Portlaw

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Stalag XXA: Cpl Tom McGrath, who escaped from the German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942. Photograph courtesy family collection

Until two years ago Tom McGrath had no idea that his father had served in the British army in the second World War. Neither did he know that Tom snr h(...)

A Garda stands watch at the house where a man died after an assault at Coolfin Meadows, Portlaw, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A man in his 50s who was fatally assaulted in his house on Thursday afternoon in Portlaw, Co Waterford, is understood to have been struck with an impl(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Fine Gael TD will say he was “astonished” that fellow party member and Senator Paudie Coffey is suing for defamation over a newspaper article, a Hig(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey, a former TD and minister of state, is suing Iconic Newspapers, publisher of the ‘Kilkenny People’. File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times.

A Fine Gael senator claims he was defamed when likened to an 18th century highway robber in a report in a local newspaper which featured comments from(...)

Curraghmore House in Co Waterford lit up for the All Together Now festival.

At some point over the course of the All Together Now festival in Co Waterford last weekend, a rumour started circulating. It concerned one Lord Water(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Advertising hoarding is ripped off during Storm Ophelia near Kent Station in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Schull-based Independent Cork South-West TD Michael Collins was one of the many public representatives up early on Monday in anticipation of a long da(...)

Rocketts Castle, Co Waterford

The background to Rocketts Castle estate, near the model town of Portlaw in Waterford, reads like a rollercoaster novel with land grabs, lost fortunes(...)

This week, from Lismore to Portlaw and Tallow to Tramore, big John Mullane’s (ever so slightly adapted) words are everywhere: “I Loves Me County.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford is fit to burst. Afraid to exhale. So this is what it’s like when an entire county holds its breath. The bunting is out across the city, but(...)

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co Waterford.

It was a marriage that created one of the most powerful political dynasties in Ireland in the 18th century and now it’s to be commemorated with an eve(...)