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Daring River Rescue

Eoghan Dalton Reports The River Suir saw a daring rescue last weekend when a man helped prevent a young mother from drowning after she jumped in from Rice Bridge. He was able to grab the woman’s hand as they floated through the river and spoke with her about her children in a bid to keep her calm [...]

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Remorse for Terror Funding

A member of the Waterford Islamic community, who admitted sending funds to Islamic State, was in contact with “medium to high level” operatives in the international terrorist group and tried to travel and fight in Syria, the Circuit Criminal Court heard in Waterford last week. Hassan Bal (24) with a former address in O’Connell Street, Waterford, [...]

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Mast Proposal for Ballinakill is Withdrawn

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to erect a telecommunications mast in Ballinakill has been withdrawn. Three Ireland (Hutchinson Ltd.) had submitted a planning application with Waterford City & County Council for a development at Ballinakill Shopping Centre on the Dunmore Road consisting of an 18-metre high shrouded monopole telecommunications support structure carrying antennas and transmission dishes with associated [...]

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Suicide’s Tragic legacy

“From the family’s perspective, there was a terrible sense of powerlessness about it all,” John Nolan told The Munster Express when talking about his late brother Keith, who died by suicide on May 8th.“Keith’s wife, Lorraine, was six months pregnant when she died in 2014 from a sudden aneurysm. It all happened so quickly. Lorraine [...]


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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.

Sport


Robin Flies the Flag

Robin Dawson to lead Ireland at European Championships Tramore golfer Robin Dawson is set to lead the six-man Irish side at the European Amateur Team Championships which begin today (Tuesday) and conclude on Saturday next at Golf Club Bad Saarow (Faldo Course), Germany. Dawson, the only survivor from last year’s team, along with Alex Gleeson (Castle GC) [...]


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Stradbally Seize Minor “3″ Crown

Division 3 Minor County Football Final Stradbally 3-10 The Nire 2-11 Tony Ryan Reports Two goals in a five minute period at the start of the final quarter were the key scores in Stradbally defeating club rivals Nire in the Division 3 County minor football final at Fraher Field last Thursday evening.The first half was evenly played out with [...]

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Ferrybank Complete Double with Last Gasp Winner

Ferrybank 1 Carrick United 0 (AET) Ferrybank completed the double in dramatic fashion on Thursday night last in what was an extraordinary match in many ways. This Pen and Brush decider was almost an hour late getting underway and the game was completed under the Graun Park floodlights because the U14 C Cup [...]

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Red Hot Bohs Overpower Carrick

WSFL U16 A Waterford FC Cup Final Bohemians 3 Carrick United 0 Bohemians were crowned U16 A Cup champions in Graun Park on Wednesday evening last. The searing heat did not affect their display and from the opening whistle they were well and truly focused on the task at hand. Bohs had [...]

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Super Blues on Course for European Football

League of Ireland Premier Division Sligo Rovers 2 Waterford FC 3 Waterford FC moved seven points clear of fourth placed Shamrock Rovers as they continued their march towards European football in 2019 with a thrilling 3-2 win over Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds on Saturday last. This was the second time this season that [...]

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Ceol by the Colligan!

Dungarvan Summer Music Festival back for its third staging Michelle Heffernan Reports Over the course of the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Dungarvan will undergo an artistic and musical transformation. From every corner of the Earth, some of the biggest names in Irish Traditional Music will migrate to West Waterford for the third annual Dungarvan Summer Music Festival [...]

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Win Flights to Croatia!

You could win return flights to beautiful Croatia capital Zagreb! Read below to find out more! Previously overlooked for the sandy stretches of Split or Dubrovnik, Croatia’s capital Zagreb is now growing in popularity, offering a rich tapestry of historical, cultural and culinary interests. Michelle Heffernan reports on a trip to a capital city undergoing a [...]

All Together Now!

Curraghmore Estate prepares for its inaugural food & arts festival Michelle Heffernan Reports This is going to be an August Bank Holiday Weekend like no other. As I write the stages are being set for an exceptional event in music, comedy, food and arts right here in the heartlands of the Deise. All Together Now (ATN) 2018 [...]

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Kilkenny’s Design on TUSE Campus

Abbey Quarter also mooted as a home for National Design Centre Kilkenny city’s 10-acre Abbey Quarter site would represent an ideal fit for a School of Design within the new Technological University of the South East (TUSE), in addition to the new National Design Centre which has been mooted in the National Planning Framework. This two-pronged pitch [...]


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Chamber Regional Leaders Programme Draws to a Close

Waterford Chamber’s inaugural Regional Leaders Programme drew to a close at Faithlegg on Thursday last as the mentors and participants came together one last time for a networking lunch.Responding to the need to develop a pipeline of future leaders in the South East region, Waterford Chamber, with the support of Bausch + Lomb and Waterford [...]

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City House Price Increase almost Doubles County Rate

The price of the average three-bed semi detached house in Waterford city has risen by 2.6 per cent (to €200,000) between March and June of this year, almost double the rate recorded in the county over the same timeframe. That’s one of the more standout findings of the latest national survey conducted by Real Estate [...]

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Drought Hitting Farmers Hard

WATERFORD and the South-East have been most severely impacted by the ongoing drought according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The prolonged drought is causing huge difficulties for farmers who rely on rainfall for grass and crop growth. Waterford IFA Chairman Kevin Kiersey says the ongoing weather conditions are causing real problems for farmers in the region. “Other [...]

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School’s Out But Dunmore Road Traffic Woe Persists

DESPITE schools now being closed for the summer holidays, huge traffic problems persist along the Dunmore Road in Waterford City. As recently reported in The Munster Express, local Councillors have been expressing ongoing concerns over the chaotic traffic volumes along the busy route. While school traffic represents a significant portion of such traffic at certain times, lengthy [...]

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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.