Professor Louise Richardson has been nominated  as Oxford University’s next Vice-Chancellor - a post equivalent to chief executive. Photograph: University of St Andrews

Waterford-born academic Prof Louise Richardson is set to become the first woman to lead the University of Oxford. The university, the oldest in the En(...)

The number of common dolphins stranded throughout the country since October is close to the amount that should be expected for an entire year

Scientists have expressed alarm at a recent spike in dolphin strandings which has seen almost 20 of the animals recovered on Irish shores in the last (...)

Jamie Codd guiding  Shaneshill to victory at Punchestown. The Grade One Bumper winner will be fancied in the Navan Novice Hurdle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Shaneshill is the star equine attraction on Navan’s Grade Two card but Davy Condon’s return to action will be the most welcome element to the pre-fe(...)

Up to 30 residents of a second direct provision centre in Waterford have begun a protest over asylum application delays .The residents of Atlantic Hou(...)

Grace O’Sullivan on Tramore beach in Co Waterford. “As an Irish person and an environmental person I look towards Europe.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run fo(...)

Sunrise over Waterford estuary and the meeting of the Three Sister, the Barrow, Nore and Suir. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“There are three towns in Tramore, ” says John Culbert, former chairman of the town’s Chamber of Commerce. “The tourist area, the new housing e(...)

The great joy of knowing a local beauty spot like the back of your hand is at the heart of The Backstrand, a new book on the tidal lagoon behind the m(...)

An ambulance at Dunmore East harbour, Co Waterford, where the bodies of brothers Paul (50), Kenny (47) and Shane Bolger (45), from Passage East, were brought ashore by the RNLI vessel to a waiting ambulance. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The fishing community on the southeast coast was in shock last night after three brothers perished at sea yesterday when they got into difficulty whil(...)