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Tributes to crash victim Jack (18) GAA star was set to receive his Leaving Cert results

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Waterford teenager who died following a collision over the weekend was to receive his Leaving Cert results today (Tuesday). Jack McGrath from Abbeyside in Dungarvan was in a single vehicle crash on the N25 outside Midleton, Co Cork on Saturday morning last at 1.20am.He has been described as a bright young man [...]

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Farmers may return to the picket lines Protesters were ‘reluctant’ to drop picket as national talks began

Eoghan Dalton Reports There is a “high” chance farmers will resume their pickets of local beef processing factories – depending on the outcome of national talks. Pickets on local beef processing factories were lifted last Friday night as negotiations between national level stakeholders were announced. They had been maintained on a 24/7 basis for over 10 [...]

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FG review delayed

Eoghan Dalton Reports The result of an internal review in to bullying allegations in Waterford Fine Gael has been delayed.It is now understood the verdict will not be revealed until next month at the earliest. Party Secretary Tom Curran had visited Waterford in the first week of July to investigate a complaint surrounding a meeting at [...]

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Grand Hotel set for court date

Eoghan Dalton Reports The owners of Tramore’s Grand Hotel have a date in court with the local authority. The hotel, which has lain vacant since 2014, has been at the centre of a standoff since the owners had a derelict sites notice served on them by Waterford City and County Council (WCCC). The notice had been served last [...]


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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.

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Waterford ease into All-Ireland final

All-Ireland u16 ‘B’ Camogie Semi-Final Waterford 3-17 Carlow 1-05 Waterford will face Limerick in the U16 All-Ireland camogie championship final on August 25th following their facile win over Carlow in the semi-final at Freshford on Sunday. Waterford, who topped their group by winning all their games in the round-robin series of the championship, proved much too strong for [...]


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Header: An Rinn stroll to quarter-finals

County Senior Football Championship An Rinn 2-11 Portlaw 0-6 An Rinn became the fifth team to reach the quarter final stages of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Saturday afternoon last where they proved too strong for Portlaw at Fraher Field. The win for the Gaeltacht Club side means that the four sides which contested the semi-finals [...]

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Cool Blues stroll into round two

FAI Cup. Round One Maynooth University Town 0 Waterford FC 2 Waterford FC put the disappointment of losing to Derry City in the semi-final of the EA Sports Cup the previous Monday when they came out on top against non-league Maynooth University Town at Rathcoffey Road on Sunday afternoon. Manager Alan Reynolds made two changes from [...]

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Return of the Old Guard

Brian Flannery Reports This Sunday sees old foes Kilkenny and Tipperary once again competing for the All-Ireland hurling title at Croke Park. While this years’ finalists have won more Liam McCarthy titles between them than the combined total of all other counties; it is nonetheless somewhat of a surprise that we see a return to the [...]

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Blues suffer extra-time heartache

EA Sports Cup Semi-Final Derry City 4 Waterford FC 2 (AET) Waterford’s ten year wait for a League Cup final place (EA Sports Cup) continues following an extra-time defeat to Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Monday week last. Walter Figueira, who was making his debut for the Blues, put his [...]

Entertainment


Waterford Youth Arts 25 years of Summer Theatre

Each year Waterford Youth Arts (WYA) bring in a professional theatre director to work with their teenage cast to create a play. This year they decided to go for a devised work with Grace Dyas who is a young dynamic writer and director from Dublin. You can see the fruits of their labour when they [...]

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Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival

To kick off a month-long celebration of street art in Waterford, Belgian street artist Mehsos has unveiled the first mural from the Waterford Walls programme– a defragmented representation of a Puffin. The mural by Mehsos gives a flavour of what’s to come for 2019 Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival Mehsos began his career creating traditional [...]

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Rigor Mortis & Ghosting

Theatre Royal, August 15th, 16th and 17th. Rigor Mortis performed by Michael Quinlan and Paul Connaughton, directed by Aidan Kelly with Sound Design by Jamie Beamish.Waterford, Ireland. Mourners arrive at a church only to find the deceased missing. Jimmy wakes up in his sitting room hungover to Jesus, only to find a coffin in front [...]

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Further concern over city centre footfall and vacant retail units

Vacant retail units and stagnant footfall levels in Waterford City Centre urgently need to be addressed, according to a local Councillor. Figures from Waterford City Centre Management Group’s Health Check Report show that footfall levels for the first half of 2019 remain on par with 2018 figures. However, Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) believes footfall in the [...]


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Superb Waterford visit for Foodie Destination Judges

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has announced Waterford as one of the finalists for Foodie Destinations 2019, and judges Anthony O’Toole and Deirdre McGlone were wowed by the wonderful showcase from Waterford’s food and drink providers on show at Grow HQ last Wednesday. This initiative by the Restaurants Association of Ireland celebrates Ireland’s unique [...]

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LEO Scholars take up Boxworks desks

Three aspiring entrepreneurs recently took up their desks at Boxworks Co Work Space, as part of a Local Enterprise Office Waterford scholarship programme.The Desk programme, helmed by LEO Waterford, was designed to facilitate those with a business idea or in start-up phase. By providing a creative coworking and networking environment for the next [...]

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Waterford Chamber hosts Indian Ambassador

Waterford Chamber hosted a meeting with Indian Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Mr Sandeep Kumar, where the opportunities for investment in Waterford were presented by business leaders and the Chamber Executive. Speaking at the meeting Ambassador Kumar emphasised his commitment to seeing what opportunities there are outside the capital. “We need to build relationships and not limit [...]

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WLR launches its new state-of-the-art Outside Broadcaster

Summer is always a busy season in Waterford with festivals and events taking place across the county every week, so it’s the perfect time for WLR to reveal their brand new Outside Broadcaster sponsored by Cork Airport; a state of the art broadcast truck which allows WLR to get to the heart of everything that’s [...]

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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.