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160 years of The Munster Express

Messages of congratulations have been sent to The Munster Express as the newspaper celebrates 160 years. The newspaper, which was first printed on July 7th 1860, has prevailed during many challenging times including wars, recessions and now the current Covid-19 crisis. Launched by Joseph Fisher, The Munster Express started on New Street, Waterford. After his death, his sons [...]

UPMC New Methods Aid Cancer Treatment In South-East

Jordan Norris Cancer patients in Waterford and across the south-east have received a welcome boost over the past weeks with news of a new advanced radio surgery system available at the Bons Secour Cork Cancer Centre. Cancer patients with difficult-to-reach brain, spine, lung and other rumours are now benefitting from one of the world’s most advanced stereotactic [...]

Eric Sweeney, RIP

Eric Sweeny, composer, organist, conductor and educator passed away peacefully at this home on Tuesday last, July 21st. Born in Dublin in 1948, he studied music at Trinity College Dublin and organ at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome. Sweeney was director of the RTÉ Singers from 1978 to 1981 and also lectured in TCD [...]

160th Anniversary. 1980s – a time of change

The 1980s saw a change in economic conditions from boom to recession. Politically, the Northern Troubles were still causing deaths but not at the same rate as the early seventies. Political instability in the South saw a number of elections. Elections were often good for newspapers with advertising by political parties and a public eager for local news [...]

Alarming Increase In Dog Thefts

Michele Quinlivan (WSPCA) There has been an alarming increase in the number of dogs reported missing and robbed over the last few months around the country. A few have been reunited with their families but sadly the majority have not been found. It is believed that thieves are targeting dogs due an increased demand for pets [...]


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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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Coach in the Corner: Perri Williams, St Senans AC

Perri Williams has been involved in athletics since her dad formed St Senans AC in 1977. Perri has competed nationally and internationally since her first All-Ireland championships at the age of 12 and although a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and sjogrens disease in the late 1980’s forced a premature retirement, she is still involved in athletics [...]


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Thomas Ahern Named Among World Rugby’s Top Prodigies

Jordan Norris Ardmore man Thomas Ahern has been named among world rugby’s top prodigies in a list released this week which ranks the top 50 U-20 stars in the world. Ahern, who plays for Munster Academy and stands at 6’9 – comes in at 15th on the list following a spate of outstanding performances for Ireland of [...]

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Déise display battling qualities despite defeat

Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s second defeat in the National Hurling League while not unexpected showed again the battling qualities of this new look Waterford side.Liam Cahill and his management team opted for nine changes from the narrow defeat to Tipperary for the trip to Limerick. They rolled the dice somewhat safe in the knowledge that win [...]

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All Quiet on the GAA Scene

Thomas Keane The G.A.A. is set to experience its biggest headache in its 136 year history after it was forced to suspend all playing and training activities until March 29 at the earliest due to the Coronavirus. For the G.A.A. to face periods where no games are played is not a new thing. In the past we [...]

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“He (Griffin) does that in training all of the time”. Alan Reynolds

When Shane Griffin scored the stoppage time winner Alan Reynolds jumped higher than he had ever jumped before. The Blues manager had pulled a rabbit out of his hat and needless to say the Tramore native was in great spirits when he spoke after the match. “We were on the front foot and put them under [...]

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New contract for Jayson Molumby

Brighton and Hove Albion have handed a new three-and-a-half contract to the Cappoquin born midfielder. The new deal will keep him at the club until June 2023. The Republic of Ireland captain joined the club in 2016 and made his first-team debut in a League Cup game against Barnet in 2017. He then played in the [...]

Entertainment


The Isolation Organisation Challenge!

https://www.glitterball.ie/ The world has become a very different place since my last article, who’d have thought I’d be writing this, and you’d be reading this in isolation? Like the song says “It’s a mad world”! Nevertheless, life goes on and there are always positives to be taken from a bad situation. In this case there are [...]

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The Munster Bookshelf with Mary Crowley

As we slip into summer during these unusual times with changed routines, there is an abundance of online courses and resources available to keep us mentally challenged.   The Munster Bookshelf, is as always, delighted to share a varied selection of recommended reads for all ages. My first featured Author has written not one, but two [...]

Birthday tributes to Mary Allen (90)

Warm birthday tributes have been sent to Waterford native Mary Allen – a stalwart of the Irish community in London. Mary (née Aulsberry), a native of Kilmeaden and resident in Camden, London celebrates her 90th birthday this Wednesday, May 13th. Mary emigrated to the UK in 1948. Arriving in England on 5th May, she began work on [...]

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Winthrop Engineering rebrands as Weltec Engineering

The rebranding of Weltec (formerly Winthrop Engineering) will help the company confirm its position as a leading engineering and process contractor. Darragh Martin, Marketing Manager, Weltec writes what the rebrand means for its clients. This year has been an important year for Waterford-headquartered Weltec. A recent name change for the firm will help it set out [...]


What is a Foot Health Practitioner?

It’s not really a term we are used to hearing, but a Foot Health Practitioner is a person qualified in looking after routine foot ailments. We are fully qualified in taking care of your nails, corns, callused skin as well carrying out ongoing treatment plans for ingrown toenails and fungal infections. We believe Foot Health [...]

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Rapid Cabs marks 21 years

On March 5th Rapid Cabs celebrated its 21st anniversary in business. Just about the time people started talking about the millennium bug the O’Brien family in Waterford had more important things on their minds.It was 1999, they had just changed their name from City Cabs to Rapid Cabs, had five taxi drivers and while they had [...]

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Serial Entrepreneur Louise Grubb launches new podcast series

A brand new podcast series has been launched in Ireland, ‘The Business of Science’ shares insights, career journeys, the start-up phase and behind the scenes from one of Ireland’s most successful business sectors.The multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur Louise Grubb hosts the new series where she meets some of the key people behind Ireland’s global success in [...]

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Property Partners lands in Waterford City

Property Partners Phelan Herterich has officially opened its new office in the heart of Waterford city. Deirdre Phelan, a long-established and highly regarded estate agent in the city, has joined forces with Barry Herterich who already has a successful Property Partners practice in Tramore. Deirdre has an outstanding record in sales together with a strong background [...]

SPANISH TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS SAY ‘OLÉ’ TO IRELAND

Spanish travel professionals say ‘Olé’ to Waterford

A leading Spanish tour operator, Catai, and some of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Waterford – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The travel professionals were here to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do here for Spanish holidaymakers. Some of the highlights from their action-packed itinerary [...]

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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.