Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Pride of place at local GAA club

The Kilmacthomas victorious 1985 hurling team.
Kilmacthomas will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend Extravaganza this weekend – a Kilmacthomas GAA Club Development Fundraiser A fundraiser with a difference will be held in Kilmacthomas this weekend to raise funds for the future development of the local GAA club. The picturesque Waterford village will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend [...]

Climate Change

Climate Change is becoming a larger and larger issue and demonstrations are growing in cities including Dublin and LondonWhat are practical things that can be done here as a personal commitment? Simple things like walking to shops more and driving less, getting out the bike from the shed might be another consideration.Back in the day, we [...]

Beware of on-line crooks

Thousands of computers in this country that use Windows 7 will be vulnerable to on-line scammers and crooks in the coming months.Microsoft is due to withdraw its IT support that protects Windows 7 from viruses and malware except for those who buy new PCs or pay a new premium for extended security support. Many businesses may [...]

Dealing with Dyslexia

The Waterford Dyslexia Group’s classes/workshops take place at Newtown School each Wednesday from 5pm-7pm.
The Waterford Dyslexia Group is striving to raise awareness of dyslexia and to help those living with the learning difficulty. Last week was European Dyslexia Awareness Week which aimed to raise awareness of dyslexia and the experiences of those affected by it.Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading [...]

Brexit crucial stage

Finally, we see that after all the huge press campaign by the UK for various demands that many were unworkable That reality is beginning to dawn.The danger is for congestion in the ports and the great disruption to Northern Ireland in terms of flow of goods. The issues are complex. We met with Sean Kelly [...]

Butlerstown revisits memory lane

Peter Griffin, Mary Butler TD and Pakie O'Brien
‘Butlerstown Revisited’ is the latest publication produced by Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) and was launched in the Fr Rufus Halley Centre last week. The latest book from the industrious Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) was launched last Friday night at the Fr Rufus Halley Centre. In attendance were members of the local [...]

Housing demands remain and need addressing in Budget

Respond Housing launched its Pre Budget Submission last week, calling on the Government to ensure that affordable rental housing for intermediate households is prioritised in Budget 2020. The organisation said the Budget provides a timely opportunity for the Government to assess what policies are working well and to introduce new options to ensure that the [...]

Loneliness of the mid-week drinker

Most people are aware that the licensed trade is facing many difficulties that few anticipated not too many years ago. The lowering of drink driving limits and the harshness of penalties has been a major factor. Even when people are not driving they are mindful of being breath-tested the next morning, a practice that has turned [...]

Choir members on a High

Des and Mona Manahan on stage at All Together Now
The High Hopes Choir in Waterford is seeking new members and currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline In 2014, the High Hopes Choir was formed by Ireland’s world-renowned conductor, David Brophy.He set out to help people who are homeless change their lives through music.The choir was initially made up of people [...]

2019 European elections: Record turnout driven by young people

The high turnout in the 2019 European elections was driven by a surge in participation by young people, according to a Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament in June.  Good news but we watch with worry and some amusement at what is happening in the UK and we see there how voters there are [...]