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Cardiac March This Saturday

LOCALS are being urged to take to the streets this Saturday to demand greater cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). A protest against the ongoing lack of 24/7 cardiac care will start from The Glen, Waterford at 2pm and travel down Bridge Street, onto The Quay and finish at John Roberts Square. Cardiac Campaign groups [...]

Book of Evidence set to be served on Bill Kenneally

Former sports coach Bill Kenneally.						| Still: RTE
Bill Kenneally (68) was brought before Waterford District Court on Tuesday last where he was charged with 171 counts of sexual assault against three boys during the 1980s. A book of evidence is expected to be served on the former sports coach, formerly of Summerville Avenue in Waterford city, by the end of this month. Kenneally, [...]

REACHING OUT TO DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS

Oasis House’s pilot scheme to take service on the road The limited supports available to victims of domestic abuse in County Waterford, in addition to the volume of calls being received by the Oasis House Women’s Refuge, has led to the creation of a new Domestic Abuse Outreach Service. The pilot programme, managed [...]

North Quay Ultimatum

Council CEO hopeful of further funding Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) won’t be pursuing further works on the North Quays redevelopment if the required funding does not arrive from central Government. Council chief Michael Walsh told members at last Thursday’s plenary sitting that the local authority has “no intention of taking more [...]

Community campaigner enters local election race

A PROMINENT Mid County Waterford community activist is set to run as an Independent candidate in the upcoming local elections.Ann Troy from Ballyogarty, Kilmacthomas was to the fore during the high profile 2017 campaign to halt plans to construct giant wind turbines in the areas of Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen. She says she will be a [...]

Damien Tiernan signs off from RTE

Early days: Damien Tiernan reporting from Bilberry for RTE.
Dermot Keyes (DK): Your departure from RTE is big news, given that it’s a job you’ve had for over 20 years. I can’t imagine it’s a decision which you arrived at lightly? Damien Tiernan (DT): “No. It’s something I’d been thinking about for a few years but certainly in the last six months it’s been [...]

Second Cath Lab is in HSE’s Capital Plan

Minister of State John Halligan has re-iterated that the monies approved for the construction of a second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) feature in the Health Service Executive’s new Capital Plan. “As per the joint statement issued by Waterford Oireachtas members in November, capital funding of €4.75 million has been approved by the HSE [...]

COUNCIL SEAT TO BE FILLED

Councillor Claire Cullen-Delsol
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford’s Sinn Féin Councillors have announced they are supporting a prominent abortion rights campaigner for the vacant seat on the local authority. Claire Cullen-Delsol announced her intention to stand for the casual vacancy last month, which arose after the resignation of Mary Roche (Ind). However, Ms Roche has put forward cardiac campaigner Matt [...]

A FAITHFUL SERVANT

Former Mayor of Waterford Jack Walsh, who died on Sunday following a short illness.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
Former Mayor Jack Walsh dies following short illness WARM tributes have been paid to former Mayor of Waterford Jack Walsh who died on Sunday following a very short illness.Mr Walsh, who resided at Grange Heights, served as a Labour City Councillor for 10 years from 2004 to 2014, holding the office of Mayor of [...]

Big Deise Sleep Out raises over €20,000

The Big Deise Sleep Out, in aid of Focus Ireland, which was held at the Edmund Rice Centre on Friday, November 30th, has raised over €20,000 thus far, much to the delight of Cathryn O’Leary, the charity’s Regional Fundraiser.”I think everyone who slept out on the night will all agree that it was quite an [...]