Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Call for Greenway Link to Portlaw Re-iterated

A LOCAL Councillor has reiterated his call for the Waterford Greenway to be extended to Portlaw. Cllr Declan Clune (SF) says extending the Greenway to the Tannery Town is “crucial” for economic development. In July of this year, the Government announced a €53m fund to develop and enhance Greenways in Ireland. The plan focuses on [...]

Kilmac Fire Service Unable to Respond to Main Street Accident

Kilmacthomas Fire Station was unable to respond to a road traffic outside Bank of Ireland on the village’s Main Street – located just metres away from the Fire Station.
DUE to ongoing staffing issues, a County Waterford fire service was unable to respond to a road traffic accident which occurred just metres away from the local fire station. On Saturday night September 8th a serious road traffic incident took place outside Bank of Ireland on the Main Street in Kilmacthomas. As Kilmacthomas Fire Station was [...]

Tramore Landmark to Receive Makeover

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has announced it is to address the dereliction problems at the Old Railway Station in Tramore. Work is to start in the coming weeks, with an initial €100,000 being budgeted to fund the contract.The news has been warmly welcomed by Cllr Joe Conway (Ind), who said: “This [...]

New Ross Bypass Ahead of Schedule

The New Ross Bypass is one of the South East's largest ever infrastructural projects.  									| Photo: Joe Cashin
Work on the €230 million N25 New Ross Bypass is ahead of schedule, with the new road and bridge due to be fully open by June of next year. At last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting, Kilkenny County Council Director of Services Sean McKeown dispelled local concerns about progress levels on the project, which had been [...]

Ferrybank’s Park Will Be “Amazing”

Sean McKeown, Kilkenny County Council's Director of Planning, Economic and Environmental Services.
Construction works at 2.5-acre site now considered imminent Construction work at the long-awaited public park at Ferrybank is set to be announced by Kilkenny County Council in October, local Councillors were informed on Wednesday last. Speaking at the September meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Economic and Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown told Councillors he [...]

Plea for Greater Garda Presence in Dunmore East

Pictured at City Hall for the launch of the Waterford Public Participation Network Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan (2018-2023) were City & County Mayor Declan Doocey, Senator Grace O'Sullivan, Garda Sergeant Finbar O'Sullivan, Supt Michael Lacey (Dungarvan), Josephine Feehily (Chairperson, Policing Authority), Supt Chris Delaney and Garda Sgt Gavin Hegarty. 									| Photo: John Power
Eoghan Dalton Reports A direct appeal was made to Waterford’s senior ranked Gardaí at a public meeting last week in City Hall. Cllr Jim Griffin (SF) asked if a guarantee could be given that there will be a large presence of Gardaí in Dunmore East over the coming months. He was one of several residents of [...]

24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters headline this year's Festival.
After 23 years of banjo pickin’, mandolin’ pluckin’, step dancin’, fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, 2018 promises an even more jam packed, foot tappin’, barnstormin’ weekend for the 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival.Still proving as alluring as ever for top music acts, some of the industry’s [...]

Tramore Hotel is Reduced to Ashes

The building is now unsafe, according to Gardaí. 		| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Gardaí are putting significant resources to identify arsonists believed to have a started a fire on the site of the vacant Tramore Hotel on Strand Street. The fire started after 5.30pm on Saturday last but it is believed that a few youths had been in the area between 4 and 5 pm. House to house enquiries are [...]

Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Cllr Eamon Aylward (Chair of Kilkenny County Council) chaired last Thursday night’s meeting and is pictured with Fianna Fáil Deputies John McGuinness and Bobby Aylward.
Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

Launch of “The Enterprising Community” in Dunhill

A section of the large crowd in attendance at the event.
A SPECIAL celebratory event to mark the 25tfh anniversary of the foundation of DFBA (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand and Annestown) Community Enterprises Ltd., and to celebrate the launch of ‘The Enterprising Community’ by Dr Senan Cooke, took place in at the Dunhill Ecopark on Monday July 16th. The book has been inspired by 25 years of community [...]