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

Paschal Donoghue: Tax cuts for Budget 2017 will go ahead

Update 2pm: The Minister for Public Expenditure has said the Government still intends to deliver planned tax cuts and spending increases for Budget 2017, despite the result of the Brexit vote. Last week, the Ministers for Finance and Public expenditure...

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10-year-old to donate her long locks to wig-making cancer charity

A ten-year-old girl, who has lost a number of family members to cancer has decided to donate her long locks...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 1:50pm Read More

EU: Ireland cannot abolish water charges

The European Commission has stated there is no way for Ireland to legally abolish its system of water charges. Authorities...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 12:06pm Read More

President Higgins starts three-day trip to Scotland

President Michael D Higgins is to meet Scotland’s first Minister later this afternoon, on his first day of an official...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 11:32am Read More

Poll reveals a quarter of Irish men may have driven drunk

Almost two thirds of people have said they know someone who has driven over the legal alcohol limit. A Red...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 11:56am Read More

13,987 people sent to jail last year

The latest report from the Irish Prison Service shows that there was almost a 9% increase in the number of...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 11:29am Read More

Michael Noonan: Johnson’s post-Brexit plans ‘contradictory’

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has hit out at Boris Johnson’s plans for the UK in Europe, saying his proposals are...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 10:40am Read More

New drug trial to target aggressive breast cancer

Cancer Trials Ireland have announced a new test which will treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The new treatment will...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 7:43am Read More

Charity reports working with dozens of women suspected of being trafficked

A charity working with women in the sex trade said it had helped 94 women suspected of being trafficked. Ruhama...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 7:35am Read More

Dáil to convene for post-Brexit post mortem, and its implications for Ireland

The Dáil will sit from noon today to discuss the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and its implications for...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 7:19am Read More

Waterford News

Jobless numbers remain at crisis levels

UNEMPLOYMENT in Waterford continues to remain at crisis levels while the economy in the wider South East area is in stagnation according to a shocking new report published on Friday last. Despite some high profile job announcements in the past...

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Airline withdraws service from Waterford to London-Luton

Desmond O’Flynn, Waterford Airport CEO
Passengers booked on the Waterford-London Luton route from June 16th on are being advised to contact the airline directly after the...

Saturday, 04/06/16 - 4:24pm Read More

Man to appear in court for Ballybeg assault

A 28-YEAR-OLD man will appear at Waterford District Court this morning facing a section 3 assault charge in relation to...

Thursday, 02/06/16 - 9:22am Read More

Man arrested following vicious Ballybeg assault

  A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested this morning following Monday afternoon’s vicious assault at Priory Lawn, Ballybeg. The man, who...

Wednesday, 01/06/16 - 3:15pm Read More

Little faith in Gardai to tackle savage violence

SINN Fein Councillor John Hearne has stated that in addition to extra resources, the Gardai need to have the will...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 5:28pm Read More

Ballybeg assault in broad daylight

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses following a report of an assault in Ballybeg at approximately 2.50pm yesterday. The incident took place...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 11:20am Read More

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...

Monday, 23/05/16 - 12:39pm Read More

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