General Election 2016

Halligan elected

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  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

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  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

32-year-old man and 17-year-old girl arrested after €300,000 worth of heroin seized

A man is being questioned after almost €300,000 worth of heroin was seized in South Dublin this afternoon. Gardaí stopped and searched a car on Sandymount Road and discovered heroin worth €140,000. A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl who...

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67-year-old man arrested following discovery of body in Dublin

A 67-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of a body at his house in South Dublin last night....

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:15pm Read More

Former Sinn Féin Councillor and father charged with firearms offences and intent to commit false imprisonment

A former Sinn Fein Councillor and his father appearing at an out-of-hours sitting of the Special Criminal Court this evening...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:06pm Read More

President Higgins: Gender equality is a right and not a gift

The President Michael D Higgins has told a gathering of leaders that gender equality is a right and not a...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 8:29pm Read More

41-year-old missing from Limerick

Gardaí are looking for a 41-year-old man who went missing from Limerick City late last night. Tim Dennehy was last...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 8:20pm Read More

Gardaí liaising with PSNI following hoax bomb calls to primary schools

Hoax bomb calls have been made to seven primary schools in the North, prompting a number of evacuations. Staff at...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 7:44pm Read More

Kilkenny man charged after €650,000 worth of cocaine discovered

A Kilkenny man has appeared in court in Belfast charged with the discovery of €650,000 worth of cocaine at Belfast...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 7:09pm Read More

Arrest made in connection with murder of Eddie Hutch

Gardaí in Dublin have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Eddie Hutch. The man – who is...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 6:37pm Read More

Jurors reach fifth day of deliberations in conspiracy to defraud trial

The jurors in a conspiracy to defraud trial have finished their fifth day of deliberations without reaching any verdicts. Four...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 4:46pm Read More

Scrapping Irish Water could cost €160m in immediate costs

The State would face immediate costs of up to €160m if Irish Water was scrapped, according to the minister in...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 4:41pm Read More

Waterford News

Waterford mother convicted of child cruelty

A Waterford mother has been convicted of child cruelty following a seven week trial which heard dozens of allegations of horrific sexual abuse. The woman has already been found not guilty of sex assault relating to allegations she had sex...

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Luton to Waterford flight forced to make emergency landing in Dublin

FLIGHT VG 412, which left Luton for Waterford at 4:30pm this evening had to be diverted to Dublin after its nose-wheel...

Friday, 20/05/16 - 6:58pm Read More

Jury convicts Waterford father of raping son

    A jury has convicted a Waterford father of raping his son from the age of six years old and...

Friday, 20/05/16 - 4:39pm Read More

200 members of Defence Forces to take part in exercise “Strongbow”

UP to 200 Defence Forces personnel are to be deployed on military manoeuvres to Belview Port and Waterford Airport tomorrow...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 3:23pm Read More

Waterford shop sells winning Lotto ticket

A LOTTO ticket worth half a million euro following Wednesday night’s Lotto +1 draw was sold in Rellis’ Newsagents in...

Friday, 13/05/16 - 11:58am Read More

Eight life sentences for vile attacks on mum and daughter

  A CONVICTED paedophile has been given eight concurrent life sentences for raping his girlfriend before breaking into her mother’s...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 11:43am Read More

Criminal damage incidents linked says Gardaí

CAR windows were smashed with a steel bollard and a rock, a trailer was rammed into the door of a...

Tuesday, 03/05/16 - 10:43am Read More

200 jobs for city pharmaceutical company

PLANS for the creation of 200 highly skilled jobs have been announced by a city based pharmaceutical company. OPKO Health...

Thursday, 21/04/16 - 3:20pm Read More

Truck driver found not guilty

A jury of 10 men and two women took an hour and 40 minutes to return a not guilty verdict...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 5:50pm Read More

VLM to discontinue flight route to Waterford

WATERFORD Airport has expressed disappointment at the decision of VLM Airlines to discontinue the Waterford-Birmingham route from early next month. The...

Wednesday, 13/04/16 - 8:19pm Read More