Ray Griffin

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Waterford Institute of Technology: ‘The brain drain is likely to continue to accelerate with the recently announced Ireland 2040 plan,’ says the  South East Economic Monitor report. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Ireland’s southeast is suffering “a lost generation” as people aged between 20 and 45 drift away from the region to find work elsewhere, according to (...)

An image of the planned North Quays redevelopment in Waterford city. Picture: Waterford City and Council Council

I’m standing on a bridge in Waterford overlooking the river Suir with Rob Cass, a Dungarvan-born representative of the Saudi Fawaz Alhokair Group. We’(...)

Up to 10,000 people marched in Waterford city earlier today calling for a 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

Up to 10,000 people marched in Waterford city earlier today calling for a 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). The South E(...)

“The regional economic system is broken,” says report author Dr Ray Griffin. Above, Waterford city. Photograph: iStock

A report examining the economic performance of the southeast claims there is a “missing generation” from the region, with economic recovery now “runni(...)

Tramore-based People Before Profit representative  Una Dunphy: “We are not getting our proper piece of the pie.”   Photograph: Mary Browne

How do you describe Waterford? It’s a summer evening after rain. In the middle of a warren of small streets up a hill stands Walsh Park, Waterford’s(...)

Emily Cahill (4) from Waterford during a protest outside Leinster House over cath lab facilities at University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Collins

Campaigners for round-the-clock cardiac services in the southeast have called for an end to “medical apartheid” in a protest outside the Dáil. Severa(...)

We all live under the long shadow of T.K. Whitaker. Photograph: The Irish Times

One of the consequences of being a small country is that in many areas we have the same fixed running costs as a large one. Having a National Opera Ho(...)