Thursday, 17th April 2014
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Light at the end of the tunnel for "the little pub that fought back"

Would-be purchaser waiting in the wings

There appears to be a chink of light in the 25 day long sit-in at The Park Inn public house at Tyrone Road, Lismore Park, Waterford.

It is understood that a meeting of creditors will take place within the next fortnight at which a liquidator will be appointed. This will then clear the way for an application to be made under the Insolvency Act whereby Minimum Notice and Statutory Redundancy would be paid.

Meanwhile the nine workers are still continuing with their sit-in and have expressed their deep appreciation for the huge public support they are getting for their action. They wish to thank publicly local councillor Sean Reinhardt who organised a bag-pack for them in Tescos Lisduggan and the fundraiser on Friday night last in Paddy Browns pub which was organised by Peadar Murphy of The Bar Flys band.

They also acknowledge the ongoing public support of local people who they say are calling into them on a regular basis to wish them well.

Their facebook page under the heading "The little pub that fought back" is attracting 6,600 daily hits is also being updated on a daily basis. To date 82,300 hits have been made.

Spokesperson for the nine workers, Derek Ryan, said they could see a chink of light at... Read more »»

Light at the end of the tunnel for "the little pub that fought back"

Light at the end of the tunnel for "the little pub that fought back"

Stephen Hawking discusses Einstein manuscript discovered by Irish scientists

Stephen Hawking discusses Einstein manuscript discovered by Irish scientists

Dr Cormac O'Raifeartaigh of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) was formally introduced to Professor Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University this week, where they discussed the recent discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Albert Einstein.

The manuscript was discovered by scientists at WIT and the... Read more »»

Minister Burton hosts Employer Briefing and opens Intreo Centre in Waterford

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. was in Waterford on Monday, 24th March 2014 to host employer- and jobseeker-focussed events. The Minister hosted an Employer Briefing in The Tower Hotel, Waterford outlining to over 120 employers, the range of schemes and initiatives available from the Department of Social Protection that can support a company’s employment needs. The Employer Briefing is one of a series being held throughout the country and is being supported by IBEC, ISME, Chambers Ireland, CIPD, Enterprise Ireland,... Read more »»


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    spring is in the airAlthough the weather might not always be in agreement, you certainly can't deny that Spring is definitely beginning to make its presence felt. The weather is slowly starting to get better, daffodils are all around and blossom is starting to come out on trees. After suffering through one of the most difficult winters on record it is about time that Spring is at long last beginning to make an appearance. More than any other season Spring is one of the most welcome and eagerly anticipated …

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