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Reinhardt Elected as Metro Mayor

By Justine Dwyer Independent councillor Sean Reinhardt defeated fellow Independent Councillor, Cha O’Neill last Friday to take over to succeed John Hearne as Mayor of Waterford’s Metropolitan District. Cllr Reinhardt was elected after Fine Gael councillors abstained from voting resulting in 11 votes for Cllr Reinhardt and four votes for Cllr. O’Neill. Meanwhile, rumours of Fianna [...]

Campaigners seek full public inquest into death of Thomas Power

The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) is calling for a full public inquest into the death of Thomas Power on June 18th, along with the immediate implementation of 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). At the request of Mr Power’s family, SEPAG also requested that the Mobile Cath Lab be “deployed without any [...]

Honouring the Forgotten Irish in London

he ‘Forgotten Irish’, including many natives of Waterford were remembered at a special event held in London on Monday last. Waterford- born Irish Ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall (soon to depart for his new post in Washington) gave the leading speech, in what was a well attended gathering. Outgoing City & County Mayor Adam Wyse (FF) was [...]

Waterford Community Based Drugs Initiative

he Waterford Community Based Drugs Initiative (WCBDI) is a community based drugs project that provides support for individuals, families and the wider community who are experiencing issues in relation to substance misuse. The Initiative is managed by the Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Services and is located in Lisduggan at the Millennium Community Building [...]

Bonmahon protestors rail against wind power

ROTESTORS gathered in Bonmahon in beautiful sunshine last Sunday in opposition to plans to erect giant wind turbines in the area. Hundreds of concerned locals and supporters gathered in the Copper Coast village to protest against plans by BSB Community Energy to build an 11 turbine wind farm in an area incorporating Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen. BSB, [...]

Contrasting views on Waterford Walls

S reported in last week’s edition, a number of business operators have expressed concerns in relation to the Waterford Walls street art festival and are seeking more communication, engagement and consultation from the organisers. Waterford Walls 2017, which runs from August 17th to 20th, was launched recently by RTÉ’s Dermot Bannon. The festival was founded two years [...]

TRAMORE PROM FEST 2017

Prom Fest once again proved a great success for Tramore last weekend with warm sunny weather on the key day of Sunday. It was fine most days and the opening was again held on the prom as it marks the anniversary of the four air rescue men that died 18 years ago in the tragic helicopter [...]

Portlaw woman’s appeal for heirloom

A PORTLAW resident has issued a heartfelt appeal for the return of a sentimental family heirloom which was stolen in a burglary a year ago this week. Mary Larkin’s house on Queen Street, Portlaw was burgled last summer – with a spate of burglaries occurring in the village around the same time. A shocked Mary returned to [...]

Personality Portraits


Alva Pearson

Lyrath Estate is delighted to announce the return of Alva Pearson as Group Sales & Marketing Director for Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. A Wicklow native, Alva has lived in County Kilkenny now for 13 years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new role. Having previously held the position of Sales & [...]