WEEK IN PHOTOS
Four great grand nephews of the Clancy Brothers, from left: Bobby Walsh (5), Darragh Brady (nine months), James Power (17 months) and Tommy Walsh (22 months) pictured promoting the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art which runs from June 1st - 6th. We\'ll have more details of the festival in future editions.

Four great grand nephews of the Clancy Brothers, from left: Bobby Walsh (5), Darragh Brady (nine months), James Power (17 months) and Tommy Walsh (22 months) pictured promoting the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art which runs from June 1st - 6th. We\'ll have more details of the festival in future editions.

Abbie Bergin and family.

Abbie Bergin and family.

The suitably attired Coleman Power!

The suitably attired Coleman Power!

Avid Waterford supporter Theo Kelly with his signed Waterford jersey.

Avid Waterford supporter Theo Kelly with his signed Waterford jersey.

Carol Walsh, Edel Firth and Ann Halley pictured at Déise day at Punchestown Racecourse.

Carol Walsh, Edel Firth and Ann Halley pictured at Déise day at Punchestown Racecourse.

Carrick United Player/ Manager Adrian Walsh with his son Danny

Carrick United Player/ Manager Adrian Walsh with his son Danny

Anne Marie Magorrian at the unveiling of the new plaque in Carrick-on-Suir which features the 1916 Proclamation. Anne Marie\'s Grandaunt Winifred (Winnie) Carney from Belfast was James Connolly\'s personal Secretary and was present in the GPO during the Easter Rising of 1916.The plaque at Parkside in the new Garden of Remembrance. | Photo: Patrick Lyons

Anne Marie Magorrian at the unveiling of the new plaque in Carrick-on-Suir which features the 1916 Proclamation. Anne Marie\'s Grandaunt Winifred (Winnie) Carney from Belfast was James Connolly\'s personal Secretary and was present in the GPO during the Easter Rising of 1916.The plaque at Parkside in the new Garden of Remembrance. | Photo: Patrick Lyons

1916 Commemoration at Kilmacthomas Primary School A special 1916 Commemoration ceremony took place at Kilmacthomas Primary School on Friday April 22nd.  Photos: Michael Faulkner.

1916 Commemoration at Kilmacthomas Primary School A special 1916 Commemoration ceremony took place at Kilmacthomas Primary School on Friday April 22nd. Photos: Michael Faulkner.

1916 Commemoration at Kilmacthomas Primary School A special 1916 Commemoration ceremony took place at Kilmacthomas Primary School on Friday April 22nd.  Photos: Michael Faulkner.

1916 Commemoration at Kilmacthomas Primary School A special 1916 Commemoration ceremony took place at Kilmacthomas Primary School on Friday April 22nd. Photos: Michael Faulkner.

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“CATH LAB OR I WALK”

Halligan lays support on the line to Varadkar Michelle Clancy reports A crunch meeting to determine whether a Fine Gael-led minority government will sanction the opening of a second cath lab and extension of emergency heart attack cover at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is taking place in Dublin this (Tuesday) morning. Health Minister Leo Varadkar is meeting [...]

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Waterford Remembers 1916

Michelle Clancy reports commemorated its contribution to the 1916 Rising with a ‘Raising the Flag’ ceremony on the city’s Mall last Sunday morning, yards from where the Tricolour was first flown by patriot Thomas Francis Meagher in March 1848. A similar ceremony took place in Dungarvan that afternoon. Fianna Fáil councillor Eddie Mulligan, Naval Reserve CO, officiated [...]

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IDA hopeful of private backing for factory build

Upbeat mood as Opko announce 200 jobs at new Butlerstown plant IDA Chief Executive Martin Shanahan is hopeful that private investment can be secured to help deliver a second Advance Technology Building (ATB) for Waterford inside the next two years. Speaking at the IDA-built Butlerstown ATB, which has been acquired by Opko Health Ltd, which will deliver [...]

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Child trafficking case collapses

A Waterford man was found not guilty on the directions of the trial judge in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford last week, of soliciting a woman to traffic a child for sexual exploitation. The case before a jury of seven men and five women collapsed when the principal witness for the prosecution claimed she was [...]

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Greenway will be ‘jewel in the crown’ of Waterford

Huge numbers already using amenity which is yet to officially open Kieran Foley reports EXCITEMENT continues to build around the Waterford Greenway, which has been described by local councillors as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Waterford. Although the Greenway has yet to officially open (with construction work still taking place along the route) thousands of people are using [...]


BREAKING NEWS


DRAMATIC DRAW IN THURLES.
Dermot Keyes
'COWARDLY' TRAMORE ATTACK: Man(24) was struck with wheel jack.
Corpus Christi Procession to return to Waterford city.
Kieran Foley
What's in a NAME? Further calls to preserve and promote Waterford's townlands.
Kieran Foley
ROBERT FINNEGAN EXTOLS POSITIVITY AND HARD WORK.
Kieran Walsh

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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LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Waterford hungry to land back to back NHL titles Dermot Keyes reports unday. Semple Stadium. Round one of two (at the very least) with the Banner. This National Hurling League Final between Waterford and Clare in the game’s spiritual home looks set to deliver an appetising starter ahead of the main course the Championship will soon dish [...]


