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Darkness Into Light 2018

A selection of photos taken at the Pieta House Darkness Into Light Walk held last Saturday May 12th

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North `Quay Must Avoid “Apple Crumble”

Eoghan Dalton Reports There are concerns the proposed redevelopment of Waterford’s North Quays could be harmed following Apple’s decision to scrap its €850 million project in Galway due to long-running planning delays. The multi-national announced it wouldn’t be proceeding with a data centre in Athenry last week some three years after it was first announced. Meanwhile, back in [...]

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Audit: No Loss to the Council

The annual report of Waterford City & County Council’s Audit Committee has concluded that the local authority incurred no financial loss following concerns expressed in relation to both van procurement and the use of credit cards. The matter, which was enthusiastically discussed at last Thursday’s Plenary Council meeting at City Hall, also included the Committee’s conclusion [...]

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Kilmeaden Post Office to Close

Eoghan Dalton Reports Despite a lengthy campaign to keep going, it’s been confirmed Kilmeaden Post Office is to close this summer. Its postmaster made the decision after discovering the office doesn’t fall under the criteria for a funding scheme designed to save Ireland’s rural post offices. The scheme, as set out by the Minister for Communications, will [...]

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“Vote No” Photo Catalyses Debate

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Waterford City Councillor says Councillors who posed for a photo last week outside City Hall bearing ‘Vote No’ posters have questions to answer if they campaign for 24/7 cardiac care as well. Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) is voting Yes to repeal the Eighth Amendment on May 25 and has strongly criticised the [...]

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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 & [...]