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State sought dangerous driving charge for teen Edward O’Shea, of Magnh, Fenor, is to appear in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court on February 26th to learn his sentencing date, having been found guilty of careless driving causing death in the case of Katie Murphy (16) from Ballinamona. The 19-year-old had been at the [...]



Eoghan Dalton Reports A tree felling drive in the city centre has been met with disappointment by some locals. 13 trees outside the Tower Hotel on The Mall and another nine trees on Water Street are some of those that have been cut down in the past month. Others have been cut down on Broad Street and [...]


Giant solar farm on Copper Coast tagged ‘an insult to the community’

CONCERN is mounting over plans to construct a 500 acre solar farm in Mid County Waterford. The controversial proposal is centered on the area of Rathnaskillogue near Stradbally and Bonmahon on the Copper Coast – an area which recently fought plans to erect giant wind turbines. Highfield Solar Ltd. is to stage a public information meeting on [...]


‘Borderline recession’ in the city says Mulligan

Eoghan Dalton Reports A report examining city centre trading has made for sobering viewing, according to one Fianna Fáil Councillor. The health check, produced by the local authority’s economic team for the Waterford City Centre Management group, covers the period July to December 2018 and contains a number of key indicators of city centre viability such as [...]


Admission types at Oasis House close to parity

Calls to 24-hour helpline increase The number of homeless-related admissions to Oasis House in 2017 came close to reaching parity with the numbers accessing the service due to domestic abuse. According to the Oasis Housing CLG Report for 2017, 40 women entered the Morrisson’s Road-based service due to homelessness, compared to 46 domestic abuse admissions. [...]

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 & [...]