Archive for the ‘Tales of the Tellurians’ Category

Fianna Fáil Proposes Aid to Combat “Fake News”

There has been general a positive response to the new Fianna Fáil proposals on newspapers and the media in general. The plan was recently announced by the party’s front bench Communications spokesperson, Timmy Dooley. It is, he says, a new policy designed to sustain high quality journalism in Irish public life. Mr Dooley said the decline in [...]

City/Tramore Ghost Finally Laid to Rest

This is an archive photograph of a Waterford street singer (and street walker) who was known as Happy Henrietta. Some people think that she was the infamous Waterford and Tramore ghost now finally at rest.
Remember the prostitute’s ghost who was reportedly encountered by different taxi drivers on the Quay in Waterford on two separate occasions? Then, according to reports, she took herself off to Tramore on her holidays?Well, it would appear that she returned to Tramore over the August Bank Holiday Weekend where she took up residence on the [...]

Concern Over Weakening of Warm Gulf Stream

A recent joint paper from scientists at NUI Galway and the US University of Maine has, surprisingly, not received front-page headlines in this country. Basically, the experts are saying that the flow of the Gulf Stream is now at its weakest in at least 1,600 years. If the trend continues, Ireland and Britain could experience a [...]

New Barrow Bridge To Be Named Soon

Works are ongoing at the Glenmore Roundabout, as the Ballyverneen Road Overbridge continues. | Photos:
As work continues on the magnificent new bridge across the River Barrow from the Pink Rock near Glenmore to Stokestown on the Wexford side of the river, a total of 209 submissions have been received regarding the name of the bridge that will enable traffic to bypass New Ross, currently a bottleneck at peak times. There [...]

Aloha to Much Loved Ned Tobin

The Late Ned Tobin
One of Waterford’s much loved characters died last week casting a shadow of sadness over the city, especially for those who played in bands and groups down the years. Ned Tobin of Ballybeg and formerly of Ferrybank died on Sunday, July 15th following an illness bravely borne. He is survived by his brothers Tom and Joe [...]

Fifty Years Since John Lennon Bought an Irish Island

Most of the time I take little heed of the passing years but once in a while something stares you in the face that makes you realise you are not walking up the hill any more! Believe it or not, it was 50 years ago this summer that John Lennon made us all sit up when [...]

The Wisdom of Brian Kerr

Brian Kerr’s performance at the World Cup on RTE has the nation talking. I have always had a lot of time for Brian and believe he got a raw deal from the FAI who succumbed to media pressure and removed him as manager of the senior national side without giving him a proper chance to [...]

The Silent Epidemic of Loneliness

A recent Taskforce report on ‘Loneliness’ urges the Government to fund a public awareness campaign to tackle this nationwide problem. Chairperson of the Loneliness Taskforce, Senator Keith Swanick, who is also a rural GP, says that loneliness is the most ‘unrecognised health crisis’ of this generation’. Author and broadcaster, Father Brian D’Arcy, believes people are lonelier than [...]

What’s Going on at Galway Airport?

While the future of Waterford Regional Airport is still in the balance, a very interesting little story has emerged about Galway Airport which is owned by the City and County Council and currently being used by the local flying club.According to very well placed sources, one of the two biggest aircraft manufacturers in the world, [...]

Munster’s First Flying Doctors

A helicopter air ambulance similar to the one that will be flying out of Cork Airport from August.
Our battle for permanent 24/7 cardiac cover at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is well documented and we can only hope and continue to fight for equality with other regions. Because of their remoteness, our Munster neighbours in rural Cork and Kerry have also been at a disadvantage in instances when time is vital in getting patients [...]