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Suir Valley add-on a ‘waste’ of time

Eoghan Dalton Reports A study on extending the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway into the city would be a “waste” of Council staff’s time, according to the chief executive of Waterford City and County Council. The operators have been calling for funding so that the heritage rail line, which travels from Kilmeaden along the banks of the [...]

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Dual carriageway is Carroll’s Cross ‘ultimate solution’

strong> • ‘Huge disquiet’ remains in local area • Council agrees to carry out evaluation Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority intends on pursuing a major upgrade of Carroll’s Cross on the N25 as the long-term solution to the notorious accident blackspot. It would potentially see the road transformed into a dual carriageway as a way of resolving safety issues. [...]

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Special opening and blessing at historic city church

The laneway to the oldest Catholic Church in Waterford, and possibly Ireland, has been officially opened and blessed.The gates to St Patrick’s Church, located off George’s Street in the heart of Waterford City, were officially re-opened last Friday morning, September 13th and the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan was present to bless the [...]

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Countdown to Run and Walk for Life

With less than four weeks to go the Solas Cancer Support Centre has taken delivery of the official event T Shirts as preparations build up for the Run and Walk for Life on Sunday 13th October. Karen O’Connor General Manager with Event Partner Datapac was pleased to officially launch this year’s T Shirt and [...]

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Access to Natural World needs to be in balance with Habitat Conservation

Senator & MEP Grace O’ Sullivan I don’t need to convince people in this neck of the woods, of the beauty of the Comeragh Mountains. Even if you have never ventured up close to this magnificent resource on our doorstep, you’ll have seen the range in all its glory as one of the highlight views of [...]

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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, [...]