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Death of former TD & Councillor Jackie Fahey

Fianna Fáil stalwart Jackie Fahey died in the early hours of Monday morning. He was 91 years of age. Mr Fahey, who was born in Clonmel in January 1928, was a member of Waterford County Council from 1950 to 1970 and in 1965, became a TD for the Tipperary South constituency, having previously contested the [...]

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North Quay site works inch nearer

Dermot Keyes & Eoghan Dalton Long-awaited works on Waterford’s North Quays will commence in the fourth quarter of this year after Falcon Real Estate Development re-asserted its commitment to the €350 million project last week. In a statement issued just hours before our last edition hit news stands, a Falcon spokesperson confirmed “that work on the [...]

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Local decision prompts nationwide examination of repossession practices

Eoghan Dalton Reports A surprise decision to give lengthy adjournments to a number of repossession cases at Waterford Circuit Court last week has resulted in a nationwide examination of practices. An adviser from the State’s free Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) appearing on behalf of defendants in arrears told the court last Monday 11 March that [...]

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Council to ‘counterbalance’ recent tree felling

DURING National Tree Week, Waterford City & County Council is to ‘counterbalance’ controversial recent tree felling. The Council has attracted stinging criticism in recent weeks for largescale tree felling across Waterford City and County. However, with National Tree Week taking place from March 31st to April 7th, a local Councillor believes there is a chance [...]


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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


LEAGUES APART

Waterford put Clare to the sword to reach NHL semis Two successive run-outs at Walsh Park and two wins in the bag: repeat that feat come May and June and Waterford’s senior hurlers may well in gravy. “Only the League”, someone who in all likelihood was at neither the Galway and Clare matches might argue (with [...]


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MURRAY GLINTS IN LONDON

National Football League Division Four London 0-7 Waterford 2-9 Damian Dolan at Ruislip Waterford will seek a fourth successive League win when they travel to Carrick-on-Shannon this Saturday (throw-in: 4pm) in the wake of last Saturday’s excellent eight-point win in Ruislip. While London will attempt to avoid finishing bottom of the table when they take on [...]

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Drinan double delivers Blues win

League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Waterford FC notched up their first home win of the season, at the third time of asking, following a 2-0 victory over St Patrick’s Athletic at a rain lashed RSC on Friday last. Aaron Drinan, on loan from Ipswich Town, was named [...]

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Fanning keen to push boundaries

Déise manager thrilled by Waterford’s 14-point win Paraic Fanning ought to be delighted with how his initial months in the Waterford job have fared. Indeed, it’s been as encouraging an opening trio of months as any Déise senior boss has enjoyed over the past 20 years. As noted last week, the body language of players and [...]

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SEAGULLS SOAR TO SEMI-FINAL

Munster Youth Cup Quarter-Final Tramore 8 Cahir Park 0 Tramore put the disappointment of losing to Drogheda Town in the FAI Youth Cup well and truly behind them on Saturday when they ran Cahir Park ragged to reach the semi-final of the Munster Youths Cup.Star of the show was Cameron Kent who scored an incredible five goals. Kent [...]

Entertainment


Re-imagining the Imagine Festival

Bright Future Planned for popular Arts Festival Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival is set for a whole new look this autumn. The 18th staging of the festival will open on Wednesday, October 23rd with a reimagined schedule and outlook. Imagine will once again honour its track record of celebrating art in all forms and its innovative take over [...]

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QWEEN WILL ROCK YOU AT PROJECT!

Qween ended last year with a sold out tour of the country’s best venues, including a brilliant debut at Project in Waterford just before Christmas. It’s fair to say it was one of the best shows hosted by the venue in its near 20-year history, with a full house singing the words of ‘Radio Ga [...]

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Waterford students in the awards frame

Bronagh Carron, responsible for the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, is pictured during the judging of entries in this year’s competition – the results of which will be announced mid-April. In her hand is an entry entitled ‘Baby Tito – Aged 3′ by 15-year old Bolatito Fashola and another by 15-year old Nadia Stefaniak, entitled ‘Colour Blast’. [...]

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StartUp Weekend in Waterford from April 5th to 7th

Entrepreneurs and creative minds will be taking over Bank of Ireland’s new Workbench on The Quay for the very first Startup Weekend in Waterford, which will run from April 5th to 7th. Organisers and volunteers have been working behind the scenes to ensure that this event provides not only inspiration, but the resources required for [...]


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Networking at its best at Chamber’s Business Expo

The countdown is on for Waterford’s biggest networking event of the year as Waterford Chamber gear up for their annual Business Expo.‘The Ultimate Business After Hours’, which is sponsored by BMCI Insurance & Investments Ltd., will take place on Thursday, April 11th at Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover on the Cork Road from 4.30pm to [...]

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Uncertainty over future of Kilmeaden Village Centre

A LEVEL of uncertainty continues to surround the future of a prominent site in Kilmeaden village. The future of the Kilmeaden Village Centre has been an ongoing cause of concern for many in the locality in recent years due to its increasingly unsightly appearance and a lack of commercial activity.The centre was once a bustling community [...]

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Digital Innovation Lab opens at WIT

Salesforce sponsored facility set to be “a very different space” We’re in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an incredible wave of innovation and technology that is radically transforming our economies, our societies and our daily lives. This can be observed in our lives every day with smart devices that keep you [...]

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Local Enterprise Week supports and inspires

A jam-packed week of workshops, talks and seminars came to a close last week as Local Enterprise Week concluded on International Women’s Day (March 8th) Organised each year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country, the Waterford LEO provided an insightful and informative programme for businesses at all stages.According to Richie Walsh, Head [...]

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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.