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Debt’s Silent Legacy

MABS: “Suffering continues for many Waterford families.” With 33,000 households nationwide estimated to have mortgage arrears running to two years or more, a Waterford-based money advice expert believes hundreds of indebted households across the city and county are ’suffering in silence’. Speaking to The Munster Express as Waterford’s Money Advice And Budgeting Service (MABS) [...]


WIT and ITC Staff Set to Strike

Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) members at Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology have voted in favour of industrial action, citing a ‘lack of engagement’ from management at both ITs regarding the pending application for Technological University (TU) status. In a joint statement released on Monday, both TUI spokespersons said the action had won “overwhelming support” [...]


WTC Memorial Unveiled at City Centre Ceremony

A segment of a steel girder retrieved from the site of New York’s World Trade Centre (WTC) was officially unveiled at a midday ceremony held at the Bishop’s Palace garden on Sunday last. The new September 11th memorial was the brainchild of crystal cutter and master engraver Sean Egan, whose work has seen him establish close [...]


John Carey Honoured on the Shore he Loved

John Carey’s memory was poignantly honoured at his Requiem Mass held at Crooke on Tuesday morning last, as his family, both bloodlined and political, in addition to friends, neighbours and Gaels, gathered to honour a public servant who did Passage and Waterford some service. A lingering sense of shock in the Fine Gael Councillor’s passing [...]


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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.



Magnificent in Malaga

Double gold for Joe Gough at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships. Fintan Walsh Reports Like so many times in a Master’s career that stretches back to the over 40 age group, Joe Gough was in top form at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships in Malaga last week over 65 as he scored a [...]


Blues Bounce Back to Winning Form

Waterford FC 2 Bray Wanderers 0 Blues manager Alan Reynolds made no less than six changes for this game at the RSC on Friday last from the team which bowed out meekly from the FAI Cup against UCD. In came Rory Feely, Noe Baba, Cory Galvin, Noel Hunt, Sander Puri and Stanley Aborah. [...]


“It could have backfired on us”-Alan Reynolds

Alan Reynolds was delighted to see his team get back on track after two disappointing results and admitted that making six changes was a risky business. “We have applied ourselves over the last few weeks and the players have always come in, prepared and have worked as hard as they could. I’ve asked for a little [...]

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Clonea Power into Final

Clonea breeze past 14 man Ballyduff Clonea 5-13 Ballyduff Lower 0-09 Brian Flannery Reports Reigning champions Clonea had an easier than anticipated route back to the East Waterford Intermediate hurling final with a 19 point demolition of Ballyduff Lower in the semi-final. Ballyduff Lower who caused a surprise when ousting unbeaten Ballygunner in the previous round was no match for Clonea [...]

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Erin’s Own Advance with Ease

Erins Own 1-16 Dunhill 1-06 Brian Flannery Reports Erins Own will meet Clonea in the divisional intermediate hurling final for a second year running after the city side proved too good for a disappointing Dunhill outfit.While the victory for Erins Own may not have been a huge surprise; the 10 point winning margin is certain to have raised eyebrows.Dunhill [...]


Culture is Catching!

The 13th annual staging of Culture Night will be held this Friday, September 21st with local authorities busily engaging with a range of arts and cultural organisations to lay on another varied and entertaining programme of events. Free tours on the hour (starting at 5pm, with the final tour at 9pm) will [...]

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Well Festival Programme is Launched

The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing has just announced its programme for 2018, taking place Monday the 8th to Saturday, October 13th, throughout the City and County, featuring an exciting line-up of 49 fun, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages. In this, its sixth year, the festival presents musicians, artists, poets, [...]


Imagine Festival Set to Be “Deliciously Dark”

‘Deliciously Dark’ best describes a key theme for this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, which takes place in Waterford City from October 18th to the 28th. Pre-Halloween high jinks for all ages come courtesy of a number of exciting premium events including the inimitable Spraoi’s latest production ‘Wicked Woods’; Stomptown Brass’ ‘Requiem for Truth’ featuring a raucous [...]



Call for Greenway Link to Portlaw Re-iterated

A LOCAL Councillor has reiterated his call for the Waterford Greenway to be extended to Portlaw. Cllr Declan Clune (SF) says extending the Greenway to the Tannery Town is “crucial” for economic development. In July of this year, the Government announced a €53m fund to develop and enhance Greenways in Ireland. The plan focuses on [...]

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The Future Looks Green at Ardkeen

Ardkeen Quality Food Store is a well-known advocate of local and Irish producers, which comes with the additional eco-friendly benefit of lower food miles. However, this is not the stores only green initiative as Ardkeen view environmental sustainability an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully and are accelerating the green transition with a comprehensive [...]


Ferrybank’s Park Will Be “Amazing”

Construction works at 2.5-acre site now considered imminent Construction work at the long-awaited public park at Ferrybank is set to be announced by Kilkenny County Council in October, local Councillors were informed on Wednesday last. Speaking at the September meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Economic and Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown told Councillors he [...]

Eye and Face

Eye & Face Clinic Opens in Waterford

A new ophthalmology and aesthetic clinic has opened in Waterford.Based in the Williamstown Centre, it is run by surgeons John Doris and Janice Brady, who both also work at University Hospital Waterford and are experts in their respective fields. As the name suggests, the Eye and Face Clinic offers specialist ophthalmology services as well as [...]

Mind Over Matter

Irish Designers to Offer Design Services to Businesses for AWARE

Leading Irish designers and business leaders joined together at Boxworks on Waterford’s Patrick Street to launch the annual ‘Mind Over Matter’ 2018 fundraising event for Aware. This innovative initiative enables businesses of all sizes to consult with the best of Irish design talent for a minimal fee on October 10th (National Day of Creativity), with [...]

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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.