Local News

Butler: I’ve been victimised over Kenneally

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford TD Mary Butler has claimed that she has been “victimised” following the fallout from the General Election campaign.The Fianna Fáil Deputy said that there has been an attempt to link her with convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally for “political” reasons. It comes on the back of heavy criticism of Deputy Butler after she [...]


49 homes approved for Ballygunner

Eoghan Dalton Reports 49 social houses have been approved for Ballygunner.Councillors in Waterford City voted to approve the construction of homes at the monthly Metropolitan meeting held last week. The 49 units comprise of six one bed apartments, six three-bed duplex units, four three-bed 2 storey houses, 28 2 bed 2 storey houses and five two-bed single [...]


Waterford healthcare highlighted during first meeting of 33rd Dáil

Waterford healthcare issues were highlighted by local TDs during the first sitting of the 33rd Dáil last week.Four party leaders failed to win enough support to be elected Taoiseach on Thursday last, with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald winning the most votes. The Dáil has adjourned until Thursday 5 March and the talks seeking to [...]


Young Traveller women praised after community leader qualifications

Eoghan Dalton Reports Many Travellers’ experience in the education system is negative, according to the National Traveller Women’s Forum.Eight Traveller women from Waterford recently completed certificates in Community Development and Leadership, which was coordinated by the Waterford Traveller Community Development Project. One of the graduates, Margaret Connors, told the Munster Express that she and the other women [...]


Grace O ‘Sullivan Column

I couldn’t get away with writing a column this week without at least mentioning the election!Hard to get away with it in a week where I’ve been hearing non-stop questions out there about government formation or otherwise: who should? Will they? How? Will ye? Should ye? The list could keep us going for the day. [...]

Personality Portraits

Death of Taoiseach’s grandmother Monica Howell

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in County Waterford last week to attend the funeral of his Grandmother, Mrs. Monica Howell (nee Whelan) , who died at Cork University Hospital on Monday 24th June. Her maiden name was Whelan and she lived in Ballincoush House, near Dungarvan. The Taoiseach was in attendance at St. Mary’s Parish church, [...]