WEEK IN PHOTOS
Niamh Molloy and Jack Flavin at Our Lady of Mercy Debs

Niamh Molloy and Jack Flavin at Our Lady of Mercy Debs

Aaron Hayes and David Magaleas at St. Declan\'s N.S on their first day

Aaron Hayes and David Magaleas at St. Declan\'s N.S on their first day

Harvest Festival in Waterford City. Pictured ready for Harvest are Carmel Brennan from Waterford with her daughters Sadbh and Aoife enjoying a  selection of food on offer.

Harvest Festival in Waterford City. Pictured ready for Harvest are Carmel Brennan from Waterford with her daughters Sadbh and Aoife enjoying a selection of food on offer.

Larry(Bam Bam)Durand at Donal O’Connor Cycle.

Larry(Bam Bam)Durand at Donal O’Connor Cycle.

Conor Donegan and Jack Power Waterpark College Junior Cert results.

Conor Donegan and Jack Power Waterpark College Junior Cert results.

Waterford captain Shauna Fitzgerald receiving the cup from Sheila O’Donoghue

Waterford captain Shauna Fitzgerald receiving the cup from Sheila O’Donoghue

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News


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Wyse relishing life in politics

Jealous rivals or female fans? I’ll leave you decide,” boldly comments Waterford City East Councillor, Adam Wyse on the several posters that vanished during his local election campaign. From the outset, it seems that Ireland’s youngest Councillor is providing a welcome freshness to an otherwise sombre political scene. A brief of Adam’s achievements makes for fascinating [...]

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Vandals ransack churches in Tramore and Faithlegg

wo churches in Waterford were vandalised at the weekend, with windows broken, flooring ripped up, skirting removed from walls and chalices thrown about. The communities of both the Church of Ireland Christ Church in Tramore and the Roman Catholic St Nicholas Church in Faithlegg rowed in to assist with the clean-up operations at their respective places [...]

John Hearne: driven on several fronts

Sinn Féin City and County Councillor John Hearne is a campaigner and activist on several fronts, both at home and abroad. Speaking to The Munster Express, Cllr Hearne has spoken about how local politicians and local communities need to work together to curb anti-social behaviour and criminality, an issue we touched on in last week’s installment. Matters [...]

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New Justice Minister to consider ‘the Forgotten’

ustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has made contact with the Waterford-based Committee For The Forgotten, reviving hopes for the prompt establishment of a DNA database which could lead the identification of body parts retrieved from the Irish coast. The Munster Express understands that much of the Committee’s initial interaction with the Department of Justice ‘slipped through the [...]


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Sport


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‘Kittens’ claims seventh Under-14 hurling crown

Tony Forristal/Sonny Walsh Tournament 2014 Kilkenny 2-16 Galway 2-5 A mere two months ago, there were whispers of a crisis in Kilkenny underage hurling. The Cats’ Under-21 side lost for a second year running to Wexford and their Minor side had suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Dublin in the Leinster Championship. Well, how things change on Noreside [...]


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Jim Power U-14 Inter-County Football Tournament

The Waterford team who took part in the annual Jim Power U-14 Inter – County Football Tournament recently in Bushy Park, Dungarvan sponsored by the Power Family, Kilmacthomas in conjunction with County Bord na nÓg. Photo: Rory Wyley.

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New boys get off the mark

aterford Premier League Waterford Crystal 0 St Joseph’s 1 Matt Keane They may have left it late but St Joseph’s recorded their first ever victory in the Waterford Premier League at the RSC on Sunday last. Following their excellent draw with champions Carrick United in midweek the Saints knew that this was a massive match against a team [...]

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Roanmore crowned Junior Champions

he first adult championship up for decision this year was played on Saturday last against Roanmore and Ferrybank. Both of these clubs have only entered the Junior championship relatively recently so it was encouraging to see these teams compete for the County title. The two teams knew each other fairly well over recent times as they had [...]

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The Power Returns

It would appear that the demise of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, widely reported following his early World Championship exit last December, has been greatly exaggerated, as his outstanding career now appears to be firmly back on track.

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De La Salle crowned Munster Champions

De La Salle repeated their victory over CBS Sexton Street, Limerick of last year (Under 17) when they won the Munster Under 19 School’s Cup in Roscrea on Wednesday last. First half goals from Aaron O’Connor, Daniel Pender and a James Brown penalty gave them yet another glorious day in the honour laden sports history of the school. Sexton [...]

Entertainment


Kilkenny Arts Festival 2014 set to attract 40,000 visitors

OVER 40,000 people are expected to attend the 41st Kilkenny Arts Festival, which kicked off on Friday last and runs through to this Sunday, August 17th.


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Origami workshops

Fancy learning how to create amazing things with paper? Kathleen Power will show you how it’s done at Ferrybank Library at a series of free classes which start at 11am on Wednesday, 6th August and run for three weeks. Please note these classes are for adults only.

Summer Sessions at Ardkeen Library

Summer Sessions continues in Ardkeen Library for August, with more talks and workshops on Alternative Therapies and Self-Help Methods to keep you positive, strong and active. Talks for August include Hypnosis with Trevor Eivers, Core Fitness with Phyl Mooney, Elite Ladies Fitness and Chakra Balance Dance with Fernando Cancho and all talks will be [...]

Autumn at RePublik

IN what has been their biggest year yet, RePublik continue to bring some of the biggest DJs in the world to Crystal Waterford and the next couple of months are no exception. Next up on Saturday, 16th August is deep house maestro Lake People who will make his Irish debut with his incredible live [...]

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Polish Tuesdays

The Aprassa indoor market, 35 Patrick Street, will host a Polish art craft and food market every Tuesday commencing 12th August. The event will run throughout the whole Summer from 9.30 till 4pm and feature great food stalls, with lots of artisan products, home ware art or simply browse among the locally produced crafts and [...]

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A bumper summer in Tramore!

The fantastic weather experienced throughout the summer had many from near and afar travelling to Tramore to the delight of local business owners. This year’s spectacular weather has seen queues becoming commonplace for many shops, with parking spaces at a premium. Dooly’s fish and chip shop has been associated with summer trips to Tramore for many years. Owner [...]


Waterford Firms Awarded Major Education Services Contract

Waterford based IT company, HCS Business Solutions, are very proud to announce we have been awarded a significant Managed IT contract to provide IT services to the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board.

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Waterford’s 33.9% Increase in Car Sales

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Waterford have increased by 33.9 per cent for the first half of 2014.

Hardware Merchants Seeing Strong Growth

Munster hardware merchants are seeing a stronger growth in business activity but the growth is below the national average.

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NAMA Chair Enthused by Michael Street Development

NAMA Chairman Frank Daly believes the Michael Street development will improve the local property industry and assist in Waterford’s economic recovery.

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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.