Waterford News

Heartbreak in Portlaw following death of John Butler (48)

THE people of Portlaw are attempting to come to terms with the second shocking death in their community in just 13 months. John ‘Pot’ Butler (48) was pronounced dead at University Hospital Waterford at 4am on Saturday last despite the...

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Winter plan ‘fails again’

  THE wards at University Hospital Waterford remain closed and concerned family members looking to visit loved ones are blocked...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 4:44pm Read More

Carrickpherish is a ‘nightmare’  

A RESIDENT of Mount Suir in Carrickpherish, who asked to remain anonymous, contacted the Waterford News & Star this week...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 4:41pm Read More

New halting sites proposed in five-year Traveller plan

AT last Thursday’s meeting of Waterford City & County Council, the 2019-2024 Traveller Accommodation Scheme – which all local authorities...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 4:38pm Read More

Greenway set to extend to Tramore

THE GREENWAY is set to extend from Waterford to Tramore, following Cllr Eamon Quinlan’s reiteration of the previously discussed extension...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 5:30pm Read More

Waterford Entertainment

Freddie Laffan on work, family & Portlaw’s panto

“THERE is nothing like a dame,” so Rodgers and Hammerstein told us in their popular musical, ‘South Pacific’. But at this of time of year in Portlaw, those readying themselves for the annual pantomime have a slightly different dame in...

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Waterford News & Star launches inaugural Green Room Awards

  Celebrating arts and theatre across Waterford city and county   PAT McEvoy, arts correspondent with the Waterford News &...

Tuesday, 07/01/20 - 12:02pm Read More

VIEW FROM THE GREEN ROOM: All aboard Annie’s Stage Coach

  Pat McEvoy’s weekly reviews as published in the Waterford News & Star   REVIEW: Annie at Barron Hall, Stradbally...

Monday, 23/12/19 - 1:48pm Read More

Views

CATHERINE DREA: Imagining 2020

As I See It: Catherine Drea’s fortnightly column for the Waterford News & Star IT’S that time of the year when we look forward. Even more so at the beginning of a new decade. But that allows for quite a...

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PHOENIX: Electoral Possibilities

The Phoenix opinion column, which has been running in the Waterford News & Star for more than 30 years  ...

Wednesday, 15/01/20 - 5:42pm Read More

EDITORIAL: Politicians on your marks, get set…

THE scene is set for General Election 2020, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing that Saturday, February 8 is polling day....

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 11:25pm Read More

TIME OUT WITH TIMMY: Gently Does It

Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   HOPE you got over the Christmas alright, as we...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 10:37am Read More

The Deise loses three of the best

THE deaths of Danny McGrath, Johnny Matthews and Dick Hayes has made Christmas 2019 one that will sadly jar in...

Tuesday, 07/01/20 - 12:00pm Read More

National News

People Before Profit candidate blasts ‘racist’ Facebook post mocking his name

A general election candidate has described a social media post mocking his name as racist. John Uwhumiakpor is running as a People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin Fingal constituency. A Facebook post showing a photograph of the Nigerian-born candidate’s...

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Prayers for end to Drogheda violence

Keane Mulready-Woods Prayers for an end to violence have been said in Drogheda, Co Louth. They took place at the...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 8:30am Read More

Report: Ireland has fifth highest number of billionaires per capita

Ireland has the fifth highest number of billionaires per capita, according to a report by Oxfam. Ireland’s tally of 17...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 8:20am Read More

Poll: Majority would rather see Micheál Martin as Taoiseach than Leo Varadkar

Micheal Martin With less than three weeks until the General Election, a new poll has shown that Irish people would...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 7:50am Read More

Gardaí carrying out checkpoints in Dublin shooting probe

File photo. Gardaí in Dublin have been carrying out checkpoints as part of an investigation into a shooting in Kilbarrack...

Monday, 20/01/20 - 7:20am Read More

Waterford Sport

Robbie McCourt is the latest player to join the Blues

New Blues signing, Robbie McCourt, in action for Bohemians against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly last July. Photo: Inpho. Alan Reynolds and Waterford FC have made an further addition to their squad ahead 2020 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season....

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O’Donoghue to answer Ireland’s Six Nations call

Waterford’s Jack O’Donoghue has been included in Andy Farrell’s Irish squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship. Photo: Inpho. Woodstown’s...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 10:00am Read More

Walsh Park revamp nets €3.75 million funding boost

THE long-awaited redevelopment of Walsh Park has moved a step closer to fruition following the allocation of €3.75 million in...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 6:00pm Read More

Blues set to face Wexford this weekend

Waterford FC manager, Alan Reynolds, is delighted to bring back Kevin and Michael O’Connor to the RSC. Photo: Inpho. Waterford...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 5:02pm Read More

Villagers are back on winning cup trail

The Ferrybank team that defeated Drumcondra in the New Balance FAI Junior Cup at the Village Grounds on Sunday afternoon....

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 4:59pm Read More

National Sport

‘I’d give Ole another year’ – Roy Keane argues with Jamie Carragher over Solskjaer

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has insisted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves time to sort out United’s problems. It comes after the Red Devils lost 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield today courtesy of goals from Virgil Van Dijk and...

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Player ratings as Liverpool march on with victory against Manchester United

By Press Association Here’s how the players rated in Liverpool’s win over Manchester United at Anfield today.| Liverpool Alisson Becker:...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 7:05pm Read More

‘How is that a foul?’ – Roy Keane disputes VAR decision on disallowed Liverpool goal

Roy Keane has said that Liverpool’s first disallowed goal was incorrectly ruled out by VAR, claiming “the game has gone...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 5:45pm Read More

Jim Gavin ‘deeply privileged’ to receive Freedom of Dublin City

By Michelle McGlynn Master Bowyer Jack Pinson with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul Mc Auliffe presenting the Honorary Freedom of...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 11:05pm Read More

Ulster’s victory ensures quarter-final place

By Press Association Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire [score] [team1]Ulster[/team1][score1]22[/score1] [team2]Bath[/team2][score2]15[/score2] [/score] Ulster secured the home win they needed against Bath...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 6:45pm Read More

Well!

Freddie Laffan on work, family & Portlaw’s panto

“THERE is nothing like a dame,” so Rodgers and Hammerstein told us in their popular musical, ‘South Pacific’. But at this of time of year in Portlaw, those readying themselves for the annual pantomime have a slightly different dame in...

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Well Said: Michael Ryan on music, Mosney and good company

“I CAN’T play the spoons now on account of the arthritis,” says Michael Ryan, holding out his left hand as...

Monday, 23/12/19 - 7:00pm Read More

Putting in the Magic this Christmas

  ON the home stretch to Christmas, Carole York, visionary behind Westown-based ‘Putting in the Magic’ Pony Sanctuary has been...

Monday, 23/12/19 - 1:00pm Read More

MUM’S THE WORD: December Birthdays

  Aideen Glynn’s weekly column as published in the Waterford News & Star Well! magazine   A DECEMBER birthday can...

Thursday, 19/12/19 - 11:01am Read More

GREEN FINGERS: Dreaming of a white Christmas

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   EVERYTHING stops dead when we have heavy wind...

Thursday, 19/12/19 - 10:52am Read More