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Pride flags raised in Waterford City taken down and burned

The Mayor of Waterford says he's extremely upset to learn that Pride flags on The Mall in Waterford City were burned overnight.

The flags were raised on Friday for Pride Month, to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the county.

Mayor Damien Geoghegan says he was really disappointed to learn of the news this morning.

"The flags on The Mall in Waterford were taken down overnight and actually burned.

"I'm so disappointed that someone went out of their way to destroy them in such a public fash

Oh deer: Farmers call for severe cull as population increases in Waterford

The deer population in West Waterford has grown exponentially in recent times and farmers are calling for the wild animals to be culled.

That's according to Cllr Pat Nugent who says at the moment, Sika and Fallow deer are roaming fields and forests from Knockanore to Ardmore.

According to the Department of Agriculture in Wicklow, scientific research has shown that the same strain of TB is circulating among cattle, deer and badgers. However, that research does not indicate whether deer are mo

Meet the 88-year-old who gives daffodils away to neighbours and friends

The village of Mooncoin in South Kilkenny might be known for the rose, but in the townland of Kilcraggan, it is the daffodil that reigns supreme.

In the field at the front of O’Halloran’s farmhouse, the family decided to use the land unconventionally.

In 1968, James O’Halloran made a trip to Waterford City, where he surprised even the shop owners with his purchase.

“I went into Harper’s on The Quay and I bought 300 weight of bulbs. They cost me a penny-ha’penny each and it came to £30,” he sa

Flake shortage could lead to 99 problems for ice cream shop owners

Some people like a scoop of ice cream, others prefer it whirled up in a tub, but for lovers of the 99, the supply of the Irish delicacy could be cut short this summer.

Over the past number of months, the implication of the UK leaving the EU has been felt by shops and businesses in the Republic who would have regularly imported products from Britain.

For shops that sell 99 ice-creams, like Beach World in Tramore, Co Waterford, there has been a massive scramble to stock up on Cadbury’s Flakes.

Cabinet Ministers 'togging out in their own county's jerseys', says Shanahan

A Waterford Independent TD says that the Taoiseach's 2016 pre-election promise that there would be 24-7 Cardiac Care at University Hospital Waterford, will not be forgotten by voters in the South-East.

Speaking in the Dáil during Leaders' Questions, Deputy Matt Shanahan told Michéal Martin his legacy depends on securing the service, as well as the delivery of the Technological University of the South-East (TUSE).

The Waterford TD said a photo that was taken on the grounds of University Hospita

Debenhams: Fear, apprehension and pigeons on the Waterford picket

Former Debenhams workers in Waterford city have a "knot in the pit of their stomach" over how their longstanding picket will end.

Liquidator KPMG have began packing stock in Waterford, with standoffs having taken place at other stores around the country in recent weeks, including in Dublin and Tralee.

Trade union Mandate has also posted ballots to members for a vote on a fund which would provide retraining to laid off workers.

Former shop steward Michelle Gavin says many of the former staff f

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Listen: Here's what happened in Waterford when nightclubs reopened

Talks between Government officials and groups representing nightclubs and late-night venues are taking place today.

At present, it looks as though tickets for nightclubs and late bars will have to be booked an hour in advance.

Government officials have told representatives of the hospitality sector that all tickets will have to be digital.

Congregation outside of clubs will also be prohibited, with only ticket holders allowed to queue up.

It comes as nightclubs across the country reopened fo

Listen: "What you do wrong tonight is right tomorrow night - that's cards"

The Dunhill hurlers were not the only local team to come up trumps over the weekend.

Card playing returned at Harney's in Dunhill for the first time in 18 months last week following the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions last Monday.

The national card game of 25s has many variations across the country, including in 45s in West Waterford and 30s in East Waterford.

Despite being a huge Irish tradition for many years, there are fears the game will fade away, with card players urging younger

Periods: Waterford women dish the details on their TOM

The accessibility of sanitary products has come to the fore this week, with Lidl's announcement that they would be the first shop in the world to provide pads and tampons for free.

Also in the past two weeks, Cllrs in Waterford passed a motion unanimously for period products to be made available in public buildings for free.

But why is this important? And, is there still a stigma when it comes to talking about periods?

Aoife Kearns finds out more...

Featured Videos

Meet two of the artists behind the artwork on Stephen Street in Waterford City who are taking part in this year’s Waterford Walls Festival. 🎨

Posted by WLR FM on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Will Fahy from Outpost Creations gave us a sneak-peek of one of Waterford's spookiest secrets...Think space meets spiders

Posted by WLR FM on Saturday, October 30, 2021