Category: LOCAL NEWS

Child Who Abused Cleric Walks Free

A 10-year-old boy who met a 57-year-old priest through the facebook networking website, before suggesting to the priest perform some kind of sex act on him in a car, walked free from court yesterday with a suspended juvenile jail term. Benjamin Mackey, of Portlaw, Co Waterford, pleaded guilty at Waterford District Court to a charge… Read more »

Large Talking Digital Clock Planned For Ard Ri Hotel

IN January 2011 the “Ard Ri Hotel”, which has been an eyesore for many, will be totally transformed into a beautiful eighties style digital clock. The talking LED clock will cost Irish tax payers €657m and will be the biggest of its kind in Europe. David Flynn, the developer now in charge of the 27… Read more »

Waterford County Council: Black And Amber Road Signs Abolished

Motorists entering county Waterford are being reminded today that all black and amber road signs are due to change as the county adopts a new approach to its Anti-Kilkenny campaign. From Monday 24th of May, the colour of road signs will change to a more traditional blue and white in order to break away from… Read more »

Man Freed After Murder Quiz

A man being questioned over the violent death of a 74 year old Kilkenny man has been released by murder squad detectives after successfully answering 35 TV soap murder questions correctly. The man, in his early twenties, was arrested in connection with the killing of Paddy Burke in Waterford city. Gardai stated that the man… Read more »

Appeal After Another Hit-And-Run Dog Found

GARDAI have appealed for witnesses to a suspected hit-and-run incident in which a beloved family pet lost its life in the early hours of yesterday morning. Beigey (3), 19 lower yellow brick road, Waterford, was discovered by a passing motorist lying snout down in the middle of the road at 3.50am. He had suffered serious… Read more »

Jail For Child With Adult Porn Images

AN 8-YEAR-OLD unemployed boy was sentenced to three months imprisonment for possession of man pornography. James Logan, with an address at 517 Braken grove, Waterford city, was caught with 8 images of middle aged men performing lewd acts on women on his computer during an investigation into his extra- curricular activities by his father. Twenty… Read more »

Portlaws First Gay Pride March Defies Critics

SEVERAL gays and one lesbian gathered in the main Square in a show that defied opposition by village officials and ultra-Catholic members of the local community. Undeterred by a jeering council worker who was sweeping the street at the time, the marchers moved peacefully through Brown street in a colourful cavalcade of latex and speedos,… Read more »

Family mourns loss of Sky movie package

A HEARTBROKEN Waterford family are today still trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of their Sky movie package on their UPC digital cable system. Sky movies 1-9 and Film four were all disconnected from their family home in Lisduggan on Monday afternoon. The movie package was part of their subscription service with… Read more »