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Concerns Persist Over Kilmacthomas Fire Station

Kilmacthomas Fire Station.
CONCERNS persist in relation to staffing issues at Kilmacthomas fire service which have not yet been resolved. There has been ongoing controversy and growing anger in Mid County Waterford over the constraints being placed on the local fire service due to staffing levels. At the October Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, [...]

Facing Down the Dealers

A second public meeting in relation to drug dealing in Carrick-on-Suir will be held on Thursday evening.
Carrick-on-Suir campaigner determined to stay the course An activist will not be swayed by intimidation from alleged drug pushers in Carrick-on-Suir, days before a second public meeting is held to discuss the threat posed by habitual public drug dealing in the town.Speaking to The Munster Express, Eddie Reade said he felt moved to call a [...]

Waterford Owed Almost €1.2m in “Emma” funding

Damage Caused by Storm Callum in the Prom, Tramore
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford is still owed €1.155 million from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government over damage caused by Storm Emma earlier this year. It was revealed at last Thursday’s meeting of the City and County Council in Dungarvan that the money had been refused because it had not been deemed eligible under the [...]

New Ross Piano Festival Preview

Anne-Marie McDermott makes her New Ross Piano Festival this week.
St Mary’s Church in New Ross will be the focus of activity for this weekend’s New Ross Piano Festival with national and international pianists taking to the platform. On Friday evening, the main classical concerts begin. All of the musicians are big names and have played all over the world. Anne-Marie McDermott [...]

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 [...]