Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

Ecstasy & Agony

Waterford's Tommy Ryan gives Tipperary's Joe O'Dwyer the slip during Sunday's pulsating Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash in Limerick. See inside for report, reaction and analysis.									| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
Controversial goal denies Waterford a massive win Full-time at Waterford’s adopted home ground beneath Gallows Hill. The atmosphere is as hot as the June air and an outbreak of anarchy reigns, admittedly for no more than a few seconds, as match stewards dash to circle referee Alan Kelly akin to angsty US Secret Service [...]

Water Safety in Grim Focus

While the strides made to successfully reduce deaths on Irish roads have been justly lauded and reported upon, the level of fatalities on our waterways, lakes and other water sources remains far too high. And this issue was tragically highlighted on Thursday last following the deaths of Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney at a quarry [...]

“Blackbird” to run at Theatre Royal

Anthony Brophy and Maria Guiver, who will star in 'Blackbird' at the Theatre Royal, which opens from June 28th to 30th. 				| Photo: Colin
Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray’s relationship had a profound and devastating effect on both their lives. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now in a tense confrontation the past returns to torment them as they unravel their deeply conflicted feelings for each other. Revelations and recriminations fly in this lacerating and controversial story [...]

Mixed Messages over Social Housing at Tramore School

Justin Collery of the Tramore Community Association.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A campaigner from the Tramore Community Association says a religious organisation is contradicting itself by declaring to be in favour of a social housing development in the old Stella Maris School building, even though it deemed a similar development in Dublin “totally unacceptable”. An application for planning permission to develop the school building into [...]

DPP file on Baby Death

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in relation to the death of a baby girl in Waterford a month ago. The news, first reported by WLR on Monday afternoon, related to the discovery of the newborn infant outside the HSE’s Community Care Office on the Cork Road. Given the ongoing Garda [...]

Question of Spirit

Minister of State John Halligan
Halligan feels ’singled out’ in Confirmation controversy Minister of State John Halligan has accepted that he didn’t meet the criteria to stand as a Confirmation sponsor for his Godson in Waterford over the weekend. However, the Independent Alliance TD feels he has been ’singled out’ for such treatment by the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus [...]

Waterford Wins Big at the Irish Hotel Awards

Waterford Castle received five awards at the 2018 Irish Hotel Awards held on Tuesday, April 24th, at The Heritage in Killenard. The hotel picked up the following prizes: * 4 Star Hotel of the Year 2018 * Castle Hotel of the Year 2018 * Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2018 * Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018 [...]

“Waterford is a Safe City” says Mulligan

A LOCAL Councillor has said latest Garda figures prove Waterford is a safe city – despite some recent high profile incidents. At the most recent Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Councillors were told that Gardaí have recorded 5,592 incidents since January 1st 2018. An average of six people are arrested a [...]

Back to Back Glory for Ballincourty

Ballinacourty captain Conor McCarthy accepts the trophy from County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan.
County Under-21 ‘A’ Football Final Ballinacourty 3-15 Gaultier 0-11 Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Ballinacourty annexed their 12th U-21 ‘A’ title and a second in succession with a comprehensive 13-point victory over Gaultier on Sunday last in Walsh Park. A free-taking master class from the impressive David Looby who converted 11 from 12 placed balls (the 12th hit the [...]

“You Know What You Did”

Fiona Ferguson Reports A woman who claims she was repeatedly raped as a child by her older brother has told a jury the accused man “knows what he did” and she will leave court with a clear conscience. The 47-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court [...]