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Shanahan confirms election bid

Cllr Matt Shanahan has confirmed his intention to run in the upcoming general election as an Independent candidate. The prominent local health campaigner was co-opted onto Waterford City & County Council in January 2019 in place of Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) who resigned her seat. He obtained ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Anger over wait for new Mooncoin road

• Several fatalities and accidents recorded • on stretch of N24 over past 16 years • Over €5.5m to be spent on 1.9km route

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A Mooncoin Councillor has blasted the long wait for a new route in place of the main Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir road. While ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Chasity talk cancelled following criticism

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A talk by a controversial US preacher has been moved to Co Waterford after organisers confirmed it wouldn’t be going ahead in the city. A talk was planned for the Tower Hotel, however it was moved after concerns were raised about the preacher’s views on ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Striding Ahead in the Anne Valley

The committee responsible for the creation of the beautiful Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill were recently honoured with a prestigious local award and are keen to make even further progress in 2020 VISITORS and locals alike are taking note of the many wonderful walking routes which we are ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
North gets Assembly again

One positive outcome of the UK elections is that a new energy has emerged to get the Stormont Assembly up and running again.Loss of seats by Sinn Fein and DUP for the London seats have seen how the people are annoyed at the lack of public representation in Belfast. It has led to education and ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Stamford Bridge delight for Taylor and Adam

Taylor and Adam Tebay from Waterford City got the opportunity of a lifetime after waiting seven years from sending in their mascot applications to walk Chelsea onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge. Taylor and Adam Tebay walk out at Stamford Bridge as mascots for Chelsea for the FA Cup match ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Blues continue to build for season opener

Waterford FC continue to build their squad ahead of the 2020 season which gets under way next month. The club last week announced the loan signing of Kevin O’Connor from Preston North End. Kevin last played with the Blues back in 2014, when he made 43 appearances over two seasons, scoring ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Hart Woe for De La Salle

Harty Cup Quarter-Final

Midleton CBS 2-17 De La Salle College 2-8

This quarter final was a repeat of last year’s final and the outcome was the same as the East Cork side got the better of De La Salle. The winners, who were able to call on six of the starting fifteen that ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Waterford Ladies Football celebrate 25 years.

A celebration of Waterford Ladies football over 25 years takes place in the Greenway Manor hotel on Friday next 17th January. Our special guest on the night will be the 2018 LGFA Hall of Fame recipient, ex-Waterford ladies footballer Marie Crotty-Wall. Marie Crotty Wall pictured receiving the ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Drop Everything!

David Hennessy Musical & Dramatic Society Presents“The Full Monty”, The Stage Musical

A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off.The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Foster & Allen Timeless Memories Tour

On Saturday 25th January Foster Allen will bring their Timeless Memories Tour to the Theatre Royal, featuring tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums. The story of Foster &Allen began back in the seventies when Mick and Tony were playing in Country Music bands around ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Worries over lack of Waterford Airport board meetings

Eoghan Dalton Reports

While the planning application for the runway extension at Waterford Airport is due to be submitted this week, concerns have been raised that the airport’s board has failed to meet for over half a year.The Government approved €5 million in funding for the ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Showcase beckons for Waterford craft and design companies

Waterford’s craft and design industry will have strong representation at this year’s Showcase Creative Expo, which takes place from January 19th to 22nd in The RDS in Dublin.Eight craft and design companies will be showcasing the very best of Waterford creativity, design and innovation, with ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Almost €2m approved for Regional Enterprise Projects in the South-East

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan TD has welcomed the announcement of the results of Call 3 of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund by his colleague Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.Twenty-six ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Son due back in court over father’s death

• Shock in Portlaw at death of John Butler (48)

• Guards consider son a ‘flight risk’

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A 21-year-old man is to appear in court later this week in connection with the death of his father in Portlaw.John Butler, 48, was found with ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Ballygunner Hurling Club –‘The Chaser ‘

On February 8th next Ballygunner Hurling Club brings the hugely popular ‘The Chaser’ to the Woodlands Hotel .This show is attracting audiences of all ages which is no surprise. The show has all the ingredients to ensure everyone will be entertained and have a great night out while ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Swamp closes all stores

Irish female fashion retail chain Swamp has ceased trading. The company announced on Friday last that it would cease trading with immediate effect.Its Waterford store on Broad Street is among the stores to close. It’s believed the decision is due to the managing director’s ill health and ...

2020-01-17 19:22 open_in_new
Local fishing communities in shock

Dunmore East RNLI part of search team after boat sinks with two on board

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The Dunmore East RNLI lifeboat was among the rescue services called into action as part of the search for a missing fisherman. The alarm was raised on Saturday night that a boat trawler ...

2020-01-10 20:25 open_in_new
Waterford City fares well in IBAL’s 2019 litter survey

Waterford City is again Cleaner than European Norms in the final litter survey of 2019 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).It occupies 11th spot in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. The People’s Park, Waterford Court House, the Cultural Quarter, Barronstrand Street, the ...

2020-01-10 20:25 open_in_new
FF & SF demand RIC boycott

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Calls have been made demanding that Waterford boycotts the commemoration ceremony for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC).The Government announced recently that it will commemorate those who served in the RIC prior to independence.

However, the event, which will ...

2020-01-10 20:25 open_in_new
Remembering The Missing Postman

To mark the 90th anniversary of the disappearance of postman Larry Griffin, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the old post office in Kilmacthomas on December 27th.

Christmas 2019 marked 90 years since the disappearance of Kilmacthomas postman Larry Griffin. On Christmas Day 1929, ...

2020-01-10 20:25 open_in_new