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Tramore’s Tina gets to ‘heart’ of the matter

AMPAIGNERS calling for 24/7 cardiac over for Waterford and the South-East brought their efforts to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday last in innovative fashion. Waterford and Wexford’s star hurlers weren’t the only people who were asked to pose for photos as Tina Schley was inundated with photo requests thanks to her eye catching outfit. Tina, who is [...]

Creative Ireland: it’s about you!

Creative Ireland is all about you. It’s about how, whether you are young or old, you can benefit from getting more involved in arts, culture and creativity. It’s an ambitious five-year Government strategy that aims to boost wellbeing in schools, homes and communities nationwide. You might remember the huge success of the commemorative programme last year, [...]

City roundabouts are branded “deplorable”

ERTAIN roundabouts across Waterford City are in a “deplorable condition”, according to a local Councillor. At the July Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Cha O’Neill (Ind) said he had already raised the issue of maintenance of roundabouts on numerous occasions. “Could someone tell me once and for all, who is going to [...]

CPO FEARS IN FERRYBANK

Businesses along the Abbey and Dock Roads in Ferrybank have been left pondering their long-term futures after Waterford City & County Council issued Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for lands on which they are currently located. Aliona Balanuta, proprietor of the popular Taste Buds Café on the Abbey Road, said the CPO notification, which she learned of [...]

North Quay CPO is “biggest of its kind” in Waterford city

he Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which Waterford City & County Council has instigated in relation to the North Quays development is the largest such process of its kind ever undertaken within the city. Speaking to The Munster Express, Waterford City & County Council’s Paul Daly said the list of 78 separate plots, published in last week’s [...]


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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


DEISE GET JOB DONE

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard [...]


DEVASATED DEISE PAY THE PENALTY

tephen Dalton struck a controversial match-winning penalty in the fifth minute of additional time to keep the Cork hurling wave rolling, thus ending Waterford’s reign as Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 champions at Walsh Park. Before a 4,127 gate on Thursday last, John Meyler’s side edged out the Deisemen in a pulsating encounter, a tremendous contest which [...]

Power’s fine finish at John Deere Classic

By Catherine Power rom barely making the cut to carding the best weekend rounds of his career, Seamus Power proved in no uncertain terms that he is more than up to the challenges of the PGA Tour with a fine finish at the John Deere Classic in Illinois last Sunday. The West Waterford golfer carded closing [...]

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Star’ athletes visit Affidea Waterford.

With the World Athletics Championships in London just a couple of weeks away athletes, coaches and their respective physical therapists are fine-tuning their preparations and hoping the athletes turn up at the Championships in the best physical condition. Inevitably there are injuries to contend with but early diagnosis and treatment for top-class athletes is vital if [...]

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Davy praises Wexford and buries a few pundits

n a career that’s had its fare share of compelling exchanges with the media over the years, be it as manager of Waterford, Clare or Wexford, Davy Fitzgerald has rarely been more quotable than he was in Cork last Sunday. Praising his Wexford charges, before heaping offering a firm thumbs up to both Derek McGrath and [...]

Comeragh men reach ‘B’ Summit

By Tony Ryan estern champions Comeragh Gaels played their divisional final on the 26th of April and it certainly showed in the first half of the county final in this grade which was played in the Fraher Field last Sunday morning. On the other hand, St Mary’s played the Eastern final as recently as the 5th [...]

Entertainment


Maria Doyle Kennedy to host two concerts at Hook Lighthouse

aria Doyle Kennedy will host two very special evening concerts at the Hook Lighthouse on August 25th and 26th. Maria Doyle Kennedy has forged a name and held her own in diverse arenas from film and TV to her career as a singer-songwriter. She has spent the best part of 20 years performing live all over [...]


The London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

his is the London Royal Academy’s 249th Summer Exhibition, in which up and coming artists a chance to get wide exposure. After a recent visit to the Irish Centre, Camden last month for an Irish event , we paid a quick visit to the world famous Exhibition. The quality was excellent and exceeded [...]

Valerie June wows her Cork audience

Tennessee folk and blues singer Valerie June performed a fabulous one hour-plus set with two encores at the St Luke’s Church venue in Montenotte, Cork, the weekend before last. Acclaimed by no less than Noble Prize winner Bob Dylan, she also played Leap in Cork the night before heading to tour across Europe. She got some airplay [...]

Business


Deficit in cardiology services “a scandal” says IFA Chairman

aterford IFA Chairman John Fitzgerald has described the absence of 24/7 cardiac care services and a second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) as ‘a scandal’. During an extensive interview on WLR’s ‘Saturday Show’, Mr Fitzgerald said that the death of farmer Thomas Power on June 18th “brought it home to an awful lot of [...]


Senior Citizens Parliament calls for Budget action

The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament (ISCP), representing 330 affiliated organisations, is calling for the delivery of election promises in Budget 2018. On Thursday last, the Department of Employment and Social Protection Pre-Budget Forum in Dublin Castle, the ISCP discussed the expectations of older people with Minister Regina Doherty ahead of the 2018 Budget. In a statement, the [...]

Regional Economic Monitor shows Waterford left behind

Most of the key economic indicators show that the south east region is growing, but much more slowly than the State and the other eight regions of Ireland according to the latest South East Economic Monitor. The second annual South East Economic Monitor was published on Saturday last by a trio from Waterford Institute of Technology’s [...]

Businesses raise over €1m through Linked Finance

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company has raised over €1m for Waterford-based businesses. Some 34 Waterford businesses, including Coffee House Lane and Shellac Nails have raised funds through Linked Finance’s online lending platform (www.linkedfinance.com) to facilitate business growth. Coffee House Lane, based in Kilcohan Industrial Complex in Waterford City, is a family-owned business run [...]

Architect of Constitution honoured in Waterford

A high profile conference on a new Book on the Irish Constitution and Waterfordian John Hearne took place in Waterford over the weekend. The launch of the book, the brainchild of former Mercy Convent Principal and historian, Eugene Broderick, attracted some high powered speakers including Senator Ivana Bacik (grand daughter of Waterford Crystal founder Charles Bacik) [...]

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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.