National News

President Higgins receives Freedom of Cork

President Michael D Higgins has received the Freedom of Cork City. The honour was bestowed on him by the Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy in a private ceremony at City Hall this afternoon.The award, dates from the 14th century, is given...

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Gardaí launch search for Dublin men last seen in Cavan

Gardaí are investigating a report that two men have gone missing in Co Cavan.The men, who are from Dublin, were...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 4:57pm Read More

Two detained after armed Wexford bank robbery and carjackings

Two men have been arrested after an armed robbery, a carjacking and an attempted carjacking in Co Wexford.Two masked men...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 4:07pm Read More

300 caught using the phone while driving today

Almost 300 people have been caught holding a mobile phone while driving today.A special operation is being carried out by...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 2:57pm Read More

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Book of evidence on Tom O’Gorman murder due soon

The book of evidence is expected to be served early next month on an Italian man accused of murdering Tom...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 2:34pm Read More

Man loses High Court unlawful detention bid

The High Court has rejected claims that a man accused of murdering Christy Daly is being unlawfully detained on a...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 1:47pm Read More

Gardaí step up presence in south Dublin

A spike in the number of burglaries in south Co Dublin has led to an increased Gardaí presence in the...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 1:24pm Read More

New bill to combat exploitation of undocumented workers

A new Employment Permits Bill aims to tackle the exploitation of undocumented workers in Ireland.The legislation ensures access to legal...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 12:23pm Read More

Irish Water contractors leave Raheny estate after protest

Irish Water contractors have left an estate in Raheny in Dublin this morning after local residents staged a protest over...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 12:01pm Read More

Dublin ’20 years behind’ some cities, says cycling safety expert

Dublin is lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of safety for cyclists, according to the European Cycling Federation.The...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 11:03am Read More

Waterford News

A crazy idea blossoms into a beautiful garden

The boarded up houses at New Street which fell into disrepair
  For the second successive year the Waterford News & Star is championing local voluntary endeavour and publicly acknowledging those who make actions speak louder than words and those who go the extra mile to transform public areas and make...

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Training sessions to help businesses create memorable tourism experience

Pictured are representatives from the Tower Hotel, Waterford Treasures Museums, House of Waterford Crystal and Bishop's Palace Cafe, along with the event organisers Jessica Flynn, Fiona McHardy (Viking Triangle Trust), Alicia Maguire (Tower Hotel), and Lynn Cahill (Waterford City Council).
  WATERFORD businesses are being invited to attend training sessions to update their knowledge on what Waterford city and the...

Thursday, 24/04/14 - 12:45pm Read More

End of era for enterprise in Waterford

The final Waterford City Enterprise Board meeting.
Seated; Cllr Mary Roche, Pat Connolly, Margaret Bond (Codico), Jacqui Gaule (Local Enterprise Office)
Back row; Ciaran Cullen (Local Enterprise Office), Tom Murphy (Tom Murphy Car Sales), Bertie Rogers (Chair of Waterford City Enterprise Board), Noel Frisby (Frisby Construction)
AN end of an era was marked last week when Waterford City Enterprise Board closed its doors for the last...

Wednesday, 23/04/14 - 4:23pm Read More

Students to bring 100 diverse projects to WIT SciFest

  EVERYTHING from nutrition to the physics of skateboarding and the aerodynamics of footballs will come under the spotlight when...

Wednesday, 23/04/14 - 3:37pm Read More

More Waterford News

One minute 39 seconds to reach a fire

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ON average it takes as little as one minute and 39 seconds for a unit of Waterford City Fire Service...

Tuesday, 22/04/14 - 9:58am Read More

One in four die of heart disease in Waterford

WITH heart disease accounting for more than one in four deaths in Waterford the Irish Heart Foundation is appealing to...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 4:43pm Read More

100 people clean up Cleaboy in 100th Day Challenge

Some of the helpers who helped out with Children's Group Link 100th Day challenge clean up at Norwood. Photo: Joe Evans
  UP to 100 people donned high-visibility jackets and rubber gloves and with great vigour and enthusiasm took on the...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Neglected mare put to sleep because of “absolute starvation”

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A NEGLECTED mare, which was so starved that she had no blood pressure and the whites of her eyes had turned yellow from...

Thursday, 10/04/14 - 3:20pm Read More

Shopping local will boost city economy

Fianna Fail councillor Adam Wyse.
WATERFORD’S retail sector would receive a massive boost if everyone made a conscious decision to shop local on Easter Saturday...

Wednesday, 09/04/14 - 5:27pm Read More

Co Waterford GP speaks out about health service problems

Dr. David Janes
                        A COUNTY Waterford GP has raised concerns over...

Wednesday, 09/04/14 - 5:01pm Read More