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FURTHER FEARS AT UHW

Eoghan Dalton Reports Longer waiting times for elective procedures are feared after University Hospital Waterford (UHW) proposed to reduce its operating theatre service for four weeks this summer as a cost-saving measure. The fewer planned procedures will coincide with annual leave of staff and will mean agency staff won’t be sought in place of the regular [...]

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“Vile” election leaflet slammed

Eoghan Dalton Reports The circulation of an “eerie” anonymous leaflet about a candidate in Friday’s Local Election has been criticised by a cross-party group of politicians. A two-sided leaflet was mocked up to resemble an election leaflet from Una Dunphy and contained information regarding her “private employment details, Council billing information and internal union details”. Ms Dunphy [...]

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“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified housing as being one of [...]

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Locals march again for cardiac care equality

“We were delighted with the turnout today,” said Health Equality For The South East (HEFSE) PRO and City East Local Election candidate Matt Shanahan as the crowds filed away from the Mall on Saturday last. “It keeps sending the message out to the powers that be about the need for 24/7 cardiac care at UHW, [...]


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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


TIPPING POINT

Déise’s 14 men undone by high scoring Premier The crows swooped and scavenged around the Ryan Stand amidst the post-match detritus on a calm Sunday afternoon in hurling’s greatest cathedral. Two weekends into the 2019 Championship, it looks like it’s going to take something very, very special on Waterford’s behalf if they’re to stave off [...]


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Blues frustrated in Ballybofey

League of Ireland, Premier Division Finn Harps 3 Waterford FC 2 It was an extremely frustrating night in Finn Park on Friday night last. Having taken the lead after only four minutes it looked as if the Blues would record a victory in the Co Donegal venue. When the home side lost key player Michael Gallagher through injury [...]

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Kilmacow crush Ballinroad’s double dream

Sheridan’s Division 1 Cup Final Kilmacow 2 Ballinroad 0 Ballinroad, who won promotion to the Premier League last month after winning the Division 1A League title, were hoping to add the cup to their trophy cabinet on Friday night last in Ozier Park but a brace of goals scored by Noel Downey in the second [...]

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Déise near exit after Tipperary trimming

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Tipperary 2-30 Waterford 0-18 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s Championship credentials suffered irreparable damage following an 18-point defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Sunday last.Having lost their opening game to Clare just seven days ago this second successive defeat accompanied with a considerable negative score difference sees Waterford on [...]

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Waterford LGFA Notes

Munster Championship Action beckons The next round of the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Senior Championship will be played between Cork & Waterford at Cork Institute of Technology on Sunday 26th May at 5pm. Waterford will be buoyed by the news announced last week that they led the way in the Division 2 team of the [...]

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DAYTRIPPER’s TOP 10

Gasworks is ready to rock for city’s big music weekend The countdown is on to Daytripper 2019, Waterford’s biggest music event of the year, so here are 10 good reasons why you should not miss a great weekend in the heart of the city… THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA will be making their debut in the South [...]

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Summer in the City details announced

The organisers of Summer in the City – Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival – have announced the programme for 2019, and it’s an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever before! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and produced By Central Arts [...]

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Lisbon: one of Europe’s leading capital sojourns

Lisbon is fast becoming one of Europe’s favourite capital cities. Its location on the River Tagus, its high-level bridges and proximity to the sea at Estoril and Cascais make it a most desirable short break destination.We really were captivated with the capital of Portugal in what was our third visit there in 20 years. While [...]

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Tramore set for bus boost

Eoghan Dalton Reports The Bus Éireann service for Riverstown in Tramore is to improve thanks to the return of evening services. It will be part of the summer timetable which will also see a move to a permanent operation of double-decker buses by the end of June, according to Cllr Joe Conway (Ind). There will be [...]


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Around 100 attend public meeting on solar farm proposal

AROUND 100 concerned locals attended a public meeting in Stradbally last week to hear of plans to construct Ireland’s largest solar farm.Highfield Solar Ltd. has submitted a planning application to Waterford City & County Council for a 270-acre solar farm in the townlands of Rathnaskillogue, Glen East, Glen West and Curaheen. Breda Kiely from ‘Neighbours [...]

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Pamela Phelan joins Adelphi Financial Brokers

Adelphi Financial Brokers is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Phelan to its team of financial and mortgage advisers.Mooncoin native Pamela has worked in Waterford City, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan during an 18-year financial career with PTSB, ICS Building Society, Bank of Ireland and KBC Bank.A Qualified Financial Advisor, Pamela also holds a BA in [...]

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Suir Blueway creates new tourist potential for South Tipperary

Daniel Keating Reports A wealth of history, heritage and culture running largely parallel to much of the N24 between Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir is now open to cyclists and hikers alike. Nestled along the north bank of the River Suir lies the €5.6 million Blueway, a 53-kilometre trail stretching from Carrick to Cahir, key points in [...]

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The Coach House, Douglas

Having recently moved back to Cork from London where she lived for 13 years, Emily O’Donoghue and her husband, Chris, bought a house that had a Coach House on the grounds. They converted it into a two bedroomed cottage and since August 2017 have been welcoming guests from all over the world. “Airbnb is an [...]

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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.