Archive for the ‘Secondary Stories’ Category

Debating The Eighth

The debate drew a sizeable audience, both in person and online. PHOTO: George Goulding
Passions run high during well-attended WIT debate “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn, and with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by it laws to defend and vindicate that right.” WIT’s main lecture hall on [...]

Spraoi’s wait for potential funding boost

Spraoi Artistic Director Mike Leahy. This year’s festival takes place in Waterford on August 4th, 5th, and 6th. PHOTO: Noel Browne
SPRAOI will have to wait a little longer until it finds out if extra funding has been granted by Waterford City & County Council in recognition of their 25th anniversary. This year’s festival takes place throughout the streets of Waterford on August 4th, 5th, and 6th. At the February plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, [...]

Waterford man honoured for charitable work

Chris Humphries, chairman West London University on left and Pro Chancellor Laurence Geller on right with Patrick Kennedy in centre .
Patrick Kennedy, Waterford and London, was honoured with an MBA degree for charitable work over many years. The event took place on Friday 18th of November 2016 at the University of West London, in Ealing, London. Patrick is a former President of the Ealing Chamber of Commerce and ran a gallery there [...]

Christmas spirit should not just be for Christmas

We are just coming to that time of year where everyone is gearing up for Christmas. The buzz is quite low right now but in the coming weeks it will raise until it reaches fever pitch. This won’t be helped by our latest American import, the so called ‘Black Friday’ sales. In America, they spend [...]

Drug addict (29) used apartment as a “store”

A Waterford drug addict offset his debt to a drug dealer by renting a city centre apartment for use as a ‘’store” from which to distribute cannabis with a street value of €132,000, the Circuit Criminal Court heard in Waterford last week. The drug dealer made a serious threat to harm the 29-year-old [...]

Halligan attends Space meeting in Switzerland

Minister of State John Halligan.
Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan travelled to Switzerland last week to attend a European Space Agency Council meeting held in Lucerne. The meeting which is held just once every three years, gives Ireland the opportunity to have an input into setting the agency’s strategies and policies. During these ESA Members meetings the direction [...]

Vicious attack at Business Park recalled in court

A Waterford taxi driver suffered €90,000 in lost earnings after he was viciously attacked and assaulted by three brothers, who are members of the Travelling Community in Waterford, the Circuit Criminal Court was told. Taxi driver Peter Griffin was forced to sell part of his taxi business because his sight was damaged and he was nervous [...]

UHW is being left behind again, claims Cullinane

Sinn Féin Deputy David Cullinane
Sinn Féin Deputy David Cullinane has slammed the latest figures on capacity problems at University Hospital Waterford, adding that action needs to be undertaken by the Minister as a matter of urgency. “According to figures from my colleague, Louise O’Reilly which she recently obtained from the HSE, the full capacity protocol was initiated at University Hospital [...]

Jailed teen led Gardaí “on a merry dance”

A teenager received four separate prison sentences totalling 32 months, to run concurrently, following three different diesel pump thefts from garage forecourts in Carrick-on-Suir, as well for driving without insurance. Appearing before the District Court, Jake Breen (19) received three nine-month sentences for not paying for fuel drawn from pumps at the Apple Green and [...]


WIT President, Professor Willie Donnelly 	| Photo: Patrick Browne
WIT President underlines need for fresh investment Eight years of underfunding at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has been described as ‘an attack on the region’ by WIT President Willie Donnelly. Speaking exclusively to The Munster Express, Professor Donnelly said the depletion of cash reserves at the Institute over the past decade was primarily due to [...]