Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Littering Ongoing at No-man’s Land

Paddy Houlihan alongside sacks which were dumped in the area last week.
ILLEGAL dumping and widespread littering remain a problem in an area of Waterford City which has been designated as ‘No Man’s Land’. The ongoing issues on a piece of land in Kilbarry are proving a huge source of frustration for locals Earlier this year, The Munster Express highlighted how Paddy Houlihan, who lives in Ballybeg Square, [...]

“Time for Honour on Cardiac Care”

John, George and Alice Cullen pictured at last Saturday's protest. 	| Photos: Mick Wall
Over 2,000 people protest for delivery of 24/7 service Eoghan Dalton Reports Over 2,000 people turned out in support of 24/7 cardiac care facilities for the South East on Saturday last, with campaigners coming together from disparate groups to march from the Williamstown Centre to UHW. Speaking to the crowd assembled at t he close of the ‘Have [...]

Casia Flowers Tramore Open for Business!

Michelle Heffernan Reports “I’ve always loved flowers” says Martina O’ Brien, owner and manager of Casia Flowers, now open on Main Street Tramore. “I always said if I won the lotto, I’d open a flower shop! I didn’t win the lotto but here I am anyway!” Martina was working for the previous nine years as training [...]

Mid-county should have “greater political representation”-Cllr

Concerned: Councillor Joe Conway.
Eoghan Dalton Reports It has been suggested that electoral areas should be rearranged to increase political representation for people in mid-county Waterford. Of Waterford’s three electoral districts, Comeragh has the least with six Councillors while Waterford Metropolitan has 18 and Dungarvan-Lismore has eight. Michael J O’Ryan (FF) told last month’s sitting of Comeragh District Council that more [...]

Tramore town plan sparks great interest

An image of the newly envisaged Tramore town centre.
THE new Tramore traffic plan for Main Street and adjacent areas has triggered a wave of interest from business owners and the general public. Waterford City & County Council were out in the area last Wednesday presenting the drawings and the ambition for the growing resort town. Tramore now has a population of 10,000 and needs a [...]

Sports Clubs targeted for copper during raids

A lock on a gate at the front of the dressing rooms at The Paddock in Portlaw was cut.
Gardaí issue warning following spate of similar incidents LOCAL sports clubs have been advised to closely monitor their facilities following a spate of similar break-ins and thefts. Extensive damage was caused during a New Year’s break-in at a local soccer club which has been described as “an attack on the community”. A break-in at Portlaw United FC [...]

2017 in Review

Walks and cycles along the Waterford Greenway had kicked off in earnest by March: Photo by Noel Browne
Some of the photos from our 2017:Year in Review Supplement in this week’s Munster Express Senior hurling mangers Brian Cody and Derek McGrath lent their support to the “hand on heart” campaign for 24/7 cardiac care For more photos from “2017:A Year in Review” see this week’s print edition of the Munster Express

Festive Photos

The Casey family and friends.
A collection of festive photos from “Christmas Hat & Jumper Day” ArdScoil na Mara, Tramore, The “Christmas Day Swim at Tramore” and the “Michael Power Memorial Christmas Day Swim” For all photos from these events see this week’s edition of the Munster Express

Tramore’s Brian Walsh wins big at Milan Film Festival

From left: Declan Reynolds, writer and actor Brian Walsh and director Jack Conroy on the set of 'The Gaelic Curse'.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Tramore-born writer and actor Brian Walsh has made international headlines again when a film he scripted scooped two awards at the Milan International Filmmakers Festival which ran from November 25th to December 2nd. Brian’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘The Gaelic Curse’ was awarded Best Comedy as well as Best Supporting Actor at the Red [...]

Councillors call for action against storm “daredevils”

The Guillamene at Tramore pictured during Storm Ophelia. 		| Photo: Noel Browne
WATERFORD Councillors have unanimously supported a motion calling on the Government to make it an offence for people to enter seas or rivers during a Status Red weather warning. The motion also seeks to make it an offence for people to enter seas or rivers when such areas have been closed by either a local Council [...]