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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 [...]

A Mother’s Love and Campaign for Justice

Sunday November 15th marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, when bereaved families come together in solidarity and support Sunday November 15th is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and, as part of this annual global initiative, a local event has been held in Waterford for the past number of years. Local [...]

Culture on the coast

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, all involved with Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre are looking forward to a bright future The old Irish seanfhocal ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ is included on a Covid-19 information board at the entrance to the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. This adage tells us that ‘There is no [...]

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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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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Will Connors’ Waterford Connections

Jordan Norris A Leinster and Ireland star, and a man of Stradbally roots – Will Connors’ rise to prominence in recent weeks has been welcomed from all corners of the country. The 24-year-old openside flanker starred on his Ireland debut in their Six Nations’ victory over Italy, taking man-of-the-match accolades and seeing his performance rewarded with another [...]


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All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Waterford reach knockout stages for third year running Waterford 2-17 Westmeath 0-10 Thomas Keane Waterford recorded a resounding 13-point win over Westmeath at Mullingar on Sunday afternoon last to reach the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the third year in a row. Waterford will now face Tipperary, for the second time in three years, [...]

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All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship

Dubs survive Déise test Dublin 0-17 Waterford 1-10 Waterford’s interest in this year’s All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship is over after just one game, but not without giving a Dublin side chasing a fourth All-Ireland Title in a row a massive fright in Baltinglass. Mick Bohan’s Dublin had a fantastic start to the game as they went [...]

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2020 Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final

DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER Brian Flannery Waterford hope to bridge a ten-year gap on Sunday to claim the Munster senior hurling title in this strangest of hurling seasons. The Covid19 pandemic saw a redrafting of the hurling championship with a return to a previous structure with Waterford fortunate to be drawn straight into a semi-final against Cork. This [...]

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Fairyhouse win for Klassy Kay

On the same day that Joseph O’Brien won the Melbourne Cup with Twilight Payment, there was also racing at Fairyhouse on Tuesday and Willie Mullins saddled Klassy Kay to win the Jetaway.ie At Artic Tack Stud Handicap Hurdle in the hands of reigning champion jockey Paul Townend. On her first start for handler Mullins, 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.