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“They’ve been fantastic all season”.

Blues U19 manager Gary Hunt lauds his players

Blues manager Gary Hunt was thrilled for his players when he spoke after their brilliant win in Galway. “It’s fantastic and I’m delighted for the lads. They’ve put in such a year of hard work and commitment. We always said from the ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Don Baker at Theatre Royal

Born and bred in Dublin, Don Baker first learnt to play harmonica as a young lad in hospital recovering from a bout of TB. While convalescing, unable to go out like the other boys of his age, he immersed himself in The Blues and most especially The Blues Harmonica listening to the recordings ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Rock Face Art Exhibition at UHW

‘Rock Face’, an exhibition by Adrian Crellin, has opened on the Staff Art Wall at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Featuring an eclectic collection of hag stones found on beach walks in County Waterford, ‘Rock Face’ continues until 20 December.The Staff Art Wall is managed by ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Funding for Waterford under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2019

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has announced that 156 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from €15 million in funding under the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Waterford City and County Council were successful in 5 of ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
‘Determined to keep the Rogue alive’

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The team behind a Waterford city arts studio fearing closure have stepped up a campaign to secure their future. Janie Kavanagh, director of the Rogue Gallery and Studios, told the Munster Express that the artists based at No 25 Michael Street were assured by the local ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Cork Airport launches 2019/2020 winter schedule with five new routes

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has officially launched its 2019/2020 winter schedule with five new routes operating this winter season. Cork Airport has officially launched its 2019/2020 winter schedule with five new routes operating this winter season. ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Chamber welcomes North Quays planning application confirmation

Waterford Chamber welcomes the confirmation that Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland will lodge the application for Planning Permission to Waterford City & County Council for the North Quays development by the end of November.

Commenting on the announcement, Gerald Hurley, ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Hospital in crisis

Meeting details range of ongoing issues at UHW

The scale of the crisis facing University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was outlined in stark terms to local political representatives last week. Councillors from Waterford joined their regional counterparts in attending a meeting with UHW ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Super Blues crowned Champions of Ireland

Under 19 National League Final

Galway United 1 Waterford FC 3

In front of a fantastic crowd in Eamonn Deasy Park (Terryland Park) Waterford FC lifted the All-Ireland National Under 19 League on Bank Holiday Monday after Darragh Power’s 80th-minute header sealed ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Stephen Mullan: Son of a Preacher Man

Laugh Out Loud at Central Arts

Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe, a sell-out run at Dublin Fringe, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival and touring with Des Bishop; Stephen Mullan brings his stand-up comedy show ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ to Central Arts on Friday November 15. ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Top American travel agents check out Waterford and Ireland

Eleven top travel agents from the US are visiting Waterford and Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They’re all members of Virtuoso – an international network of luxury travel agencies – and they are visiting Ireland for the very first time! David ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Tom (82) graduates from WIT

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Among the 2,457 graduates at Waterford Institute of Technology last week, 82-year-old Tom Boyle was the proudest of the lot. “It’s something I hadn’t achieved and it’s something I wanted to achieve,” he told the Munster Express. “I ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Cardiac campaigner enters race for Dáil

A local campaigner has declared her intention to contest the next general election as part of the pursuit of 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Bernadette Phillips is being backed and endorsed by the ‘24/7 Cardiac Cover for the South-East’ campaign group, which was ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Historic Waterford City bar under new management

One of Waterford’s most historic bars, Thomas Maher, also known as Tom Maher’s, has been sold and will now be operated by Moondharrig Ventures. Moondharrig Ventures is a partnership between Sarah Jane Hanton, owner of The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms in Waterford, and returning Waterford ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Fingers crossed for Foróige

White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has been nominated in the Small Organisation Section of the Charity Impact Awards 2019.

WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism is a progressive and innovative club, based at ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
UK election sees Brexit delayed

Ireland has got a good break pre Christmas with a delay in Brexit.The outcome will be uncertain. The next Brexit deadline is now three months time.Even then it is likely that the transition period will be at least till the end of next year and could go on longer depending on how transition ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
‘Saggart Make It Through Munster Thriller

Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

Ballysaggart (Waterford) 2-14 Causeway (Kerry) 0-15

Jordan Norris Reports

Any myths surrounding the standard of hurling in Kerry as well as intermediate level were quickly dispelled, as Ballysaggart and ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
County Junior Football Final

Ballyduff Lower 1-11 Shamrocks 0-10

Thomas Keane For the second year in a row the County Junior Football Championship has found a home in the eastern half of the county after Ballyduff Lower proved too strong for Shamrocks on Saturday evening last at Fraher Field.The defeat for the ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Hutchinson stars as Gunners march on

Ballygunner 1-21 Sixmilebridge 0-12 Brian Flannery Reports

Reigning Munster club champions Ballygunner handed their hosts Sixmilebridge a 12-point thumping in the opening round of this season’s campaign.A goal in first half injury time from former Brighton and Hove Albion ...

2019-11-08 14:55 open_in_new
Second Cath Lab Nears

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The architects of the second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford have signalled intention to apply for planning permission for its construction. Dublin-based Wejchert Architects will be building the two-storey extension which will be located on an existing flat ...

2019-11-01 15:58 open_in_new
Traveller Developments Knocked Back

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Expansions to Traveller accommodation sites in parts of Waterford city may still take place despite being knocked back by Councillors. The local authority had brought plans to build seven new accommodation bays at Carrickphierish and five group houses at Green Road, ...

2019-11-01 15:58 open_in_new