WEEK IN PHOTOS
Karen Lucas, Teresa Aherne, Marie Power and Fiona Walsh from Bank of Ireland, Waterford enjoying their hot cups of tea after they finished the Waterford Darkness Into Light Walk/Run in the RSC on Saturday morning.

Karen Lucas, Teresa Aherne, Marie Power and Fiona Walsh from Bank of Ireland, Waterford enjoying their hot cups of tea after they finished the Waterford Darkness Into Light Walk/Run in the RSC on Saturday morning.

Austin Gleeson produced another sensational display on Sunday last.

Austin Gleeson produced another sensational display on Sunday last.

Snapshots from Thurles. The suitably attired Anna and Ruth Browne.

Snapshots from Thurles. The suitably attired Anna and Ruth Browne.

Mirin Heazle, enjoying Waterford Lions Clubs Strictly Deise Dancing 2016.

Mirin Heazle, enjoying Waterford Lions Clubs Strictly Deise Dancing 2016.

Carrick Wheelers Patrick O Loughlin winning in Newcastle West. His dad Martin won the seniors race in Castlecomer.

Carrick Wheelers Patrick O Loughlin winning in Newcastle West. His dad Martin won the seniors race in Castlecomer.

Commeragh Rangers Ladies Gaelic Football are the latest Munster Express Team of the Month Winners.

Commeragh Rangers Ladies Gaelic Football are the latest Munster Express Team of the Month Winners.

Mary Flanagan and Derek Tebay, Blue Wall presenting the Paddy Flanagan Memorial Trophy to Mens winner, Frank Quinlan, Waterford AC.

Mary Flanagan and Derek Tebay, Blue Wall presenting the Paddy Flanagan Memorial Trophy to Mens winner, Frank Quinlan, Waterford AC.

Confirmations at St Saviours Ballybeg - Bishop Cullinan and Oran Stacey.

Confirmations at St Saviours Ballybeg - Bishop Cullinan and Oran Stacey.

Mooncoin Vintage Tractor Run. Tommy Long, Darragh Cahill, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, Scoliosis Advocacy Network.

Mooncoin Vintage Tractor Run. Tommy Long, Darragh Cahill, Claire Cahill and Michelle Long, Scoliosis Advocacy Network.

 Deputy Mayor Jason Murphy and Fionn Duffy.

Deputy Mayor Jason Murphy and Fionn Duffy.

Waterford Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF) obviously has his sights set on higher office as he took his seat on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at City Square Shopping Centre on Saturday last. Pity he didn\'t wear his robes! | Photo: Noel Browne

Waterford Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr Eamon Quinlan (FF) obviously has his sights set on higher office as he took his seat on the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones at City Square Shopping Centre on Saturday last. Pity he didn\'t wear his robes! | Photo: Noel Browne

Ciaran Byrne with Munster Rugby mascot ‘Oscar’ at BOI Ardkeen.

Ciaran Byrne with Munster Rugby mascot ‘Oscar’ at BOI Ardkeen.

Ella Power and family on Holy Communion Day in Tramore.

Ella Power and family on Holy Communion Day in Tramore.

A sunny Peter Donaldson in the registration room at the RSC.

A sunny Peter Donaldson in the registration room at the RSC.

Evanne Ní Chuilinn with Amelia Berry announcing details of GroMór.

Evanne Ní Chuilinn with Amelia Berry announcing details of GroMór.

De La Salle’s Shane McNulty and Ian Flynn climb higher than Ballygunner’s Tim O’Sullivan at Walsh Park on Saturday last. 		| Photos: Noel Browne

De La Salle’s Shane McNulty and Ian Flynn climb higher than Ballygunner’s Tim O’Sullivan at Walsh Park on Saturday last. | Photos: Noel Browne

High Flyer;  Áine O\'Callaghan.

High Flyer; Áine O\'Callaghan.

Thumbs up from David Phelan and Rory Foot.

Thumbs up from David Phelan and Rory Foot.

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News


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Council working off “blank canvas” for North Quay project

aterford City & County Council is working ‘from a blank canvas’ when it comes to the ultimate vision for the North Quay development, the draft planning scheme for which is due to be publicly displayed next Spring. In response to a detailed submission made by The Munster Express last week, the Council said that the artist’s [...]

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Waterford IT and Carlow merger “most likely option”

n ‘integration’ of Waterford and Carlow’s Institutes of Technology remains ‘the most likely option’ when it comes to the delivery of university status for the region. That’s the view which has been re-emphasised by Waterford TD David Cullinane (SF) in a discussion paper that’s been seen by The Munster Express ahead of its publication today (Tuesday). Deputy [...]

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Independent expert tasked with UHW Cardiology review

An independent expert has been appointed to conduct a review into cardiology services at University Hospital Waterford and assess the need to open a second cath lab. Dr Niall Herity, consultant cardiologist and clinical director of cardiology at the Belfast HSC Trust, will carry out the review outlined in the new Programme for Government. Minister for Skills [...]

