Local News


New Taoiseach accused of ’shocking disregard’

ORRESPONDENCE between a University Hospital Waterford (UHW) consultant and Ireland’s new Taoiseach appears to show a shocking disregard for the lives of people in Waterford and the South-East. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information request show that Leo Varadkar has prioritised his media appearances and public functions over concerns related to cardiac services at UHW. In [...]

Man pleads guilty to Garda assault

Father of three, Christopher Foran (28) with an address at No 22, Closegate, The Manor, Waterford, pleaded guilty in Waterford District Court, last week, to assaulting a Garda who was called to the house during a ‘domestic’ incident. The court heard that the Gardaí intervened in the domestic situation and went to the house on February [...]

Man in serious condition following Tramore rescue

As we went to press, a man was described as being in a serious condition at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) having been being rescued by the Coast Guard and the RNLI in Tramore Bay on Saturday afternoon last. The rough seas had knocked the man out of his rib boat ,which he had been using, after [...]

Austin Deasy: a true colossus of Waterford politics

ustin Deasy was a colossus of Waterford politics during the 1980s and 1990s and was an influential Minister for Agriculture for five years from 1982 onwards. Hardworking, honourable, testy and shrewd are words that come to mind when talking about a man who was Waterford through and through. He also had a wicked sense of [...]

Apple Market facelift attracting varied opinion

By Courtney Oliver Change often comes with mixed feelings, and as the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford is no exception to reaction and counter-reaction when it comes to any significant alteration of the urban landscape. Take the ongoing revamp of the Apple Market, for example, the most significant ‘facelift’ in Waterford for some time, and several [...]

New lease of life for Winterval

By Justine Dwyer Waterford’s Christmas Festival, Winterval, is to be given a new lease of life this year with a new committee being appointed under the helm of former CEO of Waterford Chamber, Nick Donnelly. Announcing the news at the June meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Director of Services Lar Power confirmed that Winterval would [...]

Dogs in Hillview back yard lived in ‘horrendous conditions’

On Monday, May 22nd at Waterford District Court, a woman was ordered to “refrain from purchasing or having in her possession, or under her control, any dog” after admitting an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. Ms Anna Butler (78) of Hillview, Waterford City had pleaded guilty to failing to safeguard the health and [...]

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 & [...]