Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


Cruel trolls

A plea to those who cruelly write and comment

Most people are aware of the trouble and stress caused by some tabloid newspapers and, of course, bullies calling themselves keyboard warriors on social media. The most recent case of television personality, Caroline Flack, is a case in point with her family claiming that internet trolls, some sections of the media and even part of the [...]

Pep the driver

Pep is a good man for a bang and a clang!

Apparently, as well as a plethora of Waterford-based Manchester United and Liverpool fans, there are also more than a few Manchester City fans around the city and county of late. Good luck to them all and I hope they are very happy but, if by chance, the Man City Supporters Club invite manager Pep Guardiola over [...]

John O'Connor

Dermot Keyes

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Dave Hearne’s heroic legacy

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 [...]

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 [...]


Foley on File


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Community collaboration in picturesque Piltown

‘Piltown Does the Oskars’ is being staged at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny as a fundraiser for the new Pil River Park and Playground and the parish’s three national schools. PICTURESQUE Piltown is certainly punching above its weight in terms of community spirit, pride of place and entrepreneurial activities.Boasting several remarkable achievements, Piltown is a [...]

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Communities on alert

Community Alert groups across Waterford are striving to prevent crime in their local areas. DFBA (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand, Annestown) Community Alert Group held its AGM last week. COMMUNITY Alert groups perform an important role throughout Ireland including here in Waterford and the surrounding areas.There has been a noticeable increase in the activities of Community [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


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North Wharf gets state aid

We were glad to see that the North Wharf is still getting state aid and substantial investment for infrastructure of 12 million plus as we wait to see a Government formed. There had been worries expressed elsewhere and by Waterford Fine Gael Candidate Cllr. John Cummins that there was no certainty that other political parties [...]

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New type of Coalition

There has been much euphoria among Sinn Fein and new parties of the left since the election. The centre parties have lost ground with Fianna Fail and Fine Gael not getting enough seats between them to form a Government.Centre parties have lost ground in many countries, to the left and the right in Germany, [...]