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Global stardom for twinkle toes Jim (99)

Tango dancer wows audiences in Buenos Aires Tango dancer Jim McManus (99) has attracted worldwide acclaim after wowing audiences at a globally renowned festival in Argentina. Since he took to the dancefloor of the Usina del Arte venue in Buenos Aires last week dressed in a white jacket, black trousers and tie, the World War II [...]

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Tramore Races a huge success with numbers up

The Tramore Races was blessed with the weather this year and, despite some unpredictable weather  forecasts, thousands attended the races over the 4 day August festival.Owen Byrne told the Munster  Express on Sunday that  overall attendances were up at least 10 per cent from 18,000 last year to over 20,000 this year.Online ticket sales, a [...]

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Talks continue on cath lab closure

Eoghan Dalton Reports There was no breakthrough on the cards surrounding the upcoming temporary closure of the cath lab as of yesterday evening (Monday).UHW consultant cardiologists were to set out detailed contingency plans for all patients who would normally attend the cath lab with this plan to be completed by the first week of August.However, discussions [...]

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Garda amalgamation proposal slammed

Eoghan Dalton The outgoing chairman of Waterford’s Joint Policing Committee has slammed proposals to amalgamate the Waterford Garda division with the Carlow and Kilkenny division.The proposed changes are part of a major nationwide shakeup and also include the possibility of Kilkenny becoming the headquarters of the new division.It may also see Waterford be the only major [...]

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St. Declan’s Community College launch 50th anniversary celebrations

St. Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas celebrates its 50th anniversary this September. To mark this momentous occasion, a special day of events is planned for Saturday September 28th. Members of the organising committee joined some former students and staff, as well as some current students and staff, to launch the celebrations on Thursday last July 18th. [...]

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Death of Taoiseach’s grandmother Monica Howell

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in County Waterford last week to attend the funeral of his Grandmother, Mrs. Monica Howell (nee Whelan) , who died at Cork University Hospital on Monday 24th June. Her maiden name was Whelan and she lived in Ballincoush House, near Dungarvan. The Taoiseach was in attendance at St. Mary’s Parish church, [...]