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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

As part of its expansion of world-class health care in Ireland, UPMC announced today that it has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, as well as full control of the cancer centre that it has operated  at the hospital through a joint venture for the past 12 years. 

The 80-bed hospital has been renamed UPMC Whitfield. The cancer centre is now UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, part of UPMC’s expansive network of more than 60 cancer treatment facilities, with access to the cutting-edge research and expertise available at the academic hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"This investment by UPMC in Waterford marks our strong commitment to the South-East region and to Ireland," said Chuck Bogosta, president of UPMC International and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre.

"The excellent staff and leadership at UPMC Whitfield and our UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre provide a solid foundation for our plans to grow high-quality health care services throughout

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Minister for State John Halligan, T.D. has criticised as "petty" the decision of the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore stopping him being a sponsor of his godson at Confirmation Mass recently held in Waterford City.

The parents of the boy were told of the decision on Wednesday last - the day before Minister Halligan hosted a Pro Choice meeting in Waterford attended by over 300 people and addressed by speakers, Dr. Peter Boylan, Tara Flynn and Colm O'Gorman. The Minister also previously clashed with Bishop Cullinan's views on the HPV vaccine.

Speaking to Waterford Today, on Monday evening Minister Halligan said he was contacted by the parents of his Godson last Thursday to tell him that they had been approached by a member of the clergy who said that the Minister

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

The Irish Postmasters' Union (IPU) has called for long-term commitment that Social Welfare payments will continue to be transacted through Post Offices

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Rory Philips, director and founder of HESKAP gave a passionate account of his experience and career which led him to setting up his current business, Heskap. Hailing originally from Thurles, and the second oldest of four children to entrepreneurial parents, Rory also inherited a business flair.

Established in 2014, the Heskap name is a meaningful acronym of his family members. HESKAP IT Services offered include monthly services, health checks, anti-virus software, 24-hour monitoring, cloud services, encryption, consultations and advice. Heskap offers such a great service where they proudly never lost a customer through a poor experience. They also are proactive, have a quick response time, offer personal meetings and deliver desired results.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

20th birthday with growth

One of Ireland's leading recruitment companies, Waterford-based Matrix Recruitment, is celebrating three years of record growth as it marks its twentieth year in business.

Founded by Kieran McKeown in 1998, Matrix began as a specialist accountancy recruitment firm with just two employees based on George Street in Waterford city. Today the company provides a nationwide service in five locations and employs twenty five permanent staff who offer expert recruitment advice across a wide range of sectors.

CEO and Founder, Kieran McKeown said: "I am thrilled we have reached such a major milestone in our development and I would like to thank all the staff, clients, candidates and industry partners for their support of Matrix Recruitment over the past twenty years. From setting up a prosperous Financial Services division to placing one of the first external staff members at the

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Pat Nugent, Waterford County Mayor, met with members of Blackwater Valley Wind Aware working committee who were representing the parishes of Knockanore, Glendine, Kilwatermoy, Tallow in Waterford and communities in East Cork.

Angela Farrell, Ava Farrington, Michael Murphy and Peter Power handed the Mayor 500 letters signed by concerned citizens. The threat of a wind development by Innogy Renewables Ireland, a subsidiary of German multinational RWE, in the middle of their community and close to their homes has brought neighbours in the community together.

The letters are asking the Councillors, in a cross-party motion, two things.

One is to re-designate the upland area between two scenic routes and close to the Blackwater Valley Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The community wants the Councillors to bring in a variation to the current County Plan

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

More than 210 people gathered on Thursday night the community hall in Knockanore, County Waterford, to express their great anxiety about a massive industrial wind farm development proposed for the area. The meeting was organized by Blackwater Valley Wind Aware, a citizens group formed in March to organize local opposition to the development.

Knockanore lies on a scenic route, adjacent to the Blackwater River. The River is protected by local, national and EU environmental legislation as a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protection Area. A number of townlands extending from Tallow to Youghal, however, are zoned as "preferred" areas for wind power development on the County Development Plan of both Cork and Waterford.

Knockanore residents only became aware of the proposed development in recent weeks, when less than ten households

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Tramore I.C.A. Notes

We are extremely pleased that our current President Bernie Keating has agreed to stay on until the summer break. The committee and guild members showed their appreciation for last year’s commitment by presenting Bernie with a beautiful Camellia!

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 9 May at 8pm in Tramore House. Paul Brent, our local historian, will be telling us ‘Tales of Tramore’ so should be a very interesting evening, do try and join us, don’t forget there’s always tea and scones for supper!

We are very lucky and thrilled that the library agreed to hang our ‘History of our Town’ quilt, which many of you put together, and is on display at last!, they also hosted the

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

The Waterford Hospice ‘Buy-A-Brick – Let’s Build It Together’ campaign for the new Regional (South East) Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW), which was recently launched by Waterford hurler, Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, has started to gain momentum with support from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). The initiative, which gives donors an opportunity to buy ‘virtual bricks’ via 3 easy steps on its website http://www.waterfordhospice.ie/fundraising/buy-a-brick.com, is a way for individuals, businesses and organisations to contribute in a meaningful way towards the construction of the new building.

At the recent South East Branch Construction Industry Federation Annual Dinner, Stephanie Taheny, Board Member, Waterford Hospice and Director of Noel Frisby Construction Ltd., made a special appeal to fellow CIF members

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

A Waterford man helped lead the way in braving one of Ireland's toughest mountain races to help raise money for people battling the rare and very painful skin condition EB, also known as butterfly skin.

Patrick Hogan, Carrick-on-Suir, finished third in the tenth annual DEBRA Ireland Wicklow Mountains Challenge half marathon. He was joined in the event by Deirdre Cronin, Dunmore.

Debra Ireland supports people living with EB (epidermolysis bullosa), an incredibly painful skin condition that causes the skin layers and internal body linings to blister and wound at the slightest touch.

The event attracts everyone from triathletes in the half marathon to those who have never run an off-road race before with many wearing an EB butterfly tattoo on their faces in support of patients living with this

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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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