Tales of the Tellurians


What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

From numerous religious paintings and icons our subconscious has formed an image of Jesus mostly as a handsome, thin figure with long hair and dressed in loose robes. Most film portrayals show him as fair-skinned and, sometimes, with piercing, blue eyes.The likelihood is that most of those presumptions were not correct and the real-life, historic [...]


Take a Walk, Have a Drink and Shout at the TV!

A recent scientific investigation into ageing came up with some interesting findings. Globally, the average life span is 72 years and, for a few lucky people, it may exceed 100 years. In the early 1900s, it was in the region of 50 years. Today’s extra decades come courtesy of vaccines, antibiotics, sanitation and improved detection [...]

John O'Connor

Dermot Keyes

Keyes Side


The Pitfalls of Strategic Communication

“Communication across government is an absolute prerequisite for effective implementation of policy initiatives. Communication to our citizens is an essential public service: the public has a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf, and why. That is why this new unit is being set up within civil service structures.” – [...]

Foley on File


A Host of Golden Daffodils

EVERY three minutes a person in Ireland receives a cancer diagnosis, and in Waterford 883 people were diagnosed with cancer in the past twelve months. Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, takes place on March 23rd and is a crucial fundraiser in the ongoing fight against cancer. In order to provide services to people affected by [...]


Councillor’s Charity cycle

Fine Gael Cllr Liam Brazil is once again holding his charity cycle to raise awareness of mental health and suicide in County Waterford. A CHARITY cycle to raise awareness of mental health and suicide is being organised by a local Councillor once again this year. With the support of his family and local community, Cllr Liam [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

Express View


The Taoiseach Comes to Town

Fine Gael’s public relations machine came into town last Friday pumping up their 2040 National Plan for fresh investment in the regions. Spending money in the regions is very welcome when it comes to urban regeneration, which will hopefully alleviate pressure from the Greater Dublin Area. As we know, Dublin has major transport issues given the failure [...]

Launch of CVT

The South East’s Crystal Vision

The past few weeks have been very encouraging from a regional perspective, given the positive noises emanating from the National Planning Framework/Ireland 2040 plan and the official launch of Crystal Valley Tech which took place on Monday. Speaking at the launch on Monday morning, WIT President and Crystal Valley Tech Board member Professor Willie Donnelly [...]