Local News

The scene on the Piltown/Fiddown Bypass following a fatal road traffic accident last August.

News Focus: Safety on the Piltown/Fiddown Bypass

A hair raising morning in the “Valley of Death” TD and Councillor believe roundabouts can curb speed on Piltown N24 Bypass On a misty Tuesday, December 20th, The Munster Express spent 45 minutes at the Tower Road junction in Piltown in the company of Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan and his party colleague, [...]

Halligan threatens to resign should FG call for Ross’s head

Justine Dwyer Minister of State John Halligan has threatened to resign from Government if Fine Gael pressurises his fellow Independent Alliance member Shane Ross to step down from his Ministerial brief. In an Irish Times interview on Thursday last, Minister Halligan claimed that Fine Gael had been wrongly and unfairly critical of the Minister for [...]

Knockeen's Henry De Bromhead had the first winner in Tramore on New Year's Day with 'A Dream Still Alive'.

New Year’s Race success in Tramore

A fine New Year’s Day saw a great turnout for the annual race meeting in Tramore, with numbers close to the average for the August Festival meeting and improving on the 2015 figures. Last year’s New Year’s day meeting, of course, was postponed due to the stormy weather and subsequent waterlogged track. The good attendance was a [...]

City house prices up 14.6% in a year

Year on year house prices in Waterford rose by 14.6% to €148,298 according to the latest Daft.ie House Price Report, but remain well below the national average price of €220,500. The final quarter price rise in 2016 compared with the 19% increased recorded a year ago. The aforementioned average house in Waterford is now 42% [...]

Man seriously injured in house fire

A MAN in his seventies was seriously injured in a house fire in Waterford City in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The fire broke out at a house in St Herblain Park at approximately 4am. The man was brought to University Hospital Waterford (UHW) where he was treated for smoke inhalation and was described [...]

Personality Portraits

The Rose Blooms In Mooncoin

Sonya Dunphy knows all about turning a negative into a positive. The Mooncoin woman who broke her neck in an accident a couple of years ago and was forced to give up work has just opened her own florist in the village and business is ‘blooming’! Married mother of two, worked for many years in local [...]