Tales of the Tellurians

Pep the driver

Pep is a good man for a bang and a clang!

Apparently, as well as a plethora of Waterford-based Manchester United and Liverpool fans, there are also more than a few Manchester City fans around the city and county of late. Good luck to them all and I hope they are very happy but, if by chance, the Man City Supporters Club invite manager Pep Guardiola over [...]

US Candidates

John Delaney seeks big job in USA

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, John Delaney is seeking the US Democratic nomination to battle it out with sitting President Donald Trump in next year’s election. However, the John Delaney in question is not the former FAI chief, rather a 56-year-old former US congressman for Maryland and, at the time of writing, one of [...]

John O'Connor

Dermot Keyes

Keyes Side


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 [...]

Foley on File


Girl power

Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group is a Women’s Health Information Community Group in Waterford Members of a local group are striving to support and empower women in relation to the issue of healthcare. Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group was founded two years ago in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal which shocked the [...]


Forty years of Portlaw Musical Society

Portlaw Musical Society celebrates 40 consecutive shows this week with its production of ‘Cinderella’ All of the glitz and glam associated with Panto season will once again descend on Portlaw this week.The productions staged by the Portlaw Musical Society have become not-to-be-missed spectacles which appeal to people of all ages in The Tannery Town and [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


Time for Risks

After the auction politics prior to each election, most promises are broken as politicians scramble for power.It got more heated to offer more housing commitments, pensions promises, better health service and other goodies to win votes with these political proposals coming mainly from opposition parties. The same happened in 2007, when there was a famous headline [...]


Election to bring change

Will the Government get back in is a big topic on people’s minds. The polls suggest no and a minority Government may be the result with Fianna Fail looking good in the polls so far to lead the next government. They have rejected a grand coalition with Fine Gael although offered by Fine [...]