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St. Saviours GAA needs your help!

St. Saviours GAA needs your help!

Waterford Walls Visual Street Art project one of the youngest artists, Caoilfhionn Hanton painted this version of her younger brother Alfie Hanton and he posed for the camera on Friday last.

Waterford Walls Visual Street Art project one of the youngest artists, Caoilfhionn Hanton painted this version of her younger brother Alfie Hanton and he posed for the camera on Friday last.

Saoirse and Orla Ferguson at the new Aldi store Ardkeen.

Saoirse and Orla Ferguson at the new Aldi store Ardkeen.

Piltown girls, Jenny O Dea, Chloe Power, Laura Falconer, Sara Tobin and Merlese Flynn enjoying the Iverk Show.

Piltown girls, Jenny O Dea, Chloe Power, Laura Falconer, Sara Tobin and Merlese Flynn enjoying the Iverk Show.

Mercy Debs Niamh Finn and Jordan Gough.

Mercy Debs Niamh Finn and Jordan Gough.

Pictured at the 40th anniversary of the Island View residential estate on the Dunmore Road.

Pictured at the 40th anniversary of the Island View residential estate on the Dunmore Road.

Deise storm into All- Ireland final. Kate McMahon and Charlotte Raher in jubilant mood at the final whistle.

Deise storm into All- Ireland final. Kate McMahon and Charlotte Raher in jubilant mood at the final whistle.

Waterford Wrestling Events – Summer Clam at the Mount Sion Centre. 3.	Noel Roche, Barry Kavanagh and Jamie Power.

Waterford Wrestling Events – Summer Clam at the Mount Sion Centre. 3. Noel Roche, Barry Kavanagh and Jamie Power.

Simply Come Dancing at Theatre Royal. Evelyn O Brien, Michael O Brien, Marie O Neill, Sally Ann O Brien and Daniel O Brien.

Simply Come Dancing at Theatre Royal. Evelyn O Brien, Michael O Brien, Marie O Neill, Sally Ann O Brien and Daniel O Brien.

Alan Curran and Ger Harris from Waterford. Sean Kelly Tour 2015.

Alan Curran and Ger Harris from Waterford. Sean Kelly Tour 2015.

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News


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Spraoi Makes a Splash!

rimates of all shapes, sizes and ages battled oft-times monsoon-like conditions to bring ‘The Origin of the Species’ – Spraoi 2015’s Darwinian parade – to the people of Waterford on Sunday night. The inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits of the massive crowd who donned their raincoats and Supermacs-sponsored paper monkey masks to enjoy the [...]

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Appeal made for missing man (41)

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about a man missing from his home in Spring Garden Alley in Waterford for over a week. Liam Roberts (41), originally from Ballyragget in County Kilkenny, was last seen at close to O’Shea’s Hotel in Tramore on Tuesday, July 7th. He is described as being 6′ tall with blue eyes. [...]

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Anger grows over city traffic changes

OCAL councillors have claimed they were left in the dark over the gravity of proposed traffic changes for Waterford City as part of the Urban Renewal Scheme. While anger continues to mount amongst city residents and businesses over proposed traffic changes, a number of city based councillors have also expressed their unhappiness. At the July Metropolitan meeting [...]


BREAKING NEWS


"I don't think any Waterford team has gone down to Cork and won at this grade"
Tony Browne
"In times of old they'd have clung on (but against Cork) they drove on and won: that's real belief."
Anthony Daly, The Sunday Game June 7th
Positive messages at Tramore Enterprise Town event
Kieran Walsh
Greenway will be 'jewel in tourism crown'
Dermot Keyes
New Commission set to re-examine City and South Kilkenny boundary
Dermot Keyes

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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Dan’s eyes are on the prize

here was fire in Dan Shanahan’s eyes in the Granville Hotel on Friday last as we looked ahead to next Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final meeting with Kilkenny. You sensed he’d have loved it if the match was starting as soon as our conversation ended! “I think we deserve this bit of luck we’re after getting,” said [...]


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Wolves Crowned Champions

strong>Waterford Wolves – 13 Cork Admirals – 12 Greg Barrett Reports They say it’s not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up that is what really makes a champion. Sunday the 2nd of August was a chance for [...]

