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Suir Blueway creates new tourist potential for South Tipperary

Daniel Keating Reports A wealth of history, heritage and culture running largely parallel to much of the N24 between Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir is now open to cyclists and hikers alike. Nestled along the north bank of the River Suir lies the €5.6 million Blueway, a 53-kilometre trail stretching from Carrick to Cahir, key points in [...]

Around 100 attend public meeting on solar farm proposal

Breda Keane, Ann Troy and Teresa Hennessy pictured in the Barron Hall, Stradbally.
AROUND 100 concerned locals attended a public meeting in Stradbally last week to hear of plans to construct Ireland’s largest solar farm.Highfield Solar Ltd. has submitted a planning application to Waterford City & County Council for a 270-acre solar farm in the townlands of Rathnaskillogue, Glen East, Glen West and Curaheen. Breda Kiely from ‘Neighbours [...]

Tramore set for bus boost

Shaking on it: Tramore Councillor, Joe Conway, exchanges a cordial handshake with Minister Shane Ross after their meeting in Dublin.
Eoghan Dalton Reports The Bus Éireann service for Riverstown in Tramore is to improve thanks to the return of evening services. It will be part of the summer timetable which will also see a move to a permanent operation of double-decker buses by the end of June, according to Cllr Joe Conway (Ind). There will be [...]

“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified housing as being one of [...]

Largest solar farm in Ireland submitted for planning to Council

Concerns are mounting over plans to build Ireland’s largest solar farm in Waterford’s ‘most scenic tourist area’ The controversial proposal is centred on the areas of Rathnaskillogue, Glen East, Glen West and Curraheen near Stradbally on the Copper Coast – an area currently fighting a large wind farm proposed for the same region.Highfield Solar Limited, [...]

Pamela Phelan joins Adelphi Financial Brokers

Pamela Phelan has joined the Adelphi Financial Brokers team.
Adelphi Financial Brokers is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Phelan to its team of financial and mortgage advisers.Mooncoin native Pamela has worked in Waterford City, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan during an 18-year financial career with PTSB, ICS Building Society, Bank of Ireland and KBC Bank.A Qualified Financial Advisor, Pamela also holds a BA in [...]

Kilmeaden estate has been “neglected”

The entrance to Fán Glas in Kilmeaden.
A KILMEADEN housing estate has been “neglected”, according to a local Councillor.Residents at Fán Glas have been expressing concerns at the lack of maintenance and overall appearance of their estate.Raising the issue at the April Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr John O’Leary (FF) said the roads in the estate urgently [...]

The Science of Brewing’: a free event for beer lovers

Grainne Walsh and Tim Barber, co-founders of Metalman Brewery
BEER connoisseurs and lovers are invited to discover the science of beer and the art of brewing at an adults-only, free event with Metalman Brewery’s Tim Barber at Tully’s Bar in Waterford city at 8pm on Thursday, May 9th.‘The Science of Brewing’ is a casual and fascinating gathering and marks the official launch of the [...]

Michael Guiry takes full control of Kilmeaden Business Centre

Michael Guiry has acquired full ownership of the C. 4,000 sq. metre mixed use development.
A PROMINENT County Waterford commercial and residential centre has changed ownership for an undisclosed figure.Concerns had been expressed locally over the future of the Kilmeadan Business Centre, located in the heart of Kilmeaden village. Now, Michael Guiry has acquired full ownership of the C. 4,000 sq. metre mixed use development. The building, which underwent a [...]

Former Ryan’s pub on Barrack St to get new lease of life – Cllr. Cummins

Waterford City South Councillor John Cummins has welcomed the news that the vacant and derelict former Ryans pub on Barrack St is to be brought back into productive use via the Repair and Lease initiative. It is expected that it will be transformed into 4×1 bed apartments and 4×1 bed town houses. Cllr. Cummins who has [...]