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South Kilkenny mourns Eugene (22)

Eoghan Dalton A community in South Kilkenny is grieving the death of a talented young sportsman. Eugene Aylward (22) died after the car he was driving left the road and struck a wall at Knockwilliam outside Ballyhale in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will arrive for Requiem Mass at 11am this morning in St [...]

Minister Halligan visits Grange Cohan

Focus Ireland launch the redevelopment of Grange Cohan, Waterford

Minister of State for Training and Skills, John Halligan TD last week officially launched Focus Ireland’s redevelopment of Grange Cohen estate, Co. Waterford. The redevelopment has involved a complete energy-efficiency retro-fit of the Grange Cohen estate, and was done using the SEAI Community Fund, as well as with support from Bord Gáis Energy, who [...]


Stradbally finally gets gold after Tidy Towns blunder

Stradbally, County Waterford is celebrating attaining a gold medal in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition – a medal which was initially incorrectly awarded to Stradbally, County Laois. The results of the 2019 competition were revealed last week at The Helix in Dublin, with Glaslough in County Monaghan taking the overall top award. Lismore was named as [...]


Tributes paid to Peter Tawse (61) following aircraft crash

Eoghan Dalton A former manager of Waterford Airport who died in Sunday evening’s aircraft accident in County Wexford has been described as a highly accomplished pilot and an “absolute gentleman”. Peter Tawse (61) from New Ross, and his flying partner John Finnan (58), Co Kildare, died when their light aircraft came down near Duncormick 15 minutes [...]


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Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.


Senior Hurling Semi Final Dungarvan v Ballygunner

Senior Hurling County Final

Thomas Keane previews next Sunday’s Senior Hurling County Final between Ballygunner and De La Salle When referee Michael O’Brien stands in the middle of Walsh Park seconds before 3pm on Sunday afternoon next the question on the lips of many will be “Can Ballygunner win their sixth county final in a row”? or “Will De La [...]


“The owner could have sacked me at any stage”. Alan Reynolds

Blues manager Alan Reynolds was thrilled with the performance in Richmond Park on Friday night and told the media afterwards his team were well prepared for the match. “It was a really good performance from us, and we prepared well for it. I know that they are a decent side as well, but I thought that [...]


Brilliant Blues secure Premier status

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Waterford FC 2 Waterford FC turned on the style in Richmond Park on Friday night last and two goals scored by Michael O’Connor secured the points which guarantees the club Premier League football next season. Earlier in the campaign the Blues won 3-0 at the same venue so visits to Inchicore, Dublin [...]

SFC SF Stradbally v Rathgormack

Unbridled joy as Rathgormack reach County Final

County Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Rathgormack 0-14 Stradbally 0-8 Rathgormack reached the county senior football semi-final for the first time since 2001 when they defeated Stradbally by six points at Fraher Field on Sunday. The final score accurately reflects the pattern of the game as from the throw in Rathgormack were the better of the two sides. In fact you [...]


Cahill steps into Déise Hotseat

Weeks of speculation came to an end in Dungarvan on Monday evening last when it was confirmed that Liam Cahill will take charge of the Waterford senior hurling team for 2020. He has been given a two-year term by County Board chiefs with the option of a third year. Cahill takes over from Páraic Fanning [...]


Joseph Ready to Rock

In 1979, under the guidance of Fr Séan Melody and Brendan Drohan, De La Salle College Musical Society presented their first show; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Forty years on De La Salle are back with another production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic which is certain to entertain and thrill when it is [...]


A Haunting Experience

Loud screams in the dead of night, terrifying apparitions spotted on the cobbled streets and the sound of laughter? – Returning this October is Waterford Youth Arts and the Imagine Festival’s most spooky event – Horrible Historical Trails. Running from Wednesday the 23rd to Saturday the 26th of October – Horrible Historical Trails promises to be [...]


Memoirs of a Ghost at Garter Lane

Model. Muse. War photographer. Friend and lover of Picasso and Man Ray. Lee Miller was all these things. So why has the world forgotten her? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, the play “Memoirs of a Ghost” brings to life a forgotten 20th century icon in a night of spellbinding theatre. Lee Miller started out as a [...]



WLR announced as ‘Local Station of The Year’ at 2019 IMRO Radio Awards

Champagne corks were popping in Kilkenny on Friday night last when WLR was announced as IMRO ‘Local Radio Station of the Year’ 2019. WLR Managing Director Des Whelan said this was an award for everyone involved in the radio station. “I am delighted that WLR FM was chosen as number one out of all the local stations [...]

Jobs on the way from EY – but BuyLo depart

Discount store BuyLo shut its Waterford doors on Friday last. The store in Boland’s Retail Park on the Cork Road opened in 2010.BuyLo is owned by Cork-based company, the Barry group, which also operates the Costcutter franchise.It’s believed that up to seven positions have been lost as a result of the decision.Speaking in 2010 ahead [...]


Sustainable Transport Bridge and Transport Hub granted planning approval

Waterford City and County Council received positive news recently from An Bord Pleanála, approving the development of the River Suir Sustainable Transport Bridge.  This complements the news that Waterford City and County Council Metropolitan District passed by resolution a Part 8 Planning Application for a new Transport Hub in the North Quays. The Sustainable Transport [...]

Local Enterprise Office Waterford to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day

With the ‘biggest ever’ National Women’s Enterprise Day planned for October 17th, Local Enterprise Office Waterford will host a networking event at the Tower Hotel, that promises to inspire and educate the next generation of female entrepreneurs. With this year’s “Making It Happen” theme, entrepreneur Muireann Fitzmaurice will deliver a workshop on developing leadership competencies, followed [...]


New chapter for Waterford’s Eishtec as business to be transferred to Infosys

Waterford-based Eishtec has announced the transition of the business to be part of Infosys BPM, an Infosys company. Eishtec was established in 2011 and is one of Ireland’s leading customer service providers, employing 1,400 people across Ireland. It was established with the very deliberate aim of disrupting the industry and challenge the reputation of [...]

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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.