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The Suir Bridge and M9: one of the largest infrastrctural developments to ever benefit both Waterford and South Kilkenny. 	| Photo: Joe Cashin

The Suir Bridge and M9: one of the largest infrastrctural developments to ever benefit both Waterford and South Kilkenny. | Photo: Joe Cashin

The green in beautiful Stradbally. 		| Photo: Eoin Murphy

The green in beautiful Stradbally. | Photo: Eoin Murphy

Seahorse Tragedy: Flares are lit in memory of those who perished in Tramore Bay in 1816.

Seahorse Tragedy: Flares are lit in memory of those who perished in Tramore Bay in 1816.

Craig Breen, Packie Bonner and Sean O\' Brien at the Beat Sports Awards.

Craig Breen, Packie Bonner and Sean O\' Brien at the Beat Sports Awards.

The theme of Carrick Camera Club\'s Photograph of the Year competition was \'Autumn Leaves\', and this shot by Harry Littlewood was the joint winner of the Intermediate section.

The theme of Carrick Camera Club\'s Photograph of the Year competition was \'Autumn Leaves\', and this shot by Harry Littlewood was the joint winner of the Intermediate section.

At the Park Hotel Sports Star 2015 Gala Banquet was October Monthly Award winner Shauna O\'Brien with her Mum Angela.

At the Park Hotel Sports Star 2015 Gala Banquet was October Monthly Award winner Shauna O\'Brien with her Mum Angela.

The Vee Bistro celebrates 10 years in business: Proprietors of The Vee Bistro, Derek and Catherine O\'Sullivan with Head Chef, Tom Doyle and their children Josh and Dylan O\'Sullivan and Waitress Theresa Donnelly.

The Vee Bistro celebrates 10 years in business: Proprietors of The Vee Bistro, Derek and Catherine O\'Sullivan with Head Chef, Tom Doyle and their children Josh and Dylan O\'Sullivan and Waitress Theresa Donnelly.

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News


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CHAOS AT UHW

Dozens of surgeries at Ardkeen cancelled due to overcrowding The wife of a 70-year-old man whose heart surgery at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was one of dozens of procedures cancelled last week because of overcrowding has said families are living under enormous strain because of chaos in the health system. Meanwhile, figures provided to The Munster Express [...]

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Vote NOW for The Munster Express

The Munster Express and the Copper Coast Geopark have been shortlisted for the ‘Community Impact Award’ as part of this year’s ‘Get Involved’ competition. Please vote online to support this local project! www.get-involved.ie/voting

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Construction workers down tools at West Pharma site

Up to 60 construction workers at the new West Pharma site on the Carrickphierish Road downed tools on Monday morning in a dispute over pay. The trades workers and labourers, who are employed by various contractors and sub-contractors, say they are taking the unofficial action because they are not receiving the overtime or wet-time rate that [...]

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‘Summerval’ would boost the city’s all-year profile

A summer festival in Waterford mirroring the highly-successful Winterval has been proposed to Waterford City and County Council. At the Metropolitan District’s January meeting, Winterval CEO Barry Monaghan said ‘Summerval’ had enormous potential to maximise the local tourism offering during the summer months. Noting that every Saturday of the recent Winterval was a ‘washout’ became of inclement [...]

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Foster Home Horror

Criminal negligence charges may be pursued by Gardai Gardaí are investigating if they can take a criminal negligence case against health service officials for failing to react to allegations of rape and physical abuse of children and adults with severe intellectual disabilities at a local foster home over a 25-year period. And both the Taoiseach and Garda [...]


BREAKING NEWS


Gardai to investigate health service staff.
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Body found in search for missing student.
Michelle Clancy.
Old gasworks bridge to be restored.
Michelle Clancy
Insulate homes and save billions.
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HOMELESS STAT SPAT: TD's differing views over what defines homelessness.
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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.

Sport


HURLEY & BARR IN A SILVER SPLIT

Park Hotel Supreme Sports Stars for 2015: Gary Hurley and Thomas Barr. See Sport 12 and 13 for Sean Byrne’s photos from a star-studded night. 25th PARK HOTEL AWARDS PRODUCES JOINT WINNERS The Silver Anniversary edition of the Park Hotel Sports Star Awards, held on Saturday night last, yielded joint winners in [...]


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HURLERS’ ROUTINE WIN IN KILLARNEY

Munster Senior Hurling League Kerry 0-8 Waterford 0-17 Tony Ryan at Fitzgerald Stadium Derek McGrath and his selectors utilised their final fixture in the Munster League as a training camp, including Saturday’s League win over Kerry, and a second match on Sunday morning in Tralee, with a completely different 15 facing the Kingdom. Waterford fielded their [...]

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Deise aim to go one better

Ladies National Football League Division 3 Waterford v Tipperary (Saturday, 2pm. Venue TBC) Thomas Keane reports All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Champions Waterford play their first competitive game of 2016 on Sunday afternoon when they take on Tipperary in the first round of this years National Football League campaign. Waterford have reached the division three final in the last two years [...]

