Local News

Budget Stand Off

Eoghan Dalton Reports • Council CEO demands rates increase • Politicians’ expenses could be in firing line There’s no end in sight to the standoff between Waterford businesses and Council boss Michael Walsh.The chief executive set out his stall last Friday evening, claiming the business community must be “reasonable” and accept a rates increase of five per cent. “I believe [...]

TV Honan Retires from Garter Lane Board.

Reception honours Spraoi Director TV Honan

At a recent reception to honour Mr. TV Honan (Director Spraoi), some old faces gathered to wish him well after his resignation from a phenomenal 25 years service on the Board of Garter Lane Arts Centre. TV was instrumental in many of the changes and progressions in the Arts Centres life, including the entire refurbishment of [...]


Taskforce to tackle unemployment

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford needs to get unemployment back on the agenda, a meeting has heard. Cllr John Hearne (SF) pointed to Census figures which showed that out of the 53 highest blackspots in Ireland, nine are located in Waterford. Included in the figures are Ballybeg North (31 per cent), Larchville (37.6 per cent), Morrison’s Road (32.6 [...]


Waterford man details his transgender journey on Beat 102 103

A Waterford man has bravely opened up about his transition from female to male on a documentary on Beat 102 103. “Born this Way” was produced and presented by award-winning documentary maker, Shonagh Lyons. Cody Sweeney, who is transgender, spoke about how it felt to be living in the wrong body, and how the [...]


Cardiac care issue reaches Dáil gates once again

Supporters of HEFSE (Health Equality For the South East) travelled to Dublin Thursday 28th November to officially hand over to Taoiseach Varadkar’s office more than 5,000 signed declarations taken up in previous months’ Hand On Heart activity. These declarations were signed at various on-street events and festivals as part of a campaign calling on the [...]

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, [...]