Tales of the Tellurians


A beautiful book, especially for printers – young and old

A good idea is a good idea and I’ve just read a very interesting and beautifully printed book that I wished had been written about Waterford but, in fact, it was written about the town of Listowel in County Kerry.Entitled ‘Listowel – A Printers Legacy 1870-1970’, it tells the story of the history of printing [...]

The ancient Romans loved sulky racing

Now that the bright evenings are getting longer, racing sulkies, much loved by Travellers, are becoming more visible on our roads.Different people have different views but, last week, a councilor in Tipperary called for an official sulky racing track to be established in the county, one that would also most likely attract sulky enthusiasts from [...]

John O'Connor

Dermot Keyes

Keyes Side

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 [...]



February 1996. I’m in Fifth Year in CBS Carrick-on-Suir, the second school founded by Edmund Rice. At the time, my world generally revolved around soccer, athletics, Gaelic football, the family dogs and my Granny Kit, whom I then lived with. There were also more than a few thoughts about girls, and, heaven forbid, even the [...]

Foley on File

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Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise

‘Revitalising Rural Ireland – Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise’ was the theme of an EU Citizens’ Dialogue event staged at Dunhill Ecopark last week RURAL Ireland and the opportunities presented by social enterprise were discussed at a special event in Dunhill last week. ‘Revitalising Rural Ireland: Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise’ was the title of [...]


A warm welcome at Déise Day Centre

Déise Day Centre won the Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards and will represent Waterford at the IPB Pride of Place Awards Déise Day Centre won the prestigious Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards held last November. The Centre [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


Make Your Voice Heard

We would urge all who can vote in this Friday’s European and Local Elections across Waterford and the South East to do so. Now more than ever, in a period of ongoing flux primarily caused by Brexit, the need for competent and responsible representation at political level has never been greater, be it in City [...]



On Thursday last, this newspaper attended the launch of the Labour Party’s ‘Literacy Ireland’ document, a policy paper which aims to “ensure that literacy supports are available to every adult and child”. Launched at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter, Labour’s plan bids to address a multi-generational failure of the [...]