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DEISE TARGETING A WINNING START

National Football League Division Four Wicklow v Waterford (Sunday, 2pm) Thomas Keane reports Travelling to Aughrim to play Wicklow on their own patch is never an easy task but Tom McGlinchey’s Waterford are aiming to open their National League campaign with a win over Johnny McGee’s charges for the second successive season. Twelve months ago the sides also [...]

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DJ Carey talks about managing expectation

Cats legend backs Waterford to take next step DJ Carey believes a long-awaited All-Ireland senior hurling title ‘is not far away’ for Waterford, but has also spoken about the need for supporters in particular to manage expectations about the Deise’s Championship chances. Speaking at the WLRfm/Granville Hotel GAA Awards, the five-time All-Ireland winner expressed his wish to [...]

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Wildcats hobble to victory

WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE University of Limerick 71 Maxol WIT Wildcats 74 Maxol WIT Wildcats hobbled over the winning line with a 71-74 victory away to University of Limerick last Saturday night. Both teams were evenly matched in the early stages with many fine scores coming from UL Americans Kelsey Harris and Sarah Benedetti, which were matched by [...]

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Collins Signs Three New Players

Waterford United manager Roddy Collins has signed three new players ahead of the new season. Striker PhillyGorman (34) left-full back Sean Byrne (25) and Roddy Collins `Jnr all agreed terms with the club. Roddy Collins expressed his delight with his new additions. “Philly is a lad I had at Athlone and he scored 20 goals [...]

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COSTIN’S WORDS OF WISDOM The Waterford Credit Unions couldn’t have found a more inspirational athlete than Jamie Costin to address the 12 monthly winners of the juvenile athletics awards at the presentation ceremony last Saturday. The West Waterford athlete, whose event was the gruelling 50k walk, spoke directly to the young as he regaled them with stories [...]

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Great turnout for Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation teamed up once again with the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships to organise the Operation Transformation National Walks. Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted that despite the cold weather, participants turned up in their masses to start their transformation. The walk started at the Regional Sports Centre where 300 plus eager participants [...]

Entertainment


Katch adds personality to Online Dating

According to today’s research, the most common concerns online dating sites users have, are “How can he judge me from a photograph?”, or “Omg, the photos she showed me online are nothing like her in real life!”. If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, then Katch is there for you. In today’s world finding [...]

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THE HOWTH GUN-RUNNING AND THE WATERFORD DECOY

Shane Browne reports Ahead of Waterford’s 1916 centenary celebrations, Shane Browne describes how a local decoy was central to the success of the Howth gun-running two years earlier… The audacious landing of 900 Mauser rifles at Howth harbour on 26th July, 1914 reverberated throughout Ireland. While the exploit was not as large as the Ulster Volunteer Force’s [...]

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REPUBLIK PRESENT BEN KLOCK

RePublik are delighted to present one of the biggest techno DJs in the world on Wednesday March 16th. Charting in the top 10 DJs for the past number of years is testament to the talent his possesses, Ben is a firm favourite on these shores. Doors open at the earlier time of 10.00pm and it [...]

Waterford family of craftsmen makes the cut!

The Sexton family has been designing bespoke craft kitchens and furniture for almost 25 years. However, a new product from this highly talented team, comprising of father Declan and sons David and Michael, is a beautifully crafted solid hard wood chopping board which is now available in Waterford’s Medieval Museum, in the heart of [...]

American Civil War 150th Anniversary marked in Kilrossanty

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary Celebration was held at the Old Graveyard (RC) Kilrossanty on Sunday, 25th October. The opening address was given by the Cathaoirleach for the Comeragh District Cllr Liam Brazil who commenced by welcoming all who had gathered. He gave an overview of Meagher’s genealogy from their eviction in Tipperary, their [...]

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GSK Dungarvan to represent Ireland at European Awards

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) in Dungarvan has been selected to represent Ireland at the European Business Environment Awards later this year. It follows from the Company’s recent success in winning the IBEC Environment Awards, in which is was recognised for creating a special map to monitor and reduce carbon emissions. Kevin Meehan, GSK’s Engineering Director, says [...]


City rents rise by almost 10%

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2015, the largest three-month increase since early 2007, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie. The increase in rents comes ahead of Government measures to limit increases in rents. The national average rent between July and September was €964, compared [...]

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Finance Q&A…

Mr TE writes: “A year ago my wife and I sold our house and moved in with my 60 year old widowed mother. We used our own money to create a granny flat for her. She has agreed to sell us the house, worth €400,000 and to accept €250,000. Will we have to pay [...]

Tax free gift vouchers up to €500

According to Waterford TD and Minister of State Paudie Coffey: “The Finance Bill announced that employers will be able to gift vouchers of up to €500, tax free and on Friday last it was confirmed that this measure has come into effect and will apply to all voucher purchased since October 22nd. “It is very welcome [...]

Council gets Budget bailout – but still has to find over €400,000

Waterford City & County Council has received €700,000 in funding from the Department of the Environment, in the wake of the €1.1 million ‘hole’ that appeared in the Council’s budget following the unanticipated telecoms revaluation. While the funding will be welcomed at City Hall, the Council still faces an unexpected shortfall of €434,000 which it shall [...]

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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.