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South Kilkenny mourns Eugene (22)

Eoghan Dalton A community in South Kilkenny is grieving the death of a talented young sportsman. Eugene Aylward (22) died after the car he was driving left the road and struck a wall at Knockwilliam outside Ballyhale in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will arrive for Requiem Mass at 11am this morning in St [...]

Minister Halligan visits Grange Cohan

Focus Ireland launch the redevelopment of Grange Cohan, Waterford

Minister of State for Training and Skills, John Halligan TD last week officially launched Focus Ireland’s redevelopment of Grange Cohen estate, Co. Waterford. The redevelopment has involved a complete energy-efficiency retro-fit of the Grange Cohen estate, and was done using the SEAI Community Fund, as well as with support from Bord Gáis Energy, who [...]


Stradbally finally gets gold after Tidy Towns blunder

Stradbally, County Waterford is celebrating attaining a gold medal in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition – a medal which was initially incorrectly awarded to Stradbally, County Laois. The results of the 2019 competition were revealed last week at The Helix in Dublin, with Glaslough in County Monaghan taking the overall top award. Lismore was named as [...]


Tributes paid to Peter Tawse (61) following aircraft crash

Eoghan Dalton A former manager of Waterford Airport who died in Sunday evening’s aircraft accident in County Wexford has been described as a highly accomplished pilot and an “absolute gentleman”. Peter Tawse (61) from New Ross, and his flying partner John Finnan (58), Co Kildare, died when their light aircraft came down near Duncormick 15 minutes [...]

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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, [...]