‘People’s Park’ is in doubt

The site in Carcur where the 'People's Park' is proposed to be constructed. This plan is now in doubt due to high remediation costs. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE FUTURE of the long-awaited ‘People’s Park’, which is supposed to be constructed on the old dump site in Carcur, could now be in doubt after it was revealed that remediation costs for the landfill could cost over €1 million....

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The Chosen Four for top jobs

Padraig O'Gorman will return to Enniscorthy as its District Manager. Pic: John Walsh
FOUR WEXFORD Co. Council officials were congratulated by their colleagues after they received word of promotions within the body on Monday afternoon. With the abolition of the Town Council last year, Town Clerk roles have now become District Manager roles...

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€2m theft accused to stand trial in February

A FORMER Vodafone employee from Wexford, accused of stealing almost €2 million from the company has been sent forward for...

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Lorry jack-knifes on busy, icy road

One lane was closed to traffic at Kyle Cross due to a articulated lorry jackknifing during the icy conditions. Pic: Jim Campbell
DRIVERS WERE urged to take care on the roads as the temperatures plummeted leading to icy conditions last week. Gardai...

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Teachers picket over Junior Cert reform

Notice about the industrial action on the gates of the Presentation Secondary School. Pic: Jim Campbell
NO ONE is opposed to reform – that much is clear after spending a morning on the pickets with teachers...

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Body recovered from the harbour at Courtown

Search is on after a car entered Courtown Harbour ealier today. Pic: John Walsh.
The body of a local man in his mid-60’s has been recovered from Courtown Harbour. It is believed to be...

Thursday, 22/01/15 - 5:13pm Read More

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A Rose pays a visit

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh tries on her Ferns top which was presented to her on a visit to the Ferns N.S. Pic: Christy Farrell
ROSE OF Tralee Maria Walsh came to Wexford last week as she searched for county’s next representative in the one...

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Axe attack on woman

20-year-old Nicole Dwyer received a horrific injury as the result of a hatchet attack.
A 20-YEAR-OLD girl is this week recovering after sustaining horrific injuries as the result of being hit with a hatchet...

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Abundance of junction issues

A motorist takes a shortcut across a flat roundabout - just one of the issues that arose at a council meeting about the town traffic plan. Pic: Jim Campbell
A NUMBER of issues were brought to the attention of the Traffic Management Committee by members of the Borough District...

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Councillors ‘wheelie’ mad over bin charges

CHANGES IN the way customers will be charged for their waste and recycling bins saw all councillors miraculously in agreement...

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A Fast €45,000 for seven charities

Cheques were presented to St Vincent de Paul (20,000), Ozanam House Men's Hostel (6,000), South East Radiotherapy Trust (6,000), Family Life Services, Wexford (6,000), Wexford Women's Refuge (5,000), Irish Cancer Research (1,000), Simon Community Waterford (1,000) in St Iberius Church proceeds from the Four Day Charity Christmas Fast 2014. Pictured are back- Peter Hudson, Tom O'Connor, Canon Arthur Minion, Sue McMahon, Fr Jim Fegan, Susan Minion, Georgina Rothwell, Nuala Williamson, Linda Williamson. Front- Anne Keenan, Ben Doyle, Theresa Hanrahan, Niamh Tierney, Claire Verdon. Pic: Jim Campbell
WHILE THE turkey may be long eaten and the presents well opened, Fr. Jim Fegan and Rev. Arthur Minion waited...

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“I’m safe” – student’s message from Paris

Wexford law student Cian Ryan marched in solidarity with over one million other people in Paris on Sunday afternoon following terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of 17 people.
A 20-YEAR-OLD law student taking part in an Erasmus year in Paris witnessed the shock and paranoia which infected the...

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€1.6 million for Arts in Wexford

THE MAIN Arts Council grants for 2015/2016 have been announced and have allocated just over €1.6 million to Wexford in...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 1:28pm Read More

Has Sasha got ‘The Voice’?

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THE VOICE of Ireland returned with a bang on Sunday night, and one Wexford woman made sure to make an...

Wednesday, 07/01/15 - 10:06am Read More

Brrr-illiant day at Rosslare swim!

THE ORGANISERS of the annual Rosslare Christmas Day swim enjoyed another huge success in 2014 with what was described as...

Friday, 02/01/15 - 12:07pm Read More

Tragic quad bike accident claims father

TRAGEDY STRUCK the communities of Blackwater and Curracloe last Tuesday when local man Noel O’Reily died in a quad bike...

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The Crown Bar to re-open

THE ICONIC Crown Bar located on Monck’s Street in Wexford town will reopen its doors in 2015. Colm Neville owner...

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Sudden death of local postman

Wexford town was left in bitter shock and regret when news of the sudden death of popular local postman Ned...

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Happy Christmas to all Echo readers

The New Year’s edititions of THE WEXFORD ECHO, THE ENNISCORTHY ECHO, THE GOREY ECHO and THE NEW ROSS ECHO will...

Wednesday, 24/12/14 - 7:24pm Read More

Wexford road safety alert – please drive carefully

Wexford County Council Roads Department have issued a Road Safety Alert as Frost and Ice is forecast over the next...

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