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Heated debate over plans to increase Summerval budget

proposal to increase the budget for next year’s summer-time Summerval festival to €350,000 generated a heated debate at the October meeting of the Metropolitan District, with one Councillor saying he was ‘distinctly underwhelmed’ by the 2016 event and the festival’s chair admitting that he was the its ‘greatest critic’. The inaugural Summerval – promoted as [...]

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Quay layout a ‘consistent problem’ for emergency services

mergency services continue to face difficulties navigating The Quay in Waterford City, according to a local councillor. The issue of emergency services travelling along The Quay’s new layout has been raised by Cllr Joe Kelly (Ind) on numerous occasions. He again highlighted the issue at the July Metropolitan meeting of Waterford City & County Council and reiterated [...]

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Paramedic confirms delays and damage to vehicles

local paramedic has confirmed that ambulances have hit cars as a result of the controversial new road layout on Waterford’s Quay. Paramedic and UNITE shop steward Keith Bradfield says the layout has also resulted in significant delays when responding to emergency calls. He has also expressed concerns over an increased number of pedestrians using the median [...]

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“Wind turbines in this stunning area would be wrong.”

outh Kilkenny Councillors spoke as one in voicing their opposition to DunoAir’s proposal to construct eight wind turbines on Curraghdobbin and Carrigadoon Hills, adjacent to the boundary with Kilkenny. Speaking at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting, Councillors said it was vital that both sides of a valley through which the Lingaun River runs through, remained [...]

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Newrath approach to city set for new look

ilkenny County Council is committed to an overdue enhancement of the approach into Waterford city at Newrath and Sallypark, which it has identified as the ‘gateway route to the gateway city’. In a circular issued at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting at Ferrybank, the Council stated: “The roundabout at Newrath is the arrival point for [...]

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Lisa Statham

Founded by Lisa Statham, the Little Luxury Store is built on a simple belief that every woman should be wearing something precious and special every day. The Little Luxury Store is an online hub for new and emerging talents. Lisa sources up and coming jewellery designers from Ireland and all over the globe and helps them [...]

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Laura O’ Keeffe

Laura O’ Keeffe has recently been transferred to the Bank of Ireland Tramore branch as the new Branch Manager. She is a Waterford woman who completed her education in the Ursuline Convent and continued her third level education in WIT where she completed a Certificate in Business Studies. Laura started her banking career with Bank [...]