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Locals march again for cardiac care equality

The latest 24/7 cardiac care march pictured leaving The Glen on Saturday last.
“We were delighted with the turnout today,” said Health Equality For The South East (HEFSE) PRO and City East Local Election candidate Matt Shanahan as the crowds filed away from the Mall on Saturday last. “It keeps sending the message out to the powers that be about the need for 24/7 cardiac care at UHW, [...]

“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified housing as being one of [...]

“Vile” election leaflet slammed

Local election candidate Una Dunphy has welcomed the solidarity she has received from fellow candidates including the Green Party’s Marc Ó Cathasaigh and Independent Cllr Joe Kelly
Eoghan Dalton Reports The circulation of an “eerie” anonymous leaflet about a candidate in Friday’s Local Election has been criticised by a cross-party group of politicians. A two-sided leaflet was mocked up to resemble an election leaflet from Una Dunphy and contained information regarding her “private employment details, Council billing information and internal union details”. Ms Dunphy [...]


UHW has proposed to reduce its operating theatre service for four weeks this summer
Eoghan Dalton Reports Longer waiting times for elective procedures are feared after University Hospital Waterford (UHW) proposed to reduce its operating theatre service for four weeks this summer as a cost-saving measure. The fewer planned procedures will coincide with annual leave of staff and will mean agency staff won’t be sought in place of the regular [...]

Arrest made after motorised ‘contraption’ stopped by Gardaí

The ‘contraption’, with petrol engine attached, operated by a cyclist in Waterford city. The owner was described by Gardaí as traveling at a high speed and was arrested on suspicious of dangerous driving and drink driving.
Eoghan Dalton Reports In a sight more likely to be seen on the pages of Waterford Whispers News, Gardaí came upon a cyclist who had attached a petrol engine to their bike last week. The unlikely motorist was discovered in the city environs and is alleged to have been traveling at a high speed with no lighting or [...]

UHW Manager wasn’t told about Mortuary upon assuming new post

Eoghan Dalton Reports The General Manager of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was not made aware of serious claims concerning its mortuary upon taking up the role, despite her predecessor receiving graphic information about the effect the facilities were having on bodies stored in the mortuary. The current General Manager of UHW, Grace Rothwell, entered the post [...]


A man died following a workplace incident at Belview Port after he was trapped under the contents of an unloading truck. Gardaí were called to the incident at 4.30pm on Friday last and the man was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at the scene. He has been named as Ciarán Redmond Cave, from Mulrankin in County [...]

FG & FF Cllrs ‘buckle’ on Harris motion

Minister for Health Simon Harris.
Councillors call on HealthMinister to consider position LOCAL Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Councillors have been accused of buckling under local election pressure by supporting a motion calling on Health Minister Simon Harris to “consider his position”. The motion, proposed by Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne at the May plenary meeting of Waterford City & County [...]

Soccer club ‘sickened’ by weekend vandalism

Some of the fencing which was stored on waste ground for later collection.
MEMBERS of a local soccer club have been left “sickened to the core” by vandalism at their grounds. Fencing was dismantled last Friday night at the St Joseph’s AFC grounds at the Williamstown Sports Complex. The club had erected the fencing around their pitch along with benches for both teams to sit on during games.Along [...]

Gardaí criticised for chasing traces of cannabis

Eoghan Dalton reports A Tramore candidate for the Local Elections has defended a social media post made over the weekend, in which she criticised Gardaí for targeting people who potentially have trace amounts of cannabis on their person. Una Dunphy (PBP) made the post in the early hours of Sunday morning after attending a Garda [...]