National News

‘None of us are immune’: Vast majority of new Covid cases are people under 25, officials say

By Joel Slattery The trend of more and more younger people contracting the virus has continued “77% of cases reported today are under 25 years of age,” Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said. “Covid-19 is extremely infectious and none...

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Coronavirus: Six more deaths announced as health officials confirm 23 more cases

By Joel Slattery Six more people have died having contracted Covid-19, health officials have announced. This evening’s announcement means there...

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Tralee shopper, 75, forced into ‘tug of war’ with female handbag snatcher

By Anne Lucey A 75-year-old woman who parked her car near a church in Tralee last January was on her...

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Cork TD calls for regional lockdowns should new Covid-19 clusters emerge

Independent T.D. for Cork Michael Collins has called on the government to introduce a regional lockdown if one area of...

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Coronavirus: No deaths in North reported so far this week

By Press Association No further deaths have been recorded with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health said, leaving...

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Financial services provider in Dublin searched as part of fraud investigation

Gardaí are carrying out a search at a Dublin financial services provider as part of a fraud investigation. Officers from...

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Ireland’s quarantine policy ‘the worst of all worlds’ – Shortall

Ireland’s quarantine policy has been described ‘the worst of all worlds’, because it does not distinguish between safe and dangerous...

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Donohoe has 50/50 chance of getting top Eurogroup job, says MEP

Finance ministers from the EU’s 19 Eurozone countries will elect a new president of the Eurogroup later today. Ireland’s finance...

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CAB seize over €66k in cash and a car as part of investigation into crime group

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) have conducted a search at two locations in Dublin this morning as part of an...

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Students urged to apply for SUSI grant before priority deadline today

New applicants to SUSI still have an opportunity to have their application prioritised if they submit it before midnight tonight....

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Waterford News

Staff to be maintained in Tesco fuel station takeover

FOLLOWING their announcement at the end of 2019 regarding the merger of their fuel stations, Tesco have completed the transfer of their 22 fuel stations around Ireland. Stations in Ballybeg, Tramore, Ardkeen and all remaining Irish stations will now bear...

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“You’d be surprised how many people my age can’t read or write,” says city pensioner

A Waterford man in his mid-70s has spoken about the difficulties he has faced throughout his adulthood given that he...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 7:03pm Read More

No increase locally but national picture is concerning

THE number of covid-19 cases in Waterford is 160 as of July 7 – no change in today’s update. However,...

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Gardaí issue advice after reports of Vishing scam

OVER the last couple of weeks Gardaí in Waterford have received a number of reports from people who were caught...

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Elderly man dies in Ballytruckle fire

AT a sitting of the Coroner’s Court in Waterford Courthouse, last Thursday, July 2, the court heard details leading to...

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Death of former Ambassador Eamon Ryan

The death has occurred of retired Irish Ambassador Eamon Ryan, who was a native of Waterford. Born in Waterford and son...

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A 96 year old legend

IN May of last year, Ronan Morrissey of the Waterford News & Star spoke to a Wexford man, who is...

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23 year old appears in court in connection with Garda assault

A 23 year old male appeared in Waterford District Court this morning (Thursday, July 9) in relation to an incident...

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Vast majority of local licensed premises in compliance with Covid-19 regulations

WATERFORD publicans and restaurant owners are not among the 26 licensed premises across the State that may face prosecution for...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 12:11pm Read More

Take a virtual tour of a superb Ferrybank home

What: Four bed detached Where: Almar House, Larkfield, Ferrybank How much: €495,000 SHERRY FitzGerald John Rohan is offering a virtual...

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