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Housing adaptation funding cut by a third

Eoghan Dalton Reports State funding for adapting the homes of seriously ill council tenants has been slashed by a third. It comes following Waterford Council’s decision to suspend medical assessments of those tenants’ homes for two years, as revealed by The Munster Express earlier this month, owing to the funding shortfall combined with a backlog of [...]

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Investment secured for ‘Guardian of the Déise’

• Project is a “major game changer for Waterford” • 200ft high sculpture will be our ‘Angel of the North’ Private investment has been secured for the proposed ‘Guardian of the Déise’ project. The substantial investment means plans by local wood carver John Hayes can now proceed to the next stage.A delighted John says he is “chuffed” to have [...]

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Comeragh Amenity Area officially opened

A top-class amenity area has been officially opened at the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains in rural County Waterford. The new Comeragh Amenity Area in Rathgormack includes an enclosed floodlit all-weather 4G astro turf games area approximately 70m long by 40m wide which will cater for a wide variety of sports and activities, a floodlit [...]

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Kenneally commission to begin hearings this week

Eoghan Dalton Reports The Commission of Investigation into the Bill Kenneally case is to begin hearings later this week. Bill Kenneally , a former sports coach, is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence in relation to 10 counts of indecent assault against minors which took place in the 1980s. The commission to investigate allegations of collusion between the [...]


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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.

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2019 Renault GAA World Games

A celebration of our global Gaelic Games community July 28th Parade Waterford City, July 29th to Aug 1st in WIT Arena A chief aim of the GAA is to provide the opportunity for lifelong participation and engagement in Gaelic Games to as many people as possible, regardless of where they call home.Our national games have developed into [...]


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Wretched summer of hurling ends in heavy defeat

Munster U-20 Hurling Championship Tipperary 3-23 Waterford 0-10 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s miserable season in hurling concluded with a 22 point shellacking to Tipperary in the U20 Munster semi-final at Thurles on Tuesday night last.Manager Steven Gough in a pre-game interview had outlined his difficulties in preparing Waterford’s U20 panel for this game with club fixtures and both [...]

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Hery leaves for Linfield, O’Connor joins

Blues’ signings and departures Waterford FC announced last week that striker Michael O’Connor has joined the club on loan from Linfield while Bastien Hery has joined the Danske Bank Premiership side on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.20-year-old striker Michael O’Connor joins on loan until the end of the season having played for Dundalk, Shamrock [...]

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14 Man Kilmac earn last gasp draw

County Senior Football Championship Round 3. Kilmacthomas 1-09 Kilrossanty 0-12 Tony Ryan Reports Local derbies are the next best thing to knockout championship games if the fine gate of €2,482 is a bench mark for the double header senior football championship games at Fraher Field last Sunday evening. The temperature decreased on the thermometer in the pleasant summer [...]

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Dogged Déise advance to knock-out stages

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Waterford 2-10 Clare 0-12 Waterford reached the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the second year in a row after they recorded a four points win over Clare at Walsh Park on Saturday. Clashes between these two sides have proven to be tightly contested affairs and this one was no different.A goal [...]

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The Red Iron: From the page to the stage

Jim Nolan explains to Catherine Power the process behind the writing of his new play The Red Iron Jim Nolan’s eagerly awaited new play The Red Iron opens in Garter Lane on November 10th. This new play has garnered much attention over the last few weeks and I was delighted to have the opportunity to [...]


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Many international acts for 2019 Spraoi festival

Last weekend, on a warm Friday evening, the annual Spraoi Festivla was launched. Again it will be held on the August bank holiday weekend , despite competition from events elsewhere. Being a free event it is much loved by the people of Waterford and this year again many international entertainers will be on hand to perform [...]

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Comedy comes to Curraghmore for All Together Now

It’s a case of ‘LOL Together Now’ as one of the country’s biggest festivals announces its comedy line-up! The Over The Ha Ha Stage at All Together Now on the Curraghmore Estate will be graced by some of the biggest and best names in Irish comedy over the August Bank Holiday weekend.Those who attended last year [...]

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North Quays application due within days

Eoghan Dalton Reports Construction works on the North Quays project are expected to be completed by the middle of 2022. It will be the end of a process that is likely to begin in the coming days as the planning application for the project is submitted. Councillors were told last week in City Hall that a decision [...]


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NOCA appoints Dr Brian Creedon as new Clinical Director

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Brian Creedon as Clinical Director for the organisation. Dr Creedon has been involved with NOCA since 2015 when he joined as a member of the National Audit of Hospital Mortality Governance Committee. He went on to become Clinical Lead for [...]

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Red Iron Bridge in line for new owners

Its iconic image may be the inspiration for a new play, but the Red Iron Bridge is set for a shakeup. The derelict bridge, which is to be an integral part of the extension of the Greenway to New Ross, may be abandoned by the Irish Rail and taken over by Kilkenny County Council (KCC). The Greenway [...]

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Proposed public transport plan for Waterford ‘an exciting opportunity’

Sinn Féin Councillor for Tramore and Waterford City West has welcomed a commitment from the National Transport Authority to develop a Waterford Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy. Cllr Griffin has consistently raised the lack of public transport options in places like Butlerstown, Dunhill, Fenor and in parts of the City. Cllr Griffin said: “I welcome the commitment [...]

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IBM closes Red Hat acquisition

IBM has closed its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat, which has a base in Waterford. It’s the company’s biggest acquisition in its more than 100-year history and represents IBM’s move toward faster-growing segments such as cloud, software and services, and away from traditional hardware products. Red Hat’s Waterford office was established in 2014 following [...]

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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.