Thursday, 18th September 2014
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Nightglow Spectacular for Waterford Quays Sunday September 21st to Friday 26th

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships have confirmed that they are planning a spectacular Nightglow on the Quays in the heart of Waterford City to celebrate the City’s 1100 birthday. Thanks to the generous support of RE/MAX

Auctioneers and Estate Agents, the giant balloons will glow in the dark to the sound of music on a suitable night during the festival which is being held from Sunday September 21st to Friday 26th. The people of the city witnessed the wonderful glow last in 2009 and 2008 with the Port of Waterford facilitating the glow by providing the North Wharf to the balloonists to do the glow and they have done so again.

The Irish National Hot Air Ballooning Championships commence in Waterford on Sunday, 21st September and continue until Friday, 26th September. Further information can be found on and

Nightglow  Spectacular for Waterford Quays Sunday September 21st to Friday 26th

Nightglow Spectacular for Waterford Quays Sunday September 21st to Friday 26th

Darina Allen Samples Waterford Produce

Darina Allen Samples Waterford Produce

Over the weekend The Athenaeum House Hotel hosted Darina Allen and Slow Food Leaders from around Ireland. Their visit coincided with the Harvest Festival event 'Funky Irish Tapas’, which was also being held at Zaks restaurant in the Athenaeum House... Read more »»

Waterford exports worth

€3.6 billion says annual report

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), in association with Investec, a leading specialist bank and wealth and investment manager, recently launched its 2014 edition of Top 250 Exporters in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The report highlighted that eight companies in Waterford exported goods to the value of €3.6 billion across the life sciences, ICT and food and drink sector.

Google Ireland Ltd (Google) was named the largest exporting company, moving up one place from its previous year’s ranking. Google was followed by Microsoft... Read more »»


Letters to the Editor

  • Editorial

    No More Cuts?Both the Ministers for Health and Education, Leo Varadkar and Jan O' Sullivan, have come out and said this weekend quite emphatically that they will not stand for any cuts when it comes to the new budget that the Government is set to announce later this autumn.  It is good to see that both of these new ministers are so quick off the mark in stating their intentions but how they will be able to manage their preferred outcomes will be interesting to see.  Health and Education are huge Ministrie …

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