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North Quays New Dawn

A €30 million investment is to be made on Waterford’s North Quay, with work on the site’s ‘reinvention’ set to commence in advance of the general election. Meanwhile, a new Boundary Commission, the membership of which will be named later this week, is to re-examine the thorny issue of the North Waterford city/South Kilkenny boundary, and [...]

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Waterford Country Fair draws thousands to Mount Congreve

magnificent sunny day greatly added to a very successful inaugural Waterford Country Fair held at Mount Congreve on Sunday last. Numbers who attended the event were estimated at approximately 8,000 level, with Gardaí and stewards kept really busy throughout the event. According to Country Fair Chairperson Jo Breheny: “We worked with the Garda and Waterford City [...]

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Differing views remain over controversial Quay redesign

IFFERING views continue to be expressed over the new layout of The Quay in Waterford City. The new design has proved extremely controversial, with many locals expressing concerns over increased traffic delays and the problems faced by emergency services in navigating The Quay as a result. However, a spokesperson for Waterford Ambulance Service told The Munster Express [...]

School tour money stolen

Money collected for a group of children’s school tour was stolen during a break-in at Scoil Lorcáin last week. School Principal Harry Flynn received a call at 12.15am on Wednesday informing him that the alarm in the school had gone off. On arrival, he found the Gardaí already at the scene. However the burglars had fled. Back [...]

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‘Mindless gurriers’ steal River Rescue boat and three outboard motors

arrick-on-Suir River Rescue has been subjected to another act of thievery by individuals described by spokesman Michael Hickey as ‘mindless gurriers’. On Thursday night last, one of the River Rescue’s boats, along with three outboard motors, were stolen from the Marina. Sadly, this isn’t the first time this fantastic group of volunteers have had equipment stolen from [...]

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Wheelie Good Fun

small army of scooters, flickers, bikes, wheelchairs, skateboards, prams, trikes and roller blades took to the streets of Tramore on Sunday, 7th July to have some ‘Wheelie Good Fun’ for a really great cause. The fundraising event was organised by Emma Butler, a personal assistant with the Irish Wheelchair Association, along with Sonya Butler – [...]

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Lord Waterford visits remains of Leper Hospital

strong>Paul Dower reports Since March of this year the Waterford Civic Trust has taken on the project of cleaning up and investigating the “Leper Hospital” and St Stephen’s Church at Stephens Street in the city. With help from volunteers and the Waterford History Group the whole site was cleaned up by removing years of growth [...]

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Enda Completes Walk of a Lifetime

ight marathons in eight days. Eighty litres of water and energy drinks downed. Nine thousand calories consumed a day. Innumerable chats had, hugs exchanged, songs sun “and a few dirty jokes along the way”. De La Salle teacher Enda O’Doherty, who had trained for 10 arduous months, completed an epic walk between Belfast and Waterford on [...]