Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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Modern medicine aided by old cures is your only man!

A friend of a friend is a hale and hearty 92-year-old woman who spoke recently about her longevity and good health. She knows that modern medicine and the good genes she inherited from her parents have played a major part in her well being but she is also a great believer in old cures as [...]

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Guests who approach piano players in bars!

All gigging musicians got a smile out of a recent encounter between a piano player/singer and an elderly American man in Killarney’s Park Hotel.Noel O’Sullivan was playing his usual set in the lounge when this elderly, bald man sitting at the bar came up to him several times to tell him about the background of [...]

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 [...]


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Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

Tramore is hoping to maintain and even improve its success in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, the results of which will be announced shortly. Each September, communities throughout Waterford wait with bated breath ahead of the announcement of the SuperValu Tidy Towns results.For five years in a row, Tramore has been awarded a well-earned bronze medal. [...]

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A new era for the Holy Ghost

Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford. THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

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Phil Hogan’s promotion is good news for South-East

Commissioner Phil Hogan has at times been a controversial figure here in Waterford. People here worried about Kilkenny, his home county, getting more attention than Waterford for investment when he was a Cabinet Minister.He has been on a bigger stage since as Irish EU Commissioner and has a had a successful period in Agriculture. In the past [...]

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Airport in Waterford can alleviate pressure on Dublin

It was interesting to hear the head man in Aer Rianta and Dublin declare on Newstalk this past week that Dublin Airport is at full capacity.Dublin can no longer take new airlines from early morning to early evening peak times, only later times are possible outside of peak times.This must create opportunity [...]