Archive for the ‘General Stories’ Category

Christmas Revision Courses at Yeats College

Yeats College looks forward to welcoming Leaving and Junior Certificate students from all over the South-East to our highly-regarded Christmas Revision Courses. This year they begin on Monday, January 2nd and conclude on Friday, January 6th. Students will experience teaching excellence and be provided with comprehensive notes on up to five subjects of their choice. The [...]

CARNAGE IN DUNGARVAN

Three men dead and family seriously injured in horror crash What started as a Christmas family day out to Winterval turned to unspeakable tragedy on Sunday morning when a two-car crash claimed the lives of three men and left an entire family seriously injured. The three men died instantly when the Volkswagen Golf they were travelling [...]

Waterford’s €500,000 boost for ‘Vales’ and Cliff Walk

Waterford City & County Council has welcomed €499,000 in exchequer funding for two exciting projects under the ‘REDZ’ initiative 2016. The two projects, one based in Dunmore East and the other in the Comeragh area have been successful in the 2016 REDZ bid for national funding. The development of the Munster Vales Project attracted a [...]

WOMEN’S REFUGE FEELS THE STRAIN

Length of stay at centre has “almost doubled” in a year Women seeking the services of the Oasis House Refuge are staying there for lengthier periods, underlining both the level of domestic violence in Waterford and the city’s escalating homeless problem. Speaking to The Munster Express, Amy Fitzgerald and Sabina Rogala of Oasis House said [...]

‘DEATHTRAP JUNCTION’ CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE

A modest bouquet of flowers at the Tower Road junction in Piltown, marking the spot where local man Denis Walsh lost his life on Wednesday last in a horrific road traffic collision.
Piltown community grieves another lost life at Tower Road/N24 junction “How many more lives will be lost before something is done,” Parish Priest Paschal Moore rhetorically commented on Monday, just hours after concelebrating the Requiem Mass of Denis Walsh who was killed in a road traffic accident at Piltown’s N24/Tower Road junction. [...]

TUI to escalate action at WIT

Students’ Union voice disquiet as eight year dispute continues An unresolved eight-year dispute over the academic calendar at WIT will see TUI members escalate their industrial action in January by refusing to continue using Moodle, the online learning platform service they voluntarily share with students. In a statement issued on Friday last, WIT Students Union [...]

Paul Lynam appointed as CEO of Whitfield Clinic

New Whitfield Chief Executive Paul Lynam.
Paul Lynam has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Whitfield in Waterford. Whitfield is a private hospital which opened in 2006 with the aim of improving healthcare services available to the community of Waterford and the south east region at large. Whitfield currently employs over 220 staff and in conjunction with more than 60 [...]

‘Significant progress’ made between ITs as merger talks continue

- REPORT on the facilitation process between Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and IT Carlow has found that “significant progress” has been made. The report to the Department of Education & Skills in relation to the WIT/IT Carlow merger is the final report conducted by Jane Williams of SIA Partners. This report summarises the [...]

Rates increase proves major stumbling block in budget discussions

Cllr Pat Fitzgerald who said the pact “should have their act together”.
LOCAL councillors are due to meet this evening (Tuesday) after failing to pass Waterford City & County Council’s 2017 budget presented at the statutory budget meeting. The proposed budget was presented to councillors at a meeting in City Hall last Tuesday November 29th. CEO of Waterford City & County Council Michael Walsh outlined that the local [...]

Safe space for sulky racing is long overdue

Sulky Racing, is traditionally, but not exclusively associated with members of the Travelling Community. | Photo: RTE
A safe, legal place is needed for the practice of Sulky Racing in Waterford to prevent people and horses from getting injured, according to Metropolitan Mayor John Hearne (SF). The illegal practice which is predominantly associated with the Travelling Community is regularly carried out on the back roads to Tramore and is extremely dangerous in [...]