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“Vile” election leaflet slammed

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The circulation of an “eerie” anonymous leaflet about a candidate in Friday’s Local Election has been criticised by a cross-party group of politicians. A two-sided leaflet was mocked up to resemble an election leaflet from Una Dunphy and contained information ...

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“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified ...

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Locals march again for cardiac care equality

“We were delighted with the turnout today,” said Health Equality For The South East (HEFSE) PRO and City East Local Election candidate Matt Shanahan as the crowds filed away from the Mall on Saturday last. “It keeps sending the message out to the powers that be about the need for 24/7 ...

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Mayoral proposal has been disserved

“The Government and members of the Oireachtas would retain the ability to produce legislation for a directly elected Mayor and bring it before both Houses of the Oireachtas.”

This paragraph, the last text on page 6 of Waterford City & County Council’s guide to the plebiscite for ...

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Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise

‘Revitalising Rural Ireland – Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise’ was the theme of an EU Citizens’ Dialogue event staged at Dunhill Ecopark last week

RURAL Ireland and the opportunities presented by social enterprise were discussed at a special event in Dunhill last ...

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Make Your Voice Heard

We would urge all who can vote in this Friday’s European and Local Elections across Waterford and the South East to do so. Now more than ever, in a period of ongoing flux primarily caused by Brexit, the need for competent and responsible representation at political level has never been ...

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Blues frustrated in Ballybofey

League of Ireland, Premier Division

Finn Harps 3 Waterford FC 2

Bastien Hery went close to putting the Blues in front against Finn Harps on 31 minutes It was an extremely frustrating night in Finn Park on Friday night last. Having taken the lead after only four minutes ...

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Kilmacow crush Ballinroad’s double dream

Sheridan’s Division 1 Cup Final

Kilmacow 2 Ballinroad 0

Ballinroad, who won promotion to the Premier League last month after winning the Division 1A League title, were hoping to add the cup to their trophy cabinet on Friday night last in Ozier Park but a brace of ...

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Déise near exit after Tipperary trimming

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2

Tipperary 2-30 Waterford 0-18 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium

Waterford’s Championship credentials suffered irreparable damage following an 18-point defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Sunday last.Having lost ...

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Waterford LGFA Notes

Munster Championship Action beckons

The next round of the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Senior Championship will be played between Cork & Waterford at Cork Institute of Technology on Sunday 26th May at 5pm. Waterford will be buoyed by the news announced last week that they led the ...

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Summer in the City details announced

The organisers of Summer in the City – Waterford’s free, summer-long music and arts festival – have announced the programme for 2019, and it’s an absolute cracker, with this year set to be bigger and better than ever before! Funded by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford ...

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Lisbon: one of Europe’s leading capital sojourns

Lisbon is fast becoming one of Europe’s favourite capital cities. Its location on the River Tagus, its high-level bridges and proximity to the sea at Estoril and Cascais make it a most desirable short break destination.We really were captivated with the capital of Portugal in what was our ...

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Around 100 attend public meeting on solar farm proposal

AROUND 100 concerned locals attended a public meeting in Stradbally last week to hear of plans to construct Ireland’s largest solar farm.Highfield Solar Ltd. has submitted a planning application to Waterford City & County Council for a 270-acre solar farm in the townlands of ...

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Suir Blueway creates new tourist potential for South Tipperary

Daniel Keating Reports

A wealth of history, heritage and culture running largely parallel to much of the N24 between Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir is now open to cyclists and hikers alike. Nestled along the north bank of the River Suir lies the €5.6 million Blueway, a 53-kilometre trail ...

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Eoghan Dalton Reports

Longer waiting times for elective procedures are feared after University Hospital Waterford (UHW) proposed to reduce its operating theatre service for four weeks this summer as a cost-saving measure. The fewer planned procedures will coincide with annual leave of ...

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Déise’s 14 men undone by high scoring Premier

The crows swooped and scavenged around the Ryan Stand amidst the post-match detritus on a calm Sunday afternoon in hurling’s greatest cathedral. Two weekends into the 2019 Championship, it looks like it’s going to take something very, ...

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Gasworks is ready to rock for city’s big music weekend

The countdown is on to Daytripper 2019, Waterford’s biggest music event of the year, so here are 10 good reasons why you should not miss a great weekend in the heart of the city… THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA will be making ...

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Tramore set for bus boost

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The Bus Éireann service for Riverstown in Tramore is to improve thanks to the return of evening services. It will be part of the summer timetable which will also see a move to a permanent operation of double-decker buses by the end of June, according to Cllr Joe ...

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FG & FF Cllrs ‘buckle’ on Harris motion

Councillors call on HealthMinister to consider position

LOCAL Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Councillors have been accused of buckling under local election pressure by supporting a motion calling on Health Minister Simon Harris to “consider his position”. The motion, proposed by Sinn Féin ...

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Splendid hurling occasion lacked the perfect outcome

Brian Flannery at Walsh Park

Well that was almost a perfect Sunday. The return of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship to Waterford brought the crowds back to Walsh Park and it was a wonderful occasion.Having the sun shine is a ...

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The joy of SprOg!

Kids’ Spraoi festival set to be “totally awesome”!

A group of enthused pupils from St John of Gods Primary School set the SprOg ball rolling at Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday last, enjoying art and cupcakes at the 2019 festival’s launch.Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class members, ...

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