Councillors have called for the “narrative” surrounding the provision of social housing for Ukrainian refugees to be addressed. According to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), nearly 1,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Waterford. At the June plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Director of Services (Housing) Ivan Grimes provided […]
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Cruise ships return but Déise still seeking surge The much-anticipated summer tourism bonanza has yet to materialise according to local stakeholders in the industry who said this week that the record revenue figures of last year will not be achieved again. Founding member of Waterford Business Group, Michael Garland, claimed that people were frightened to […]
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Councillors adopted the Waterford City & County Development Plan 2022 to 2028 at a special meeting last week. The Development Plan was adopted at a meeting held in the Civic Offices in Dungarvan on Tuesday last. Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) paid tribute to staff in the Council’s Planning department for “a good day’s work”. She […]
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Sunday June 26th will see Waterford play host to our 10th annual WLR Waterford Viking Marathon. Organisers and participants are very excited to return to a live event while continuing the option to participate in a virtual marathon if preferred from June 24th to June 27th. Runners will begin their full, half and quarter marathon […]
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Waterford 1-19 Cork 2-22 Brian Flannery Waterford. Waterford’s championship prospects were dealt a major blow when going down to Cork by six points in round three of the Munster senior hurling championship at Walsh Park on Sunday last. This defeat leaves the Déise on the brink of going out of the Munster championship and […]
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Kieran Walsh A short trip to Portugal in late March saw us take in the region of Alentejo, a less developed region for tourism compared to the Algarve or Lisbon region. In a previous article we wrote about the inland region near Evora south east of Lisbon, but further south Alentejo has a very unspoilt […]
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Kieran Foley The new home of The Helping Hand voluntary service was officially opened in Waterford on Friday last, May 13th. The service began operating from a stall near the brewery on The Quay in 2015 before the use of St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre was secured. The service continued to operate from here for a […]
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Monday May 9th marked a milestone event for Waterford Volunteer Centre as Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with Special Responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien, officially opened the centre in Waterford city. Minister O’Brien was instrumental in getting the volunteer centre established in Waterford and for the […]
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Justine Dwyer Community safety is not just the responsibility of the gardai claimed Minister for Justice Helen McEntee whilst visiting Waterford City on Friday to officially launch the Waterford Local Community Safety Partnership pilot. The pilot Local Community Safety Partnership in Waterford is one of three such pilots established nationwide, along with Longford […]
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Waterford Crystal co-founder and Czech glass entrepreneur Charles Bačik was honoured in Waterford last Friday, as the space in front of the Waterford Crystal Menapia building was named in his memory. Bačik, a glass works owner in the Czech Republic before and after the Second World War, was also involved with the Czech resistance and […]
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Eddie Synnott Celebrations were underway, again, ‘on the banks of the Suir that flows down by Mooncoin’, with the news that Blanchfield’s Centra store, Main Street, Mooncoin, was the seller of the €8.5m lottery ticket on Saturday 7th May. The winning ticket, a Quick Pick, was sold on the same day. The news was greeted […]
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