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“Tangible steps” in saga to deliver second Cath Lab

The delivery of a second Cath Lab at UHW is inching closer, but the prize of 24/7 cardiac care for the South East awaits delivery. According to former UHW Clinical Director Rob Landers, people power is inching the region closer to health equality.
While the appointment of a design team for the construction of the second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) represents a positive step forward, the region-wide demand for delivering 24/7 cardiac care awaits delivery. Speaking on Monday morning’s ‘Deise Today’ on WLR, former UHW Clinical Director Rob Landers said that Health Minister Simon Harris’s weekend [...]

“UNUSUAL TRAFFIC AT THE GRAND”

Eoghan Dalton Reports A ‘hypothetical question’ at a recent Council meeting has led to speculation over the future of Tramore’s vacant Grand Hotel. It comes after Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) confirmed that planning permission is not required for direct provision facilities, which house those in the asylum seeker process. Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) told a [...]

“TIP OF THE HOUSING ICEBERG”

Traffic on the Williamstown Road on Monday morning.
Williamstown proposal is first of many for the area Several subject to approval housing development proposals within proximity of the earmarked Strategic Housing Development on the Williamstown Road underline the inability of the locality’s existing infrastructure to cope with such an expansion, it’s been claimed. In its objection to An Bord Pleanála regarding the [...]

Drink driving remarks were “an insult”

Christina Donnelly, holding a picture of her son Brendan, who was killed in 2009 following a road traffic accident involving a drunk drive| Photo: Noel Browne
Eoghan Dalton Reports A woman whose son died in a crash involving a drunk driver has said she was left “rattled” after she heard Waterford Councillors complain about Gardaí stopping drivers to carry out breathalyser tests. Road safety campaigner Christina Donnelly was responding to comments made at this month’s plenary sitting of Waterford City & County [...]

Plans taking shape for second Cath Lab

Waterford Castle Hotel has lent its support to the 'Have A Heart' campaign by emblazoning the slogan onto the Joe Caslin mural on the Ard Rí Hotel. 	| Photo: Waterford Castle
Controversy mounts among groups as March 9th protest is postponed Eoghan Dalton Reports All the necessary building blocks were being put in place to ensure a sustainable cardiology service for the people of the South East into the future, said Waterford Oireacthas members yesterday (Tuesday). The TDs and Senators had met at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) along with [...]

A ‘FOUL’ FINE FIGURE

Eoghan Dalton Reports Just two fines were issued for dog fouling in Waterford City in 2018. The key reason given by the local authority for the low figure was that owners and their pet need to be ‘caught in the act’ to have a hope of any prosecution taking place. The two fines contrast highly with the [...]

FINANCIAL SERVICES HOVERING

Dermot Keyes & Kieran Walsh Report A major financial services company is expressing strong interest in establishing new commercial roots in Waterford, having met with IDA executives in Dublin earlier this month to discuss the prospect. Unusually, particularly from the IDA’s perspective, Senator Paudie Coffey (FG) was invited to these talks by the potential investor from [...]

A Grieving Father’s Plea

The late Elizabeth 'Lizzie' O'Brien, who was last seen alive in the early hours of February 12th, 2017.
Request for further information into 24-year-old’s final movements The father of a 24-year-old woman whose body was recovered from the River Suir in February 2017 has pleaded with anyone who may have undisclosed information relating to her final known movements to come forward. Speaking to The Munster Express, Michael O’Brien recalled that he was socialising with [...]

CE scheme workers strike for pensions

Community Employment scheme workers pictured protesting on the Cork Road yesterday (Monday).
Eoghan Dalton Reports Dozens of community employment (CE) scheme workers protested yesterday (Monday) in the city. Striking workers called for the implementation of a court recommendation that allows staff access to occupational pensions. Fórsa and Siptu trade unions staged the rally at the INTREO Centre on the Cork Road in the early afternoon. Garrett Wyse, supervisor of the Tramore [...]

ARSON NOT RULED OUT IN CITY FIRE

The scene at Connolly Place on Thursday morning last.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Residents of an estate in the city have described a “scary and eerie” atmosphere in the area, following a fire at a recently vacated house there last week. The semi-detached property in Connolly Place was seen on fire shortly before 8am last Thursday. Residents had their attention drawn to the blaze after they heard [...]