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Son due back in court over father’s death

• Shock in Portlaw at death of John Butler (48) • Guards consider son a ‘flight risk’ Eoghan Dalton Reports A 21-year-old man is to appear in court later this week in connection with the death of his father in Portlaw.John Butler, 48, was found with serious injuries at a house on Brown Street in the town in the early [...]

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Shanahan confirms election bid

Cllr Matt Shanahan has confirmed his intention to run in the upcoming general election as an Independent candidate. The prominent local health campaigner was co-opted onto Waterford City & County Council in January 2019 in place of Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) who resigned her seat. He obtained a total first preference vote of 1,736 in [...]

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Anger over wait for new Mooncoin road

• Several fatalities and accidents recorded • on stretch of N24 over past 16 years • Over €5.5m to be spent on 1.9km route Eoghan Dalton Reports A Mooncoin Councillor has blasted the long wait for a new route in place of the main Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir road. While local representatives welcomed news that a road 1.9km in length would be [...]

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Chasity talk cancelled following criticism

Eoghan Dalton Reports A talk by a controversial US preacher has been moved to Co Waterford after organisers confirmed it wouldn’t be going ahead in the city. A talk was planned for the Tower Hotel, however it was moved after concerns were raised about the preacher’s views on homosexuality and contraception.Jason Evert is founder of the [...]


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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


Ballygunner Hurling Club –‘The Chaser ‘

On February 8th next Ballygunner Hurling Club brings the hugely popular ‘The Chaser’ to the Woodlands Hotel .This show is attracting audiences of all ages which is no surprise. The show has all the ingredients to ensure everyone will be entertained and have a great night out while contributing to the fundraising efforts of Ballygunner [...]


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Stamford Bridge delight for Taylor and Adam

Taylor and Adam Tebay from Waterford City got the opportunity of a lifetime after waiting seven years from sending in their mascot applications to walk Chelsea onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge. They got to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chelsea winning the FA Cup while the present Chelsea team defeated Nottingham Forest. To mark the anniversary [...]

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Blues continue to build for season opener

Waterford FC continue to build their squad ahead of the 2020 season which gets under way next month. The club last week announced the loan signing of Kevin O’Connor from Preston North End. Kevin last played with the Blues back in 2014, when he made 43 appearances over two seasons, scoring three times.Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie [...]

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Hart Woe for De La Salle

Harty Cup Quarter-Final Midleton CBS 2-17 De La Salle College 2-8 This quarter final was a repeat of last year’s final and the outcome was the same as the East Cork side got the better of De La Salle. The winners, who were able to call on six of the starting fifteen that won last year’s final, led [...]

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Waterford Ladies Football celebrate 25 years.

A celebration of Waterford Ladies football over 25 years takes place in the Greenway Manor hotel on Friday next 17th January. Our special guest on the night will be the 2018 LGFA Hall of Fame recipient, ex-Waterford ladies footballer Marie Crotty-Wall. Representatives from the All Ireland winning jubilee team will be present on the night. The [...]

Entertainment


Perpignan, well worth a visit

Perpignan, a city with a population of just over 122,000 is a southern French city near the Mediterranean coast and the border with Spain. Though settlement in the area goes back to Roman times, the medieval town of Perpignan seems to have been founded around the beginning of the 10th century. Historically, it was part of the [...]

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Drop Everything!

David Hennessy Musical & Dramatic Society Presents“The Full Monty”, The Stage Musical A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off.The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of [...]

Foster & Allen Timeless Memories Tour

On Saturday 25th January Foster Allen will bring their Timeless Memories Tour to the Theatre Royal, featuring tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums. The story of Foster &Allen began back in the seventies when Mick and Tony were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they got [...]

Business


Swamp closes all stores

Irish female fashion retail chain Swamp has ceased trading. The company announced on Friday last that it would cease trading with immediate effect.Its Waterford store on Broad Street is among the stores to close. It’s believed the decision is due to the managing director’s ill health and difficulties surrounding trading. Around 60 staff nationwide are impacted [...]


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Worries over lack of Waterford Airport board meetings

Eoghan Dalton Reports While the planning application for the runway extension at Waterford Airport is due to be submitted this week, concerns have been raised that the airport’s board has failed to meet for over half a year.The Government approved €5 million in funding for the extension of the airport’s runway last year, with the remainder [...]

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Showcase beckons for Waterford craft and design companies

Waterford’s craft and design industry will have strong representation at this year’s Showcase Creative Expo, which takes place from January 19th to 22nd in The RDS in Dublin.Eight craft and design companies will be showcasing the very best of Waterford creativity, design and innovation, with the assistance of Local Enterprise Office Waterford. The city and county-based [...]

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Almost €2m approved for Regional Enterprise Projects in the South-East

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan TD has welcomed the announcement of the results of Call 3 of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund by his colleague Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.Twenty-six successful applicants representing all regions of the country have been approved over €40 million [...]

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Waterford property prices unchanged from last quarter

Property prices in Waterford have remained unchanged for the past three quarters, according to the latest MyHome.ie Property Report in association with Davy. The report for Q4 2019 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county has stayed steady at €175,000. This figure is up €5,000 on this time last year. This asking [...]

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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.