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Airport Reboot Must Fly

Management among some of Waterford’s most prominent employers believe the runway extension and commercial re-opening of Waterford Airport is of equal if not greater consequence than the North Quays/Michael Street project. Speaking to The Munster Express, Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Gerald Hurley said the primacy of the Airport had been impressed upon him during discussions [...]


M&S Cast Eye Towards Waterford

RETAIL giant Marks & Spencer is seeking a location in Waterford.In a Sunday Independent interview, Ken Scully, country director of the group’s Irish operations, confirmed that M&S has expansion plans for new stores in Ireland despite the challenges of the Irish market. In May, it emerged that M&S is set to close 100 stores in [...]

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City Can Be Region’s “Beacon on the Hill”

Eoghan Dalton Reports While it was often heated, there were early signs of cooperation between Kilkenny and Waterford at last Thursday’s meeting with Minister of State John Paul Phelan. The joint structure being put in place to take on local authority functions for the northside of the city means politicians from either side of the boundary [...]


New Project Aims to Bridge City’s Mental Health Gap

Eoghan Dalton Reports After a summer that saw children’s mental health services in the region fall into further disarray, a collective of educators and artists have come together to form a group hoping to bridge the gap. Laochas – The Warrior Soul Project is aiming to teach children and young people about mental health and illness through [...]


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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.


Gunners Can Make the Leap

Déise challengers bid to end Na Piarsaigh’s Munster Club Championship dominance “I’m not saying that an individual shouldn’t spend any time reflecting on failure. It’s obviously important to learn from mistakes. But there’s a difference between learning from failure and wallowing in it.” - Dr Bob Rotella (How Champions Think) Shane O’Sullivan was 14 years of [...]


A Final Record That Needs Improvement

On Sunday next at Semple Stadium, a Waterford club will contest the Munster Senior Club Hurling Final for the 22 time since the competition was first played back in 1964.Despite contesting nearly half of the finals played in the competition since it was first played, Waterford’s overall record doesn’t make for pretty reading, with only [...]

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Nire’s Campaign Sunk by Clare Champions

Munster Senior Club Football Semi-Final The Nire 0-09 St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay 2-11 Brian Flannery Reports The Nire’s season drew to a disappointing conclusion with a comprehensive defeat to St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay in the Munster Club Senior Football Semi-Final played at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Having beaten Limerick champions Adare by nine points in the previous round, expectations were [...]

AIB Munster Club Senior football Semi Final Nire v St.Josephs

Questionable Officiating as Niremen Exit Munster

While there’s no doubting the fact that the superior outfit prevailed at Fraher Field on Sunday last, it was difficult not to observe the game without taking issue with how it was officiated. All afternoon long, Kerry referee Padraig O’Sullivan made some questionable calls. Sadly, the days of referees using common sense appear to be long [...]


Prestigious Award for Waterford Fc Supporters

There was a lot of joy and happiness last week when the Airtricity League Supporters Contribution Award was presented to Patrick Lynn on behalf of the Waterford fans in Ballsbridge, Dublin. This award is a fantastic recognition of all the Blues’ supporters. It’s an acknowledgement of several areas – support at home and away, atmosphere, behaviour, [...]


Dramatic Prospects

Jim Nolan and WIT collaborate to bring Una Troy’s work home ‘Directed by Jim Nolan’ is a quartet of words that’s guaranteed to put posteriors on Garter Lane seats. And when there’s an added local ingredient involved, as is the case with ‘Mount Prospect’, which runs at Garter Lane until Saturday and if one has a [...]



“Just a Feeling” at the Coastguard Centre

“Just A Feeling”, an exhibition of paintings by Tramore artist Maria Gallwey, is currently running at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore. Maria, who lives in the South West of France (in Saintes, a town in Charentes Maritime between the port city of La Rochelle and Bordeaux) has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and internationally. [...]


Toucan to Touch Down at the Royal

TOUCAN are the explosive 10-piece funk-pop band blasting out a blend of feel-good, contagiously funky hits. Leading the group is Tramore native Conor Clancy and with a team of top performers from brass to keys behind him, their sold-out shows have proven them to be an absolute must-see thus far. Since releasing their debut EP, they’ve already [...]


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Coveney Enthused by Waterford’s Progress as Brexit Cloud Remains

‘Think Global, Act Local’ was the resounding message at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner on Friday night last with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney performing keynote speaker duties. On the topic of ‘Think Global, Act Local’, Minister Coveney stated: “It’s an attitude I like, and one that I think defines the formula that [...]


Heat is on for Urban Development Funding

The Government has received over 100 applications for its Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), and have worked their way through three quarters of those as of Wednesday last, South Kilkenny County Councillors have learned. Speaking at the November meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Director of Services Sean McKeown (Planning, Economic and Environmental Services) [...]

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Study reveals Belview Providing 980 Jobs

An economic impact study commissioned by the Port of Waterford shows that the Belview Industrial Zone surrounding and including the port now supports 632 full-time jobs directly and a further 348 indirectly, coming to a total of 980. In 2017, the 265-hectare zone in South Kilkenny generated turnover of €388m directly and a further €555m through [...]


Concerns Persist Over Kilmacthomas Fire Station

CONCERNS persist in relation to staffing issues at Kilmacthomas fire service which have not yet been resolved. There has been ongoing controversy and growing anger in Mid County Waterford over the constraints being placed on the local fire service due to staffing levels. At the October Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, [...]


Calls for Action on Kilmeaden Factory Site Are Re-iterated

FURTHER calls have been made to bring the former Kilmeaden cheese factory site back into use.Established in the 1960s, the Kilmeaden cheese factory won numerous awards over the years for its world-famous ‘fillet of cheddar’.However, Glanbia management decided to close the plant at the end of its seasonal production cycle in 2006, with all cheese [...]

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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.