Funding backlash an “over-simplification”

LAST week, the successful applicants for the Live Performance Support Scheme (LPSS) were announced with 237 projects were funded from over 400 applicants. And in the interim, there’s been a lot of talk about it in both local and national...

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Timmy Ryan: Hats off to parents

SUMMERTIME and the living is easy. I’m not sure it’s all plain sailing for parents though no matter how high the sun is in the sky. June has had some glorious days already and hopefully it will stretch into July...

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Phoenix: Hearing The Other Side

THIS week’s headline is a riff on the translation of the old legal dictum, ‘Audi alteram partem/ Let the other...

Tuesday, 22/06/21 - 2:35pm Read More

Editorial: Equality is our greatest goal

“NEVER stop fighting ‘til the fighting’s done.” So said Eliot Ness when portrayed by Kevin Costner in Brian De Palma’s...

Tuesday, 22/06/21 - 2:25pm Read More

View From The Blue: Never Say Never Again!

AS I hauled myself across the finish line outside Musselburgh Racecourse, with lips and thighs chafing while my lungs and...

Sunday, 20/06/21 - 1:15am Read More

DARREN SKELTON: No man is an island

The View from the Blue as published in this week’s edition (15/6/21) I’VE always been a fan of the songwriter...

Thursday, 17/06/21 - 3:16pm Read More

Fr Liam Power: Boris Johnson marries in the Catholic Church

  A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   THE fact that the wedding of Boris Johnson, Prime...

Tuesday, 15/06/21 - 1:07pm Read More

PHOENIX: The buck stops?

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

Tuesday, 15/06/21 - 12:59pm Read More

CATHERINE DREA: More than just an outdoor summer

  As I See It: Catherine Drea’s fortnightly column as published in the Waterford News & Star   THERE isn’t...

Tuesday, 15/06/21 - 12:34pm Read More

Editorial: Irresponsible beach parking could have led to tragedy

  THE good weather and taste of freedom as a result of the reopening is wonderful – but it doesn’t...

Tuesday, 15/06/21 - 12:06pm Read More

Phoenix: Broke or broken?

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

Tuesday, 08/06/21 - 12:36pm Read More

Time Out with Timmy: A summer on the move

  Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   LITTLE by little, we are finally heading out...

Tuesday, 08/06/21 - 12:31pm Read More

EDITORIAL: ‘Muling’ is new societal timebomb

  ORGANISED crime, based domestically and abroad, are targeting vulnerable Irish teenagers and young adults, seizing their bank accounts and...

Tuesday, 08/06/21 - 11:54am Read More

DARREN SKELTON: The Pick ‘n’ Mix

I’VE recently started a podcast with two close friends of mine – Lorraine Shanahan (also my first cousin) and Trevor...

Wednesday, 02/06/21 - 10:12am Read More

Fr Liam Power: Synodal Assembly takes on fundamental challenges

  A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   ON March 10, 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference...

Tuesday, 01/06/21 - 11:09am Read More

PHOENIX: Pride of Place

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

Tuesday, 01/06/21 - 11:03am Read More

Catherine Drea: A pandemic, a ransom hacking and now aliens!

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

Tuesday, 01/06/21 - 10:55am Read More

EDITORIAL: Populism won’t fix this pandemic

  IN many areas of business in Waterford this week there is a palpable air of optimism. Retail is settling...

Tuesday, 01/06/21 - 9:59am Read More

Darren Skelton: Waterford 2025

I’VE heard a lot of silly things about the North Quays in the last week. Comments such as, “I knew...

Thursday, 27/05/21 - 3:41pm Read More

A VIEW FROM THE GREEN ROOM: Cello Quartet hits the right notes

  Theatre Royal Online: Waterford Music   MUSIC Network has been working in partnership with Waterford Music for some time...

Wednesday, 26/05/21 - 12:23pm Read More