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24% of Waterford households in need this Christmas - St. Vincent De Paul

Speaking at the Annual St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal on Thursday last, the Area President,

Mr. Michael Curran said that 24% of Waterford households were in need.

He said that the Society received 4,395 calls in 2016 and they expected up to 850 families to ask for their assistance this Christmas and a total of 1,500 families will seek their help over the winter in total.

He illustrated in moving terms the hardship caused to just one family last year due to unemployment and the loss of the family home.

He noted that the Society's average income has decreased again this year reflecting the 9% decline recorded between 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Curran said that the St. Vincent De Paul was the means by which the Waterford public directly help thousands of people who are struggling and often find themselves on the margin of society.

The Appeal is the Society's biggest fundraiser and will see collections aross the city from Thursday until Sunday, with envelopes delivered to churches at the weekend before being collected on the first weekend of... Read more »»

24% of Waterford households in need this Christmas - St. Vincent De Paul

24% of Waterford households in need this Christmas - St. Vincent De Paul

Celebrating Spain and the Spanish language at WIT

Celebrating Spain and the Spanish language at WIT

His Excellency José María Rodríguez-Coso, Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, paid an official visit to WIT on November 9th. Ambassador Rodríguez-Coso was

accompanied by the Head of Studies... Read more »»

New fleet of buses will on the streets of the City in 2018

The National Transport Authority has announced Bus Éireann as the preferred bidder for the contract relating to the operation of five city bus routes in Waterford City. This followed a competitive process involving five bids from Irish and international companies.

NTA will be formally sending the company a detailed Letter of Intent in the coming weeks.

Anne Graham Chief Executive Officer of the National Transport Authority said: "This is ultimately about improving bus services... Read more »»

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