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Deasy may yet feature on FG ticket

Rumours of disquiet within the Waterford Fine Gael organisation are now widespread after the party chose to officially select only one of its two candidates at last week’s selection convention in Dungarvan. The party held its convention on Monday evening last at Lawlor’s Hotel, just as we were finalising last week’s edition. At 11:44pm that night, the [...]

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“Progressive” Council budget wins approval

Waterford City & County Councillors passed the Council’s 2018 Budget at City Hall on Tuesday last, which was described even by some of those who voted against it as largely progressive. For the first time in almost a decade, there will be a Commercial Rate increase of 2.5 per cent as of January 1st next., a [...]

A Day (yes, that day) in the life of a busy senator

Tuesday morning, November 28th and I definitely wouldn’t want to be caught on camera as the day began. It was a big day in Leinster House and I had the glad-rags on, but over the green (naturally) dress I had a man-sized fluffy jumper. I was also sporting a chunky, handmade stripy scarf. What can I [...]

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“Youths Out of Control”

John Roberts Square antics are “unwelcome” GANGS of youths are creating an intimidating atmosphere in Waterford City Centre and engaging in anti-social behaviour which is spiralling out of control. Pre-arranged fights, drug taking, alcohol consumption and threatening behaviour are among the activities which some groups of teenagers are engaging in on a regular basis – events which [...]

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Wyse “embarrassed” following Council spat

WATERFORD’S youngest Councillor has said he was “embarrassed” to be a member of Waterford City & County Council following a recent incident which occurred in front of Comhairle na nÓg members. Cllr Adam Wyse (FF), who is a steering committee member of Waterford Comhairle, criticised the antics which played out in front of two Comhairle members [...]

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Delight as Deise Men’s Shed opens

The Deise Men’s Shed was officially opened at the Six Cross Roads by City & County Mayor Pat Nugent on Thursday last, with Chairperson Willie Moore full of praise for all who helped bring the idea to fruition. “To think it all began with a call to the Community Centre from Jim Frisby a few short [...]


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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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Waterford sports groups receive €1.5 million boost

Funding of almost €1.5 million has been allocated to community and voluntary sports groups in Waterford under the Sports Capital Programme, Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed. The grants were announced on Thursday last by Minister Halligan’s Independent Alliance colleague, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross. Welcoming the news, Minister Halligan said the funding [...]


The joy of it: Stradbally celebrated a record-equalling 19th Senior Football title at Fraher Field on Sunday last as if it were their maiden success.  See inside for more coverage. 	 | Photo: Sean Byrne

Stradbally Regain Title Following Fraher Epic

A Championship that took 212 days to complete could not have produced a more magnificent finish. And if there’s ever been a better County Senior Football Final than the instant classic Stradbally and The Nire produced at Fraher Field last Sunday, good luck identifying it. The last Senior GAA Final of 2017, the eighth occasion these great [...]

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Hogan on fire as Gunners advance

Brian Flannery reports Ballygunner asserted their Under-21 Championship credentials with a thumping 19 point victory over Clonea in the East Waterford semi-final at Dunhill on Sunday last. A sparkling performance from Peter Hogan who contributed 4-1 from play was the highlight of this game as the Gunners are now short priced favourites to add the Under-21 crown [...]

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Elated Mollerans take Junior honours

Brian Flannery reports It may not have been the blue riband event of the hurling calendar but St Mollerans and Brickey Rangers contributed to a highly entertaining County Junior C Hurling final at Dunhill on Saturday last. In the end second half goals from Mikey Dowley and Jerome O’Shea was the difference and ensured the cup was [...]

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TQS Integration announced as new Waterford GAA sponsors

At a special function in Lismore on Friday last, TQS Integration announced its new sponsorship of Waterford GAA county teams. The sponsorship covers all Waterford county hurling and football teams from under 14 to Senior in both codes and will be performance bonus related. The new county jersey along with all leisure wear including track [...]

