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Greenway bike firms may have to ‘lock up and walk away’

Donal Jacob from Waterford Greenway Bike Hire at Carriganore says he will close the business if insurance is not secured by next April
Eoghan Dalton Reports A bike hire business on the Waterford Greenway is weeks away from closing its doors after discovering that it can no longer get insurance cover for customers renting its bicycles. Donal Jacob has been told that the UK company which has been covering his business is now pulling out of the Irish market. He [...]

Cahill steps into Déise Hotseat

Liam Cahill who was last week appointed the new Waterford Senior Hurling Manager
Weeks of speculation came to an end in Dungarvan on Monday evening last when it was confirmed that Liam Cahill will take charge of the Waterford senior hurling team for 2020. He has been given a two-year term by County Board chiefs with the option of a third year. Cahill takes over from Páraic Fanning [...]

WLR announced as ‘Local Station of The Year’ at 2019 IMRO Radio Awards

WLR staff celebrate the IMRO win - Aoibhin Fallon, Paul Colgan, Lena Murphy, Jennifer Long, Des Whelan, Michael Byrne, Mary O’Neill, Liz Reddy, Damien Tiernan and Neil Gough
Champagne corks were popping in Kilkenny on Friday night last when WLR was announced as IMRO ‘Local Radio Station of the Year’ 2019. WLR Managing Director Des Whelan said this was an award for everyone involved in the radio station. “I am delighted that WLR FM was chosen as number one out of all the local stations [...]

St Declan’s Community College Kilmacthomas

Header: An Rinn stroll to quarter-finals

Frank Galvin in action for Portlaw
County Senior Football Championship An Rinn 2-11 Portlaw 0-6 An Rinn became the fifth team to reach the quarter final stages of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Saturday afternoon last where they proved too strong for Portlaw at Fraher Field. The win for the Gaeltacht Club side means that the four sides which contested the semi-finals [...]

Tramore scores well nationally on household income

Tramore Beach
recent CSO report showed how Tramore town is doing well nationally in terms of income, and leads the south-east. The Waterford seaside town stands at 19 in Ireland for income for towns larger than 10,000 population, excluding main cities, such as Waterford. It also comes up as number one in south east Ireland narrowly [...]

Heroin overdose at a “once idyllic park”

Drug paraphernalia is scattered among litter in New Street Gardens
ONCERNS have been expressed over the transformation of a “once idyllic family friendly park” into an area “littered with drug paraphernalia”. Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) has highlighted a worrying incident at New Street Gardens where he says a young life was almost “snuffed out” due to another heroin overdose. Cllr Mulligan, who says the incident took place [...]

New mortuary to open in two years

Eoghan Dalton —————- The new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford will more than double the current building’s permanent storage capacity and include viewing rooms for relatives of the deceased. €5.67m in funding for a new building at the hospital, which provides mortuary and post-mortem services for the South East, was confirmed to have received approval this week [...]

Dave Hearne’s heroic legacy

Garda David John Anthony Hearne (April 8th, 1972 to May 25th, 2019).
The Duncannon air was thick with grief on Tuesday last. The sadness and shock at the death of Garda Dave Hearne was worn across every one of the many hundreds of faces who came to support his devastated family and to honour his life and service. Another gut-wrenching reminder of life’s fragility, underlining how even [...]

Vicky: the spark who lit the fire

Vicky: the spark  who lit the fire
Darren Holden took to the stage at Mooncoin’s Coláiste Cois Siúire on Wednesday last, perched himself behind a keyboard and did what he’s done so brilliantly throughout his adult life: he entertained an audience. The audience in question was his alma mater’s latest compliment on a night when he was one of two special guests [...]