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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

FIANNA Fail Councillor, Eddie Mulligan is calling on Waterford's Government representatives to use their influence to make Waterford Airport's last throw of the dice, a winning one.

"In March this year, I warned that the future of Waterford Airport was in severe jeopardy with Minister for Transport, Shane Ross TD requiring an economic viability report for future funding," Cllr Mulligan said.

"This unseen report is now on the Minister's desk but this time it is accompanied by a substantial and well publicised business case for a €12M long needed runway extension with investors providing €5M, Local Authorities €2M and €5M match funding requested from Government."

Cllr Mulligan says that with Minister Halligan's close friendship with Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Deputy John Deasy's influence in the duo should be doing everything in their power to deliver the Government funding needed.

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Ireland's biggest street art festival is seeking volunteers.

This year's Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival 2018 will feature over 50 local, national and international street artists. Organisers are now seeking volunteers to help out over the course of the festival.

As the event continues to grow in size Edel Tobin, Festival manager said "Now in year four, we are proud of where the festival has come. We have always relied heavily on the support of volunteers and each year we have been extremely lucky with our team. From social media and marketing to artists' assistants, wall priming or delivering guided tours and much much more, we are looking for people who are reliable, hard-working and like to have fun!

"This year's festival is going to be an absoloute gem we have live music, workshops, a food market, art trails, family activities and

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Justin Caffrey of Caffco Business Planning highlighted his services to Connect Effect Group at their latest meeting.

At Caffco Business Planning Ltd they simplfy business infomation for clients creating a dashboard of key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to your business.

By analysing trends in your KPIs they forecast your performance comparing this to your targets and budgets.

They don't just provide historical accounting information but help their clients look forward.

They implement systems for clients creating SPEED Strip Paper to Eliminate Entering Data. Examples of this are their Squirrel ordering software and their Squirrel stock control.

For those who can't afford a full time financial controller they provide a Virtual CFO service. Established in 2009, they have over 30 years combined experience in all areas of financial management and software solutions.

Changing your accountant is easy and they can do this for you, however you don't

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Successful visit opens up new opportunities for Waterford

Last Thursday 26th July, the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore was visited by His Excellency Ambassador Kevin Vickers, Canada's Ambassador to Ireland. He was joined in this visit by a delegation from the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Lethbridge Canada and a member of the Lethbridge Destination Management Organisation (City of Tourism).

This was the start of a three day visit by the delegation which would see the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Garden come together in friendship. This joint initiative was inspired by the upcoming Ambassadors visit to the gardens which would celebrate Lafcadio Hearn's penultimate journey across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Initially planned as a simple exchange of friendship certificates the visit was quickly seen by the management of the two gardens as an opportunity to spur greater

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Waterford Regional Airport plc has applied to Waterford City and County Council for planning permission to extend the runway.

This is a major development and augers well for the future development of the airport over the coming years.

One of the major criticisms of the airport over recent years was the length of the runway which did not allow for jet passenger aircraft to land at Waterford Airport.

The development will consist of widening the existing 1433m long runway from 30 metres in width 45m in width and to provide an additional 470m. long by 45m wide extension to this runway at its northern end.

These works are in addition to the existing permission for a 45 metres wide x 350 metres long extension to the south of the existing runway

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Last week a series of meetings with local residents in and around the Barrack Street area took place in relation to a severe infestation of vermin operating from the abandoned 5 houses on the junction of Doyle Street and Barrack Street in Waterford City.

These houses were taken in charge by the local authority almost two years ago and while a barrier was erected to obstruct entry, the site has lead to numerous incidents of illegal dumping as bags of rubbish are thrown over the barrier into the houses. This has unfortunately lead to ample food for a growing tide of vermin, predominantly rats to operate not just in the vacant homes but have been increasingly willing to invade other gardens, homes and the general neighbourhood.

Speaking following the meetings

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

While the surrounding area of Dunmore East is still coming to terms with the tragic death of fisherman Jack Power hundreds of mourners attended his funeral in Our Lady’s Church, Carbally, Co. Waterford on Sunday last. A 17 year old youth was arrested following the incident on the Shanakiel estate on Thursday in Dunmore East but was released without charge early on Friday morning. A file is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

A fisherman like his father and grandfather Thomas lived life to the full and enjoyed the craic, according to his mother, and was a loyal son, brother and friend. She said that she had heard many stories about her son for the first time in recent days from his friends all of which emphasised his loyalty, sense of fun and love for them, as well

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

The former Besco's shop on Ballybricken which has been lying idle and unused since 2007 is to be re-opened.

Centz an Irish owned discount store who have ten other stores throughout Ireland are set to re-open the store in October.

This is a major boost to the historic hill of Ballybricken which should see a huge upsurge in shoppers to this area of Waterford city.

Local business owners in the area have welcomed the decision to re-open the store who retail the majority of their stock at €1.50.

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has opened a new round of applications for its 'Business Growth Fund' which aims to boost small and medium business growth and further job creation in the IT sector including, Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Clean Tech and Agri Tech.

This particular call for the Business Growth Fund is a grant fund specifically for growing Waterford based businesses in the IT sector with less than 10 employees, who may require a grant to scale up further and create new jobs, says Richie Walsh of Waterford LEO.

Now in its first round for 2018, the Business Growth Fund over the next 12 months aims to support businesses in Waterford up to the tune of €15,000 per job created within the county with the overall goal being to create new jobs, support growing enterprises and

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

It is with great sorrow that the team at the Theatre Royal has heard of the passing of Jo Moylan.

Jo's commitment to the Theatre Royal over many years as committee member and patron was closely linked to its success. Her time serving on the Friendly Society committee contributed greatly to ensuring the future vibrancy of the theatre.

Jo will also be remembered for her great love of theatre and music as exemplified by her commitment to the Theatre Royal and Waterford's Musical Societies.

The generous support she gave to companies through her positive critiques on WLRfm with her friend Billy McCarthy encouraged Directors, Actors and Musicians alike to continue in their pursuits. She will also be remembered by many for her performances on the Theatre Royal stage, with the particular fond memory of her performance as Azuri in The Desert Song.

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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