Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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Another Bowyer stars brightly

Readers will be very familiar with the names of Brendan Bowyer and his daughter, Aisling, who, in between working as a tennis professional, toured with her famous Dad as a singer for many years.But currently in the spotlight is Brendan’s US actor daughter and businesswoman, Clodagh Bowyer, who is the producer and star of the [...]

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A holy mess in the Catholic Church

Only a totally disinterested person could be unaware of the challenges facing the Catholic Church at present, not least among them the severe lack of candidates for the priesthood and the growing number of empty pews on Sundays.However, many believe that the Church is still strong and solid beneath the surface and a series of [...]

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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 [...]


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Parkinson’s positivity

An innovative course in Waterford is transforming the lives of people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. An innovative course designed to help people living with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions is generating huge benefits for local participants. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which is caused by a loss of a chemical called dopamine.Everyone loses [...]

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All hands on deck in Kilmac

Heartened by the success of the Waterford Greenway, locals in Kilmacthomas are making a concerted effort to bid for Tidy Towns glory IT’S OFTEN said that a rising tide lifts all boats and there is perhaps no better example of this than the transformation which is taking place in the picturesque village of Kilmacthomas. Since [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

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EU-Mercosur Trade Deal to hit Irish beef?

After 20 years of negotiations, the European Union has concluded a trade deal with the four Mercosur countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. This is the largest trade deal that the EU has ever negotiated, covering 773 million people.It is a trade deal that may offer significant opportunities for Irish businesses, [...]

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New Mayor and MEP

Congratulations to the new Mayor of Waterford County and City, John Pratt and our new Green MEP from Waterford Grace O Sullivan.Grace was set for a seat early in the week and secured the 4th Ireland south seat handsomely by several thousand votes.The situation in Waterford Council was much tighter however, with Labour’s John Pratt [...]