View From The Blue: ‘1992: The year it all changed’

I’VE been a journalist for 21 years and by God it’s been fun. I’m also just a few days away from my first anniversary with the Waterford News & Star, a move my friend Danny McGrath, now incredulously buried in...

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Editorial: Brendan Bowyer’s legacy will endure

WATERFORDIANS the world over have ‘done’ The Hucklebuck since Brendan Bowyer and The Royal Showband shot to the top of the charts back in 1965. Brendan, who died in Las Vegas on Thursday last aged 81, told Pat Kenny in...

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PHOENIX: A technological university

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

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 4:22pm Read More

VIEW FROM THE GREEN ROOM: Brendan Bowyer – Our Hucklebuck Hero

Tramore: Pat McEvoy’s Laptop WE had all the records and someone was always playing them in the house. Kiss Me...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 12:50pm Read More

Catherine Drea: Things to do in a pandemic

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

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 11:57am Read More

Ray McGrath: A crack in the cocoon

  Ray McGrath’s column ‘Notes from the Cocoon’, as he adjusts to a life in isolation   Day 71. ‘...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 11:51am Read More

Notes from the Cocoon: Sounds and Silence

Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   It’s day 64 in the cocoon and...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 9:42am Read More

View from the Green Room: Thoughts on the re-emergence

Tramore: My Laptop AND so the Minister Everything-Under-The-Sun and guess-who-wants-to-be-Taoiseach Simon Harris spoke and limited release from Lockdown is in...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 7:34pm Read More

Time out with Timmy: All sporting eyes on Germany

  Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   AS I write this, it appears that the...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 7:13pm Read More

Fr Liam Power: Navigating this time of trial

A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   THE coronavirus pandemic has impacted all our lives, sometimes in...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 6:04pm Read More

View from the Green Room: Fake ID’s for Over Seventies

Tramore: My Laptop   I’VE been doing a bit of research on the net. Did you know that you can...

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 5:51pm Read More

Notes from the Cocoon: Soda bread woes

  Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   “HOW you doin’, Grandad… are you...

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 11:59am Read More

CATHERINE DREA: Waterford, haven of the sun

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

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 11:53am Read More

EDITORIAL: Waterford takes first steps out of lockdown

YESTERDAY marked the first tentative steps out of lockdown and towards a reopening of Waterford’s businesses and our society, as...

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 11:49am Read More

PHOENIX: ‘We must rediscover Waterford city’

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

Tuesday, 19/05/20 - 11:38am Read More

View from the Green Room: Lockdown Blues

  Tramore: My Laptop SO… the existential question of “what’s it all about?” is finally surfacing. And a lot of...

Friday, 15/05/20 - 9:22pm Read More

FR LIAM POWER: Reflections on a post-pandemic world

  A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column   MR Christy Wall, one of our great stalwarts in...

Wednesday, 13/05/20 - 7:48pm Read More

Notes from the Cocoon: ‘Small kindnesses left on doorsteps’*

Ray McGrath’s new column as he adjusts to a life in isolation   Day 37. The other evening I came...

Wednesday, 13/05/20 - 7:04pm Read More

TIME OUT WITH TIMMY: Time for a Eurovision reset

  Timmy Ryan’s weekly column for the Waterford News & Star   SOMEONE commented recently that we’re “living through a...

Tuesday, 12/05/20 - 3:50pm Read More

EDITORIAL: Unity of purpose as we rebuild

  ‘We should be as deliberate, as we are with our health and that of those around us, with where...

Tuesday, 12/05/20 - 1:23pm Read More