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Raising the Barr!

Thomas Barr arrived back in Dublin to a hero’s welcome on Monday afternoon following his bronze medal winning run in last Thursday’s European Championship 400 metres Hurdles Final in Berlin. The 26-year-old, who ran the second fastest time of his career to take his first senior international Championship medal, was greeted at Dublin Airport by [...]

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Tramore Hotel is Reduced to Ashes

Gardaí are putting significant resources to identify arsonists believed to have a started a fire on the site of the vacant Tramore Hotel on Strand Street. The fire started after 5.30pm on Saturday last but it is believed that a few youths had been in the area between 4 and 5 pm. House to house enquiries are [...]

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“Commission Terms of Reference Revealed”

The Terms of Reference regarding the Commission of Investigation which is to respond to complaints or allegations made against convicted paedophile Bill Kenneally, have been seen by The Munster Express. Under these terms, 12 separate issues are to be examined by the Commission, and this newspaper felt it appropriate to fully publish them. [...]

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Exam Helpline Opens this Wednesday

As you are making sense of your Leaving Cert results, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors is welcoming the launch of the NPCpp Leaving Cert Helpline 2018. Hosted by th The 1800-265-165 Freephone Helpline will open from 10am tomorrow to take calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students, [...]


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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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WunderBarr!!!

Barr wins bronze in Berlin Thomas Barr’s ecstatic demeanour said it all as he crossed the line in Berlin last Thursday night. Sheer delight mixed with no doubt a smidgeon of relief enveloped Barr’s face with the realisation that he had won a medal at a major senior championship.Barr’s bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at [...]


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Reynolds Thrilled with Hunt’s Performance

After losing three consecutive league games Alan Reynolds the Blues manager was delighted to see his team get back to winning form in this tricky tie against a talented Skerries Town outfit. “I’m happy with the result. I thought in the first half of the game that we played the conditions very well. We approached [...]

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Blues Remain in Cup Hunt

FAI Cup, First Round Skerries Town 1 Waterford FC 4 Noel Hunt wrote himself into the record books on Saturday last when he scored a treble against Skerries Town on what was a wet and windy day in North Dublin. As an extremely strong breeze blew in from Dublin Bay, the Blues player-coach made little of the conditions [...]

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Deise Still Standing!

All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Relegation Semi-Final Waterford 3-13 Tipperary 1-13 Waterford will contest next year’s All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship after they overcame the challenge of Tipperary in a thrilling battle at Callan on Saturday afternoon. This was a game that was expected to go to the wire, and so it did with Waterford needing a converted penalty off [...]

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Sion Pushed All the Way

Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Mount Sion 0-21 An Rinn 2-13 Mount Sion advanced to the Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals, but only after they were pushed hard by An Rinn in the opening game played at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon. Last year’s Intermediate Champions were given little hope by most, but they produced a full-blooded display that [...]

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Dean Takes the Plunge

City daredevil prepares for underwater challenge @@@text Dermot Keyes Dean Jacob cut a relaxed figure at the Crystal Leisure Centre Swimming Pool on Wednesday morning last following another intensive training session. Speaking to The Munster Express, the city native detailed an escape act he’s set to perform at the Cork Road venue on Sunday, October 28th, showing off [...]

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Steering the Flock towards “Animal Farm”

With ‘Animal Farm’ running in Garter Lane from August 23rd to September 1st, we got in contact with Rhiann Jeffrey, the director for this production for a quick interview, discussing her past experiences in Theatre, her opinion on Waterford and her thoughts on the upcoming production. Question: How did you first get involved in the [...]

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Countdown to Daytripper 2018

Daytripper, Waterford city’s big music event of the year, takes place from Friday, August 24th to Sunday the 26th, and here are 10 good reasons why you shouldn’t miss THE gig of 2018. SISTER SLEDGE have been wowing festival crowds all over Europe this Summer and almost stole the show from Bruno Mars in Dublin’s Marlay [...]

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Bars and Hotels Vulnerable to “No Deal” Brexit

Waterford’s drinks and hospitality businesses are highly vulnerable to a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit following a new report by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), the umbrella group for drinks and hospitality businesses in Ireland.The ‘National and Regional Employment in the Drinks and Hospitality Sectors’ report shows that the sector accounts for 6.1 [...]


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Chamber’s Regional Leaders Programme

Waterford Chamber has confirmed three inspiring speakers for their Regional Leaders Programme, which begins in September. Dr Norah Patten of the International Space University; Founder of Dublin Aerospace Conor McCarthy and Waterford businessman Michael Doherty, who is CEO of Woodbrook Group, will all address participants during the nine month programme. Dr Patten became Ireland’s first scientist-astronaut candidate [...]

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See the opportunities an not the obstacles

Brendan McDonald “If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.” That quote, by the human rights activist Widad Akrawi, resonates strongly with me. To put our best foot forward, to project the best value proposition possible for the South East Region we need to start from a position of positivity. I’m not suggesting there aren’t [...]

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Calls to Reinstate Durrow Greenway Playground

CALLS have been made for the popular Greenway playground at Durrow to be reinstated. The amenity was created by talented wood carver John Hayes and his sidekick James Doyle in conjunction with Waterford City & County Council and Creative Play Solutions. Cllr Declan Clune (SF) is calling on Waterford City & County Council to reinstate the Durrow [...]

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Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

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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.