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Concern expressed over cardiac services review

Brendan Keane reports A REVIEW of National Cardiac Services is to be undertaken by the Government and while it’s been welcomed by local politicians, concerns are being expressed that the terms of reference are not comprehensive enough. Sinn Fein TD, David Cullinane, who made a formal submission to Health Minister, Simon Harris following the review announcement, said [...]


Halligan Under Fire

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD’S Minister of State John Halligan endured another week under the national spotlight following controversial comments he made to a job applicant. Minister Halligan has said he “regrets” asking a female official if she was married during a job interview. The woman was last week awarded €7,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), which found [...]


Council amends its Winterval traffic plan

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD City & County Council has agreed to change a controversial traffic management plan for Winterval. Proposals to close the Applemarket/John Street area to traffic from this Thursday, November 16th to Wednesday, January 3rd from 11am daily until 7am the following morning to accommodate Winterval had generated huge concerns and resulted in an emergency [...]


TRM announce “Festive LOVE” fashion event in aid of hospice

The team at TRM Waterford on Michael Street is set to share the ‘LOVE’ this festive season as they announce ‘Festive LOVE’ all in aid of Waterford Hospice. The occasion is a fun fashion-inspired evening, which is set to take place at the store from 7pm on the evening of Friday, December 1st. Elaine and her team [...]


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Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.


Gunning for Glory

When reviewing the Munster Senior Club Hurling roll of honour, Ballygunner’s sole title, claimed in 2001, sticks out like a beacon. All of the Gunners’ 16 Waterford senior titles have been won during the Munster club era, with Cork’s Glen Rovers the inagural winners back in 1964. But from those 16 sorties, there remains just the [...]

Waterford County Senior Football final Nire v Ballinacourty

Nire maintain their SFC push

Champions The Nire marched on to the next round of this year’s Senior Football Championship on Sunday last when they easily accounted for Rathgormack at Fraher Field. Benji Whelan’s side lost double All-Star hurler Jamie Barron with an injury after five minutes and management will be hoping that Barron will return to action sooner rather than [...]

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Blues Players commit to Waterford FC for 2018 season

Derry born defender Patrick McClean became the first player to re-sign for the Blues ahead of the 2018 Premier League when he penned a new deal last week. McClean, who made 23 appearances when the Blues won promotion back to the top flight of Irish football, has tasted Premier Division football before with his native Derry [...]

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Golden Girl Zara’s three World titles

It’s been a very busy and hugely successful few months for Zara White, Ballyduff, Kilmeaden who capped off a great year in style when she won three gold medals at the Unified Kick-Boxing World Championships in Italy last month. 14-year-old Zara is the daughter of Ray and Sandra White and she has two older brothers Raymond [...]

Ballyduff Lower v Erin's Own Eastern Junior Football Final

Ballyduff Lower Go Back to Back

Ballyduff Lower are back to back Eastern Junior Football champions following a five-point victory over Erins Own at Dunhill on Saturday last. . Ballyduff proved the better side throughout but had to withstand a stern examination from Erins Own before a late Jack Lyons goal finally extinguished the challenge from the Poleberry based side. Calum Lyons had [...]

Super Blues too strong for Shannonsiders

Matt Keane reports A goal in each half by Scott Delahunty and Robert Bulmer saw the Blues U15 side ease past Limerick to top their group in a game they never looked like losing. The game, which was played in Ozier Park on Wednesday night last, drew a large attendance to see Franny Rockett’s team advance to [...]


FAI Junior Cup and Munster Cup Roundup

Matt Keane reports Bohemians defeated Crusaders 4-2 in the first round of the Munster Cup in Ben Wadding Park on Friday night. Alex Phelan (2) and Eoghan McGrath-Butler (2) were the net finders for the victors. Kyle Sinnott and Craig Hennessy scored the goals for Crusaders. In the FAI Junior Cup Dungarvan United came out on top [...]


Success at International Karate championships

Last weekend The Pat Rockett Martial Arts Academy, based at the Crystal Leisure Centre, Waterford took part in the International Karate Championships in the Hub in Kilkenny. The local club had 14 members, selected by Karate Ireland on the Irish squad of 180 competitors. The competition was held over four days with 1,200 competitors from all over [...]


