Saturday, 25th April 2015
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Viking Triangle achieving positive results

The results of a ‘Visitor Attitude Survey' carried out in the Viking Triangle by Waterford City & County Council over a five week period in 2014 has yielded a very positive response. 498 people took part in the survey, including overseas visitors from the USA, UK, Canada and Germany, as well as domestic visitors, and people living in Waterford.

Significantly, there was an extremely High Level of Awareness of the Viking Triangle, with 89% of participants knowing about the area ‘without prompting', demonstrating the results of marketing that has been undertaken by Waterford City & County Council and agencies such as Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. 51% of those surveyed were in the Viking Triangle for Leisure Purposes, while over half of the participants that were surveyed were visiting Waterford for the first time. The Beautiful Buildings and Architecture in the Viking Triangle was appealing to visitors, with 81% of those surveyed stating that the History and Culture of the area was the most impressive. This is of particular importance in terms of international marketing, as it ties in strongly with ‘Ireland's Ancient East'; the new Fáilte Ireland branding which was announced for the East and South of Ireland recently. At the launch in Dublin last... Read more »»

Viking Triangle achieving positive results

Viking Triangle achieving positive results

Waterford set to host Purple Flag Celebration Party

Waterford set to host Purple Flag Celebration Party

A celebration party for everyone to enjoy is set to take place in Waterford City’s Purple Flag area on Friday, May 1st. The ‘Purple Flag Party’ will commence at 5pm in John Robert’s Square and a host of entertainment will be on offer until 8pm.... Read more »»

Shocking waiting list figures at University Hospital Waterford

Figures released show nearly 25,000 patients waiting on procedures.

Waterford Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has said figures released to his party showing nearly 25,000 patients waiting on procedures at Waterford Regional Hospital are shocking.

Senator Cullinane was speaking after he was provided with details of the number patients waiting for procedures at the hospital, broken down by speciality and by how long they have been waiting.

He said he will be raising the issue in the Seanad this week and calling for a... Read more »»

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  • Fianna Fail looking to hook up...

    It would seem that Fianna Fail is already laying the groundwork for the next general election by trying to figure out if it could possibly go into coalition with another party in a bid to secure power. In a forthcoming Ard Fheis rank and file members will have the ability to even discuss the possibility that it would even, horror of horrors, go into coalition with the old enemy, Fine Gael.As everyone in the country knows Fianna Fail and Fine Gael are essentially the same party separated at birth by a Civ …

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