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Christina 90 years old, bags four goals in Respond Indoor Hurling Tournament

Christina 90 years old, bags four goals in Respond Indoor Hurling Tournament

Holly O Carroll and Hannah O Sullivan

Holly O Carroll and Hannah O Sullivan

Joe Gough, who claimed a triple gold medal success at the National Master Athletics Indoors Championships at Athlone IT last weekend.

Joe Gough, who claimed a triple gold medal success at the National Master Athletics Indoors Championships at Athlone IT last weekend.

Principal of Gaelscoil na nDéise, Marc de Grás performing his routine with his dance partner, Jacqui Power.

Principal of Gaelscoil na nDéise, Marc de Grás performing his routine with his dance partner, Jacqui Power.

St. Patrick’s Day 1986

St. Patrick’s Day 1986

The new Tramore Lifeguard Centre which recently opened.

The new Tramore Lifeguard Centre which recently opened.

Tramore Confirmations Joy Kelly with parents Noel and Joanne and brother James

Tramore Confirmations Joy Kelly with parents Noel and Joanne and brother James

WIT’s Austin Gleeson is led from the pitch less than three minutes after the game started.

WIT’s Austin Gleeson is led from the pitch less than three minutes after the game started.

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News


‘The National Orator’ is honoured at Suir Bridge

In the teeming rain on Thursday last, President Michael D Higgins renamed the Suir Bridge, which connects Waterford and Kilkenny, Munster and Leinster, as the Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge. President Higgins spoke of his pride at having “the opportunity to honour this [...]

St Patrick’s Gateway Church officially re-opened by President

President Michael D Higgins officially re-opened the St Patrick’s Gateway Church in Waterford following its extensive refurbishment. The Methodist Church is now used not only for a church but for concerts, community gathering and classes. As MC, Councillor Mary Roche reminded the gathering, the building has gained “a great benefit and significance for inner city residents”. During [...]

City Square up for sale with €22.5m guide price

Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre is up for sale, with a guided price of €22.5 million quoted for the landmark complex. Should the sale proceed successfully, it is expected to be followed by a revamp at City Square and the addition of some major new retailers, The Irish Times has reported. Irish and overseas funds are both [...]

Waterford Castle owner’s big plans

Mullinavat native Seamus Walsh, the new owner of Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Club, has major plans to expand the resort. Speaking to The Munster Express, Mr Walsh said the 80 jobs are secure since his purchase which has been warmly welcomed. Seamus intends to work on new plans to expand membership in the Golf Club. Boast [...]

Credit Union volunteers’ contributions recognised

Saint Dominic credit union recently made two presentations to two long-standing credit union activists, volunteers and Board members Patrick ‘Pat’ Murphy, Waterford and Dunmore East and Seán Maher of Mullinavat, County Kilkenny. Pat has been associated with the Board and committees at Saint Dominic since 1990 and Seán Maher since 1992. They have both [...]


BREAKING NEWS


London Calling. Luton service to be re-instated at Waterford AirportbyVLM.
Dermot Keyes
Facebook details relayed to jury in city murder trail.
Anne Sharkey
WIT facing another key personnel change. President set to depart as TUI ballot beckons.
Michelle Clancy
National Lifeguard Training Centre opens in Tramore
Michelle Clancy
Saint Patrick's "will continue to play a key role for elderly".
Dermot Keyes

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

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

Sport


Highs and Lows

There was quiet satisfaction for Derek McGrath’s hurlers, and head-scratching disappointment for Tom McGlinchey’s footballers following last Sunday’s National League double-header against Antrim at Walsh Park. The Deise’s 32-point demolition of Kevin Ryan’s charges has guaranteed a League quarter-final berth, but the much greater prize [...]


All Too Easy As Wexford Await

Sunday’s all too easy victory over Antrim was a reminder of the importance of Waterford earning an immediate return to Division 1A hurling. A 32-point victory is not something that too many Deise fans will be crowing about this week, even though a third successive League win [...]

Last Minute Agony For Gutted Deisemen

Another two-point defeat, the third in this League campaign alone. Another one that got away. Another frustrating reversal for the footballers of Waterford. Another disappointing day in this most troublesome and tricky of divisions. That Waterford played with guts and commitment can be unquestioned by the small [...]

RSC to host Under-21 Ireland/Andorra qualifier

REPUBLIC of Ireland Head Coach Noel King has named his squad for the forthcoming UEFA U21 Championship Qualifying Round Group One fixture against Andorra at the RSC, Waterford, on Thursday, March 26th (7.45pm). Noel announced his panel at a press conference at the Viking Hotel on Tuesday last. This game will mark the first game [...]

Blitzed By The Banner

Another one of those nights for Waterford Under-21 football. In a town synonymous with music, Ger Power’s well-prepared side sadly didn’t find the tune they needed as a powerful Clare side led them a merry dance during a disappointingly one-sided contest. The first half saw the [...]

