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Question of Spirit

Halligan feels ’singled out’ in Confirmation controversy Minister of State John Halligan has accepted that he didn’t meet the criteria to stand as a Confirmation sponsor for his Godson in Waterford over the weekend. However, the Independent Alliance TD feels he has been ’singled out’ for such treatment by the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus [...]

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Use Your Vote This Friday

The Referendum Commission has called on voters in Waterford to use their vote in this Friday’s Referendum. The Commission, which is the independent body set up to explain the proposal of the referendum and promote voter turnout, encourages voters who are unsure about their decision to turn to its independent guide and its website, www.refcom2018.ie, for [...]

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DPP file on Baby Death

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in relation to the death of a baby girl in Waterford a month ago. The news, first reported by WLR on Monday afternoon, related to the discovery of the newborn infant outside the HSE’s Community Care Office on the Cork Road. Given the ongoing Garda [...]

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Cardiac Campaigners Re-iterate Herity Fury

CARDIAC campaigners in Waterford have reiterated their call for accountability in relation to the controversial Herity Report. Speaking in light of the ongoing controversies surrounding Cervical Check and the HSE, local campaigners seeking 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) have sought similar accountability as they say people are also dying because of this issue. “In [...]


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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


Robin Good!

Dawson claims Irish Amateur crown despite final round nerves Robin Dawson claimed the biggest win of his career when he won the Irish Amateur Championship at Royal County Down on Sunday last. The Tramore international, who was Irish Boys Champion in 2013, survived a disappointing final round of six over par 77 to win the tournament [...]


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Deise Bow Out of Provincial Series

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Tipperary 0-20 Waterford 0-09 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s Munster Senior Football campaign is another ‘one and done’ event after an 11-point defeat to Tipperary at Thurles on Saturday night last. Without a victory in the Championship since 2011 there was little expectation on the visitors going into this game and so it transpired. Tipperary [...]

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Carrick Secure Magic 12th Premier Crown with Second Half Goals

Carrick United 2 Ferrybank 0 Carrick United secured their 12th Premier League title on Thursday night in front of a massive crowd in Ozier Park. They won their first Premier League crown in 2000 and to win it a dozen times in 17 years is quite simply an unbelievable achievement by a club who [...]

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Football in Waterford and the State We’re In

On Saturday, May 19th, Waterford will travel to Semple Stadium to take on Tipperary in the quarter-final of this year’s Munster Senior Football Championship. As someone who’s been watching the Waterford footballers going back to the mid-1980s, I for one would love to be able to state that the Déise will see off Tipperary a week [...]

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Super Blues Stun Dundalk with Incredible Heart

Waterford FC 2 Dundalk 1 Waterford FC continued their brilliant return to the Premier League and firmly stamped their title contenders status when they defeated Dundalk 2-1 at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of over 3,500 watched an extraordinary match which had just about everything. Dundalk controlled most of the [...]

Entertainment


A Symphony for the Senses

Michelle Heffernan Reports Prepare for a cornucopia of pleasure. The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (previously titled the Lismore Opera Festival) will returns for the June Bank Holiday Weekend, offering a programme of magnificent music, mouth watering food and those first sips of sweet summer wine, all nestled in the enchanting setting of Lismore Castle and environs. [...]


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Voci Ladies Choir at the Medieval Museum

A Sunday morning in May, atmospheric venue, beautiful music – what more could you ask for? Don’t miss this hour long concert with Waterford’s award winning Voci Ladies Choir, under the direction of Fintan Scanlon and accompanied by Siobhan Keappock on Sunday, May 13th at 12.30pm in the Medieval Museum. The eclectic programme includes ‘The Little Jazz [...]

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WMS Stage Exquisite “Fiddler on the Roof”

Liam Murphy Reports Theatre Royal audiences were last week treated to the expected, big, warm-hearted choruses in Waterford Musical Society’s exquisite production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’. There was an epic sweep to the show as ‘Tradition’, the beautiful ‘Sabbath Prayer’, the glorious shout to life and survival of ‘L’Chaim’ and a ‘Sunrise Sunset’ to rekindle memories [...]

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Waterford Wins Big at the Irish Hotel Awards

Waterford Castle received five awards at the 2018 Irish Hotel Awards held on Tuesday, April 24th, at The Heritage in Killenard. The hotel picked up the following prizes: * 4 Star Hotel of the Year 2018 * Castle Hotel of the Year 2018 * Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2018 * Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018 [...]


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Barrow Bridge Name is Back on the Agenda

A six-strong steering group, consisting of three appointees from both Wexford and Kilkenny County Councils, has been established to recommend ‘the most appropriate or worthiest names’ for the new 900-metre bridge crossing the River Barrow. The name of the new bridge, which is the most prominent element of the €250 million New Ross Bypass Scheme, has [...]

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Government Likely to Intervene on Pensions says WIT Academic

With 20,000 more people turning 65 in Ireland annually, the Government may finally have to intervene in an attempt to defuse the pension ‘time bomb’. That’s the view of Accounting Lecturer John Maher, who chaired WIT’s organising committee for the Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies, which the institute hosted last week. “It really is [...]

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Kilkenny Campus Proposal Has No Formal Backing

There is no formal arrangement to deliver on any of the options presented in a Kilkenny County Council report which advocates the development of a third level campus in Kilkenny City according to the Higher Education Minister. Speaking at the launch of a policy document outlining the case for a facility that would cater for 1,000 [...]

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How to Make the Most of Limited Space

If your house is starting to seem uncomfortably small, there are ways of making it look bigger and feel better. High property prices are forcing many first-time buyers to consider staying in their cramped studio flat rather than looking to move up the property ladder to something larger. But interior design experts say there are many ways [...]

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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.