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Raising the Barr!

Thomas Barr arrived back in Dublin to a hero’s welcome on Monday afternoon following his bronze medal winning run in last Thursday’s European Championship 400 metres Hurdles Final in Berlin. The 26-year-old, who ran the second fastest time of his career to take his first senior international Championship medal, was greeted at Dublin Airport by [...]

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Strain on Fire Service Showing

A CONTINUED strain is being placed on the fire service in County Waterford according to local firefighters. The Munster Express understands that bed and breakfast accommodation was provided in Kilmacthomas for a fireman from Portlaw at the weekend so that numbers at the Kilmac station could reach the required criteria. This member then joined a fire [...]

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Council’s Housing Targets Described as “Scandalously Low”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has been accused of setting itself “scandalously low” targets for dealing with the housing crisis by a local TD. In a report to be published by David Cullinane (SF) next month, he outlines how the housing plan for Waterford is failing to keep up with the pace of new [...]

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“Commission Terms of Reference Revealed”

The Terms of Reference regarding the Commission of Investigation which is to respond to complaints or allegations made against convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally, have been seen by The Munster Express. Under these terms, 12 separate issues are to be examined by the Commission, and this newspaper felt it appropriate to fully publish them. [...]

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Tramore Hotel is Reduced to Ashes

Gardaí are putting significant resources to identify arsonists believed to have a started a fire on the site of the vacant Tramore Hotel on Strand Street. The fire started after 5.30pm on Saturday last but it is believed that a few youths had been in the area between 4 and 5 pm. House to house enquiries are [...]

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 & [...]