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We’re tipped to lead Europeanregional growth levels by 2030 The South East will be Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable region by 2030: that was the standout contention shared at last Wednesday’s South East Business Expo by Falcon Real Estate Director Rob Cass. Mr Cass, who is fronting Falcon’s ambitious redevelopment project for Waterford’s North Quays, told [...]


Horsepower for cardiac care march

Eoghan Dalton Reports Campaigners will take to the streets of Dublin this Saturday in support of 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). It’s the latest major demonstration following on from January’s 10,000-strong protest in Ballybricken. A bus being arranged by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions is also being put on for the day [...]


More sparks fly over Rose Kennedy Bridge

Further rancour over the naming of the 900-metre Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge was aired at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting held in Ferrybank. The latest words shared on the issue by Councillors Melissa O’Neill (Ind) and Fidelis Doherty (FG) arose after Cllr O’Neill had requested that the Municipal District issue an open invitation to the [...]


Cllr’s ‘bizarre’ leaflet claim draws criticism

Eoghan Dalton Reports Voters are well used to politicians making bold statements at election time, but one Fianna Fáil Councillor’s claim to have the backing of local media has upset some of his opponents. Cllr Eddie Mulligan made the claim in an election leaflet that has been handed into households around the City East ward. In it he [...]


Jury did not hear messages sent minutes before crash A Judge has called for the State to begin legislating for the use of Snapchat and other forms of social media communications as evidence in court cases. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was speaking during the sentencing of Edward O’Shea of Magnh, Fenor, County Waterford, last week for careless [...]

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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 & [...]