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Former Republic of Ireland captain John O’Shea continues to build up momentum in his development as a coach and he is excited by the challenges ahead. O’Shea was recently announced as Assistant Coach with the Ireland Under-21s and will also be part of the 2020/22 FAI UEFA Pro Licence group, which will run in tandem with [...]

Communities rally in face of coronavirus

• Numerous events on hold • Panic buying across Waterford • Charities adversely impacted Eoghan Dalton The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on all of society in Waterford and beyond. Pubs were asked to close ahead of St Patrick’s Day celebrations in an attempt to slow the spread of the infection, with Retail Ireland calling it the” hardest and most challenging day in [...]

Waterford Women’s Centre marks International Women’s Day

Jim Casey and Paddy Ryan performing in Arundel Lane
Waterford Women’s Centre celebrated 25 years (1995 – 2020) with an International Women’s Day weeklong Festival. 50 attended the launch on Tuesday 3rd March in Waterford Institute of Technology, College Street Campus, with an International Circle Dance workshop, led by Kate Crotty, Women’s Centre. On Wednesday 4th March the Women’s Centre in partnership with Waterford [...]

Waterford FC strive to lick Candystripes

Walter Figueira who signed for Derry City from Waterford FC in the close season returns to the RSC on Friday night.
League of Ireland, Premier Division (RSC, Friday, 7.45pm) After two home defeats Waterford FC will hope to make it third time lucky when they take on Derry City at the RSC on Friday night. The games against Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers were bitter pills to swallow and it would be fair to say that anything that could [...]

Young Traveller women praised after community leader qualifications

Minister John Halligan presenting certificates to a  group of community leaders from Waterford Traveller Community Development Project who recently completed a 2-year QQI Level 5 Major award in Community Development and Leadership.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Many Travellers’ experience in the education system is negative, according to the National Traveller Women’s Forum.Eight Traveller women from Waterford recently completed certificates in Community Development and Leadership, which was coordinated by the Waterford Traveller Community Development Project. One of the graduates, Margaret Connors, told the Munster Express that she and the other women [...]

Worries over lack of Waterford Airport board meetings

Waterford Airport
Eoghan Dalton Reports While the planning application for the runway extension at Waterford Airport is due to be submitted this week, concerns have been raised that the airport’s board has failed to meet for over half a year.The Government approved €5 million in funding for the extension of the airport’s runway last year, with the remainder [...]

Déise defeat despite half-time lead

McGrath Cup Clare 3-14 Waterford 3-7 Benji Whelan’s Waterford side lost out for the second time in four days in the McGrath Cup when they were defeated by Clare in Miltown Malbay, despite leading 2-5 to 1-4 at the break. The Waterford management made five changes to the side which lost out to Limerick at Fraher Field on [...]

Greenway bike firms may have to ‘lock up and walk away’

Donal Jacob from Waterford Greenway Bike Hire at Carriganore says he will close the business if insurance is not secured by next April
Eoghan Dalton Reports A bike hire business on the Waterford Greenway is weeks away from closing its doors after discovering that it can no longer get insurance cover for customers renting its bicycles. Donal Jacob has been told that the UK company which has been covering his business is now pulling out of the Irish market. He [...]

Cahill steps into Déise Hotseat

Liam Cahill who was last week appointed the new Waterford Senior Hurling Manager
Weeks of speculation came to an end in Dungarvan on Monday evening last when it was confirmed that Liam Cahill will take charge of the Waterford senior hurling team for 2020. He has been given a two-year term by County Board chiefs with the option of a third year. Cahill takes over from Páraic Fanning [...]

WLR announced as ‘Local Station of The Year’ at 2019 IMRO Radio Awards

WLR staff celebrate the IMRO win - Aoibhin Fallon, Paul Colgan, Lena Murphy, Jennifer Long, Des Whelan, Michael Byrne, Mary O’Neill, Liz Reddy, Damien Tiernan and Neil Gough
Champagne corks were popping in Kilkenny on Friday night last when WLR was announced as IMRO ‘Local Radio Station of the Year’ 2019. WLR Managing Director Des Whelan said this was an award for everyone involved in the radio station. “I am delighted that WLR FM was chosen as number one out of all the local stations [...]