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Unsung Hero Barron ‘Happy to Plough on’

amie Barron is the unsung hero of this Waterford team. I told him so at the Granville Hotel on Friday last. But the Fourmilewater man isn’t too interested in labels, tags or informal honours bestowed upon him by The Munster Express, Club Deise or The42.ie. He’s just doing his job. “I’m just happy to be on the [...]

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Paul Murphy: Dealing with a new dynamic

ilkenny corner-back Paul Murphy breezed into Langton’s to chat with the fourth estate on Wednesday last. Engaged, bristling with enthusiasm about hurling and American Football (!) and with a beaming smile, it’s fair to say, at least in media terms, he’s not your typical top level inter-county hurler. A little like our own Noel Connors, one senses [...]

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Cody on Kilkenny’s natural transition

he occupancy of those wearing the black and amber jersey may have changed significantly in recent times, but the drive for excellence remains the same under Brian Cody’s imperious watch in Kilkenny. For 17 seasons, Cody has led the Cats through the most honours-laden era in inter-county history and in this post-JJ/Shefflin era, the wind shows [...]

Entertainment


Spraoi Turns City into Urban Playground

his year, Spraoi turned Waterford into an urban fairground attraction with sights and sounds to heighten expectation and wonder. There was allure, music and the unexpected around the corner. If you were in Gladstone Street, you wondered what was going on John Roberts Square and people telling you: “Ya ‘shudda’ seen the aerialist Queen in Palace [...]

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Behind Bars with the Weather!

Word has it that RTE’s weather forecasters are peeping around corners at present and are diving for cover at the sight of a Garda car. Evelyn Cusack, Gerry Murphy, Jean Byrne, Siobhan Ryan, Nuala Carey, Helen Curran and Audrey McGrath are all hoping that August will be a good, sunny month and that An Garda Siochána [...]

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‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ at John’s River

ince their efforts were first highlighted in 2014, the Friends of St John’s River have attracted huge praise – and rightly so. This group of proactive citizens have been busy carrying out improvement works in the St John’s River, Kilbarry area of Waterford City and have earned veery plaudit which has come their way. The area was [...]

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‘Comeraghs Wild’ concert for Curraghmore

MAJOR concert is planned for Curraghmore Estate as part of this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival. Although acts have yet to be confirmed, it’s believed the Portlaw concert will feature some well-known performers. Details of this year’s Comeraghs Wild Festival were revealed at the July Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council which was held [...]

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Copper Coast Geopark: A Treasure Trove of Waterford’s Talents and Tastes

Waterford’s Copper Coast Global Geopark is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and this year award winning travel writer Pól O’Conghaile voted the geopark as one of the top 10 places to visit. You don’t have to be a rock buff to enjoy the Copper Coast where you will find [...]

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Decade-old Boundary Survey Worth Revisiting

decade ago, a majority of South Kilkenny residents surveyed in the area identified by the potential boundary change then proposed by Waterford City Council favoured such a realignment. That unexpected conclusion was recalled by John Gilsenan of Inistioge-based Market Dynamics, just days before Waterford and Kilkenny clash ash in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final at [...]


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Eishtec Secures Major Contract

Waterford company Eishtec has been selected as the customer service and technical support provider for Ireland’s newest mobile phone service. iD, which is operated by Dixons Carphone in Ireland, is targeting six per cent of Ireland’s mobile market within its first five years. Staffed by experienced Eishtec customer care professionals, the call centre will provide information and [...]

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Over 350 Planning Applications in first half of 2015

Waterford City & County Council received a total of 357 planning applications between January 1st and June 24th, a total of nine more than what it received in the corresponding period in 2014. And, as detailed in its recently published Management Report, the Council received 38 such applications between June 1st and 24th. The report reads: “A [...]

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Parents and the wrong priorities

A headline that caught my attention a few weeks back was a press release from Laya Life (this is the life assurance arm of Laya Healthcare) which stated: “Parents expect their children to be financially independent from the age of 24.” This is the age when my own child will finish his college course (he spent [...]

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Waterford Twins Rise to Challenge

aterford City start-up TreyBro, the brainchild of WIT graduates and twins Daniel and Michael Treyvaud, is changing how gamers play online and is one of only three Irish early stage start-ups invited to attend the Rise Conference in Hong Kong this July. In four short years, Web Summit has become Europe’s largest tech conference attracting over [...]

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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.