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Deasy may yet feature on FG ticket

Rumours of disquiet within the Waterford Fine Gael organisation are now widespread after the party chose to officially select only one of its two candidates at last week’s selection convention in Dungarvan. The party held its convention on Monday evening last at Lawlor’s Hotel, just as we were finalising last week’s edition. At 11:44pm that night, the [...]

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“Progressive” Council budget wins approval

Waterford City & County Councillors passed the Council’s 2018 Budget at City Hall on Tuesday last, which was described even by some of those who voted against it as largely progressive. For the first time in almost a decade, there will be a Commercial Rate increase of 2.5 per cent as of January 1st next., a [...]

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Funding boost for O’ Connell Street

The injection of €150,000 by Waterford City & County Council into the O’Connell Street ‘Cultural Quarter’ project won extensive praise at last Tuesday’s Budget meeting held at City Hall. Referring to the investment, Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh said O’Connell Street was “the one area that hasn’t, in some respects, got the benefit of investment over [...]

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“Youths Out of Control”

John Roberts Square antics are “unwelcome” GANGS of youths are creating an intimidating atmosphere in Waterford City Centre and engaging in anti-social behaviour which is spiralling out of control. Pre-arranged fights, drug taking, alcohol consumption and threatening behaviour are among the activities which some groups of teenagers are engaging in on a regular basis – events which [...]

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Wyse “embarrassed” following Council spat

WATERFORD’S youngest Councillor has said he was “embarrassed” to be a member of Waterford City & County Council following a recent incident which occurred in front of Comhairle na nÓg members. Cllr Adam Wyse (FF), who is a steering committee member of Waterford Comhairle, criticised the antics which played out in front of two Comhairle members [...]

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Delight as Deise Men’s Shed opens

The Deise Men’s Shed was officially opened at the Six Cross Roads by City & County Mayor Pat Nugent on Thursday last, with Chairperson Willie Moore full of praise for all who helped bring the idea to fruition. “To think it all began with a call to the Community Centre from Jim Frisby a few short [...]

A Day (yes, that day) in the life of a busy senator

Tuesday morning, November 28th and I definitely wouldn’t want to be caught on camera as the day began. It was a big day in Leinster House and I had the glad-rags on, but over the green (naturally) dress I had a man-sized fluffy jumper. I was also sporting a chunky, handmade stripy scarf. What can I [...]

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Mayor’s fears for the “art of conversation”

City & County Mayor Pat Nugent (FG) has voiced his concerns for the future of one of our greatest national assets: the gift of the gab. Speaking at the official opening of the Deise Men’s Shed at the Six Cross Roads Business Park, Mayor Nugent referenced another engagement he’d attended in which he noted how many [...]

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dermot Keyes Reports With the Christmas season fast approaching, it’s emerged that almost a quarter of households in Waterford city are in need, a claim which pours cold water on the notion of a particularly palpable economic recovery locally. That was the shocking statistic, and one of many worrying figures which were highlighted at the launch [...]

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Equine drama at Winterval

Kieran Foley Reports A STORM of controversy has erupted surrounding Winterval’s Horse Drawn Sleigh after what’s been described as a “traumatic” incident involving one of the sleigh’s horses. The Horse Drawn Sleigh has been a regular feature of the annual festival which was launched in Waterford on Friday last. This year’s sleigh journey takes visitors to the Christmas [...]

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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 & [...]