Local News

Tributes to crash victim Jack (18) GAA star was set to receive his Leaving Cert results

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Waterford teenager who died following a collision over the weekend was to receive his Leaving Cert results today (Tuesday). Jack McGrath from Abbeyside in Dungarvan was in a single vehicle crash on the N25 outside Midleton, Co Cork on Saturday morning last at 1.20am.He has been described as a bright young man [...]


FG review delayed

Eoghan Dalton Reports The result of an internal review in to bullying allegations in Waterford Fine Gael has been delayed.It is now understood the verdict will not be revealed until next month at the earliest. Party Secretary Tom Curran had visited Waterford in the first week of July to investigate a complaint surrounding a meeting at [...]


Farmers may return to the picket lines Protesters were ‘reluctant’ to drop picket as national talks began

Eoghan Dalton Reports There is a “high” chance farmers will resume their pickets of local beef processing factories – depending on the outcome of national talks. Pickets on local beef processing factories were lifted last Friday night as negotiations between national level stakeholders were announced. They had been maintained on a 24/7 basis for over 10 [...]


Grand Hotel set for court date

Eoghan Dalton Reports The owners of Tramore’s Grand Hotel have a date in court with the local authority. The hotel, which has lain vacant since 2014, has been at the centre of a standoff since the owners had a derelict sites notice served on them by Waterford City and County Council (WCCC). The notice had been served last [...]


St. Declan’s Community College launch 50th anniversary celebrations

St. Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas celebrates its 50th anniversary this September. To mark this momentous occasion, a special day of events is planned for Saturday September 28th. Members of the organising committee joined some former students and staff, as well as some current students and staff, to launch the celebrations on Thursday last July 18th. [...]

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, [...]