Local News


Concern expressed over cardiac services review

Brendan Keane reports A REVIEW of National Cardiac Services is to be undertaken by the Government and while it’s been welcomed by local politicians, concerns are being expressed that the terms of reference are not comprehensive enough. Sinn Fein TD, David Cullinane, who made a formal submission to Health Minister, Simon Harris following the review announcement, said [...]


Halligan Under Fire

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD’S Minister of State John Halligan endured another week under the national spotlight following controversial comments he made to a job applicant. Minister Halligan has said he “regrets” asking a female official if she was married during a job interview. The woman was last week awarded €7,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), which found [...]


Council amends its Winterval traffic plan

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD City & County Council has agreed to change a controversial traffic management plan for Winterval. Proposals to close the Applemarket/John Street area to traffic from this Thursday, November 16th to Wednesday, January 3rd from 11am daily until 7am the following morning to accommodate Winterval had generated huge concerns and resulted in an emergency [...]


Waterford and Rosslare ports can “counterbalance” Dublin

Dermot Keyes Reports Management at the Port of Waterford and Rosslare Europort believe both ports can become ‘valuable counterpoints’ to reduce congestion in the Dublin area while also supporting a ‘robust and pragmatic’ response to Brexit. The ports have made a joint submission to the South East Chambers of Commerce’s final submission to the National Planning [...]

2017 Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner

Council CEO declares “Let’s work together”

Working together and building a brighter future for Waterford and the South East was the key message delivered at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner in the Tower Hotel on Friday night last. The annual black tie event played host to over 250 business people from across the city and county. Keynote speaker, City & County Council Chief [...]


World Travel Fair focus on Waterford

Brendan Keane Reports WATERFORD’S tourism attractions were highlighted last week at the world’s largest travel fair which was held in London. Representatives of Dooley’s Hotel and the Granville Hotel were among a Tourism Ireland delegation representing 70 Irish tourism businesses at the World Travel Market (WTM) event. The three-day fair saw the Irish delegates participating in a large [...]


Kilmeaden Speed Limit Set for Review

A CONTROVERSIAL new speed limit in Kilmeaden is to be reviewed following what’s been described as an “outcry”. During a discussion on the Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2017 at October’s Plenary Meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr John O’Leary (FF) said a reduction in speed limits in many areas had been welcomed by the [...]


Locals query why met masts are still standing near Kilmac

ONCERNED locals have queried why two wind/met masts are remaining in place near Kilmacthomas despite a decision to scrap a controversial wind farm proposal. In August, BSB Community Energy Ltd. announced that it would not proceed with its “current proposal” to erect giant wind turbines in the area of Bonmahon, Ballylaneen and Stradbally. However, Waterford City & [...]

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 & [...]