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Tourism Ireland Board Meets in Waterford City

Enjoying a tour of the Waterford Museum of Treasures prior to Tourism Ireland’s June board meeting in the Tower Hotel were Shane Clarke (Tourism Ireland); Fiona McHardy (Waterford Viking Triangle); Des O’Flynn (Waterford Airport) and Dr Howard Hastings (Chairman of Northern Ireland Tourist Board).
The Tower Hotel held the June board meeting of Tourism Ireland on Thursday last, where board members took the opportunity to meet with local operators to discuss the 2014 season.

Whiskey Thief Has Returned to Hurling

South Kilkenny teenager who assaulted a Garda after being caught stealing whiskey had 21 previous convictions, Carrick-on-Suir District Court heard.

A-okay for Waterford Baby Names

The most popular baby names in Waterford City in 2013 were Aaron and Amelia, according to Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures released last week.

Man Slashed With Knife Across the Neck

A man was slashed across the neck with a Stanley knife when a row erupted at an Easter Bank Holiday party, the Circuit Criminal Court was told in Waterford last week.

Piltown Voters Prove Slightly Less Volatile

CARRIGEEN’S Pat Dunphy (Fine Gael) gained the most first preferences in the Piltown Electoral Area, which saw two changes in membership following last Saturday’s Local Election. In a 12-candidate race, a total valid poll of 9,658 votes were cast from a total electorate of 17,578, with the quota coming in at 1364. Some nine hours [...]

Fine Gael Top the Polls in Dungarvan / Lismore

Independent candidate Michael Wright with Sean Breanach.
ourteen candidates were in the running for the 8 seats up for grabs in the Dungarvan/ Lismore area. This year’s elections saw the two electoral areas of Lismore and Dungarvan joining as one. Four sitting Councillors Billy Kyne (LAB), Tom Higgins (FG) Nora Flynn (FG) and Brendan Mansfield (SF) recently retired from the Council. This [...]

Comeragh Candidates Battle to the End

Elected candidate Liam Brazil with Fiona and Marie Brazil.
he Comeragh area saw 12 candidates vying for 6 seats. The quota for the Comeragh ward was 1,290. On the first count, two candidates were deemed elected, exceeding the quota were Michael J. O’ Ryan (FF) and Liam Brazil (FG). Liam Brazil (FG) topped the Comeragh poll back in 2009 with 1,733 votes and this [...]

FF Captures Three out of Six Seats

Bird’s eye view.
IANNA Fáils popularity has certainly grown in this year’s local elections after a turbulent election back in 2009. Nationally for the local elections, Fianna Fáil has the largest group of party-affi liated Councillors elected followed by Sinn Féin. The rise in popularity for the party is evident in the outcome of the Comeragh election with [...]

Political Transformation of Tramore / City West

Lola and Kevin O’Sullivan.
hroughout the country, Local Election 2014 hammered home a message of voters’ anger to the political establishment – and none more so than in the newlyformed Tramore/ City West electoral area, where a number of sitting party representatives lost their seats. After a tiring 12 counts which ran late Saturday night and until almost 5pm [...]

Tensions Run High in City East

Independent candidate Eddie Mulligan.
he inclusion of East Waterford’s coastal communities in the new electoral area had a game-changing impact on the results in City East, with a number of long-time Fine Gael councilors losing their seats and an upsurge in support for Sinn Féin and Independent candidates. It was evident from the earliest of tallies on Saturday morning [...]