# Waterford

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.
This week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
'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.
Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
'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.
This month
September 2023
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.
Last month
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.”
Ken McGrath set to head up star-studded Waterford U20 hurling management
Waterford last won the provincial title at this level in 2016.
'Precautionary' boil notice for over 80,000 in southeast as water workers take strike action
Water service workers have taken industrial action across 12 local council areas.
Man dies and woman hospitalised after getting into difficulty off Waterford coast
The alarm was raised after a report of two people in difficulty yesterday evening.
This year
A museum about death has just opened in Waterford
The Irish Wake Museum was opened today by Minister Darragh O’Brien today in Waterford city.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cork fire 0-27 as they claim opening Munster hurling win over Waterford
29,204 attended today’s game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Student (21) who died after getting into difficulty swimming off Waterford coast named locally
The Irish Coast Guard brought three people from the water.
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.
O'Neill named in Limerick team, Cork hand out first senior champ starts to duo
Waterford have named Tom Barron in defence.
'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.