View From The Blue: Making the case for a quiet life

On the hazy horizon, beyond Grange and Cleaboy, stand the two wind turbines on the hill above my Portlaw homeplace.  ‘There are millionaires, I suspect, who’d trade it all for the peace of mind that I enjoy’  THERE’S nothing like...

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View from the Green Room: ‘Always believe in the magic!’

  REVIEW: Awful Auntie at Theatre Royal   6pm on The Mall and the smell and crackle of crisps, pop-corn and sweets fills the air in the Theatre Royal. Children’s writer David Walliams’s Awful Auntie is about to take flight...

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View from the Green Room: Farts and flushes on the good ship Menopause

  REVIEW: Menopause the Musical 2 at Theatre Royal   WELL I was the only man at the 6pm showing...

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Phoenix: Tiocfaidh ár lá?

Taoiseach Micheál Martin pictured with Minister of State, Mary Butler, TD, in 2016, when they promised 24/7 cardiac care to...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 5:14pm Read More

Fr Liam Power: What now for Northern Ireland?

A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   THE historic victory of Sinn Fein in the recent elections...

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Catherine Drea: End of frock shopping as we know it

  As I See It: Catherine Drea’s fortnightly column as published in the Waterford News & Star   I HAVE...

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Editorial: Honouring Bacik’s Vision

The plaque unveiled on Friday last to mark the dedicaiton of the Charles Bacik Plaza, in honor of the Czech-born...

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View from the Green Room: Forgotten times revived

  REVIEW: Present Laughter at Brewery Lane Theatre   BREWERY Lane Theatre never shies away from the classic big-cast dramas...

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View from the Green Room: Magnificent My Fair Lady

  REVIEW: Waterford Musical Society’s My Fair Lady at Theatre Royal   WHEN you can feel the buzz in the...

Tuesday, 10/05/22 - 12:43pm Read More

PHOENIX: Designation day

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

Tuesday, 10/05/22 - 7:20am Read More

Time Out With Timmy: To tattoo or not tattoo

  Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   I DON’T have tattoos on any part of...

Tuesday, 10/05/22 - 7:10am Read More

EDITORIAL: The journey from darkness into light

Photo: Noel Browne   Editorial first published in May 10th edition of the Waterford News & Star AWARENESS builds gradually...

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DARREN SKELTON: Have we turned a corner?

  THIS week has turned into something rather unexpected and you would be forgiven for thinking that Waterford is turning...

Thursday, 05/05/22 - 11:47am Read More

View from the Green Room: Diva day delights

  REVIEW: The Sunday Series at Christ Church   THE Sunday Lunchtime Series of concerts, organised by Geraldine Guiry, came...

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 3:46pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Snap, Crackle and Pop on Joanne’s Prosecco Express

  Theatre Royal: Joanne McNally’s Prosecco Express   THE excitement on the Mall is electric. The Foyer is buzzin’ and...

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 3:42pm Read More

Fr Liam Power: The new life of Easter

    A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   IT is Eastertime in the Christian calendar, the...

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 1:04pm Read More

PHOENIX: Change afoot in Waterford

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

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 12:35pm Read More

Catherine Drea: Spring re-emerges at last

Multiple mating frogs (Loscán, Rana temporaria), a finalist in the RTÉ Eye on Nature photographic competition, captured by Paddy Tubbritt...

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 12:19pm Read More

EDITORIAL: Celebrating magnificent Waterford

Conor Goodman, Managing Editor, The Irish Times, makes a presentation to Mayor of Waterford Cllr Joe Kelly in honour of...

Tuesday, 03/05/22 - 12:10pm Read More

DARREN SKELTON: Life is tough enough: don’t make it harder

BEFORE I slide into another inevitable rant, let me give you an uplifting insight into how my week started. Thankfully,...

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