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Big Deise Sleep Out raises over €20,000

The Big Deise Sleep Out, in aid of Focus Ireland, which was held at the Edmund Rice Centre on Friday, November 30th, has raised over €20,000 thus far, much to the delight of Cathryn O’Leary, the charity’s Regional Fundraiser.”I think everyone who slept out on the night will all agree that it was quite an [...]

Ryan’s Bar issue like ‘The Forsyte Saga’

Cllr. Cha O'Neill
ONGOING issues surrounding a derelict Waterford pub have been likened to the ‘Forsyte Saga’.Numerous calls have been made for Waterford City &County Council to address Ryan’s Bar in Ballybeg which was gutted by a fire in 2011. The premises, which is located in the heart of Ballybeg,has been lying idle ever since to the dismay and annoyance [...]

One arrest for drink-driving on St Stephen’s Day

TEN people were arrested across the country on Christmas Day on suspicion of drink driving
TEN people were arrested across the country on Christmas Day on suspicion of drink-driving.Figures released by An Garda Síochána show that further 12 people, including one in Waterford, were arrested between midnight and 9am onSt Stephen’s Day.The arrest in Waterford took place at 7.30am. Any drivers who refused to give a breath sample when asked by [...]

Hopes for Department’s approval of airport proposal

AS another year without commercial flights draws to a close, those involved with Waterford Airport are hopeful of progressing the New Year.At the December Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) sought an update on plans for the development of the airport’s runway.A development plan, which includes a runway extension, has [...]

LEGALISING DRUGS “NOT THE ANSWER”

Former Mountjoy Prison Governor John Lonergan does not think legalisation is the answer
Ex-Mountjoy Prison Governor rejects calls for liberalisaion The legalisation of drugs should not form part of any long term strategy devised to resolve a crisis that is now blighting ‘practically every community in the country’. That’s the view of former Mountjoy Prison Governor John Lonergan, who was invited to Carrick-on-Suir as part of the community’s response [...]

Outdated city signage “should be removed”

Signage advertising the Waterford Museum of Treasures outside the RSC.
OUT of date and incorrect signage is still present in prominent locations throughout Waterford City. Some signage advertising flights by Aer Southeast to UK destinations (which never actually commenced) have finally been peeled from their positions – leaving information advertising Waterford Museum of Treasures on display instead. However, these signs misleadingly inform visitors that the museum [...]

Tramore mourns for Kieran Hayes

The late Kieran Hayes, whose Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 21st.
Tramore remains in shock following the sudden death of Kieran Hayes of Ballycarnane Woods, just over a week before Christmas. The Holy Cross Church in Tramore was packed to capacity on Friday last (December 21st) as family, friends, fellow students, basketball colleagues, neighbours and the general public paid their respects.Chief Celebrant Father Shane O Neill spoke [...]

Coffey: Déise should lead way on election poster ban

General Election candidate Paudie Coffey (FG) has called on Waterford politicians of every hue to come together and agree to a ban on election posters in the constituency. Having first made the call last October, a range of politicians in counties Galway, Kildare, Laois, Leitrim and Mayo have swung in behind the Senator’s proposal, as the [...]

Christmas Message from Mayor Declan Doocey

City & County Mayor Declan Doocey.
As Mayor of Waterford I would like to wish all of the people a most peaceful, prosperous and happy Christmas. Christmas is a joyful time and a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy all that is good about our lives. I urge you as Mayor of Waterford to enjoy your time with [...]

Concerns raised on urban renewal

Concerned: Metropolitan Mayor Joe Kelly.
LOCAL Councillors have expressed their dissatisfaction over progress on the Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Scheme. A presentation on the scheme was given at the December Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council. The Council had previously completed the Part 8 planning process in relation to the much publicised scheme which includes public [...]