Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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Air Quality in New Ross “is worse than Beijing”

Former Tánaiste Mary Harney will always be remembered as the minister who saved thousands of lives by introducing smokeless coal zones in this country. The ban was introduced in Dublin in September 1990 after several years of severe winter smog. Five years later it was extended to a number of other major urban areas including Waterford [...]

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Mobile Phone Health Debate Back on Agenda

The debate about mobile phone radiation and whether or not it is damaging to health is back on the agenda. It first emerged years ago when mobiles became popular with a large percentage of the population but, for a long while, there hasn’t been much talk about it. Now, however, the debate about electromagnetic radiation has taken [...]

John O'Connor

Dermot Keyes

Keyes Side


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TU or not TU: that is the big question

“New legislation due to commence soon will pave the way for the first technological university. The idea is that by merging institutes of technology, we can create larger and more powerful institutes of technology. A DIT-led university will likely be the first to meet the criteria towards the end of 2018. A formal name-change and [...]

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Glencairn Life Through A Lens

“Anyone who has ever passed through the gates of Glencairn Abbey, know well that as well as delicious cherry cake, it has something very special to offer. It gives people peace, time to listen to the inner spirit and encouragement when facing difficulty.” – Mairead Lavery ‘Glencairn Abbey: A Year in the Life’ is a magnificent [...]


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All Aboard for Issy’s Tours

All aboard for Issy’s tours LOCAL woman Issy Kennedy is aiming to spread some happiness and create new friendships through ‘Issy’s Tours’. Issy worked as a travel agent in Waterford for many years and has extensive experience of organising and planning excursions. As part of her new initiative, she recently staged her first trip which was hugely [...]

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Copper Coast communities collaborate

WATERFORD’S Copper Coast has undoubtedly been one of Ireland’s hidden gems for many years. However, the profile of the area has thankfully increased and gained national recognition in recent times. This has been helped in no small part by the efforts of many different communities which have now come together as part of the Copper Coast Forum. Several [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


Justice Delayed is Justice Denied for Abuse Victims

“We were told, around the time of the court case, that (Bill) Kenneally would not be named unless we went public. That’s the only reason any of us went public. The five of us went public on this. We have 16 children between us. Hopefully we’ll all have grandchildren. We’re not naïve enough to think [...]

The State We’re In: The World in 2017

A series of high-powered speakers addressed global affairs at the Kilkenomics Festival back in November, reflecting on global politics, the North Korean situation, the winning – and losing – of elections, and, of course, Donald Trump. The prospect of President Trump blowing up the world are not that strong and we can rest somewhat easily, said [...]