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More sparks fly over Rose Kennedy Bridge

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy family. 	| Photo: JFK Library
Further rancour over the naming of the 900-metre Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge was aired at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting held in Ferrybank. The latest words shared on the issue by Councillors Melissa O’Neill (Ind) and Fidelis Doherty (FG) arose after Cllr O’Neill had requested that the Municipal District issue an open invitation to the [...]

Horsepower for cardiac care march

Trade Unionists in John Roberts Square canvassing support for this Saturday's cardiac care march in Dublin this Saturday. Transport will leave for the capital from the Forum at 10am. To contact organisers call 051-875438.							| Photo: John Power
Eoghan Dalton Reports Campaigners will take to the streets of Dublin this Saturday in support of 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). It’s the latest major demonstration following on from January’s 10,000-strong protest in Ballybricken. A bus being arranged by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions is also being put on for the day [...]

Cllr’s ‘bizarre’ leaflet claim draws criticism

Local and general election candidate, Cllr Eddie Mulligan.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Voters are well used to politicians making bold statements at election time, but one Fianna Fáil Councillor’s claim to have the backing of local media has upset some of his opponents. Cllr Eddie Mulligan made the claim in an election leaflet that has been handed into households around the City East ward. In it he [...]

Game changing plan gaining momentum

The latest North Quay project drawings released by Falcon Real Estate have further whetted the public’s appetite for a project which has long been touted as a game changer for both city and region alike. Speaking to The Munster Express, company Director Rob Cass said the project was currently akin to an iceberg. “You’re only [...]

QUAY NOTE VISION FOR SOUTH EAST

This projected image gives a sense of how significant the pending expansion of the city centre will be upon completion of the North Quays redevelopment.
We’re tipped to lead Europeanregional growth levels by 2030 The South East will be Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable region by 2030: that was the standout contention shared at last Wednesday’s South East Business Expo by Falcon Real Estate Director Rob Cass. Mr Cass, who is fronting Falcon’s ambitious redevelopment project for Waterford’s North Quays, told [...]

British PM buys house in Dunmore East

The British Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May, has purchased a house in Dunmore East as a holiday home for when she leaves office.Her husband, Philip May, has visited Dunmore East on at least four occasions in the last two months and the Prime Minister has viewed numerous photographs and videos [...]

New offence comes to lightfor convicted sex offender

“My mind would not allow me to forget that day,” says victim A convicted sex offender who has twice served sentences for sexual assault is set to receive a suspended sentence for a new offence. The Circuit Criminal Court heard last week that in a County Waterford leisure centre on a date between July [...]

SHOW UHW THE MONEY!

As of Tuesday last. March 26th, University Hospital Waterford (UHW) had received ‘no formal confirmation’ in relation to the funding or staffing of the 72 isolation beds provided for in its new Dunmore Wing. This was disclosed to Waterford TD David Cullinane (SF) by UHW General Manager Grace Rothwell in the wake of a Parliamentary Question [...]

“TIME TO LEGISLATE SNAPCHAT”

The late Katie Murphy, who was killed in a car crash in Tramore in October 2016.
Jury did not hear messages sent minutes before crash A Judge has called for the State to begin legislating for the use of Snapchat and other forms of social media communications as evidence in court cases. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was speaking during the sentencing of Edward O’Shea of Magnh, Fenor, County Waterford, last week for careless [...]

Man jailed following DoneDeal deception

A man who deceived an innocent couple into purchasing a stolen car has been jailed for three years.Mr Michael O’Donnell, with an address of Cool na Nave, Mitchelstown, County Cork pleaded guilty atWaterford Circuit Criminal Court to 12 counts of indictment including gainful deception,possession of stolen property and possession of false documents including back to [...]