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Thoughts on a wonderful family weekend

Opinion: Larry Power Pope Francis came to Ireland last weekend to mark the World Festival of Families, which was hosted in Dublin.My wife Mary and I decided that we wanted our children to share the experience of a visiting Pope first hand – Ben is 10 and Lucy is 8.I was eight the last time [...]

Cllr: “It’s do or die for Waterford Airport”

A planning application for the long-awaited runway extension at Waterford Airport was recently submitted.
City & County Councillor Eddie Mulligan (FF) has appealed to Waterford’s Government representatives to use their influence to make Waterford Airport’s ‘last throw of the dice’ as he put it, a punt worth taking.“Back in March, I warned that the future of Waterford Airport was in severe jeopardy with Transport Minister Shane Ross requiring an [...]

“A Taste of Waterford” set to excite the senses

A FOOD and drink trail showcasing Waterford’s restaurants and top class produce commences this week. ‘A Taste of Waterford’ is a flagship fundraising event for Tintean Housing Association and will be launched this Wednesday July 18th at a prosecco reception at 6pm in the historic Choristers Hall at Waterford’s Medieval Museum.Each night on which the trail [...]

Organisers hail the best “Prom Fest” yet

Huge crowds flocked to Tramore for last weekend's Prom Festival.  	| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Last weekend marked the fifth staging of the Tramore Promenade Festival and the organisers believe it was the best yet staged with great crowds attending on both days. A fly-by took place during the Emergency Services event held at the opening of the festival, which has been moved from the traditional Friday evening start to Saturday [...]

TCR FM Goes Off the Air

TRAMORE Community Radio (TCRfm) is to cease broadcasting. In a statement posted online on Friday last, a spokesperson for TCRfm said: “Due to serious ongoing issues, it has been decided that the station will have to close from today. On behalf of the Board and staff we would like to thank everyone who has been a [...]

Illegal Dumping an Littering “out of hand” in Waterford

At the launch of the regional ‘Roadside Litter Campaign’ were Cllr Pat Nugent, Mayor Waterford City & County, Fergus Galvin, Luke O’Brien and Ella Ryan, Waterford City & County Council, Bernadette Moloney, Kilkenny County Council, Cliona Connolly, Wexford County Council, Anne Marie Rossiter, Aoife Power, Gemma Power and Joy Lake, Dungarvan Tidy Towns. Photo: Sean Byrne.
ILLEGAL dumping and littering are out of control in County Waterford, according to local Councillors. At the March Comeragh District of Waterford City & County Council, Councillors continued to grapple with how best to combat such issues. “Rubbish in this county is totally out of hand,” said Cllr Liam Brazil (FG). He said areas of the N25 from [...]

Kenneally to face trial on sex assault charges

Former Sports Coach Bill Kenneally
FORMER sports coach Bill Kenneally has been remanded on continuing bail after he was served with a book of evidence in relation to 99 counts of indecent and sexual assault against three teenage boys in Waterford more than 20 years ago. Mr Kenneally (67), formerly of Laragh, Summerville Avenue in Waterford, was in Waterford District Court [...]

‘TU’ Campus in Kilkenny Not on the Cards

THERE are no current plans to create a new campus-scale facility in Kilkenny city as part of the Waterford IT/IT Carlow bid to establish the Technological University of the South East (TUSE). Speaking to The Munster Express, Richard Hayes, WIT’s Vice-President for Strategy and Institutional Transformation, said that the acquisition [...]

“Show Us the Money”

John Deasy, who raised the question of specific North Quay funding with Finance Minister Paschal Donohue.
John Deasy seeks clarity on North Quay monies John Deasy has sought clarification from Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe in relation to the drawing down of funding for the proposed redevelopment of Waterford’s North Quays.The Fine Gael TD raised the matter directly with the Minister when he came before a recent meeting of the Oireachtas Finance [...]

Tramore Coped Well With Storm Emma

The Tramore sandhills, as they've seldom been photographed.	| Photo: Noel Browne
Tramore experienced its worst snows since 1963 and while there were some falls on ice reported, thankfully no serious injuries were recorded as the vast majority of residents stayed indoors and heeded Government advice. Supermarkets closed in the town on Thursday and Friday last, before re-opening on Saturday, with all outlets recording massive business in the [...]