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Culture Clash

Reginalds Tower in Waterford.
Wexford Mayor questions Waterford’s lead role in Capital of Culture bid. WATERFORD’S lead on the 2020 European Capital of Culture bid by the South East has been challenged by the Mayor of Wexford. A bid by Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny for the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture 2020 was formally launched at the Medieval [...]

Dungarvan honours award-winning movie

Mayor of Dungarvan and Lismore District Damien Geoghegan presents a commemorative scroll to actor Moe Dunford at a Civic Reception held prior to the SGC screening of ‘Patrick’s Day’ on Wednesday last. | Photos: Dan McGrath/Editorial Images
On Wednesday evening last, over 550 patrons in three different theatres within Dungarvan’s SGC Cinema, turned out in force for a premiere screening of Terry McMahon’s award-winning movie, ‘Patrick’s Day’. The occasion was also marked by a Civic Reception, in the novel setting of the SGC lobby, where the film’s star, Moe Dunford, along with [...]

Unite pays tribute to Walter Cullen

Walter Cullen, whose retirement from Trade Union Unite was marked on Friday last.
Trade Union Unite marked the retirement of long-serving officer Walter Cullen last Friday with a function attended by over 100 people from workplaces across the country. Mr Cullen was first appointed as an officer with Unite 28 years ago and also worked with the union at a national level for six years, as the Regional Co-Ordinator. [...]

Butlerstown IDA facility completed

The recently completed IDA facility at Butlerstown, which the business community hopes will soon accommodate another new employer for Waterford.
The new high-end IDA manufacturing facility at the Butlerstown Business Park is now fully complete, and is ready to accommodate another high-profile employer. “There was a recognition that we needed such a facility in the south east,” Minister of State Paudie Coffey told The Munster Express. “I know that Anne-Marie Tierney Le Roux, the IDA’s [...]

Teva’s 100 Job Boost

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva is set to create at least 100 new jobs at its Waterford subsidiary. The company plans to build a three storey, 1,800 square metre extension to its factory on the Waterford Industrial Estate. The latest edition of The Sunday Times reported that the extension would include manufacturing space on the ground floor, [...]

Ballybeg reeling following Boxing Club arson attack

Barty Simpson, a founder member of the club surveying the scene of the fire. 													| Photo: Noel Browne
he close-knit community of Ballybeg is continuing its efforts to rebuild, following a second night of arson attacks and other crime last Monday (January 26th) in which St Saviours Boxing Club suffered extensive damage. Garda were patrolling the Ardmore Park area when they heard a faint sound of an alarm going off, at around 3.10am. [...]

Ballybeg shall rebuild “bit by bit”

The Garda cordon at St Saviours Boxing Club in the wake of last week's arson attack.
The Ballybeg Bit by Bit Foundation – a committee set up to fundraise in aid of three local facilities destroyed in recent arson attacks – has called on Sports Minister Paschal Donohue to visit their community and pledge his support for the rebuild effort. Chair of the fundraising group Willie Moore said the damage is still [...]

Killer whale beached at Saleens

The scene on Saleens Beach on Saturday morning last after a five-metre female killer whale beached herself.								| Photos: Noel Browne
Hundreds of onlookers flocked to the Saleens beach last weekend to catch a glimpse of a five-metre female killer whale, found dead on Friday by local man Paul Flynn. Representatives from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) also visited the site and later said they believed the orca – probably an older female – may [...]

Anti-water charge march draws 2,000

Anti-Water Charge protestors marching over Rice Bridge and onto The Quay on Saturday last. 										| Photo: Mick Wall
An estimated 2,000 people marched from The Glen to The Mall last Saturday afternoon in opposition to upcoming water charges. Representatives of many local communities and groups were involved in the march, with a number of well-known activists addressing the crowd on The Mall. Though the number was significantly down on a previous march late [...]

Waterford Spraoi retains its Arts Council funding

RTE’s Damien Tiernan, Conan Doyle and Melanie Kehoe with Waterford Spraoi’s Niamh Colbert at RTE’s South East Studios. The national broadcaster is to sponsor Spraoi 2015.
The Arts Council has pledged over €700,000 in funding to organisations and venues in Waterford this year. Overall, six allocations were made in Waterford, with €237,000 for Spraoi, €170,000 for Garter Lane Arts Centre, €95,000 for Waterford Healing Arts Trust, €80,000 for the Waterford Theatre Royal Society, €80,000 for the Waterford City & County Council Arts [...]