Under 18’s Advance To ‘Pan’ Semi-Finals

Waterpark advanced to the semi-final of the competition following this win over Kinsale last Saturday in Ballinakill. The home side took an early lead with a penalty from out half Molloy when the Kinsale forwards were caught offside. Waterpark failed to deal with the restart and following [...]

Blues Tickled Pink With Derby Victory

Following their opening day draw against Athlone Town at the RSC, Waterford United picked up three points in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night last in a cracking south east derby. This was one of the best derby games for a number of years and it [...]

Entertainment


Top theatre awards for local schools

De La Salle College in the city and St Declan’s Community College in Kilmacthomas have both scooped awards at this year’s Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards, which were hosted by actor Simon Delaney recently. Over 2,000 students representing 57 schools around Ireland attended the ceremony. De La Salle College was awarded the top accolade in the [...]

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17th New Music Week

aterford New Music Week, Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th march, was launched in the Chapel, WIT College Street Campus, recently with performances by WIT Jazz Combo, Gerard Dower (flute), Marian Ingoldsby (piano) and singers from the Presentation Primary School. Now in its 17th year, Waterford New Music Week continues to celebrate and promote artistic excellence in [...]

World-renowned pianist at City Hall

usic Network in association with Waterford-Music and Waterford New Music Week will present Joanna MacGregor (solo piano) at Georgian Large Room, City Hall at 8pm on Thursday, 26th March. Joanna will perform a musical sketch of her life: from the Bach preludes and Gospel songs she played as a child, through to her first jazz love [...]

Luka Bloom at Central Arts

uka Bloom’s new band O’Sahara, Waterford favourites The Dead Heavies and a sexy Burlesque workshop with Sinead Gould are Next week’s offerings from Central Arts. The Dead Heavies with frontman Keith O’Neil are back on the stage in Central Arts Friday March 20th at 9pm. The night will see them premiere their new video for [...]

The Hurler goes Stateside

web series written by and featuring Waterford comedian Tony Kelly has been nominated for several prestigious awards internationally. The Hurler, directed by fellow Waterford man Stephen Kelly, will be shown at LAWEBFEST, the Hollywood Web Series Festival, The Rome Web Awards and, later this year, Miami Web Fest. A ‘mockumentary’ about fictional three-time Hurler of [...]

Make me a match…

he Matchmaker by John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will play at Theatre Royal on Thursday, 26th March. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their [...]

Ag Damhsa le Chéile

Teachers, the school principal, parents, grandparents, past pupils and even some current pupils of Gaelscoil na nDéise will take to the floor at the Tower Hotel on Sunday, 15th March, ‘Ag Dhamsa le Chéile’ in aid of the school’s new building at Carrickphierish. Organised by parents’ committee Cairde na Scoile, Ag Damhsa le Chéile will feature [...]

Business


Crystal Deal “Done and Dusted”

The ‘maximum amount of pension possible’ has been secured for former Waterford Crystal workers in final talks between trade union UNITE and officials from the Department of Social Protection. The talks were organised to ‘iron out’ all outstanding settlement issues in the €180 million deal negotiated at the Labour Relations Commission and approved by Cabinet [...]


Iverk Produce holds trade day for food service sector

IVERK PRODUCE held its first ever trade day for the food service sector at its state of the art premises in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, last Wednesday, 11 March. Showcasing all it has to offer the food service sector from exotic fruit to a wide variety of vegetables, guests were given the opportunity to view [...]

Manor Properties Going The Extra Mile

We do go the extra mile, and that’s not just a throwaway line,” said Manor Properties’ Garreth McCarthy as he, along with colleague Brian Kennedy and company founder Gerry Dempsey reflected on the company’s 17 years in business. “It’s important to look after your clients as best you can. We value their business and they [...]

Dawn Meats Announced as Overall Business of the Year

Thirty of Waterford’s top businesses were honoured at the Waterford Business Awards, which were held on Friday evening last at Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford. Topping the 10 categories were Spraoi in Arts and Culture; Shellac Nails for Best Small Business; Ballybeg Greens for Community & Social Enterprise; M & D Bakery in the Food & Agri [...]

EirGen Pharma: a decade of success

Job creation is high on everyone’s agenda in Waterford, so it’s fitting we begin Waterford Business – In Focus with EirGen Pharma, who are currently recruiting for 25 highly skilled professionals. Life saving drugs are made every day for a world-wide market at EirGen Pharma’s state of the art high containment facility at Westside Business Park [...]

Waterford celebrates 10 years of Fairtrade

A NUMBER of events took place recently to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and Waterford’s tenth year as a Fairtrade City. Fairtrade Fortnight ran from February 23rd to March 8th, and the Waterford One World Centre and Fairtrade Mark Ireland welcomed a banana co-op owner from the Windward Islands as part of the celebrations. Stephen [...]

Visionary talk at TSSG’s first Industry Open Day

A FUTURISTIC tech start-up supported by Waterford Institute of Technology’s globally renowned Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) is facing into a landmark year and is launching its first virtual reality experience to the market shortly. Immersive VR Education confirmed it will bring its Apollo 11 moonlanding Virtual Reality (VR) experiences to market this year and [...]

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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.