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Debt’s Silent Legacy

MABS: “Suffering continues for many Waterford families.” With 33,000 households nationwide estimated to have mortgage arrears running to two years or more, a Waterford-based money advice expert believes hundreds of indebted households across the city and county are ’suffering in silence’. Speaking to The Munster Express as Waterford’s Money Advice And Budgeting Service (MABS) [...]

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WTC Memorial Unveiled at City Centre Ceremony

A segment of a steel girder retrieved from the site of New York’s World Trade Centre (WTC) was officially unveiled at a midday ceremony held at the Bishop’s Palace garden on Sunday last. The new September 11th memorial was the brainchild of crystal cutter and master engraver Sean Egan, whose work has seen him establish close [...]

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WIT and ITC Staff Set to Strike

Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) members at Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology have voted in favour of industrial action, citing a ‘lack of engagement’ from management at both ITs regarding the pending application for Technological University (TU) status. In a joint statement released on Monday, both TUI spokespersons said the action had won “overwhelming support” [...]

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John Carey Honoured on the Shore he Loved

John Carey’s memory was poignantly honoured at his Requiem Mass held at Crooke on Tuesday morning last, as his family, both bloodlined and political, in addition to friends, neighbours and Gaels, gathered to honour a public servant who did Passage and Waterford some service. A lingering sense of shock in the Fine Gael Councillor’s passing [...]

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Tramore Landmark to Receive Makeover

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has announced it is to address the dereliction problems at the Old Railway Station in Tramore. Work is to start in the coming weeks, with an initial €100,000 being budgeted to fund the contract.The news has been warmly welcomed by Cllr Joe Conway (Ind), who said: “This [...]

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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 & [...]