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CARELESS DRIVING VERDICT

State sought dangerous driving charge for teen Edward O’Shea, of Magnh, Fenor, is to appear in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court on February 26th to learn his sentencing date, having been found guilty of careless driving causing death in the case of Katie Murphy (16) from Ballinamona. The 19-year-old had been at the [...]

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CONCERNS WITH CITY TREE CHOP

Eoghan Dalton Reports A tree felling drive in the city centre has been met with disappointment by some locals. 13 trees outside the Tower Hotel on The Mall and another nine trees on Water Street are some of those that have been cut down in the past month. Others have been cut down on Broad Street and [...]

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‘Borderline recession’ in the city says Mulligan

Eoghan Dalton Reports A report examining city centre trading has made for sobering viewing, according to one Fianna Fáil Councillor. The health check, produced by the local authority’s economic team for the Waterford City Centre Management group, covers the period July to December 2018 and contains a number of key indicators of city centre viability such as [...]

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Giant solar farm on Copper Coast tagged ‘an insult to the community’

CONCERN is mounting over plans to construct a 500 acre solar farm in Mid County Waterford. The controversial proposal is centered on the area of Rathnaskillogue near Stradbally and Bonmahon on the Copper Coast – an area which recently fought plans to erect giant wind turbines. Highfield Solar Ltd. is to stage a public information meeting on [...]


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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


OUTGUNNED

Ballygunner downed by Shamrocks in Semple Brian Flannery Reports Throughout history, many great campaigns ended in defeat after literally getting stuck in the mud. Napoleon Bonaparte and indeed Hitler witnessed disaster as their respective armies suffered in the harshness of a Russian winter with their armoury buried in muddy tracks.And so too Ballygunner’s campaign to [...]


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Shefflin dreams of further Croker joy

No-one has been there and done that as a player like Henry Shefflin. And now, just a year into his first senior managerial stint, he’s just an hour away from steering Ballyhale Shamrocks to another All-Ireland title. “We knew it was going to be very tight,” said the Kilkenny legend in the wake of his [...]

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Déise downed by Derrymen

National Football League Division Four Waterford 1-8 Derry 2-12 Waterford’s fading hopes of promotion from Division Four were extinguished by favourites Derry at a blustery Fraher Field in front of a gate of just 233, of which 135 were paying patrons. A Derry side featuring just five starting members of the team which defeated Waterford in their [...]

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Waterford book All-Ireland place in nail-biting fashion

Under 15 All-Ireland semi-final Waterford League 3 Galway League 2 Waterford will head to Mullingar on Sunday week to play the Dublin League in the Under 15 All-Ireland final following this nail biting semi-final played at the RSC on Sunday afternoon last. At the interval Nigel Ray’s side were leading three nil and at that stage plans [...]

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Young Blues too hot for Reds

Pre-season friendly Shelbourne 0 Waterford FC 3 A young Waterford FC team recorded a fine victory in Tolka Park on Friday night last in what was their last pre-season game ahead of the new league season which gets underway this Friday with a home game against Shamrock Rovers.Manager Alan Reynolds fielded a [...]

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MORE CRAIC BY THE CLODIAGH!

It’s Pantomime time in Portlaw Being a proud native of Portlaw, the Tannery Town’s annual pantomime represents one of the few yearly events held on home soil that I’ve been able to depend on over the course of my life. Over the course of four different decades, and a cast of literally thousands, it’s become [...]

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‘Music of the Night’ at St Patrick’s Gateway

Jack Cunningham Productions will grace the stage at St. Patrick’s Gateway on Friday, March 8th with their upcoming concert production; ‘The Music of the Night’. This year’s concert is even bigger and features faces of new and old with a choir of 30 local teenagers, kids and lots of special guests. This is sure to [...]

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Michael Harding at the Theatre Royal

Author, playwright and Irish Times columnist Michael Harding is on his travels again to read from his latest book, ‘On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist’ and will reach the Theatre Royal on Thursday, February 21st (8pm). Michael is hugely popular with audiences around the country and regularly tours with his unique show, reading from his books [...]

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City centre being “held to ransom”

A LOCAL Councillor claims Waterford city centre is being “held to ransom” by a British pub chain. Speaking at the January Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Cha O’Neill (Ind) pointed out the number of vacant premises in the city centre including Flanagan’s Fish Shop and Sam McCauley’s. He sought clarity on [...]


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Mixed news on the social housing front

LOCAL Councillors received mixed news on social housing across the county at recent Council meetings. At the January Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Sharon Carey (FG) expressed concern at the lack of social housing planned for the Estuary area. “Unless I’m missing something, there is no social housing planned for Cheekpoint and [...]

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Court challenge for Ard Rí fails

A legal bid by a director of the Treacy’s Hotel Group attempting to force a receiver to sell her the site of the former Ard Rí Hotel has failed in the High Court. It may clear the way for development on the 20-acre site, which has been delayed since it emerged in April 2017 that [...]

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Rents rise by 16 % in city

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the year to December 2018, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie. While this marks another record high in national average rents, the rate of increase is the slowest in almost three years. The average monthly rent nationwide during the final quarter of 2018 [...]

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TDs raise Airport runway extension as wait continues

Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to progress a proposal to upgrade and extend the runway at Waterford Regional Airport.The airport has been in limbo since 2016 when the Belgian parent of the VLM airline went bankrupt. It’s currently home to the Irish Coastguard Search And Rescue helicopter, along with [...]

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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.