Friday, 21st November 2014
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National Award for Waterford

Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Comhairle na nÓg was this week awarded the Best Practice in Local Government Award at the annual Excellence in Local Government Awards, held in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The awards, which have been running since 2004, recognise best practice in Local Government.

The award was presented to representatives of Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Comhairle na nÓg by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD.

On announcing the award, the judges remarked that they were hugely impressed with the broad range of innovative projects and initiatives that the Comhairle have carried out over the past number of years and the degree to which Waterford Council have supported and enabled them. It is clear that participation in decision-making is a priority in Waterford City & County Council and their work with Waterford Comhairle na nÓg is a prime example of this.

In presenting the awards, Minister Kelly noted “These awards offer a great opportunity to showcase and reward the excellent work being carried out by Local Authorities across the country. The quality of the projects and the dedication of those involved... Read more »»

National Award for Waterford

National Award for Waterford

Blaas for Kids raises €12,100 for Cystic Fibrosis Unit in Waterford

Blaas for Kids raises €12,100 for Cystic Fibrosis Unit in Waterford

Did you enjoy your blaa on October 24th last month? Chances are you were one of the thousands of people across Waterford who donated towards WLRFMs Blaas For Kids that day.

Now in its fourth year the Blaas For Kids fundraiser went well over target... Read more »»

Tramore Tourism’s Promenade Festival’s

Tramore Tourism’s Promenade Festival’s ambitious plans follow national award

The AOIFE (Association of Irish Festival Events) conference was held last Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. The conference focused on the best practice and innovations from festival specialists and policy makers involved with the arts, culture and tourism sector.

The pinnacle of the conference was the Carlton Best of Festival and Event Marketing Awards, held on Saturday evening. The Promenade Festival picked up... Read more »»

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    The Lady is not for MovingWhen Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald was asked to stop speaking and ultimately asked to leave the Dail Chamber by the Ceann Chomhairle last week and refused it seemed as yet again a politician was out to take a stance that the overwhelming majority of Irish people couldn't see the point of. Understandably enough her fellow Sinn Fein colleagues backed her up all the way and were quick to round on the Ceann Comhairle for his actions. They assured reporters that McDonald was making …

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