Opinion


Tales of the Tellurians


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Munster’s First Flying Doctors

Our battle for permanent 24/7 cardiac cover at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is well documented and we can only hope and continue to fight for equality with other regions. Because of their remoteness, our Munster neighbours in rural Cork and Kerry have also been at a disadvantage in instances when time is vital in getting patients [...]

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Liam Dwyer Rolls Back the Years for Peace

Congratulations to Carrick-on-Suir veteran singer and entertainer, Liam Dwyer, on his new single that is receiving a lot of plays and downloads on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify and all the other major online platforms. ‘The Calling’ is beautifully performed by Liam and includes a poignant spoken piece by Stephen Travers who wrote the song. It [...]

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Dermot Keyes

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Charmed by Deise’s “Lamp of Learning”

The South Door of Saint Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore, accessed via a cobbled path laid in 1811 which in turn is flanked by lime trees planted almost four centuries ago, featured a four-legged, fur-clad sentry on Saturday last. A young tabby cat pranced and slinked around the grounds of this most serene of sites and [...]

Róisín Foley (30) is a single mum living with Motor Neurone Dise

Why MND isn’t defining Róisín

Speaking to a wave of journalists about the grim reality of a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis might not be a choice the majority of those living with this particularly cruel terminal illness would plump for. But in the case of Róisín Foley, dealing with the media as she has during MND Awareness Month has [...]


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Revving up your anniversary Bike Run

The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run takes place in South Kilkenny this Saturday June 23rd. A SPECIAL bike run takes place this weekend in memory of two local brothers. The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run, which has proved hugely successful since its inception, will be held this Saturday June 23rd.Kenneth [...]

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Battle Continues to Save Local Post Office

A group of concerned locals attended a meeting in Ballyduff Community Centre last week as the battle to save Kilmeaden Post Office continues CONCERNED locals once again attended a specially convened meeting in Ballyduff last week to discuss the threat surrounding their local post office. The Kilmeaden Post Office deals with customers from throughout a wide [...]

Kieran Foley

Kieran Walsh

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Contrasts on Litter Front

Cigarette butts remain the most prominent form of litter on Ireland’s streets: that’s the major funding revealed in the 2017 National Litter Front, which has just been published by Environment Minister Denis Naughten. The Report by the Department’s Litter Monitoring Body reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country. However, Waterford is welcomingly [...]

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Hurlers Make an Early Exit

Waterford began their memorable run to the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final on June 18th last year when they exited the Munster Championship at the hands of Cork. This Sunday, June 17th, they will face the same opposition with their fate already decided, leaving players, management and supporters with a quiet summer, a far cry from [...]