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Pickets lifted at Airport

Pickets were lifted at Waterford Regional Airport last Wednesday, after agreement was reached in an ongoing dispute between management and twelve Unite union members. The ground staff and fire fighters went on strike almost three weeks ago following a cut to their weekly hours from 39 to 21 without agreement. Unite claimed the workers were effectively [...]

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Daffodil Day raises €68,000 in Waterford

Cheque for €68,000 was presented to the Irish Cancer Society last week from the Waterford Daffodil Day committee. The figure of €68,000 (which is slightly down on last year due to the unavailability of some local collection centres on Daffodil Day) was described as “an incredible achievement” considering the controversy which the Irish Cancer Society [...]

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Viking House to be built at Lady Chapel

n interactive 3D experience will accompany the installation of a replica Viking House in the Lady Chapel on Bailey’s New Street, which was approved by Metropolitan District Councillors on Friday last. The building is based on the design of 72 houses unearthed along Peter Street (in front of Debenhams), during the City Square build between 1988 [...]

NEW BISHOP OF WATERFORD AND LISMORE

Statement from Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore currently has one student in Maynooth and we have two other students starting in seminary in September. There was a third man who has since changed his mind. These things happen. The place of seminary formation is chosen carefully. The student in Maynooth is getting on very well and we have [...]


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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


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Deise Denied

Waterford 0-24 Kilkenny 1-21 With a mere two minutes remaining to play Waterford led this All-Ireland semi-final by three points and were on the verge of a historic first Championship victory over the reigning champions since 1959. Kilkenny, despite being outplayed for the majority of the game, roused themselves sufficiently to hit an equalising goal in the 69th [...]


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An Obstacle Cleared

Waterford climb back into saddle to advance to semi-final Waterford will travel to Croke Park as firm underdogs when they take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final at Croke Park on August 7th. Fact. Put an air to it and sing it. Let’s face it, it’s been that way ever since the full-time whistle shrilled in [...]

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Thomas Barr: our man in Rio!

The Olympic Games began in Rio last week end but the athletics which many regard as the central attraction of the Games begins this week end and once again Waterford will be represented by an athlete at the Games as has happened each Olympiad since 1980. Thomas Barr from Ferrybank AC, a native of Graiguearrida, Dunmore [...]

Entertainment


Spraoi’s Deise delights

Who died?”, an elderly lady dragging her shopping bag behind her asked me as I stood waiting for the start of Morbid & Sons’ world premiere on Broad Street last Friday. She could be forgiven for assuming the worst, given the amount of onlookers who had respectfully filed in behind the plumed Victorian hearse winding its way [...]

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Top attractions of the Iverk Show

One of the most popular attractions at almost all events in recent years is the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady’ competition. And the Iverk Show is no different. If it is a sunny day, dress up or if it is a rainy day get the brolly and wellies out. One way or the other there are fabulous [...]

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Waterford Rose Jenny Walsh hitting the road to Tralee

Waterford Rose Jenny Walsh is rallying her supporters to join her in the Dome on Wednesday 17th August at the Rose of Tralee International Festival from 17 to 23 August. She will be among 65 Roses from all over the world who will be at this year’s extended Festival which will include parades, funfair, circus, 70 [...]

Sexton and Sons handcrafted solid wood chopping boards launched

Viking House to be built at Lady Chapel

n interactive 3D experience will accompany the installation of a replica Viking House in the Lady Chapel on Bailey’s New Street, which was approved by Metropolitan District Councillors on Friday last. The building is based on the design of 72 houses unearthed along Peter Street (in front of Debenhams), during the City Square build between 1988 [...]

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Local food producers take centre stage at Racing Festival

ood producers and key personalities in the growing Artisan food industry in Waterford are to take centre stage at the August Racing Festival in Tramore with the last day of the four day meeting, Sunday, August 14, dedicated to showcasing local produce and producers. The four day-long celebration begins on August 11 and is expected [...]

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What now for our regional love-in?

Three Sisters bid should not become a wasted opportunity So Galway will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020. But where does that leave Waterford? Will the regional ‘love-in’ go back to some sort of historical distrust of each other? Your guess is as good as mine, and what could have been a significant advance [...]


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Call to support fish processing in Dunmore

Sinn Féin MEP has reiterated her call for the support of increased fish processing in Dunmore East. Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for greater supports for the fishing industry in Ireland as a matter of urgency. Just five per cent of fish caught in Irish waters is processed in the country – a [...]

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Sanofi on track to recruit 70 extra staff

Up to 70 new jobs are expected to be created at Sanofi (formerly Genzyme) by the end of the year as part of ongoing site expansion, bringing total staff numbers at the plant to 700. The company announced on Monday that the Old Kilmeaden Road site – which has operated as Genzyme Waterford since 2001 – [...]

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‘The South East Economic Arc’

he establishment of a regional ‘economic arc’, spanning from Rosslare to Dungarvan, taking in urban centres in South Kilkenny and along the Suir Valley, has been mooted by a New Ross-based County Councillor. Speaking to The Munster Express, Cllr Michael Sheehan (FF) said that while New Ross’s advance planning to prepare for the opening of the [...]

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Formal Opening of Respond! John’s College redevelopment

n Friday last, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The actual [...]

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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.