WEEK IN PHOTOS
Fianna Fáil Councillor John O\'Leary pictured at the scene where the ‘Jenny in the Woods’ rave was held.

Fianna Fáil Councillor John O\'Leary pictured at the scene where the ‘Jenny in the Woods’ rave was held.

More action from last weekend’s enormously successful Spraoi festival in Waterford.

More action from last weekend’s enormously successful Spraoi festival in Waterford.

The Quay was illuminated by the spectacular Spraoi fireworks at the end of another fantastic festival in Ireland\'s oldest city.

The Quay was illuminated by the spectacular Spraoi fireworks at the end of another fantastic festival in Ireland\'s oldest city.

Valentina and Sophia Kapralchuk, Ellie Shotak, Heather, Peter, Joe and Tom Breen at the 15th annual SprÓg festival which kicked off at Garter Lane last week.

Valentina and Sophia Kapralchuk, Ellie Shotak, Heather, Peter, Joe and Tom Breen at the 15th annual SprÓg festival which kicked off at Garter Lane last week.

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News


AN ALPINE TRAGEDY

A Waterford city native and a climbing colleague from Clonmel were both killed when they fell during an ascent on the Giant’s Tooth sector of the Mont Blanc range in the French Alps last weekend.

Penneys From Heaven

Up to 100 bargain-hunters queued in Barronstrand Street last Thursday morning to get a first glimpse of the newly-renovated and expanded Penneys store.

Loss of 42 Jobs with Certus’ Closure

Forty-two jobs were lost in the city last Thursday, with the closure of specialist loan-servicing group Certus’s local office.

Sinn Féin Distances Itself From Hearne’s Comments on Israel

Sinn Féin has distanced itself from recent comments by Waterford Councillor John Hearne that the UN should shell Israel over ongoing attacks on Gaza, to force the Israeli Government to engage in talks.


BREAKING NEWS


Safety alert: Deadly jellyfish spotted on local beaches. Read more in this week's edition.
Win vouchers for TheSchoolBag.ie and The Book Centre, only in this week's edition.
We look at all the factors facing students new and old in our 2014 College Guide, free with this week's edition.
Read more about Waterford's emerging house crisis, now in this week's edition.

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

Sport


TEAM OF THE MONTH RETURNS!

The Munster Express/Azzurri Sport Team of the Month scheme, one of the longest standing sports award collaborations in the south east, has been given a makeover by both sponsors! The scheme, which was recently re-launched at Azzurri Sports’ Headquarters in Kilcohan, will now reward three teams each month, with a full team kit and further top-class [...]


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Spirited Display But No Points for Blues

Waterford United, on a terrible run at the moment, can take some heart from this gutsy display against the league leaders which ultimately ended in defeat.

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Waterford Thwarted by Gutsy Galway

Waterford’s quest for a record breaking three All-Ireland U-14B Titles in a row, was thwarted by Galway in the dying minutes of a very competitive match in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday last.

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The Power Returns

It would appear that the demise of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, widely reported following his early World Championship exit last December, has been greatly exaggerated, as his outstanding career now appears to be firmly back on track.

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Super Goals Seal Ferrybank Triumph

Ferrybank claimed the Girls Under 16 Cup in blistering heat at the RSC on Wednesday night last with two cracking goals from Aoife Slattery and Hannah Pugh.

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De La Salle crowned Munster Champions

De La Salle repeated their victory over CBS Sexton Street, Limerick of last year (Under 17) when they won the Munster Under 19 School’s Cup in Roscrea on Wednesday last. First half goals from Aaron O’Connor, Daniel Pender and a James Brown penalty gave them yet another glorious day in the honour laden sports history of the school. Sexton [...]

Entertainment


Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014 set to attract 40,000 visitors

OVER 40,000 people are expected to attend the 41st Kilkenny Arts Festival, which kicked off on Friday last and runs through to this Sunday, August 17th.


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Origami workshops

Fancy learning how to create amazing things with paper? Kathleen Power will show you how it’s done at Ferrybank Library at a series of free classes which start at 11am on Wednesday, 6th August and run for three weeks. Please note these classes are for adults only.

Summer Sessions at Ardkeen Library

Summer Sessions continues in Ardkeen Library for August, with more talks and workshops on Alternative Therapies and Self-Help Methods to keep you positive, strong and active. Talks for August include Hypnosis with Trevor Eivers, Core Fitness with Phyl Mooney, Elite Ladies Fitness and Chakra Balance Dance with Fernando Cancho and all talks will be [...]

Autumn at RePublik

IN what has been their biggest year yet, RePublik continue to bring some of the biggest DJs in the world to Crystal Waterford and the next couple of months are no exception. Next up on Saturday, 16th August is deep house maestro Lake People who will make his Irish debut with his incredible live [...]

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Polish Tuesdays

The Aprassa indoor market, 35 Patrick Street, will host a Polish art craft and food market every Tuesday commencing 12th August. The event will run throughout the whole Summer from 9.30 till 4pm and feature great food stalls, with lots of artisan products, home ware art or simply browse among the locally produced crafts and [...]

Business


Chamber Outlines Its Hopes for Budget ‘15

Waterford Chamber has said that Budget 2015 provides an opportunity to ensure that economic growth and job creation are balanced across the economy and the country.


Waterford Firms Awarded Major Education Services Contract

Waterford based IT company, HCS Business Solutions, are very proud to announce we have been awarded a significant Managed IT contract to provide IT services to the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board.

Cars

Waterford’s 33.9% Increase in Car Sales

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Waterford have increased by 33.9 per cent for the first half of 2014.

Hardware Merchants Seeing Strong Growth

Munster hardware merchants are seeing a stronger growth in business activity but the growth is below the national average.

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NAMA Chair Enthused by Michael Street Development

NAMA Chairman Frank Daly believes the Michael Street development will improve the local property industry and assist in Waterford’s economic recovery.

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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.