Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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The Beast of Listrolin’s Cousin

Two years ago, I closed the file on the mysterious Beast of Listrolin, a black panther-like animal that was first seen in Listrolin in South Kilkenny. Following numerous sightings over a number of years in South Kilkenny and just over the river in parts of Kilmeaden, Mount Congreve and Bilberry, the mysterious black cat simply disappeared. Having [...]

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No “Deise Dandy” in Presidential Race

It is my sad duty this week to announce that it is highly unlikely that we will have a Waterford-based candidate in the Presidential Election. As all the various candidates poured forth, I asked a friend, a well-known citizen whom we shall call ‘Deise Dandy’, would he be interested in seeking a nomination but his polite [...]

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Dermot Keyes

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The Enduring Legacy of a Great Irish Man

John Hume has spent most of the past two months in hospital, his son John Jnr told the Saint Michael’s Theatre audience in New Ross on the opening night of the recently held Kennedy Summer School. “He has advanced stage dementia,” said John Jnr following a screening of Maurice Fitzpatrick’s compelling and meticulously researched [...]

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Thoughts on a Tuesday

Tuesday, September 4th, 12.30pm: I’ve just completed a 500-word prologue to a book which I hope a publisher might take a gamble on. It just so happens that this short piece has carried me over the 50,000-word mark for the would-be tome and that fills me with a sense of self-satisfaction. Working on this project [...]


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Local Parkinson’s Branch Aiming to Raise Profile

A fundraising event for the Parkinson’s Association Waterford and South East branch takes place on Saturday October 6th at the Woodlands Hotel featuring music from Ronan Collins and his band and Gina and the Champions Although living with Parkinson’s can be difficult, many people continue to lead active, fulfilling lives. The local Parkinson’s Association branch [...]

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An Enterprising Community

Kilmacthomas has been transformed in recent times, with an enterprising and creative atmosphere now prevailing in the Mid County Waterford village. Kilmac is now representing Waterford in a national enterprise competition. (header across right page) It has now almost become a cliché to speak about how the Waterford Greenway has been transformative for [...]

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Kieran Walsh

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Waterford’s Renewable Energy Defecit

Last week, we travelled to an energy conference in neighbouring Tipperary from which one major conclusion emerged: Waterford is considerably behind the curve ball when it comes to enacting a renewable energy strategy. By sheer coincidence, during last Thursday’s plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council’s Adam Wyse (FF) felt that our local authority [...]

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Road Revamp is Essential for Region

The National Development Plan (NDP, 2018-2027) commits to the enhancement and upgrading of “accessibility between urban centres of population and their regions, in parallel with the initiation of compact growth of urban centres”. News that the N25 New Ross Bypass/Barrow Bridge project is ahead of schedule and is due to open in June of next [...]