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Kilmac Fire Service Unable to Respond to Main Street Accident

Kilmacthomas Fire Station was unable to respond to a road traffic outside Bank of Ireland on the village’s Main Street – located just metres away from the Fire Station.
DUE to ongoing staffing issues, a County Waterford fire service was unable to respond to a road traffic accident which occurred just metres away from the local fire station. On Saturday night September 8th a serious road traffic incident took place outside Bank of Ireland on the Main Street in Kilmacthomas. As Kilmacthomas Fire Station was [...]

John Carey Honoured on the Shore he Loved

The late Councillor John Carey, who was laid to rest following Requiem Mass at Crooke on Tuesday last
John Carey’s memory was poignantly honoured at his Requiem Mass held at Crooke on Tuesday morning last, as his family, both bloodlined and political, in addition to friends, neighbours and Gaels, gathered to honour a public servant who did Passage and Waterford some service. A lingering sense of shock in the Fine Gael Councillor’s passing [...]

Tramore Landmark to Receive Makeover

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has announced it is to address the dereliction problems at the Old Railway Station in Tramore. Work is to start in the coming weeks, with an initial €100,000 being budgeted to fund the contract.The news has been warmly welcomed by Cllr Joe Conway (Ind), who said: “This [...]

WTC Memorial Unveiled at City Centre Ceremony

Crystal sculptor Sean Egan addresses the gathering on Sunday last.
A segment of a steel girder retrieved from the site of New York’s World Trade Centre (WTC) was officially unveiled at a midday ceremony held at the Bishop’s Palace garden on Sunday last. The new September 11th memorial was the brainchild of crystal cutter and master engraver Sean Egan, whose work has seen him establish close [...]

WIT and ITC Staff Set to Strike

Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) members at Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology have voted in favour of industrial action, citing a ‘lack of engagement’ from management at both ITs regarding the pending application for Technological University (TU) status. In a joint statement released on Monday, both TUI spokespersons said the action had won “overwhelming support” [...]

Debt’s Silent Legacy

Anna Walsh  (Waterford MABS Coordinator) pictured with former MABS chairperson, Pat White at the 25th anniversary event held at the Granville Hotel on Monday morning.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
MABS: “Suffering continues for many Waterford families.” With 33,000 households nationwide estimated to have mortgage arrears running to two years or more, a Waterford-based money advice expert believes hundreds of indebted households across the city and county are ’suffering in silence’. Speaking to The Munster Express as Waterford’s Money Advice And Budgeting Service (MABS) [...]

Kirsten Pledges to Do Waterford Proud

Brenda Hyland (1977 Rose of Tralee), Kirsten Maté Maher (2018 Rose of Tralee) and Orla Burke (1983 Rose of Tralee) pictured at the Large Room on Thursday last.
Newly crowned International Rose of Tralee Kirsten Maté Maher thanked Mayor Declan Doocey and Waterford City & County Council for affording her a Civic Reception at the Large Room on Thursday last. Kirsten, a native of Bigwood, Mullinavat (she’ll be similarly honoured by Kilkenny County Council in due course), is looking forward to a [...]

Plea for Greater Garda Presence in Dunmore East

Pictured at City Hall for the launch of the Waterford Public Participation Network Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan (2018-2023) were City & County Mayor Declan Doocey, Senator Grace O'Sullivan, Garda Sergeant Finbar O'Sullivan, Supt Michael Lacey (Dungarvan), Josephine Feehily (Chairperson, Policing Authority), Supt Chris Delaney and Garda Sgt Gavin Hegarty. 									| Photo: John Power
Eoghan Dalton Reports A direct appeal was made to Waterford’s senior ranked Gardaí at a public meeting last week in City Hall. Cllr Jim Griffin (SF) asked if a guarantee could be given that there will be a large presence of Gardaí in Dunmore East over the coming months. He was one of several residents of [...]

Gardaí Seize Over €50,000 Worth of Drugs at Grannagh

A photo released by the Gardaí of the drugs seized following the search of a vehicle at Grannagh on Friday last.
Waterford Gardaí seized a quantity of drugs worth over €52,000 on Friday afternoon after a search. It came after an off-duty Garda saw suspicious activity. A vehicle was then stopped at Grannagh around 2pm and Gardaí found two buckets of loose suspected D10 tablets, or Benzodiazepines and a brown cardboard box of prescription drugs. Four [...]

Tributes to the Late John Carey

The late Councillor John Carey, pictured here with Noel Connors following Passage's Senior Hurling Championship win over Ballygunner in 2013, has been described as a loyal and popular public servant. 								| Photo: Noel Browne
WARM tributes have been paid to one of Waterford’s longest serving Councillors who died after a short illness.The death of Fine Gael’s John Carey (75) was announced on Saturday last. He was first elected to Waterford County Council in 1979 and served as Mayor of the County in both 1984 and 2004. He spent 25 [...]