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Header: An Rinn stroll to quarter-finals

Frank Galvin in action for Portlaw
County Senior Football Championship An Rinn 2-11 Portlaw 0-6 An Rinn became the fifth team to reach the quarter final stages of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Saturday afternoon last where they proved too strong for Portlaw at Fraher Field. The win for the Gaeltacht Club side means that the four sides which contested the semi-finals [...]

Tramore scores well nationally on household income

Tramore Beach
recent CSO report showed how Tramore town is doing well nationally in terms of income, and leads the south-east. The Waterford seaside town stands at 19 in Ireland for income for towns larger than 10,000 population, excluding main cities, such as Waterford. It also comes up as number one in south east Ireland narrowly [...]

Heroin overdose at a “once idyllic park”

Drug paraphernalia is scattered among litter in New Street Gardens
ONCERNS have been expressed over the transformation of a “once idyllic family friendly park” into an area “littered with drug paraphernalia”. Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) has highlighted a worrying incident at New Street Gardens where he says a young life was almost “snuffed out” due to another heroin overdose. Cllr Mulligan, who says the incident took place [...]

New mortuary to open in two years

Eoghan Dalton —————- The new mortuary at University Hospital Waterford will more than double the current building’s permanent storage capacity and include viewing rooms for relatives of the deceased. €5.67m in funding for a new building at the hospital, which provides mortuary and post-mortem services for the South East, was confirmed to have received approval this week [...]

Dave Hearne’s heroic legacy

Garda David John Anthony Hearne (April 8th, 1972 to May 25th, 2019).
The Duncannon air was thick with grief on Tuesday last. The sadness and shock at the death of Garda Dave Hearne was worn across every one of the many hundreds of faces who came to support his devastated family and to honour his life and service. Another gut-wrenching reminder of life’s fragility, underlining how even [...]

Vicky: the spark who lit the fire

Vicky: the spark  who lit the fire
Darren Holden took to the stage at Mooncoin’s Coláiste Cois Siúire on Wednesday last, perched himself behind a keyboard and did what he’s done so brilliantly throughout his adult life: he entertained an audience. The audience in question was his alma mater’s latest compliment on a night when he was one of two special guests [...]

Mayoral proposal has been disserved

“The Government and members of the Oireachtas would retain the ability to produce legislation for a directly elected Mayor and bring it before both Houses of the Oireachtas.” This paragraph, the last text on page 6 of Waterford City & County Council’s guide to the plebiscite for a directly elected Mayor caught my eye during [...]

A Stage full of Memory

To play a principal role on the Theatre Royal was a privilege. A huge honour.  | Photo: Colin Shanahan/Digicol
Standing off stage right on the final night of ‘South Pacific’ at the Theatre Royal, wearing green army fatigues, I looked towards my fellow lead Susan Boyce standing off stage left and gave the tiniest of nods. It was time to take our bow. It was time to bid farewell to a big week for [...]

Retracing Old Strides

“Don’t measure yourself by what you’ve accomplished, but rather by what you should have accomplished with your abilities.” - John Wooden Saint Stephen’s Day. After a lovely lunch, I go for a long, long walk. The air is unusually mild for this time of year and it feels great to be away from a desk, [...]

The Coach House, Douglas

Having recently moved back to Cork from London where she lived for 13 years, Emily O’Donoghue and her husband, Chris, bought a house that had a Coach House on the grounds. They converted it into a two bedroomed cottage and since August 2017 have been welcoming guests from all over the world. “Airbnb is an [...]