Local News


Bath Street and the changing needs of Waterford’s homeless

“Lady Lane was a place that evolved over time,” said Gordon Power, who works at the Saint Vincent de Paul’s Hostel on Bath Street. “but, in the end it wasn’t suitable given the changing needs of homelessness”. The new hostel, which can accommodate 38 residents, is a custom-built facility which surely represents one of the best [...]

President’s award for heroic Roisin

A Waterford schoolgirl has been presented with a National Bravery Award by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Róisín Halligan, 12, saved her baby cousin’s life when a petrol bomb was thrown through a window of their grandmother Nellie’s house in Ardmore Park, Ballybeg, in October 2014. She threw herself over 12-month-old Lexie to protect [...]

Turning up the Heat on Local Criminals

A series of checkpoints and operations under the Garda’s new Operation Thor initiative have already been conducted in the environs of Waterford city, along with Tramore and Dungarvan within the past week. And one of the force’s highest ranking officers is confident that the operation shall turn up the heat on prominent criminal elements across the [...]


Soliciting & Trafficking Re-trial Collapses Again

The re-trial of a 69-year-old Waterford man charged with soliciting and trafficking a child for sexual exploitation collapsed for a second time in as many weeks in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court last week. The accused man, whose name and address cannot be published for legal reasons, was remanded on bail by Judge Eugene O’Kelly to January [...]

Time to see the Light on Renewables

We’ve had a lot of discussuons at meetings, in print and on air about new energy potential in Ireland – be it through wind, wave and solar power, and it’s a topic we’ve written extensively about over the past two years. Passions have run high when it comes to wind power, as we noticed recently with [...]

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Boundary Commission ‘Fog’ is still Lingering

While the Boundary Commission proposal has elicited little formal discussion among Waterford City & County Councillors, across the Suir, their colleagues in South Kilkenny firmly remain on a ‘red alert’ footing. During a discussion at the November meeting of the Piltown Electoral District in Ferrybank, Councillors again gave rise to concerns about the lack of detail [...]

Personality Portraits

Miriam Walsh

Miriam Walsh is the newly appointed Manager of Waterford Castle Golf Club. Having held a variety of different roles in the hospitality industry, including operating a successful restaurant in Tramore, Miriam brings vast experience to her new role. Waterford Castle Golf Club has an all day bistro style menu in aaddition to the delicious [...]

Lee Grace

Lee Grace

Waterford based Marketing, Design and Web Agency, Márla Communications, are delighted to announce the promotion of Lee Grace to Creative Director. Lee, who has worked as a graphic designer with the agency since 2004, will now manage a growing team of in-house and contract graphic and web designers. After graduating from WIT with a [...]

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Paul Hartnoll

Paul Hartnoll has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. The Welshman, known to many of his friends as Taffy, was born in Swansea. His mother Josephine is a native of Waterford city who was born and reared in Domnics Place, she is a Colclough part of the upholster family of [...]


Teresanne O’Reilly: the New Girl in Town - Sort of!

Back in late June, Tramore-born Teresanne O’Reilly became Timmy Ryan’s new co-presenter on WLRfm’s ‘Big Breakfast Blaa’ show, and she’s also working as Assistant Programme Director. It’s the latest move for the talented broadcaster who last week she spoke about her career to date both on and off the airwaves. “My parents are Pat (a Tramore AFC stalwart) [...]