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# Waterford

This month
November 2023
Two children taken to hospital after collision between jeep and e-scooter
One of the children’s injuries are considered to be serious, according to gardaí.
Coughlan scores extra-time winner as Waterford earn promotion and relegate Cork City
The Limerick native’s 101st-minute penalty restored the Blues’ top-flight status.
Abuse victim who was allegedly turned away from garda station sues gardaí
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
A man alleges he named Bill Kenneally as his abuser to gardaí in 1985 – but gardaí declined to take a formal report.
The report has been described as a 'missed opportunity' to apprehend Kenneally decades before his eventual arrest.
It's formed part of an inquiry examining how State agencies handled claims of sexual abuse by the sports coach.
Kenneally, a former Fianna Fáil tallyman, is currently in prison for the abuse of 15 boys.
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
Senior garda tells inquiry that sex offender abused at least 29 people
Gardaí ask for public's help finding missing teenager Jack Faulkner
When last seen, Jack was wearing a black The North Face jacket and grey trousers.
After ending county's 78-year wait for All-Ireland camogie final, Waterford boss departs
Waterford lost September’s final at the hands of Cork.
Schoolteacher sentenced after trying to 'dismantle and destroy' lives of gardaí
Gardaí caught the man by matching his hand writing to letters he had penned.
Last month
October 2023
Antisemitic graffiti spotted in Tramore town before being removed by council
Gardaí said there was no active investigation ongoing.
Man (20s) and woman (80s) die following separate collisions in Co Cork and Co Waterford
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to both incidents to make contact with them.
Two women hospitalised after being attacked by XL Bully dog in Co Waterford
The incident occurred around lunchtime yesterday in an area in St John’s Park which is in the centre of the city.
People with ‘tax payment difficulties’ due to Storm Babet urged to ‘engage early’ with Revenue
People across Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Waterford who are facing tax payment difficulties due to the recent flooding are advised to ‘engage with Revenue early’.
Public 'strongly advised' to avoid cliff walk after landslide in Dunmore East
The Dunmore East to Ballymacaw cliff path at Portally Cove is closed until further notice.
In pictures: Children carried from school during evacuation as floods hit south-east
Locals and emergency services tackled the rapidly rising waters throughout the region today.
Buildings evacuated in parts of Waterford and Kilkenny amid heavy flooding
A Status Orange rain warning is in place until 1am for three counties.
Storm Babet: Cork roads remain impassable after 'worst flooding in 40 years'
The storm brought heavy rainfall to counties like Cork and Waterford, leading to major flooding.
Former Fianna Fáil TD to provide inquiry with letter received from child abuser Bill Kenneally
State agencies have been questioned on how they handled allegations around the sports coach.
Wetherspoons selling pubs in Cork, Waterford and Carlow for €10m
Three pubs will be sold as going concerns but the UK group will hang onto its Dublin and Belfast outposts.
September 2023
Status Yellow warning for rain issued for Cork, Kerry and Waterford
Cork, Kerry, and Waterford will be under the weather alert from 8am tomorrow morning until 8pm tomorrow night.
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
The Commission of Investigation concluded its first public hearings this week with new light thrown on the case.
'Missed opportunities' by gardaí in 1980s to apprehend sex offender - child protection expert
The commission of investigation into an alleged cover-up heard that there was a ‘missed opportunity’ to apprehend the sex offender at an earlier date.
Bill Kenneally case 'one of the most serious cases of paedophilia ever in Ireland', judge says
‘The children knew about it and older children were warning young children about the danger,’ Mr Justice Michael White said.
Senior garda tells inquiry that sex offender abused at least 29 people
Chief Superintendent Anthony Petitt alleged there may be more victims who have not come forward.
'I found it a very strange policing attitude, when he had info that... 3 boys had been abused'
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
An inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse finally opened to the public this week – this is what happened.
Eamon Ryan claims Green Party is the 'most effective' junior coalition partner in Irish history
Ryan told his colleagues at the party’s think-in that the Greens have “learnt from the past” and are determined to play a “decisive role”.
Tenants say gardaí 'made eejits' of them after calling for assistance during improper eviction
“You could’ve put anything in front of me, and I would’ve signed it,” the tenant told The Journal.
Gardaí didn't contact abuse victim until 'day after' newspaper article about the case, inquiry told
The long-running inquiry heard claims that the abuse of one victim became a subject of ‘gossip’ among gardaí.
Man (20s) arrested during protest at Waterford eviction on Saturday
Footage shared on social media on Saturday showed a protest at the eviction.
Record setters Ballygunner motivated by drive from within
In overtaking south Waterford’s Erin’s Own and Mount Sion, Ballygunner set a record that will be hard to ever overtake.
Man in critical condition after hit-and-run in Waterford city
An appeal has been issued for witnesses or people with camera or dashcam footage to contact gardai.
Hiqa keeping close eye on disability service as two ex-staff win WRC cases against management
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Concerns have been raised by residents and union officials over a centre run by Cheshire Ireland in Waterford.
HIQA praises EDs in Beaumont Hospital and University Hospital Waterford after recent inspections
Both hospitals were deemed to have ‘effective operational measures’ in place to reduce overcrowding in the Emergency Departments.
Waterford and Dublin senior GAA club games live on TV next Sunday
Walsh Park and Parnell Park host the two encounters on TG4.
August 2023
Jason O’Connor charged with attempted murder of Charlie Cooper in 2016 shooting
Charlie Cooper, then 38, suffered multiple gunshot wounds but survived following emergency surgery in James Connolly Hospital.
Siptu members in Clonmel and Waterford reach agreement in Iceland dispute
A settlement, reached with the supermarket’s examiner, agrees to “fast-track” redundancy packages and secure all monies owed.
Siptu demands 'immediate' meeting with Iceland examiner as Waterford staff face 'forced closure'
According to a sign placed on the front of the store yesterday evening, staff were informed of the closure with ‘only 30 minutes notice’.
All Together Now to undertake 'full review' of disability access following criticism
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Calls were made for a review of the festival’s accessibility after disabled people who bought tickets could not access the main arena.
Organisers are also facing questions over why they claimed to have partnered with the Irish Wheelchair Association for this year's event - the charity has denied any such involvement.
'I'm not looking to be chauffeured for the weekend but please don't make it that I'm struggling to get into the festival,' one attendee told reporter Eoghan Dalton.
The man has been offered a full refund having left Curraghmore without staying a night.
'You would see all the hurlers’ signatures and our names going on alongside them. It just melted my heart'
Waterford bid for All-Ireland glory in today’s camogie final against Cork.
Iarnród Éireann announces revised bank holiday services
Line works and sporting fixtures over the bank holiday weekend have led to revised timetables.
July 2023
Waterford firm linked to Australian 'megachurch' contracted to house refugees
Shalom Living has been contracted to provide accommodation for up to 77 international protection applicants on an estate in Co Waterford.
Waterford tapas bar owners withdraw license bid amid claims they owe money to wineseller
Mr Justice Simon McAleese said he’d have had “serious concerns” if the owners had gone ahead with their plans to reopen the premises.
Infant boy in critical condition airlifted to hospital after incident in Waterford
A Garda spokesman said: “An infant boy appears to have been involved in a collision with a vehicle.”