Waterford GAA’s Strictly Dance

Photos from Strictly Dance in aid of Waterford GAA at WIT Arena Photos by Maurice Henebry


Waterford Film Festival proves another fine success

Michelle Heffernan Reports Garter Lane Arts Theatre played host to an enraptured audience of film lovers and filmmakers at the 11th Waterford Film Festival, which was held on the weekend before last. Over 250 short films were submitted or entry to this year’s festival, with a unique mix of films from Ireland, Europe and the US screening [...]


Tramore’s Brian Walsh wins big at Berlin Festival

Michelle Heffernan Reports Just last month, Tramore native Brian Walsh made international headlines by scooping the Best Comedy Feature Film Award at the Berlin International Filmmakers Festival. Brian’s outstanding comedy ‘The Gaelic Curse’ was nominated for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Supporting Actor. The award ceremony saw Brian go up against the best in independent film production, [...]


Peter Cunningham to read from new novel at local library events

Acts of Allegiance, the new novel from Waterford native Peter Cunningham is the book he was always destined to write. At its heart is a seemingly quiet and diligent civil servant Martin Ransom, who is sucked into a world of discreet espionage that escalates into deadly action and betrayal. Like the novel’s protagonist, Peter Cunningham’s [...]


Thousands Flock to Tech Showcase

Kieran Walsh Reports The large crowds at the first Crystal Valley Tech Showcase at the WIT Arena on Thursday last saw many interesting presentations from local and international firms who have invested in the Technology/ICT sector. There were over 60 companies represented at the event where interested students posed queries about the type of jobs they [...]

2017 Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner

Council CEO declares “Let’s work together”

Working together and building a brighter future for Waterford and the South East was the key message delivered at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner in the Tower Hotel on Friday night last. The annual black tie event played host to over 250 business people from across the city and county. Keynote speaker, City & County Council Chief [...]


Waterford and Rosslare ports can “counterbalance” Dublin

Dermot Keyes Reports Management at the Port of Waterford and Rosslare Europort believe both ports can become ‘valuable counterpoints’ to reduce congestion in the Dublin area while also supporting a ‘robust and pragmatic’ response to Brexit. The ports have made a joint submission to the South East Chambers of Commerce’s final submission to the National Planning [...]

Councillors resist plans to regulate seasonal trading

Kieran Foley reports CONFUSION reigned at a recent meeting of Waterford City & County Council in relation to a draft policy to regulate the seasonal selling of fruit and vegetables on national roads. At the October plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Director of Services Fergus Galvin explained that the policy was being put forward [...]


European Investment Bank’s new marketing plan can assist SMEs

new marketing plan is being prepared to assist small businesses to tap into EU funds for investment, by providing cheaper loans than what banks currently offer. The EU-backed European Investment Bank (EIB) is prepared to provide small business supports for projects while giving a support guarantee for banks in Ireland that may be risk averse. This [...]

World Travel Fair focus on Waterford

Brendan Keane Reports WATERFORD’S tourism attractions were highlighted last week at the world’s largest travel fair which was held in London. Representatives of Dooley’s Hotel and the Granville Hotel were among a Tourism Ireland delegation representing 70 Irish tourism businesses at the World Travel Market (WTM) event. The three-day fair saw the Irish delegates participating in a large [...]

Waterford Cultural Quarter

Cultural Quarter Update at Granary Meeting

Waterford City & County Council held a public consultation meeting on Wednesday last at The Granary in O’Connell Street to discuss the contents and implications of the Waterford Cultural Quarter Plan and to provide the local residents and businesses a forum to voice their opinions. The Waterford Cultural Quarter Plan explores the potential for a Cultural [...]


Red light on hoped-for Greenway Govt monies

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD City & County Council’s CEO has reaffirmed that expected Government funding of around €5 million for the Waterford Greenway will not materialise. He was speaking at last week’s November plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council when questions were asked about the funding shortfall for the amenity which had been reported in [...]


Tourist Boost is Envisaged

Kieran Walsh An upbeat assessment of Waterford’s tourism future was presented by Waterford Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh before a large gathering of retail and hospitality professionals last week. . Predicting a range of pending projects for the city as “transformational”, Mr Walsh described the investment in the North Quay as “imminent” and predicted a doubling of [...]

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'Shake Skin' by the brilliant Waterford band Kodakid. They have been chosen by Hot Press magazine as one of the finalists in The Big Break competition. Visit www.hotpress.com to cast your vote for them.