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Varadkar: “case for second Cath Lab at UHW “is strong”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who met with Waterford senior hurling manager Derek McGrath during a tour of the WIT Arena following the 'Project Ireland 2040' roadshow.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that the case for a second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is strong, adding that it’s not within his gift to allocate such a service provision. Speaking at the ‘Project Ireland 2040′ roadshow held at the WIT Arena on March 9th, Mr Varadkar said he was “very aware” [...]

Over 100,000 People Are In A Job But Still in Poverty”

WIT lecturer Dr Paul Clogher is enthused by the new MA in Social Justice and Public Policy.
While the economic recovery is in train, inequality in Ireland is starkly evidenced by the fact that over 100,000 people currently in work are living in poverty. That deeply worrying statistic (as measured by the Central Statistics Office) was shared by Social Justice Ireland (SJI) Director Sean Healy at WIT on Wednesday last at the launch [...]

Comeragh Path Project has “not been abandoned”

The Mahon Falls flowing through Crough Woods in the Comeragh Mountains.  							| Photo: Noel Browne
A Comeragh Mountain walkway proposed to link Crough Woods to the Mahon Falls has not been abandoned, according to Waterford City & County Council. The Council stated its intention in response to a series of questions put to it by RTE’s Damien Tiernan following An Bord Pleanála’s January 29th that the project was not exempted development, [...]

Halligan on “new era of hope and ambition” for Waterford and SE

Minister of State John Halligan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Mary Mitchell- O'Connor pictured during the Project Ireland 2040 roadshow at the WIT Arena.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
Minister of State John Halligan (IA) believes that the Government’s ‘Project Ireland 2040′ strategy will deliver a bright and positive future for both Waterford and the South East. Addressing the gathering at the WIT Arena on March 9th, Minister Halligan said “a massive amount of work has been going on for some considerable time behind [...]

Taoiseach: “We Must Atone for a Lost Decade”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressing the WIT Arena at the 'Project Ireland 2040' roadshow on Friday, March 9th. 						| Photos: Noel Browne
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that the current Government – and future administrations – must make every effort to atone for a ‘lost decade’ on a range of fronts, including housing, health, transport and education. Speaking at the ‘Project Ireland 2040′ roadshow held at the WIT Arena on March 9th, Mr Varadkar stressed the need to “embrace [...]

Greenway Extension to Portlaw Mooted

WATERFORD City & County Council has committed to exploring a possible Greenway extension to Portlaw. Last year, Councillors in the Comeragh District passed a motion calling for such an extension from the Waterford Greenway to be explored. At the recent February Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Declan Clune (SF) sought an update. He [...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Held in Biting City Winds

The Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr.Pat Nugent and his wife Eileen pictured with the Waterford St.Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall, Her Excellency Elsie Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland, also included are some of the Mayor's family, Noel Nugent, Mary O'Keeffe, Shane Nugent, Jennifer O'Keeffe-Smith, Chiara O'Keeffe-Smith, Gary, Victoria and Christina Smith.									| Photo: Noel Browne
Following one of the coldest St. Patrick’s Days in Waterford in recent memory, we write this with snow on the ground outside. Nevertheless the huge army of volunteers turned out to walk on our national day and we must be truly proud of their efforts. The Waterford Mayor Cllr Pat Nugent and Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan both praised [...]

Garda Bitten in City

A Garda was allegedly bitten on the arm by a woman after responding to an emergency call on Saint Patrick’s Night. Gardaí were responding to a call from a taxi driver on Conduit Lane in Waterford City, where a Garda received a bite wound while tending to the situation. He later received medical attention for the [...]

North Quay Project “Won’t Be Derailed”

Confidence that building will be underway next year Despite the objections received by An Bord Pleanála (ABP)in relation to the North Quays/Michael Street project, the stakeholders driving the multi-million Euro proposal remain confident that shovels can be on site by the first quarter of 2019. The Munster Express understands that the Fawaz Alhokair Group were [...]

Laura Dreams of Her Day at the Dome!

Michelle Heffernan Reports Introducing The Munster Express 2018 Waterford Rose Candidate Laura Kiersey This year, The Munster Express has the pleasure of sponsoring Laura Kiersey, an exceptional 25-year-old who has happily declared her candidacy for the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival. This year over 18 girls from Waterford City and County are competing to be selected [...]