WEEK IN PHOTOS
The age 4 to 6 group were ready for their trip to Palm Peach

The age 4 to 6 group were ready for their trip to Palm Peach

Aisling Giles was ‘The Cat in the Hat’

Aisling Giles was ‘The Cat in the Hat’

A group shot of local people who appeared as extras during the filming of ‘Redwater’ in Dunmore East.

A group shot of local people who appeared as extras during the filming of ‘Redwater’ in Dunmore East.

Dooleys Hotel - Christmas Party

Dooleys Hotel - Christmas Party

 3rd Class Group at Fenor N.S pictured at their Christmas Play.

3rd Class Group at Fenor N.S pictured at their Christmas Play.

Amy and Clara enjoying Doolys chips

Amy and Clara enjoying Doolys chips

Phillipa, Lochlan and Patsy Carney, pictured in Tramore on Christmas Day.

Phillipa, Lochlan and Patsy Carney, pictured in Tramore on Christmas Day.

Neil Heffernan, JB Fennelly, Emily and Pat Lalor, Tom, Catherine, Alice and Gerry Costello.

Neil Heffernan, JB Fennelly, Emily and Pat Lalor, Tom, Catherine, Alice and Gerry Costello.

Holly Widger, Eabha Cox, Lily Fanning, Liadháin de Paor and Isobel Roche.

Holly Widger, Eabha Cox, Lily Fanning, Liadháin de Paor and Isobel Roche.

Pat, Claire, Tadhg and Aoife Maher.

Pat, Claire, Tadhg and Aoife Maher.

Alan Fitzgerald, Leah Grant, Saoirse Mooney, Eoin Moorhouse, David Hoban, Cormac and Aideen Byrne.

Alan Fitzgerald, Leah Grant, Saoirse Mooney, Eoin Moorhouse, David Hoban, Cormac and Aideen Byrne.

Barry Whelan, Scott Milner and Conor Whelan.

Barry Whelan, Scott Milner and Conor Whelan.

Leonardo and Luke Carparelli, pictured with Nick and Anna Gallwey.

Leonardo and Luke Carparelli, pictured with Nick and Anna Gallwey.

Alan Colfer, Berna Lawton, Susan Gallway and Morgan Carparelli.

Alan Colfer, Berna Lawton, Susan Gallway and Morgan Carparelli.

Mitchel O’Gorman, Derek Frisby, Paddy and Johnny O’Shea.

Mitchel O’Gorman, Derek Frisby, Paddy and Johnny O’Shea.

Veronica McCabe, Stephen Pim and Maurice Brosnan.

Veronica McCabe, Stephen Pim and Maurice Brosnan.

Pictured in Tramore on Christmas Day were Josh Kavanagh, Debbie, Amy, and John Boden, James O’Meara, Michael, Conor and Claire Baldwin.

Pictured in Tramore on Christmas Day were Josh Kavanagh, Debbie, Amy, and John Boden, James O’Meara, Michael, Conor and Claire Baldwin.

Luke and Tanya Grincell, Katie, Sylvia and Alex King, Dean Whelan, John and Tracy Sheridan.

Luke and Tanya Grincell, Katie, Sylvia and Alex King, Dean Whelan, John and Tracy Sheridan.

Mark White, Cathy Condon, Clare White, Jeremy Coyle, Kathleen Condon and \'Honey\' the dog.

Mark White, Cathy Condon, Clare White, Jeremy Coyle, Kathleen Condon and \'Honey\' the dog.

Ciara Meaney, Libby Merchant, Kate Phelan and Kerry Liew.

Ciara Meaney, Libby Merchant, Kate Phelan and Kerry Liew.

Cordula Weiss, David Phelan, Grace Dam, Kate and David Phelan.

Cordula Weiss, David Phelan, Grace Dam, Kate and David Phelan.

Johnny Burns, Kevin Cambridge and Neil Hayes.

Johnny Burns, Kevin Cambridge and Neil Hayes.

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News


WINTERVAL’S BUSINESS BOOST

But steps must be taken to ensure returning custom WINTERVAL has brought a welcome boost to Waterford’s retail sector throughout December, with festival organisers confident that this year’s visitor figures will exceed last year’s tally, approaching or exceeding the 600,000 mark. However, calls have been made for greater engagement between festival organisers and local businesses. [...]

The late Mairead D'Arcy, pictured prior to Christmas in a photo which featured on her Requiem Mass Booklet.

