General Election 2016

Halligan elected

  John Halligan is elected well over the quota. He takes the third seat.

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O’Sullivan enthused by Green’s performance

WATERFORD’S Green Party candidate Grace O’Sullivan says that while naturally disappointed, she is happy with the party’s performance in the...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 11:07pm Read More

Life as a TD ends for Ciara

Ciara Conway who was the darling of the electorate dive years ago saw her political career end at 10.32pm when...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 10:32pm Read More

Sinn Fein’s first Waterford TD since 1920’s

  AFTER three successive General Election defeats, Sinn Fein’s David Cullinane has finally been voted into the Dail fourteen years after...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 9:52pm Read More

Votes not stamped in polling stations

LATEST reports from the count centre in Waterford are that between 60 and 80 valid votes were not stamped in...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 9:49pm Read More

Renua’s Mailo Power bows out

Mailo Power who was among the first to join Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Party has been eliminated after the fourth count...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 8:49pm Read More

Winners and losers obvious after first count

  FIVE years ago Paudie Coffey and John Deasy collected 20,416 first preference votes within the constituency, meaning Fine Gael’s candidates collected 38.1%...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 6:30pm Read More

First past the post

Mary ~Butler on the right is congratulated by her sister Dolores
MOTHER of three, Mary  Butler made history at 5.15 m this afternoon when she became the first woman to be...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 5:47pm Read More

End of the road for Conway

With her first preference vote down from 5554 in 2011 to just 2268 this time around Ciara Conway goes back...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 5:33pm Read More

Butler regains Fianna Fail’s Waterford seat

FIANNA Fail reclaimed its seat in the Waterford constituency at the first time of asking, with Mary Butler galloping home to...

Saturday, 27/02/16 - 5:36pm Read More

National News

Senators angered by ‘do nothing Dáil’

Frustrated senators claim that the Seanad has simply turned into a “talking shop” with little work being carried out writes Elaine Loughlin. In the three weeks since the the Seanad returned after the summer break, just eight hours and 15...

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Firefighters battle major blaze in Tipperary

Firefighters have been working through the night to tackle a fire at a furniture factory in County Tipperary. Units from...

Monday, 24/10/16 - 6:43am Read More

Just 20% of Cork properties were sold to first-time buyers

Only one in five of residential properties sold in Cork so far this year have been purchased by first-time buyers...

Monday, 24/10/16 - 6:22am Read More

Coast Guard warns public to be careful around coastline

The Coast Guard located a missing jet-skier and brought him back to Howth after his jet ski overturned off Dublin’s...

Monday, 24/10/16 - 5:52am Read More

Boy, 11, dies after collision in Co Meath last week

An 11-year-old boy has died in hospital today following a traffic collision in Navan, Co Meath on October 16. Gardaí...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 9:45pm Read More

Missing jet-skier located in Dublin

In Dublin, the Coast Guard have located a missing jet-skier and his submerged craft, north off Ireland’s Eye. Howth lifeboat...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 8:38pm Read More

Call to end special status for paramilitary prisoners at Maghaberry

No other European country would tolerate the prison regime in Northern Ireland that separates paramilitary inmates from other convicted offenders,...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 8:32pm Read More

Man dies after motorcycle crashes into wall in Limerick

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Ballinaclough, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick. A man in his 30s was fatally...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 7:06pm Read More

Majority of motorists support ‘naming and shaming’ drink drivers, poll finds

More than two-thirds of Irish motorists believe that those found guilty of drink-driving should have their names published on a...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 3:43pm Read More

Campaigners accuse drinks industry of ‘ferocious lobbying’

A coalition of campaigners has accused the drinks industry of a campaign of “ferocious lobbying” in an effort to influence...

Sunday, 23/10/16 - 5:37pm Read More

Waterford News

It’s time to Imagine!

  THE 15th annual Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford gets underway tonight (Oct 20) and will run for 10 days with a programme of over 60 events on offer celebrating a literature, music, art, craft, dance, theatre and Trad including...

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Elective procedures postponed at UHW

FOR the second day in succession elective procedures at University Hospital Waterford continue to be postponed due to “ongoing difficulties...

Thursday, 20/10/16 - 12:48pm Read More

Service suspended for upgrade works

THE regular service at the Passage East Ferry has been interrupted at short notice as a result of upgrade works...

Friday, 07/10/16 - 11:07am Read More

Closure Order issued to Starbucks

STARBUCKS Cafe, which is only open on John Roberts Square a few weeks, were served with a closure order by...

Thursday, 06/10/16 - 6:38pm Read More

Girl dies following serious crash

A teenage girl has died after being involved in a single vechicle car accident. The 16 year old was a...

Thursday, 06/10/16 - 8:37am Read More

Hartley lodges complaint with Gardaí

MEP candidate for Ireland South, Kieran Hartley, has this evening made an official complaint to An Garda Siochana about the...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 7:52pm Read More

Road closed after car crash

THE Slievekeale road is closed off following a car accident, which resulted in two men being brought to hospital. Residents...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:55am Read More

LPT to remain the same

A proposal for a 7.5% increase in Local Property Tax was shot down by Waterford City and County Councillors. CEO...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 5:09pm Read More

Let us all Unite

An image from Save Waterford 10-11-12 by Digicol Photography.
ONCE again, the people of Waterford and the South East have to take to the streets to beg for a service...

Friday, 23/09/16 - 12:20pm Read More

40 new jobs to be created

THE Packaging Hub’s new packaging manufacturing facility and healthcare logistics centre in Waterford is to be officially opened this morning....

Friday, 23/09/16 - 9:05am Read More