Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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Giving Prayerful Thanks for Sporting Success

In recent times many writers have commented on the fact that in the English Premier League, signs and expressions of religion are far more common that in Irish sports be it, soccer, rugby or GAA.In all four of the FA’s league divisions across the water, players such as Mohamed Salah of Liverpool will celebrate a [...]

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Vincent was captain of his ship on land and sea

While away from Waterford recently, I was saddened to learn of the death of Vincent O’Toole, one of the city’s genuine characters and legends. During his long and busy life, Vincent was a master mariner, a businessman, racehorse owner and fierce proponent of all things Waterford. He could also be dogged and fiery and it was [...]

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Dermot Keyes

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Make Your Voice Heard

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to the life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” - Article 40.3.3 of Bunreacht na hÉireann The Eighth Amendment has [...]

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“It’s a Disease of Our Time”

Why has loneliness become so prevalent in Ireland, I asked Sean Moynihan, the Chief Executive of ALONE, who spoke to me in the wake of last Wednesday’s inaugural meeting of the Loneliness Taskforce at Leinster House. “That really is the question,” said Mr Moynihan, who collaborated with Senator Keith Swanwick (FF) in establishing this new [...]


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10 Years Supporting Solas

The Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life 2018 was launched last week and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. (header across right page) The Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Since its inception, the event, which is the largest fundraising event on the Solas Centre [...]

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Festival Fun on the Copper Coast

When you consider we possess such gems as the Comeragh Mountains, Coumshingaun, Lismore, and Dunmore East to name but a few, you realise that Waterford is without doubt a special place.Out of all of our many scenic gems, my personal favourite is the ruggedly beautiful Copper Coast area. Stretching from Tramore to Dungarvan, the entire area [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


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Ireland Votes on the Eighth

Voters will go the polls this Friday to vote on a proposal to change Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution – the Eighth Amendment. We believe that the overall tone of this Referendum campaign has proven more civil than was the case back in 1983, even taking into account some of the more vociferous views which [...]

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Housing Summit is a necessary step

City & County Councillors, speaking at last Thursday’s Plenary Council meeting in City Hall, want a housing summit to be held within 30 days to deal with the extent of the local housing crisis. And that’s a means of addressing this issue that this newspaper would both support and endorse. The summit is likely to involve [...]