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2016 Celeb Deaths

no responses. December 31, 2016 News Team

2016 in Review

2016 in Review

All in all, I suppose we could consider 2016 a truly unique year. The obvious thing that stands out more so than anything else is the […]

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Peter Green - Fleetwood Mac

no responses. December 15, 2016 Colin Kennedy

THE GREEN GOD

THE GREEN GOD

Right, where was I? Ah yes, the guitarist whose career came off the tracks. This, you may recall, was the planned blog last month until the easily distracted yours truly went off in a different direction altogether. The man I’m talking about is Peter Green, the so called Green God and founder of Fleetwood Mac. I’d have thought it’s reasonable to assume there are a great many people unaware that there was ever a bloke called Green in the Mac…

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no responses. December 1, 2016 News Team

Collisions close routes in the South East tonight as weather conditions worsen

Collisions close routes in the South East tonight as weather conditions worsen

AA Roadwatch is reporting three separate collisions, which have closed roads in the region tonight. In Waterford, the N25 Waterford/ Cork Rd between Kilmeaden and Carroll’s […]

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no responses. November 29, 2016 News Team

Tramore Christmas carnival 2016

Tramore Christmas carnival 2016

For the third year running, the Tramore Christmas carnival returns to the streets of the town this year, bringing with it, all the usual festive fun […]

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Christmas Bonus 2016

no responses. November 23, 2016 News Team

Social Welfare Christmas Bonus to be issued during the week beginning November 28th.

Social Welfare Christmas Bonus to be issued during the week beginning November 28th.

The Christmas Bonus, which was partially restored 2 years ago, has been increased by a further 10% for people on weekly long-term social welfare payments. It was confirmed in Budget 2017 that there will be an 85% bonus for Christmas 2016. It will be paid to pensioners and most welfare recipients…..

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Billy McCathy WLRfm broadcaster passes away aged 62

no responses. November 20, 2016 News Team

Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy passes away aged 62

Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy passes away aged 62

The death has occurred of popular Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy following a short illness. He was 62.

The news was announced by WLRfm in a statement:

“Waterford local radio station WLRfm is very saddened that our loved colleague Billy McCarthy has died after a short illness.”

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CSO HEALTH SURVEY 2015

no responses. November 18, 2016 News Team

CSO releases Irish Health Survey Results

CSO releases Irish Health Survey Results

The Central Statistics Office has released results from the Irish Health Survey 2015. This release provides figures on various aspects of the self-reported health status of […]

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toblerone

no responses. November 8, 2016 News Team

They’ve changed the shape of Toblerones and yes, this affects Ireland

They’ve changed the shape of Toblerones and yes, this affects Ireland

The ongoing Brexit saga in the UK continues to have far reaching and hitherto unthought of consequences – take the humble Toblerone bar for example….

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no responses. November 5, 2016 News Team

Tramore Receives The Highest Amount Of Funding Under The Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2016

Tramore Receives The Highest Amount Of Funding Under The Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2016

Heather Humphries TD, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, announced on Friday that in total, some 172 towns and villages nationwide will […]

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Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome

no responses. November 2, 2016 Colin Kennedy

IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL……….

IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL……….

The plan was to write a heartfelt tribute to a guitar hero from the past who, while he hasn’t exactly fallen on hard times, has the air of a man who got left behind somewhat. Not exactly tragedy but a bit of a sad story nevertheless, full of what-ifs. The story will be done, just not this month because while I was sitting chewing the top of my pen (those first few lines, always the hardest) out of the corner of my eye I noticed a headline on the computer screen saying something about a new Rolling Stones album, their first in over a decade, no less. So I was idly scrolling through this news with low expectations as the Stones hadn’t done anything to merit me getting excited in a very long time. By the end of the report my interest had risen sharply.

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