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“END MY FAMILY’S 25 YEARS OF MISERY”

The missing Imelda Keenan: "Somebody knows what happened to her", said her brother Gerry.
Imelda Keenan’s disappearance remains a Waterford mystery “As long as I’ve got air in my lungs, I’ll never give up on Imelda,” said Gerry Keenan, speaking about his sister who was last seen on Waterford’s Lombard Street on January 3rd, 1994. “I’ve got to keep going when it comes to this. I owe it to [...]

Tributes Paid to Stradbally Native Killed in N25 Crash

The late Darrell Hurley, who was killed following a two-vehicle collision near Ardmore on Saturday last.
WARM tributes have been paid to the 24-year-old man who died in a road traffic accident near Ardmore at the weekend.Darrell Hurley died following a two vehicle collision, involving a car and a lorry, on the N25 near Bawnard at approximately 4.30am on Saturday. He was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced [...]

City HQ for Financial Group

The Woodbrook Group, a firm of financial consultants established by Waterford native Michael Doherty (45), is to establish its Irish headquarters in Waterford city with the aim of creating 1500 jobs across the South East within four years. The news, which was announced this (Tuesday) morning, will see the company enter the Irish market “as [...]

DRUGS SURGE STRIKES FEAR INTO ELDERLY

Elderly residents in the Ballybricken/‘Top of the Town’ area of Waterford city are living in fear following an unprecedented series of drug-related incidents on four different streets, The Munster Express has learned. According to a source working in the area, at least four specified properties (the exact locations of which cannot be detailed for potential legal [...]

Ex-Council Worker’s 10 year sentence for rape of three women

Sonya McLean Reports A former Waterford County Council worker has been sentenced to 10 years for the sexual abuse and rape of two sisters and a third woman over the course of 12 years. Stephanie Hickey (46) along with her sister, Deirdre Fahy (52), waived their right to anonymity at a sentence hearing last July so [...]

Roche Warns Pact Against “Games” on 24/7 Nominee

Outgoing Cllr Mary Roche
Eoghan Dalton Reports The outgoing Independent Councillor, Mary Roche has fired a farewell warning to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Councillors who might be considering nominating one of their own for her vacant Council seat, ahead of her nominee, cardiac campaigner Matt Shanahan. She has also admitted that she originally approached someone else ahead of Health [...]

TU Bid is “Teetering”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Crisis talks are being conducted between staff and management at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to prevent the region’s Technological University (TU) bid from going off course. This year has seen relations between both deteriorate, with a number of industrial actions overwhelmingly approved by Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) branch members at WIT. [...]

“EAMONN SAW THE GOOD IN EVERYONE”

Eamonn McCarthy, originally from Larchville, who died on Thursday last, November 22nd.
Death at Grange Cohan reverberates through city Eoghan Dalton and Dermot Keyes Report Eamonn McCarthy, the homeless man who was found dead in the St John’s Park area almost a fortnight ago, has been remembered as a gentleman by those who knew him. The 48-year-old, originally from Larchville and a resident of local homeless services over the [...]

Déise Men’s Shed marks its first year

Members of the Déise Men’s Shed, pictured with Martin and Mattie O’Shea of the Six Cross Roads Business Park, at the handing over of a further 12-month lease for the group, who have been on site for the past year
The Déise Men’s Shed has marked its busy opening year at the Six Cross Roads Business Park, and the 40-strong group is looking forward to the next 12 months with enthusiasm, energy and expectation. Willie Moore, a well-known community activist and one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Shed (along with Jim Frisby), [...]

Funding for Second Cath Lab Secured

Capital funding of €4.75 million has been approved by the HSE to construct a second cath lab and associated day ward at University Hospital Waterford (UHW), Waterford’s Oireachtas members were informed on Friday last. At the November meeting of the HSE’s National Capital and Property Steering Committee meeting, it was agreed to proceed with the [...]