Local News

Tragic Elisha was “Failed by the System”

Nine months before her body was recovered from the River Suir, it was determined that Carrick-on-Suir teenager Elisha Gault didn’t require additional psychiatric services in the wake of an attempt to end her life. That was the shocking contention shared by her mother Gráinne in a Facebook post over the weekend. Ms Gault said it was [...]


Alleged Abuse Victims Reaching Out to Survivors

A survivor of convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally says he continues to be contacted by many men in Waterford who have not disclosed their own, decades-old abuse stories to family members or the authorities. Colin Power, one of four abuse victims who waived their anonymity in the wake of Kenneally’s conviction in February 2016, says he’s in [...]


Gardaí warn referendum campaigners on conduct

Eoghan Dalton Reports The Chief Superintendent of Waterford Gardaí says campaigners in the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment have “obligations” to conduct themselves fairly between now and polling day next month. Chief Supt Padraig Dunne was referring specifically to posters displayed in recent weeks in Waterford. The Garda boss made his comments during a meeting of Waterford [...]


Stabbing Victim’s Family Awarded €35,000 in Damages

The family of a Waterford grandmother, who was stabbed to death in St Otteran’s Hospital in 2014, was awarded €35,000 damages in a legal action for damages heard at the Circuit Court in Waterford last week. Maria O’Brien (55) died near a residential home in the hospital grounds after she was attacked and stabbed by a [...]


North Quay Decision deferred until July

The CEO of Waterford City & County Council has expressed frustration after An Bord Pleánala deferred a decision on the North Quays redevelopment to July. However Michael Walsh went on to say that the planning board is currently not holding up any part of the project. Decisions are due on both the North Quays Planning Scheme [...]


“Veil of Secrecy” over “VanGate”

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Sinn Féin Councillor says there is a “veil of secrecy” surrounding a fleet of vans purchased by Waterford City and County Council. The local authority replaced its fleet of vans in one go last year with the purchase of over 60 vehicles at a cost of €1.4 million without authorisation from senior management. [...]

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 & [...]