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Council facing ‘financial tsunami’

Waterford Council is facing a “financial tsunami” if its €3.3m shortfall is not recouped, according to a local Councillor. At a Special Meeting held in Dungarvan on Thursday last, CEO Michael Walsh briefed Councillors on the need to fill a €3.3 million euro hole in their annual budget after a revaluation of Irish Water rates.The [...]

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UHW psychiatric nurses say progress is being made – but warn that it’s ‘early days’

Eoghan Dalton Reports Conditions at the department of psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford have improved in recent days following a campaign to highlight heavy overcrowding in the unit, according to the chairwoman of Waterford’s psychiatric nurses union branch. Leish Caulfield told the Munster Express that the unit has not been overcrowded in several days following severe [...]

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‘Pale, male and stale’

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s team for the North Quays project risks being pale, male and stale according to the director of the company behind the development.Rob Cass noted that “there’s a lot of men around the table” among the management team and said more diverse and younger viewpoints should be included in the project to [...]

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More N25 fears after mother and children involved in near miss

Eoghan Dalton Reports People will be killed on the N25 in South Kilkenny if the road isn’t improved according to a local Councillor. Slieverue-based Cllr Ger Frisby (FF) recounted a phone call he received on Halloween night last in which a woman told him of a “near miss” suffered by her and her children while she was [...]


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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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Zara Breslin crowned National Boxing Champion

Zara Breslin created history at the National Stadium on Friday evening by becoming the first ever female Irish Senior champion from Tramore. 18-year-old Zara from Tramore Boxing Club won the 54kg belt after she defeated Siobhan McKenna from Holy Family. This wonderful victory has been achieved by Zara after years of hard work and dedication and [...]


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Extra-time defeat for Rathgormack

Munster Senior Club Football Championship Quarter-Final St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay 1-11 Rathgormack 0-11 (AET) Rathgormack’s first entry into Munster in 20 years came to an end at the first hurdle at Hennessy Memorial Park in Miltown Malbay on Sunday afternoon last when they lost out to last year’s provincial runners-up to Saint Josephs Miltown Malbay, but not before [...]

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Crystal shattered by rampant Villa

FAI Junior Cup. Round 4 Villa 4 Waterford Crystal 0 The Villa cruised into Round 5 of the FAI Cup on Saturday night in Connors Park. Both sides are close together at the right end of the Waterford Premier League and a close contest was predicted the home side proved to be much too [...]

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Gunners on track for two in a row

Munster Club Senior Hurling Semi-Final Ballygunner 0-17 Patrickswell 0-09 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford and reigning Munster champions Ballygunner have qualified for their third successive Munster club hurling final after a comprehensive eight-points victory over Patrickswell at Walsh Park.The home side dominated this affair for all bar a ten-minute period before to the break to keep their two in [...]

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Superb first-half fires Gailltír to another Munster Title

Munster Intermediate Camogie Club Final Super Gailltír 2-17 Toomevara 1-11 Gailltír retained their Munster Intermediate Camogie Title at Cappamore on Saturday last as they overcame the challenge of Tipperary champions Toomevara with nine points to spare.Gailltir’s win now means that they have reached an All-Ireland semi-final for the third time in four years which means that new [...]

Entertainment


The Red Iron opens at Garter Lane

After months of excitement and anticipation Jim Nolan’s new play ‘The Red Iron’ opens in Garter Lane this week and runs until Saturday, November 30th. It’s the first play Jim Nolan has set in Waterford since Red Kettle’s 1985 debut. In 1985 The God’s Are Angry, Miss Kerr attracted record audiences to the theatre but [...]

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ABBAesque at Factory Waterford

Saturday, November 30th ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing in excess of 150 sell out concerts each year.Previously Headlining Dublin’s 11000 capacity Point theatre on New Year’s Eve in 1998 and playing Saturday [...]

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‘Julie Really Love Me?’

Having taken the comedy world by storm, Julie Jay is embarking on her first solo tour, and has just announced a Waterford date, taking place at Central Arts on February 7.Julie is currently supporting some of the biggest names in Irish comedy, Ardal O’Hanlon and Des Bishop. She was also the resident support act for [...]

Business


Inspiring others to choose Waterford

Building a brighter future was the resounding message at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner on Friday night last in the Tower Hotel.Two of Waterford’s most successful sons, Irish Ambassador of the US Dan Mulhall and John Treacy, CEO Sport Ireland, took to the podium in front of business leaders at the black tie event [...]


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Funding boost for Mount Congreve to create ‘world class tourism destination’

Funding announced for Mount Congreve Estate will result in the creation of “a world class tourism destination”. Last week, it was announced that the renowned Estate near Kilmeaden will receive funding of €3.8million under the government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) which is a key part of ‘Project Ireland 2040’.Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State [...]

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Mayors Gala Ball 2020 Launched in City Hall

The Annual Mayors Gala Ball was launched on Friday 8th November, in the Mayors Parlour City Hall. Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr John Pratt and Mayor of Metropolitan District of Waterford Cllr Breda Brennan both addressed those present, which included representatives of the beneficiary organisations, sponsors, and members of the media. Mayor [...]

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WIT announces global innovation partnership with Erie Innovation District

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Erie Innovation District (EID) located in Erie, a sister city to Dungarvan, Co Waterford. On 7 November 2019 at 3pm, presidents of both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise the partnership. The virtual signing involved a video link between [...]

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Funding for Waterford under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2019

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has announced that 156 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from €15 million in funding under the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Waterford City and County Council were successful in 5 of its applications benefitting Fenor, Lemybrien, Cappoquin, [...]

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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.