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Women in Stem and The Numbers Game

Fujitsu's Regina Moran proved a compelling speaker at last Thursday's Women in Technology event held at the WIT Arena.
Regina Moran took to the rostrum at the WIT Arena on Thursday morning last and beat the drum for female Leaving Cert students to consider a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). The lack of young women in such lecture halls is something the Clonmel native is personally familiar with. When she took her [...]

New Family Resource Centre in Ballybeg

A new Family Resource Centre is to be funded at Ballybeg, Minister of State John Halligan confirmed on Monday morning. The initiative is to be operated by Ballybeg CDP (Community Development Project) and is one of 11 new Family Resource Centres announced this morning that will receive funding from the Department of Children and Youth [...]

Project Ireland 2040 will help transform Waterford

Ronan O Brien Reports (Executive, Southern Region CIF) The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) South East Branch warmly welcomed last Friday’s announcement of the National Planning Framework (‘Project Ireland 2040’) and the National Development Plan 2018-2027. Under the National Planning Framework (NPF) Waterford is designated as an urban centre for expansion, meaning the County will get extra attention [...]

Councillors angst at storm Ophelia debt

The post-Ophelia clean-up begins in Tramore. The Government still owes the local authority considerable funds, according to City & County Councillors. 		| Photo: Noel Browne
Eoghan Dalton Reports With Met Éireann warning that dangerous conditions are on the way for later in the week, it’s now emerged the Government still owes up to 70 per cent in funding to Waterford City & County Council in the wake of Storm Ophelia. Deep infrastructural damage occurred while over 2,000 trees were felled across the [...]

Festive Photos

The Casey family and friends.
A collection of festive photos from “Christmas Hat & Jumper Day” ArdScoil na Mara, Tramore, The “Christmas Day Swim at Tramore” and the “Michael Power Memorial Christmas Day Swim” For all photos from these events see this week’s edition of the Munster Express

Blaas and Bloggers…

In fashion: Mary Cate Smith
In the current world of social media, blogging has exploded into a massive commercial and cultural influence. But who are our own local-grown and successful bloggers? Michelle Heffernan reports… The Food Blog: Andrea Veighey (Waterford Foodie) Andrea Veighey, who works locally in administration, began Waterford Foodie in March 2016 and is now followed by over a thousand [...]

Thieves target festive luxuries

Superintendent Chris Delaney of Waterford Gardaí
Eoghan Dalton Reports Jewellers and perfume sellers are most in danger of being targeted by thieves during the festive period, according to Waterford Gardaí. Addressing Waterford City & County Council’s Joint Policing Committee, Gardaí said there is always a spike in theft from shops at Christmas but that it tends to be focused on luxury items. Waterford District [...]

A Christmas Message to the People of Waterford

Bishop Alphonsius Cullinan Hello to you all. I want you to know that I pray for you all every day. I thank The Munster Express for this chance to write a few words to you on the great event that is Christmas Day when Jesus the Saviour is born in Bethlehem. The people that walked in darkness [...]

Nicky Dean: A Faithful Footballing Servant

Nicky once took on World Cup winner Nobby Stiles and his illustrious Man United team mates in a five-a-side tournament played at Kilcohan Park.
Born on December 27th, 1953 Nicky (Nicholas) Denn has been deeply involved in local football for an incredible 55 years and he freely admits that he is still very much in love with the beautiful game. Ever since he was a young boy he has been one of the pivotal figures both as a player, a [...]

Senator O’Sullivan proves a great host at Leinster House

We paid a visit to the Oireachtas last week with a swimming delegation from Tramore, where we were hosted by Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan, who proved a great host. We sat in on a Social Welfare debate in the Seanad, where Senator Alice-Mary Higgins (the President’s daughter) spoke, as did Social Welfare Minister Regina Doherty. [...]