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New Honours list to be announced

It has emerged that when the Coronavirus crisis is behind us, several prominent Waterford people will be among the first tranche of recipients for the country’s new Honours List. As go to press on Monday night we are reliably informed that a joint announcement about the Honours List will be made on Wednesday by the Minister [...]

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Mother’s Day with a difference

Catherine Power I don’t normally do Mother’s Day. I just don’t like the day. I never have done. As a young person I bought into the idea of making sure I had some kind of present for my mother on whatever Sunday in March was deigned a ‘special’ day for Mothers by whatever card company or [...]

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Globetrotting duo postpone fundraising adventure

Kieran Foley Two local men have postponed their global fundraising adventure due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the subsequent travel restrictions which have been implemented. Paddy Flynn from Rathgormack and Daithí Harrison from Carrick-On-Suir kicked off their epic journey entitled ‘of Mountains and Men’ in Australia last summer. They decided to cycle from Sydney to Ireland [...]

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Creative students from Waterford to showcase Junk Kouture design

After yet another awe-inspiring display of regional glitz, glamour and re-purposed ‘rubbish’, Junk Kouture provincial winners will gather together for one last time at the competition’s Grand Final in 3 Arena. Due to Covid-19, the event, due to take place on April 30th, has been postponed until autumn. Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, one [...]


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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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Horse Racing Aerclub wins again at Dundalk

Neil O’Donnell Henry de Bromhead, fresh from his two-timer at the Cheltenham festival, struck with Aerclub in the Love Your Mum Median Auction Race for three-year-olds on the all-weather track at Dundalk on Friday afternoon. Aerclub was always well positioned under Wayne Lordan and the market-leader made his way to the front inside the two-furlong marker to [...]


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Thomas Ahern Named Among World Rugby’s Top Prodigies

Jordan Norris Ardmore man Thomas Ahern has been named among world rugby’s top prodigies in a list released this week which ranks the top 50 U-20 stars in the world. Ahern, who plays for Munster Academy and stands at 6’9 – comes in at 15th on the list following a spate of outstanding performances for Ireland of [...]

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Déise display battling qualities despite defeat

Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s second defeat in the National Hurling League while not unexpected showed again the battling qualities of this new look Waterford side.Liam Cahill and his management team opted for nine changes from the narrow defeat to Tipperary for the trip to Limerick. They rolled the dice somewhat safe in the knowledge that win [...]

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All Quiet on the GAA Scene

Thomas Keane The G.A.A. is set to experience its biggest headache in its 136 year history after it was forced to suspend all playing and training activities until March 29 at the earliest due to the Coronavirus. For the G.A.A. to face periods where no games are played is not a new thing. In the past we [...]

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“He (Griffin) does that in training all of the time”. Alan Reynolds

When Shane Griffin scored the stoppage time winner Alan Reynolds jumped higher than he had ever jumped before. The Blues manager had pulled a rabbit out of his hat and needless to say the Tramore native was in great spirits when he spoke after the match. “We were on the front foot and put them under [...]

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New contract for Jayson Molumby

Brighton and Hove Albion have handed a new three-and-a-half contract to the Cappoquin born midfielder. The new deal will keep him at the club until June 2023. The Republic of Ireland captain joined the club in 2016 and made his first-team debut in a League Cup game against Barnet in 2017. He then played in the [...]

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The Isolation Organisation Challenge!

https://www.glitterball.ie/ The world has become a very different place since my last article, who’d have thought I’d be writing this, and you’d be reading this in isolation? Like the song says “It’s a mad world”! Nevertheless, life goes on and there are always positives to be taken from a bad situation. In this case there are [...]

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The Full Monty

The David Hennessy Musical & Dramatic Society presented The Full Monty, The Stage Musical at the Theatre Royal to noisy and appreciative applause. It is a difficult show for actor/performers requiring almost total nudity, slick timing and chutzpah. The six ’strippers’ rose to the occasion, encouraged by screaming fans, and an unscheduled costume mishap that [...]

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Central Arts presents Robocobra Quartet

This Friday the 13th, Central Arts presents one of the most exciting live acts around as the amazing Robocobra Quartet take to the stage at Central Arts on Friday next, February 13th. Dubbed ‘Fugazi meets Mingus’ and comprising two saxophonists, bass and drummer-vocalist, Robocobra Quartet’s unmatched live performances channel-hop from moments of joy and playfulness to [...]

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West Waterford Festival of Food unveils Sustainably Irish-inspired 2020 programme

Over 35,000 visitors will flock to West Waterford from 16 – 19 April for its 13th annual food festivalThe 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food takes place from 16 – 19 April, with over 100 free and ticketed events. The 2020 theme, for what is one of Ireland’s biggest foodie festivals, will explore what [...]


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Rapid Cabs marks 21 years

On March 5th Rapid Cabs celebrated its 21st anniversary in business. Just about the time people started talking about the millennium bug the O’Brien family in Waterford had more important things on their minds.It was 1999, they had just changed their name from City Cabs to Rapid Cabs, had five taxi drivers and while they had [...]

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Serial Entrepreneur Louise Grubb launches new podcast series

A brand new podcast series has been launched in Ireland, ‘The Business of Science’ shares insights, career journeys, the start-up phase and behind the scenes from one of Ireland’s most successful business sectors.The multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur Louise Grubb hosts the new series where she meets some of the key people behind Ireland’s global success in [...]

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Property Partners lands in Waterford City

Property Partners Phelan Herterich has officially opened its new office in the heart of Waterford city. Deirdre Phelan, a long-established and highly regarded estate agent in the city, has joined forces with Barry Herterich who already has a successful Property Partners practice in Tramore. Deirdre has an outstanding record in sales together with a strong background [...]

SPANISH TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS SAY ‘OLÉ’ TO IRELAND

Spanish travel professionals say ‘Olé’ to Waterford

A leading Spanish tour operator, Catai, and some of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Waterford – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The travel professionals were here to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do here for Spanish holidaymakers. Some of the highlights from their action-packed itinerary [...]

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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.