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‘Fully committed’

• Company behind North Quays issues assurance • But planning yet to be submitted to local authority Eoghan Dalton Reports The company behind the redevelopment of the North Quays has rowed back on comments made by its director, in which he said it would withdraw from the development if Government funding is not delivered. It comes as concern mounts [...]

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GAA club cautioned after racist abuse

Eoghan Dalton Reports Portlaw / Ballyduff GAA has been formally cautioned after allegations that one of its supporters racially abused an underage hurler during a match. An investigation into the incident, which is alleged to have occurred at a County Bord na nÓg U15 match between De La Salle and Portlaw / Ballyduff last month, said [...]

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Man dies at Mahon Falls

A man in his forties died after a fall in the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford at the weekend. The walker from County Tipperary fell approximately 10 meters near the top of the Mahon Falls on Sunday afternoon. A relative who was with him provided CPR while the emergency services were en route to the scene. At 1.30pm, [...]

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Community garden boarded up

A community garden in Waterford City has been boarded up, bringing an ambitious dream to a sad end. A large metal wall has been erected around the New Street Gardens site and will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Concerns had been expressed over the transformation of a what was described by a local Councillor [...]


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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


Kilrossanty work hard for quarter-final spot

County Senior Football Championship Kilrossanty 2-11 Brickey Rangers 1-11 Kilrossanty were warmest of favourites to advance to the quarter final stages of the County Senior Football Championship but they were made to work very hard for the win against a gritty Brickey Rangers who outscored last year’s championship runners up 1-9 to 0-6 in the last 25 minutes. [...]


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Matt Meets….. Kevin Galvin, Sports nut living his dream

A new voice burst on to the airwaves here in Waterford and surrounding counties (including Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny and South Tipperary) during the past few months and already he has become one of the most popular personalities on the regional radio station Beat 102-103. It is clear Kevin Galvin has a love of many sports and [...]

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Blues’ late goals rock Rebels

League of Ireland, Premier Division Cork City 1 Waterford FC 2 Monday of last week proved to be one of the great nights for the Waterford FC players and supporters. With just eight minutes left on the clock the home side were leading one nil and a defeat at Turners Cross was looking odds on but the ‘Boys [...]

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Thomas Keane previews Relegation Play-Off Semi-Finals

Portlaw v Ardmore (Friday, Fraher Field, 7pm). This is a stage of the competition that Ardmore have found themselves in all too often in recent years and one wonders how long more they can stay in the top flight if they keep getting involved in the relegation play offs. They are an experienced outfit and know how [...]

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Volunteer in Sport Awards

Members of the public are invited to nominate an individual whose contributions to sport has made a real difference to their community, club or county. Nominations can be made by individuals, clubs or sports associations via an online application form at www.volunteerinsport.ie. The deadline for applications is Friday, 27th September. Over 450,000 volunteers give [...]

Entertainment


Visiting New York

We visited the Big Apple in May and tried out the New York CityPASS as a way of seeing some of the top sites like Empire State Building and best museums. It also allows you to get priority in queues. For $132 you get huge discounts and if you are in the city for three [...]

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White Horse Guitar Club play Central Arts

The renowned – and quite spectacular – White Horse Guitar Club are taking their show on the road around Ireland and hit Waterford on Saturday September 14 for an intimate gig at Central Arts. Selling out shows all around the country, White Horse Guitar Club are an eleven-piece band born in the Cork venue The [...]

Music of the highest calibre in New Ross

New Ross Piano Festival gives a unique opportunity to the audience in the South East to hear artists who normally play in the bigger cities and concert halls of the world. For example, this year one of its guest pianists is Matan Porat, who recently played in distinguished venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, [...]

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Greenlight for €80m housing development

Eoghan Dalton Reports An Bord Pleanála has overruled the advice of its own inspector and granted permission for a major housing development in Waterford City. The board has granted planning permission for an €80m site by Jackie Greene Construction to build 199 houses and 44 apartments as well as crèche in Knockboy, on a nine hectare [...]


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Huge crowds flock to Harvest Festival

There were great crowds on Saturday and Sunday at the Waterford Harvest Festival.Dawn Meats Sales Director, Paul Nolan described it as the best ever , his firm are sponsoring since the beginning of the festival over a decade ago and they were giving informative talks on how to cook burgers and lamb with [...]

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Major retail brands planning Waterford stores

Eoghan Dalton Reports Two major international retailers are reportedly eyeing up Waterford. Danish home retail brand JYSK and French sports giant Decathalon have both earmarked the city as part of their long-term plans in Ireland. Jysk opened its first Irish store in Naas, Co Kildare last April and has since followed up with stores in Navan, [...]

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Plunkett station becomes the sticking point for North Quays project

Eoghan Dalton Reports A visit by the Minster for Finance to Waterford shed light on the difficulties facing the redevelopment of the North Quays – despite Paschal Donohoe remaining non-committal on funding. Throughout his time in City Hall, the Fine Gael TD repeatedly referred to getting value for taxpayers in any public spending. What has become central [...]

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WIT students congratulated for WorldSkills success

A Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) student has won gold at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition while another brought home a Medallion for Excellence.Team Ireland was overall 10th place in the recent WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia, dubbed the ‘Olympics’ of skills competitions. Of the 17 men and women who travelled to Kazan to represent Ireland, [...]

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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.