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‘Glad it’s over’

Mother welcomes €8.4m for daughter (18) after HSE court settlement Money will go towards therapies for Ciara Eoghan Dalton Reports The mother of a teenager with cerebral palsy has welcomed the end of their battle with the HSE over the circumstances of her birth.Ciara Ormond sued the HSE through her mother, Jean, who alleged that Ciara’s cerebral palsy [...]

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Stradbally concrete plant refused planning permission

Planning permission to construct a major concrete manufacturing facility near a picturesque County Waterford village has been refused. Roadstone had 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 Clonea [...]

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Tramore remembers crew of Rescue 111

TRAMORE has marked 20 years since the tragic death of four Air Corps members in a helicopter crash. Dauphin helicopter crew members Capt Dave O’Flaherty (30) from Lucan, Capt Mick Baker (28) from Wexford, Sgt Paddy Mooney (34) from Meath and Cpl Niall Byrne (25) from Dublin died shortly after midnight on July 2nd, 1999, while [...]

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Fine Gael bullying investigation underway

Eoghan Dalton Reports An investigation into bullying allegations in Waterford Fine Gael got underway last week. Party Secretary Tom Curran visited Waterford to begin his review into claims that a local election candidate was bullied at a recent party meeting in Dungarvan.A formal bullying complaint was lodged by Fiona Dowd, a Dunmore East-based candidate, who said supporters [...]


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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


Tenacious Déise surprise fancied Clare

Munster u20 football championship quarter-final Waterford 1-10 Clare 1-9 Tony Ryan Reports In truth, not only did Waterford’s under 20 footballers surprise a fancied Clare fifteen at Fraher Field last Tuesday in this Munster under 20 quarter final-championship fixture, they surprised all but the most ardent of Déise supporters in the announced attendance of 363 big ball followers.That [...]


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Flat Blues fall to Saints

League of Ireland, Premier Division Premier League Waterford FC 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Waterford FC were hoping to beat St Patrick’s Athletic for the third time this season when they played hosts to the Dubliners at the RSC on Friday night last but sadly they turned in one of their worst displays of the campaign. Despite [...]

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“We need a bit of help”. Alan Reynolds

Blues boss Alan Reynolds admitted it was a jaded display by his charges and that overall it was a pretty poor game.“I’m very disappointed. Look, I suppose it’s plain to see that we need a bit of help and the players that are playing, all of them need help. We have such a small squad [...]

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Dominant display by classy Déise

All-Ireland Camogie Championship Waterford 5-9 Meath 0-11 Waterford are within touching distance of reaching the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the second year in a row after they recorded a comprehensive win over Meath at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday afternoon last.Donal O’Rourke’s sides’ ability to hit the back of the net proved to [...]

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Impressive Waterford off to a flyer

U16B All-Ireland Camogie Championship Waterford 6-16 Derry 1-06 Waterford’s U16’s got their All-Ireland campaign off to a flying start when they easily accounted for Derry in Newbridge on Sunday.From the moment Alannh O’Sullivan put the first point over the bar in the first minute, Waterford were in control and good value for this easy win. Ellen Boylan, [...]

Entertainment


CAT at the Theatre Royal

(Thursday and Friday, July 12th and 13th)CAT is the story of ‘Dave the Cat’, and how he was sacked from the original production pf that famous musical ‘Cats’ on opening night, and has never quite recovered. As he stands on stage in his ‘magnificent’ cat costume, he lets us into a world of backstage drama, romance [...]

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The Red Iron

The Red Iron at Garter Lane

Jim Nolan’s new play, The Red Iron runs at Garter Lane from November 10th to 30th. September 2017. As crowds gather on Waterford’s Quay to greet the county’s vanquished All-Ireland hurling team, the now middle-aged members of a teenage gang return to the city’s long abandoned Red Iron Bridge to remember their recently deceased friend.The revelation [...]

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Many international acts for 2019 Spraoi festival

Last weekend, on a warm Friday evening, the annual Spraoi Festivla was launched. Again it will be held on the August bank holiday weekend , despite competition from events elsewhere. Being a free event it is much loved by the people of Waterford and this year again many international entertainers will be on hand to perform [...]

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Waterford in top 10 most affordable counties for first-time buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average income, with Waterford ranking number 8 on the list for affordability. The report titled “Just how affordable is housing for Ireland’s first time buyers?” provides [...]


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Family Day at Sanofi

The Sanofi biopharmaceutical and medical devices campus in Waterford was temporarily transformed into a wonderland for children when it hosted a successful Family Day recently. The children of employees were entertained by wizards and other costumed characters as well as getting to see where their parents work and learning a little more about Sanofi. There [...]

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Red Iron Bridge in line for new owners

Its iconic image may be the inspiration for a new play, but the Red Iron Bridge is set for a shakeup. The derelict bridge, which is to be an integral part of the extension of the Greenway to New Ross, may be abandoned by the Irish Rail and taken over by Kilkenny County Council (KCC). The Greenway [...]

Tramore scores well nationally on household income

recent CSO report showed how Tramore town is doing well nationally in terms of income, and leads the south-east. The Waterford seaside town stands at 19 in Ireland for income for towns larger than 10,000 population, excluding main cities, such as Waterford. It also comes up as number one in south east Ireland narrowly [...]

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WIT links with Credit Union Managers Association

WIT Business School and Library are pleased to collaborate with the Credit Union Managers Association (CUMA). Both share overlapping educational goals of enhancing managerial capacity in the region and in the credit union sector. Lisa Stapleton , CEO of CUMA, commented that the changing nature of personal financial services and the [...]

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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.