Local News


Virus rains on our parade

Eoghan Dalton reports Waterford city’s St Patrick’s Day Parade has fallen victim to the coronavirus. It was cancelled following a risk assessment by Waterford City and County Council, which noted the volume of visitors expected for the festivities. All other St Patrick’s Day Parades have been cancelled following a decision by the Government, including celebrations in [...]


WCFE Principal responds to student criticisms

Eoghan Dalton Reports The principal of Waterford College of Further Education has responded to recent criticisms of the school. In a statement, Noreen Reilly appealed to students who left their classrooms in protest against WCFE management last month. The 400-strong walkout on Thursday, 27th February arose from what students claimed was a lack of communication between [...]


Tramore may lose Supt in Garda shake-up

Eoghan Dalton Reports There are concerns that Tramore will be left without a Superintendent as part of reforms to An Garda Síochána. It’s part of the amalgamation of the existing Waterford Division with Carlow/Kilkenny.The changes will see the number of Superintendents in the new Division cut from six to four. The outgoing system involves three Superintendents [...]


International Women’s Day Festival

Waterford Women’s Centre, celebrating 25 years, since 1995, working with women and children in Waterford, presents the annual International Women’s Day Festival 2020. Tomorrow (Wednesday) a Civic Trust Blue Plaque will be unveiled to the Daly Family at 11am in Arundel Lane where Mai, Debbie and their mother, Margaret Daly provided what was commonly known as [...]


Grace O ‘Sullivan Column

I couldn’t get away with writing a column this week without at least mentioning the election!Hard to get away with it in a week where I’ve been hearing non-stop questions out there about government formation or otherwise: who should? Will they? How? Will ye? Should ye? The list could keep us going for the day. [...]

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, [...]