WEEK IN PHOTOS
Karen Lucas, Teresa Aherne, Marie Power and Fiona Walsh from Bank of Ireland, Waterford enjoying their hot cups of tea after they finished the Waterford Darkness Into Light Walk/Run in the RSC on Saturday morning.

Karen Lucas, Teresa Aherne, Marie Power and Fiona Walsh from Bank of Ireland, Waterford enjoying their hot cups of tea after they finished the Waterford Darkness Into Light Walk/Run in the RSC on Saturday morning.

Austin Gleeson produced another sensational display on Sunday last.

Austin Gleeson produced another sensational display on Sunday last.

Snapshots from Thurles. The suitably attired Anna and Ruth Browne.

Snapshots from Thurles. The suitably attired Anna and Ruth Browne.

Mirin Heazle, enjoying Waterford Lions Clubs Strictly Deise Dancing 2016.

Mirin Heazle, enjoying Waterford Lions Clubs Strictly Deise Dancing 2016.

Carrick Wheelers Patrick O Loughlin winning in Newcastle West. His dad Martin won the seniors race in Castlecomer.

Carrick Wheelers Patrick O Loughlin winning in Newcastle West. His dad Martin won the seniors race in Castlecomer.

Commeragh Rangers Ladies Gaelic Football are the latest Munster Express Team of the Month Winners.

Commeragh Rangers Ladies Gaelic Football are the latest Munster Express Team of the Month Winners.

Mary Flanagan and Derek Tebay, Blue Wall presenting the Paddy Flanagan Memorial Trophy to Mens winner, Frank Quinlan, Waterford AC.

Mary Flanagan and Derek Tebay, Blue Wall presenting the Paddy Flanagan Memorial Trophy to Mens winner, Frank Quinlan, Waterford AC.

Confirmations at St Saviours Ballybeg - Bishop Cullinan and Oran Stacey.

Confirmations at St Saviours Ballybeg - Bishop Cullinan and Oran Stacey.

Mooncoin Vintage Tractor Run. Tommy Long, Darragh Cahill, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, Scoliosis Advocacy Network.

Mooncoin Vintage Tractor Run. Tommy Long, Darragh Cahill, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, Scoliosis Advocacy Network.

 Deputy Mayor Jason Murphy and Fionn Duffy.

Deputy Mayor Jason Murphy and Fionn Duffy.

Waterford Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF) obviously has his sights set on higher office as he took his seat on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at City Square Shopping Centre on Saturday last. Pity he didn\'t wear his robes! | Photo: Noel Browne

Waterford Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF) obviously has his sights set on higher office as he took his seat on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at City Square Shopping Centre on Saturday last. Pity he didn\'t wear his robes! | Photo: Noel Browne

Ciaran Byrne with Munster Rugby mascot ‘Oscar’ at BOI Ardkeen.

Ciaran Byrne with Munster Rugby mascot ‘Oscar’ at BOI Ardkeen.

Ella Power and family on Holy Communion Day in Tramore.

Ella Power and family on Holy Communion Day in Tramore.

A sunny Peter Donaldson in the registration room at the RSC.

A sunny Peter Donaldson in the registration room at the RSC.

Evanne Ní Chuilinn with Amelia Berry announcing details of GroMór.

Evanne Ní Chuilinn with Amelia Berry announcing details of GroMór.

De La Salle’s Shane McNulty and Ian Flynn climb higher than Ballygunner’s Tim O’Sullivan at Walsh Park on Saturday last. 		| Photos: Noel Browne

De La Salle’s Shane McNulty and Ian Flynn climb higher than Ballygunner’s Tim O’Sullivan at Walsh Park on Saturday last. | Photos: Noel Browne

High Flyer;  Áine O\'Callaghan.

High Flyer; Áine O\'Callaghan.

Thumbs up from David Phelan and Rory Foot.

Thumbs up from David Phelan and Rory Foot.

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DÁIL DEAL BREAKER

Second cath lab secured in Government negotiations Funding to provide a second cath lab at University Hospital Waterford and extend cardiology services in the interim became the ultimate deal ‘maker or break’ in the election of the new Government on Friday last. In a deal hammered out by Waterford TD John Halligan, the new Programme for Government [...]

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‘Horrific’ dumping linked to bin waiver removal

A LINK exists between the increased level of dumping across County Waterford and Waterford City & County Council’s abolition of the bin waiver scheme, according to a local councillor. Concerns over littering and dumping once again dominated the latest meeting of the Comeragh District of Waterford City & County Council. Cllr Declan Clune (SF) described the amount [...]

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Convicted sports coach appeals prison sentence

A former Waterford sports coach who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing ten boys in the 1980s has appealed the severity of his 14-year sentence. ill Kenneally (65) was jailed earlier this year after admitting to 10 sample counts of indecent assault on the boys between October 31st, 1984 and December 31st, 1987. He was sentenced to 10 [...]

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Corpus Christi Procession to return to Waterford city

THE much loved Corpus Christi Procession will return to Waterford this year. The procession, which will take place on Sunday, May 29th, is being revived after a lapse of decades. Starting in Ballybricken at 3pm, the procession will travel along Mayor’s Walk, down Newgate Street, onto Michael Street, and into John Roberts Square where there will be [...]

