National News

Report: Ireland has fifth highest number of billionaires per capita

Ireland has the fifth highest number of billionaires per capita, according to a report by Oxfam. Ireland’s tally of 17 billionaires is “disproportionately high”, the charity says as only Hong Kong, Cyprus, Switzerland and Singapore have more billionaires relative to...

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Poll: Majority would rather see Micheál Martin as Taoiseach than Leo Varadkar

Micheal Martin With less than three weeks until the General Election, a new poll has shown that Irish people would...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 7:50am Read More

Gardaí carrying out checkpoints in Dublin shooting probe

File photo. Gardaí in Dublin have been carrying out checkpoints as part of an investigation into a shooting in Kilbarrack...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 7:20am Read More

Anti-social behaviour could lead to bigger crimes in areas, report warns

A report has warned that anti-social behaviour in Inchicore could descend into the type of criminality that has plagued other...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 7:10am Read More

Two men questioned in connection with Dublin shooting released without charge

Two men arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Dublin on Friday have been released without charge. Members of...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 6:45pm Read More

Man’s body found in Co. Louth

The body of a man has been found in County Louth. Gardaí at the scene on the Drogheda/Baltray Road just...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 5:05pm Read More

Sinn Féin call for review, not abolition, of Special Criminal Court

[timgcap=Sinn Féin justice spokesperson Martin Kenny]MartinKennySinnFein_large.jpg[/timg] Sinn Féin says the Special Criminal Court is dated and not fit to deal...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 2:55pm Read More

Woman arrested as €75k of cannabis seized in Westmeath

Picture: Facebook / An Garda Síochána A woman has been arrested after gardaí seized around €75,000 of what they suspect...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 2:25pm Read More

Election 2020: Women running in every constituency – but activist says bigger parties have to do more

With three days to close of nominations, only 33% of general election candidates are women. New rules require they make...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 1:25pm Read More

Three men arrested following Belfast ‘knife fight’

Three men have been arrested following a knife fight in Belfast city centre last night. Police say the fight broke...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:05am Read More

Waterford News

Heartbreak in Portlaw following death of John Butler (48)

THE people of Portlaw are attempting to come to terms with the second shocking death in their community in just 13 months. John ‘Pot’ Butler (48) was pronounced dead at University Hospital Waterford at 4am on Saturday last despite the...

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Winter plan ‘fails again’

  THE wards at University Hospital Waterford remain closed and concerned family members looking to visit loved ones are blocked...

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Carrickpherish is a ‘nightmare’  

A RESIDENT of Mount Suir in Carrickpherish, who asked to remain anonymous, contacted the Waterford News & Star this week...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 4:41pm Read More

New halting sites proposed in five-year Traveller plan

AT last Thursday’s meeting of Waterford City & County Council, the 2019-2024 Traveller Accommodation Scheme – which all local authorities...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 4:38pm Read More

Greenway set to extend to Tramore

THE GREENWAY is set to extend from Waterford to Tramore, following Cllr Eamon Quinlan’s reiteration of the previously discussed extension...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 5:30pm Read More

Medical Card holders hit back against blood test fees

PATIENTS in possession of a valid medical card are being charged up to €35 per blood sample by their local...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 4:04pm Read More

Man (21) charged with murder of father in Portlaw

A 21-year-old man, appearing before Carrick-on-Suir District Court, has been charged with the murder of his father following an incident...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 11:46am Read More

John Halligan retires from political life

AS anticipated in this week’s print edition, Minister of State and Independent Alliance TD John Halligan will not contest the...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 8:00pm Read More

Gambling With Lives

Political apathy over gambling addiction frustrates counsellor  TWO Waterford city-based counsellors are seeing almost three times as many clients on...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 7:00pm Read More

THE GREEN ROOM AWARDS: And the nominees are… Part II

  The Green Room Awards take place in the Theatre Royal on February 2.    ARTS Correspondent PAT McEvoy reveals...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 10:50pm Read More