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North Quay Ultimatum

Council CEO hopeful of further funding Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council (WCCC) won’t be pursuing further works on the North Quays redevelopment if the required funding does not arrive from central Government. Council chief Michael Walsh told members at last Thursday’s plenary sitting that the local authority has “no intention of taking more [...]

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REACHING OUT TO DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS

Oasis House’s pilot scheme to take service on the road The limited supports available to victims of domestic abuse in County Waterford, in addition to the volume of calls being received by the Oasis House Women’s Refuge, has led to the creation of a new Domestic Abuse Outreach Service. The pilot programme, managed [...]

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Book of Evidence set to be served on Bill Kenneally

Bill Kenneally (68) was brought before Waterford District Court on Tuesday last where he was charged with 171 counts of sexual assault against three boys during the 1980s. A book of evidence is expected to be served on the former sports coach, formerly of Summerville Avenue in Waterford city, by the end of this month. Kenneally, [...]

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Cardiac March This Saturday

LOCALS are being urged to take to the streets this Saturday to demand greater cardiac services at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). A protest against the ongoing lack of 24/7 cardiac care will start from The Glen, Waterford at 2pm and travel down Bridge Street, onto The Quay and finish at John Roberts Square. Cardiac Campaign groups [...]


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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


SIMPLY THE BETH!

Deise & DLS star takes overall WLR/Granville Hotel honours Dermot Keyes & Thomas Keane Report De La Salle’s Beth Carton took home the overall WLR Granville Hotel GAA Award for 2018 at the ceremony held on Saturday last, receiving her award from Kilkenny and Ballyhale legend, Henry Shefflin. Waterford’s first camogie All-Star winner, and scorer of [...]


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Ursuline claim maiden Munster Senior crown

Munster Senior Colleges ‘A’ Camogie Final St Angela’s Ursuline 1-11 Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa Doon 0-05 St Angela’s Ursuline added to last year’s All-Ireland success with a comprehensive win over Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon in the Munster Senior Colleges ‘A’ Camogie Final in Cappamore, Limerick on Saturday. Ursuline lined up for the start of the game with two [...]

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DEISE LADIES FOOTBALL DIARY

Seniors Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Association would like to wish the newly appointed Senior Manager Ciaran Curran and his management team all the best for the forthcoming season. Minors The minors are back training under new manager Joe O’Riordan in St. Augustine’s College, Abbeyside on Sunday mornings. Thanks to Michael O’Sullivan for taking the first training session. U16 Girls Following [...]

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BLUES RE-SIGN DEAN O’HALLORAN

Waterford FC have re-signed fans favourite Dean O’Halloran who will stay with the club for his third season. The attacker played with Southend United before a move to Fulham. On his return to Ireland, he joined Bohemians before signing for the Blues ahead of the 2017 season; helping the club to win the First Division and [...]

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Gary Hunt appointed Head of Youth Development

Tramore native Gary Hunt has been appointed Head of Youth Development at Waterford FC. This is a decision which will be welcomed by all followers of the Blues. Hunt will manage the running of the Waterford FC Academy in 2019 which includes overseeing the current U-15, U-17 and U-19 teams as well as the U-13 [...]

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Kevin McGahern goes ‘Solo’ at Central Arts

Kevin McGahern, the star of RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’, will premiere his brand-new ‘Solo Pollo’ tour at Central Arts in Waterford this Friday night, January 18th before embarking on a national tour. The Solo Pollo tour shall see the silver tongued Cavan native bringing a mix of traditional stand-up, character based comedy in addition to humorously [...]


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Celtic Imbolc Festival at the Hook Lighthouse

The Hook Lighthouse is set to celebrate Ireland’s ‘Fire Goddess’ through the Imbolc traditional festival marking the beginning of spring from February 1st to 3rd. It is also the feast of St Bridget – in ancient Irish mythology, Bridget was a fire goddess – she is also the patron saint of boatmen, sailors, and mariners. Celebrated [...]

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Bob Dylan to be Revisited at Garter Lane

SINCE the 1960s, we have been spoilt by the prodigious output of the legend that is Bob Dylan. His quality song writing has garnered multiple awards and influenced artists throughout the world for almost seven decades. His writing status is such, that he was cemented in history with a Nobel Prize award for Literatures in [...]

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Council eyes 2020 take-off for Airport

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Airport can be “fully operational” by spring 2020 if the Department of Transport signs off on funding for the troubled site in the coming weeks, City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh said last week. It is hoped that works at the airport would then take place this summer during the better [...]


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‘Waterford should be declared a Rent Pressure Zone’

Both Waterford and Limerick should be declared as Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) according to national housing charity, Threshold. Responding to the Q3 2018 Residential Tenancies Board’s Rent Index, Threshold feels the Government must amend the RPZ’s definition given that rents in both Waterford and Limerick have increased by 10 and 11.8 per cent respectively. “We [...]

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New additions of residential housing stock

A total of 464 residential address points in Waterford were added to the GeoDirectory database in the twelve months to December 2018, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory. Nationally, 21,207 dwellings were added. The vast majority of these new addresses were located in Leinster region (65.6%), with Dublin accounting for [...]

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Waterford City house prices to rise by 10% in 2019, say REA

The price of the average three-bed semi in Waterford City is expected to rise by 10% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.The survey predicts Waterford City will have the largest national price rise, along with Longford.Waterford prices would be undervalued and be the lowest of the [...]

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More of the same on the financial front in 2019?

There is good financial news and bad financial news to start off the New Year. The good news is that Irish house prices are expected to go up again in 2019, according to two of the leading house price monitoring sites, Daft.ie and MyHome.ie, in their annual, end of year reports. They disagree – ever-so-slightly – about [...]

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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.