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GRIEVING family members of a forty-year-old man who died while en route to Cork University Hospital (CUH) from University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Sunday last have said the HSE have “blood on their hands”. Farmer Thomas Power from Belle Lake, who recently turned 40, suffered serious chest pains on Sunday. He made the short journey to UHW [...]

Huge potential for local communities in social enterprise

Front from left: Bridie Lawlor, St Mullins, Cornelia McCarthy, Borris, Mary Fogarty, Loughmore. Back, from left: Senan Cooke, Dunhill, MC, Cillian Murphy, Kilkee, Co Clare and Kathy Purcell, Castlecomer.
SEMINAR in Dunhill has heard of the huge potential for local communities which engage in social enterprise opportunities. The seminar in Dunhill Enterprise Centre took place last Thursday June 8th and was held as part of the Copper Coast Festival which saw a wide variety of events take place throughout the surrounding area. Dunhill has set [...]

Corpus Christi Procession this Sunday

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan pictured during last year’s Corpus Christi Procession.
ATERFORD will stage a Corpus Christi Procession once again this year. The procession was revived in Waterford last year after a lapse of decades. On this Sunday June 18th the Procession will start in Ballybricken at 3pm (assembling at 2.45pm) and will head towards Mayor’s Walk, onto Newgate Street, along Michael Street and into John Roberts [...]

New lease of life for Winterval

New Winterval chief and former Waterford Chamber CEO Nick Donnelly
By Justine Dwyer Waterford’s Christmas Festival, Winterval, is to be given a new lease of life this year with a new committee being appointed under the helm of former CEO of Waterford Chamber, Nick Donnelly. Announcing the news at the June meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Director of Services Lar Power confirmed that Winterval would [...]

Tony Power Memorial Concert

Comhaltas Óg with Lisa Knox at the Tony Power Memorial Concert.
PACKED function room in the ‘Rising Sun’ in Mullinavat was recently treated to an exceptional and diverse presentation of entertainers organised by the local Comhaltas group and held in hour of the late Tony Power of Breanor, Piltown. Tony passed away in a hunting accident some years ago. He was a talented [...]

The joy of Bucket Singing!

Bucket Singing remains a great West Waterford tradition.
By Courtney Oliver he annual Tradfest took place in Dungarvan on June 2nd to 5th and attracted visitors to enjoy traditional Irish tunes performed by numerous artists. The festival is hugely popular with locals, as well as visitors from Britain, USA and Europe. Dungarvan is widely known for its pub sessions and the festival attracts many [...]

ISPCA calls for animal welfare module in schools

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is calling on the Government to introduce an Animal Welfare and Responsible Pet Ownership module into the primary school curriculum to reduce cases of cruelty and neglect involving animals. A similar model was introduced in many Educate Together schools over two years ago. Said ISPCA CEO, [...]


City & County Mayor Adam Wyse pictured signing the Book of Condolences opened at City Hall following the London Bridge/Borough Market terror attack.		| Photo: Mick Wall
WATERFORD-born Imam fears that radicalisation is “germinating” in his home city. Michael Peter Noonan (Imam Ibrahim), son of Dennis and the late Irene Noonan, is originally from Kingsmeadow on the Cork Road. He is Imam of the Masjid Maryam (Mosque of Mary) in Galway and is one of the most outspoken Islamic leaders in Ireland in [...]

Waterford transition years engineer their futures at WIT

Students from Newtown School who took part in the Engineering Your Future Programme at WIT
aterford Institute of Technology (WIT) welcomed 40 Transition Year students to the Engineering Your Future (EYF) programme, a three-day, hands-on programme designed to give students a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career. Students came from across Waterford to discover if engineering is the career path for them, with Transition Year [...]

Scoil Mhuire presents its end of year awards

Pictured at the Scoil Mhuire end of year Awards Ceremony were students of the year, seated from left: Aine Doyle (Second Year), Rhona Butler (Fifth Year), Maire Beth Kirby (Fourth Year), Avril Norris (Third Year) and Fiona Hearne (First Year). Back from left: Mr Robert McCarthy (Chairperson, BOM), Dr Siobhan Walsh (Guest Speaker and past pupil), Ms Tricia Ryan (Principal) and Brendan O'Dwyer (Deputy Principal). | Photos: Anne Marie Magorrian
he end of year Awards at Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-on-Suir were held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th. MC for the event Deputy Principal Brendan O’Dwyer congratulated the students for their hard work and their dedication to study and commended them for sharing their diverse talents in sport, music, art, athletics in which many excelled [...]