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“We Must Keep Speaking Out”

Liz Murphy pictured at the march in support of 24/7 cardiac cover at UHW held in Waterford last January.
Campaigner and cardiac patient will maintain the fight for UHW A LOCAL health campaigner has reiterated her call for 24/7 cardiac cover for Waterford and the South-East following her personal ordeal at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). After arriving at UHW with chest pains, Liz Murphy (whose story was originally detailed in The Munster Express last week), endured [...]

Plaza’s Fall From Grace

Out of favour? The William Vincent Wallace (formerly Millennium) Plaza.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
WATERFORD’S William Vincent Wallace Plaza is no longer in demand as a venue for hosting events, according to Waterford City & County Council. Councillors have been told that the popularity of other city centre locations means the Plaza is no longer sought after by performing groups. Speaking at the December Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & [...]

Wyse “embarrassed” following Council spat

Critical: Fianna Fáil Councillor Adam Wyse. 				| Photo: Noel Browne
WATERFORD’S youngest Councillor has said he was “embarrassed” to be a member of Waterford City & County Council following a recent incident which occurred in front of Comhairle na nÓg members. Cllr Adam Wyse (FF), who is a steering committee member of Waterford Comhairle, criticised the antics which played out in front of two Comhairle members [...]

Butler Ready for General Election

Ready: Sitting Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler.
Current Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford Mary Butler says she will be contesting the next general election whenever it occurs. “I personally have been making provisional plans, have contacted my canvassers, have discussed the situation with supporters over the weekend and if an election is called before Christmas I will be ready for it,” she said. “I [...]

“Youths Out of Control”

Youths assembled at John Roberts Square, whom are proving a source of concern to passers by, the local business community
John Roberts Square antics are “unwelcome” GANGS of youths are creating an intimidating atmosphere in Waterford City Centre and engaging in anti-social behaviour which is spiralling out of control. Pre-arranged fights, drug taking, alcohol consumption and threatening behaviour are among the activities which some groups of teenagers are engaging in on a regular basis – events which [...]


Mayor Adam Wyse with his mother Michelle, sister Natasha and brothers Jason and Darren.
ATERFORD’S youngest ever Mayor began his tenure last June just two weeks after he had finished his final exams at WIT and barely a month after he had turned the ripe old age of 22. The stylish and affable Fianna Fáil Councillor proved to be a popular ambassador for Waterford during his time as First Citizen [...]

Kilmeaden’s ten years of tractor fun

Young tractor fans were on hand to help with the launch of the 10th Anniversary Kilmeaden Vintage Tractor Club Tractor Run.
ILMEADEN Vintage Tractor Club’s annual Tractor Run celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday July 16th. What started as a one off event has now become a much loved annual fixture and a fundraiser which has, to date, raised more than €40,000. Chairman of Kilmeaden Vintage Tractor Club Pat Fitzgerald explained the origins of this success story which [...]


Waterford’s Metropolitan Mayor Cllr John Hearne. Photo: Mick Wall.
OHN Hearne became the first Sinn Féin Mayor of Waterford in more than 90 years when he assumed the position of Metropolitan Mayor last June. For the popular Sinn Féin Councillor, who was the top vote getter in Waterford in the 2014 local elections, the role became his latest addition to a long list of very [...]

A Leap of Faith

Fr Brian Griffin from Slieverue, who was ordained in 2015, pictured with Bishop Seamus Freeman.
LIEVERUE in South Kilkenny is preparing for a very special occasion this weekend. Rev Liam O’Donovan S.A.C from Nicholastown will be ordained to the priesthood for the Pallottine Fathers at the Church of the Assumption, Slieverue, on Saturday, June 17th at 3.30pm. Although in the Diocese of Ossory, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore Most Rev Alphonsus Cullinan [...]

Battle to save local post offices

Mary Power, postmistress, Kilmacthomas Post Office, speaking at the meeting in the Rainbow Hall. Photo: John Power.
OSTMASTERS and postmistresses from across County Waterford highlighted their concerns for the future of Ireland’s post office network at a specially convened meeting in Kilmacthomas last week. The meeting to address the future of the post office network was hosted by Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler at the Rainbow Hall in Kilmacthomas last Wednesday evening and [...]