Archive for the ‘General Stories’ Category

Concern expressed over cardiac services review

Brendan Keane reports A REVIEW of National Cardiac Services is to be undertaken by the Government and while it’s been welcomed by local politicians, concerns are being expressed that the terms of reference are not comprehensive enough. Sinn Fein TD, David Cullinane, who made a formal submission to Health Minister, Simon Harris following the review announcement, said [...]

Ballyduff Lower Go Back to Back

Ballyduff Lower: Eastern Junior Football champions 2017.	| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
Ballyduff Lower are back to back Eastern Junior Football champions following a five-point victory over Erins Own at Dunhill on Saturday last. . Ballyduff proved the better side throughout but had to withstand a stern examination from Erins Own before a late Jack Lyons goal finally extinguished the challenge from the Poleberry based side. Calum Lyons had [...]

Gunners’ True Grit

Ballygunner manager Fergal Hartley embraces his full-forward at the final whistle.
Deise champions mount stunning recovery to reach Munster Final Dermot Keyes reports A penchant for the dramatic is not the preferred quality teams set out to identify themselves by, but for the third time in four outings, the hurlers of Ballygunner demonstrated how much of the right stuff they possess. They’ll need every ounce at their disposal to [...]

Hallowe’en Celebrations Ardscoil na Mara Tramore

Tom Andrews
Photos of Hallowe’en Celebrations at Ardscoil na mara, Tramore Photos by John Power

Waterford/St Herblain Town Twinning Anniversary Dinner- Photos

Mark Rogers, Paul O’Reilly, Ruth Gallen and Vincent Walsh.
Photos of the attendees at the Waterford/St Herblain 35th Anniversary Dinner

TRM announce “Festive LOVE” fashion event in aid of hospice

Pictured at the announcement of the TRM ‘Festive LOVE' fashion and festive fun evenr were Elaine Roche (TRM Waterford), Kim Green (model), Laura Ryan (model), Clive Prendergast, Niall O’Keeffe and Michael Hammond (all TRM). The fun fashion event will take place on Friday, December 1st at TRM on Michael’s Street. Tickets are €35 and 100 per cent of the profits will be donated to Waterford Hospice. Pick up your tickets at TRM Michael Street, Waterford.
The team at TRM Waterford on Michael Street is set to share the ‘LOVE’ this festive season as they announce ‘Festive LOVE’ all in aid of Waterford Hospice. The occasion is a fun fashion-inspired evening, which is set to take place at the store from 7pm on the evening of Friday, December 1st. Elaine and her team [...]

Keeping it Lit!

Justine Dwyer reports A GROUP of budding young authors from Waterford, under the aegis of Waterford Youth Arts, will launch a hugely ambitious literary festival in the city on November 10th, the only one of its kind in Ireland to date. The Lit, which runs over the weekend of November 10th and 11th, is the only young [...]

Councillors resist plans to regulate seasonal trading

Kieran Foley reports CONFUSION reigned at a recent meeting of Waterford City & County Council in relation to a draft policy to regulate the seasonal selling of fruit and vegetables on national roads. At the October plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Director of Services Fergus Galvin explained that the policy was being put forward [...]

Butler expresses concern for older carers

Fianna Fail's MA#ary Butler
Justine Dwyer Concerns were expressed this week by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Older People, Mary Butler regarding the number of older people acting as carers for loved ones and relatives. Deputy Butler was commenting after the latest tranche of information from Census 2016 was released by the CSO. Between 2011 and 2016, there has been an [...]

Scapegoating Refugees Labelled “Unacceptable”

Critical: Green Party Senator Grace O' Sullivan
Dermot Keyes Senator Grace O’Sullivan has taken issue with claims made by an already declared General Election candidate, who has criticised Waterford City & County Council for housing Syrian refugees at the expense of locals. Replying to a statement made by Renua’s Lee Walsh (see more on News 8), Senator O’Sullivan claimed Mr Walsh was “completely missing [...]