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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Waterford

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Jason Clancy
Inquiry into alleged collusion for Bill Kenneally abuse to conclude 'this year'
The former Fianna Fáil tallyman was sentenced to an additional four-and-half-years in prison this week.
# stuck in a rut
A strange agony awaits Waterford hurlers as they await Semple eviction
With just one win from four years of Munster round robins, problems run deep for the Deise
# Courts
Bill Kenneally given a four-and-a-half year sentence for indecently assaulting five boys
He has 10 previous convictions for indecent assault and is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and two months.
This month
May 2023
# Dunmore East
Popular Waterford beach at centre of 'bleaching' controversy loses Blue Flag status
There was outcry last year after Waterford City and County Council confirmed it had been using bleach as a ‘disinfectant’ for streams.
# Slings and Arrows
Anthony Nash: Sport is a losing game. I know all too well how Waterford's players feel now
Dealing with defeat when you’ve invested your life in a team is tough – but there’s always a way back.
SNA who resigned after alleged 'miscarriage' remark had 'little faith' in complaints process
The Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board has maintained it has always handled complaints by staff correctly.
Healthcare assistant 'asked to follow and watch' rival union members, WRC told
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The former staff member has taken a constructive dismissal case against charity Cheshire Foundation Ireland.
Last month
April 2023
# Reaction
Davy Fitz: 'It was absolutely terrible. We have no one to look at only ourselves'
A 0-27 to 0-18 loss for Waterford today at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Rebels
Cork fire 0-27 as they claim opening Munster hurling win over Waterford
29,204 attended today’s game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Waterford
Student (21) who died after getting into difficulty swimming off Waterford coast named locally
The Irish Coast Guard brought three people from the water.
# championship fever
Anthony Nash: Cork must match Waterford's intensity, or face stark consequences
If the Rebels want to progress from Munster, they will have to win their home games, starting tomorrow.
# Team news
O'Neill named in Limerick team, Cork hand out first senior champ starts to duo
Waterford have named Tom Barron in defence.
# Blow
'I’d say he is gone for the rest of the season' - Davy Fitz on Tadhg de Burca
Deise star injures Achilles in Limerick loss.
# Munster hurling
Limerick survive Waterford comeback
Flanagan’s first half goal the difference between the sides
# Munster hurling
Limerick survive Waterford comeback
Flanagan’s first half goal the difference between the sides
# Court
Man tells trial he was tied to tree as a child and abused by former sports coach
There are five complainants in the case, all men now in their 40s and 50s.
# Court
Court hears from first alleged victim in trial of ex-sports coach facing 266 counts of assault
The man is accused of 266 counts against five boys in locations in Waterford, Cork and Kilkenny between 1978 and 1993.
# Report
Waterford crash out of Munster as Clare hit them for 2-26
Keith Smyth and Senan Dunford did the damage for the Banner Under 20s.
# around the grounds
Brilliant Sligo defeat Mayo in Connacht semi-final, Down book Ulster final place
The Waterford-Clare Munster U20 hurling clash was postponed tonight.
# Team news
Cork captain Brian Hurley named to start against Clare
Maurice Shanley misses out on squad place for the Rebels.
# factcheck
Debunked: Claims of Dungarvan attacks by foreign nationals are baseless, according to Gardaí
An investigation resulted in the arrest of a woman for allegedly making a false report.
# Child Protection
Tusla didn't contact man over child abuse claim for 8 years as 'no worker was available'
Fourteen men came forward this week to allege they were abused by a now deceased teacher and guidance counsellor at the school.
March 2023
Moral panic 'fizzled out' of Dungarvan after gardaí arrested woman over alleged false statement
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Disinformation experts say the town is a textbook example of how the far-right attempts to exploit incidents.
Rumours circulated in recent weeks claiming that attacks were carried out in the town centre by migrant men.
In an unusual statement, gardaí said they were not aware of "any alleged spate of attacks by foreign nationals” and arrested a woman alleging she had "knowingly made a false report" about an incident.
Eoghan Dalton reports from Dungarvan on how locals feel about their town being the latest to become the centre of a national issue.
# Back In The Game
Keith Long appointed as new Waterford manager
The former Bohs boss replaces Danny Searle, who was sacked earlier this week.
# Waterford
Body discovered at scene of house fire in Tramore, Co Waterford
The scene at the house is currently being preserved for technical examination.
# Waterford
Approval granted for university to buy 20 acres on former Waterford Crystal site
The site has been mooted for use as student accommodation and to expand the university’s footprint in recent years.
# Deise Departure
Waterford on hunt for new manager after sacking Searle
The Englishman had been in charge since last June.
# Young Guns
Limerick open Munster U20 hurling title defence with win over Waterford
The reigning champions finished up four-point winners at the Fraher Field.
# Cannabis
Man arrested and over €100,000 of cannabis seized in Waterford
A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently held at a Garda station in Co. Waterford.
# shock closure
Siptu to raise millions paid out in dividends by Cartamundi's Ireland site in job losses talks
The company is to close its Waterford factory where 234 people are employed.
# Waterford
University Hospital Waterford closed to all visitors due to Covid-19 outbreak
Pressures on UHW has intensified since a fire in Wexford General Hospital, after which some patients were transferred to Waterford.
# cartamundi
234 jobs affected as toymaker to close Waterford factory
Cartamundi said a “post-Covid decline” in demand for board games, coupled with inflation and overcapacity, has brought about the closure.
# Teamsheets
Senior forwards to start for Waterford and Limerick in Munster U20 hurling opener
Throw-in at the Fraher Field in Dungarvan tomorrow night is 7pm.
# High Tide
Cork and Waterford councils issue flood warning due to high tides and heavy rain
Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow rain warning for Kerry until 8pm today and warned that the area will be ‘wet and windy with localised flooding’.
# Southeast
Appeals for plan to cope with waiting lists as Wexford A&E could remain shut for six months
While services have been resuming at the hospital, its emergency department remains closed.
# Waterford
Chairman asks woman to not discuss Garda complaint at local authority's policing meeting
He said that while she suffered an “absolutely life-changing experience”, it would not be appropriate to discuss the case in public.
# Analysis
Anthony Nash: Waterford not playing to strengths but Fitzgerald can find right formula
Deise have yet to marry talented players to a game plan that suits them.
# Dungarvan
Gardaí investigating alleged Waterford assault arrest woman for allegedly making false statement
In a statement, gardaí also said they were not aware of any alleged “spate of attacks by foreign nationals as suggested”.
# jakers
Morris hits hat-trick and Tipp seal top spot in Waterford win
Liam Cahill’s current side ran out 10-point winners against his former team.
# Waterford
After Saudi plans and 'bumps in the road', State's 'biggest' regeneration project breaks ground
It will see a combined investment estimated at over €500m for Waterford’s former docklands.