2016 took a phenomenal number of people from the world of entertainment prompting much hand wringing and cries of “Oh my God, what’s happening? The world’s gone crazy!” Well, no. Not really. Let’s be brutally honest here, the vast majority of those who died were actually elderly, in their late 60s or 70s. It doesn’t make their loss any less sad but it is a stark reality nevertheless. George Michael was different, aged just 53 is shockingly young….
Waterford’s League of Ireland story enters a new era
The new era in Waterford’s League of Ireland’s story has begun with the appointment of Pat Fenlon and Alan Reynolds as part of the club’s new management team in director of football and head coach roles respectively. The club will also henceforth be known as Waterford FC instead of Waterford United…
Majority of towns clean but 2016 sees rise in litter levels nationally
No litter blackspots but ’disappointing’ deterioration in Dublin City Galvone in Limerick City at foot of rankings Dumping replacing litter as critical environmental issue 2016 saw […]
THE GREEN GOD
Right, where was I? Ah yes, the guitarist whose career came off the tracks. This, you may recall, was the planned blog last month until the easily distracted yours truly went off in a different direction altogether. The man I’m talking about is Peter Green, the so called Green God and founder of Fleetwood Mac. I’d have thought it’s reasonable to assume there are a great many people unaware that there was ever a bloke called Green in the Mac…
Collisions close routes in the South East tonight as weather conditions worsen
AA Roadwatch is reporting three separate collisions, which have closed roads in the region tonight. In Waterford, the N25 Waterford/ Cork Rd between Kilmeaden and Carroll’s […]
Social Welfare Christmas Bonus to be issued during the week beginning November 28th.
The Christmas Bonus, which was partially restored 2 years ago, has been increased by a further 10% for people on weekly long-term social welfare payments. It was confirmed in Budget 2017 that there will be an 85% bonus for Christmas 2016. It will be paid to pensioners and most welfare recipients…..
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Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy passes away aged 62
The death has occurred of popular Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy following a short illness. He was 62.
The news was announced by WLRfm in a statement:
“Waterford local radio station WLRfm is very saddened that our loved colleague Billy McCarthy has died after a short illness.”
CSO releases Irish Health Survey Results
The Central Statistics Office has released results from the Irish Health Survey 2015. This release provides figures on various aspects of the self-reported health status of […]