WEEK IN PHOTOS
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Cathal Hennessy, Richie Hassett and Jack Hennessy from Kill, tucking in at the Centra “Champions of Healthy Living” Summer Tour 2015 in Walsh Park last Saturday.

Cathal Hennessy, Richie Hassett and Jack Hennessy from Kill, tucking in at the Centra “Champions of Healthy Living” Summer Tour 2015 in Walsh Park last Saturday.

Munster Express Old Pics Exhibition

Munster Express Old Pics Exhibition

Seamus Hennessy behind the bar at Spinner\'s at First anniversary.

Seamus Hennessy behind the bar at Spinner\'s at First anniversary.

#25 Brian Sullivan takes off up field flanked by #12 David Kelly

#25 Brian Sullivan takes off up field flanked by #12 David Kelly

Michael Doyle, Damien Kirwan, Alfie Hale and Metropolitan Mayor Eamon Quinlan at last Monday’s coffee morning in Lady Lane House

Michael Doyle, Damien Kirwan, Alfie Hale and Metropolitan Mayor Eamon Quinlan at last Monday’s coffee morning in Lady Lane House

Christa, Jack and Ben Brown enjoying the Family Fun day at Kilcohan

Christa, Jack and Ben Brown enjoying the Family Fun day at Kilcohan

Megan, Molly and Annie O\'Toole.

Megan, Molly and Annie O\'Toole.

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News


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Promenade Festival proves great success

n only its second staging, Tramore’s Promenade Festival proved an overwhelming success, with organisers estimating between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors flocking to the seaside resort over the course of the three-day event. Accorsding to Festival Director and Tramore Tourism & Chamber of Commerce Chair Mary Daniels: “We were overwhelmed with the success of the weekend, and [...]

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Appeal made for missing man (41)

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about a man missing from his home in Spring Garden Alley in Waterford for over a week. Liam Roberts (41), originally from Ballyragget in County Kilkenny, was last seen at close to O’Shea’s Hotel in Tramore on Tuesday, July 7th. He is described as being 6′ tall with blue eyes. [...]

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Anger at go-ahead for third wind turbine in Portlaw

ESIDENTS in the Portlaw area have vowed to fight ‘tooth and nail’ to prevent the erection of a third wind turbine in their area. Planning permission was granted last week by Waterford City & County Council for the erection of a wind turbine at Beallough by Tornado Electrical Ltd. with rotor diameter not exceeding 54m and [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Positive messages at Tramore Enterprise Town event
Kieran Walsh
75% of GPs sign up to new scheme
Michelle Clancy
New Commission set to re-examine City and South Kilkenny boundary
Dermot Keyes
Greenway will be 'jewel in tourism crown'
Dermot Keyes
"I don't think any Waterford team has gone down to Cork and won at this grade"
Tony Browne

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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Q&A with Dan Shanahan

strong>Dermot Keyes (DK): A Munster Final around the corner and Waterford are in the thick of it – sure there’s nothing like it! Dan Shanahan (DS): “It’s fantastic. It’s great to have a Waterford team back in a match like this and we’re hopeful we can go out and give a good account of ourselves [...]


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Marathon Memories

strong>Adele Walsh Reports The theme of this year’s fourth Waterford Viking marathon was entertainment. With over 10 live acts, sponsored by EirGen Pharma, such as the Jam Tarts, The Renegades and Suzie Q, in place across each of the quarter, half and full marathon routes, the runners really got their fill of music to keep them [...]

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Waterford rider to represent Ireland in Mongolia

aterford rider Anna Lehane-Davny and Suzanne Hehle will represent the Irish Quarter Horse Association at an approved American Quarter Horse Association special event during the Inner Mongolia Invitational Horse Fair from July 10th to 13th. The large fair is considered to be one of the People Republic of China’s largest local festivals and will feature many [...]

