Archive for the ‘Secondary Stories’ Category

Minister’s warning to Councils that reject wind farm guidelines

COUNCILS across Ireland have been warned about the consequences of disregarding national guidelines on wind farms. Environment Minister Eoghan Murphy has written to all local Councils telling them that if they disregard national guidelines on wind farms, he will consider using his powers to overrule them. A planning circular letter was distributed to high-ranking officials in Councils [...]

Community rallies following fire at Bonmahon Pub

Hayes's Pub in Bonmahon, which was badly damaged by fire on Thursday last.
COPPER Coast community has rallied round in an extraordinary show of community spirit after a popular pub was badly damaged in a fire last week. A fire broke out in Hayes’s Pub in Bonmahon on Thursday afternoon last, resulting in significant damage to the building which is located near the village’s popular beach. The local community [...]

Seamus Walsh gives Ard Rí a new lease of life

Seamus Walsh and his sister Bernadette Walsh (Sales & Marketing Manager at Waterford Castle) said that the hotel will also be very open to locals when it comes to weddings, nights out and dining. “We hope we’re going to give people the opportunity to re-live past Ard Rí experiences through this redevelopment” said Bernadette. Christmas and New [...]

Ross Abbey in Ferrybank to finally open

Ross Abbey in Ferrybank, which will finally breath commercial air within the next two months.
oss Abbey, the Ferrybank shopping centre complex valued at €20 million upon its completion just over a decade ago, is to finally open its doors within the next six to seven weeks. One of the more sizeable properties acquired at the first Allsop Auction, the centre has been acquired by two Irish-American brothers, with this exclusive [...]

Hopes of ‘Turning the Tide’

Dunmore East Harbour. PHOTO: Joe Cashin
Acknowledging that ‘adventure tourism’ has been developed well in Dunmore East, Dr Byrne feels the success of the Adventure Centre provides local proof, developed over several years, that a worthwhile project can create a buy-in from residents and visitors alike. As for what events or initiatives could be developed to promote and develop tourism, staging further [...]

Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile opens to visitors

Kilkenny's new Medieval Mile Museum, housed at the 13th Century St Mary's Church.
Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum is now open at the former St Mary’s Church (St Mary’s Lane, Kilkenny), which has been converted into a modern museum and will also be a venue for select events and exhibitions. The 13th Century church and graveyard are considered the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland and is now [...]

Traders to take legal action over proposed casual trading byelaws

CONCERNED traders are taking legal action over Waterford City & County Council’s proposed Casual Trading Byelaws which specify where street trading can take place. The traders’ unhappiness over the proposed byelaws which dictate where street trading can take place has resulted in objections being lodged by three traders at Waterford and Dungarvan District Courts. While concerns [...]

New strategy to boost funding for costal projects

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the South East Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) recently announced a local development strategy that will deliver €1.68 million to the region. The South East FLAG is one of seven FLAG groups that are participating in the Fisheries Local Area Group scheme which is co-funded under the European Maritime and Fisheries [...]

Councillors’ concerns over drop in IDA visits

Concerned: Cllr. Mary Roche
URTHER concern has been expressed over the drop in IDA site visits to Waterford by prospective foreign investment companies. At the February plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) highlighted recently released figures which show that the number of IDA site visits reduced from 31 to 17 in 2016. She described this [...]

Deasy was approached by senior Garda about “untrustworthy” McCabe

Deputy John Deasy, pictured during his interview with RTE's Katie Hannon on Tuesday, February 14th. STILL: RTÉ
n January 2014, Waterford TD John Deasy (FG) was approached by a senior Garda who told him that Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe, ‘couldn’t be trusted’. Interviewed by RTE’s Katie Hannon, Deputy Deasy, who, in 2014, was a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), revealed that this meeting took place prior to the appearance of [...]