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Confusion among FF members on Gov talks

• Cullinane says FF ‘lack confidence’ • Strong belief that FF-FG deal will be ‘hammered’ by grassroots Eoghan Dalton Reports Confusion reigns among the grassroots of Fianna Fáil as to the party’s future post-election. Despite ending up with the most seats nationally, members are divided on what [...]

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North Quays funding needed by end of March

Eoghan Dalton Reports Funding must be delivered for the North Quays by the end of March, according to the chief executive of Waterford City and County Council (WCCC).Promises surrounding the project’s future were a part of Fine Gael’s pre-election pledges doubts over funding for key elements of the project including relocating the train station and the [...]

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Lament for the simple milk bottle as council bans single use plastics

Eoghan Dalton Reports One of the greatest disasters that ever struck this country was when it stopped using milk bottles, a Council meeting heard last week. Veteran Councillor James Tobin (FF) lamented the switch to single use plastic during the gathering in City Hall: “Milk tastes an awful lot better out of a glass bottle and [...]

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UHW cath lab relocates to UPMC Whitfield

The cath lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) has relocated to UPMC Whitfield for the next 15 weeks.The move is to facilitate the upgrade of equipment.The cath lab was closed on Friday last, February 14th, for essential maintenance and as the team from UHW relocated to the Cork Road.A spokesperson for UHW told The Munster [...]


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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.

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New look Blues rock Saints

League of Ireland Premier Division St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Waterford FC 1 Waterford FC began the new season in style on Friday night last when they dug deep to deny St Patrick’s Athletic at Inchicore. The Blues, who beat the Saints twice at Richmond Park last year, fielded eight players making their debut and with veteran keeper [...]


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Carton and McGrath deliver UL five-in-a-row

Ashbourne Cup Final University of Limerick 3-14 University College Cork 0-12 Daragh Ó Conchúir Reports UL became the fifth college to complete the UPMC Ashbourne Cup five-in-a-row, emerging deserving winners over a gutsy but outgunned UCC at WIT Arena in Carriganore on Sunday. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Leesiders, who have been UL’s victims on each [...]

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Déise downed in dreadful conditions

Ladies Football League, Division 1 Mayo 0-6 Waterford 0-2 Waterford’s Senior Ladies Football team braved the elements in Swinford on Sunday afternoon last but made the long trip home empty handed as they suffered a second defeat in this year’s National Football League against a Mayo side that had beaten Donegal and lost to Dublin in the opening [...]

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Stormy Weather blows fixtures away

Brian Flannery Storm Dennis caused havoc with the weekend’s fixtures with Waterford’s trip to Limerick first postponed from the original Saturday afternoon slot to Sunday afternoon before eventually being cancelled altogether.The Waterford hurlers were already on the team bus waiting to depart on Saturday afternoon when news of the postponement came through and again on Sunday [...]

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Akin Odimayo and Andre Burley sign on loan from Reading FC.

Waterford FC last week announced the loan signings of Akin Odimayo and Andre Burley from Reading FC.Akin, 20, made his full debut with the Reading senior squad back in August 2019 against Plymouth to become the 53rd player to graduate from the Royals Academy. Akin also lined out nine times for the Royals U23’s this [...]

Entertainment


Sleeping Beauty from Bolshoi Ballet

(Theatre Royal, Saturday, February 29th) This February the Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child’s favourite fairy-tale to the Theatre Royal stage with very special Guest Soloists from the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet. This is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score. Experience stunning choreography, breath-taking costumes and vibrant sets which will [...]

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Pat Coldrick plays at Theatre Royal

After a hugely successful 2019, including a sell-out show with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Pat Coldrick is taking to the highways and byways of Ireland for a nationwide tour this year. Pat Coldrick is an Irish classical guitarist and composer who has been working for the past six years at home [...]

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Garter Lane announces new Artists in Residence

2020 is shaping up to be a very big year for Garter Lane Arts Centre with the announcement of two big Artist in Residence Awards supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Waterford City & County Council. Dee Grant will be returning as Dance Artist in Residence and Deirdre Dwyer returns to her hometown [...]

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European Parliament fails to back Green bid to reject EU fossil fuel projects

Last week, the European Parliament voted against a Greens/EFA group motion to reject a list of energy infrastructure projects eligible for EU funding. The list, known as the 4th PCI (projects of common interest) list, includes the Shannon LNG project and 54 other fossil fuel projects. MEPs Grace O’Sullivan and Ciarán Cuffe, alongside their European colleagues [...]


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Jysk to open its first store in Waterford

Danish home retailer, JYSK, has announced full details of its first store to open in Waterford. On Thursday, 27th February at 9am, the people of Waterford will be able to shop the global homewares brand in the former BuyLo building at Unit 3/4 Boland’s Retail Park, Cork Road, Waterford. Bringing lots of new jobs to [...]

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‘Devonshire Day’ announced at Lismore Castle

Devonshire Cream Tea will be served for ‘Devonshire Day’ this year on Mother’s Day Sunday, March 22nd at Lismore Castle in County Waterford. Guests to the castle on the day can take a unique opportunity to enjoy Devonshire Cream Tea in the Pugin Room and experience a preview tour of Lismore Castle’s Spring Gardens. [...]

Mentalist to unleash hacks to business success during Local Enterprise Week

With a jam-packed programme of 21 events taking place throughout Waterford during Local Enterprise Week from March 2nd to 6th, Mind Magic your Business is guaranteed to be a big attraction for entrepreneurs and business owners. On Wednesday March 4th, this evening event is presented by Waterford native and world-renowned mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry [...]

Munster Vales unveils inspiring new website

Munster Vales members officially launched the new website www.munstervales.com on February 13th at the heritage and spiritual attraction St Patrick’s Well, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Munster Vales new website is a visually vibrant site that promotes the authentic geographical area as a consistent brand increasing the socio-economic benefits of tourism to the region whilst providing an [...]

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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.