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On a Wing and a Prayer

WATERFORD Airport’s future is under threat and requires urgent action, according to an airport employee who has outlined a number of concerns. The stark remarks were made in the same week that Airport CEO Desmond O’Flynn announced that he was leaving his role. In a statement, the Board of the Airport thanked Mr O’Flynn (who has held [...]


“Who Knew What and When?

One by one on Thursday evening last, the 32 members of Waterford City & County Council, joined by the Council Executive and media in attendance, rose to applaud and salute Colin Power, Paul Walsh and Jason Clancy. There has surely never before been a local authority meeting held like it in this city and county [...]


Man admits to providing funding to Islamic State

A 26-year-old man was remanded in custody by Waterford Circuit Criminal Court last week, after he pleaded guilty to providing funding for Islamic State and attempting to collect or receive funding for the group. Hassan Bal with a former address at O’Connell Street, Waterford, pleaded guilty to two separate terrorist related offences. Bal first pleaded guilty [...]


Rural crime remains a “deep rooted concern”

Muintir na Tíre calls for further measures against repeat offenders Rural crime, and the potential of criminality in isolated areas remains a deep-rooted concern for elderly residents, particularly for those living on their own, according to the Chief Executive of Muintir na Tíre. And last Tuesday night’s aggravated burglary at the local shop in Clonea Power [...]


Convicted paedophile leaves Waterford city

Oliver O’Grady, the former priest and convicted paedophile has reportedly left Waterford. This news was relayed to The Munster Express on Wednesday last by a source close to the owner of the house where O’Grady had been living, one of two city properties he’d resided at since the Spring of 2014. O’Grady, who has served two separate [...]


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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.


Co.U12A Hurling Final De La Salle v Abbeyside

Three in a Row for Impressive DLS

Brian Flannery Reports 2017 County Under-21 ‘A’ Hurling Final De La Salle 1-12 Abbeyside 1-8 De La Salle won their third U-21 ‘A’ county hurling title in a row when they had four points to spare over western champions Abbeyside at a damp and cold Dunhill on Sunday last. From the moment man-of-the-match Eddie Meaney hit the back of the [...]

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New Era Begins for Waterford FC

Wednesday last was in many ways an historic day for football in Waterford. At 9.00am a vicious wind blew across the RSC as Storm Eleanor was determined to have the last word following a night of string winds and heavy rain. However inside the newly decorated home dressing room a number of players were sitting together [...]


Deise Power Out of the Blocks

National Camogie League Division One Group Two Waterford 1-12 Meath 0-6 Waterford enjoyed a comfortable start to their National League campaign at an overcast WIT Arena on Sunday, seeing off Meath by nine points. With successive away matches on the immediate agenda (Clare next Sunday and Kilkenny on February 4th), a winning start on home soil was [...]



Dungarvan United 4 Greencastle 3 (AET) Dungarvan Untied recorded the most incredible victory of their long and historic existence when they came back from three goals down to defeat Greencastle from Donegal in Kilrush Park on Saturday night last in front of a large crowd. Add in a missed penalty when they were they were playing [...]

NFL Div4 Waterford v Wicklow

Inflationary Matters: The cost of our teams

Brian Flannery Reports As we enter another New Year it is becoming increasingly obvious to me how dependant I’ve become on technology. Google this and google that, iPad and IPhone, twitter, online shopping, online banking, app this and app that. If something isn’t on google it obviously just doesn’t exist. It’s a bit like football, apparently [...]

Sporting Year in Review

January February March April May June July August See this week’s edition for more of this year’s “Sporting Year in Review”


Win an Austrian Ski Resort Stay!

Win a stay with an Austrian/Irish family owned Ski Hut at Bad Hofgastein, the Hofgasteinerhaus with Lara Plaickner and family, which is situated just over an hour by train from Salzburg or three hours from Munich’s Main Train Station. The accommodation is for three days half board and available midweek on selected dates between March [...]



In Full Voice

Eoghan Dalton Reports Carrick’s Michael O’Dwyer on touring with Celtic Thunder Carrick-on-Suir has a proud musical tradition, stretching from traditional Irish music to its strong theatre scene. And with one of its latest musical sons he is able to draw from both veins when touring North America with Celtic Thunder, a group known for its theatrical [...]


Saying Yes to the Dress

Michelle Heffernan reports Shopping for your wedding dress can be both a dream and a nightmare all in one. With styles, shapes ,theme and budget to consider many brides can find the process difficult to navigate. The Munster Express spoke to the expert Bridal Consultant Liz O’Mahony of Sabella Bridal, Waterford on everything to consider before [...]



Councillors angst at storm Ophelia debt

Eoghan Dalton Reports With Met Éireann warning that dangerous conditions are on the way for later in the week, it’s now emerged the Government still owes up to 70 per cent in funding to Waterford City & County Council in the wake of Storm Ophelia. Deep infrastructural damage occurred while over 2,000 trees were felled across the [...]

South East’s 9.2 per cent IDA jobs boost is “stunning”

DESPITE ongoing calls for greater IDA support for the South-East, newly released figures show that the region recorded the largest increase in employment supported by the agency in 2017. According to the agency’s statistic on total employment in IDA client companies throughout Ireland, there was an increase of 9.2 per cent in such employment in the [...]


Waterford’s leading region’s way in Enterprise Ireland supported employment

The 6,359 jobs currently supported by Enterprise Ireland (EI) in Waterford represents the agency’s highest level across the region, figures released on Wednesday last revealed. However, the South East was outperformed by the West, Mid-West and North West when it came to the number of jobs created during 2017. The Government agency’s end of year figures [...]


Waterford named as Ireland’s Cleanest City on latest IBAL Table

DESPITE numerous litter blackspots still existing in Waterford (such as in Kilbarry), the city once again performed strongly in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti-Litter League. While Ennis is named as the overall cleanest town for 2017, Waterford City ranks in 13th position as Ireland’s cleanest city and is designated as being ‘Cleaner than [...]


New Primary Care Centres “can alleviate trolley crisis”

ALONE/HSE North Dublin project provides template for elderly care The provision of Community Support services for older people and the soon to be delivered Primary Care Centres in Waterford City, Dungarvan and Carrick-on-Suir can both play practical roles in easing the trolley crisis which continues to bedevil the region’s hospitals. That’s the view of ALONE, the [...]

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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.