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Tom Murphy:”Confidence is clearly rising in the city”

Veteran motor dealer Tom Murphy struck an optimistic note about Waterford’s future last week.
A sense of rising confidence and renewed optimism throughout Waterford is palpable: that’s the view of veteran motor dealer Tom Murphy, who has just entered into his 50th year in the trade. Speaking to The Munster Express, the Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz Principal Dealer said that the mood of the average customer in the showrooms he had [...]

Tramore town plan sparks great interest

An image of the newly envisaged Tramore town centre.
THE new Tramore traffic plan for Main Street and adjacent areas has triggered a wave of interest from business owners and the general public. Waterford City & County Council were out in the area last Wednesday presenting the drawings and the ambition for the growing resort town. Tramore now has a population of 10,000 and needs a [...]

Waterford Greenway shortlisted for All Ireland title in Croke Park

Kilmacthomas Viaduct.
WATERFORD’S All Ireland title hopes are very much alive as the county’s stunning Greenway has been shortlisted in the coveted All Ireland Community and Council Awards, to be held in Croke Park next month. As the Waterford Greenway edges towards its 1st birthday on 25th March, Waterford City and County Council has confirmed that the [...]

Sports Clubs targeted for copper during raids

A lock on a gate at the front of the dressing rooms at The Paddock in Portlaw was cut.
Gardaí issue warning following spate of similar incidents LOCAL sports clubs have been advised to closely monitor their facilities following a spate of similar break-ins and thefts. Extensive damage was caused during a New Year’s break-in at a local soccer club which has been described as “an attack on the community”. A break-in at Portlaw United FC [...]

2017 in Review

Walks and cycles along the Waterford Greenway had kicked off in earnest by March: Photo by Noel Browne
Some of the photos from our 2017:Year in Review Supplement in this week’s Munster Express Senior hurling mangers Brian Cody and Derek McGrath lent their support to the “hand on heart” campaign for 24/7 cardiac care For more photos from “2017:A Year in Review” see this week’s print edition of the Munster Express

The State We’re In: The World in 2017

A series of high-powered speakers addressed global affairs at the Kilkenomics Festival back in November, reflecting on global politics, the North Korean situation, the winning – and losing – of elections, and, of course, Donald Trump. The prospect of President Trump blowing up the world are not that strong and we can rest somewhat easily, said [...]

WIT Strategic Plan set for January launch

Dr Richard Hayes, (Vice President for Strategy at WIT.		| Photo: George Goulding
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) hopes to launch its Strategic Plan in January, The Munster Express has learned. In an email issued to staff on Wednesday last, WIT’s Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Transformation Richard Hayes emphasised to colleagues that what has been proposed is “subject to change”. The Plan will be subsequently validated for [...]

Wear Red to Work day

SE2 staff who took part in the Wear Red To Work Day.
Waterford City Workers Wear red in Aid of St. Vincent de Paul Photos by Noel Browne

All over for John Deasy?

TD John Deasy: are we nearing the end of his Dáil career?
Snap Election may bring Political Dynasty to Close As we went to press, three of Waterford’s sitting TDs had confirmed their intent to seek re-election in the event of a General Election being called in the next 24 hours. While Mary Butler (FF), David Cullinane (SF) and John Halligan (IA) have signalled their intention to seek re-election, [...]

College of Further Education hopeful of College Street move

Members of the WCFE Student Council pictured at the launch of the Waterford College of Further Education Strategic Plan. From left: Kevin Burke, Aoife Flynn and Elizabeth Lahart. Back row: Richie Nugent; Jim Fannan; Martina Brennan (Chair) and Emil Kosinski (Vice-Chair).
Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE) is hopeful that it will secure a long-mooted move to the College Street campus currently occupied by WIT’s School of Humanities. Speaking at the launch of its ambitious Three Year Strategic Plan at the Tower Hotel on Friday last, College Principal Gerard Morgan said the move to College Street would [...]