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“EAMONN SAW THE GOOD IN EVERYONE”

Death at Grange Cohan reverberates through city Eoghan Dalton and Dermot Keyes Report Eamonn McCarthy, the homeless man who was found dead in the St John’s Park area almost a fortnight ago, has been remembered as a gentleman by those who knew him. The 48-year-old, originally from Larchville and a resident of local homeless services over the [...]

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TU Bid is “Teetering”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Crisis talks are being conducted between staff and management at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to prevent the region’s Technological University (TU) bid from going off course. This year has seen relations between both deteriorate, with a number of industrial actions overwhelmingly approved by Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) branch members at WIT. [...]

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Roche Warns Pact Against “Games” on 24/7 Nominee

Eoghan Dalton Reports The outgoing Independent Councillor, Mary Roche has fired a farewell warning to Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Councillors who might be considering nominating one of their own for her vacant Council seat, ahead of her nominee, cardiac campaigner Matt Shanahan. She has also admitted that she originally approached someone else ahead of Health [...]

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Ex-Council Worker’s 10 year sentence for rape of three women

Sonya McLean Reports A former Waterford County Council worker has been sentenced to 10 years for the sexual abuse and rape of two sisters and a third woman over the course of 12 years. Stephanie Hickey (46) along with her sister, Deirdre Fahy (52), waived their right to anonymity at a sentence hearing last July so [...]


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THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

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City Clubs Must Back the Walsh Park Plan

“City clubs must back the Walsh Park plan” Waterford GAA County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan has called on the city’s GAA clubs to throw their weight behind the Board’s plan to redevelop Walsh Park. Speaking at last Wednesday’s East Waterford GAA Convention held at the St Saviours’ Clubhouse in Ballybeg, the Chairman stated: [...]


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Abbeyside Bring Tony Mansfield Cup Back Home

County Under-21 Hurling Final 2018 Abbeyside 3-13 De La Salle 1-12 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports It was entirely fitting that in the last-ever County Under-21 Final was claimed by the men of Abbeyside. Firstly, the trophy is named after the Village’s great stalwart, Tony Mansfield, who passed away in 2013 and, secondly given that they won the inaugural [...]

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Saints Take the “C” Crown

Eastern Junior ‘C’ Football Final St Saviours 1-10 Portlaw 0-06 A strong second half showing ensured Saint Saviours ended 2018 with silverware when they saw off a profligate Portlaw side on a damp Dunhill sod on Saturday afternoon last to claim the Junior ‘C’ Eastern Football title. The city club opened the scoring in the fifth minute [...]

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Blues Sign Cory Galvin and Shane Duggan

Waterford FC last week signed Cory Galvin and Shane Duggan ahead of pre-season training which gets underway early in January. Galvin re-joined the club for a third spell in July and made six appearances after returning from a knee injury to bring another dimension to the Blues’ push for a Europa League spot. The 22-year-old played [...]

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No Joy for Waterford Clubs

Four Waterford League clubs had to travel on Sunday to play their fifth round games in the FAI Junior Cup. Tramore made the long journey to Athenry but their journey was in vain because the game was abandoned at half-time due to the horrendous weather conditions. Cup rules state that if a game is not [...]

Entertainment


Paul J. Bolger: From Mooncoin to Montreal

Local artist keeping his fingers in different pies Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford artist Paul J Bolger keeps busy, delving into different mediums, as well as travelling between Mooncoin and Montreal for his work. Here’s a quick list of what he’s working on currently; a music EP with an album to follow, an animated feature, adapting a [...]

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Subtitle Film Festival a Big Kilkenny Hit

The Subtitle Spotlight European Film Festival ran in Kilkenny between November 19th and 25th and, in what was our third visit to the event, proved a great success. We were enthralled by the two movies that we attended. The first one from Sweden, ‘The Square’, which featured some English, dealt with an exhibition hosted by [...]

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Social History Film on Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal is still known throughout the world as a high quality brand. At its height they employed around 3000 people both in Waterford City and Dungarvan. This was an amazing feat given their modest start in Kilcohan in the late 1940s. Through the medium of film, a local organisation Waterford Youth Arts (WYA), will [...]

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Two Waterford Projects Receive €1m Funds Boost

TWO Waterford projects have been included in a funding announcement as part of the second round of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund.Incupharm DAC is to receive €799,212 while Crystal Valley Tech CLG will receive €219,919. Also in the South-East, the National Design Innovation Hub DAC Carlow/Kilkenny is to receive €1,843,320.The Regional Enterprise Development Fund is [...]


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Drones May Provide Regional Jobs Boost

The South East of Ireland could create a range of jobs through drone technology with PWC predicting that two per cent of the State’s labour force may be engaged in drone-related activities by 2030. This could account for between 30,000 to 40,000 jobs nationally, according to Gerry Sweetman of PWC Accountants, who addressed the topic during [...]

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Over €200m invested at Sanofi Plant in Five Years

Payroll at Waterford site comes in at €1m per week Sanofi, the French-owned multinational pharmaceutical company which employs over 700 staff at its plant on the Old Kilmeaden Road, is responsible for a weekly payroll totalling €1 million, underlining its significance to the city and regional economy. Speaking to The Munster Express, Site Head Ruth Beadle [...]

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Design and Display: A Great City Business With a Bright Future

Waterford company merges with Universal Graphics Paul Finn Design & Display, the long-established Waterford company based at the Six Cross Roads Business Park, has merged with Universal Graphics in a move which is set to consolidate and expand the business’s future horizons. Speaking to The Munster Express, Universal Graphics Waterford connection Mervyn O’Callaghan said the [...]

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Festive Shopping Trends Identified in PWC Survey

The trend towards online purchases remains a major draw for retail events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but when it comes to Christmas, the more mature customer still likes to physically enter a shop. This was the finding of a PWC shopping survey disclosed at Mount Juliet recently to an audience mainly drawn from [...]

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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.