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Doubt over Mulligan’s Fianna Fáil future

Eoghan Dalton Reports The Fianna Fáil position on Cllr Eddie Mulligan’s future remains unclear after it emerged he did not inform the party about his High Court disqualification against him acting as a company director. Cllr Mulligan, who is standing for the party at next month’s general election, was disqualified in 2017 for seven years because [...]

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Race is on for Déise’s Dáil seats

Waterford’s General Election line-up currently consists of 14 candidates. Additional names may still be added to the ballot paper for polling day, Saturday February 8th. Currently in the race are: Deputy Mary Butler and Cllr Eddie Mulligan for Fianna Fáil; Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Cllr John Cummins for Fine Gael; Cllr John Pratt for Labour; Deputy David [...]

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South Eastern Mountain Rescue complete 500 callouts since 1977

On Sunday 19th January 2020, at the end of a busy week, South Eastern Mountain Rescue,( SEMRA) received their 500th callout since the team was founded in 1977. SEMRA were busy over recent days. The team assisted Cahir Gardai to help search for a missing man in Toureen Woods at 1am on Friday Morning. The 500th [...]

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Festive period sees increase in footfall and overall spend

But more support needed for city’s Chamber Gift Vouchers Footfall and overall spend in Waterford prior to and after Christmas 2019 are both reported to have increased on the previous year’s figures.The success of Chamber gift vouchers has been cited as a major contributing factor to the city and county’s economic success. However, a call [...]


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Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

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National Hurling League

Waterford v Cork Sunday, Walsh Park, 2pm Walsh Park could be set for its biggest attendance in a long number of years for a National Hurling League game when Waterford and Cork do battle on Sunday. Just short of 3,000 paying supporters made their way to Fraher Field for the Munster Senior League clash over the Christmas period. [...]


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Top three win in Premier League

Ferrybank maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League on Sunday morning when they proved far too strong for Tramore Rangers at The Orchard. Adrian Rockett gave them the lead after 18 minutes and netted again ten minutes later. Sean Duffy made it 3-0 on 39 minutes. Kevin Hurley got in on the act from the penalty [...]

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Bohs edge closer to league crown

WSFL Under 15 A League Bohemians 5 Kilmacthomas 0 Bohemians maintained their unbeaten record in the Under 15 A League on Saturday afternoon last at the RSC. They welcomed the bottom club Kilmacthomas to the Kilbarry venue and following the 70 minutes of action they brought their total of points to 18 from their eight games played. They [...]

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NATIONAL LEAGUES BEGIN

National Football League Waterford v Limerick (Saturday, Fraher Field, 7pm) We might be only three weeks into a new year, but the senior footballers of Waterford and Limerick clash for the second time in 2020 on Saturday evening next when they meet in the first round of games in the National Football League at Fraher Field. The sides [...]

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Gailltír aim for Croker return

All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Semi-Final Gailltir v Clonduff (Sunday, Clane 2pm) Gailltír head into next Sunday’s semi-final determined to avenge last year’s defeat at the hands of Clonduff and reach the All-Ireland Intermediate club final for the second year in a row. Last March on a freezing cold afternoon when games all over the country were called [...]

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Sizzling Seville

Seville was selected by Lonely Planet as the top city to travel to in 2018. During a recent visit to the Spanish city, it was clear to see why the capital of the Andalusia region attained such an honour. The city is the sun-soaked cultural capital of southern Spain and, impressively, is home to three different [...]

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Blackwater Babble

A good old session at Garter Lane If there’s one thing the people of Ireland know, it’s a good late-night session. Whether it be a lock-in, or they type of impromptu gathering of old friends and family that only a wedding or a funeral can ignite, the session is the seed that grew Blackwater Babble, the [...]

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The grandeur of Granada

Granada is a charming city situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Spain. The Alhambra is by far the city’s most famous attraction and, on a visit to the city last October, it was abundantly clear to see why. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, courtyards, terraced gardens, fountains [...]

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Shortlist announced for Waterford Business Awards

Thirty-six of Waterford’s top businesses have been shortlisted for the sixth annual Waterford Business Awards. Organisers Waterford Chamber have joined forced again with partners WLR and Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber for the gala awards ceremony which will take place on Friday, February 28th in the Tower Hotel. Speaking about the awards, Waterford Chamber President Jonathan [...]


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Opening date announced for N25 New Ross Bypass

Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Wexford County Council and Kilkenny County Council are delighted to announce that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, T.D. will perform the official opening ceremony for the N25 New Ross Bypass on the afternoon of Wednesday the 29th of January 2020. The 15km scheme represents an investment in the order of €230 million in [...]

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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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Free public transport model proposed for city

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council is to lobby for free public transport for the city. The pilot project, proposed by Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF), is an attempt to increase footfall, stem traffic congestion and reduce the carbon footprint.Citing national figures for Waterford, Cllr Mulligan said that three out of every four people in Waterford travel to [...]

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Nolke Opticians partners with ZEISS International

Waterford independent optician Kjell Nolke has recently adopted the world’s leading manufacturer of precision optics, ZEISS International.“So, what does mean? For our customers,” asks Kjell Nolke, owner and founder of Nolke Opticians. “It means better quality single vision lenses, progressive lenses, digital lenses, sunglass lenses and a lot more. People focus, if you’ll forgive the [...]

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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.