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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 [...]

Ketamine Courier jailed for 5 years

Aoife Nic Ardghail Reports A Waterford courier who was caught transporting €119,000 of ketamine through Dublin Airport to offset a drug debt has been jailed for four years. The court heard that father-of-two Conor Freeman (33) had amassed a €5,750 cocaine debt from when he and his partner had lived in the UK. Paul Comiskey O’Keeffe BL, defending, [...]

Waterford Dyslexia Group hosts successful meeting

Tanya Brady (Speaker), Mari Carmen Postigo Alvarez (Organiser) and Donald Ewing (Head of Educational Services, Dyslexia Association Ireland). Photos: Mick Wall.
A LOCAL dyslexia campaigner hopes that specific workshops for children with dyslexia can now be staged in Waterford. Around 80-100 people attended a meeting organised by the Waterford Dyslexia Group at the Edmund Rice Centre on January 10th. The meeting heard from guest speakers Tanya Brady and Donald Ewing from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Mari Carmen [...]

Casia Flowers Tramore Open for Business!

Michelle Heffernan Reports “I’ve always loved flowers” says Martina O’ Brien, owner and manager of Casia Flowers, now open on Main Street Tramore. “I always said if I won the lotto, I’d open a flower shop! I didn’t win the lotto but here I am anyway!” Martina was working for the previous nine years as training [...]

The Fresh Breeze of Social Farming

Bill Spencer taking Minister McGrath on a tour of his Ballinamona Farm on January 11th.
Darragh Quinlan was happily talking to one of the many visitors who recently travelled to Ballinamona Farm, run by Bill Spencer and Renata Anukaite, about the benefits of the Social Farming Ireland (SFI) programme he had just completed. I happened to be within earshot as Darragh spoke about how much he and his fellow participants, Fred [...]

European Lessons for North Quays future

Given all the merited and topical commentary on the future of the North Quays, hopes are understandably high for a massive and welcome investment on the site which we hope will bring long overdue prosperity to our city and region. And we can look to other ports across the globe for proof that such investments [...]