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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Officers here are six times more likely to be assaulted

Gardai in Waterford are at greater risk of being assaulted than their colleagues in other parts of the country, an investigation has found.

Waterford is the most dangerous division for gardai, according to a data analysis by RTÉ Investigates, with officers in the county six times more likely of being attacked in the line of duty than in the safest garda division, Wicklow. And, for all injuries, including assault, gardai in Waterford were three times more likely to suffer an injury than in Dublin North Central, the safest garda division in this category. The analysis was based on data released under freedom of information and shows that geography has a significant bearing on the injury rate and assault rate

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

A number of housing protesters occupied a vacant property in Waterford City for 24 hours last weekend following a similar event in Dublin recently.

They took over the four storey former presbytery, on O’Connell Street, on Friday activists in Dublin occupied buildings on Summerhill Parade and North Frederick Street to protest against the housing crisis in August. The Waterford protesters, who are local supporters of the Take Back the City movement, said they want the council to build social housing on the land banks at Carrickperish and Kilbarry and to compulsorily purchase what they say are thousands of vacant properties in the area. They are also calling for rent caps to be linked to inflation.

Local People Before Profit representative, Una Dunphy, said she supported the protest. "Minister

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

The next Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Majestic Hotel on September 20 at 11.00am.

This is the National Hospice Coffee Morning and we look forward to a great turnout at this beautiful location.

In the past we have had great mornings at The Majestic Hotel where coffees teas and all kind of goodies are served.

Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.

All funds raised at this venue will of course be donated to our local Hospice in Ardkeen which is very near completion.

As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

The annual Petermarkathon takes place October 26-28 and this year will be raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society to help support its Cancer Nurseline staffed by trained cancer nurses, to offer a listening ear and practical advice to anyone who has concerns or questions about Cancer.

The Peter Mark salon in Waterford is tasked with coming up with its own unique way to raise money, so visitors can expect bake sales, pyjamas parties, fancy dress and lots of other fun events.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

WATERFORD Marine Search and Rescue (WMSAR) are hoping that moves by local councillors will see it affiliated to the Irish Coast Guard.

WMSAR recently unveiled a 6,000sq ft, fit for purpose search and rescue base on the River Suir but are currently not a declared resource to the Irish Coast Guard.

At this week’s Waterford City & County Council meeting, Fianna Fail Councillor Eddie Mulligan with the support of Cllr Jason Murphy and Sinn Fein Councillor Jim Griffin, will be raising a motion asking for the council to write to the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross to change that fact.

Speaking this week, Cllr Mulligan, who has assisted WMSAR in recent missing person searches, said that for the "greater safety interests of the City & Estuary

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Charities Regulatory Authority CEO, John Farrelly will be the keynote speaker at a regional conference targeting the community, voluntary and charity sector at the Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny on October 10.

"Supporting Communities, Building Capacity", the second conference of its kind to be held in the south east, is being organised by John Warren, JE Warren Consulting, who says it will include both general and educational sessions.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Tintean Housing Association would like to thank all restaurants, supporters and participants to A Taste of Waterford for making this fundraiser such an incredible success. "You have supported a local homeless charity raise much needed funds in a way that was refined, entertaining and showcased the best that our city has to offer.

"Thank you to the restaurants and venues involved: Momo, La Boheme, La Boheme, L’Atmosphere, Everetts, Bay Tree Bistro, Suas@The Reg, Sabai, Emilianos, Olive Tree, Bodega, Burza, Day Macs, Revolution and Uisce Beatha.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Former Green Party leader and Minister of State Trevor Sargent was ordained in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford on Saturday last beforea large congregation of family, friends and Green Party colleagues.

Following ordination he travelled to Tramore where he was also received by a large congregation. He was accompanied by his wife Aine Neville.

The ceremony was conducted by the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, Rev Michael Burrows, assisted by many clergy from across the country including the Registrar Canon Ruth Elmes and the Dean of Christ Church, Maria Jannsen.

Among the attendance was his wife Aine Neville, parents Mildred and Harry; brother Derek, as well as friends such as current Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, and former TD

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Irish tech experts based in Waterford have teamed up with their European counterparts, industry and business to develop a new and secure truck navigation system which prevents large vehicles from being used in a terror attack.

"Terrorist attacks using vehicles are very hard to prevent but there are security measures that truck manufactures and cities could take. TransSec will focus on developing security solutions for trucks to avoid their usage as terrorist weapons" TSSG Research Unit Manager, Frances Cleary, explained.

The TransSec project includes leaders in the fields of telecoms and other wireless, high speed communications protocols at the Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology. The carefully selected, expert teams from across Europe are working together with a leading global truck manufacturer on the development of a new type of truck that is fitted with

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Tributes have been pouring into City Hall following the death of Waterford City and County Council Cllr John Carey of who passed away over the weekend.

Waterford City and County Council has opened a Book of Condolences at City Hall for anyone who wishes to pay their respects.

"It’s a sad day for Waterford. John was a great friend to all of his colleagues on the Council regardless of party affiliation," Councillor Declan Doocey, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said. The Mayor extended his sympathies to John’s wife Ann, his sons Sean, Kieran and Liam, his daughters Nancy and Sharon, his family and to his constituents. A native of Passage East John was regarded as a most hardworking and honourable individual who enjoyed the support of the

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  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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