Waterford News

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations set to return

FOLLOWING a two year hiatus, Waterford City and County Council has announced that March 2022 will see the return of the much loved and dearly missed St. Patrick’s Day Parade. While official celebrations were postponed due to Covid-19 in 2020...

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Former Chamber CEO lodges second objection to hotel development

FORMER CEO of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Monica Leech has made an objection to An Bord Pleanala regarding the latest...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 5:10pm Read More

New IDA Advance Building and Regional manager for Waterford

THE contract for the construction of the third Advance Building Solution at IDA Butlerstown Business Park has been awarded, while...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 2:41pm Read More

Recent deaths of people from Waterford

  WATERFORD CITY & TRAMORE   IT’S with deep and sad regret that we place on record the death of...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 1:31pm Read More

Decision on North Quay flood plan set for April

AN Bord Pleanála is due to issue its adjudication on the proposed Western Flood Defence project for Plunkett Station and...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 11:42am Read More

No shortage in Council house maintenance staff

THERE is no staff shortage within Waterford City & County Council’s housing maintenance division, according to Housing Director of Services...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 11:34am Read More

Complete our Great Grocery Survey

    €5,000 of shopping vouchers to be won  AT THE Waterford News & Star we’re always looking at ways...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 11:23am Read More

Waterford Entertainment

The Book Nook: The journey to being able to say, “My Name is Philippa”

Dymphna Nugent’s weekly book review for the Waterford News & Star ‘My Name is Philippa’ is the perfect title for this memoir, given how many challenges and obstacles it took for Philippa to be able to say that one sentence....

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View From The Green Room: Scattering The Ashes

WLR: Mid-Term Break (Imagine Arts Festival) THERE’S an arc to all love stories. Couples meet, fall in love, circumstances and...

Tuesday, 09/11/21 - 1:40am Read More

View From The Green Room: Trystin’ The Night Away

Theatre Royal: The Iron Annie Cabaret THE Iron Annie Cabaret rocked up to The Mall with a show that is...

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Views

DARREN SKELTON: Is that it then?

  I’VE never seen The Sopranos but apparently it’s one of the greatest TV shows ever created. I have the DVD box set on the shelf but I can’t seem to commit myself to it. However, I know how the...

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CATHERINE DREA: Caring for boys

  As I See It: Catherine Drea’s fortnightly column as published in the Waterford News & Star   NOTHING good...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 1:13pm Read More

EDITORIAL: Freedom welcome but caution advised

  IT was hard not to get emotional when our Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the nation from his all too...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 1:07pm Read More

DARREN SKELTON: Words are not good enough, but they’re all I have

I HAVEN’T been able to say a word about the death of Ashling Murphy because I’m struggling to get my...

Thursday, 20/01/22 - 5:08pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Musical memories of 2021

Waterford-Music’s concerts returned to their spiritual home at the Large Room in December with a first-class performance from the Navarra...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 3:50pm Read More

National News

Taoiseach defends Minister for Health and civil servant’s trip to Dubai health conference

By Dominic McGrath, PA The Taoiseach has defended the decision to fly the Minister for Health and the top civil servant in the Department of Health to Dubai for an event. It was reported on Friday that secretary general of...

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Almost 2,500 children spent Christmas in homeless emergency accommodation

Sarah Mooney Close to 2,500 children spent the Christmas period in homeless emergency accommodation, according to new figures released by...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 4:38pm Read More

‘Considerable’ number of children faced abuse and trauma during pandemic

By Cate McCurry, PA A considerable number of children experienced significant abuse, neglect, trauma or other ill-effects that might not...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 4:31pm Read More

Taoiseach promises ‘non-adversarial’ process over Kerry mental health services

By Cate McCurry, PA Micheál Martin has said he will pursue a “non-adversarial” mechanism to deal with Kerry mental health...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 4:12pm Read More

Teenagers robbed taxi driver outside Garda station, court told

Brion Hoban Two teenagers attacked and robbed a taxi driver outside a Garda station, a court has heard. Andrew Hillick...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 4:07pm Read More

Waterford Sport

Fitzgerald’s footballers begin NFL campaign

Ephie Fitzgerald will begin his first NFL campaign as Déise football boss on Sunday at home to Tipperary in Fraher Field. Photos: Inpho. Sunday Next – Fraher Field 2.30 p.m. Allianz N.F.L. Div. 4 Waterford v Tipperary. For the first...

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Striker Nigel Aris signs for the Blues

Waterford FC have signed another young exciting prospect, Nigel Aris (pictured above), as the striker joins the club for the...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 3:47pm Read More

Blues add Roland Idowu for 2022 season

Waterford FC manager Ian Morris has added another exciting prospect to his squad ahead of the SSE Airtricity First Division...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 1:48pm Read More

WIT too good for DCU in Dublin

One of Waterford IT’s goalscorers, Gavin Fives, running at the DCU defence during their Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup...

Thursday, 27/01/22 - 11:13am Read More

“I’m thrilled for that bunch of players”

Ballygunner manager, Darragh O’Sullivan, is congratulated by members of his backroom team after Sunday’s win over Slaughtneil. Photo: Inpho. All-Ireland...

Tuesday, 25/01/22 - 4:55pm Read More

National Sport

Liverpool recruitment team fly to South America to push through Luis Diaz deal

By Carl Markham, PA Liverpool are flying a team to South America as they try to push through a late move for Porto forward Luis Diaz. The Reds stole a march on Tottenham and Manchester United to agree a deal...

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Kyle Walker banned for three European games after red card against Leipzig

By Andy Hampson, PA Kyle Walker has been banned for Manchester City’s next three European matches for his sending-off against...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 4:38pm Read More

GAA: This weekend’s intercounty League and club football fixtures

The Allianz Football Leagues are set to get underway this weekend with several fixtures planned across Saturday and Sunday. On...

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Rory McIlroy rues missed chances but still climbs leaderboard in Dubai

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Rory McIlroy justifiably felt a bogey-free second round of 66 could have been even...

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I just lost it: Daniil Medvedev regrets outburst in win over Stefanos Tsitsipas

By Eleanor Crooks, PA Tennis Correspondent, Melbourne Daniil Medvedev expressed regret about his mid-match meltdown in his Australian Open semi-final...

Friday, 28/01/22 - 3:13pm Read More

Well!

Well Said: Róisín McGoldrick on seizing the moment

“You don’t really know what something is like until you try it.” IT came as a welcome surprise when Róisín McGoldrick contacted me during her trip home to Waterford over Christmas, following my messaging her in late September about a...

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The Book Nook: The journey to being able to say, “My Name is Philippa”

Dymphna Nugent’s weekly book review for the Waterford News & Star ‘My Name is Philippa’ is the perfect title for...

Sunday, 23/01/22 - 11:58am Read More

Well Said: Seamus Barry on the thrill of the game

“WHEN I was about nine, I went to live with my grandmother Nora who lived just down the road in...

Sunday, 23/01/22 - 11:20am Read More

Open Auditions this weekend

JACK Cunningham Productions are looking for boys and girls aged 9-12 to take part in their upcoming production of ‘Disney...

Friday, 21/01/22 - 9:38am Read More

Every Brilliant Thing at Garter Lane

GARTER Lane Arts Centre is upbeat about the future of the arts in Waterford and hoped that the aptly named...

Friday, 21/01/22 - 9:36am Read More