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A Community Responds

s the name suggest, Community First Responder (CFR) schemes place a huge emphasis on community involvement. CFR schemes perform a hugely important role in communities throughout Ireland, fighting sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular disease. A great example of how community members and volunteerism are at the heart of CFR schemes can be seen in Kilmacthomas. The Kilmacthomas CFR [...]

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Waterford Chamber AGM hears: “there’s much to look forward to”

aterford Chamber elected its first ever French President, Laurent Borla, at the 229th AGM in the Granville Hotel held on Monday week last. Mr Borla has been an active member of Waterford Chamber for many years and said in his opening address that at this stage he is ‘nearly more Waterford than French’ having lived and [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Thousands raised at Mayor's Ball.
Kieran Walsh
Young Paddock Boys complete the double.
Matt Keane
IT merger is 'only option' for Waterford.
Michelle Clancy
HONOURS EVEN AS MULLANE SEES RED.
Brian Flannery
Homeless Crisis Deepens.
Dermot Keyes

THEY SAID


Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

Sport


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Men of Steel

“I believe one of the big lessons of sports for dedicated individuals and teams is that it shows us how hard work, and I mean hard work, does pay dividends. The dividend is not necessarily in outscoring an opponent. The guaranteed dividend is the complete peace of mind gained in knowing you did everything within [...]


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Waterford lower banner after 10 goal thriller

strong>Waterford 7-4 Clare 3-15 (After Extra Time) Waterford’s Under-14 ladies team overcame Clare in the Munster ‘C’ Final played in Mallow GAA complex on Saturday last after a hard fought battle in which no quarter was asked or given by either team. When the teams last met in the round robin series of games back in February a [...]

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Extra time agony for Deise Juniors

ipperary needed extra time to defeat Waterford in last Sunday’s Munster Junior Football Quarter Final at a sun-kissed Fraher Field. The home side at the break in normal time by 0-6 to 0-4 but they will know that they should have gone in holding a bigger advantage, as some poor shooting and a missed penalty by [...]

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Old Boro stave off resurgent Portlaw

romoted Portlaw came within a whisker of stunning Dungarvan at last Tuesday’s rescheduled Senior Hurling Championship at Walsh Park, as their compelling second half comeback fell agonisingly short. Trailing by 0-14 to 0-4 just moments into the second half, the Intermediate champions rallied, laying down a morale boosting marker for the remainder of the campaign, landing [...]

Entertainment


Waterford enters the new cruise season

ntohny Brophy reports: The first cruise ship of the season, Serenissima, arrived in Waterford on May 12th, on a garden cruise. She had come via the Scilly Isles and Glengarriff and then sailed from here to Penzance, Cornwall. Mount Congreve was the main feature at Waterford and no doubt the early evening sail down river in glorious [...]

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History in the Making

Michelle Clancy reports History in the Making – 1916 – A Waterford Perspective is a new documentary, to be broadcast on WLR FM at 6pm on Monday, 2nd May, that will explore the journey to 1916 from a Waterford perspective by anchoring Waterford in the year 1898, when Ireland celebrated its last centenary for a rebellion. Waterford [...]

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Wrecking the Rising

The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts & Entertainment Editor Wrecking the Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) is a new three-part comedy drama written by Waterford man James Phelan for TG4. t stars Peter Coonan (Fran from ‘Love/Hate’), Owen McDonnell and recent IFTA nominee Sean T O Meallaigh, playing three modern day re-enactors who are gearing up for a [...]

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REMEMBERING THE RISING

The story of the two men from the Ring Gaeltacht who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising was retold on TG4 last Sunday. The story looked at how Liam Ó Réagáin and Seán Ó Gríofáin were both working in a hardware shop in Maynooth and members of the Maynooth Volunteers when the rebellion began. They, along [...]

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Locally-made film screens in US

Bilingual film Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain, developed on the WIT/Nemeton Diploma TV Production course, screens in Boston next weekend, as part of the 16th Irish Film Festival there. The event will include 45 Irish produced features and shorts. Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain tells the story of how Ireland’s biggest Halloween Carnival [...]

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Gamers enter Dragons’ lair

Start-up gaming company, TreyBro, caught the attention of Dragons’ Den Gavin Duffy on tonight’s (Sunday, April 24th) programme, when the entrepreneur and communications consultant offered €60,000 investment for a 22.5% stake in the 12-month old company. The company was founded by Waterford twins Daniel and Michael Treyvaud and Tipperary native Patrick O’ Callaghan in April 2015. The [...]


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PART 1: HEALTH INSURANCE A YEAR AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF LIFETIME COMMUNITY RATING

This month last year an important personal finance decision had to be made by tens of thousands of adults over age 34 who were not already owners of private health insurance: “Do I bother to take out a policy, even one of the low value, low cost, hospital cover only ones or do I take [...]

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Irish innovation tops baby crash test

A new Irish child suit has come out top in a child car seat crash test carried out in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. Road deaths are the leading cause of child mortality in Ireland with road traffic collisions accounting for 36.7% of all child deaths. Two out of five children killed are passengers. If correctly installed [...]

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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.