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Wexford much too strong for weakened Blues

riday night last proved to be a chastening one for a weakened Waterford United team in Ferrycarrig Park as Wexford Youths inflicted the heaviest defeat since Roddy Collins’ arrival at the club. The Blues boss Roddy Collins had only 13 players to choose from due to a host of players leaving the club in recent weeks [...]

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Waterford seek Seventh Title in a row

strong>Waterford v Clare Waterford’s intermediate Ladies Footballers go in search of a seventh Munster Intermediate title on Saturday afternoon when they take on Clare in Mallow. Victory on Saturday would mean that it would be the second time that the county have won seven titles in a row at provincial level, equalling the run which was achieved [...]

Entertainment


Copper Coast Geopark: A Treasure Trove of Waterford’s Talents and Tastes

Waterford’s Copper Coast Global Geopark is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and this year award winning travel writer Pól O’Conghaile voted the geopark as one of the top 10 places to visit. You don’t have to be a rock buff to enjoy the Copper Coast where you will find [...]

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Small pubs fight back with their own craft beer

ews this week that many hard-hit small pubs across the country are fighting back and intend to establish their own micro-breweries and pull pints of their own craft beer for customers. The concept is being actively supported by the Vintners federation of Ireland that sees it as an income boost for bar owners. Recently, a group of [...]

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Details of the 2015 Iverk Show prize list announced

he 2015 prize schedule is packed full of classes and competitions and is probably the biggest ever. There is something in it for everyone. “It is a great pleasure for me to launch this prize schedule,” said new chairman Robert Dowley. “With a total prize fund of almost €80,000 the show continues to grow from year [...]

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‘Day Tripper will return’; UB40 play to full house in Bolton Street

he Day Tripper festival held in Bolton Street car park last weekend saw a sell-out crowd for the UB40 gig on Saturday night last, with a slightly smaller crowd in attendance on Sunday last. Organiser Ciaran O’Neill was delighted with the outcome of the weekend and confirmed to WLRfm that the festival will return next year. The [...]

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Checkmate at Waterford 800 festival

rts Minister Heather Humphreys visited Waterford last week to launch the Medieval Festival, which commemorated the 800th anniversary of King John’s Charter being issued to Waterford City. Among the innovations unveiled last week in tandem with the Festival was a special giant chess set on Cathedral Square which was modelled on an original chess set [...]

Business


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Historic Portlaw site set for assessment

hirty years after its closure, sending Portlaw into an economic downturn that one could argue it’s never fully recovered from, the former Irish Tanners plant is to be environmentally assessed by Waterford City & County Council. “The long-term remediation” of the site “is a step closer” after Portlaw native and Minister of State Paudie Coffey confirmed [...]


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The Lost Tracker Mortgages; Is yours still one of them?

id you buy a mortgage in the last decade? Was it a cheap tracker loan? Did you at any time switch to a fixed rate, and when it ended, did lose your tracker? Today, nearly nine years after the great Irish property bubble first met its pin stories are still emerging of people who at [...]

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Anne Marie Caulfield named among Ireland’s leading businesswomen

aterford-based Anne Marie Caulfield has been named as one of the country’s top four entrepreneurs at the annual WXN Top 25 Awards, an event which honours Ireland’s top 25 business women. Twenty-five women were named as Ireland’s most powerful in categories ranging from corporate executives in the biggest firms in the country and entrepreneurs, to public [...]

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M&D Bakery rebrands as Walsh’s Bakehouse

aterford’s famous blaa makers, M & D Bakery have just completed a major rebrand of the company and will now be known as Walsh’s Bakehouse. Founded in 1985 by brothers Dermot and Michael Walsh, Walsh’s Bakehouse continues on three generations of bakers in the Walsh family. In some ways the new name is a nod to their [...]

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New summer activities at Faithlegg House Hotel

Republic of Ireland international soccer player Stephanie Roche, the first ever official Ambassador for FBD Hotels & Resorts, was on hand at Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort to try her sporting skills at the launch of the hotel’s summer activities range. Designed to provide a tempting alternative to a purely lazy summer holiday, the new [...]

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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.