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Downward Trend in Crime…

But drugs remain a major problem by Justine Dwyer A steady downward trend in crime has been reported by Gardaí in Waterford, according to Superintendent Chris Delaney when detailing the 2017 Policing Plan to members of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) last week. A huge amount of work, man hours and dedication has gone into cracking down on [...]

Traders to take legal action over proposed casual trading byelaws

CONCERNED traders are taking legal action over Waterford City & County Council’s proposed Casual Trading Byelaws which specify where street trading can take place. The traders’ unhappiness over the proposed byelaws which dictate where street trading can take place has resulted in objections being lodged by three traders at Waterford and Dungarvan District Courts. While concerns [...]

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Ross Abbey in Ferrybank to finally open

oss Abbey, the Ferrybank shopping centre complex valued at €20 million upon its completion just over a decade ago, is to finally open its doors within the next six to seven weeks. One of the more sizeable properties acquired at the first Allsop Auction, the centre has been acquired by two Irish-American brothers, with this exclusive [...]

Gertie gets home and lifts the nation’s heart

BEAUTIFUL black Labrador Gertie is enjoying life back home with the D’Arcy family following the appeal to find her which captured the hearts of the nation. ertie was a beloved walking companion of the late Mairead D’Arcy (30) from Ballyvooney, Stradbally who died in a motorsport accident at The Pike near Dungarvan on St Stephen’s [...]

Mr Mulhall heads to Washington

By Justine Dwyer The rise and rise of Waterford diplomat Dan Mulhall continued this week with the news that he has been appointed Irish ambassador to America taking over from Anne Anderson who is retiring from the post. Originally from Lower Yellow Road, Dan’s success is a result of many years of hard work and dedication to [...]

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The Rose Blooms In Mooncoin

Sonya Dunphy knows all about turning a negative into a positive. The Mooncoin woman who broke her neck in an accident a couple of years ago and was forced to give up work has just opened her own florist in the village and business is ‘blooming’! Married mother of two, worked for many years in local [...]