Local News

Council facing ‘financial tsunami’

Waterford Council is facing a “financial tsunami” if its €3.3m shortfall is not recouped, according to a local Councillor. At a Special Meeting held in Dungarvan on Thursday last, CEO Michael Walsh briefed Councillors on the need to fill a €3.3 million euro hole in their annual budget after a revaluation of Irish Water rates.The [...]


More N25 fears after mother and children involved in near miss

Eoghan Dalton Reports People will be killed on the N25 in South Kilkenny if the road isn’t improved according to a local Councillor. Slieverue-based Cllr Ger Frisby (FF) recounted a phone call he received on Halloween night last in which a woman told him of a “near miss” suffered by her and her children while she was [...]

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‘Pale, male and stale’

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s team for the North Quays project risks being pale, male and stale according to the director of the company behind the development.Rob Cass noted that “there’s a lot of men around the table” among the management team and said more diverse and younger viewpoints should be included in the project to [...]


UHW psychiatric nurses say progress is being made – but warn that it’s ‘early days’

Eoghan Dalton Reports Conditions at the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford have improved in recent days following a campaign to highlight heavy overcrowding in the unit, according to the chairwoman of Waterford’s psychiatric nurses union branch. Leish Caulfield told the Munster Express that the unit has not been overcrowded in several days following severe [...]

Cardiac campaigner enters race for Dáil

A local campaigner has declared her intention to contest the next general election as part of the pursuit of 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Bernadette Phillips is being backed and endorsed by the ‘24/7 Cardiac Cover for the South-East’ campaign group, which was established by campaigner Willie Doyle in 2014 and succeeded [...]

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, [...]