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OFF THE SCALE

Council Chief unhappywith housing density of Williamstown project The density of the proposed 324-housing development on a site off the Williamstown Road has been publicly queried by Waterford City & County Council’s Chief Executive. Speaking at last Thursday’s plenary meeting at City Hall, Michael Walsh stated: “I don’t even agree with the density guidelines for Waterford, [...]

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Cardiac case made in Capital

Eoghan Dalton Reports The demands of the 24/7 cardiac campaign were brought to the capital last Saturday as hundreds of people from Waterford marched in Dublin.Protesters carried placards saying that cardiac death is “a southeast reality” and another said: “Fine Gael. Fine Mess.” While there was a level of disappointment with the numbers, organisers were hoping [...]

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Mayoral proposal slammed by Cllrs

Eoghan Dalton Reports A large majority of Councillors have signalled their opposition to the proposal for Waterford city and county to have a directly elected mayor (DEM). Of the 19 members present at last Thursday’s Council meeting, 13 voted in favour of an emergency motion stating the following: “Having had no prior consultation, input, or interaction [...]

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North Wharf to be removed over 15 months

@@@text Dermot Keyes The piles supporting the entirety of the existing North Wharf will be fully removed and replaced as part of Falcon Real Estate Development’s North Quay project. Speaking to The Munster Express, Falcon Director Rob Cass said that a massive investment “will be made below the Quays” to support the load bearing that will be [...]


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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


CHAMPIONS

Hibernians win Premier League for the third time in five years Torrential rain and a bitterly cold breeze failed to dampen the joy in Mitchel Kennedy Park on Sunday last. In many ways this was a strange kind of contest. Hibernians had clinched their third Premier League title in five years the previous evening [...]


Hibernians celebrate title success in style

Waterford Junior League, Premier Division Hibernians 4 Tramore Rangers 2 Hibs got off to a flying start almost took the lead in the first minute. Mark O’Keeffe played the ball to Kenny Purcell who let fly from 12 yards but the Rangers goalkeeper Shane Morrissey produced an excellent save.The deadlock was broken however after 13 minutes. David Cooley [...]

Hoops roll over spirited Blues

League of Ireland Premier Division Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford FC 1 Waterford FC returned to Dublin for the second time within the space of seven days when they played Shamrock Rovers in the Tallaght Stadium on Friday night last. The supporters were hoping for an improvement on the 4-1 hammering at the hands of UCD [...]

Kilrossanty secure points against 14-man Portlaw

Senior Football Championship Group B @@@kicker Kilrossanty 0-16 Portlaw 2-4 Brian Flannery Beaten finalists last season Kilrossanty got their 2019 senior football title challenge off to a winning start with a six-point victory over Portlaw.Played at the excellent St Molleran’s ground in front of only a handful of patrons on a bitterly cold evening it was the favoured Kilrossanty [...]

Rathgormack too strong for weakened Clashmore

Senior Football Championship Group A Rathgormack 2-8 Clashmore-Kinsalebeg 0-4 Mac Dara Mac Donncha At half-time in last Saturday’s second match at Fraher Field, it looked as if Clashmore, despite being short a number of influential players, might cause something of a surprise, as they merely trailed Rathgormack by five points. But having faced a huge gale in that opening [...]

Entertainment


Amazing Algarve

The Algarve is really popular among Irish tourists.We were there in late March in the town of Amercao de Pera, a former fishing village now a resort, not far from Albufeira and just one hour from Faro Airport or three hours form Lisbon, where fares can be cheaper. We would highly recommend the Holiday Inn for [...]


The Japanese Film Festival at Garter Lane

THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival at Garter Lane from Thursday to Saturday, April 18th to 20th will feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, genres and topics. It will all be shown on Garter [...]

Interviews ongoing for WYA Glass documentary

After meeting and interviewing many of the workers from Waterford Crystal, the interviewing stage for the social history documentary is soon coming to a close. Interviews will be ongoing until the end of April, so if you would like to reminisce on your time in Waterford Crystal and tell your story on working there, your [...]

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AIRPORT HOPES ARE HIGH

A memo is to be brought to cabinet, possibly within the next two weeks, to propose the approval of €5 million in Government funding for the long-awaited runway extension project at Waterford Airport. Speaking following a meeting with Airport Board members and regional industry and tourism stakeholders, Transport Minister Shane Ross said that “a decision [...]


Vibrant showcase at Chamber Business Expo

Autoboland Jaguar and Land Rover was the place to be on Thursday night last for the Waterford Chamber Business Expo, which saw over 80 exhibitors showcase the vibrant business offering in Waterford right now.Special guest, horse trainer and jockey Joseph O’Brien took time to go around to meet with exhibitors and said he was hugely [...]

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Solar farm for Curraghduff and Mothel draws opposition

Eoghan Dalton Reports An overwhelming majority of attendees at a public meeting declared their opposition last week to a solar farm development in the north Co Waterford area. Planning has been submitted by BNRGN Mothel Ltd for a development consisting of a total of 195,000 square metres, or 48 acres, at two sites in the townlands of [...]

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Veronica’s Café at the Book Centre

“I’ve been here since May 21st last year,” said Veronica Taglienti, proprietor of her eponymously titled café in Waterford’s Book Centre, “and I’m just thrilled to be here”. That Veronica, who previously operated the Rose Café in Mooncoin, is tickled to be running a business based in one of the country’s most distinctive book stores was [...]

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Restaurants call for Govt action

During the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Annual Conference, which was held at Killarney’s Europe Hotel, the Association called for changes in Government policy to ensure that restaurants can stay viable.One of the major issues facing the restaurant industry is the rising cost of doing business, chief among them the 50% increase in VAT at [...]

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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.