Archive for the ‘Letters to the Editor’ Category

Time for major political action on cardiac care

Dear Editor It seems the delivery of a second Cath Lab and 24/7 Cardiac Care at University Hospital Waterford is further away than ever. Despite repeated promises from the Government and Fianna Fáil on this vital issue for Waterford and the South East it looks like we are once again going to be ignored. Why is it that [...]

We should not be held to ransom for €60 million

We have to ask are the people of Waterford being held to ransom for €60 million? While any investment in Waterford is welcome, it cannot come with conditions attached for Waterford. Developers have committed to developing the North Quays at a cost of €200 to €300 million on the condition that the State spends €60m [...]

Good Friday and the alcohol sale ban

Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan.
Dear Editor In recent days it has been claimed that the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday is “archaic” and “discriminatory” and causes a loss of income to the pub trade especially during this year when the 2016 celebrations will be particularly intense around Easter. In reply to this we should ask [...]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Minister Donohoe Each year my wife, Linda, and I visit County Waterford from May through June. Relatives and friends often join us at our lovely cottage in Dunmore East or visit when we’re not there. This year we had three sets of guests from July through September experiencing the attributes of this well-known and unique [...]

We need more rural mental health services

Dear Editor, Thursday last, September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day and one key message been popularised is “It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely okay to ask for help” With those words ringing in my ears, I am pleading with our current Government to give help to our community based mental health services. This area [...]

Tramore has moved on!

Dear Sir, In last week’s edition, on your front page, you quoted that “Tramore has moved on”. Indeed it has but under the leadership of Mary Daniels, Chair of the local Chamber and her very enthusiastic group. They have “moved on Tramore” to an excellent place and have created a wonderful atmosphere and attitude in [...]

Sportif Cycle raised much needed funds for IWA

On Sunday, 21st August last in a blaze of late Summer sunshine and on a perfect day, Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Waterford held a very successful Sportif Cycle around Dungarvan.

Birds and wildlife habitats

I notice a Government website lauds the signing into law by Minister Jimmy Deenihan of an EU Directive that aims to protect certain birds and wildlife habitats.

Cash For Gold’s worrying offshoot

With the ease that someone can sell unwanted gold to the various Cash for Gold shops I’m wondering if this has led to an increase in break-ins to houses around the city and county.

Help available to those contemplating suicide

Suicide statistics are back in the news. It’s a subject that is never far from our minds.