Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Proactive Piltown

Gerri Hickey presenting Minister Michael Ring with a hamper of locally produced products during his visit to Piltown. Photo: Joe Cashin
The enterprising village of Piltown is basking in the glow of successful community projects PICTURESQUE Piltown is certainly punching above its weight in terms of community spirit, pride of place and entrepreneurial activities. Although the village was bypassed in 2002 with the opening of the upgraded N24, Piltown has managed to retain a vibrant atmosphere combined [...]

Airport finally gets Government support for runway

There must be an election looming as it looks like Waterford Airport has finally got the go ahead for key funding to develop the longer runway. This will enable medium sized jets to use it and this weakness has been a restriction for many years at Waterford Airport.Rival airports in Kerry, Knock and Donegal [...]

Grace sails on to Europe

Anxious moments for Grace O’Sullivan and her campaign manager, Jacqui Corcoran, during the long count in Cork.
Congratulations to Senator Grace O’Sullivan on taking the fourth seat in the Euro South Constituency. The first Waterford-based MEP, everybody in the city and county, regardless of political persuasion, is pleased for her. Congratulations also to her hard working team and especially to her Waterford-based campaign manager, Jacqui Corcoran, with whom she started out on [...]

A warm welcome at the Déise Dementia Café

Group pictured enjoying tea and coffee at the Déise Dementia Café at St John’s College, The Folly.
The Déise Dementia Café is staged at The Hub Café at St John’s College, The Folly on the first Friday of every month.A CAFÉ with a difference is proving to be a very welcome and beneficial addition to Waterford. The Déise Dementia Café is a warm and inviting place to sit, chat, relax and enjoy [...]

New Mayor and MEP

Michael Walsh, CEO, Waterford City & County Council congratulating Cllr.John Pratt as he takes his seat as the new Mayor of Waterford City & County Council. Photo: Noel Browne.
Congratulations to the new Mayor of Waterford County and City, John Pratt and our new Green MEP from Waterford Grace O Sullivan.Grace was set for a seat early in the week and secured the 4th Ireland south seat handsomely by several thousand votes.The situation in Waterford Council was much tighter however, with Labour’s John Pratt [...]

Life changing MS diagnosis hasn’t stopped Waterford woman

Karen Doyle
When Passage East woman, Karen Doyle, started to experience tingly down the left side of her face and ear, she explained it away as being part of working in a call centre and having to use a headset during the course of her work. Around the same time the avid walker started to notice [...]

A spooky coincidence reveals the poignant past

The famous Mick Delahunty playing in The Collins Hall, Clonmel in 1983.   | Photo: Courtesy of the Donal Wylde Archive
Recently, I was speaking to an old friend who told me a story about his late father who was a musician and the leader of an old style, sit-down orchestra that was very popular in the 1950s and early 1960s.While my friend’s father was still relatively a young man he took ill and died on [...]


The full recount of the Ireland South European Election count, due to begin today (Tuesday) is set to cost at least €1 million and take at least 28 working days to complete. The Green Party’s Grace O’Sullivan and Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada are fighting to stay in the race with the initial recheck reducing [...]

Another Eurovision disappointment

Sadly, once again Ireland has flopped at Eurovision and we ended up with the lowest number of votes of any country in the two semi-finals. In fairness to Sarah McTernan, she performed well and wasn’t fazed by the big occasion but the song was weak and she couldn’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s [...]

Community collaboration for Tidy Towns bid

Members of the newly formed Waterford City Tidy Towns Committee pictured before visiting city centre businesses with their Tidy Towns business charter. L-R: Nuala Browne, George Kehoe, Nora Widger, Michael Garland and Angela Jackman.
A newly created Waterford City Tidy Towns Committee is working towards achieving ambitious goals and aims to encourage community collaboration (header across top of right page) MANY hands make light work is an adage which is being put into practice by a newly formed Waterford City Tidy Towns committee.Areas across County Waterford have enjoyed an illustrious [...]