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2019 Renault GAA World Games

A celebration of our global Gaelic Games community

July 28th Parade Waterford City, July 29th to Aug 1st in WIT Arena

A chief aim of the GAA is to provide the opportunity for lifelong participation and engagement in Gaelic Games to as many people as possible, ...

2019-07-17 00:43 open_in_new
Investment secured for ‘Guardian of the Déise’

• Project is a “major game changer for Waterford” • 200ft high sculpture will be our ‘Angel of the North’

Private investment has been secured for the proposed ‘Guardian of the Déise’ project. The substantial investment means plans by local wood carver John Hayes can ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Comeragh Amenity Area officially opened

A top-class amenity area has been officially opened at the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains in rural County Waterford. The new Comeragh Amenity Area in Rathgormack includes an enclosed floodlit all-weather 4G astro turf games area approximately 70m long by 40m wide which will cater for a wide ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Kenneally commission to begin hearings this week

Eoghan Dalton Reports

The Commission of Investigation into the Bill Kenneally case is to begin hearings later this week. Bill Kenneally , a former sports coach, is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence in relation to 10 counts of indecent assault against minors which took place in ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
A garden oasis in the heart of Waterford

Men’s Shed members are coming together to create a garden space in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter. Included are members of the Community Men’s Shed which aims to help refugees integrate into Waterford life.

Waterford’s O’Connell Street is in the process of being transformed thanks ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Will legal system be changed to address compensation culture?

The UK, USA and Ireland have a particular problem with a claims culture for small accidents or injuries. This is now so serious that small business are closing such as creches, shops etc.Motorists, especially younger ones, are finding it hard to get cover and drive.Householders see home ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Rovers and Blues draw for a third time

League of Ireland, Premier Division

Sligo Rovers 0 Waterford FC 0

Sligo Rovers and Waterford FC cancelled each out for a third time this season when they met at the Showgrounds on Saturday night last. The two teams failed to score a goal when they first met at this venue and a ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Hery leaves for Linfield, O’Connor joins

Blues’ signings and departures

Waterford FC announced last week that striker Michael O’Connor has joined the club on loan from Linfield while Bastien Hery has joined the Danske Bank Premiership side on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.20-year-old striker Michael O’Connor joins ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
14 Man Kilmac earn last gasp draw

County Senior Football Championship Round 3.

Kilmacthomas 1-09 Kilrossanty 0-12

Tony Ryan Reports

Local derbies are the next best thing to knockout championship games if the fine gate of €2,482 is a bench mark for the double header senior football championship games ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Dogged Déise advance to knock-out stages

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Waterford 2-10 Clare 0-12

Waterford reached the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the second year in a row after they recorded a four points win over Clare at Walsh Park on Saturday. Clashes between ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Comedy comes to Curraghmore for All Together Now

It’s a case of ‘LOL Together Now’ as one of the country’s biggest festivals announces its comedy line-up! The Over The Ha Ha Stage at All Together Now on the Curraghmore Estate will be graced by some of the biggest and best names in Irish comedy over the August Bank Holiday ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
NOCA appoints Dr Brian Creedon as new Clinical Director

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Brian Creedon as Clinical Director for the organisation. Dr Creedon has been involved with NOCA since 2015 when he joined as a member of the National Audit of Hospital Mortality Governance Committee. He ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Proposed public transport plan for Waterford ‘an exciting opportunity’

Sinn Féin Councillor for Tramore and Waterford City West has welcomed a commitment from the National Transport Authority to develop a Waterford Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy. Cllr Griffin has consistently raised the lack of public transport options in places like Butlerstown, Dunhill, ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
IBM closes Red Hat acquisition

IBM has closed its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat, which has a base in Waterford. It’s the company’s biggest acquisition in its more than 100-year history and represents IBM’s move toward faster-growing segments such as cloud, software and services, and away from ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Housing adaptation funding cut by a third

Eoghan Dalton Reports

State funding for adapting the homes of seriously ill council tenants has been slashed by a third. It comes following Waterford Council’s decision to suspend medical assessments of those tenants’ homes for two years, as revealed by The Munster Express earlier this ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Wretched summer of hurling ends in heavy defeat

Munster U-20 Hurling Championship

Tipperary 3-23 Waterford 0-10

Brian Flannery Reports

Waterford’s miserable season in hurling concluded with a 22 point shellacking to Tipperary in the U20 Munster semi-final at Thurles on Tuesday night last.Manager Steven Gough in a ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
The Red Iron: From the page to the stage

Jim Nolan explains to Catherine Power the process behind the writing of his new play The Red Iron

Jim Nolan’s eagerly awaited new play The Red Iron opens in Garter Lane on November 10th. This new play has garnered much attention over the last few weeks and I was delighted to have the ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
North Quays application due within days

Eoghan Dalton Reports

Construction works on the North Quays project are expected to be completed by the middle of 2022. It will be the end of a process that is likely to begin in the coming days as the planning application for the project is submitted. Councillors were told last week in ...

2019-07-16 17:22 open_in_new
Parkinson’s positivity

An innovative course in Waterford is transforming the lives of people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions.

Group pictured with Smovey rings at the final session of the most recent ‘Helping People with Parkinson’s’ course which took place at the Butler Community ...

2019-07-12 18:52 open_in_new
EU-Mercosur Trade Deal to hit Irish beef?

After 20 years of negotiations, the European Union has concluded a trade deal with the four Mercosur countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. This is the largest trade deal that the EU has ever negotiated, covering 773 million people.It is a trade deal that may offer significant ...

2019-07-12 18:52 open_in_new
Flat Blues fall to Saints

League of Ireland, Premier Division Premier League

Waterford FC 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 2

Waterford FC’s John Martin shows great skill to control this pass. Waterford FC were hoping to beat St Patrick’s Athletic for the third time this season when they played hosts to ...

2019-07-12 18:52 open_in_new