Local News


Airport Reboot Must Fly

Management among some of Waterford’s most prominent employers believe the runway extension and commercial re-opening of Waterford Airport is of equal if not greater consequence than the North Quays/Michael Street project. Speaking to The Munster Express, Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Gerald Hurley said the primacy of the Airport had been impressed upon him during discussions [...]

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City Can Be Region’s “Beacon on the Hill”

Eoghan Dalton Reports While it was often heated, there were early signs of cooperation between Kilkenny and Waterford at last Thursday’s meeting with Minister of State John Paul Phelan. The joint structure being put in place to take on local authority functions for the northside of the city means politicians from either side of the boundary [...]


M&S Cast Eye Towards Waterford

RETAIL giant Marks & Spencer is seeking a location in Waterford.In a Sunday Independent interview, Ken Scully, country director of the group’s Irish operations, confirmed that M&S has expansion plans for new stores in Ireland despite the challenges of the Irish market. In May, it emerged that M&S is set to close 100 stores in [...]


New Project Aims to Bridge City’s Mental Health Gap

Eoghan Dalton Reports After a summer that saw children’s mental health services in the region fall into further disarray, a collective of educators and artists have come together to form a group hoping to bridge the gap. Laochas – The Warrior Soul Project is aiming to teach children and young people about mental health and illness through [...]


Kenneally Commission Begins its Work

Retired Circuit Court Judge, Mr Justice Barry Hickson, has announced the formal commencement of the work of the Commission of Investigation (Response to complaints or allegations of child sexual abuse made against Bill Kenneally and related matters). The Commission began its work yesterday (Monday, November 5th). Said Justice Hickson: “The formal commencement of this Commission of [...]

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 & [...]