A SAD FAREWELL TO MAIREAD (30)

Raceway Secretary laid to rest following race crash MOVING tributes have been paid to Mairead D’Arcy, the motorsport driver who died following an accident at The Pike near Dungarvan last week. Mairead (30), from Ballyvooney, Stradbally, died while competing in a Waterford Raceway ladies race event on St Stephen’s Day. After reposing at her residence last [...]

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Former Mayor “flowered where he was planted”

Alderman Stephen Rogers laid to rest Stephen Rogers, who served two terms as Mayor of Waterford city, was laid to rest in Saint Killian’s Cemetery, Ferrybank following Requiem Mass at St Joseph and St Benildus’ Church on Thursday last. Mr Rogers (Viewmount), who was Waterford’s First Citizen in 1979-80 (as a Fine Gael member) and 1994-95 [...]


BREAKING NEWS


"Nothing has been done about 24/7 cardiac care."
Dermot Keyes
Man (29) dies following Christmas Day incident
Justine Dwyer
Halligan threatens to resign should FG call for Ross's head
Justine Dwyer
"It's time to end our city's underfunding"
Justine Dwyer
News Focus: Safety on the Piltown/Fiddown Bypass
Dermot Keyes

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

Sport


Deise’s Liam Dream

Sean Power challenges Under-21 champions to go to the next level Sean Power has called on the players he has managed to All-Ireland Hurling glory at Minor and Under-21 levels to complete the set and end the county’s long wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Speaking to MC Kieran O’Connor at last Sunday night’s Victory [...]


Brilliant Barr exceeds 2016 expectations

Barr’s brilliance lights up the The excitement was palpable and the sense of anticipation intense as crowds of excited athletics supporters crowded into The Cove on the afternoon Thursday, August 18th. The occasion of course was the final of the men’s 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics with Thomas Barr in the line-up. An Irish athlete [...]

New blue dawn after ‘Annus Horribilis’

It would be fair to say that the past year has not been a vintage one both on and off the field. Waterford United never really got going in the First Division and at times it was impossible to keep track on what players were coming and going. John O’Sullivan resigned from his position as [...]

Entertainment


New ‘Redwater’ details revealed

Series may be broadcast in US NEW details have been revealed about the upcoming BBC series ‘Redwater’ which was filmed in Dunmore East during the summer of 2016. The picturesque area of East Waterford is to depict the fictional village of Redwater in the high profile series which will focus on popular ‘EastEnders’ characters Kat and [...]


Elizabeth Howard: Painting the Town Red

Delving deep into the Red Kettle archives Dónal O’Flynn Tramore woman Elizabeth Howard, a student of Waterford Institute of Technology, has undertaken a doctoral research study into the history of the legendary but now sadly defunct Red Kettle Theatre Company. As a result of this work she is now about to present an exhibition of material from [...]

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Emma Nolan: Bubbly on Beat!

Part Two Emma Nolan is one of the south east’s emerging broadcasting talents, and she filled us in on her burgeoning career with Beat 102-103 recently. “I’ve been presenting ‘The Takeover’ with Beat since September 2015. I am privileged to work on a show that allows so much of my own creativity and enables young [...]

Business


Jenny Lannon, David Dunphy, Francis Dunphy, Sonia Dunphy and Bridget Dunphy.

The Rose Blooms In Mooncoin

Sonya Dunphy knows all about turning a negative into a positive. The Mooncoin woman who broke her neck in an accident a couple of years ago and was forced to give up work has just opened her own florist in the village and business is ‘blooming’! Married mother of two, worked for many years in local [...]


Council’s budget passed with amendments

LOCAL councillors have voted to accept the 2017 budget as recommended by Waterford City & County Council’s CEO – but with a number of amendments. At a reconvened statutory budget meeting held in City Hall last Tuesday December 6th, the majority of councillors voted to accept an amended 2017 budget after a number of adjournments. [...]

Professor Willie Donnelly, who has been re-appointed as President of WIT.

Willie Donnelly re-appointed as WIT President

Justine Dwyer On Thursday last, the Governing Body of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) appointed Professor Willie Donnelly as the President of the Institute, a role he had held on an interim basis since April 2015. Speaking about the appointment, Governing Body Chair Dick Langford welcomed Prof Donnelly’s appointment at what he said was a critical [...]

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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.