Local News


Quays to Prosperity

WATERFORD’S North Quays regeneration project looks set to be a “priority for investment” when the Government unveils its National Development Plan this week. Details of the eagerly anticipated plan which will see an investment of €115 billion in the country’s infrastructure over the next 10 years will be announced on Friday after a special Cabinet meeting [...]


“Time for Honour on Cardiac Care”

Over 2,000 people protest for delivery of 24/7 service Eoghan Dalton Reports Over 2,000 people turned out in support of 24/7 cardiac care facilities for the South East on Saturday last, with campaigners coming together from disparate groups to march from the Williamstown Centre to UHW. Speaking to the crowd assembled at t he close of the ‘Have [...]


Man Charged After John Street Assault

On Friday last, Gardaí from Waterford travelled to Wicklow Town to arrest two men suspected of being involved in the Section 3 Assault which occurred at John’s Lane in the city on Monday week last, February 5th. At 11.30am approximately, two males were arrested for assault and taken to Waterford Garda Station where they were detained [...]


Councillors Call for AG to Publish Legal Advice on Kenneally Commission

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Councillors have called on the Attorney General (AG) to publish the legal advice provided to the former Justice Minister on the Commission of Inquiry into the Bill Kenneally case. The emergency motion, brought to the chamber by Cllrs Declan Clune (SF) and Mary Roche (Ind), was passed unanimously. Speaking in the chamber, Cllr Roche [...]


Littering Ongoing at No-man’s Land

ILLEGAL dumping and widespread littering remain a problem in an area of Waterford City which has been designated as ‘No Man’s Land’. The ongoing issues on a piece of land in Kilbarry are proving a huge source of frustration for locals Earlier this year, The Munster Express highlighted how Paddy Houlihan, who lives in Ballybeg Square, [...]


Ketamine Courier jailed for 5 years

Aoife Nic Ardghail Reports A Waterford courier who was caught transporting €119,000 of ketamine through Dublin Airport to offset a drug debt has been jailed for four years. The court heard that father-of-two Conor Freeman (33) had amassed a €5,750 cocaine debt from when he and his partner had lived in the UK. Paul Comiskey O’Keeffe BL, defending, [...]


Operation Storm Yields 31 Arrests

A Garda operation codenamed ‘Storm’ led to a total of 31 arrests in the Waterford Division on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. According to a Garda spokesperson: “This operation constituted a high visibility targeted tactical deployment of resources in the Waterford District designed to prevent crime, disrupt criminal activity, arrest criminals wanted for crime, warrants [...]


Waterford Dyslexia Group hosts successful meeting

A LOCAL dyslexia campaigner hopes that specific workshops for children with dyslexia can now be staged in Waterford. Around 80-100 people attended a meeting organised by the Waterford Dyslexia Group at the Edmund Rice Centre on January 10th. The meeting heard from guest speakers Tanya Brady and Donald Ewing from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Mari Carmen [...]

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 & [...]