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‘Fully committed’

• Company behind North Quays issues assurance • But planning yet to be submitted to local authority

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The company behind the redevelopment of the North Quays has rowed back on comments made by its director, in which he said it would withdraw from the ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Kilrossanty work hard for quarter-final spot

County Senior Football Championship

Kilrossanty 2-11 Brickey Rangers 1-11

Kilrossanty were warmest of favourites to advance to the quarter final stages of the County Senior Football Championship but they were made to work very hard for the win against a gritty Brickey ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Greenlight for €80m housing development

Eoghan Dalton Reports

An Bord Pleanála has overruled the advice of its own inspector and granted permission for a major housing development in Waterford City. The board has granted planning permission for an €80m site by Jackie Greene Construction to build 199 houses and 44 apartments ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
GAA club cautioned after racist abuse

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Portlaw / Ballyduff GAA has been formally cautioned after allegations that one of its supporters racially abused an underage hurler during a match. An investigation into the incident, which is alleged to have occurred at a County Bord na nÓg U15 match between De La ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Man dies at Mahon Falls

A man in his forties died after a fall in the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford at the weekend. The walker from County Tipperary fell approximately 10 meters near the top of the Mahon Falls on Sunday afternoon. The man died after falling from a height at the Mahon Falls. Photo: SEMRA. ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Community garden boarded up

A community garden in Waterford City has been boarded up, bringing an ambitious dream to a sad end. A large metal wall has been erected around the New Street Gardens site and will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Concerns had been expressed over the transformation of a what was ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
A new era for the Holy Ghost

Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford.

THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Airport in Waterford can alleviate pressure on Dublin

It was interesting to hear the head man in Aer Rianta and Dublin declare on Newstalk this past week that Dublin Airport is at full capacity.Dublin can no longer take new airlines from early morning to early evening peak times, only later times are possible outside of peak times.This must ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Matt Meets….. Kevin Galvin, Sports nut living his dream

A new voice burst on to the airwaves here in Waterford and surrounding counties (including Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny and South Tipperary) during the past few months and already he has become one of the most popular personalities on the regional radio station Beat 102-103. It is clear Kevin ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Blues’ late goals rock Rebels

League of Ireland, Premier Division

Cork City 1 Waterford FC 2

Monday of last week proved to be one of the great nights for the Waterford FC players and supporters. With just eight minutes left on the clock the home side were leading one nil and a defeat at Turners Cross ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Thomas Keane previews Relegation Play-Off Semi-Finals

Portlaw v Ardmore (Friday, Fraher Field, 7pm). This is a stage of the competition that Ardmore have found themselves in all too often in recent years and one wonders how long more they can stay in the top flight if they keep getting involved in the relegation play offs.

They are an ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Volunteer in Sport Awards

Members of the public are invited to nominate an individual whose contributions to sport has made a real difference to their community, club or county. Nominations can be made by individuals, clubs or sports associations via an online application form at www.volunteerinsport.ie. The deadline ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
White Horse Guitar Club play Central Arts

The renowned – and quite spectacular – White Horse Guitar Club are taking their show on the road around Ireland and hit Waterford on Saturday September 14 for an intimate gig at Central Arts. Selling out shows all around the country, White Horse Guitar Club are an eleven-piece band born in ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Music of the highest calibre in New Ross

New Ross Piano Festival gives a unique opportunity to the audience in the South East to hear artists who normally play in the bigger cities and concert halls of the world. For example, this year one of its guest pianists is Matan Porat, who recently played in distinguished venues including ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Huge crowds flock to Harvest Festival

There were great crowds on Saturday and Sunday at the Waterford Harvest Festival.Dawn Meats Sales Director, Paul Nolan described it as the best ever , his firm are sponsoring since the beginning of the festival over a decade ago and they were giving informative talks on how to cook burgers and ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Plunkett station becomes the sticking point for North Quays project

Eoghan Dalton Reports

A visit by the Minster for Finance to Waterford shed light on the difficulties facing the redevelopment of the North Quays – despite Paschal Donohoe remaining non-committal on funding. Throughout his time in City Hall, the Fine Gael TD repeatedly referred to getting ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
WIT students congratulated for WorldSkills success

A Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) student has won gold at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition while another brought home a Medallion for Excellence.Team Ireland was overall 10th place in the recent WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia, dubbed the ‘Olympics’ of skills ...

2019-09-11 15:40 open_in_new
Ardkeen on The Quay

Ardkeen Quality Food Store like Shaws Department Stores have a tradition quality and integrity, making the recent collaboration between two well established Waterford stores a comfortable fit.Trading since 1967, Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an innovative, independent family run store which has ...

2019-09-06 18:04 open_in_new
Nolke Opticians named as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Stores

Retailers from around the country in every industry sector have today been named as the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, and Nolke Opticians is included in that Top 100. The Top100 stores are part of the ...

2019-09-06 18:04 open_in_new
GAA Race Row

Player subjected to racial abuse at County Bord na nÓg U15 match Eoghan Dalton Reports

A complaint is set to be lodged with GAA headquarters alleging that a teenager was a target of racial abuse during a local underage hurling match.A number of club and County Board officials have ...

2019-09-06 17:02 open_in_new
Gunners breeze into semi-final

County Senior Hurling Championship

Ballygunner 3-22 Passage 1-12

Brian Flannery Reports

Ballygunner’s quest for sixth successive senior hurling title continues with facile 16-point victory over neighbours and rivals Passage to move on to the semi-final stage with a ...

2019-09-06 17:02 open_in_new