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‘We are the forgotten city and county’

HE Ridgard family have criticised An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris for their failure to provide Waterford and the South-East with 24/7 cardiac cover. “I voted for Fine Gael in the last election but I won’t be voting for them again,” said David Ridgard. “We are the forgotten city and county. In the Cabinet [...]

The Apple Market is Re-born!

ity & County Mayor Pat Nugent officially opened the new-look Apple Market on Friday last following a multi-million euro investment that has seen the historic trading area transformed to a contemporary urban quarter. A €1.2m steel and glass canopy now covers the one-time market and opens the area which has a high concentration of bars, restaurants [...]

Ferrybank solicitor plays part in massive legal settlement

errybank-born lawyer Rory Walsh from Ferrybank has played a major role in a massive legal case in Australia which has led to a settlement of 70 million Australian dollars (€50m approx) for a large group of refugees detained in Manus Island. Rory was group leader on the case for the Melbourne-based law firm Slater Gordon in [...]

Unite describes Airport lay-offs as “unacceptable”.

Trade union Unite has described a statement by Waterford Airport to the effect that it is placing four of its staff on temporary lay-off as “unacceptable” and warned that Unite members will refuse to work additional hours to replace those laid off. In addition, the union rejects the proposal that a manager be rostered to perform [...]

The houses just behind the North Quays are not subject to the Council’s CPO.

COUNCIL officials are prepared to “tweak” the controversial new Traffic Management Plan in Waterford City if the need arises. The new plan, which came into effect on Monday July 17th, has caused “uproar” according to Cllr Joe Kelly (Ind). At the July Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council held on Monday of last week, [...]

Contrasting views on Waterford Walls

S reported in last week’s edition, a number of business operators have expressed concerns in relation to the Waterford Walls street art festival and are seeking more communication, engagement and consultation from the organisers. Waterford Walls 2017, which runs from August 17th to 20th, was launched recently by RTÉ’s Dermot Bannon. The festival was founded two years [...]

TRAMORE PROM FEST 2017

Prom Fest once again proved a great success for Tramore last weekend with warm sunny weather on the key day of Sunday. It was fine most days and the opening was again held on the prom as it marks the anniversary of the four air rescue men that died 18 years ago in the tragic helicopter [...]

Portlaw woman’s appeal for heirloom

A PORTLAW resident has issued a heartfelt appeal for the return of a sentimental family heirloom which was stolen in a burglary a year ago this week. Mary Larkin’s house on Queen Street, Portlaw was burgled last summer – with a spate of burglaries occurring in the village around the same time. A shocked Mary returned to [...]

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 & [...]