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Win an Austrian Ski Resort Stay!

Win a stay with an Austrian/Irish family owned Ski Hut at Bad Hofgastein, the Hofgasteinerhaus with Lara Plaickner and family, which is situated just over an hour by train from Salzburg or three hours from Munich’s Main Train Station. The accommodation is for three days half board and available midweek on selected dates between March [...]

Civic Trust’s salute to Thomas Mackesy

Pictured are Mayor Of Waterford City & County Pat Nugent, Des Griffin (President, Waterford Civic Trust) and Professor John Hyland. Also included were Mr Joe O'Beirne, Jarlath Fallon and Donie Brazil (Civic Trust), Edward McBride (Great Great Great Grandson), Dean Maria Jansson, Mr Gordon Watson and Mr Martin Donnelly (Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology, RCSI, UHW).
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Civic Trust paid tribute to a former mayor and veteran of the Napoleonic Wars with the group’s traditional blue plaque last week. Born in 1790, Dr Thomas Mackesy fought at the Battle of Waterloo before becoming the first president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland from outside of Dublin. First learning from [...]

Rural crime remains a “deep rooted concern”

Criminal activity in rural areas remains a source of huge stress and concern to elderly residents living in isolated communities, according to Muintir na Tíre.
Muintir na Tíre calls for further measures against repeat offenders Rural crime, and the potential of criminality in isolated areas remains a deep-rooted concern for elderly residents, particularly for those living on their own, according to the Chief Executive of Muintir na Tíre. And last Tuesday night’s aggravated burglary at the local shop in Clonea Power [...]

Political Unity Emerges for the Kenneally survivors

Councillor John Cummins
Cllr John Cummins (FG): “As a very strong supporter of the survivors call for an inquiry into the alleged cover up of sexual abuse by convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally, I believe an inquiry is fully justified and it should be commenced without delay. I’ve had the honour of meeting some of the survivors of abuse by [...]

Convicted paedophile leaves Waterford city

Convicted paedophile Oliver O'Grady. The ex-priest reportedly left Waterford last week.
Oliver O’Grady, the former priest and convicted paedophile has reportedly left Waterford. This news was relayed to The Munster Express on Wednesday last by a source close to the owner of the house where O’Grady had been living, one of two city properties he’d resided at since the Spring of 2014. O’Grady, who has served two separate [...]

“Who Knew What and When?

Cllr Declan Clune, who tabled the motion on the Kenneally Commission of Inquiry at last Thursday's Plenary Meeting of Waterford City & County Council.
One by one on Thursday evening last, the 32 members of Waterford City & County Council, joined by the Council Executive and media in attendance, rose to applaud and salute Colin Power, Paul Walsh and Jason Clancy. There has surely never before been a local authority meeting held like it in this city and county [...]

Garda Probe into Clonea burgalry continues

GARDAÍ are continuing to investigate an aggravated burglary in Clonea Power which took place last week. An elderly couple were subjected to the ordeal when two people broke into their home located beside their shop on Tuesday last January 9th around 9pm. Local Gardaí and the Regional Support Unit responded but the suspects fled with a sum [...]

FF Councillors Back Abuse Inquiry

Eoghan Dalton Reports Fianna Fáil Councillors told colleagues at last Thursday’s plenary meeting of the local authority in Dungarvan that they fully support calls for a Commission of Inquiry into the Bill Kenneally case. Mr Kenneally was a tallyman for the party as well as being the first cousin of former Fianna Fáil Waterford TD and Minister [...]

Man admits to providing funding to Islamic State

A 26-year-old man was remanded in custody by Waterford Circuit Criminal Court last week, after he pleaded guilty to providing funding for Islamic State and attempting to collect or receive funding for the group. Hassan Bal with a former address at O’Connell Street, Waterford, pleaded guilty to two separate terrorist related offences. Bal first pleaded guilty [...]

On a Wing and a Prayer

Waterford Airport is now without a commercial carrier and a Chief Executive following the departure of CEO Desmond O'Flynn
WATERFORD Airport’s future is under threat and requires urgent action, according to an airport employee who has outlined a number of concerns. The stark remarks were made in the same week that Airport CEO Desmond O’Flynn announced that he was leaving his role. In a statement, the Board of the Airport thanked Mr O’Flynn (who has held [...]