Friday, 17th August 2018
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Book of the week

The Shoemaker and his daughter

By Conor O’Clery

The Soviet Union, 1962. Shoemaker Stanislavis imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit, contravening the Kremlin’s strict laws of speculation. Laws which, thirty years later, his daughter Zhanna helps to unravel. In the new Russia, yesterday’s crime is today’s opportunity. On his release from prison, social shame drives Stanislav to voluntary exile in Siberia, moving his family from a relatively comfortable, continental life in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, to frigid, farthest-flung Krasnoyarsk. For some, it is the capital of the gulag. For others, it is the chance to start over.

TV show of the week

Ireland’s Fittest Family

Ireland’s Fittest Family is back! Have you and your family got what it takes to win? Then apply now for Ireland’s Fittest Family here. Now in its sixth series, this year we’ll see the competition more competitive than ever before! So, expect more heartbreak, joy, grunting, shouting, panting and general breathlessness! We are searching the country to find the fittest, fastest, strongest families to enter Ireland’s most extreme fitness competition. If you have any questions you can email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the production team on (01) 531 3865. Minimum age is 14 years old on July 2018.

Film of the week

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Out Now

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Follow them as their adventure begins.

Fundraiser of the week

Friends of lisa power

Roanmore Centre, Cleaboy Road

Saturday 23rd June

The Friends of Lisa Power are running a fundraiser to help Lisa and her husband Ciaran fund groundbreaking clinical trials in America to treat Lisa’s cancer. A Go Fund Me page has been opened in Lisa’s name and can be accessed at: A great night is guaranteed at this event with music by Bim Connors, spot prizes galore adn finger food by award winning cafe/restaurant The Granary. Tickets just €10 can be purchased at The Munster Express, Cleaboy Post Office, Barrack Street PO, Tramore PO and the Roanmore Centre.

Shop of the week

Waterford Comics

13 Patrick Street, Waterford

New to Waterford city centre, An Bréagán’s Waterford Comics is an independent retailer and reseller of collectable toys, graphic novels, hobby games, new and used comic books, in Waterford, Ireland. The Mission at Waterford Comics is to source the products that the customers need and want but did not realize they could get. Their super power is making every customer who leaves the store will do so with a smile!

Event of the week

Beers, blaas and banter

Waterford Chamber Business After Hours

Metalman Bar, Merchants Quay, Waterford.

There were plenty of beers, blaas and banter at the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours recently, with an array of Metalman craft beers, including the Blaager and Red Led, aptly coupled with red led blaas from Walsh’s Bakehouse, guests heard owner Grainne Walsh speak of how the idea of the Blaager was born and how the craft beer industry is going from strength to strength in Ireland. The next Waterford Chamber event is the President’s Lunch, on Friday, June 29th. Information from

Festival of the week

Robert boyle summer school

June 21st - 24th

Dungarvan & Lismore

Big data and the perils and promises of big data are just some of the issues for discussion at the 7th Robert Boyle Summer School which takes place from June 21-24 at Dungarvan and Lismore. A highlight of the festival will be the Garden Party in Lismore Castle Gardens, with local produce served and 17th Century music. More information and booking can be found at or by ringing Lismore Heritage Centre at 058 54975.

Fund of the week

Tesco communi-tea party

Waterford Tesco Stores

Saturday 16th July

Tesco Ireland Communi-Tea parties will take place this month across stores in Waterford on Saturday 16th June from 12pm-4pm. The popular community event returns as donations to over 400 local causes in the county reach over €86,000 to date. Customers who would like to find out more about the Fund and how they can get involved are encouraged to call into one of the 5 stores in Waterford and learn more from local community groups, charities and Tesco staff.

Gig of the week

A Fantastic Woman (15A)

Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm.


Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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