proposed name for the multi-million Euro bridge that will form the centre-piece of the New Ross...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 1:57pm Read More

History made in schools

Ms Sarah Cullen's class in St Joseph's National School. Pic: Jim Campbell
HISTORY HAS been made in two local national schools after they became mixed schools for the first time. St. Joseph’s...

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Park theft criticised

Pictured above is the cement base in Foulksmills Public Park from which the granite table and benches were taken at the weekend (Pic: Foulksmills Tidy Towns)
THE CATHAORLEACH of New Ross Municipal District Council has condemned the theft of valuable outdoor furniture from the public park...

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School campus to open

The new Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School at Castlemoyle, near Irishtown is nearing completion. Pic: John Walsh
THE BOARD of Management at the new primary school campus nearing completion in New Ross is hopeful it will be...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:34pm Read More

Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:32pm Read More

Men’s shed barbecue success

Stephen Roche and Ger Roche pictured at New Ross Men's Shed annual BBQ, in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Pic: John Walsh
THE ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Men’s Shed barbecue in New Ross have expressed delight to the Echo at the event’s...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:31pm 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

Greenway for 2017

The Mount Elliott tunnel would form a major focal point for the inner Greenway cycling route in New Ross
  THE PROPOSED Greenway between New Ross and Waterford could begin next year, according to senior officials in the local...

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