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Countdown to Run and Walk for Life

Gabrielle Cummins and Karen O’Connor.
With less than four weeks to go the Solas Cancer Support Centre has taken delivery of the official event T Shirts as preparations build up for the Run and Walk for Life on Sunday 13th October. Karen O’Connor General Manager with Event Partner Datapac was pleased to officially launch this year’s T Shirt and [...]

Special opening and blessing at historic city church

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan blessed the laneway.
The laneway to the oldest Catholic Church in Waterford, and possibly Ireland, has been officially opened and blessed.The gates to St Patrick’s Church, located off George’s Street in the heart of Waterford City, were officially re-opened last Friday morning, September 13th and the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan was present to bless the [...]

Suir Valley add-on a ‘waste’ of time

The Waterford Greenway runs parallel to the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Eoghan Dalton Reports A study on extending the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway into the city would be a “waste” of Council staff’s time, according to the chief executive of Waterford City and County Council. The operators have been calling for funding so that the heritage rail line, which travels from Kilmeaden along the banks of the [...]

Dual carriageway is Carroll’s Cross ‘ultimate solution’

Carroll’s Cross junction on the N25.
strong> • ‘Huge disquiet’ remains in local area • Council agrees to carry out evaluation Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority intends on pursuing a major upgrade of Carroll’s Cross on the N25 as the long-term solution to the notorious accident blackspot. It would potentially see the road transformed into a dual carriageway as a way of resolving safety issues. [...]

Community garden boarded up

The site pictured in its heyday.
A community garden in Waterford City has been boarded up, bringing an ambitious dream to a sad end. A large metal wall has been erected around the New Street Gardens site and will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Concerns had been expressed over the transformation of a what was described by a local Councillor [...]

Man dies at Mahon Falls

The man died after falling from a height at the Mahon Falls. Photo: SEMRA.
A man in his forties died after a fall in the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford at the weekend. The walker from County Tipperary fell approximately 10 meters near the top of the Mahon Falls on Sunday afternoon. A relative who was with him provided CPR while the emergency services were en route to the scene. At 1.30pm, [...]

GAA club cautioned after racist abuse

Eoghan Dalton Reports Portlaw / Ballyduff GAA has been formally cautioned after allegations that one of its supporters racially abused an underage hurler during a match. An investigation into the incident, which is alleged to have occurred at a County Bord na nÓg U15 match between De La Salle and Portlaw / Ballyduff last month, said [...]

‘Fully committed’

• Company behind North Quays issues assurance • But planning yet to be submitted to local authority Eoghan Dalton Reports The company behind the redevelopment of the North Quays has rowed back on comments made by its director, in which he said it would withdraw from the development if Government funding is not delivered. It comes as concern mounts [...]

So long to the Longboat?

The Viking Longboat at its new, but temporary, residence: Mount Congreve
Eoghan Dalton Reports The removal of the Viking Longboat from the city centre has led to a flurry of complaints. The historic replica was removed from its home outside Reginald’s Tower to Mount Congreve gardens for last weekend’s Maritime Festival.However the concern was heightened when it became apparent that the longboat would also receive maintenance work while [...]

Record numbers waiting on hospital beds at UHW

A record number of patients were awaiting beds at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in August. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have been recording the numbers of patients waiting on hospital beds for over 10 years and say that the numbers recorded nationally last month were the highest ever for August. UHW was the fifth highest [...]