Local News



Death at Grange Cohan reverberates through city Eoghan Dalton and Dermot Keyes Report Eamonn McCarthy, the homeless man who was found dead in the St John’s Park area almost a fortnight ago, has been remembered as a gentleman by those who knew him. The 48-year-old, originally from Larchville and a resident of local homeless services over the [...]


TU Bid is “Teetering”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Crisis talks are being conducted between staff and management at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to prevent the region’s Technological University (TU) bid from going off course. This year has seen relations between both deteriorate, with a number of industrial actions overwhelmingly approved by Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) branch members at WIT. [...]


Roche Warns Pact Against “Games” on 24/7 Nominee

Eoghan Dalton Reports The outgoing Independent Councillor, Mary Roche has fired a farewell warning to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Councillors who might be considering nominating one of their own for her vacant Council seat, ahead of her nominee, cardiac campaigner Matt Shanahan. She has also admitted that she originally approached someone else ahead of Health [...]


Ex-Council Worker’s 10 year sentence for rape of three women

Sonya McLean Reports A former Waterford County Council worker has been sentenced to 10 years for the sexual abuse and rape of two sisters and a third woman over the course of 12 years. Stephanie Hickey (46) along with her sister, Deirdre Fahy (52), waived their right to anonymity at a sentence hearing last July so [...]


Funding Gap Needs Bridging

Mixed views expressed in the wake of URDF announcement Eoghan Dalton Reports The first announcement of Government funding for the redevelopment of the city’s north side, totalling €6 million for construction of the pedestrian bridge linking the North and South Quays, was greeted primarily with concern and confusion yesterday. In its application to the Urban Regeneration [...]

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 & [...]