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Mayor Critical of Coveney’s Stance over Boundary

City & County Mayor Adam Wyse. PHOTO: Noel Browne
City & County Mayor Adam Wyse has labelled Housing Minister and aspirant Taoiseach Simon Coveney’s ‘wait and see’ approach to the findings of the Boundary Review Committee as ‘disappointing’. In a statement issued on Friday last, Mayor Wyse (FF) queried why Minister Coveney declared that it would take several months for him to consider the report’s [...]

Halligan threatens to resign should FG call for Ross’s head

Minister of State John Halligan, pictured with Independent Alliance colleague and Transport Minister Shane Ross.
Justine Dwyer Minister of State John Halligan has threatened to resign from Government if Fine Gael pressurises his fellow Independent Alliance member Shane Ross to step down from his Ministerial brief. In an Irish Times interview on Thursday last, Minister Halligan claimed that Fine Gael had been wrongly and unfairly critical of the Minister for [...]

Man (29) dies following Christmas Day incident

The junction of Margaret’s Avenue and Francis Street where the alleged assault occurred.
Justine Dwyer The man arrested in connection with the tragic death of a Lithuanian man on Christmas Day in Waterford city has been released without charge. Agnius Naumovas (29), originally from Lithuania and with an address at 17 Francis Street was found unconscious and with head injuries at the junction of Margaret’s Avenue and Francis Street on [...]

COAST GUARD HITS THE ROCKS

Controversy rumbling in Bonmahon Mr Power had been OIC at Bonmahon since 2004 for a service which has, as the Marine Times put it, “full cliff rescue status for emergency response”. He led a team which consisted of himself, a Deputy OIC and 15 members, all operating on a voluntary basis (albeit in receipt of [...]

Burglaries down thanks to clampdown on gangs

Pleased: Superintendent Chris Delaney.
Justine Dwyer A major clampdown on criminal gangs committing burglaries throughout Waterford city and county has proved extremely successful, claimed Garda Superintendent Chris Delaney. Speaking at the Joint Policing Committee held in Dungarvan last Wednesday, Superintendent Delaney said the number of burglaries being committed had been reduced by 36 per cent in 2016. “This has taken [...]

Bausch & Lomb’s Bleak Midwinter

Justine Dwyer Over 160 jobs at Bausch and Lomb are hanging in the balance after management warned staff that there will be lay-offs, along with the issuing of protective notice, should they go ahead with planned industrial action on Wednesday next, December 21st. Staff voted four to one in favour of industrial action and failing that, a [...]

Councillors slam Boundary ‘Hysteria’

WATERFORD Councillors have criticised ‘dubious reporting and hysteria’ as well as ‘mischievous and un-neighbourly’ language in relation to the controversial Waterford-Kilkenny boundary review. At the December plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council held in Dungarvan last Thursday, ongoing speculation surrounding the boundary review was raised by Cllr John Cummins (FG) who asked if any [...]

“A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are built for”

RTÉ South East Correspondent Damien Tiernan, Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District Cllr. John Hearne, Photographer Stephanie Salmon and LAST founder Noel McDonagh
Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District, Cllr. John Hearne was in the Haven Hotel on Saturday 26th November to launch “Life on the Irish Coast” a book featuring a collection of photographs by Stephanie Salmon. The book features photos taken in Dunmore East, Helvick, Castletownbere, Ballycotton, Baltimore, Fenit, Dingle, Clifden and Killybegs. It is dedicated [...]

ESRI warning ‘cannot be ignored’ – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy.
IFA President Joe Healy has said that the ESRI report outlining the devastating impact of a hard Brexit on certain products and sectors, particularly the agri-food sector, must serve as a timely wake up call for all politicians involved in the forthcoming discussions the UK exit from the EU. The report analyses the impact of [...]

Skids put on Tramore’s Santa Sweeper

Tramore’s Santa Sweeper - as once he looked.
TRAMORE’S popular Santa Sweeper has been forced to hang up his outfit as a result of health and safety regulations. Local authority worker Joe Fitzgerald has become a familiar sight in Tramore as he travels around the town in his road sweeper wearing his festive outfit. However, his Santa suit wearing days have come to an [...]