Monday, 20th August 2018
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Rapturous reception for Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr beams as he displays his European Bronze medal on his return to Ireland following his excellent performance in the European Chamionships in Berlin recently.

Waterford’s European Championship bronze medal winner Thomas Barr received a rapturous reception in Dublin Airport on Monday evening last when he returned home as the first Irishman to win a European medal in a Sprint event since 1934. Wearing his trademark beaming smile the 26 year old affable Waterford man was welcomed home by his parents Tom (Senior) and mum Martina, along with club mates from Ferrybank A.C.

Interviewed after his bronze medal success in Berlin Thomas said "This is an unbelievable feeling. I felt so relaxed beforehand and knew it would take something close to my personal best for me to get a medal. "I'm thrilled. I knew I had that time in me but it just had not come to fruition this year. It did here though. "I felt really nervous but as the day went on I felt so much more relaxed. "The Irish support out here just blew me away and it made a difference. To see so many... Read more »»

Rapturous reception for Thomas Barr

Rapturous reception for Thomas Barr

Daring rescue near Mahon Falls

Daring rescue near Mahon Falls

Tramore Cliff and Waterford Mountain Rescue Team were called out last week for a daring rescue from a gully near the Mahon Falls area of Comeragh Mountains.

Two ladies from Cork got trapped...

Terms of Reference for Kenneally investigation published

The terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual offences committed by Bill Kenneally have been published by the government. The Commission have been asked to investigate a number of organisations such as the Gardai, the Clergy and the South Eastern Health Board, to determine how much they knew about the allegations against Mr. Kenneally and what they did about them. Outside of the Gardai the Commission will also be asked to investigate how much knowledge Monsignor... Read more »»


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