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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 [...]

Declan Doocey Becomes New Mayor of City & County

The newly elected Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.Declan Doocey (FG) pictured with his fellow Fine Gael councillors. From left: Outgoing Mayor, Cllr.Pat Nugent, Cllr.Liam Brazil, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Cllr.John Cummins, Cllr.John Carey and Cllr.Seanie Power.
COUNCILLOR Declan Doocey (FG) has been elected the new Mayor of Waterford City & County Council. He was proposed by Cllr Damien Geoghegan (FG) at the AGM of the Plenary Council held in City Hall on Thursday last. In attendance were Cllr Doocey’s family, friends and supporters, current and former Councillors, Senator Paudie Coffey (FG), Senator Grace [...]

Ecstasy & Agony

Waterford's Tommy Ryan gives Tipperary's Joe O'Dwyer the slip during Sunday's pulsating Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash in Limerick. See inside for report, reaction and analysis.									| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
Controversial goal denies Waterford a massive win Full-time at Waterford’s adopted home ground beneath Gallows Hill. The atmosphere is as hot as the June air and an outbreak of anarchy reigns, admittedly for no more than a few seconds, as match stewards dash to circle referee Alan Kelly akin to angsty US Secret Service [...]

Water Safety in Grim Focus

While the strides made to successfully reduce deaths on Irish roads have been justly lauded and reported upon, the level of fatalities on our waterways, lakes and other water sources remains far too high. And this issue was tragically highlighted on Thursday last following the deaths of Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney at a quarry [...]

Question of Spirit

Minister of State John Halligan
Halligan feels ’singled out’ in Confirmation controversy Minister of State John Halligan has accepted that he didn’t meet the criteria to stand as a Confirmation sponsor for his Godson in Waterford over the weekend. However, the Independent Alliance TD feels he has been ’singled out’ for such treatment by the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus [...]

Waterford Wins Big at the Irish Hotel Awards

Waterford Castle received five awards at the 2018 Irish Hotel Awards held on Tuesday, April 24th, at The Heritage in Killenard. The hotel picked up the following prizes: * 4 Star Hotel of the Year 2018 * Castle Hotel of the Year 2018 * Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2018 * Luxury Hotel of the Year 2018 [...]