The weever fish is camouflaged in the sand, where it digs in, so that only the eyes, mouth and its venomous black dorsal fin project.

Swimmers and beach-goers are being advised to watch out for a particular type of venomous fish, which can cause a very painful sting. In the past wee(...)

Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

“He is the writer in our language who can best be compared with Hans Christian Andersen and the brothers Grimm” - US literary historian Malcolm Cowle(...)

Santa was on hand at the opening of Winterval Christmas festival in Waterford on Friday

This year’s Winterval kicked off the festive season on Friday when Santa delivered a giant ice block to the artists at Waterford Crystal who will tran(...)

Stelian Ciuciu (right), with his children Jennifer, Miriama, Stelian Jnr and Mirabella, representing the Roma community at the anti-racism rally in Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Civic leaders in Waterford have joined with An Garda Síochána to urge people not to take the law into their own hands following incidents last weekend(...)

Waterford North Quays, photographed in 2002, “should be a focus for major development”

The disused North Quays in Waterford should be the focus for “major development” and have the potential to be a “landmark reflecting the new confiden(...)

Cousins Emma (13) and Jordan (12) Pim at the Quaker memorial in Wyse Park, Waterford city, a former Quaker burial ground. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The contribution of the Quakers to life in Waterford is to be remembered this weekend with the unveiling of a memorial at the site of the first Quaker(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

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(...)