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Solas Runners & Walkers Enjoy the October Sun

Happy runners approaching the finish line at the People's Park.
Participants of all ages took part in the 10th Anniversary Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life on Sunday last. After a wintry start to the week the day itself could not have been better with perfect race conditions for the event and a perfect sunny afternoon for families to enjoy the Fun for [...]

New Diocesan Group to Fight “Evil Spirits”

Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan. 			| Photo: Mick
Kieran Foley BISHOP Alphonsus Cullinan is setting up a group to fight evil spirits across the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore. As part of a “delivery ministry”, the fledgling group will travel around the Diocese and will include a priest who is set to undergo specific training in the field. Bishop Cullinan explained that the group [...]

Waterford Owed Almost €1.2m in “Emma” funding

Damage Caused by Storm Callum in the Prom, Tramore
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford is still owed €1.155 million from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government over damage caused by Storm Emma earlier this year. It was revealed at last Thursday’s meeting of the City and County Council in Dungarvan that the money had been refused because it had not been deemed eligible under the [...]

Kenneally Case is Adjourned

The Circuit Court has heard there are ‘quite an amount’ of documents yet to be gathered by lawyers in relation to the case of a 67-year-old former basketball coach accused of sexual and indecent assault, before the trial can proceed.Bill Kenneally, formerly of Summerville Avenue in Waterford city, is charged with 99 counts of sexual [...]

Parent Felt “Targeted”

ETB receive complaint alleging threats and improper conduct Eoghan Dalton Reports The Education and Training Board (ETB) has received a complaint concerning a Waterford school, alleging threats and improper conduct by a senior member of staff towards the parent of a student. The formal complaint centres around a warning that the mother would be reported to [...]

Life Sentence Handed Down for Thomas Street Murder

The late Samantha Walsh. Danny Whelan, of no fixed abode but originally from Thurles, pleaded guilt to Ms Walsh's murder.
A 30-year-old Tipperary man has been jailed for life for murdering a mother-of-four at a Waterford city centre location, having initially met her at an addiction treatment centre. Samantha Walsh had just returned home from an AA meeting and had no alcohol in her system when Danny Whelan beat her to death while he was high [...]

WIT President excited by the “new Waterford”

Prof Donnelly is thinking big for both the city and region
Willie Donnelly rails against negativity as TU process proceeds EXCLUSIVE The President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has warned about the dangers of negative commentary emanating from Waterford city both in relation to the Technological University (TU) application process and the future of the city itself. “Negativity begets negativity,” Professor Willie Donnelly told The Munster [...]

Halligan is “not thinking” about General Election

John Halligan is proud of his local and national political record.
Minister of State John Halligan isn’t pondering his long-term political future, casting doubt on the prospects of his contesting the next General Election. When asked by The Munster Express if he’d given much thought to putting himself before the people again, the Independent Alliance TD replied: “No. Not at all.” He stated: “I’ll be 64 in January. [...]

Coffey Defends Cath Lab Memo

Defending his stance: Senator Paudie Coffey.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Local Senator Paudie Coffey has defended placing his political career front and centre when appealing to his Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Health Simon Harris, to approve of a modular cath lab for University Hospital Waterford (UHW). In an email to the Minister’s office last March, obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) by Ken [...]

North Quay’s “Compelling” Funding Case

A drawing by the North Quay project’s design team of the proposed Marina, which was tweeted last weekend by Fawaz Alhokair’s Strategy Director, Rob Cass. “Happy with progress,” he stated.
Waterford City & County Council will leave ‘no stone unturned’ in pursuit of the €104.5 million it is seeking from Government to assist in the delivering of the Fawaz Alhokair North Quay development. Speaking to The Munster Express in the wake of the Council’s application via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) dated September [...]