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Waterford city is missing out on an annual spend of €400 million per year, which includes €70m of direct spending, given the ongoing absence of a University headquartered here. That’s the view of WIT Academic, Dr Ray Griffin, who said that a full upgrade to University status in Waterford would make WIT “as big as [...]

Mother’s tears for Baby Eli at Coroner’s Court

I brought my son home in a tiny white coffin,” a tearful Krystle Hunt told Cork Coroner’s Court on Thursday last. “This was not how I imagined bringing my first born home. If I had known at the time I had sepsis, I would have been shouting from the rooftops to get my baby out. “We (Mrs [...]

Carrickpherish Centre looks set for closure

LOCAL Councillor has condemned the planned closure of the Carrickpherish Community office by Waterford City & County Council. The office, which has been in operation for a number of years by the Council, has been a frontline service provider for the Carrickpherish community as well as Gracedieu, Bilberry and neighbouring estates. Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF) said [...]

“There’s no policy appetite to address regional weaknesses.”

“In particular, the very pronounced deficit in regional education capacity, acute hospital services, IDA and Enterprise Ireland (EI) activity drives ever lower job quality. While nationally over €1.7bn has been invested in higher education capital projects, there was no State investment in any projects in the South East (SE); suggesting there is no policy appetite [...]

Greenway champion “snubbed” by Council

NE of the original champions of the Waterford Greenway says he feels snubbed by Waterford City & County Council. Garvan Cummins, who has been a campaigner in a voluntary capacity for the Greenway for many years, operates ‘The Greenway Man’ bike hire and tours based at Durrow. Having devoted huge amounts of time to promoting the project [...]


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Trish Flanagan:

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



an Shanahan nailed it: parking the win over Kilkenny and rationalising it within the context of the stage it came at in the Hurling Championship was the right thing to do for Waterford’s players and management. But the rest of us have probably enjoyed the feeling that little bit longer. And why the hell not? It’s [...]


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 [...]


Return to ‘De Park’

By Brian Flannery This weekend sees the long awaited reopening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals. Tipperary and Clare are first up this Saturday, with the South East derby reserved for top billing on Sunday. There is no doubt that the old relic of a stadium was well past its sell by date but [...]

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 [...]


Bike lovers descend on Waterford

By Courtney Oliver he 2017 Carol Nash Waterford Motorcycle Festival welcomed bike lovers far and near between July 7th and 9th. The festival was brought to Waterford in association with Waterford Harley-Davidson Ireland and Freewheelers MC Ireland. The festivities kicked off on Friday evening, July 7th via a Music Trail and finished with a street party [...]

Boobs & Balls Road Trip Charity Fundraiser


A Trip to Marseille

ecently we made a short visit to the great French port of Marseille on the Mediterranean Sea, a beautiful location with wonderful weather at this time of year. This is the second largest city in France and is now beginning to make a big pitch for international tourism, with 1.5 million cruise visitors expected this year. New [...]

Local artists feature in ‘The Colour of Water’

aterford residents Ann Cullen and Kate Hayes feature in the summer exhibition ‘The Colour Of Water’, which opened on Tuesday, July 11th at the South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel. Cllr Roger Kennedy, the Leas-Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, attended the opening which shows the watercolour paintings of a diverse group of artists. James O’Donoghue, local [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

AgTech Symposium looks towards future

he Local Enterprise Offices of the South East, including Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford, co-ordinated a forward thinking AgTech Symposium held in Thurles on Thursday last. A large number of attendees at the conference included farmers, engineers, AgTech companies, investors, entrepreneurs and those with an interest in emerging technologies for agriculture. The aim of the [...]

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.