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Study reveals Belview Providing 980 Jobs

An economic impact study commissioned by the Port of Waterford shows that the Belview Industrial Zone surrounding and including the port now supports 632 full-time jobs directly and a further 348 indirectly, coming to a total of 980. The Belview Industrial Zone provides 980 jobs and generates ...

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Prestigious Award for Waterford Fc Supporters

There was a lot of joy and happiness last week when the Airtricity League Supporters Contribution Award was presented to Patrick Lynn on behalf of the Waterford fans in Ballsbridge, Dublin. This award is a fantastic recognition of all the Blues’ supporters. It’s an acknowledgement of ...

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“Just a Feeling” at the Coastguard Centre

“Just A Feeling”, an exhibition of paintings by Tramore artist Maria Gallwey, is currently running at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore. Maria, who lives in the South West of France (in Saintes, a town in Charentes Maritime between the port city of La Rochelle and Bordeaux) has ...

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Toucan to Touch Down at the Royal

TOUCAN are the explosive 10-piece funk-pop band blasting out a blend of feel-good, contagiously funky hits. Leading the group is Tramore native Conor Clancy and with a team of top performers from brass to keys behind him, their sold-out shows have proven them to be an absolute must-see thus ...

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Heat is on for Urban Development Funding

The Government has received over 100 applications for its Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), and have worked their way through three quarters of those as of Wednesday last, South Kilkenny County Councillors have learned. Speaking at the November meeting of the Piltown Municipal ...

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A Final Record That Needs Improvement

On Sunday next at Semple Stadium, a Waterford club will contest the Munster Senior Club Hurling Final for the 22 time since the competition was first played back in 1964.Despite contesting nearly half of the finals played in the competition since it was first played, Waterford’s overall record ...

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Nire’s Campaign Sunk by Clare Champions

Munster Senior Club Football Semi-Final

The Nire 0-09 St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay 2-11

Brian Flannery Reports

The Nire’s season drew to a disappointing conclusion with a comprehensive defeat to St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay in the Munster Club Senior Football ...

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Questionable Officiating as Niremen Exit Munster

While there’s no doubting the fact that the superior outfit prevailed at Fraher Field on Sunday last, it was difficult not to observe the game without taking issue with how it was officiated. All afternoon long, Kerry referee Padraig O’Sullivan made some questionable calls. Sadly, the days ...

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New Project Aims to Bridge City’s Mental Health Gap

Eoghan Dalton Reports

After a summer that saw children’s mental health services in the region fall into further disarray, a collective of educators and artists have come together to form a group hoping to bridge the gap. Laochas – The Warrior Soul Project is aiming to teach children ...

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A Journey Into Cycling “Hell”

“‘Paris-Roubaix’ is cycling’s Cape Horn,’ said the double winner Marc Madiot – in other words – the ultimate challenge – adding that, ‘in an era of cycling by computer it sublimates the artists who use pen on paper. It’s as beautiful as a parchment manuscript.’ The race is ...

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A Trip Through the Trenches

Memories of a 2016 trip to Flanders and the Somme flooded back as Ireland and the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War on Sunday last. At the Royal Munster Fusiliers Memorial in Ypres. IRELAND and the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ...

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Decentralisation Drum Beats Again

As our in-depth coverage of recent weeks has welcomingly demonstrated, the Michael Street/North Quays development is now a matter of ‘when’ as opposed to ‘if’. However, there remain some missing pieces when it comes to our city and region’s economic future and if ...

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M&S Cast Eye Towards Waterford

RETAIL giant Marks & Spencer is seeking a location in Waterford.In a Sunday Independent interview, Ken Scully, country director of the group’s Irish operations, confirmed that M&S has expansion plans for new stores in Ireland despite the challenges of the Irish market. In May, it ...

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City Can Be Region’s “Beacon on the Hill”

Eoghan Dalton Reports

While it was often heated, there were early signs of cooperation between Kilkenny and Waterford at last Thursday’s meeting with Minister of State John Paul Phelan. The joint structure being put in place to take on local authority functions for the northside of the ...

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Dramatic Prospects

Jim Nolan and WIT collaborate to bring Una Troy’s work home

‘Directed by Jim Nolan’ is a quartet of words that’s guaranteed to put posteriors on Garter Lane seats. And when there’s an added local ingredient involved, as is the case with ‘Mount ...

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Coveney Enthused by Waterford’s Progress as Brexit Cloud Remains

‘Think Global, Act Local’ was the resounding message at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner on Friday night last with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney performing keynote speaker duties. On the topic of ‘Think Global, Act Local’, Minister Coveney ...

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Airport Reboot Must Fly

Management among some of Waterford’s most prominent employers believe the runway extension and commercial re-opening of Waterford Airport is of equal if not greater consequence than the North Quays/Michael Street project. Speaking to The Munster Express, Waterford Chamber Chief Executive ...

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Gunners Can Make the Leap

Déise challengers bid to end Na Piarsaigh’s Munster Club Championship dominance

“I’m not saying that an individual shouldn’t spend any time reflecting on failure. It’s obviously important to learn from mistakes. But there’s a difference between learning from failure and ...

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Waterford’s Time to Shine

The Deloitte report prepared for Waterford City & County Council outlines this area’s prospects under the Government’s ‘Ireland 2040 plan’ and localises the plan’s eight major objectives. The first of these is titled: ‘A fair society within which all regions have the chance to ...

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Celebrating the Golden Years

The Golden Years Festival, organised by the Sacred Heart Active Retirement Group, takes place in The Tower Hotel, Waterford from November 12th – 14th.

The popular Golden Years Festival takes place in Waterford next week, with hundreds of visitors from across Ireland expected to descend ...

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North Quay Plan Gets Green Light

After what has been a lengthy wait, it is welcome to report that the regeneration of the North Quays and Michael Street will go ahead, bringing with it genuine hope that a bright new future for Waterford is just around the corner. Senator Paudie Coffey (FG), who has won praise from the Middle ...

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