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Further Cath Lab concerns

Cardiac campaigner Willie Doyle
FURTHER concerns have been expressed over the future of a second cath lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).Although it had been claimed that funding had been secured, documentation sent by the HSE to a local Councillor states that the delivery of a second cath lab remains subject to “funding approvals”.In a reply to queries on [...]


Disappointed: Minister of State and Ferrybank-based TD John Paul Phelan.  | Photo: Joe Cashin
The Minister charged with making the case for directly elected Mayors in Waterford and Cork has conceded that he and Fine Gael could have ‘pushed a bit earlier and harder’ to get the proposal over the line. Speaking to The Munster Express, Minister of State and Ferrybank-based TD John Paul Phelan said: “Anyone who is [...]


Eoghan Dalton Reports With all of Waterford City & Council’s seats now filled, the focus has switched to which parties will hold sway on the local authority for the coming five years. Up for discussion ahead of this week’s AGM, where the holders of many key positions will be decided, is who will hold the Mayoralty [...]

Tragic Garda laid to rest in Wexford

The Waterford-based Garda who tragically died while diving over the weekend was laid to rest on Tuesday in his native Wexford. The remains of Garda Dave Hearne were removed tomorrow from his John’s Hill home to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Duncannon for his Requiem Mass.Tributes were paid to the off-duty Garda [...]

Waterford says ‘No’ to directly elected mayor by only 1.6 per cent

Counting at the WIT Arena over the weekend. 			| Photo: Noel Browne
Eoghan Dalton Reports The plebiscite for a directly elected mayor went down to the wire in Waterford, eventually being rejected by the narrowest of margins. The ‘no’ side had 50.8 per cent of the vote and the ‘yes’ side 49.2 per cent. It failed by just 719 votes. Turnout stood at 52 per cent. The total valid [...]

Shanahan tops poll as Greens spring surprise

New Councillor Matt Shanahan, pictured with his wife Elaine and children, Emma, Robyn and Tom. 		| Photo: Noel Browne
EVENTS in City East provided some of the main talking points from Waterford’s local election results. Tallies from early Saturday morning indicated that Cllr Matt Shanahan (Ind) would top the poll.The prominent campaigner for 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was co-opted onto Waterford City & County Council in January in place of [...]

FG & FF on level footing

Poll topping Matt Shanahan.
BOTH Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael emerged with seven seats each following last Friday’s Waterford City & County Council election.Elsewhere, there were significant gains for Labour while Sinn Féin just about managed to hold its own. Health issues boosted the votes of some of Waterford’s local election candidates but ongoing controversies surrounding University Hospital [...]


Length of manslaughter sentence stuns family of Kilmacow musician At Waterford’s Circuit Criminal Court on Friday last, Judge Eugene O’Kelly handed down a five-year prison sentence to Craig McGrath (26) of Rathfadden Park for the manslaughter of Kilmacow musician Damien O’Brien (28). The sentence was greeted with audible shock by members of Mr O’Brien’s [...]

Locals march again for cardiac care equality

The latest 24/7 cardiac care march pictured leaving The Glen on Saturday last.
“We were delighted with the turnout today,” said Health Equality For The South East (HEFSE) PRO and City East Local Election candidate Matt Shanahan as the crowds filed away from the Mall on Saturday last. “It keeps sending the message out to the powers that be about the need for 24/7 cardiac care at UHW, [...]

“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified housing as being one of [...]