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“BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS”

GRIEVING family members of a forty-year-old man who died while en route to Cork University Hospital (CUH) from University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Sunday last have said the HSE have “blood on their hands”. Farmer Thomas Power from Belle Lake, who recently turned 40, suffered serious chest pains on Sunday. He made the short journey to UHW [...]

Council management ‘doesn’t want’ Metropolitan Mayor

WATERFORD’S outgoing Metropolitan Mayor says he believes that Council management “don’t want” the position. Speaking to The Munster Express about his year as Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr John Hearne (SF) says he believes the role is viewed as causing “hassle” for Council officials and claims he was not included on a mailing list containing details of official [...]

AIRPORT BACK IN FLIGHT!

By Justine Dwyer Waterford Airport will be back and open for commercial business, with flights to three UK cities resuming in late July. The green light has been given to flights to Luton, Birmingham and Manchester which will resume from Monday, July 24th with an inaugural service to London Luton departing at 7.15am. The services to London Luton, [...]

New Winterval Committee takes the reins!

ormer Chief Executive of Waterford Chamber, Nick Donnelly, has been announced as Chair of Winterval, which has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading Christmas Festivals. The quintessential yuletide festival will return for its sixth season from November 17th to December 23rd. It’s intended that this year’s event will take on board more Waterford city stakeholders with [...]

Waterford designated as unemployment blackspot

By Justine Dwyer Another blow was dealt to Waterford’s local economy last week with the news that the County has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. Coming only second to Limerick, the 2016 Census results have revealed that unemployment is still a massive problem in Waterford which has a rate of unemployment of 15.4% [...]


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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


TAKE IT AS RED

here’s a lot to be said for the therapy provided by the post-match puckaround. And watching one faithful Waterford fan tapping the sliothar over and back across the game’s most splendid playing surface, on Father’s Day, with his young fella, left me envious. As the sun continued to splash down upon Semple, I’d have done anything [...]


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Hurling Championship Proposals are revealed

Munster Championship Hurling could be back in Walsh Park in 2018 for the first time since 1996 under proposals published by the GAA last week under a new three-year trial. The new proposals would see the Munster and Leinster Championships played off on a round robin basis with five counties competing in both competitions. Central Council is [...]

Cardiff in Carnival mood for epic Champions League Final

ardiff was truly en-fete for the Champions League Final last Saturday. It was truly a magnificent occasion, a brilliant match, a sunny afternoon. Having secured a ticket fairly late, hotels were all full and flights so was a question of boat train and driving to Rosslare with the ferry time of 8am. Arriving at 3.30pm, the [...]

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THE MATCH OF THE DECADE

ooking back to previous weekend we were lucky to get a ticket for the Champions league final, we carried a colour article last week. Due to pressure of space game the review is here now, probably the best match we have seen live in last decade or two. The classic Euro Champions League Final billing lived up [...]

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TIME TO LET THE KIDS PLAY

By Brian Flannery he truncated nature of the inter-county season means it’s 11 weeks since Waterford exited the League up in Salthill when an experimental XV fell at the Quarter-Final stage to eventual winners Galway. Since then our senior hurlers have completed a couple of official challenge games against Limerick and Offaly and with further ‘behind closed [...]

Entertainment


‘A Taste of Beckett’ season set for stage

heatre goers in the South East have the opportunity this summer to see two brand new productions of short works by Ireland’s Nobel Prize Winning author, Samuel Beckett in the evocative surroundings of Waterford’s Theatre Royal. Theatre Royal Artistic Director Ben Barnes will direct Waterford’s Carrie Crowley in ‘Footfalls’ and Arthur Riordan in ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. Rarely [...]

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Waterford Crystal Young Artist Series

Project Music Management is proud to partner with Waterford Crystal in building a unique and innovative concept for the City of Waterford. Together we are delighted to announce a Young Artist Series, the concerts of which will take place in the splendour of the House of Waterford Crystal. This unique venue, surrounded by some of the most [...]

‘A Taste of Beckett’ at the Theatre Royal

heatre goers in the South East have the opportunity this summer to see two brand new productions of short works by Ireland’s Nobel Prize Winning author, Samuel Beckett in the evocative surroundings of Waterford’s Theatre Royal. Theatre Royal Artistic Director Ben Barnes will direct Waterford’s Carrie Crowley in ‘Footfalls’ and Arthur Riordan in ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. Rarely [...]

Business


Munster Property Auction on July 6th

The Munster Property Auction will hold their Summer auction on Thursday, July 6th in The Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. The auction will offer a wide range of properties from across the province and the auction team are advising buyers to act now to secure their properties of interest. The average price of a house is set [...]


End of an era as camera shop closure imminent

ennebry’s Camera shop on The Quay, Waterford is due to close on the first week of July. The shop first opened in 1952/1953 and the initial business was a selection of still cameras and 8mm movie cameras. It also offered a service in black and white, developing and printing as well as darkroom supplies. It was when colour [...]

Aylward calls for Government to defend CAP budget

Kilkenny TD Bobby Aylward (FF) has called on the Government to defend the EU CAP budget from newly proposed cutbacks. The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has proposed a reduction in the CAP budget to divert resources elsewhere as part of EU budgetary reform. Some 122,000 family farms across the country are reliant on 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.