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Ard Rí Revival

Kieran Walsh & Justine Dwyer City landmark set for five star rebirth Waterford’s run of good luck continued this week with the news that one of the city’s most iconic buildings – the Ard Rí Hotel – will be revamped into a multi million Euro four or five star, 150-room hotel. After over a decade in [...]

A kind stranger in a city centre store…

AN ORDINARY shopping trip to a city centre store turned into an extra special occasion for one Waterford woman last week. Caroline Whelan from Faha, Kilmacthomas was in Debenhams, City Square on Wednesday afternoon last when she received a phone call from Cork University Hospital (CUH) in relation to her husband’s ongoing battle with a brain [...]

“Reconfiguring Flour Mill is economically impossible”

Finding a suitable function for the Hennebique-designed Flour Mill on Waterford’s North Quay, which is now set for demolition as part of the €300 million Al Hokair development, has proven ‘economically impossible’. That’s the contention of City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh. Speaking to The Munster Express, Mr Walsh said that this was partly [...]


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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.


Deise’s Liam Dream

Sean Power challenges Under-21 champions to go to the next level Sean Power has called on the players he has managed to All-Ireland Hurling glory at Minor and Under-21 levels to complete the set and end the county’s long wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Speaking to MC Kieran O’Connor at last Sunday night’s Victory [...]

Brilliant Barr exceeds 2016 expectations

Barr’s brilliance lights up the The excitement was palpable and the sense of anticipation intense as crowds of excited athletics supporters crowded into The Cove on the afternoon Thursday, August 18th. The occasion of course was the final of the men’s 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics with Thomas Barr in the line-up. An Irish athlete [...]

New blue dawn after ‘Annus Horribilis’

It would be fair to say that the past year has not been a vintage one both on and off the field. Waterford United never really got going in the First Division and at times it was impossible to keep track on what players were coming and going. John O’Sullivan resigned from his position as [...]


The Key Regimes impress at GOMA

Photography by Matthew.ie Waterford based song-writing duo Leigh Furnival and Colm Duggan have spent the last 18 months carefully developing their unique sound and live show. Before relocating to Waterford, Leigh was deeply involved in the music scene in Northern England, while Colm cut his musical path in New York City. The vibrant and diverse music [...]

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Elizabeth Howard: Painting the Town Red

Delving deep into the Red Kettle archives Dónal O’Flynn Tramore woman Elizabeth Howard, a student of Waterford Institute of Technology, has undertaken a doctoral research study into the history of the legendary but now sadly defunct Red Kettle Theatre Company. As a result of this work she is now about to present an exhibition of material from [...]


Emma Nolan: Bubbly on Beat!

Part Two Emma Nolan is one of the south east’s emerging broadcasting talents, and she filled us in on her burgeoning career with Beat 102-103 recently. “I’ve been presenting ‘The Takeover’ with Beat since September 2015. I am privileged to work on a show that allows so much of my own creativity and enables young [...]


Jenny Lannon, David Dunphy, Francis Dunphy, Sonia Dunphy and Bridget Dunphy.

The Rose Blooms In Mooncoin

Sonya Dunphy knows all about turning a negative into a positive. The Mooncoin woman who broke her neck in an accident a couple of years ago and was forced to give up work has just opened her own florist in the village and business is ‘blooming’! Married mother of two, worked for many years in local [...]

Council’s budget passed with amendments

LOCAL councillors have voted to accept the 2017 budget as recommended by Waterford City & County Council’s CEO – but with a number of amendments. At a reconvened statutory budget meeting held in City Hall last Tuesday December 6th, the majority of councillors voted to accept an amended 2017 budget after a number of adjournments. [...]

Professor Willie Donnelly, who has been re-appointed as President of WIT.

Willie Donnelly re-appointed as WIT President

Justine Dwyer On Thursday last, the Governing Body of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) appointed Professor Willie Donnelly as the President of the Institute, a role he had held on an interim basis since April 2015. Speaking about the appointment, Governing Body Chair Dick Langford welcomed Prof Donnelly’s appointment at what he said was a critical [...]

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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.