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Waterford clinches Weightlifting Masters in European upset

A bevy of muscled athletes will grace the Déise for the 2022 European Masters in Weightlifting.
Eoghan Dalton Reports WATERFORD has seen off competition from several European powerhouses to land a continental sports competition. A bevy of muscled athletes will grace the Déise following the clinching of the 2022 European Masters in Weightlifting, which will see between 500 and 700 athletes arrive in the city for a week accompanied by coaches, backroom [...]

HSE refuse to refund woman’s treatment

Cassandra Stephens before her treatment began. She suffered seizures several times daily over the past 27 years.
Cassie Stephens (27) has been enduring up to 300 seizures monthly Eoghan Dalton reports The parents of a woman who suffers from a rare brain disease have gone public with an appeal for the Government to provide funding for the medication to treat the illness. Cassie Stephens, from Military Barracks in Ballybricken, was enduring up [...]

Standoff over CBS sport hall

A group shot from a recent kids' blitz in the hall. The club coaches over 200 children and intends on entering mixed teams in the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 Leagues as the children currently at Primary School level progress. The club is also canvassing interest in establishing a women’s senior team.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A SPORTS club in Tramore has sprung into action over fears that the hall will be demolished and the site sold to a property developer. Tramore Basketball Club was recently told by the old CBS hall’s owners, the Edmund Rice Schools’ Trust (ERST) that it must sign a rolling one-month agreement or face eviction, [...]

“Get Off Our Backs”

Shane Ross and John Halligan have defended funding for Waterford Airport.
Ross grants €5m funding for runway extension • Accusations of ‘parish pump politics’ • ‘Dublin centric’ critics and naysayers urged to ‘get off our backs’ WATERFORD politicians have urged “Dublin centric” critics and naysayers to “get off our backs” in relation to the controversial funding announcement for Waterford Airport. Since news of a €5m investment for a new runway at [...]

Radius Technologies acquires Fortuity

Radius Technologies acquires Fortuity
Radius Technologies, one of Ireland’s leading providers of private cloud, VoIP telecoms solutions and IT Managed services has acquired Cork-based IT company Fortuity. Fortuity provides tailored IT infrastructure, maintenance and communications services to SMEs in Cork and the South West region.According to Jerry Buckley, MD of Radius Technologies “As part of our national expansion plan we [...]

‘Closure’ for family of missing Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan was last seen at Clonard Park on 15th December.
Eoghan Dalton Reports The daughter of a city woman who had been missing since last year thanked the public for their help throughout recent months, following the discovery of a body in Carlow. Mary Ryan, 54, was last seen at Clonard Park on 15th December and appeals have been issued by her family and Gardaí several times [...]

Bathing prohibited at popular local beaches

Kilmurrin Cove on the Copper Coast. Photo: Michael Faulkner.
THREE Waterford beaches were hit with temporary ‘Do Not Swim’ notices last week. Waterford City & County Council implemented the notices on Thursday last for Kilmurrin Cove on the Copper Coast, Counsellors Strand in Dunmore East and Ardmore in West Waterford. The water quality was deemed to have deteriorated due to high bacterial counts detected following heavy [...]

Labour take Mayoralty as part of ‘Progressive Alliance’

The newly elected Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.John Pratt pictured with his Labour Party colleagues, Cllr. Thomas Phelan, Cllr.Ger Barron and Cllr.Seamus Ryan. Photo: Noel Browne.
Eoghan Dalton Reports It was a “new chapter” for Waterford politics at City Hall on Friday last – but also an ill-tempered one. The long tradition of pacts featuring either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, or sometimes both, was broken last Friday when a so-called progressive alliance featuring Sinn Féin, Labour, Greens and Independents took control [...]

Going Green for Grace

Waterford’s Green Girl secures EU seat WATERFORD has seen the election of its first MEP following Grace O’Sullivan’s success in Ireland South. It was a long hard road and marathon count that went on for over a week which finally saw the Green Party candidate take a seat.Grace managed to overtake the 2,000 vote lead [...]

City’s 100 job boost

Eoghan Dalton Reports “It became obvious that we needed to get here quickly, because if we don’t someone else will.” That was Anthony Tepedino’s explanation for why he is bringing 100 jobs to Waterford city as part of his company Allstate Sales Group Inc (ASG). The telecommunications outfit, which was founded in New Jersey in 2008, [...]