Man dead in Ballycanew crash

2012 Tidy Town winner, Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A 21 years old man has died in a road traffic collision which occurred on the R741, one mile from the village of Ballycanew. at 5.25 am today. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver...

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Wexford is praying for papal visit!

Could the Pope possibly be about to enjoy some trademark Wexford sunshine?
FOR SOME the idea of His Holiness Pope Francis enjoying a 99 cone at one of Wexford’s beautiful beaches would be bordering on insanity, however, Wexford County Council are doing their best to try and get Wexford on the list...

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Taxi driver uninjured during ordeal

A TAXI driver from Waterford was subjected to a horrific ordeal in New Ross at the weekend. Having travelled up...

Monday, 06/06/16 - 3:07pm Read More

Breakfast roll boys go for glory

The Jumbo Breakfast Roll team will be flying the flag for Wexford in this weekend's Red Bull Soap Box race in Cork
A GROUP of friends from the Newbawn and Gusserane areas of County Wexford will be competing in this weekend’s Red...

Friday, 03/06/16 - 5:01pm Read More

Bridge is rededicated to executed patriot

Deirdre Lawlor, Pearse O'Hanrahan, Harry O'Hanrahan and Cllr Michael Sheehan (Chairman New Ross Municial District Council) pictured at the unveiling of the plaque on O'Hanrahan Bridge. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE BRIDGE over the river Barrow in New Ross has been rededicated to Michael O’Hanrahan, one of the executed leaders...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:32pm Read More

Lucky escape

Firemen clean up following a single vehicle accident involving a lorry. Pic: Sharon Fox
A TRUCK driver had a lucky escape on the outskirts of New Ross this week when his vehicle overturned and...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:29pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:23pm Read More

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...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

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...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:30pm Read More

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,...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:33am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 9:31am Read More

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