WEEK IN PHOTOS
Andrew Turner from Abbey Drive protesting outside his house at the installation of Water Meters which began in Abbey Park, Ferrybank on Monday last.

Andrew Turner from Abbey Drive protesting outside his house at the installation of Water Meters which began in Abbey Park, Ferrybank on Monday last.

This old Waterford/Irish tradition of placing the doll in the water as a thank you for the fish obtained from the sea and for keeping us safe.

This old Waterford/Irish tradition of placing the doll in the water as a thank you for the fish obtained from the sea and for keeping us safe.

Married recently in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford, were Alan Fitzgerald, Comeragh Green, Waterford and Gail Sheridan, Cherrymount, Waterford. The wedding reception was held in the Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

Married recently in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford, were Alan Fitzgerald, Comeragh Green, Waterford and Gail Sheridan, Cherrymount, Waterford. The wedding reception was held in the Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford.

Megan Lennon of Deise Kickboxing in Dungarvan recently became the All Ireland Junior Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion at an IKF sanctioned event held at the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow.

Megan Lennon of Deise Kickboxing in Dungarvan recently became the All Ireland Junior Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion at an IKF sanctioned event held at the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow.

Ellie Skehan and Bebinn Bowdren from Currabaha pictured at the Wildlife Walk in Crough Wood.

Ellie Skehan and Bebinn Bowdren from Currabaha pictured at the Wildlife Walk in Crough Wood.

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News


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The Cost of Lime

Abbey Park residents took to the streets on Monday morning to protest against the installation of meters on their estate by Irish Water. The Ferrybank householders are refusing to pay for water so full of lime that, to quote one resident: “We can’t drink, we can’t wash in and is costing us thousands in the replacement [...]

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Global corporation pays €63.5 m for local spin-out

The celebrations are continuing this week at Waterford-based software firm FeedHenry, after it was acquired by US-based open source software specialist Red Hat for €63.5 million last Thursday. Founded in 2010 by Waterford-based entrepreneur Barry Downes as a spin-out from the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), FeedHenry specialises in [...]

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Death of former Mayor Dick Jones

We regret to inform readers of the death of former Mayor of Waterford Richard ‘Dick’ Jones of Shealeen, Passage Road, who died last week following a short illness. He was 91 years of age. Originally from Ballybricken, Mr Jones served as Mayor of the city in 1983; his brother Billy also served as First Citizen Dick [...]

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Harvest Festival ‘14 a ‘runaway success’

Last weekend’s Waterford Harvest Festival has been described by its organisers as a ‘runaway success’. The event, which attracted thousands into the city centre throughout the three sun-drenched days, featured dual trading areas on the Mall/ Cathedral Square and John Roberts Square this year. Meanwhile, the People’s Park, Wyse Park and New Street Gardens were utilised for [...]


BREAKING NEWS


5,000 families enjoyed Picnic & Play at harvest Festival
Community collaboration for local church - Killea Church
Kieran Foley
Global corporation pays €63.5m for local spin-out.
Michelle Clancy
Mackerel madness at the Guillamene
Kieran Walsh
The Cost of Lime. Ferrybank residents block installation of water meters.
Michelle Clancy

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

Sport


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Surprises abound at Champions Weekend

They came and they saw but there was no conquering from an Irish point of view as Ryan Moore and The Grey Gatsby spoiled the party on the first day of a highly anticipated and heavily promoted Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday evening. Following the failure of the then superstar Sea The Stars to attract [...]


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Saidhb Ryan from Waterford heading to Poland

Members of the Pat Rockett Martial Arts Academy including six year old Saidhb Ryan from Waterford City who is heading to Poland on October 15th to represent Ireland at the 2014 WUKF World Karate Championships. Saidhbh is part of a 25 member team from Ireland that will take on the might of the world at the [...]

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Jim Power U-14 Inter-County Football Tournament

The Waterford team who took part in the annual Jim Power U-14 Inter – County Football Tournament recently in Bushy Park, Dungarvan sponsored by the Power Family, Kilmacthomas in conjunction with County Bord na nÓg. Photo: Rory Wyley.

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Solas Centre South East Run for Life – looking for fundraising inspiration?

September is here, the kids are back to school and the South East Run for Life is less than a month away. The annual 10 mile run, which takes place on Sunday, October 5th, is a week earlier this year, so that means a week less for training and a week less for fundraising. The [...]

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Roanmore crowned Junior Champions

he first adult championship up for decision this year was played on Saturday last against Roanmore and Ferrybank. Both of these clubs have only entered the Junior championship relatively recently so it was encouraging to see these teams compete for the County title. The two teams knew each other fairly well over recent times as they had [...]

Entertainment


An exciting cocktail of Waterford’s Muldoon

Whiskey Liqueur and Dublin’s fashion collections. Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur by Waterford drinks company, Blackwater Irish Spirits Limited, was a huge hit at the 2014 A/W Dublin Fashion Festival when it showcased at The Kilkenny Shop last week. On Wednesday night last hundreds of fashion fans turned out in style for the Kilkenny Shop’s annual ‘Girls Night [...]

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City set for Festival of Architecture

The Waterford Festival of Architecture (WFA) is a festival which supports architects and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community, including creative practitioners of other artistic disciplines. It produces a high quality programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside [...]

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Origami workshops

Fancy learning how to create amazing things with paper? Kathleen Power will show you how it’s done at Ferrybank Library at a series of free classes which start at 11am on Wednesday, 6th August and run for three weeks. Please note these classes are for adults only.

Summer Sessions at Ardkeen Library

Summer Sessions continues in Ardkeen Library for August, with more talks and workshops on Alternative Therapies and Self-Help Methods to keep you positive, strong and active. Talks for August include Hypnosis with Trevor Eivers, Core Fitness with Phyl Mooney, Elite Ladies Fitness and Chakra Balance Dance with Fernando Cancho and all talks will be [...]

Autumn at RePublik

IN what has been their biggest year yet, RePublik continue to bring some of the biggest DJs in the world to Crystal Waterford and the next couple of months are no exception. Next up on Saturday, 16th August is deep house maestro Lake People who will make his Irish debut with his incredible live [...]

Business


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How to counter the water bills

As we get closer to October 1st, I’ve noticed that most people I know are finally beginning to talk about the upcoming water charges they will have to start paying and how much their bill might be from next January. None of my neighbours have yet received their letter from Irish Water, inviting them to [...]


Waterford Firms Awarded Major Education Services Contract

Waterford based IT company, HCS Business Solutions, are very proud to announce we have been awarded a significant Managed IT contract to provide IT services to the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board.

Cars

Waterford’s 33.9% Increase in Car Sales

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Waterford have increased by 33.9 per cent for the first half of 2014.

Hardware Merchants Seeing Strong Growth

Munster hardware merchants are seeing a stronger growth in business activity but the growth is below the national average.

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NAMA Chair Enthused by Michael Street Development

NAMA Chairman Frank Daly believes the Michael Street development will improve the local property industry and assist in Waterford’s economic recovery.

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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.