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Darkness Into Light 2018

A selection of photos taken at the Pieta House Darkness Into Light Walk held last Saturday May 12th


North `Quay Must Avoid “Apple Crumble”

Eoghan Dalton Reports There are concerns the proposed redevelopment of Waterford’s North Quays could be harmed following Apple’s decision to scrap its €850 million project in Galway due to long-running planning delays. The multi-national announced it wouldn’t be proceeding with a data centre in Athenry last week some three years after it was first announced. Meanwhile, back in [...]


Audit: No Loss to the Council

The annual report of Waterford City & County Council’s Audit Committee has concluded that the local authority incurred no financial loss following concerns expressed in relation to both van procurement and the use of credit cards. The matter, which was enthusiastically discussed at last Thursday’s Plenary Council meeting at City Hall, also included the Committee’s conclusion [...]


Kilmeaden Post Office to Close

Eoghan Dalton Reports Despite a lengthy campaign to keep going, it’s been confirmed Kilmeaden Post Office is to close this summer. Its postmaster made the decision after discovering the office doesn’t fall under the criteria for a funding scheme designed to save Ireland’s rural post offices. The scheme, as set out by the Minister for Communications, will [...]


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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.


Blues Stun LilyWhites!

Waterford FC continue excellent form with 2-1 win over Dundalk Waterford FC followed up their battling away win against Bohemians the previous Monday when they defeated Dundalk at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of over 3,500 watched an extraordinary match which had just about everything and the outcome moved the Blues to [...]


Gunners in Cruise Control

Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group Two Ballygunner 5-15 St Saviours 1-09 Brian Flannery Reports Ballygunner had little difficulty in their opening game of the East Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship and was much too good for understrength St Saviours side. The Ballygunner second string side have an embarrassment of riches with multiple Senior, Under-21 and minor winning players from recent years in [...]

Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship DeLaSalle v Erins Own

Own Storm to Victory

Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group Two Erins Own 1-17 De La Salle 1-13 Brian Flannery Reports A storming finish from Erins Own secured a valuable victory for the Poleberry based-club over fellow city side De La Salle in the first round of the East Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship played at Walsh Park on Saturday afternoon last. Erins Own, who looked [...]

Munster Senior Football Championship Waterford v Cork

Football in Waterford and the State We’re In

On Saturday, May 19th, Waterford will travel to Semple Stadium to take on Tipperary in the quarter-final of this year’s Munster Senior Football Championship. As someone who’s been watching the Waterford footballers going back to the mid-1980s, I for one would love to be able to state that the Déise will see off Tipperary a week [...]


Super Blues Stun Dundalk with Incredible Heart

Waterford FC 2 Dundalk 1 Waterford FC continued their brilliant return to the Premier League and firmly stamped their title contenders status when they defeated Dundalk 2-1 at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of over 3,500 watched an extraordinary match which had just about everything. Dundalk controlled most of the [...]


A Symphony for the Senses

Michelle Heffernan Reports Prepare for a cornucopia of pleasure. The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (previously titled the Lismore Opera Festival) will returns for the June Bank Holiday Weekend, offering a programme of magnificent music, mouth watering food and those first sips of sweet summer wine, all nestled in the enchanting setting of Lismore Castle and environs. [...]


Voci Ladies Choir at the Medieval Museum

A Sunday morning in May, atmospheric venue, beautiful music – what more could you ask for? Don’t miss this hour long concert with Waterford’s award winning Voci Ladies Choir, under the direction of Fintan Scanlon and accompanied by Siobhan Keappock on Sunday, May 13th at 12.30pm in the Medieval Museum. The eclectic programme includes ‘The Little Jazz [...]

WMS - Fiddler on the Roof - 2018

WMS Stage Exquisite “Fiddler on the Roof”

Liam Murphy Reports Theatre Royal audiences were last week treated to the expected, big, warm-hearted choruses in Waterford Musical Society’s exquisite production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’. There was an epic sweep to the show as ‘Tradition’, the beautiful ‘Sabbath Prayer’, the glorious shout to life and survival of ‘L’Chaim’ and a ‘Sunrise Sunset’ to rekindle memories [...]



Waterford Wins Big at the Irish Hotel Awards

Waterford Castle received five awards at the 2018 Irish Hotel Awards held on Tuesday, April 24th, at The Heritage in Killenard. The hotel picked up the following prizes: * 4 Star Hotel of the Year 2018 * Castle Hotel of the Year 2018 * Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2018 * Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018 [...]


Barrow Bridge Name is Back on the Agenda

A six-strong steering group, consisting of three appointees from both Wexford and Kilkenny County Councils, has been established to recommend ‘the most appropriate or worthiest names’ for the new 900-metre bridge crossing the River Barrow. The name of the new bridge, which is the most prominent element of the €250 million New Ross Bypass Scheme, has [...]


Government Likely to Intervene on Pensions says WIT Academic

With 20,000 more people turning 65 in Ireland annually, the Government may finally have to intervene in an attempt to defuse the pension ‘time bomb’. That’s the view of Accounting Lecturer John Maher, who chaired WIT’s organising committee for the Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies, which the institute hosted last week. “It really is [...]


Kilkenny Campus Proposal Has No Formal Backing

There is no formal arrangement to deliver on any of the options presented in a Kilkenny County Council report which advocates the development of a third level campus in Kilkenny City according to the Higher Education Minister. Speaking at the launch of a policy document outlining the case for a facility that would cater for 1,000 [...]


How to Make the Most of Limited Space

If your house is starting to seem uncomfortably small, there are ways of making it look bigger and feel better. High property prices are forcing many first-time buyers to consider staying in their cramped studio flat rather than looking to move up the property ladder to something larger. But interior design experts say there are many ways [...]

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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.