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Waterford’s winds of change

As Storm Ciara battered the country at the weekend, winds of political change were also sweeping through the land. The results of Saturday’s general election made history in constituencies across Ireland, including in Waterford. The Déise’s four Dáil seats have now been filled and have seen the re-election of two TDs and the election of [...]

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David Cullinane makes history

Eoghan Dalton Reports Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane received the highest first preference vote in Waterford’s voting history last weekend. His 20,569 votes fired him past the quota twice over and made his almost 10,000 surplus votes key to filling the remaining three seats. The newly re-elected deputy described the result as “extraordinary”, which included him [...]

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First Green TD Marc caps ‘momentous’ year for party

Eoghan Dalton Reports Newly elected Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has said he “makes no apologies” that he will be putting climate action ahead of other issues when he takes his seat in the Dáil. The Butlerstown native, who is the first TD the party has ever had in Waterford, received 3,996 first preferences and was [...]

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Cullinane defends ‘Up the Ra’ speech

Waterford’s poll topping TD David Cullinane has defended saying ‘Up the Ra’ in a celebratory speech following his election.The Sinn Féin candidate secured 20,569 first preference votes in the Waterford constituency in Saturday’s election and was elected on the first count at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on Sunday. Footage has emerged online showing Deputy Cullinane [...]


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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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Wet and Windy Woe for Waterford

National Football League Division 4 Wexford 2-03 Waterford 0-08 Jordan Norris Reports Storm Ciara did her best to provide Wexford with a hostile reception to Fraher Field, but it was the Yellowbellies who prevailed in horrendous conditions, winning out by one point to twist the knife in Waterford’s already fleeting promotion hopes. The home side put up a valiant [...]


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Graham Cummins. “You are more or less self-employed in England.”

LOI Premier League Preview Graham Cummins began his League of Ireland career with Cobh Ramblers in 2006. He scored 17 goals in 77 games for the Rams. Stephen Henderson, who was the manager of Waterford United at the time, brought him to the RSC in 2009 and although he was signed as a central defender Henderson [...]

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“It’s still very sore for everyone here.” Lee Power

LOI Premier League Preview Ahead of the new season Waterford FC owner Lee Power gives his views on a range of issues including last season’s Europa League debacle. It’s been just over three years since Lee Power became the owner of Waterford FC. In that time the club won the First Division and then finished fourth [...]

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Toughest Test To Date For The Deise

Jordan Norris Reports An away trip in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A is never easy, but a trip to the Gaelic Grounds is up there with the hardest of the lot. Liam Cahill’s Waterford will head to Limerick at the top of the pile in the Hurling Leagues, having seen off the challenges of [...]

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Not all Doom and Gloom for Waterford Football

Jordan Norris Reports Waterford’s one-point loss to Wexford was a bitter pill to swallow. Benji Whelan’s men were at times the better side, and had plenty of opportunities to take the advantage, but in truth, foul weather scuppered any chance either side had of playing their usual style of football. The loss now makes it three successive [...]

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Algarve appeals to all

The Algarve is really popular among Irish tourists and with fewer British travellers due to Brexit, the Irish are even more welcome this year.The town of Armacao de Pera, where the Holiday Inn is located is a former fishing village now a resort, not far from Albufeira and just one hour from Faro Airport [...]

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Pat Coldrick plays at Theatre Royal

After a hugely successful 2019, including a sell-out show with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Pat Coldrick is taking to the highways and byways of Ireland for a nationwide tour this year. Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who has been working for the past six years at home [...]

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Running From the Shadows

A story of childhood abuse and how one woman faced her past, and ran towards her future By Stephanie Hickey In Running from the Shadows Stephanie Hickey tells, in her own words, how she survived abuse at the hands of a trusted family member and of how running, a simple physical activity helped her achieve mindfulness, but [...]

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Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre upgraded to 4-Star

The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre in Waterford is delighted to announce that it has been upgraded from 3-star to a 4-star rating by Fáilte Ireland. Located in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city, the Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre has recently completed a massive renovation project which includes all 134 bedrooms undergoing a full [...]


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Munster Property Auction to offer largest selection of properties

The Munster Property Auction are holding their first public auction of the year in just two weeks, on February 27th. After a very successful year in 2019 which saw over 90% of properties offered successfully sold, the auction team are happy to report significant levels of enquiries throughout January and into February. Patrick Convey, director [...]

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Local Enterprise Office Waterford announces programme for Local Enterprise Week 2020

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has announced a programme of 21 events during Local Enterprise Week 2020, taking place throughout Waterford City and County from March 2nd to March 6th. Incorporating the theme of “Making It Happen”, this year Local Enterprise Week will feature a host of informative and engaging workshops, seminars, presentations and advice clinics aimed [...]

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A new era for Kneisel Jewellers

After three generations and 67 years of dedication building their family business, it is with mixed emotions that the Kneisel family will be retiring from the jewellery industry at the end of February. Kneisel Jewelers was opened in 1952 by Horst Kneisel, a master watch maker from Dresden, Germany. The business started in a small [...]

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From pharma to farming – employers invited to book stands for WIT Science Careers Day

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) welcomes employers to take up the last remaining spaces at the WIT Department of Science Careers Day taking place on Friday, 28 February, 9am to 1pm, at the WIT Arena.At the event, final year students of the Land Sciences (Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry, and Agricultural Science) and the Lab Sciences [...]

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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.