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Comeragh: Between the mountains and the sea

UCH of the discussion related to last year’s amalgamation of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council centred on the city and the perceived ‘downgrading’ of its status. While this is still open to debate, it’s worth considering the impact which the amalgamation has had on the county. Prior to the controversial amalgamation, there was much speculation [...]

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Anger at go-ahead for third wind turbine in Portlaw

ESIDENTS in the Portlaw area have vowed to fight ‘tooth and nail’ to prevent the erection of a third wind turbine in their area. Planning permission was granted last week by Waterford City & County Council for the erection of a wind turbine at Beallough by Tornado Electrical Ltd. with rotor diameter not exceeding 54m and [...]


Deasy reaches agreement with Enterprise Ireland on Dunmore

ollowing discussions with Waterford TD John Deasy, Enterprise Ireland has agreed to collaborate with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to determine what benefit the agency can bring to the State’s fishing ports, including Dunmore East. “Enterprise Ireland is the agency responsible for marketing our export food sector,” said Deputy Deasy. “I felt they [...]


St Paul’s Community College do their ‘Brick by Brick’ bit

ransition Year student’s from St Paul’s Community College got together earlier this year and came up with the idea of raising money for the Brick By Brick Fundraising effort in Ballybeg. They organised a sponsored cycle on May 7th last in John Roberts Square and the total miles covered would have brought them the equivalent of [...]

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Brazil elected Cathaoirleach of Comeragh District

INE Gael Councillor Liam Brazil has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Comeragh District of Waterford City & County Council. Speaking at the Comeragh District Council AGM held in Ballymacarbry Community Centre last Tuesday June 30th, Cllr Brazil outlined his plans to promote the tourism potential of the entire Comeragh area. He was proposed by party colleague Cllr [...]

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Quinlan elected Mayor of Metropolitan District

EWLY elected Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District Cllr Eamon Quinlan has said he will oppose any attempt to undermine the role. Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF), who represents the Tramore-Waterford City West area, was elected Mayor at the Metropolitan District Council’s AGM at City Hall last Tuesday June 30th . He was proposed and seconded by party [...]


My chat with Enda

Tramore-based lone mother who has campaigned against the recent cut to the One Parent Family Payment (OPFP) ‘bit the bullet’ on Thursday last and called Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vent her disappointment over a decision she labelled ‘regressive and damaging’. Andrea Galgey, the Waterford representative of the National One Parent Family Network, spoke to Mr [...]