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Abuse Commission May Need to “Pause”

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.
The Commission of Investigation which will examine the response into allegations of abuse committed by Bill Kenneally may be required to pause its work, the Justice Minister has noted. Addressing the Seanad on Thursday last, Charlie Flanagan said such a measure may be required “if requested by the DPP, where a concern exists that the matter [...]

The Late Jim Harney: A True Dunhill Colossus

Old friends: pictured at the Tramore Racecourse Centenary celebrations in City Hall in 2012 were the late Jim Harney, the late Eddie Wymberry and the late Joe O'Shea. Mr Harney's Obsequies were celebrated on Saturday last.
We regret to inform readers this week of the death of Jim Harney of Dunhill, who passed away at the Havenwood Retirement Village, Ballygunner on Wednesday last, June 13th. Jim was a colossus of a man in the village of Dunhill, metaphorically speaking. He ran the local bar and shop for decades and was heavily involved [...]

CAB Activity Across Both City & County

Concerned: Councillor James Tobin
Eoghan Dalton Reports There are currently 10 investigations being carried out in Waterford by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB). Three of these are full investigations while the remaining seven are preliminary, with the law enforcement agency still considering whether to proceed with a full inquiry into each case. In a presentation to Waterford City & County [...]

Deise boss’s future uncertain

Derek McGrath’s future as Waterford senior hurling manager remains undetermined in the wake of the Deise’s early exit from the Munster Championship. Speaking to reporters in the wake of his team’s three-point defeat to Cork on Sunday, McGrath said he will “give some time” to contemplate his plans for 2019, adding: “I don’t have a story for [...]

Who Will Care For Our Kids?

Regional Mental Health Service enters deep crisis A 15-year-old Waterford girl who recently attempted to end her life by suicide has expressed her concerns about the deficits in mental health service provision for teenagers and young adults across the South East. Speaking exclusively to The Munster Express, ‘Anna’ and her mother ‘Jane’ (both requested that their [...]

Deputy Mayor: SDZ funding won’t be an issue

Delivery of the Michael Street development has been a key component of the city centre regeneration project for several years, according to Deputy Mayor John Cummins.
Deputy City & County Mayor John Cummins has described last Wednesday’s news in relation to the North Quays and Michael Street developments as ‘an enormous day for Waterford City and the entire South East region’. Cllr Cummins, who briefed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the news from Treacy’s Hotel, said Mr Varadkar was [...]

Attention Turns to Securing State Funds

There's strong belief among TDs, Senators and Councillors that the North Quay project will be in position to quickly draw down State funding.
Eoghan Dalton Reports There is strong belief among Waterford politicians that the redevelopment of the North Quays will meet requirements and be able to quickly draw down funds for the next stage of the project. Following the last-minute withdrawal of two objections last Wednesday, Minster of State John Halligan said it should be able to benefit from [...]

Funding Boost for Apprenticeships

Minister of State John Halligan. 						| Photo: Noel Browne
Capital funding of €825,000 has been announced by Minister of Skills John Halligan for the purchase of equipment for new Electronic Security Systems and Plumbing apprenticeship syllabi at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). The grant includes €575,000 for an Electronic Security Systems apprenticeship and €250,000 for a Plumbing apprenticeship and will enable WIT to purchase equipment [...]

“Our Region Needs a Medical School”

The need to establish a medical school at WIT has once again been championed by WIT academic, Dr Ray Griffin.
The creation of a Medical School in Waterford city is another essential step which ought to be advanced in pursuit of regional equality: that’s the view of well-known local academic, Dr Ray Griffin. Speaking to The Munster Express ahead of the opening of the Magee Medical School in Derry (Ulster University) in the Autumn of next [...]

North Quay Project Gets Green Light

Work on the demolition of the Hennebique Building on the North Quay is advancing.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Before the oral hearing into the North Quays objections had even begun last Wednesday there was already some doubt as to what would transpire. The previous evening saw Pat Moran, from Cheekpoint, withdraw his opposition to the project. He had been concerned about the capability of ships, both tall and cruise alike, to pass [...]