Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Modern medicine aided by old cures is your only man!

A friend of a friend is a hale and hearty 92-year-old woman who spoke recently about her longevity and good health. She knows that modern medicine and the good genes she inherited from her parents have played a major part in her well being but she is also a great believer in old cures as [...]

Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

The beautiful murals created by Lisa Murphy on The Prom.
Tramore is hoping to maintain and even improve its success in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, the results of which will be announced shortly. Each September, communities throughout Waterford wait with bated breath ahead of the announcement of the SuperValu Tidy Towns results.For five years in a row, Tramore has been awarded a well-earned bronze medal. [...]

Phil Hogan’s promotion is good news for South-East

Commissioner Phil Hogan has at times been a controversial figure here in Waterford. People here worried about Kilkenny, his home county, getting more attention than Waterford for investment when he was a Cabinet Minister.He has been on a bigger stage since as Irish EU Commissioner and has a had a successful period in Agriculture. In the past [...]

Guests who approach piano players in bars!

Admirer of Hotel Piano Players-Eric Clapton
All gigging musicians got a smile out of a recent encounter between a piano player/singer and an elderly American man in Killarney’s Park Hotel.Noel O’Sullivan was playing his usual set in the lounge when this elderly, bald man sitting at the bar came up to him several times to tell him about the background of [...]

A new era for the Holy Ghost

Bridget Roche and Catherine Carew pictured with Gerry Cullen.
Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford. THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry [...]

Airport in Waterford can alleviate pressure on Dublin

It was interesting to hear the head man in Aer Rianta and Dublin declare on Newstalk this past week that Dublin Airport is at full capacity.Dublin can no longer take new airlines from early morning to early evening peak times, only later times are possible outside of peak times.This must create opportunity [...]

Time for government to review farming sector

Given the huge concern over the blockade at beef plants in the past few weeks, is it not time for Government to review the Sector? The beef farmers are in serious trouble, due to the fall in prices and find it hard to sustain themselves. The factory owners are at risk with little supply and the [...]

‘Old Town Road’ souvenirs for sale

Street signs, such as the one above, have proven popular lately.
Popular music fans will know that a song called ‘Old Town Road’ by the rapper, Lil Nas X, has broken all chart records in the United States and, at the time of writing, has been in the No 1 spot for 19 weeks, the first and only time in chart history that a single has [...]

Kirsten’s year is a blooming success

Kirsten pictured before an appearance on ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ on RTÉ One.
Since being crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee, South Kilkenny native Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. Since being crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee last August, Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. A proud South Kilkenny woman from Bigwood, Mullinavat, her win as the Waterford Rose brought delight [...]

Rural pubs closures rise

Pub closures continue as revenue figures show 71 rural pubs closed in 2018 – 1,535 less pubs in rural Ireland than in 2005.Drinks Industry Group of Ireland analysis shows nearly 20% of (1,535) rural pubs closed between 2005 and 2018, compared to just 1% in Dublin. Revenue figures show the rural pub population declined by almost [...]