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Staff enraged at Airport ‘lock out’

Twelve ground staff and fire fighters at Waterford Airport have voted for industrial action, following a decision to cut their working hours from 39 to 21 per week and what they say was an ‘effective lock-out’ by management on Monday morning. The workers were told last week that short-time working hours would be introduced on Monday, [...]

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Local hoteliers voice their Brexit concerns

otel and guesthouse owners in Waterford are concerned about the impact that Brexit will have on their business over the next 12 months, according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). The UK is Ireland’s largest source of inbound tourists, accounting for over 40 per cent of overseas visitors into the country. [...]

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“Time to be rid of the eyesore of Moonvoy.”

demonstration appealing to Waterford City & County Council to intervene and expedite the demolition of a ‘dangerous eyesore’ at the Moonvoy Valley estate in Tramore takes place this Saturday. Organiser, Councillor Joe Conway (Ind), who has been campaigning for many years for the local authority and land owner to remove the partially-built structure, is asking [...]

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Portlaw residents ‘living in fear’ due to burglaries

ortlaw residents are “living in fear” following a spate of burglaries, according to one local woman who plans to embark on a campaign to have the village’s Garda station re-opened. Kathleen Stone has spoken of her shock following a recent burglary at her sister Mary Larkin’s house on Queen Street. Three burglaries have occurred on the same [...]


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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.

Sport


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The Blue and Gold blitz as Deise are humbled

strong>Waterford 0-13 Tipperary 5-19 Reigning champions Tipperary inflicted a 21-point hammering on Waterford in last Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Final. A dark dank and rainy Gaelic Grounds hosted a repeat of last year’s paring in front of an official attendance of just 26,508. Tipperary delivered a performance that signalled their credentials as genuine All-Ireland contenders on the way [...]


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Exciting times ahead for Waterpark RFC

With the disappointment of relegation now banished from our thoughts, there are exciting times ahead for the coming season in Ballinakill. It’s back to basics time and there has been a complete overhaul of the coaching structure that existed for the last number of years, which sees the return of some ex senior players and [...]

Entertainment


Spraoi’s 24 years as ‘The People’s Festival’

ed lead blaas were on the menu at the launch of the 24th annual Spraoi International Street Arts Festival last Friday, aptly setting the tone for this year’s Spraoi parade – ‘Waterford, the Musical’. Featuring the slightly(!) altered tunes of legendary Waterford musicians Brendan Bowyer, Val Doonican, Kate Bush (okay, she’s being made an honorary Waterford [...]

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Imagine Festival’s Arts Council boost

The Arts Council has awarded a total of €7,750 to help bring the Imagine Arts Festival to the people of Waterford later this year. This year’s Festival runs from October 20th to 30th. The festival funding is additional to the substantial monies that the council allocates every year to various arts events, artists and companies in [...]

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Waterford and the EU

iscussion on the European Union and the role it plays in our lives has perhaps never been as prominent as it has been in the past few weeks. We elect our MEPs every five years, but how many of us are aware of what they actually do once they reach the corridors of Brussels and Strasbourg? At [...]


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New Broadband Plan Provides Renewed Hope

he mid-Waterford and New Ross areas both stand to benefit from the Government’s new €1 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP), the roll-out of which is due to kick off in the summer of 2017. However, political representatives in both areas hope that businesses and residents in their respective localities are not left waiting until the [...]

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Southern Regional Assembly Launches its Corporate Plan

The Southern Regional Assembly’s Corporate Plan was launched on Friday last at Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford, by outgoing Catharoirleach, Councillor Damien Geoghegan (FG). The plan sets out how the Assembly will address and deliver on the range of functions and responsibilities devolved to it. The Southern Regional Assembly emerged from the Government’s ‘Putting People First’ policy [...]

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Three bed semi prices rising across Waterford

The price of an average three bedroom semi detached house in Waterford has risen 2.38% to €161,250 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Index concentrates on the sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture [...]

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Toll bridge dispute may lead to delays

egular users of the N25 Waterford City Bypass could be facing delays from the autumn, unless a dispute regarding the turning off of eFlow toll tags is resolved. The Waterford toll, along with those on the M1 and M7/M8, will be affected by the row between Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), formerly the National Roads Authority, and [...]

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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.