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‘Glad it’s over’

Mother welcomes €8.4m for daughter (18) after HSE court settlement Money will go towards therapies for Ciara Eoghan Dalton Reports The mother of a teenager with cerebral palsy has welcomed the end of their battle with the HSE over the circumstances of her birth.Ciara Ormond sued the HSE through her mother, Jean, who alleged that Ciara’s cerebral palsy [...]


Stradbally concrete plant refused planning permission

Planning permission to construct a major concrete manufacturing facility near a picturesque County Waterford village has been refused. Roadstone had applied to Waterford City & County Council to construct the plant within an existing quarry in the townlands of Park and Woodhouse near Stradbally on the R675 Coast Road, more commonly known as the Clonea [...]


Tramore remembers crew of Rescue 111

TRAMORE has marked 20 years since the tragic death of four Air Corps members in a helicopter crash. Dauphin helicopter crew members Capt Dave O’Flaherty (30) from Lucan, Capt Mick Baker (28) from Wexford, Sgt Paddy Mooney (34) from Meath and Cpl Niall Byrne (25) from Dublin died shortly after midnight on July 2nd, 1999, while [...]


Fine Gael bullying investigation underway

Eoghan Dalton Reports An investigation into bullying allegations in Waterford Fine Gael got underway last week. Party Secretary Tom Curran visited Waterford to begin his review into claims that a local election candidate was bullied at a recent party meeting in Dungarvan.A formal bullying complaint was lodged by Fiona Dowd, a Dunmore East-based candidate, who said supporters [...]

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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, [...]