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Waterford and the wider South East region is currently experiencing a range of labour vacancies, with as many as 600 positions available in ICT, Engineering, Life Sciences, Pharma and Medical Devices. This underlines that industries are now identifying areas outside of the overheating Dublin economy in which to site work, employing staff in parts of [...]

Connolly relishing Semple showdown

The Ballygunner brains trust is attempting to plot a path to Croke Park on St Patrick's Day.
Ballygunner selector Padraig Connolly admits that playing the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final a fortnight after his team’s sensational Munster Final display would have been preferable. “I’d have to agree with that,” he said when that scenario was presented to him. “But you can be sire that the Ballyhale backroom staff would have liked to have played us [...]

Butcher’s beef with vegans

O’Flynn’s Butchers on George’s Street, was subject to a demonstration by an animal rights group last weekend.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A city centre butcher’s found themselves the target of a vegan protest last weekend. O’Flynn’s Butchers, on George’s Street, were the subject of a demonstration by a local branch of an animal rights group that seeks to highlight the treatment of animals in Ireland’s food system. A small group gathered outside O’Flynn’s on [...]

Halligan: Cath Lab will not be delayed

Minister of State John Halligan (IA) has re-iterated the Government’s commitment to deliver the second cath lab at University Hospital Waterford, opening Damien Tiernan’s ‘Deise Today’ debut on Monday to make his case. In a statement issued on to The Munster Express on Friday last, Minister Halligan said: “Arising from comments at this week’s PAC, Senator [...]

Ruke Ogude of Sunday league TV

Ruke Ogude filming at the St Joseph's v Piltown game on Saturday last.
Waterford resident Ruke Ogude has brought a new dimension to the local football and last week he was filming at the St Joseph’s v Piltown Munster Cup match in John Grant Park. I caught up with this enthusiastic and talents gentleman.“ record, edit and promote amateur football (WJL) matches for the entertainment of the community [...]

Memories Are Made of This..And That…

Often in discussions you will hear people talking about their earliest memories almost always relating to family situations. Well, according to a recent survey involving almost 7,000 participants, about 40 per cent of people had a first memory that was fictional.Current medical research suggests that people’s earliest memories date from around three to three-and-a-half years [...]

Martin Hayes Enthralls at St. Canice’s

Martin Hayes performed a brilliant set at St Canice's Cathedral during Kilkenny Arts Week.
Acclaimed traditional musician Martin Hayes returned to perform at Kilkenny Arts Week for the fifth successive year at St Canice’s, a gig we booked our tickets several weeks beforehand – and we were not disappointed. The Clareman, who is now based at Madrid with his wife Lina, performed a brilliant gig at St Patrick’s Gateway [...]

Exam Helpline Opens this Wednesday

As you are making sense of your Leaving Cert results, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors is welcoming the launch of the NPCpp Leaving Cert Helpline 2018. Hosted by th The 1800-265-165 Freephone Helpline will open from 10am tomorrow to take calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students, [...]

Croatia Calling!

An unspoilt view: the turquoise blue waters of Plitvice
Michelle Heffernan Reports Outside of bohemian Zagreb City and dazzling Dubrovnik, Croatia carries unique and spectacular scenery in her inland forests, mountains and parks. Michelle Heffernan took a trip from Zagreb to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, taking a break from the bars and bustle to return to an Eden of natural beauty. Just travelling to [...]

School’s Out But Dunmore Road Traffic Woe Persists

DESPITE schools now being closed for the summer holidays, huge traffic problems persist along the Dunmore Road in Waterford City. As recently reported in The Munster Express, local Councillors have been expressing ongoing concerns over the chaotic traffic volumes along the busy route. While school traffic represents a significant portion of such traffic at certain times, lengthy [...]