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Tales of the Tellurians


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No mistaking that famous Doonican smile

Visitors to the Whitford House Hotel in Wexford a couple of weeks ago could be excused for glancing a second time in the direction of this happy pair enjoying a very special double-birthday celebration. John Doonican and his sister, Teresa Finnegan, are originally from Roanmore Park in Waterford and were celebrating their respective 82nd and [...]

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Playing the Blues and killing cancer

Looking at this band photograph you could be excused for saying there was nothing too unusual about the middle-aged guy blowing up a storm with his harmonica. You would be wrong. As well as being a red-hot player with the US Checkpoint group, James Allison is also a Nobel Prize winner in medicine for his pioneering [...]

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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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Investing in our Estuary

Local fishermen are highlighting the need for an assessment of the Waterford Estuary to be carried out in order to preserve and promote the area’s assets Recent episodes of RTÉ’s ‘Nationwide’ brilliantly highlighted the beauty and potential of our Three Sister rivers – The Barrow, The Nore and The Suir. Local fishermen here in [...]

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Magnificent Marie

Well-known local woman Marie Cummins reflects on her many years of fundraising for various causes after her recent decision to step back from fundraising activities Marie Cummins recently announced that she was stepping back from fundraising activities for family reasons.Although Marie had already stepped back from her many activities with Waterford Hospice, she had still been [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


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Retail in Waterford – does it need a rebrand?

A very interesting gathering took place of retailers and some experts in Waterford last Tuesday.It proved most illuminating and suggested that there is not as much retail leakage to other areas as is popularly felt. There is only a small minority of shoppers going to Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin, over 70 per cent shop [...]

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Coronavirus effects

As we write there are no cases of the virus Corona in this region. We should be just more vigilant on hygiene and live life as normally as possible.There seems to be a major anxiety and panic building up, in Ireland and around the world which can be destructive in its own [...]