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Spraoi Fills Streets With Glee Again!

The Spraoi Festival was suitably superb, as the fine Bank Holiday weather aided and abetted the sterling effort of TV Honan’s team of volunteers, in addition to the outstanding and varied level of skilled street performers. We met TV while watching the dance set by the Traces Dance Ensemble on Gladstone Street, where participants with [...]

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Ferrybank Housing Reshuffle?

Residents claim they’ve had to make way for refugees RESIDENTS in Ferrybank claim they have been forced to leave their homes in order to provide accommodation for other families. A number of residents in a Ferrybank estate say they were issued with a notice to terminate their lease.They claim their landlord sold their homes to [...]

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Parking Without Planning

Eoghan Dalton Reports A car park that was opened in the city centre without planning permission is being operated “with impunity” according to Waterford City & County Council. The Apple Market Car Park, run by Dublin-based I Páirc, was refused by the local authority and an appeal has been lodged to An Bord Pleanála. However, it has been [...]

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Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]


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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.

Sport


The History Girls

Waterford claim maiden Munster ‘A’ Camogie crown Fresh ground was broken on a humid Wednesday night in East Cork as Waterford’s minor camogie steam withstood the pressure applied by Cork in the closing stages to record a first ever Munster title win at this grade. Taking the best that Cork could throw at them, the side [...]


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You Need to take Chances When they Come: Alan Reynolds

Blues manager Alan Reynolds gave an honest assessment of the match when he spoke afterwards. “I thought it was a tight game. We had a few chances in the first half that we could have taken, but they have some good players and I thought that both Garry Buckley and Graham Cummins were always [...]

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JJ’s Salvo Steers Gaultier to Victory

Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Gaultier 2-13 Portlaw 2-07 Inspired by JJ Hutchinson, Gaultier secured a Senior Championship Quarter-Final berth thanks to victory over a game Portlaw line-up on a humid Thursday evening under the Lemybrien lights. The Barony men effectively led from gun to tape, and only added a point to their tally in the closing [...]

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“It’s Still in Our Hands”:Noel Hunt

Waterford FC v Cork City Reaction Noel Hunt scored a wonderful goal to set the RSC on fire just after the half hour mark last Friday but the visitors equalised 60 seconds later. During the second half Hunt felt he was fouled inside the penalty area but the referee waved play on. The former Irish international, [...]

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Deise Hang Tough and Make History

DEISE HANG TOUGH AND MAKE HISTORY Munster Minor ‘A’ Camogie Final Waterford 2-11 Cork 1-11 There were scenes of unbridled joy on Wednesday last as Deise full-back and captain Shauna Fitzgerald held aloft the Munster Minor ‘A’ Camogie Championship trophy, the first time the county has ever tasted glory at [...]

Entertainment


All Together Now Showcases Deise Gem to Gig-Goers

“Curraghmore is very much a little world on its own, sealed off from outsiders by its woods and hills, and by its ten-mile ring of its own demesne wall.” So read the opening lines of an essay penned by Mark Girouard for the February 14th, 1963 edition of ‘Country Life’. Fifty-five years later, it’s fair to [...]

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Little Red Splendour…

Lusmore, Lily, Doire and the Ollpheistha returns to the Royal “An apprentice sword-maker to Fionn MacCumhaill, a blind piper on the run in 1600s Penal Ireland, a young writer from Waterford in 2017, a 2000-year-old tree, a three-headed sea-serpent and the Goddess of the Earth…an incredible adventure across time…” The rehearsal room at St Paul’s Boys [...]

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Steering the Flock towards “Animal Farm”

With ‘Animal Farm’ running in Garter Lane from August 23rd to September 1st, we got in contact with Rhiann Jeffrey, the director for this production for a quick interview, discussing her past experiences in Theatre, her opinion on Waterford and her thoughts on the upcoming production. Question: How did you first get involved in the [...]

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Cllr: “It’s do or die for Waterford Airport”

City & County Councillor Eddie Mulligan (FF) has appealed to Waterford’s Government representatives to use their influence to make Waterford Airport’s ‘last throw of the dice’ as he put it, a punt worth taking.“Back in March, I warned that the future of Waterford Airport was in severe jeopardy with Transport Minister Shane Ross requiring an [...]


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See the opportunities an not the obstacles

Brendan McDonald “If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.” That quote, by the human rights activist Widad Akrawi, resonates strongly with me. To put our best foot forward, to project the best value proposition possible for the South East Region we need to start from a position of positivity. I’m not suggesting there aren’t [...]

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Calls to Suspend Sandwich Board Charges

Eoghan Dalton Reports A FIANNA Fáil Councillor has called for sandwich board charges to be suspended to allow the local authority to redraw the criteria for the advertising. The Council has written to over 120 businesses in the city centre in recent weeks, telling them to remove their boarding. They will be allowed to display any [...]

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West Pharma Celebrates Official Opening of New Global Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today announced the official opening of its new Waterford, Ireland facility, a global centre of excellence for West’s advanced manufacturing network, and the launch of a new product line—Westar® Select.The plant currently employs 100 people with plans to further [...]

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Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

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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.