National News

Chief medical officer urges parents to register children for Covid vaccine

By Cate McCurry and Dominic McGrath, PA The State’s chief medical officer has urged parents of children aged 12 to 15 to get them vaccinated after the Government moved to extend the programme to younger teenagers. The Cabinet on Tuesday...

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Gardaí investigate alleged rape of Defence Forces member at quarantine hotel

A criminal investigation has begun into the alleged rape of a member of the Defence Forces at a hotel used...

Wednesday, 28/07/21 - 6:45am Read More

Woman held in murder probe as child dies after Belfast stabbing

By David Young, PA Police have launched a murder investigation after a child was killed in Belfast. A woman has...

Wednesday, 28/07/21 - 6:19am Read More

Up to 20,000 people in Ireland could have silent disease hepatitis C

By Cate McCurry, PA Up to 20,000 people in Ireland may have the silent disease hepatitis C – as the...

Wednesday, 28/07/21 - 6:05am Read More

Increased spending on healthcare needed as costs rise and population ages

By Cate McCurry, PA A “substantial” increase in spending on primary, community, and long-term health and social care is needed,...

Wednesday, 28/07/21 - 6:02am Read More

Government to impose blanket vaccine guidelines for schools

Digital Desk Staff Schools will not be allowed to set their own rules on vaccinations for staff and students, with...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 10:00pm Read More

Housing Minister admits homes for €600,000 are ‘not affordable’

Digital Desk Staff Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien, has said that any home for sale for €600,000 is “not affordable”. As...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 9:24pm Read More

Murder accused said he gave Nadine Lott ‘six or seven hard digs’

Alison O’Riordan A man who denies murdering his ex-girlfriend Nadine Lott told gardaí that they had “a domestic” and later...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 8:39pm Read More

Man avoids jail for providing customers illegal access to cable television

Brion Hoban A legally blind man who operated a business providing customers with illegal access to cable television has received...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 8:13pm Read More

Prisoner sentenced to two more years after threat to prison officer

Sonya McLean A man serving a 12-year sentence for conspiracy to murder will now serve an additional two years for...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 8:12pm Read More

Waterford News

Wedding attendees may require vaccination cert

EARLIER today, government officials confirmed that from August 5, up to 100 wedding attendees will be permitted. This long-awaited announcement was welcomed by many with upcoming weddings. One such couple is Sylvia McNeill and Thomas Murphy, who are due to...

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Recent deaths of people from Waterford

  WATERFORD CITY & TRAMORE   IT’S with deep and sad regret that we place on record the death of...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 2:49pm Read More

Waterford News & Star Family Notices: July 27

HAYES Belvedere Manor In loving memory of Steven (Pete) Hayes whose 6th anniversary occurs at this time. Words cannot express...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 2:25pm Read More

Dunhill beekeeper awarded silver on the European market

THIRD-GENERATION beekeeper Trish O’Neill has been awarded Silver in the Hand and Nail Care category of the 10th annual European...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 1:43pm Read More

On the front page: Tragedy strikes Tramore

TRAGIC scenes unfolded on Sunday evening when a man in his 60s, who was recovered from shallow water at Tramore...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 11:30am Read More

High incidence of Covid “across many counties”

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has today been notified of 1,345 confirmed cases of Covid-19. As of 8am, some...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 6:44pm Read More

Less than two per cent of Council’s housing stock currently vacant

AS of Monday, July 12, one and a half per cent (1.5%) of Waterford City & County Council’s total housing...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 6:32pm Read More

Customers in heaven as indoor service resumes

AS indoor service resumed today (Monday) publican and owner of the Wander Inn, John Aylward was busy tacking up a...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 5:30pm Read More

Sections of N72 to close for two to three weeks in August

THERE will be a ‘significant closure’ of the N72 in West Waterford during August as road crews complete extensive resurfacing...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 5:16pm Read More

Post mortem to take place following Tramore tragedy

A post mortem is expected to be carried out today on the remains of a male in his 60s who...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 2:23pm Read More