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Rebooted Davy is raising the Banner

Brian Flannery reports At the end of the Championship last year there was much disquiet in Clare after a second successive miserable season. The All-Ireland title of 2013 seemed a long time hence for most Clare supporters – murmurs of discontent were audible everywhere. The ignominy of exiting to Wexford in 2014 was followed by qualifier failure against [...]

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Deise aim for League glory

Ladies National Football League Division Three Final (Waterford v Tipperary) Thomas Keane reports Waterford and Tipperary meet in the Division Three National Ladies Football Final on Saturday afternoon at a venue yet to be confirmed at the time of writing. Waterford are appearing in their third league final in a row having lost to Armagh and Sligo in [...]

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DEISE MUST SEIZE THE DAY

Brian Flannery reports It has been a great week. The Waterford minor hurlers’ victory over Tipperary at Wash Park was splendid and gives everyone a boost ahead of Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League Final in mind. The minors were almost unrecognisable from the team that lost to Cork. There were but a couple of changes in personnel [...]

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Ó Lonáin excels in stalemate

County Senior Football Championship Group One Ballinacourty 1-10 An Rinn 1-10 Liam Ó Lonáin produced a man of the match performance at Fraher Field on Friday evening last to help his side earn a draw in the opening fixture in their second Senior Football Championship outing. Playing on the edge of the square he was instrumental in much [...]

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Ireland v USA at Mercy Gym

Senior Basketball A rare basketball treat comes to town this Saturday evening April 30th when the Irish senior women’s team take on team USA. The American team are Victory Scholars from the Sport Changes Life (SCL) programme. Regular basketball supporters will be well aware of these talented SCL students who have enhanced our national leagues over [...]

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FOLLOWING THE MAN IN BLACK

Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium was stationed high up in the commentary box on radio duty with WLRfm for the first game at Semple Stadium last Sunday, with the ClareFM guys were lined up to take over our spot immediately after the first game. I ambled down to the very front row in the old [...]

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Waterford Viking Marathon Goals

For 2016, Waterford Viking Marathon has teamed up with the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in the Waterford Institute of Technology to provide expert training information in the run up to the event. This week, Ciara Losty (Performance Psychologist) looks at goal setting and gives us three simple steps for setting your [...]

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Blues hit for seven in Turners Cross

EA Sports Cup. Round 2 Cork City 7 Waterford United 0 Matt Keane reports The shooting boots were certainly on as Cork City blitzed a young and inexperienced Waterford United to reach the quarter-finals of the EA Sports Cup at Turner’s Cross on Monday week last. After a goalless first half, four goals in ten [...]

Entertainment


Back in Time…

The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts and Entertainment Editor Schoolchildren at Gaelscoil na nDéise were brought ‘back in time’ last Thursday, as they learned about their ancestral neighbours who populated the Carrickphierish area thousands of years ago. ndrew Cusack of the Knockhouse Heritage Trust was at the school to give the kids a sneak preview of plans to [...]

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History in the Making

Michelle Clancy reports History in the Making – 1916 – A Waterford Perspective is a new documentary, to be broadcast on WLR FM at 6pm on Monday, 2nd May, that will explore the journey to 1916 from a Waterford perspective by anchoring Waterford in the year 1898, when Ireland celebrated its last centenary for a rebellion. Waterford [...]

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Wrecking the Rising

The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts & Entertainment Editor Wrecking the Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) is a new three-part comedy drama written by Waterford man James Phelan for TG4. t stars Peter Coonan (Fran from ‘Love/Hate’), Owen McDonnell and recent IFTA nominee Sean T O Meallaigh, playing three modern day re-enactors who are gearing up for a [...]

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REMEMBERING THE RISING

The story of the two men from the Ring Gaeltacht who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising was retold on TG4 last Sunday. The story looked at how Liam Ó Réagáin and Seán Ó Gríofáin were both working in a hardware shop in Maynooth and members of the Maynooth Volunteers when the rebellion began. They, along [...]

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Locally-made film screens in US

Bilingual film Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain, developed on the WIT/Nemeton Diploma TV Production course, screens in Boston next weekend, as part of the 16th Irish Film Festival there. The event will include 45 Irish produced features and shorts. Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain tells the story of how Ireland’s biggest Halloween Carnival [...]

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Gamers enter Dragons’ lair

Start-up gaming company, TreyBro, caught the attention of Dragons’ Den Gavin Duffy on tonight’s (Sunday, April 24th) programme, when the entrepreneur and communications consultant offered €60,000 investment for a 22.5% stake in the 12-month old company. The company was founded by Waterford twins Daniel and Michael Treyvaud and Tipperary native Patrick O’ Callaghan in April 2015. The [...]


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PART 1: HEALTH INSURANCE A YEAR AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF LIFETIME COMMUNITY RATING

This month last year an important personal finance decision had to be made by tens of thousands of adults over age 34 who were not already owners of private health insurance: “Do I bother to take out a policy, even one of the low value, low cost, hospital cover only ones or do I take [...]

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Irish innovation tops baby crash test

A new Irish child suit has come out top in a child car seat crash test carried out in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. Road deaths are the leading cause of child mortality in Ireland with road traffic collisions accounting for 36.7% of all child deaths. Two out of five children killed are passengers. If correctly installed [...]

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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.