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FG & FF Cllrs ‘buckle’ on Harris motion

Councillors call on HealthMinister to consider position LOCAL Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Councillors have been accused of buckling under local election pressure by supporting a motion calling on Health Minister Simon Harris to “consider his position”. The motion, proposed by Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne at the May plenary meeting of Waterford City & County [...]

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MAN KILLED AT BELVIEW

A man died following a workplace incident at Belview Port after he was trapped under the contents of an unloading truck. Gardaí were called to the incident at 4.30pm on Friday last and the man was pronounced dead shortly afterwards at the scene. He has been named as Ciarán Redmond Cave, from Mulrankin in County [...]

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UHW Manager wasn’t told about Mortuary upon assuming new post

Eoghan Dalton Reports The General Manager of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was not made aware of serious claims concerning its mortuary upon taking up the role, despite her predecessor receiving graphic information about the effect the facilities were having on bodies stored in the mortuary. The current General Manager of UHW, Grace Rothwell, entered the post [...]

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Arrest made after motorised ‘contraption’ stopped by Gardaí

Eoghan Dalton Reports In a sight more likely to be seen on the pages of Waterford Whispers News, Gardaí came upon a cyclist who had attached a petrol engine to their bike last week. The unlikely motorist was discovered in the city environs and is alleged to have been traveling at a high speed with no lighting or [...]


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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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Splendid hurling occasion lacked the perfect outcome Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Well that was almost a perfect Sunday. The return of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship to Waterford brought the crowds back to Walsh Park and it was a wonderful occasion.Having the sun shine is a key ingredient to any Irish outdoor event and the Keane’s [...]


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Déise come within agonising whisker

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-20 Clare left Walsh Park with a brace of points from this Munster Championship opener despite a superb late Waterford rally which so nearly made it a perfect day on home turf.Before a 11,012-strong attendance, under blue skies and in a carnival atmosphere, Waterford’s unyielding determination hauled them back into [...]

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Fanning: “We have to regroup for Tipp.”

“Ah sure, very disappointed,” was the natural first reaction offered by Paraic Fanning in the wake of Waterford’s one-point Munster Hurling Championship reversal to Clare on Sunday last.“We really, really came strong in the second half there and we had a few chances we didn’t take; there were one or two frees that didn’t go [...]

Munster Football Championship Quarter Final: Clare 0-9 Waterford

Another one that got away for Déise

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final Clare 0-9 Waterford 0-8 Mac Dara Mac Donncha at Cusack Park Waterford’s footballers were overwhelming outsiders travelling to Cusack Park last Saturday but came within a whisker of pulling off a sensational victory, losing by the cruellest of margins to their Division Two opponents.This was yet again one of those matches which [...]

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Blues and Reds share spoils in six goal thriller

League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC   3    Sligo Rovers   3 Waterford FC and Sligo Rovers cancelled each other out for the second time this season when they shared the points at the RSC on Saturday night last.When they met in the Showgrounds last month they played out a scoreless draw but this encounter was [...]

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The joy of SprOg!

Kids’ Spraoi festival set to be “totally awesome”! A group of enthused pupils from St John of Gods Primary School set the SprOg ball rolling at Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday last, enjoying art and cupcakes at the 2019 festival’s launch.Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class members, accompanied by their teachers, enjoyed two art sessions with [...]

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COUNTDOWN TO DAYTRIPPER & NIGHTRIPPER

There are less than three weeks to go now to Daytripper (DT) 2019 on the June Bank Holiday weekend down by the Waterside. The Gasworks site will be hosting the strongest DT line-up up to date, with 3Arena level acts headlining on each day.And because it’s a city centre event, the Apple Market (just [...]

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Cascais: an alternative Portuguese proposition

Cascais is a great Portuguese alternative to the Algarve. A sunny and warm location in late March, it’s a smart seaside coastal town outside of Lisbon, which is large by Irish standards, featuring great beaches and good places to eat and stay too.It also has the convenience of geography being so close to Lisbon, which [...]

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Kilmeaden estate has been “neglected”

A KILMEADEN housing estate has been “neglected”, according to a local Councillor.Residents at Fán Glas have been expressing concerns at the lack of maintenance and overall appearance of their estate.Raising the issue at the April Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr John O’Leary (FF) said the roads in the estate urgently [...]


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Pamela Phelan joins Adelphi Financial Brokers

Adelphi Financial Brokers is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Phelan to its team of financial and mortgage advisers.Mooncoin native Pamela has worked in Waterford City, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan during an 18-year financial career with PTSB, ICS Building Society, Bank of Ireland and KBC Bank.A Qualified Financial Advisor, Pamela also holds a BA in [...]

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Former Ryan’s pub on Barrack St to get new lease of life – Cllr. Cummins

Waterford City South Councillor John Cummins has welcomed the news that the vacant and derelict former Ryans pub on Barrack St is to be brought back into productive use via the Repair and Lease initiative. It is expected that it will be transformed into 4×1 bed apartments and 4×1 bed town houses. Cllr. Cummins who has [...]

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Largest solar farm in Ireland submitted for planning to Council

Concerns are mounting over plans to build Ireland’s largest solar farm in Waterford’s ‘most scenic tourist area’ The controversial proposal is centred on the areas of Rathnaskillogue, Glen East, Glen West and Curraheen near Stradbally on the Copper Coast – an area currently fighting a large wind farm proposed for the same region.Highfield Solar Limited, [...]

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The Coach House, Douglas

Having recently moved back to Cork from London where she lived for 13 years, Emily O’Donoghue and her husband, Chris, bought a house that had a Coach House on the grounds. They converted it into a two bedroomed cottage and since August 2017 have been welcoming guests from all over the world. “Airbnb is an [...]

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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.