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Dual carriageway is Carroll’s Cross ‘ultimate solution’

strong> • ‘Huge disquiet’ remains in local area • Council agrees to carry out evaluation Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority intends on pursuing a major upgrade of Carroll’s Cross on the N25 as the long-term solution to the notorious accident blackspot. It would potentially see the road transformed into a dual carriageway as a way of resolving safety issues. [...]

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Suir Valley add-on a ‘waste’ of time

Eoghan Dalton Reports A study on extending the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway into the city would be a “waste” of Council staff’s time, according to the chief executive of Waterford City and County Council. The operators have been calling for funding so that the heritage rail line, which travels from Kilmeaden along the banks of the [...]

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Countdown to Run and Walk for Life

With less than four weeks to go the Solas Cancer Support Centre has taken delivery of the official event T Shirts as preparations build up for the Run and Walk for Life on Sunday 13th October. Karen O’Connor General Manager with Event Partner Datapac was pleased to officially launch this year’s T Shirt and [...]

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Special opening and blessing at historic city church

The laneway to the oldest Catholic Church in Waterford, and possibly Ireland, has been officially opened and blessed.The gates to St Patrick’s Church, located off George’s Street in the heart of Waterford City, were officially re-opened last Friday morning, September 13th and the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan was present to bless the [...]


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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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Nire Comeback From Ten Down In Thriller

Waterford Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Fourmilewater 1-15 An Rinn 2-11 (AET) Jordan Norris Reports Fourmilewater are through to the semi-finals of the Senior Football Championship following a remarkable comeback versus An Rinn. The Nire men trailed by ten points at one stage, but a solid second-half display forced extra-time where they then triumphed by a single score. The game started [...]


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Vital points for Blues in Dalymount

League of Ireland Premier Division Bohemian FC 1 Waterford FC 2 Jordan Norris Reports Waterford look almost certain to remain in the Premier Division next campaign following an excellent 2-1 win at Dalymount Park against Bohemians on Friday.The Blues went into the game under a recent resurgence, having toppled Hearts Colts and picked up valuable points away to Cork [...]

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First half hat-trick sinks the Blues

FAI Cup Waterford FC 1 Dundalk 3 Waterford FC bowed out of the FAI Cup at the RSC on Monday of last week when the holders Dundalk came out on top in what was an exciting game. It all went horribly wrong for the Blues during a disastrous first half when they conceded three soft goals and [...]

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Search is on for new camogie manager

The Waterford County Camogie Board are set to search for a new Senior Camogie Manager for 2020 after news broke on Monday last that Donal O’Rourke is to stand down from the position after two years in the job.The Cappoquin club man had two highly successful seasons in charge of the Waterford team, reaching the [...]

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Drama on Drama as ‘Courty advance

County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final Ballinacourty 4-6 Kilrossanty 3-5 Seldom have we seen a game with more twists and turns than we saw a Fraher Field on Friday evening last when near neighbours Ballinacourty and Kilrossanty clashed at the Shandon Road Venue.This was always expected to be a close game and the players of the two respective [...]

Entertainment


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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Central Arts presents Ruairí de Leastar

This Sunday September 22 Central Artws presents a night with a unique talent on the Irish Music scene as Ruairí de Leastar and band stop by as part of their National Tour in support of their brand-new EP. For the past fifteen years Ruairí de Leastar has been honing his craft and enrapturing audiences with [...]

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The Big Sing at the Sacred Heart Church

Choirs, choral groups, singing groups and any individual who likes to warble a tune are invited to register now for the Big Sing which takes place at the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, November 15th at 8pm. For further information or to register, email bigsingwaterford@gmail.com or contact Catherine on 087 2824996. Past experience of singing is [...]

Business


Bausch + Lomb honoured for contribution to Children’s Group Link

Mark Hennessy, site lead, Bausch + Lomb Waterford, attending a celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Children’s Group Link, was presented with a piece of Waterford Crystal in recognition of the part played by Bausch + Lomb in sponsoring events during the year as well as the contribution of employees [...]


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Respond building 69 new homes in Waterford

Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe visited Kilbarry recently to visit a new residential development by Respond which includes 69 new homes including 9 one-bed apartments, 6 two-bed apartments, 26 two-bed houses and 28 three-bed houses. This project is in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, the Department of Housing and the Housing Finance Agency. This [...]

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Six super startups begin latest NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator

NDRC at ArcLabs has welcomed six new, innovative startups to its South East accelerator, the second of three programmes planned for the region. This year’s cohort of companies includes businesses developing information software for the leisure boat industry, safety data for care in the home, language supports and water management solutions. NDRC sources and builds [...]

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Rugby legend Alan Quinlan proves a big hit at Permanent TSB Business Networking Breakfast

“You have to be resilient in business, just like in sport” was the clear message from Munster and Ireland rugby legend Alan Quinlan as he gave an honest and entertaining overview of his sporting career to a capacity crowd at the Granville Hotel for the Waterford Chamber and Permanent TSB Business Breakfast. In a conversational [...]

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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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'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.