Shop sells first winner, for biggest win in county!

Plenty of smiles from winning ticket seller Erin Dooley and proprietor Michael Hanrahan at the lotto machine in Hanrahan's Londis, The Faythe. Pic: Jim Campbell
IT WASN’T the average Sunday morning in Hanrahan’s Londis of the Faythe at the weekend as local customers trailed in, having heard the news that Saturday night’s €7.9 winning Lottery ticket had been purchased in the shop the previous day....

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Dispute over rent spills onto street

Security men with their faces covered entered Hynes Jewellers on the Main Street. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS commotion on Wexford’s main street on Tuesday week last as a dispute over the payment of rent was brought from the private into the public as bailiffs seized the premises Hynes Jewellers on the back of a Circuit...

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The good ol’ days set to return to Opera Festival

David McLoughlin, CEO Wexford Festival Opera expressed his delight that the 2017 Wexford Opera Festival will return to an 18-day festival. Pic: Jim Campbell.
IN YET another sign of a recovering economy, Wexford Festival Opera has announced that from 2017, the annual festival will...

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Fears for 24 jobs at Wexford Tesco

THERE ARE fears over 24 jobs at Tesco Wexford after it was revealed that the company is seeking to alter...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:24am Read More

€7.5m judgement looms for accountant

LOCAL ACCOUNTANT Alan Hynes looks set to face a High Court battle with US bank Goldman Sachs next month over...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:23am Read More

New park to be named after local Rising figure

WEXFORD BOROUGH District has announced plans to name a new neighbourhood park the ‘Min Ryan Park’ in honour of local...

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Huge crowd bids farewell to Fergie

The late Fergie Kehoe was laid to rest after Funeral Mass in Rowe Street Church last week. Pic: Jim Campbell
HUNDREDS OF mourners packed into Rowe Street Church for the funeral of the much-loved Fergie Kehoe on Tuesday last, during...

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€850k asking price for town portfolio

The site which is for sale includes the car park at Wexford bridge, Metro Bar and two other units.
A MAIN street retail unit, a former bank, a bar and a temporary car park make up a new portfolio...

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Niamh’s air safety idea nabs FameLab award

EARLY CAREER scientist, Niamh Kavanagh from Wexford, has been named the national winner of the FameLab competition and will represent...

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Town grieves for gentleman Fergie

Cllr Fergie Kehoe at the first meeting of the County Council. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS widespread shock and grief at the weekend following the sudden and tragic death of a well-known county councillor....

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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...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 5:03pm Read More

Tony calls time on four decades of life-saving

Tony Kehoe pictured with Mayor Cllr Ger Carthy and the crew of the Rosslare Harbour lifeboat on the occasion of Mr Kehoe'e retirement from the RNLI. Pic: Jim Campbell
LIFEBOAT CREW, past and present, family, fundraisers and well-wishers galore all gathered at the weekend to wish one of Rosslare...

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Tears for talented teenager Ciara laid to rest in Limbrick Cemetery

The late Ciara Ryan.
Tears mixed with the rain at Kilanerin this morning as huge crowds turned out to pay a final farewell to...

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Man dies and another seriously injured in Gorey workplace accident

A man in his 40’s has died, and another man has been seriously injured following a workplace accident at Casey...

Friday, 01/04/16 - 10:09pm Read More

Enniscorthy 1916-2016

Extraordinary coverage of the 1916 Centenary Commemoration in this week's Wexford Echo Group of Newspapers.
Thousands of people attended the  State centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Enniscorthy where the official welcoming speech was delivered...

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10,000 expected in Enniscorthy for Easter Monday 1916 programme

Flags are out on Castle Street as Enniscorthy prepares for Monday's 1916 commemoration events.
Enniscorthy has completed preparations for Easter Monday’s 1916 Rising centenary programme, the streets having been cleaned, windows decorated for the...

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Gardai intervene in Gorey circus protest

Gardai attempt to keep the situation under control at the Belly Wien circus on Esmonde St. Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
The future of elephants as star performers in the circus was dealt a serious blow after a series of public protests...

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Breaking: Major garda operation underway

A MAJOR Garda operation is currently under way across the South East region in a bid to tackle ongoing criminal...

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Bugle sounds and calls Philip home

27-year-old Philip Hore, who passed away last week after battling cancer. He was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in Tomhaggard. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE VILLAGE of Tomhaggard came to a standstill on Sunday afternoon as hundreds of mourners gathered at the Church of...

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Tragic passing of baby Fiachra

THE FAMILY of a toddler, who passed away after an accident at his crèche in 2014, has called for more...

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