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LIVING WITH PARKISNON’S

Daughter and carer calls for greater support levels. Sheila Heffernan At present, there are 12,000 people in Ireland diagnosed and living with Parkinson’s Disease. The recently held Parkinson’s Awareness Week (supported by AbbVie Ireland), according to AbbVie’s Todd Manning, highlighted the “urgent need to make everyone aware of how difficult living with Parkinson’s can be”. He added: “We [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Homeowner locks knife-wielding burglar in kitchen.
Michelle Clancy
Homeless Crisis Deepens.
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Daughter and carer calls for greater support levels.
Sheila Haffernan
IT merger is 'only option' for Waterford.
Michelle Clancy
Young Paddock Boys complete the double.
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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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Delahunty seals the deal with a free for the ages

Waterford’s Ladies Footballers made it third time lucky when winning Division Three of the National Football League when defeating Tipperary in last Sunday’s curtain raiser in Semple Stadium. Having lost finals in the previous two seasons, Pat Sullivan’s team were not going to be denied on this occasion. That said, they were made work hard for their [...]


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DEISE UNDONE AT THE DEATH

Devastating sometimes, isn’t it? But that’s what sport does to you. It toys with your emotions, sending you to the ecstatic summit of Everest, while being equally capable of sinking you into a Marianas Trench of despair. The cruellest of mistresses. It may be of little consolation to Waterford’s players and management that their best display [...]

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The Captain’s Two Cents

Dermot Keyes reports It’s a great time to be Waterford captain, I put it to Kevin Moran ahead of Sunday’s League Final against Clare. After all, the games are coming thick and fast, there’s a trophy on the sideboard from 12 months ago and the next run out represents an opportunity to keep that pot here on [...]

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Villa crowned champions following dramatic contest

Villa 5 .Ferrybank 4 Matt Keane The Villa will play in Division 1A next season following this truly incredible game which was played in Connors Park on Saturday afternoon. The home side knew they would be promoted if they won and they were hot favourites to take the three points against a Ferrybank [...]

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Mount Sion crowned Munster champions in fine style

FAI Munster U17 School’s Trophy Final Mount Sion 2 Nagle Community College 1 Matt Keane Mount Sion came out on top against Nagle Community College from Cork in Ozier Park on Tuesday last. The victory put to bed the memory of losing two Munster semi-finals this season in other grades and being defeated in the [...]

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Waterford Viking Marathon Goals

For 2016, Waterford Viking Marathon has teamed up with the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in the Waterford Institute of Technology to provide expert training information in the run up to the event. This week, Ciara Losty (Performance Psychologist) looks at goal setting and gives us three simple steps for setting your [...]

Entertainment


Back in Time…

The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts and Entertainment Editor Schoolchildren at Gaelscoil na nDéise were brought ‘back in time’ last Thursday, as they learned about their ancestral neighbours who populated the Carrickphierish area thousands of years ago. ndrew Cusack of the Knockhouse Heritage Trust was at the school to give the kids a sneak preview of plans to [...]

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History in the Making

Michelle Clancy reports History in the Making – 1916 – A Waterford Perspective is a new documentary, to be broadcast on WLR FM at 6pm on Monday, 2nd May, that will explore the journey to 1916 from a Waterford perspective by anchoring Waterford in the year 1898, when Ireland celebrated its last centenary for a rebellion. Waterford [...]

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Wrecking the Rising

The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts & Entertainment Editor Wrecking the Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) is a new three-part comedy drama written by Waterford man James Phelan for TG4. t stars Peter Coonan (Fran from ‘Love/Hate’), Owen McDonnell and recent IFTA nominee Sean T O Meallaigh, playing three modern day re-enactors who are gearing up for a [...]

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REMEMBERING THE RISING

The story of the two men from the Ring Gaeltacht who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising was retold on TG4 last Sunday. The story looked at how Liam Ó Réagáin and Seán Ó Gríofáin were both working in a hardware shop in Maynooth and members of the Maynooth Volunteers when the rebellion began. They, along [...]

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Locally-made film screens in US

Bilingual film Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain, developed on the WIT/Nemeton Diploma TV Production course, screens in Boston next weekend, as part of the 16th Irish Film Festival there. The event will include 45 Irish produced features and shorts. Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain tells the story of how Ireland’s biggest Halloween Carnival [...]

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Gamers enter Dragons’ lair

Start-up gaming company, TreyBro, caught the attention of Dragons’ Den Gavin Duffy on tonight’s (Sunday, April 24th) programme, when the entrepreneur and communications consultant offered €60,000 investment for a 22.5% stake in the 12-month old company. The company was founded by Waterford twins Daniel and Michael Treyvaud and Tipperary native Patrick O’ Callaghan in April 2015. The [...]


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PART 1: HEALTH INSURANCE A YEAR AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF LIFETIME COMMUNITY RATING

This month last year an important personal finance decision had to be made by tens of thousands of adults over age 34 who were not already owners of private health insurance: “Do I bother to take out a policy, even one of the low value, low cost, hospital cover only ones or do I take [...]

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Irish innovation tops baby crash test

A new Irish child suit has come out top in a child car seat crash test carried out in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. Road deaths are the leading cause of child mortality in Ireland with road traffic collisions accounting for 36.7% of all child deaths. Two out of five children killed are passengers. If correctly installed [...]

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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.