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Tramore: Back on the map!

Tramore’s traditional close of season fireworks display re-affirmed the resurgence of the town as Ireland’s premier seaside resort according to the Chairperson of Tramore’s Chamber of Tourism & Commerce. Speaking to The Munster Express, Mary Daniels said that Tramore has “now moved on and established itself as an all-year round destination, with visitor numbers climbing and [...]


Overarching achievement

The re-opening of Chairman’s Arch restores not only a walkway dating back to 914 but has also led to the creation of 10 new social housing units and a new commercial/living space in the heart of Waterford city. Re-opened last week, flanking Henrietta Street and Cathedral Square, the restoration of Chairman’s Arch after several decades of [...]


Doomed pilot sought field for landing

A preliminary investigation into a fatal light aircraft crash in West Waterford last month has revealed that the pilot was trying to find a field to land in after the engine caught fire whilst airborne. Howard Cox, a 67- year-old father of one from Devon, was flying from Waterford to Shannon for the Foynes Air Show [...]

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Czech outdoors in Bohemian Switzerland

e recently paid a visit to the Czech Republic and managed to squeeze in a visit to the well known Novy Bor glass production region. This is in Northern Bohemia, just south of Germany and Poland. Like Waterford the Crystalex plant there has undergone major industrial change when [...]


Leading ice cream chain is Deise bound

Baskin Robbins, the world’s largest ice-cream chain, is planning to open outlets in both Waterford and Wexford, The Munster Express has learned. The company, which announced its entry into the Irish market a fortnight ago, is part of the Dunkin’ Brands franchisor, which also includes the ‘Dunkin’ Donuts’ brand. Baskin Robbins, which is already selling 1200 different [...]


Further wind turbine application lodged near Carrick-on-Suir

A second wind turbine application, initially for a single structure, has been lodged on a site just outside Carrick-on-Suir, just 600 metres from a separate, pre-existing proposal to develop eight turbines across two adjoining hills. The application by LANA Wind Developments Ltd, an associate company of Clonmel-based Hyrdotec Engineering Ltd, was received by Tipperary County Council [...]

Personality Portraits

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Paul Hartnoll

Paul Hartnoll has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. The Welshman, known to many of his friends as Taffy, was born in Swansea. His mother Josephine is a native of Waterford city who was born and reared in Domnics Place, she is a Colclough part of the upholster family of [...]