WEEK IN PHOTOS
Andrea Kelly, Niamh Morrissey, Sarah Burke, Suzie O’Byrne, Catherine Power, Laura Kelly and Chloe Nugent attending Festive Fillies at The Tower Hotel

Andrea Kelly, Niamh Morrissey, Sarah Burke, Suzie O’Byrne, Catherine Power, Laura Kelly and Chloe Nugent attending Festive Fillies at The Tower Hotel

Winterval Continues!

Winterval Continues!

The Mulcahy family meeting Santa Claus in Tramore

The Mulcahy family meeting Santa Claus in Tramore

Pictured at Christmas At Soma were Amy Browne and Meg Breslin

Pictured at Christmas At Soma were Amy Browne and Meg Breslin

Abbey Community College officially opens extension

Abbey Community College officially opens extension

RTÉ South East Correspondent Damien Tiernan, Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District Cllr. John Hearne, Photographer Stephanie Salmon and LAST founder Noel McDonagh

RTÉ South East Correspondent Damien Tiernan, Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District Cllr. John Hearne, Photographer Stephanie Salmon and LAST founder Noel McDonagh

Donal and Terry Cremin attending the Lion\'s Club Annual Senior\'s Christmas Dinner

Donal and Terry Cremin attending the Lion\'s Club Annual Senior\'s Christmas Dinner

Ballyduff\'s Jack Kennedy is beaten to the high ball by Mayfield\'s Shane O\'Donovan

Ballyduff\'s Jack Kennedy is beaten to the high ball by Mayfield\'s Shane O\'Donovan

Waterford GAA Awards Banquet 2016

Waterford GAA Awards Banquet 2016

Hope Helen Murphy and Una Ryan looked as happy after the Waterford AC Half Marathon

Hope Helen Murphy and Una Ryan looked as happy after the Waterford AC Half Marathon

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News


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“WE MUST PROTECT WITNESSES”

Metro Mayor calls for greater court safeguards Greater safeguards for witnesses, including separate access points in the expanded Waterford Courthouse, must be delivered if criminal investigations are to lead to full court cases and successful convictions. That’s the contention of Metropolitan Mayor and Sinn Féin Councillor John Hearne. Speaking in the wake of a case [...]

The late Katie Murphy, who died in a single vehicle crash in Tramore on October 5th

Grieving mother’s plea for road death reduction

The grieving mother of Katie Murphy (16), who lost her life following a single vehicle crash in Tramore on October 5th, has made an emotional appeal for a reduction in deaths on local and national roads. In what was her first ever Facebook post on Tuesday week last, November 22nd, Vivienne Murphy stated she’d been [...]

Bruton launches Action Plan For Education at Waterford Training Centre

The first in a series of regional meetings on the Action Plan For Education was held by the Minister for Education Richard Bruton at the Waterford Training Centre on Friday last. The Plan which is aimed at making the Irish Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026 was launched earlier this year. [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Women's refuge feels the strain
Dermot Keyes
Deathtrap junction claims another life
Dermot Keyes
TUI to escalate action at WIT
Justine Dwyer
Carnage In Dungarvan
Justine Dwyer
Rates increase proves major stumbling block in budget discussions
Kieran Foley

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

Sport


NIRE’S HARSH MEDICINE

Deise champions go down heavily in Munster Final Dermot Keyes in Mallow John Wooden, whose wisdom should be tapped into by more than just a scribe seeking inspiration on a Sunday night, once said that “losing is only temporary and not all-encompassing”. How right he was. On the face of it, The Nire’s 18-point reversal [...]


Athletes competing in last year’s Waterford AC Half-Marathon. This year’s event goes ahead on Saturday next.   Photo: Noel Browne

Track and Field – Waterford athletes prominent at National Cross Country Championships

The National senior, junior and juvenile Cross Country Championships were held in Abbotstown Co Dublin on Sunday last and huge fields were the order of the day in all events with all 32 counties represented. Individual and inter club, inter county and inter provincial team titles were on offer and Waterford athletes figured very prominently. [...]

Champagne Fever with Ruby Walsh aboard after they won the listed 2m 6f chase at Thurles Photo: Patrick Mc Cann

Wexford win for Queally’s Cloudy Morning

The final race meeting of the year at Wexford took place at the popular Bettyville venue on Tuesday of last week and Cappagh-based handler Declan Queally sent out Cloudy Morning to record his third success of the season in the Loch Garman Handicap Hurdle. This performance becomes all the more meritorious when one considers that [...]

Still got it: Colm Cooper threaded together several excellent attacks for Dr Crokes at Mallow

NIGHTMARE FOR NIRE AS CROKES RUN WILD

Munster Senior Club Football Final Dr Crokes 3-15 The Nire 0-6 Dermot Keyes in Mallow Ouch. This was akin to a punch in the guts, the air being let out of your tires and getting dumped on Debs night all in one rapid, unpleasant, stomach-churning sequence of unfortunate events. This was not the happy ending Deise [...]

Maxol WIT Wildcats Stephanie O’Shea clashes with Brunell’s Alison Kearney. Photos: Noel Browne

Women’s Superleague

WIT Wildcats 66 Brunell (Cork) 47 Maxol WIT Wildcats recovered from their disappointing defeat away to Liffey Celtics with a another stylish performance at home where they accounted for Cork City side Brunell on a 66-47 points scoreline at the Mercy Gym on Saturday night last. Wildcats raced into an early lead with the first four baskets [...]

Entertainment


Behind the scenes at Waterford Panto

Waterford Pantomime Society marks its 31st anniversary production next month with the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast, which runs from 3rd to 30th December at the Theatre Royal. This year’s show, which includes a specially adapted sensory show for people with special needs and autism on 8th December, will be once again directed by Richie [...]


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Omega Three Extra Strength for Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre

Omega Three Extra Strength play the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday 9th December at 8pm. The usual line-up of Francie White, Gerry Power, Mickey Dower and Gerry Madden will be joined by guitar virtuoso Dylan Bible to become “Omega Three Extra Strength”. Our reviewer Liam Murphy said of a recent gig “There was such a [...]

Business


Pictured from left: Ann Marie McGrath (CIPD), Robert Jacob (Advokat), Mary Connaughton (CIPD) and Fergal Hartley (Hartley People).

CIPD South East launch 2017 calendar of events

There was a full house last week as employers and HR professionals from across the South East gathered for the CIPD Employment Law Update breakfast in The Woodlands Hotel. The event – sponsored by the South East’s leading recruitment provider Hartley People – featured guest speaker Robert Jacob who provided a clear concise overview [...]


Advancing Technology at Comeragh College

A major boost to the practical department in Comeragh College has been the introduction of various computer numerical controlled or CNC machines, with the help of this technology, we can really help our students to develop the skills required to work in a world where CNC technology is at the centre of design and production. [...]

Pictured from left: Ann Marie McGrath (CIPD), Robert Jacob (Advokat), Mary Connaughton (CIPD) and Fergal Hartley (Hartley People).

CIPD South East launch 2017 calendar of events

There was a full house last week as employers and HR professionals from across the South East gathered for the CIPD Employment Law Update breakfast in The Woodlands Hotel. The event – sponsored by the South East’s leading recruitment provider Hartley People – featured guest speaker Robert Jacob who provided a clear concise overview [...]

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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.