Thursday, 5th March 2015
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Minister Humphreys meets with

Co. Waterford Leas -Cathaoirleach/ Council Officials to discuss plans for Ireland 2016

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, this week (Wednesday) met with Mayors and Council officials from across the country to discuss the Government’s plans for Ireland 2016. The meeting was attended by Leas - Cathaoirleach Jason Murphy and Ms Jane Cantwell of Waterford County Council.

A workshop of county co-ordinators was also held with the Ireland 2016 Project Team, to facilitate the development of plans at local level to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said: “Ireland 2016 is the Government’s initiative to commemorate the 1916 Rising, to consider our achievements over the last 100 years, and to ask ourselves what we want to achieve in the next 100. Community involvement in the commemorations will enable as many people as possible across Co. Waterford to get involved so the commemorations leave a lasting legacy.

"The co-operation of Local Authorities is essential to ensure that events and initiatives are developed at a local level. I want the commemorations to extend right across the country. Every county will have some link to the Rising, but it’s also a chance for local people to look back... Read more »»

Minister Humphreys meets with

Minister Humphreys meets with

Death of Mr. Paddy Murphy, P.C., Lismore Park, Waterford

Death of Mr. Paddy Murphy, P.C.,   Lismore Park, Waterford

The death has taken place of Mr. Paddy Murphy, Lismore Park, Waterford at the age of 76 on Monday last. Paddy was a legend in local Fianna Fail political circles and throughout the Waterford constituency. Paddy "Moremiles’ as he was affectionately known... Read more »»

Massive Garda response to violence in Larchville

Residents left shocked after violent fracas

The residents of Larchville were left shocked and stunned by an outbreak of violence in the estate in the early hours of Saturday morning last.

According to a Garda statement a 999 Emergency line call was received at 06.33 hours on Saturday morning. A number of Garda crews were disptached arriving within minutes. Gardai spoke with witnesses who alleged that a number of youths were damaging a car.

A vehicle was followed by Gardai from the scene and found in Manor St. John. On... Read more »»

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    It is fair to say that of the two Government parties Labour is suffering the most when it comes to the level of disappointment felt by the electorate. It is a rule of thumb that the junior of the parties in any coalition party will always be the one that suffers the most when it comes to any election. However in Labour's case it would appear that they are currently being vilified by a public that seems to blame them directly for the current woes that the country is experiencing. But is it fair and if so what, i …

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