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“Get Off Our Backs”

Ross grants €5m funding for runway extension • Accusations of ‘parish pump politics’ • ‘Dublin centric’ critics and naysayers urged to ‘get off our backs’ WATERFORD politicians have urged “Dublin centric” critics and naysayers to “get off our backs” in relation to the controversial funding announcement for Waterford Airport. Since news of a €5m investment for a new runway at [...]


Standoff over CBS sport hall

Eoghan Dalton Reports A SPORTS club in Tramore has sprung into action over fears that the hall will be demolished and the site sold to a property developer. Tramore Basketball Club was recently told by the old CBS hall’s owners, the Edmund Rice Schools’ Trust (ERST) that it must sign a rolling one-month agreement or face eviction, [...]


HSE refuse to refund woman’s treatment

Cassie Stephens (27) has been enduring up to 300 seizures monthly Eoghan Dalton reports The parents of a woman who suffers from a rare brain disease have gone public with an appeal for the Government to provide funding for the medication to treat the illness. Cassie Stephens, from Military Barracks in Ballybricken, was enduring up [...]


Waterford clinches Weightlifting Masters in European upset

Eoghan Dalton Reports WATERFORD has seen off competition from several European powerhouses to land a continental sports competition. A bevy of muscled athletes will grace the Déise following the clinching of the 2022 European Masters in Weightlifting, which will see between 500 and 700 athletes arrive in the city for a week accompanied by coaches, backroom [...]


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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.



Fintan Walsh Reports Thomas Barr continued his fine form in this season’s Diamond League meetings when he finished second in the 400m hurdles at the famous Bislet Games in Oslo last Thursday in a season’s best time of 49.11 Norway’s Karsten Warholm, the hot favourite and reigning World and European champion, thrilled the home crowd with a [...]


Waterford and Tipp to meet again after match abandoned.

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP- ROUND 1 Waterford and Tipperary must do battle again as Saturday’s All Ireland camogie opener was abandoned due to a serious neck injury to Tipp forward Nicole Walsh. It happened in the 57th minute but there was still eleven minutes to play according to the officials. Waterford led by four points at [...]



Munster Ladies Football Final Cork turn in strong second half display to win Munster final at Fraher Field Cork 2-14 Waterford 0-09 Cork proved too strong for Waterford at Fraher Field on Sunday evening last to capture a 13th Munster Final title since 2004 with 11 points to spare over a Waterford side that never gave up. [...]


Reynolds unhappy with Toulon Tournament

Alan Reynolds, the Waterford FC manager was pleased with the outcome of the match but he was extremely critical of the way the club have been treated in recent weeks. Zach Elbouzedi and Aaron Drinan were selected to play for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 team in the Toulon Tournament and as a result [...]


Blues hit five in preparation for league return

Waterford FC 5 Irish Colleges and Universities 1 Having not played a game since their EA Sports Cup victory over Bray Wanderers on May 27th, Waterford FC returned to action on Monday last when they played hosts to an Irish Colleges and University squad who are preparing to travel to Naples for the World University games. This [...]



There was such a buzz in the Hall at Ursuline Primary School for their inventive show Cinderabba. Staged by classes 5th and 6th (10 to 12 years old), the classic Cinderella tale was told in rhyming couplets with a clever use of Abba songs delivered by a full cast, a dancing troupe and a costumed [...]



Waterford set for Legendary Country show!

Now seen by over 250,000 people and voted tribute show of the year by Hot Country TV The hugely popular hit Legends of American Country show is set to make its welcome Waterford return on Saturday 22nd June to the Theatre Royal Waterford City and what a night of toe tapping Country Music it’s going [...]


Summer in the City details announced

The organisers of Summer in the City – Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival – have announced the programme for 2019, and it’s an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever before! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and produced By Central Arts [...]


Waterford Chamber welcomes funding for Waterford Airport

Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley has welcomed the announcement of €5 million in funding for the lengthening and widening of Waterford Airport’s runway, saying it is “a great day for Waterford and the wider region”. “Waterford Chamber has long championed the development of Waterford Airport on behalf of our members and to see it finally [...]


Next Munster Property Auction set for July 11th

The Munster Property Summer Auction is now just four weeks away which will be held on July 11th in The Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. The auction will offer properties from across Munster, and there is continued demand from buyers for family homes, investments and land across the region. Patrick Convey of The Munster Property [...]


Waterford team lead €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

Treatment of diseases of the back of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease is set to be improved with a €4m EU-funded project led by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). The project, ORBITAL, will contribute to research which could lead to more widespread use of less invasive drug delivery methods [...]


Waterford Store Manager wins Superstore Manager of the Year title

Tesco Ireland is delighted to announce that Tesco Extra Ardkeen Store Manager, Andrew Collie, has been awarded the Superstore Manager of the Year at the 2019 ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards. The awards, which recognise individual management excellence and achievement in the retail sector, were held at Dublin’s CityWest hotel on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019. Tesco Ireland Chief [...]


Waterford’s VirtualVet takes Regional title at National Enterprise Awards

One of Waterford’s best small businesses, VirtualVet, was awarded the accolade of being the overall Regional (South) winner at the National Enterprise Awards which took place on May 29th at Dublin’s Mansion House.Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are in their 21st year and offer [...]

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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.