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DRUGS SURGE STRIKES FEAR INTO ELDERLY

Elderly residents in the Ballybricken/‘Top of the Town’ area of Waterford city are living in fear following an unprecedented series of drug-related incidents on four different streets, The Munster Express has learned. According to a source working in the area, at least four specified properties (the exact locations of which cannot be detailed for potential legal [...]

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City HQ for Financial Group

The Woodbrook Group, a firm of financial consultants established by Waterford native Michael Doherty (45), is to establish its Irish headquarters in Waterford city with the aim of creating 1500 jobs across the South East within four years. The news, which was announced this (Tuesday) morning, will see the company enter the Irish market “as [...]

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Tributes Paid to Stradbally Native Killed in N25 Crash

WARM tributes have been paid to the 24-year-old man who died in a road traffic accident near Ardmore at the weekend.Darrell Hurley died following a two vehicle collision, involving a car and a lorry, on the N25 near Bawnard at approximately 4.30am on Saturday. He was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced [...]

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“END MY FAMILY’S 25 YEARS OF MISERY”

Imelda Keenan’s disappearance remains a Waterford mystery “As long as I’ve got air in my lungs, I’ll never give up on Imelda,” said Gerry Keenan, speaking about his sister who was last seen on Waterford’s Lombard Street on January 3rd, 1994. “I’ve got to keep going when it comes to this. I owe it to [...]


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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.

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REAL DEAL DELIVERS

Dylan Moran makes it eight wins from eight in Castlebar Waterford welterweight Dylan Moran enhanced his growing reputation as a emerging pugilist when he defeated Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano on points at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday night last. The fight, which was screened live on TG4, was Moran’s eighth professional win from eight [...]


Co.Junior B Hurling Final Replay Dungarvan v Kilmacthomas

Kilmac crown a stunning year

County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Replay Kilmacthomas 1-10 Dungarvan 1-05 Kilmacthomas brought a great of achievement to the perfect end on Saturday afternoon last at Fraher Field when they added the Junior B Hurling title to the County Intermediate Football Final and two Eastern titles already on their sideboard. Were it not for Ballygunner’s long-awaited Munster Senior Hurling [...]

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The late Nicky Whelan — a tribute from Kill GAA Club

An already traumatic year for the Kill GAA family was magnified by the recent sad death of our President and one of our greatest clubmen, Nicky Whelan, who passed away peacefully at home in his native Carrigphilip on Monday, November 26th.Born in 1938, Nicky went to school in Kill, on foot, with some of his [...]

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Board re-iterates stadium stance in Convention Report

The commitment to redevelop Walsh Park is one of the more noteworthy features included in the Waterford County Board’s Convention Report, which was issued to the media ahead of Thursday’s assembly at Lawlor’s Hotel. In his 2018 assessment, County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan states that “the city venue is the ONLY avenue they wish [...]

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Signings continue at Waterford FC

Waterford FC have re-signed Rory Feely, John Martin and Dean ahead of the 2019 season.The news follows last week’s announcement of the signing of Shane Duggan from Limerick and Cory Galvin remaining with the club for the 2019 season.Feely, the 2018 Young Player of the Year, joined the club at the beginning of the 2018 [...]

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Christmas Week at Central Arts

Central Arts has announced its much-anticipated line-up for Christmas week, and as ever they’ve got some serious treats in store for anyone who likes music, dancing and good times!Kicking off the season on December 23rd, Electronic will feature an amazing techno line-up , including Waterford superstar Cailín, ‘SexShop’ Dave and up-and-comer Brian Jiggz. With the [...]

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Classy California

YOSEMITE is one of the most spectacular national parks in the USA and is located inland from the California coast.It hit the headlines this year and was closed by huge forest fires during the summer and also has had a number of tourist fatalities after mountain falls – ten so far this year.Some deaths were [...]

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Foster & Allen at the Theatre Royal

Foster & Allen are bringing their “Putting On The Style” Tour to Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday, January 5th (8pm, Tickets: €31). They may be the oldest swingers in town, as the song goes, but Foster & Allen are still topping the charts and packing in the audiences wherever they tour. Earlier this year they [...]

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Glanbia to Clear Kilmeaden Site

GLANBIA’S decision to commence works at its site in Kilmeaden has been warmly welcomed, 14 years after cheese production ceased at the plant. “We are working on a master plan proposal for the future phased development of our 64 acres of zoned land at Kilmeaden,” said Glanbia’s Paddy O’Keeffe, “and we hope to present this [...]


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Ferrybank playground “is a dream come true”

Construction of the long-awaited playground in Ferrybank is set to begin in mid-Spring, with Kilkenny County Council hopeful that the facility will be open early next summer. Detailing the specifics of the playground at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting in Ferrybank, Council Landscape Architect Claire Goodwin described the pending works as the first phase [...]

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Kilkenny Greenway will be link in regional chain

The proposed 22-kilometre Kilkenny Greenway, which will connect Waterford to New Ross and link into the Waterford Greenway, is a clear demonstration of Kilkenny County Council’s commitment to regional development. That was the message emphasised at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting in Ferrybank, where it was confirmed to Councillors that a [...]

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Design and Display: A Great City Business With a Bright Future

Waterford company merges with Universal Graphics Paul Finn Design & Display, the long-established Waterford company based at the Six Cross Roads Business Park, has merged with Universal Graphics in a move which is set to consolidate and expand the business’s future horizons. Speaking to The Munster Express, Universal Graphics Waterford connection Mervyn O’Callaghan said the [...]

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Festive Shopping Trends Identified in PWC Survey

The trend towards online purchases remains a major draw for retail events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but when it comes to Christmas, the more mature customer still likes to physically enter a shop. This was the finding of a PWC shopping survey disclosed at Mount Juliet recently to an audience mainly drawn from [...]

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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.