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no responses. November 18, 2015 News Team

Submissions On Waterford Kilkenny Border welcomed


Submissions On Waterford Kilkenny Border welcomed

A formal Public Notice was published on 17th November 2015, inviting submissions with regard to the review. Submissions are to be received by 15th January 2016.

Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Mr. Alan Kelly TD, has announced the establishment of statutory committees to review local government boundaries in Athlone, Carlow, Drogheda and Waterford. “The main rationale for boundary alteration is to bring the administrative jurisdictions into line with the current settlement and development position and the reviews I have announced are clearly warranted given the significant overspill of population in each of these cases into another county”, the Minister said.

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weather alert

no responses. November 16, 2015 News Team

Met Eireann warned that the ferocious winds will hit Ireland from 10am before it batters Britain later tomorrow evening


Met Eireann warned that the ferocious winds will hit Ireland from 10am before it batters Britain later tomorrow evening

A weather warning is in place tomorrow for counties Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Storm Barney is the second storm to be named under the “name our storms” project by the Met Office and Met Éireann, which asked the public to suggest names. The storm is being caused by a series of low pressure systems from the Atlantic.

The south of Ireland and Wales can expect the strongest winds on Tuesday afternoon, which will transfer to central and southern England on Tuesday evening.

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Tramore Christmas Carnival

no responses. November 13, 2015 Online

Tramore Christmas Carnival 2015


Tramore Christmas Carnival 2015

Returning after a highly successful début in 2014, the Tramore Christmas Carnival promises to be a fun, festive event for all the family! Attractions on offer will include a host of Funfair Rides, a plethora of Local Craft and Food Stalls, a Giant Post Box for your letters to Santa Claus, Carol Singing by Klub Muzik, a Panto Preview Performance by Tramore Musical Society and beautiful shop-fronts competing for Best Dressed Window, judged by Councillor Joe Conway.

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Gracedieu Manor on the Tramore Road

no responses. November 13, 2015 News Team

Juror has his car clamped beside temporary courthouse at Grace Dieu Manor on the Tramore Road


Juror has his car clamped beside temporary courthouse at Grace Dieu Manor on the Tramore Road

A juror involved in a criminal trial in the temporary courthouse at Grace Dieu Manor on the Tramore Road had his car clamped in the adjacent car park, the Circuit Criminal Court was told in Waterford, last week.

The chairman of the jury complained to Judge Eugene O’Kelly that the clamp was attached to the wheel of the car while the juror was in the Jury Room and unable to leave to put coins in the parking ticket machine.

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Waterford TD John Deasy says Summerhill situation getting worse and becoming unsafe.

no responses. November 11, 2015 News Team

Waterford TD John Deasy says urgent local authority action is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in the vicinity of Árdscoil na Mara in Tramore


Waterford TD John Deasy says urgent local authority action is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in the vicinity of Árdscoil na Mara in Tramore

Waterford TD John Deasy says Summerhill situation getting worse and becoming unsafe.

“I’ve been contacted by parents and residents about this problem. They and teachers in the new secondary school are also very frustrated about traffic delays in the general Summerhill area and potential safety issues.”

The fact that the only access route to the school is via the same junction as the Summerhill Centre — which includes Tesco, Lidl, a busy doctors’ surgery, a bank, and other businesses — has created a bottleneck most weekday mornings and afternoons.

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weather alert

no responses. November 10, 2015 News Team

Ireland expects its first “named Storm” of the season


Ireland expects its first “named Storm” of the season

The first named storm of the season will bring wind, rain and travel delays to Ireland and the United Kingdom from November 12 to November 13.

Prior to its arrival Wednesday will see ‘gusty showers’ across the country, according to AccuWeather, although temperatures will still remain high

Accuweather state on their website: “Ahead of this storm, there will be gusty showers across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and northern England on Wednesday.

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Bolger Brothers

no responses. November 10, 2015 News Team

Bolger brothers inquest recommends state implement regular system testing


Bolger brothers inquest recommends state implement regular system testing

The jury in the inquest into the deaths of three Co Waterford brothers who drowned while out fishing in June of 2013 have recommended that the State put in place a system to regularly test safety signalling devices.

Verdicts of death by drowning were returned at the Coroner’s court in Tramore on last Thursday in relation to brothers Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger from Passage East who died on June 12 of 2013 after the signalling device which should have sent a beacon to the emergency services when their vessel ran into trouble failed to go off.

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Michael Martin ~ Man jailed for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

no responses. November 5, 2015 News Team

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl


Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

A man who falsely imprisoned an 11-year-old girl in Co Laois earlier this year has been sentenced to 17 years in jail at Portlaoise Circuit Court, with […]

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WIT Sports Campus, Carriganore

no responses. November 4, 2015 News Team

WIT sports centre will cost millions more than originally estimated


WIT sports centre will cost millions more than originally estimated

The controversial public building project in Waterford will cost millions more to complete than was originally estimated, according to documents presented to an Oireachtas committee. The National Hurling and Camogie Centre planned at Waterford Institute of Education was estimated to cost €9.7m, but figures just released show the cost of the project is closer to €15m.

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Bank Of Ireland Way Out

no responses. November 4, 2015 News Team

Bank Of Ireland Customers Not Happy About Plans To Curtail Cash Withdrawals


Bank Of Ireland Customers Not Happy About Plans To Curtail Cash Withdrawals

There has been outrage among Bank of Ireland customers, after bank officials announced new draconian regulations which will affect how many people carry out their banking.

The Bank of Ireland says customers will soon no longer be able to withdraw less than €700 or lodge less than €3,000 at the counter in some of its branches. Instead, customers will have to use ATMs or electronic banking.

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