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Going Green for Grace

Waterford’s Green Girl secures EU seat WATERFORD has seen the election of its first MEP following Grace O’Sullivan’s success in Ireland South. It was a long hard road and marathon count that went on for over a week which finally saw the Green Party candidate take a seat.Grace managed to overtake the 2,000 vote lead [...]

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Labour take Mayoralty as part of ‘Progressive Alliance’

Eoghan Dalton Reports It was a “new chapter” for Waterford politics at City Hall on Friday last – but also an ill-tempered one. The long tradition of pacts featuring either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, or sometimes both, was broken last Friday when a so-called progressive alliance featuring Sinn Féin, Labour, Greens and Independents took control [...]

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Bathing prohibited at popular local beaches

THREE Waterford beaches were hit with temporary ‘Do Not Swim’ notices last week. Waterford City & County Council implemented the notices on Thursday last for Kilmurrin Cove on the Copper Coast, Counsellors Strand in Dunmore East and Ardmore in West Waterford. The water quality was deemed to have deteriorated due to high bacterial counts detected following heavy [...]

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‘Closure’ for family of missing Mary Ryan

Eoghan Dalton Reports The daughter of a city woman who had been missing since last year thanked the public for their help throughout recent months, following the discovery of a body in Carlow. Mary Ryan, 54, was last seen at Clonard Park on 15th December and appeals have been issued by her family and Gardaí several times [...]

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Life changing MS diagnosis hasn’t stopped Waterford woman

When Passage East woman, Karen Doyle, started to experience tingly down the left side of her face and ear, she explained it away as being part of working in a call centre and having to use a headset during the course of her work. Around the same time the avid walker started to notice [...]

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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 & [...]