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By Justine Dwyer “Unforgiveable”: that’s how Catherine Power described the circumstances in which brother Tom died – in the back of an ambulance en route to Cork for cardiac treatment on Father’s Day that could have saved his life. Tom, who was just 40, passed away in Dungarvan en route to Cork where he was to have [...]

Mayoral elections to be held this week

ATERFORD’S new Mayors will take office this week, with the AGM of Waterford City & County Council takes place this Thursday, June 29th at City Hall. The Munster Express understands that Dungarvan-based Cllr Pat Nugent (FG) is tipped to become the new Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, with his party colleague Cllr John Cummins [...]

Council management ‘doesn’t want’ Metropolitan Mayor

WATERFORD’S outgoing Metropolitan Mayor says he believes that Council management “don’t want” the position. Speaking to The Munster Express about his year as Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr John Hearne (SF) says he believes the role is viewed as causing “hassle” for Council officials and claims he was not included on a mailing list containing details of official [...]


By Justine Dwyer Waterford Airport will be back and open for commercial business, with flights to three UK cities resuming in late July. The green light has been given to flights to Luton, Birmingham and Manchester which will resume from Monday, July 24th with an inaugural service to London Luton departing at 7.15am. The services to London Luton, [...]

Waterford designated as unemployment blackspot

By Justine Dwyer Another blow was dealt to Waterford’s local economy last week with the news that the County has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. Coming only second to Limerick, the 2016 Census results have revealed that unemployment is still a massive problem in Waterford which has a rate of unemployment of 15.4% [...]


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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.



he skies were largely overcast as the 3,000-plus runners, joggers and walkers hit the streets and surrounds of Waterford City on Saturday morning last for the sixth annual Waterford Viking Marathon. And while the sun didn’t break through in a meaningful way until shortly before 1pm, as many marathon runners began to cross the line at [...]


o-one will ever put more pressure on Derek McGrath than Derek McGrath, even in the hyperrealism of an inter-county environment where managers have sights trained on them almost as rapidly as a misfiring Premier League ‘gaffer’. Even for a man as quoteworthy as McGrath is, he’ll not articulate that sense of self-generated pressure to a fourth [...]


Hurling Championship Proposals are revealed

Munster Championship Hurling could be back in Walsh Park in 2018 for the first time since 1996 under proposals published by the GAA last week under a new three-year trial. The new proposals would see the Munster and Leinster Championships played off on a round robin basis with five counties competing in both competitions. Central Council is [...]



ooking back to previous weekend we were lucky to get a ticket for the Champions league final, we carried a colour article last week. Due to pressure of space game the review is here now, probably the best match we have seen live in last decade or two. The classic Euro Champions League Final billing lived up [...]


By Brian Flannery he truncated nature of the inter-county season means it’s 11 weeks since Waterford exited the League up in Salthill when an experimental XV fell at the Quarter-Final stage to eventual winners Galway. Since then our senior hurlers have completed a couple of official challenge games against Limerick and Offaly and with further ‘behind closed [...]


Colm Toibin let loose on Lismore

capacity crowd at Lismore listened to novelist and academic Colm Toibin speak at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. Over 150 packed into the small theatre, located above the Heritage Centre with the audience travelling from across Waterford, Tipperary and Cork. The well-known author of ‘Brooklyn’, which was made into an award-winning movie, recently released his [...]


Waterford Crystal Young Artist Series

Project Music Management is proud to partner with Waterford Crystal in building a unique and innovative concept for the City of Waterford. Together we are delighted to announce a Young Artist Series, the concerts of which will take place in the splendour of the House of Waterford Crystal. This unique venue, surrounded by some of the most [...]

High Hopes raise Large Room roof!

By Courtney Oliver The High Hopes Choir were afforded a Civic Reception from Waterford City & County Council on Thursday last, and were, unsurprisingly, in great voice at the event! The formalities were followed by refreshments and a beautiful performance by the choir to celebrate the group’s achievements. City & County Mayor Adam Wyse (FF) opened the reception [...]


Munster Property Auction on July 6th

The Munster Property Auction will hold their Summer auction on Thursday, July 6th in The Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. The auction will offer a wide range of properties from across the province and the auction team are advising buyers to act now to secure their properties of interest. The average price of a house is set [...]

End of an era as camera shop closure imminent

ennebry’s Camera shop on The Quay, Waterford is due to close on the first week of July. The shop first opened in 1952/1953 and the initial business was a selection of still cameras and 8mm movie cameras. It also offered a service in black and white, developing and printing as well as darkroom supplies. It was when colour [...]

Aylward calls for Government to defend CAP budget

Kilkenny TD Bobby Aylward (FF) has called on the Government to defend the EU CAP budget from newly proposed cutbacks. The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has proposed a reduction in the CAP budget to divert resources elsewhere as part of EU budgetary reform. Some 122,000 family farms across the country are reliant on the [...]

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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.