Sunday, 5th July 2015
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Waterford at the heart of national Purple Flag network

A delegation from Waterford joined representatives from across the country at the inaugural meeting of the Irish Purple Flag’s Network in Dublin last week.

The aim of the new network is to share Best Practice for the evening and night-time economy as well as ensuring that Purple Flag is developing in terms of awareness across Ireland.

Speaking at the event on behalf of the Waterford Purple Flag Steering Committee, Co-Ordinator Nick Donnelly informed delegates that since attaining Purple Flag status in January of this year, the city has embraced the accolade and continues to work on maintaining and strengthening its reputation as a great place for evening and night-time entertainment.

His address also covered topics including Purple Flag Branding, Wellbeing and Alcohol Strategies, Early Evening Entertainment and Vision for the Future.

He said "Waterford’s evening and night time economy encompasses a wide variety of activities which caters for everyone and helps to create a broad range of appeal which is a fundamental element in the development of our City Centre. Our approach has to be one of partnership and collaboration involving, in particular the businesses in the Purple Flag zone, as well as other key stakeholders such as the Gardai, City and... Read more »»

Waterford at the heart of national Purple Flag network

Waterford at the heart of national Purple Flag network

Cllr. John Cummins elected mayor for second time in three years (and on his 28th birthday!)

Cllr. John Cummins elected mayor for second time in three years (and on his 28th birthday!)

Collr. John Cummins was elected on Monday evening with the help of the pact arrangement between Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Labour party. Eighteen public representatives voted for John Cummins, the Independents nominated Joe Conway who received 7... Read more »»

Brian Cody champions South East European Capital of cuture 2020 Bid as Bid Ambassador

Hurling Manager Brian Cody has come on board as a Bid Ambassador for the Three Sisters 2020 – the partnership of the cities and counties of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny whom are jointly bidding for the 2020 title of European Capital of Culture. Brian Cody is regarded as one of the greatest managers of Ireland’s national game and has been in charge of the uber successful Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team since 1998. It has been said that Cody lives and breathes hurling and there is no doubt that he derives much enjoyment from the ancient... Read more »»

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