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One Big Step for Our City

Eoghan Dalton Reports The Waterford City and County Council CEO has said that the funding announcement for the redevelopment of the North Quays is a “big step” in the right direction, but cautioned that there are still several stages to go. “Is this a watershed moment? It’s a great help, is the way I’d put it,” said [...]


Bill Kenneally arrested and charged in relation to almost 100 new cases

Former Basketball coach Bill Kenneally, who was convicted last year of sexual offences against a number of Waterford youths, appeared before Waterford District Court, last week, in connection with almost new 100 new charges. Judge Kevin Staunton heard that Kenneally, who appeared in a suit and dark tie, had been arrested, charged and cautioned in relation [...]


Region’s TDs and Senators meet Health Minister to discuss UHW Cardiac Care

All 22 Oireachtas members from the South East met with Minister for Health Simon Harris on Wednesday last to discuss ongoing concerns about the lack of capacity in cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford and the need for a second permanent Cath Lab and 24/7 emergency cardiac care at the regional hospital. The Oireachtas members present [...]


Man repeatedly stabbed partner in face with knife

A Waterford man, who repeatedly stabbed his partner in the face with a knife during a “jealous row”, was found guilty by a Jury in the Circuit Court, last week of assaulting of causing of causing harm.Jamie Coughlan (38) with an address at Larchville, Waterford, was convicted after a three-day trial in which the victim [...]


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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.


Blue Moon Rising

On Friday afternoon, the rain came down in torrents and by 5.30pm, most people with any distance to travel reluctantly decided not to make the trip to the RSC. It was very understandable but they missed a thriller.In the end, 2,500 to 3,000 arrived in anticipation of history being made. Waterford FC were back in [...]

NFL Rd3 Waterford v Wexford

The Deise’s Time To Hang Tough

National Football League Division Four Waterford v Carlow The full-time whistle had just sounded at O’Moore Park. The wind was howling on a damp night in Portlaoise and Waterford’s senior footballers had just emptied the tank against Laois. Yet despite a terrific all-round effort, the Deisemen made for home that night without a point, a result [...]

NFL Rd5 Waterford v Carlow

Deise Show Mettle While Laois Prevail

National Football League Division Four Laois 0-18 Waterford 1-11 The best 35 minutes produced under Tom McGlinchey’s watch on away turf saw Waterford trail Laois by a single point as the sides went in for some welcome respite from the Saturday night chill in Portlaoise. But a dominant second half display, which included a run of six successive [...]


Deise’s Relegation Woes Deepened As Cats Find their Claws

Brian Flannery Reports With both sides rooted to the bottom of Division 1A of the League prior to Sunday’s throw-in, this was a derby of even greater consequence than usual. A dominant opening half display from Brian Cody’s Kilkenny laid firm foundations for this victory and a crucial second half goal from TJ Reid helped dissuade their [...]

All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Waterford v Kilkenny

A Game for the Ages

Dermot Keyes revisits the events of July 8th last, when Waterford ended a 58-year Championship hoodoo, outgunning Kilkenny by 4-23 to 2-22 in a rip-roaring All-Ireland Qualifier at Semple Stadium… Derek McGrath has often referred to the gladiatorial battle that Championship Hurling provides, and how right he was when it came to this heavyweight hurling contest [...]


All Together Now 2018 Announces First Wave of Acts

The ‘first chapter’ of acts which will feature at the inaugural ‘All Together Now’ festival, to be held at Curraghmore Estate (Portlaw) from August 3rd to 5th, was announced on Monday. Acts including Chaka Khan, Jimmy Cliff, Roisin Murphy, Underworld and Mogwai and The New Power Generation will play across 10 different stages over the [...]



The Belleford’s Rockabilly Sound from Ferrybank

Following a great gig at Tramore’s Raglan Road in January, Ferrybank-based Rockabilly band The Bellefords are going down a treat with audiences far and wide, across a range of festivals. Ann Cullen of The Bellefords was in touch to fill us in on the Rockabilly scene in the South East Their band includes [...]


Playing it Wright

Martina Collender loving the theatrical challenge “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (William Shakespeare – ‘As You Like It’) Martina Collender is riotously good company. And when we recently sat for a long overdue conversation, there were times when it felt like she couldn’t make many of her impassioned, [...]



Project Ireland 2040 will help transform Waterford

Ronan O Brien Reports (Executive, Southern Region CIF) The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) South East Branch warmly welcomed last Friday’s announcement of the National Planning Framework (‘Project Ireland 2040’) and the National Development Plan 2018-2027. Under the National Planning Framework (NPF) Waterford is designated as an urban centre for expansion, meaning the County will get extra attention [...]


“GroundHog Day” Concerns for WIT

Fears that the proposed upgrade of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to Technological University (TU) status could lead to a repeat of what occurred following the Institute’s previous academic elevation in 1997 have been aired in the Seanad. Speaking during the TU Bill (2015) debate on Tuesday last, Senator Paudie Coffey (FG) told Minister Mary [...]


“Buy a Brick” For New Hospice Unit

A new fundraising campaign to help Waterford Hospice reach its €6 million fundraising target for the two floor Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was aptly launched by Deise hurling star, Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh. With €4.5m already raised for the new 20-patient unit, Hospice Chairperson Danette Connolly praised the people of Waterford and South [...]


Deasy: “Massive diplomatic effort” needed on Brexit agri-food front

Impact across 6,000 Waterford jobs and €440m in local exports Fine Gael TD John Deasy says there needs to be “a massive diplomatic effort” to try to mitigate the effects of Brexit on the farming and agri-food sectors, which employ more than 6,000 people in Waterford alone. While there’s been an inevitable spotlight on the city around [...]


WIT’s 2030 Vision

Strategic Plan targets top 100 Young Universities ranking The Technological University of the South East (TUSE) aims to be within the world’s top 100 ‘Young Universities’ by 2030: that’s one of the myriad of objectives detailed in WIT’s Draft Strategic Plan (2018-2021). In the draft dated January 30th, the document’s introduction contends that the merged [...]

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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.