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Going Green for Grace

Waterford’s Green Girl secures EU seat WATERFORD has seen the election of its first MEP following Grace O’Sullivan’s success in Ireland South. It was a long hard road and marathon count that went on for over a week which finally saw the Green Party candidate take a seat.Grace managed to overtake the 2,000 vote lead [...]

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Labour take Mayoralty as part of ‘Progressive Alliance’

Eoghan Dalton Reports It was a “new chapter” for Waterford politics at City Hall on Friday last – but also an ill-tempered one. The long tradition of pacts featuring either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, or sometimes both, was broken last Friday when a so-called progressive alliance featuring Sinn Féin, Labour, Greens and Independents took control [...]

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Bathing prohibited at popular local beaches

THREE Waterford beaches were hit with temporary ‘Do Not Swim’ notices last week. Waterford City & County Council implemented the notices on Thursday last for Kilmurrin Cove on the Copper Coast, Counsellors Strand in Dunmore East and Ardmore in West Waterford. The water quality was deemed to have deteriorated due to high bacterial counts detected following heavy [...]

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‘Closure’ for family of missing Mary Ryan

Eoghan Dalton Reports The daughter of a city woman who had been missing since last year thanked the public for their help throughout recent months, following the discovery of a body in Carlow. Mary Ryan, 54, was last seen at Clonard Park on 15th December and appeals have been issued by her family and Gardaí several times [...]


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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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WATERFORD WILT UNDER RED SUN

Dismal summer ends without a win Brian Flannery at Pairc Uí Chaoimh The curtain came down on Waterford’s disappointing championship season with a thirteen point reversal to an impressive Cork team at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night last. While a disappointing result this was a marked improvement in performance by Waterford from the twenty point [...]


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Piltown complete double with Burns cracker

U13B Jimmy O’Dwyer Cup Final Piltown 1 Tramore 0 Piltown completed the cup and league double when they came out on top against Tramore in Graun Park on the June Bank Holiday Monday. They went into the Jimmy O’Dwyer Cup decider as hot favourites and duly went home with the trophy, but they had to battle hard [...]

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Seagulls soar to success with second half goals

WSFL Under 13 A Johnny Barnes Cup Final Tramore 2 Carrick United 0 The large gathering of Tramore supporters danced a jig of delight in Graun Park on Thursday last as the home club won the Under 13 A Johnny Barnes Cup on what was a glorious June evening. A fine second half performance turned [...]

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WHELAN REMAINS POSITIVE DESPITE DEFEAT

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER Tom Hunt Reports A disappointed Waterford senior football manager Benji Whelan acknowledged the superiority of the Westmeath performance following their comprehensive win over Waterford in the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier at Cusack Park in Mullingar. “We played against a better outfit who moved the ball far faster [...]

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Siamsa Cois Laoi

Brian Flannery Reports Strolling along to Páirc Uí Chaoimh literally by the ‘Banks’ and having arrived early for the minor match I had the joy of listening to the great Christy Dignam of Aslan fame completing a sound check ‘Live at the Marquee’. I have similar fun memories of listening to Aslan live at both ‘Club [...]

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COUNTDOWN TO IMMRAMA

Travel Adventurers set to draw thousands of visitors to Lismore The visiting travel writers and explorers Neil Oliver, Sarah Outen, Rosita Boland, Lerato Morgalathe, Robyn Rowland and Charlie Piggott will explore the theme of ‘Extraordinary Adventures’ at the 17th annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel.Thousands of visitors are expected to join the festival events and hear [...]


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Cruinniú na nÓg

A Day to Unleash Your Creative Spirit! Cruinniú na nÓg – the Gathering of the Young – takes place on June 15, and marks Ireland out as the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people! Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the [...]

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CINDERABBA

Ready to rock at St Ursula’s If last week’s dress rehearsals are anything to go by, CinderAbba at St Ursula’s primary school this week is a production not to be missed. The show, which tells the story of Cinderella in a clever rhyming script intermingled with many well known and loved Abba songs is the brain child [...]

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Waterford slips in latest IBAL survey

WATERFORD City has lost its top ten spot in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) survey. While still categorised as ‘Clean’, Waterford has slipped to 16th position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities nationwide which is conducted in association with An Taisce. Ballybeg failed to retain its ‘Clean’ status and is now “moderately [...]


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Solar farm appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Eoghan Dalton reports 13 objections to a solar farm proposed for north Co Waterford were hand-delivered to An Bord Pleanála yesterday (Monday). The development, which will be linked across two sites across around 80 acres, was granted planning permission by Waterford City and County Council (WCCC) recently. Two local residents from the Mothel and Curraghduff [...]

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Concern over concrete plant proposal

CONCERN is mounting over plans to construct a major concrete manufacturing facility near one of County Waterford’s prettiest villages. Roadstone has applied to Waterford City & County Council to construct the plant within an existing quarry in the townlands of Park and Woodhouse near Stradbally on the R675 Coast Road, more commonly known as the [...]

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Waterford’s VirtualVet takes Regional title at National Enterprise Awards

One of Waterford’s best small businesses, VirtualVet, was awarded the accolade of being the overall Regional (South) winner at the National Enterprise Awards which took place on May 29th at Dublin’s Mansion House.Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are in their 21st year and offer [...]

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Radius Technologies acquires Fortuity

Radius Technologies, one of Ireland’s leading providers of private cloud, VoIP telecoms solutions and IT Managed services has acquired Cork-based IT company Fortuity. Fortuity provides tailored IT infrastructure, maintenance and communications services to SMEs in Cork and the South West region.According to Jerry Buckley, MD of Radius Technologies “As part of our national expansion plan we [...]

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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.