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Son due back in court over father’s death

• Shock in Portlaw at death of John Butler (48) • Guards consider son a ‘flight risk’ Eoghan Dalton Reports A 21-year-old man is to appear in court later this week in connection with the death of his father in Portlaw.John Butler, 48, was found with serious injuries at a house on Brown Street in the town in the early [...]


Shanahan confirms election bid

Cllr Matt Shanahan has confirmed his intention to run in the upcoming general election as an Independent candidate. The prominent local health campaigner was co-opted onto Waterford City & County Council in January 2019 in place of Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) who resigned her seat. He obtained a total first preference vote of 1,736 in [...]


Anger over wait for new Mooncoin road

• Several fatalities and accidents recorded • on stretch of N24 over past 16 years • Over €5.5m to be spent on 1.9km route Eoghan Dalton Reports A Mooncoin Councillor has blasted the long wait for a new route in place of the main Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir road. While local representatives welcomed news that a road 1.9km in length would be [...]


Chasity talk cancelled following criticism

Eoghan Dalton Reports A talk by a controversial US preacher has been moved to Co Waterford after organisers confirmed it wouldn’t be going ahead in the city. A talk was planned for the Tower Hotel, however it was moved after concerns were raised about the preacher’s views on homosexuality and contraception.Jason Evert is founder of the [...]

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Ex-priest sent forward for trial

A former Catholic priest has been sent forward for trial accused of possessing child pornography.Oliver O’Grady appeared in Waterford District Court last Tuesday December 3rd. He is accused of possessing a video of an underage girl being sexually abused, found at an address in Waterford in 2015. Mr O’Grady worked as a Catholic priest in California [...]

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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, [...]