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“Commission Terms of Reference Revealed”

Convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally. 						| Still: RTE
The Terms of Reference regarding the Commission of Investigation which is to respond to complaints or allegations made against convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally, have been seen by The Munster Express. Under these terms, 12 separate issues are to be examined by the Commission, and this newspaper felt it appropriate to fully publish them. [...]

Council’s Housing Targets Described as “Scandalously Low”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has been accused of setting itself “scandalously low” targets for dealing with the housing crisis by a local TD. In a report to be published by David Cullinane (SF) next month, he outlines how the housing plan for Waterford is failing to keep up with the pace of new [...]

All Together Now Showcases Deise Gem to Gig-Goers

Colin, Claire, Quinn and Izzy Shanahan pictured with Cliona Gahan from Newfoundland who played at the festival.
“Curraghmore is very much a little world on its own, sealed off from outsiders by its woods and hills, and by its ten-mile ring of its own demesne wall.” So read the opening lines of an essay penned by Mark Girouard for the February 14th, 1963 edition of ‘Country Life’. Fifty-five years later, it’s fair to [...]

Spraoi Fills Streets With Glee Again!

Waterford Youth Arts
The Spraoi Festival was suitably superb, as the fine Bank Holiday weather aided and abetted the sterling effort of TV Honan’s team of volunteers, in addition to the outstanding and varied level of skilled street performers. We met TV while watching the dance set by the Traces Dance Ensemble on Gladstone Street, where participants with [...]

Parking Without Planning

Waterford City & County Council's Fergus Galvin.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A car park that was opened in the city centre without planning permission is being operated “with impunity” according to Waterford City & County Council. The Apple Market Car Park, run by Dublin-based I Páirc, was refused by the local authority and an appeal has been lodged to An Bord Pleanála. However, it has been [...]

Ferrybank Housing Reshuffle?

Residents claim they’ve had to make way for refugees RESIDENTS in Ferrybank claim they have been forced to leave their homes in order to provide accommodation for other families. A number of residents in a Ferrybank estate say they were issued with a notice to terminate their lease.They claim their landlord sold their homes to [...]

Sadness Following Death of David Coad

Pictured from left: David Coad (RIP) Gary Coad, Shamie Coad, Conor Coad, Aaron Coad and Daniel Coad. | Photo: Noel Browne
There was widespread sorrow expressed last week following the death of David Coad. Aged 51 years David was a member of the famous Coad family dynasty and his passing at such an early age left the entire community numb. He played football with the St Paul’s club, and also lined out with St Saviour’s and [...]

Garda Inspector Assaulted Outside City Nightclub

A Garda Inspector was assaulted in an incident outside a night club in Waterford, the District Court heard last week. Adrian Burkowski (21) of Priory Lane, New Ross pleaded guilty to assaulting Inspector Larry Sheehan at John Street, Waterford, on November 27th, 2015. The court heard that Inspector Sheehan was on duty and encountered the defendant who [...]

Runway Extension Plan Lodged

The new planning application for Waterford Airport includes a new 205-space car park.
PLANNING permission is being sought for major expansion plans at Waterford Airport.An application for planning permission for the development has been lodged with Waterford City & County Council by Waterford Regional Airport PLC. The development will consist of widening the existing 1,433m long runway from 30m in width to 45m in width and the provision [...]

United in Grief

The crime scene behind a Garda cordon | Photo: Damien Tiernan
Dunmore & fishing community mourns for Jack Power (25) Death had come to the Brownstown area of Dunmore East like ‘a thief in the night’, mourners were told at the Requiem Mass of Jack Power (25), who was fatally stabbed in the early hours of Thursday morning last. During his Homily at a packed Our [...]