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Paddy Barrett. The Cincinnati Kid

Matt Keane Reports Despite being only 24 years old, Larchville native Paddy Barrett has enjoyed an amazing life in the world of football and in January he will begin yet another chapter in his glittering career. He began playing football with St Paul’s and Southend United before heading off to Aberdeen. Unable to settle there he returned home [...]

Entertainment


Local Musicians come together for #IAMTOM with launch of “New Start”

Michelle Heffernan Reports Some of Waterford’s finest musical talent are coming together on Wednesday, December 13th in Shortt’s Bar to launch their group single, ‘New Start’, inspired by the tragic death of Tom Power in June of this year, as part of the #iamtom campaign to restore 24/7 cardiac services to Waterford. The idea of a musical [...]

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Christmas Craft Fair opens at Garter Lane

The Waterford Christmas Craft Fair opening was held on Wednesday last, with Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan doing the formalities. Senator O’Sullivan praised the longevity and sustainability of the Craft Fair and noted that being based in Garter Lane and part of Waterford’s Cultural Quarter is an advantage for the future. She was delighted to see [...]

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Techno Star Jamie for Waterford gig

Brendan Keane Reports FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th is a date local music fans should put in their diaries as Cork techno DJ, Jamie Behan, is set to perform at Central Arts. Jamie has been at the forefront of the Irish techno scene for the last 15 years and during that time has also earned himself an enviable reputation [...]

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Funding boost for O’ Connell Street

The injection of €150,000 by Waterford City & County Council into the O’Connell Street ‘Cultural Quarter’ project won extensive praise at last Tuesday’s Budget meeting held at City Hall. Referring to the investment, Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh said O’Connell Street was “the one area that hasn’t, in some respects, got the benefit of investment over [...]


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Apartment Plan for former Stella Maris School in Tramore

Tramore residents are concerned about a recent planning application for 30 apartments at the former Stella Maris School on the town’s Pond Road. The planning application is dated November 17th and according to the document running on local street signage as well as in newspaper advertising, a five-week period for public submissions as of the aforementioned [...]

Carne announces creation of 50 jobs for South East

Carne, the Irish-founded premier global provider of fund management company solutions to the asset management industry, has announced a significant expansion of its operations, creating 50 jobs at a new regulatory technology, development and operations centre of excellence in County Kilkenny. This illustrates the growing force of the “fintech” or Financial Services/Technology industry across Waterford, [...]

Bus Eireann retain five city bus routes

Bus Éireann has been awarded the new five-year contract for the provision of public bus services for Waterford City by the National Transport Authority (NTA), which the company described as ‘a very proud achievement for our staff’. The company has retained the 601, 602, 603, 604 and 605 services, and will also have to add 17 [...]

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Aldi refused planning for Tramore store

ALDI has been refused planning permission for a new store in Tramore. The supermarket giant had lodged a planning application seeking permission to build a 1,729 square metre, single storey shop, in the Strand Road area. The application also included for 112 car parking spaces and lighting, as well as the construction of a single storey [...]

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New Ross Greenway can be “regional hub”

Brendan Keane reports THE PROPOSED Greenway route between Waterford and New Ross will form a major regional hub in terms of the overall greenway tourism infrastructure in the south east, according to a senior figure involved with the project. Director of Services with Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said the new greenway, which will follow the path [...]

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Mixed Views expressed on Waterford/Carlow TU bid

Dermot Keyes Reports WIT lecturer and South East Economic Monitor co-author Ray Griffin has re-iterated his fears about the proposed merging of Waterford and Carlow ITs under the Technological University of the South East (TUSE) banner. Speaking in an independent capacity at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation held in City Hall on Tuesday [...]

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Sixy-six social houses built in Waterford over 18 months

A total of 66 social houses were built by Waterford City & County Council between January 2016 and June 2017: a tally which exceeds the combined build totals in Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow in the same period. The figures, compiled by housing analyst and architect Mel Reynolds, were revealed in the November 15th edition of 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.