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Budget Stand Off

Eoghan Dalton Reports • Council CEO demands rates increase • Politicians’ expenses could be in firing line There’s no end in sight to the standoff between Waterford businesses and Council boss Michael Walsh.The chief executive set out his stall last Friday evening, claiming the business community must be “reasonable” and accept a rates increase of five per cent. “I believe [...]

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Cardiac care issue reaches Dáil gates once again

Supporters of HEFSE (Health Equality For the South East) travelled to Dublin Thursday 28th November to officially hand over to Taoiseach Varadkar’s office more than 5,000 signed declarations taken up in previous months’ Hand On Heart activity. These declarations were signed at various on-street events and festivals as part of a campaign calling on the [...]

TV Honan Retires from Garter Lane Board.

Reception honours Spraoi Director TV Honan

At a recent reception to honour Mr. TV Honan (Director Spraoi), some old faces gathered to wish him well after his resignation from a phenomenal 25 years service on the Board of Garter Lane Arts Centre. TV was instrumental in many of the changes and progressions in the Arts Centres life, including the entire refurbishment of [...]

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Taskforce to tackle unemployment

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford needs to get unemployment back on the agenda, a meeting has heard. Cllr John Hearne (SF) pointed to Census figures which showed that out of the 53 highest blackspots in Ireland, nine are located in Waterford. Included in the figures are Ballybeg North (31 per cent), Larchville (37.6 per cent), Morrison’s Road (32.6 [...]


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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


Saints on the brink of Munster Glory

Munster Junior Club Hurling Final Saint Mary’s v Russell Rovers (Sunday, December 8, Mallow at 1pm) If finals are reserved for the best sides in a competition, then it is certainly true of this year’s Munster Junior Club Hurling Final between Waterford champions Saint Mary’s and Cork side Russell Rovers when they clash at Mallow on Sunday [...]


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Points shared in six-goal classic

WSFL Under 15 A League Villa 3 Bohemians 3 This top of the table clash in Connors Park on Saturday afternoon had it all and a draw was perhaps the fairest outcome. The result means that Bohemians retain their one-point advantage over the Villa with a game less played. Southend United are also very much in reckoning also [...]

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Nolan brace rattles De La Salle

Waterford Junior League, Division 1A Bohemians 2 De La Salle 1 Bohemians closed the gap on the leaders Portlaw United to just three points when they came out on top against a battling De La Salle team in Ben Wadding Park on Friday night. With the game entering the final minute it looked as if Bohs were going to [...]

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Waterford Fixtures 2020

Details of Waterford’s Senior Hurling and Football fixtures for the 2020 competitions have been announced. Liam Cahill’s Waterford senior hurlers, who are back in training with a number of weeks, will have their first competitive outing before Christmas when they welcome Cork to Fraher Field on Friday December 20 in the Munster League, the game having [...]

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“We’re just sick of losing.” Austin Gleeson

Austin Gleeson was at Croke Park last week for the launch of the Healthcare Partnership between UPMC and GAA/GPA. The Waterford star welcomed the partnership and is confident it will be of huge benefit to the players. “UPMC coming on board is definitely a benefit for players especially with injuries have gone in the last [...]

Entertainment


Clodagh Beresford Dunne awarded the Clarissa Luard Award for Emerging Writers

Waterford poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne has been awarded the Clarissa Luard Award for Emerging Writers. Unveiled last Tuesday night in the splendid surroundings of Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the prestigious David Cohen Prize for Literature, 2019 was awarded to Edna O’Brien.Often seen as a precursor to the Nobel, the biennial prize with a prize [...]

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The White Horse Guitar Club

(Central Arts, Friday December 6th) The renowned – and quite spectacular – White Horse Guitar Club return to Waterford on Friday December 6 for an intimate gig at Central Arts. Selling out shows all around the country, White Horse Guitar Club are an eleven-piece band born in the Cork venue The White Horse. They interpret [...]

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Waterford man details his transgender journey on Beat 102 103

A Waterford man has bravely opened up about his transition from female to male on a documentary on Beat 102 103. “Born this Way” was produced and presented by award-winning documentary maker, Shonagh Lyons. Cody Sweeney, who is transgender, spoke about how it felt to be living in the wrong body, and how the [...]

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Double Déise delight at Pride of Place awards

There was double Déise delight at the IPB Pride of Place awards held in Kilkenny on Saturday evening. The Alexander Street community in Waterford was honoured with an award for winning the Urban Neighbourhoods/Villages with a population under 1000 category.The judges said: “Homely, convivial and happy are words that the judges used to describe this small [...]


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Waterford’s Liberty Blue Estate Agents win National KPMG Property Excellence Award

Liberty Blue, the leading independent Waterford Estate Agents, was last week announced winner of the Regional Excellence Award in the highly regarded KPMG Property Excellence Awards The only estate agent in the South East of Ireland to make it to the shortlist in these prestigious awards, Liberty Blue Estate Agents was chosen as winner via [...]

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Waterfordman rescues Old Wooden Barrel and wins at Ireland’s Biggest Upcycle Challenge

A beautiful wooden garden chair which was once an old barrel secured the Southern Waste Region Category win for a creative Waterford man at this year’s National Upcycle Challenge.The “Upcycle Challenge” was set by mywaste.ie and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of this October’s Reuse Month, and the eight winners were presented [...]

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Employers…. Say Yes to YESS

Ger Walsh and his Staff Team of Waterford City Local Employment Service is delivering on their Goal ‘GETTING WATERFORD WORKING’ by asking Employer, To Say Yes to YESS Employers, as you are aware, there is a financial cost and risk associated when taking on new staff and I’m sure you’ll agree employers need all the help [...]

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A creative innovative workspace awaits Waterford businesses

Local Enterprise Office Waterford calls on start-ups to apply for Boxworks residency Local Enterprise Office Waterford is inviting submissions from those with a business idea or are in start-up phase to apply for its 2020 Desk Programme.The Desk programme will provide free desk space at one of Ireland’s most exciting innovative co-working hubs, Boxworks Co Work [...]

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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.