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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 [...]

Behold, The City Dragon Slayer!

Moe Dunford, the Waterford born actor in 'Vikings', pictured taking a selfie with some Waterford Vikings!
WATERFORD’S record breaking Viking sword, the ‘Dragon Slayer’, has been officially unveiled at its new home in the heart of the Viking Triangle. The 23 metre long creation was unveiled on Friday December 22nd by Mayor of Waterford City & County Cllr Pat Nugent (FG) who was joined by Waterford Minister John Halligan, the Norwegian Ambassador [...]

Public realm upgrade for Tramore

TRAMORE can look forward to public realm upgrades in the New Year with Waterford City & County Council having published a notice regarding long sought after upgrades for the town. These upgrades include new hard surfacing, stone paving, upgraded lighting, new street furniture and landscaping and relate to streets including Main Street, the Square, Broad Street, [...]

Let it Snow Let it Snow

James and Sophie Wall from Carn Glas, Gracedieu.
Waterford Residents Enjoying the Snowfall on Sunday December 10th

Apartment Plan for former Stella Maris School in Tramore

Concerned: Cllr Lola O'Sullivan.
Tramore residents are concerned about a recent planning application for 30 apartments at the former Stella Maris School on the town’s Pond Road. The planning application is dated November 17th and according to the document running on local street signage as well as in newspaper advertising, a five-week period for public submissions as of the aforementioned [...]

New Ross Greenway can be “regional hub”

The development of the New Ross to Waterford Greenway would restore a historic link between town and city
Brendan Keane reports THE PROPOSED Greenway route between Waterford and New Ross will form a major regional hub in terms of the overall greenway tourism infrastructure in the south east, according to a senior figure involved with the project. Director of Services with Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said the new greenway, which will follow the path [...]

A home from home

Ann Scanlon (Volunteer) and Mary Hurley
Kieran Foley Reports THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is amongst the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders. On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry VIII that the house be owned by the charity, governed by a Board of Trustees and their successors. In 2017, [...]

She who must not be named-Observations on Menopause

ROOTED An Occasional Column by Grace O’ Sullivan I was standing before an academic panel in WIT, preparing for the last practice run at the presentation of my final dissertation on food applications using seaweed. I had been studying and working for many years in preparation for this. I am committed to lifelong learning, but this one [...]

Mindfulness in Waterford

If you haven’t had your head under a pillow for the digital age you’ve probably heard the word “mindfulness” crop up repeatedly. Studies have linked it to improving depression, anxiety, insomnia, focus, strategy and more recently binge drinking. The US military is even running mindfulness classes. So what, in plain English is mindfulness? And what’s in [...]

Aldi refused planning for Tramore store

ALDI has been refused planning permission for a new store in Tramore. The supermarket giant had lodged a planning application seeking permission to build a 1,729 square metre, single storey shop, in the Strand Road area. The application also included for 112 car parking spaces and lighting, as well as the construction of a single storey [...]