Ice block: ‘resources not there to pre-treat every county road’
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Calls to put heavily used Kilmeaden High Road on gritting route Waterford Council simply hasn’t the capacity to pre-treat more minor roads during freezing weather, Comeragh District councillors have been told. Cllr Declan Clune (Ind) raised recent access issues on the High Road in Kilmeaden, which is not catered for by the local authority’s gritting truck. Referring to the cold snap just before Christmas, which resulted in compacted ice, residents “literally couldn’t get out of their house simply because there was too much ice on the hills and it was very, very dangerous,” Cllr Clune said. “On ..read more
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‘We will never see his like again’
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Council colleagues salute an irreplaceable figurehead and friend Councillors met in special session last Thursday to pay tribute to an erstwhile colleague described as the ‘Father of Waterford City’ and “a colossus” of local politics. There were emotional contributions from the assembled elected body as the sad absence of Davy Daniels, who gave 49 years’ public service up to last month, sunk in at City Hall. A Book of Condolence, opened the previous afternoon, was signed as councillors made their way in. All members echoed their sincerest condolences to Davy’s wife Mary, his sons Liam and Davi ..read more
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Destination Kilmeaden
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by Munster Express
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Further housing granted and more to follow The growth of Kilmeaden village continues apace and signs are that it may soon be a de facto suburb of Waterford City. That’s after the Clochán estate received the go-ahead to double its current footprint – with local councillor John O’Leary querying what community facilities will be provided. “There’s a huge amount of development going on there,” he said of the site beside the Sweep Bar, where work commenced just over a year ago. Rapid progress has been made on the first two phases at Adamstown. Responding at the January meeting of the Waterford Coun ..read more
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THEATRE GUIDE
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by Munster Express
2w ago
An Evening With Johnny McEvoy (Theatre Royal, Friday, January 27th, 8pm) The term ‘living legend’ is sometimes loosely accredited to artists in the music business but certainly not when people speak about Johnny McEvoy. Johnny has always been highly acclaimed for the quality of his live concert shows and when his Autumn Tour 2022 tour was announced it received a huge response from his legion of fans nationwide. His current live show is called ‘A nostalgic Evening of Song and Story’ and features all of Johnny’s ‘Hit’ songs, including Mursheen Durkin, Boston Burgler, Long before your Time, Richm ..read more
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ROYAL THIEF MAKES WINNING RETURN
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by Munster Express
2w ago
It’s not very often that Henry de Bromhead can call on the services of Patrick Mullins but the pair teamed up at Punchestown on Sunday to win the Qualified Riders Handicap Chase over 2m 6f with Royal Thief. Running in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, Royal Thief, who was making his first appearance on the track in 790 days, was sent off a 14/1 chance but was produced by Mullins at the second last fence to challenge Fakiera (5/1). The pair took the lead at the last fence and stayed on well to win in the end by 10 lengths from Fakiera with Notice To Close a further four and a half lengths ..read more
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Waterford SPCA becomes ISPCA Waterford in 2023
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by Munster Express
2w ago
Damien Tiernan of WLRFM invited Barbara Bent, Treasurer of Waterford SPCA and Dr. Cyril Sullivan C.E.O. of the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (ISPCA) on his Deise Today show this week. Barbara and Cyril were on the show to announce the recent amalgamation of Waterford SPCA with the national ISPCA organisation.  The society’s name has been changed to ISPCA Waterford but its staff will continue to provide local animal welfare services as it has done since its inception 150 years ago. Barbara clarified that all the current services and support for animal welfare in Water ..read more
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Tributes to Bernadette Phillips
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by Munster Express
3w ago
Warm tributes have been paid to Munster Express columnist and local campaigner Bernadette Phillips who has died aged 64. She had been diagnosed with cancer in October and died in University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in the early hours of Monday morning January 9th. Bernadette was a passionate advocate for the rights of older people as well as issues such as health equality and education. A sociologist and researcher, Bernadette had a large online following and was a regular contributor on both local and national radio stations. She served on Waterford Older People’s Council and was involved wit ..read more
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Back in the fold
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by Munster Express
3w ago
Thirty years after starting out in journalism, and following a few career detours along the way, Jamie O’Keeffe is returning to the Munster Express as Editor. Taking up the role of Editor this Wednesday (11 January), Jamie O’Keeffe worked as a journalist with the Munster Express from 2000 to 2011. From a farming background in Butlerstown, County Waterford, he started out as a trainee reporter with the Dungarvan Observer 30 years ago next month. Thrown in at the deep end, Jamie did “a bit of everything” for the Observer over the next seven years and, also mentored by the late John A Murphy, gen ..read more
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Successful year for Waterford’s Marathon Man
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Kieran Foley Waterford’s Alan Corcoran is basking in the glow of a successful 2022 and eagerly looking forward to the New Year. Alan’s ‘Marathon Man’ book amassed numerous accolades during the year and his new documentary film ‘Unsinkable’ is set to be screened in Waterford in 2023. ‘Marathon Man’ has won rave reviews and numerous accolades including – Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards (Gold Medal), Literary Titan Book Awards (Gold Medal), American Book Fest Best Book Awards (Gold Medal), Readers’ Favourite Book Awards (Silver Medal), Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Finalist), Indepe ..read more
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Waterford war hero to be honoured with memorial trail
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Kieran Foley TOM McGrath, the Waterford man who escaped a German prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War, is to be honoured with the staging of the cross-Pyrenees Tom McGrath Historical Memory Trail. A remarkable chapter in the life of this Waterford man, who was born in Portlaw in 1904, was discovered by his son Tom Jnr who, until a few years ago, had no idea that his father had served in the British Army. In 1942, Tom escaped from a Nazi POW camp in Poland and made his way through Germany, Holland and France to the Basque Country. Tom McGrath In June 2023, the Basque Pyrenees Free ..read more
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