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City set for Viking Marathon

City set for Viking Marathon

City set for Viking Marathon

Sunday June 26th will see Waterford play host to our 10th annual WLR Waterford Viking Marathon. Organisers and participants are very excited to return to a live event while continuing the option to participate in a virtual marathon if preferred from June 24th to June 27th. Runners will begin their full, half and...
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Hopes for airport take-off

Hopes for airport  take-off

Hopes for airport take-off

Eoghan Dalton A make-or-break meeting at Waterford Airport this week will reveal whether it has achieved up to €8 million private investment to secure the company’s future. Its board of directors is meeting Wednesday and will hear from a key shareholder on whether negotiations to secure a backer have been...
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South East TU comes into being

South East TU comes into being

South East TU comes into being

Justine Dwyer A senior Trinity College Professor has been appointed the first President of the newly formed South East Technical University (SETU) which came into being on Sunday May 1st. Professor Veronica Campbell’s appointment was designated by the Minister for Further Education Simon Harris. Originally from...
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County fire service ‘in crisis’

County fire service ‘in crisis’

County fire service ‘in crisis’

Kieran Foley County Waterford’s Fire Service is in “crisis” according to a local Councillor. Raising the issue at the April Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council last week, Cllr Declan Clune (Ind) said there is a “significant safety issue in relation to the provision of fire services in our...
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Waterford showcased to Royals

Waterford showcased to Royals

Waterford showcased to Royals

Justine Dwyer   Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures heralded the arrival of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Waterford last Thursday when they were welcomed by locals who lined the streets.   As the city basked in glorious sunshine, the Royal couple took full advantage of the good...
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Henry’s golden double

Henry’s golden double

Henry’s golden double

Catherine Power There were smiles all round at Henry De Bromhead’s Knockeen yard on Monday morning as the press gathered to photograph the Waterford trainer’s champions and reflect on another brilliant week at Cheltenham. It was a very relaxed De Bromhead and jockey Rachael Blackmore who paraded Honeysuckle, Bob...
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City gears up for Royal visit

City gears up for Royal visit

City gears up for Royal visit

Justine Dwyer Rumours are rife this week that Waterford is gearing up for a royal visit from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on March 24th- despite no confirmation being forthcoming from the British Embassy or Waterford City & County Council. However, several local councillors confirmed that they had...
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