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...

Read More

Winter plan ‘fails again’

  THE wards at University Hospital Waterford remain closed and concerned family members looking to visit loved ones are blocked by closed doors, emblazoned with the words “Outbreak Alert”. Since January 1 there has only been one day when there...

Read More

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

Walsh Park revamp nets €3.75 million funding boost

THE long-awaited redevelopment of Walsh Park has moved a step closer to fruition following the allocation of €3.75 million in...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 6:00pm Read More

North Quay and Greenway to enhance local authority links

THE pending North Quays project, in addition to the advancement of the Kilkenny (Waterford to New Ross) Greenway ought to...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 5:00pm Read More

Bone fragment on view due to tomb erosion

DAMAGE to a graveyard tomb, which exposed a fragment of a human jawbone to full public view, was not caused...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 4:31pm Read More

Paul touched many lives in his short time on earth

Paul Rogers 1975 – 2020 FOR 44 years Paul Rogers brought joy and laughter to those that knew him. Well...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 4:26pm Read More

Storm Brendan brings gusty conditions and power outages

WATERFORD braced itself for battering wind and rain of Storm Brendan with warnings of gusts up to 110km expected in...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 10:16am Read More

Fatal Assault in Portlaw

Gardaí in Waterford have arrested a man in his 20s following a fatal assault in Portlaw, Co. Waterford. Gardaí were...

Saturday, 11/01/20 - 9:06am Read More

Cancer patients impacted by planned procedures cancellations

CANCER surgeries are among a number of planned procedures now cancelled in hospitals in Waterford and Cork, meaning time-critical prostate,...

Friday, 10/01/20 - 7:16am Read More

GREEN ROOM AWARDS: And the nominees are…

Nominees for the Waterford News & Star Green Room Awards   THE Waterford News & Star Green Room Awards take...

Thursday, 09/01/20 - 5:18pm Read More

Newtown in mourning following shock death of Maurice Lenihan

THE skies were sunken and grey over Maurice Lenihan’s beloved Newtown on Sunday morning while the air was thick with...

Wednesday, 08/01/20 - 7:00pm Read More

Dan McGrath (1962-2019): Dungarvan’s Pied Piper

“Ideas cascaded from Danny. He didn’t know reverse gear.” TO write of Danny McGrath in the past tense is obscene....

Tuesday, 07/01/20 - 5:00pm Read More