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Uncertainty over future of Kilmeaden Village Centre

A LEVEL of uncertainty continues to surround the future of a prominent site in Kilmeaden village. The future of the Kilmeaden Village Centre has been an ongoing cause of concern for many in the locality in recent years due to its increasingly unsightly appearance and a lack of commercial ...

2019-03-13 17:46 open_in_new
Council’s unexpected €17,000 outlay on Ferrybank park site

Kilkenny County Council expects to pay €17,000 for the removal of construction and demolition (C&D) waste material that ‘were not known’ to it or the contractor appointed to clear the site in April 2015. Addressing the March meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Planning ...

2019-03-13 17:46 open_in_new
Hey, Pat Shortt is back, lads!

Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull in Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, comedian Pat Shortt is back on the road with his latest quirky look at Irish ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Australian movie’s standing ovation at Garter Lane

The Dublin International Film Festival on Tour came to Garter Lane Arts Centre in the shape of ‘The Merger’, an Australian feel-good comedy about the rural setting of Bodgy Creek and the dwindling fortunes of its local Australian Rules Football team.Similar to many current Irish ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
NEWTOWN’S €16M PLAN

City school set for major expansion

A major expansion at Newtown School, with an anticipated investment totalling €16 million, is set to be delivered by 2022 and will pave the way for a 50 per cent increase in student numbers. As detailed in the school’s project brochure: ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
DEISE DIG DEEP

Injury-time goal seals dramatic home victory

The biting wind had the fourth estate on its collective toetips outside the team dressing rooms on Sunday last following a match which literally blew one way and the other. As players showered and mentors traded post-match sentiments, ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
RAZZLE DAZZLED!

Carrick Musical Society strike gold with ‘Chicago’

Strand Theatre audiences were treated to a story of ‘murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery’ during Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s triumphant staging of ...

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Sanofi take home big prize at Waterford Business Awards

Sanofi were named Overall Waterford Business of the Year at the Waterford Business Awards on Friday night last at the Tower Hotel by City & County Mayor Declan Doocey (FG).The multi-national company, who are leading the way in advancing global biopharmaceutical technology, also picked up ...

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Council’s rules on chains up for re-examination after colourful exchange

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A colourful disagreement between two City Councillors means on Monday last (March 4th) the rules around the wearing of mayoral chains are set to be examined once again. In a scene that caught the attention of many other Councillors at City Hall last Monday, ahead of ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Guilty plea entered after young woman recounts Quay stabbing

Two women pleaded guilty to assaulting another woman on the city’s Quay during a jury trial held in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court last week.The women had each pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault contrary to section three of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997, but ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Next cardiac care demo on April 13th

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A new date for a cardiac campaign march in Dublin has been set for Saturday, April 13th. However, the announcement has been overshadowed by one campaign group’s claim that other groups are “blatantly disregarding and virtually ignoring” it in negotiations. A ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Daily danger on our roads

The most dangerous activity most of us undertake on a daily basis involves getting behind the wheel of a car. I realise we don’t consciously consider it in such terms every time we buckle up and pull out of the yard – I know I certainly don’t – but if one had to draw up a personal ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Time to dig deep for Daffodil Day

The Irish Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Day takes place on Friday March 22nd. Volunteers in Waterford launched their campaign last week at the Waterford Health Park

DAFFODIL Day, which is supported by Boots Ireland, takes place on Friday March 22nd and funds the Irish Cancer ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
Business diversity across Waterford

We attended the Waterford Chamber of Commerce Business awards on Friday last week and were very impressed with the range and diversity of business throughout the city and county. Dungarvan and Waterford Chambers linked up for this event held at the Tower Hotel, which proved a resounding ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
London calling for Déisemen

National Football League, Division 4 London v Waterford (Rusilip, Saturday, 12.30pm)

Waterford’s interest may well have come to an end even with two rounds of games still to be played, but that will not mean Benji Whelan’s side will travel across the Irish Sea this weekend for ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
FANNING’S PRIDE IN DEISE RESOLVE

Paraic Fanning was justly pleased by Waterford’s fine, albeit wind-assisted recovery which saw them overcome Galway deep in second half stoppage time on Sunday last. “I don’t think anyone watching could realise how hard it was to play in those conditions in the first half and when you ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
WIT bridge 20 year gap with All-Ireland win

TU Blanchardstown, Dublin 1 WIT 2

It’s been a long time coming but after 20 years of waiting Waterford IT finally got their hands on the Colleges FAI Perpetual Cup for the first time since 1999.Two first half goals did the damage in the final against TU Dublin Blanchardstown at ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
BLUES OUTCLASSED BY BRILLIANT DUNDALK

League of Ireland Premier Division

Dundalk 4 Waterford F 0

An under-strength Dundalk team, who were missing five of their top players including Michael Duffy, Robbie Benson and John Mountney proved to be far too powerful for Waterford FC in Oriel Park on Friday night ...

2019-03-13 16:43 open_in_new
The Power of Positivity

“She has the happy knack of picking herself up and making lemonade out of the lemons life throws at her.”

Sunday evening. I am sat behind the wheel of my car, a link in a chain of chrome and steel worming along the N77 between Durrow and Abbeyleix. A flurry of snow has once again ...

2019-03-06 17:46 open_in_new
Local charity brings opportunities to Uganda

‘Opportunity Knox’, which was founded by Harry and Ursula Knox, is continuing to have a hugely positive impact in a Ugandan village. ALTHOUGH they are thousands of miles apart, a village in South Kilkenny and an African village are developing close links. Kilmacow and the village of ...

2019-03-06 17:46 open_in_new
DOWNSIZING MAKES SENSE

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to maintain independent living in their own homes, has welcomed the Government’s recently published ‘Housing Options for Our Ageing Population’ report. Getting older people to downsize and move into smaller housing units to free up ...

2019-03-06 17:46 open_in_new