Local News


Page 8 S1Pic2

Copper Coast Geopark awarded new UNESCO designation

WATERFORD’S Copper Coast Geopark has become a UNESCO Global Geopark, and now has the same status as a World Heritage Site. In 1972 UNESCO signed the World Heritage Convention which paved the way for the establishment of a list of World Heritage Sites. A vote at the General Conference in Paris last week created a new site [...]

Halligan brings ‘Brendan’s Law’ to the Dáil

Independent TD John Halligan has welcomed a commitment from Taoiseach Enda Kenny to support the introduction of ‘Brendan’s Law’ – named after the late Brendan Donnelly from Waterford – which proposes to immediately seize the licence of a drink or drug driver involved in a fatal accident. Deputy Halligan, accompanied by Brendan’s mother Christina, brought the [...]

Arch Newsagents owners set to retire

The people of Tramore will be sad to see the departure of Angela and Bobby Sheridan from the newspaper business, after they announced their retirement. Located on Summerhill near McCormack’s Hardware, Kelly’s and opposite O Neill’s Pub, it was a great place to buy a paper and drop in for a chat. It had some old fashioned charm [...]

Metro District news in brief

At last Monday’s Metropolitan District meeting, Cllr Adam Wyse (FF) asked the Council to install solar flashing warning signs on the approach road to Passage East national school in Crooke. He said parents had contacted him with concerns over road safety and speeding on the road. Cllr Cha O’Neill (Ind) requested that reflectors be installed on [...]

N2S4Pic

‘Time to extend lighting throughout the People’s Park’

A proposal has been made to extend public lighting throughout the People’s Park, following a number of violent muggings in recent weeks. Cllr Davy Daniels (Ind) recalled that when the Park was refurbished back in 2001/02, it had been planned to extend the lighting on a phased basis but this did not go ahead. He said [...]

Councillors ‘incensed’ over roundabout changes

A new temporary lay-out at the Tesco Ardkeen roundabout was removed last Wednesday, following widespread criticism of Waterford Council both online and at the local authority’s November meeting. The Council had been requested by the national Transport Authority to participate in the trial of what is known as a Continental-style roundabout, which has a single lane [...]

Families evacuated in arson attack

Four families had to be evacuated from their homes in a terrifying arson attack at O’Brien Street in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Electricity and gas supply to the street also had to be cut off after the blaze ruptured a gas main. Gardai were alerted to the scene shortly before 4am, following reports that [...]

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 [...]

Paul at Icon travel copy

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 [...]

N42S1Pic2

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) [...]