Waterford is a city in Ireland. It is part of the province of Munster; the city is situated at the head of Waterford Harbour. It is the fifth most populous city in the Republic of Ireland, it is the tenth most populous settlement on the island of Ireland. Waterford City and County Council is the local government authority for the city. According to the 2016 Census, 53,504 people live in the city, with a wider metropolitan population of 82,963. Today, Waterford is known for Waterford Crystal, a legacy of the city's former glass making industry. Glass, or crystal, was manufactured in the city from 1783 until early 2009, when the factory there was shut down after the receivership of Waterford Wedgwood plc; the Waterford Crystal visitor centre in the Viking Quarter, under new owners, opened in June 2010, after the intervention of Waterford City Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce, resumed production. Waterford is known for being the starting point of Ryanair's first flight; the name'Waterford' comes from Old Norse Veðrafjǫrðr, meaning'ram fjord'.

The Irish name is Port Láirge, meaning "Lárag's port". Viking raiders first established a settlement near Waterford in 853, it and all the other longphorts were vacated in 902, the Vikings having been driven out by the native Irish. The Vikings re-established themselves in Ireland at Waterford in 914, led at first by Ottir Iarla until 917, after that by Ragnall ua Ímair and the Uí Ímair dynasty, built what would be Ireland's first city. Among the most prominent rulers of Waterford was Ivar of Waterford. In 1167, Diarmait Mac Murchada, the deposed King of Leinster, failed in an attempt to take Waterford, he returned in 1170 with Cambro-Norman mercenaries under 2nd Earl of Pembroke. In furtherance of the Norman invasion of Ireland, King Henry II of England landed at Waterford in 1171. Waterford and Dublin were declared royal cities, with Dublin declared capital of Ireland. Throughout the medieval period, Waterford was Ireland's second city after Dublin. In the 15th century Waterford repelled two pretenders to the English throne: Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck.

As a result, King Henry VII gave the city its motto: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia. After the Protestant Reformation, Waterford remained a Catholic city and participated in the confederation of Kilkenny – an independent Catholic government from 1642 to 1649; this was ended abruptly by Oliver Cromwell. In 1690, during the Williamite War, the Jacobite Irish Army was forced to surrender Waterford in the wake of the Battle of the Boyne; the 18th century was a period of huge prosperity for Waterford. Most of the city's best architecture appeared during this time. A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of the Cavalry Barracks at the end of the 18th century. In the early 19th century, Waterford City was deemed vulnerable and the British government erected three Martello towers on the Hook Peninsula to reinforce the existing Fort at Duncannon. During the 19th century, great industries such as glass making and ship building thrived in the city; the city was represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1891 to 1918 by John Redmond MP, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

Redmond leader of the pro-Parnell faction of the party, defeated David Sheehy in 1891. In 1911, Br. Jerome Foley, Br. Dunstan Drumm and Br. Leopold Loughran left Waterford for Australia. Here, they founded a Catholic college, still in existence today. In July 1922, Waterford was the scene of fighting between Irish Free State and Irish Republican troops during the Irish Civil War. See Annals of Inisfallen AI926.2 The fleet of Port Láirge over land, they settled on Loch Gair. AI927.2 A slaughter of the foreigners of Port Láirge at Cell Mo-Chellóc by the men of Mumu and by the foreigners of Luimnech. AI984.2 A great naval expedition by the sons of Aralt to Port Láirge, they and the son of Cennétig exchanged hostages there as a guarantee of both together providing a hosting to attack Áth Cliath. The men of Mumu assembled and proceeded to Mairg Laigen, the foreigners overcame the Uí Cheinnselaig and went by sea. AI1018.5 Death of Ragnall son of Ímar, king of Port Láirge. AI1031.9 Cell Dara and Port Láirge were burned.

Following the Local Government Reform Act 2014, Waterford City and County Council is the local government authority for the city. The authority came into operation on 1 June 2014. Prior to this the city had Waterford City Council; the new Council is the result of a merger of Waterford County Council. The Council has 32 representatives; the city itself forms three of the electoral areas – which when combined form the Metropolitan District of Waterford – and returns a total of 18 councillors to Waterford City and County Council. Residents in these areas are restricted to voting for candidates located in their ward for local elections; the office of the Mayor of Waterford

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The Inksters published 18 more issues over the next nine years, before selling it to publisher and bookseller Dan Wells' Biblioasis in 2006. The magazine is edited by Emily Donaldson. With its 79th issue in 2010, the magazine received a radical redesign by the cartoonist Seth. Canadian Notes & Queries