WEEK IN PHOTOS
Nancy Siardain de Bhaila from Gaelscoil Phort La¡rge at the Robert Boyle Science Festival

Nancy Siardain de Bhaila from Gaelscoil Phort La¡rge at the Robert Boyle Science Festival

Shop Waterford Christmas launch and arrival of Santa

Shop Waterford Christmas launch and arrival of Santa

Lucy Whelan and Maureen Sullivan at Jonathan Frisby\'s Exhibition at the Cliff Gallery

Lucy Whelan and Maureen Sullivan at Jonathan Frisby\'s Exhibition at the Cliff Gallery

Waterford Hospice Annual “A Walk To Remember” event was held in the Kilbarry Eco Park where Jack Teat, Aoife Walsh and Grace Brennan ran both laps

Waterford Hospice Annual “A Walk To Remember” event was held in the Kilbarry Eco Park where Jack Teat, Aoife Walsh and Grace Brennan ran both laps

Waterford Chamber CEO Nick Donnelly with students at Bank of Ireland on The Quay for BizWorld Ireland

Waterford Chamber CEO Nick Donnelly with students at Bank of Ireland on The Quay for BizWorld Ireland

Maggie Delahunty at Kildalton College graduation at Kilkenny\'s Lyrath Hotel with her Certificate for Level 5 Agriculture, pictured with Steven Mackey

Maggie Delahunty at Kildalton College graduation at Kilkenny\'s Lyrath Hotel with her Certificate for Level 5 Agriculture, pictured with Steven Mackey

Aidan, Darragh, Catherina and Barry O’Brien with their dog Bilbo at Waterford Hospice Annual “A Walk To Remember” event that was held in the Kilbarry Eco Park

Aidan, Darragh, Catherina and Barry O’Brien with their dog Bilbo at Waterford Hospice Annual “A Walk To Remember” event that was held in the Kilbarry Eco Park

Alan Hughes, Ireland AM presenter, with Breda McDonald of Mullinavat ICA and RTÉ’s ‘ICA Bootcamp’

Alan Hughes, Ireland AM presenter, with Breda McDonald of Mullinavat ICA and RTÉ’s ‘ICA Bootcamp’

At the bubble show during the Robert Boyle Science Festival at WIT organised by Calmast were Trystan Riann and Noah Mac Casarlaigh from Gaelscoil Phort Láirge, Waterford City

At the bubble show during the Robert Boyle Science Festival at WIT organised by Calmast were Trystan Riann and Noah Mac Casarlaigh from Gaelscoil Phort Láirge, Waterford City

Shop Waterford Christmas launch and arrival of Santa

Shop Waterford Christmas launch and arrival of Santa

Pictured at the Cliff Gallery, 36-37, Great George\'s Street, Waterford for the opening of an exhibition of work by artist Jonathan Frisby which runs from until December 24th were artist Jonathan Frisby with his Dad Noel, Mum Stephanie Taheny, sister Emma and brothers Noel and James

Pictured at the Cliff Gallery, 36-37, Great George\'s Street, Waterford for the opening of an exhibition of work by artist Jonathan Frisby which runs from until December 24th were artist Jonathan Frisby with his Dad Noel, Mum Stephanie Taheny, sister Emma and brothers Noel and James

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Heated debate over plans to increase Summerval budget

proposal to increase the budget for next year’s summer-time Summerval festival to €350,000 generated a heated debate at the October meeting of the Metropolitan District, with one Councillor saying he was ‘distinctly underwhelmed’ by the 2016 event and the festival’s chair admitting that he was the its ‘greatest critic’. The inaugural Summerval – promoted as [...]

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Hearne repeats call for control of sulky racing

Renewed calls have been made for the control of sulky racing in Waterford. Sulky racing is an ongoing problem in a number of areas in Waterford, including the Outer Ring Road in the city. At the October plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr John Hearne (SF) called for by-laws to be introduced to tackle [...]

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Joan Freeman to speak at Chamber’s Annual Dinner

oan Freeman, founder of Pieta House and a Taoiseach’s nominee to the Seanad, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Waterford Chamber Dinner on Friday, November 11th at The Tower Hotel. Pieta House is a centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide, which Joan founded in 2006 due to a lack of suicide prevention [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Grieving mother's plea for road death reduction
Dermot Keyes
WIT academics on 'cruel to be kind' welfare system
Justine Dwyer
Minister 'stands by' Herity Report into UHW cardiac care
Kieran Foley
"We must protect witnesses"
Dermot Keyes
Bruton launches Action Plan For Education at Waterford Training Centre
Justine Dwyer

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

Sport


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Top Gunners Again

Ballygunner claim third successive Senior title as trip to Tipp beckons In the end it was pretty much as expected. Raging hot favourites Ballygunner recorded a third successive Waterford Senior Hurling title victory with a whopping 17-point winning margin over neighbours Passage. The final 10 minutes of Sunday’s contest saw the ‘Gunners outscore their opponents by [...]


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Gunners Cruise to Title Glory

Ballygunner 4-20 Passage 1-12 A devastating second half showing assured Ballygunner of a third successive Waterford Senior Hurling Championship at Walsh Park on Sunday last, on an afternoon when they simply had too much for neighbours Passage. In front of a 3,811-strong attendance (with a gate in excess of €25,000), and inspired by another outstanding display by the [...]

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Civic reception for Thomas Barr

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Entertainment


Greenway Opening set for March 2017

aterford’s Greenway will be formally opened to coincide with the anniversary of the last passenger service on the former rail line. The period of March 25th to 27th 2017 is earmarked for the eagerly awaited formal opening of the ambitious project. At the October plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Pat Nugent (FG) asked [...]

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Imagine Festival is up and running

he Imagine Arts Festival opened last Thursday, with artist and lecturer Ger Casey and WIT lecturer at WIT performing the official opening honours at Greyfriars which was very well attended by sponsors, artists and Festival committee members. Festival Director Ollie Breslin was on hand to do introductions while Council Arts Officer Conor Nolan was on hand [...]

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Confidence is returning to the city, says Broker

One of Waterford’s leading insurance brokers has spoken of increasing confidence levels among businesses in the city. Speaking to The Munster Express, Oliver Murphy of Oliver Murphy Insurance Brokers Ltd, said that talk of a positive, albeit gradual pick-up in the mood of the city wasn’t idle, wistful speculation. “Irrespective of where you are, in any city [...]


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No change likely in city parking costs

Parking charges in the city and Tramore are unlikely to change in the coming year. At a special meeting of the Metropolitan District to consider the budgetary allocations for 2017, City & County Manager Michael Walsh said cuts will have to be made in the overall budget but recommended no change in parking costs. With Waterford’s local [...]

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‘The South East Economic Arc’

he establishment of a regional ‘economic arc’, spanning from Rosslare to Dungarvan, taking in urban centres in South Kilkenny and along the Suir Valley, has been mooted by a New Ross-based County Councillor. Speaking to The Munster Express, Cllr Michael Sheehan (FF) said that while New Ross’s advance planning to prepare for the opening of the [...]

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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.