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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

The McDonald’s restaurant on Cork Road, which is owned by local franchisee Joe Byrne, has received a major €750,000 digital makeover that has created 10 new jobs for the local area. The innovations are aimed at improving the customer experience at the restaurant, which is currently closed for refurbishment and is set to re-open for business on Friday, February 9th.

To improve the speed and ease of ordering, customers will have the option to use one of the restaurant’s self-order kiosks. These allow customers to browse the menu, review nutritional information and personalise their meals, giving diners more time to consider their food and drink choices. New dedicated dining room hosts will ensure the ordering process is as quick and easy as possible.

Table service will also be introduced to take the hassle out of finding somewhere to sit when carrying food,

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Mary Butler has said the decision by the Government to start reimbursing children and young adults with diabetes who use FreeStyle Libre is a positive step but more clarity is needed on how the process will work, and who will be allowed benefit.

Deputy Butler was commenting after the HSE announced that FreeStyle Libre which allows blood glucose levels to be monitored without invasive finger-prick testing would be reimbursed.

"This week I raised this issue during a special Topical Debate in the Dáil where I challenged the Minister of State representing the Government to give patients with diabetes and their families the answers they need.

"This is potentially a game changer for the 190,000 people living in Ireland with diabetes. I am aware of some patients in my own county who need to check their glucose levels up

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Waterford Fianna Fail Councillor Eamon Quinlan called on Waterford’s Local Authority to adopt an approach of regional dominance for the South East and be prepared to ‘go it alone’ when necessary, even in the face of objections from other South East counties. Speaking on this topic Cllr Quinlan said "Cooperation on a regional basis has its uses but we need to move away from a ‘cooperation at all costs’ mentality as I feel this is making Waterford lose its edge compared to other regional capitals. We have seen flat out obstructionism to Waterford’s progress as the capital and economic centre of the region. Other counties have followed a policy of attempting to build up with the goal of overtaking Waterford and this has resulted in a fragmented region with no true clusters of economic industries or population centres on the

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Petermarkathon raising €65,000 to support the vital work of The Simon Communities Ireland

Stylish pyjama parties, fancy dress parties and bake sales, – maybe not what you’d normally expect to find at Peter Mark’s Waterford Salon!

For one weekend every year, the Petermarkathon fundraiser means just that and it’s always for an amazing cause. This week, Peter Mark City Square Waterford celebrated their part in raising a fantastic €65,000 for the Simon Communities and specifically contributed to maintaining the support facilities for homeless individuals in crisis as part of the "Make it Home" campaign. The charity focuses not on managing but ending homelessness, ensuring that people on the edge maintain and keep their homes. The overall aim of the "Make it Home" campaign is to keep and ensure homes for some

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Waterford Hospice has launched a ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal to help raise funds needed to reach its €6M target.

The centrepiece of the Buy a Brick appeal is an innovative new website, giving donors the opportunity to buy a virtual ‘brick’ at a price of their choice, which they can personalise withtheir own message.

The appeal will raise vital funds for the €6 million pledge by Waterford Hospice towards the construction of the new South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. Although €4.5 million has already been secured, a further €1.5 million is needed to reach the target.

The new South East Palliative Care Unit will be accommodated in the first two floors of the new five story €25 million

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

701 new .ie domains were registered in Waterford in 2017, according to new figures in the latest edition of the dot ie Domain Profile Report, published by IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, .ie.

The tally for Waterford is an increase of 14.5 percent on the previous year. 7,347 new .ie domains were registered in Munster in 2017, an increase of 19 percent on the previous year.

2017 was the strongest year on record for the .ie database overall. 39,523 new .ie domains were registered in 2017, a 14 percent increase on 2016. There are now 237,412 .ie domains in the database, a 7 percent increase on the previous year end and an almost 30 percent increase on five years ago.

Commenting on the report, David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR, said: "The .ie

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Waterford’s stunning Greenway has scooped gold in the coveted All Ireland Community and Council Awards and has been crowned Ireland’s 'Best Tourism Initiative’ in the competition.

It has also taken the 'Grand Prix Award’ for 2018, a special commendation for outstanding excellence and an award presented only to projects that receive the highest marks from the competition’ esteemed judging panel. The Awards were presented on Saturday, February 3, at a ceremony in Croke Park.

It’s a spectacular double coup as the 46km off-road cycling and walking trail edges towards its very 1st birthday celebrations on March 25. Competition was intense and all involved with the Waterford Greenway should be very proud of the All Ireland title wins, according to Michael Walsh,

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

At approximately 2.25pm on 30th January last, a rigid body truck was taken from the Lisduggan area after the vehicle was left unattended with keys left inside. A male took the vehicle and drove into town. Another male was also in the vehicle and may have been picked up along the way.

This vehicle crashed intofour cars which were parked on the Mayors Walk, one parked car in Butler Court in Newgate Street, another parked in Butchers lane and another parked car in Rice Park where the occupants of the truck fled the scene.

These incidents are being investigated and

Gardai are seeking witnesses. Gardai are also following a definite line of enquiry in this case.

On the same day, Tuesday afternoon, 30th January Gardai arrested and interviewed 5 females in

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Following months of anticipation great value UK home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, is thrilled to announce a confirmed opening date for its new superstore in Waterford. The development work on the site at Musgrave Business Park is well underway and the new superstore plans to open its doors on Good Friday, 30th March at 9am.

Over 80 full and part-time jobs, from store to department managers and warehouse assistants to retail administrators, will be created when the new store opens at the end of March. This is expected to be a fantastic boost to the local economy and sure to be a positive addition to the park.

The Range is continuing to embark on an exciting development strategy that sees the UK retailer now operating over 150 stores across the UK and Ireland. The sudden growth of The Range, given

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

South East Chambers are collectively calling on the Government to give priority to the creation of a Waterford Limerick motorway, over the Cork to

Limerick route, ahead of the Capital funding announcement in early February.

The group, which includes Chambers from Carlow, Dungarvan & West Waterford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Kilkenny, New Ross, Wexford and Waterford, have been vocal in highlighting the importance of better connectivity between the regional capitals, as designated by the draft National Planning Framework.

Backing the submission to Government by the Local Authorities in Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick supporting the upgrade of the N24 to motorway status, Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan said: "As outlined in the National Planning Framework, we are facing a time of tremendous growth and it is clear that the cities of

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