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Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Destination Waterford City Hospitality Committee is hosting Destination Day on Thursday 18th April from 11.00am to 2.00pm in The Ardmore Suite at the Tower Hotel.  If you are involved in the tourism sector, then this event is a must for you and your employees.  Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2013 Destination Day will once again allow all business within the Waterford tourism sector to come together and showcase their tourism product offerings.  Destination Day is a prime opportunity for business owners & employees to renew their knowledge of all the tourist attractions and activities Waterford has to offer and provides an ideal occasion for some timely pre-season networking with industry peers and colleagues.

Destination Day is a completely free event but pre-registration is essential. The Destination Waterford

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Wednesday, 10th April 2013

On Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 an Award Ceremony for the St Patrick’s Day Parade was hosted by Mayor of Waterford City, Cllr. Jim D’Arcy. The Mayor was delighted with this opportunity to celebrate the great entries that were in this year’s parade noting that this wonderful annual celebration of Irish culture in Waterford City could not happen without the effort, dedication and imagination of groups that enter it.

The Mayor thanked all of the entries for taking part especially groups that enter year after year, adding that the strength of the community spirit here in Waterford is great to see. He also expressed his delight that local businesses took up the challenge and participated in the parade with imaginative entries. The large number of high

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Wednesday, 10th April 2013

At the Road Safety Authority’s Annual ‘Seatbelt Sheriff' and ‘Hi Glo Silver' Awards, first class from Glór na Mara National School, Convent Hill, Tramore, Co. Waterford were winners in the Seatbelt Sheriff Competition and attended the ceremony with their  teacher Ms Halley.

The class were among 276 schoolchildren from 11 primary schools around the country who were rewarded for their outstanding contribution to keeping Ireland's roads safe.

The awards ceremony was attended by Mr Alan Kelly TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with Responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport who praised the children's efforts and congratulated them on their winning entries. 

Speaking at the awards ceremony, he said: "Today's ceremony demonstrates the outstanding commitment of young people across Ireland to making our roads safer. I am

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Medieval Museum in Waterford City is opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

The Medieval Museum sits at the heart of the Viking Triangle, Waterford City’s cultural and historic quarter, and this opening completes the trilogy of museums that include Reginald’s Tower (Viking) and the Bishop’s Palace (Georgian) and is the last in the complex of museums that trace the history and archaeology of Waterford from its foundations by Viking pirates in 914 up to the present day.

Waterford City has become a major tourism destination following significant investment by Fáilte Ireland and Waterford City Council in the development of the Viking Triangle. That, together with the relocation of the House of Waterford Crystal to the Viking Triangle and the development of the museums has added greatly to the South East’s offering

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

The Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce South East Region, Pat Bruen, has welcomed news that Nypro, is to create 200 highly skilled jobs in a new medical device manufacturing facility in Waterford.

Speaking on the announcement Mr. Bruen said, "This is a high calibre investment that is positive news for the entire South East region. It is a further welcome endorsement in Ireland as a location for Foreign Direct Investment, particularly in advanced manufacturing.”

"Nypro is the latest of many US companies that have announced new employment opportunities in Ireland," stated Bruen. "The 700 US companies here continue to play a vital role in Ireland's economy, employing 115,000 directly, and have a total investment in Ireland of $188 billion.”

The American Chamber runs an online ‘job board’ giving people information on jobs available within US companies in Ireland. This can be

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

A group of big-hearted slimmers from Slimming World’s Thursday group here in Waterford are doing their bit for our local community and for their own health by taking part in a sponsored slim to raise money for The Solas Centre. Members of the Slimming World group, which runs every Thursday in Treacy’s Hotel on the Quay, are taking part in the weight loss club’s national ‘Slim for Good’ campaign which aims to support communities across the country by improving the health of local people and raising money for a local good cause at the same time.

"If you’ve struggled with your weight for a long time, then making that decision to take control and slim down requires a huge amount of motivation and commitment. At Slimming World we understand that only too well which is why we make sure our members

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

We had a most enjoyable talk last month by Agnes Aylward, regarding the 'Japanese Garden Project' which sounds very exciting. Clodagh Murphy also provided some unexpected and excellent musical entertainment. Thank you both very much.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10 April at 8pm in Tramore House. This is our AGM and a new committee and 'top table' will be elected.

Do please bring along your fees for 2013, they must be paid immediately, as no insurance cover exists if you are not a paid up member. Prompt payment also counts towards the new points scheme. Our speaker this month will be advising us on home security, of great interest to us all.

Also on Wednesday 10 April Kilmacthomas Guild are holding a 'sports' day from 10 till 3 and have invited us to join them.

Our fitness regime continues with Aqua Aerobics

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Labour TD Ciara Conway is hitting back at comments from Minister Varadker regarding insolvency rules suggesting that women would have to give up their jobs if they earned less than their child care expenses.

"The Minister has since clarified his poorly chosen comments, but the damage is done, as it has sparked concern.

"The new personal insolvency guidelines have yet to be published, and we have a commitment from the Taoiseach saying that they will not contain a provision that would see mothers having to give up their jobs if the cost of childcare means that work is unprofitable.

"It’s already very difficult for women in the workplace, and any moves to penalise working parents have to be rejected outright.

"Childcare is usually a temporary cost – often needed most when children are very young, in the pre-school stage.

"It might have been more helpful

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner so it’s time to take a closer look at the spring summer collections to ensure you get that wow look for every occasion. Free help and advice is on hand in City Square Shopping Centre with three style workshops with Katherine Cahill from Prima Models on Saturday April 6th. The workshops start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and will each last approximately 25 minutes. They will take place in the unit beside the lift at the bottom of the stairs. Limited seating will be available and petit fours from Amandine Bakery to appease those guilty pleasures! Plus a great competition on the mall and everyone who attends the workshops will be entered into a raffle.

What to expect?

Katherine will take a closer look at the outfits and offer

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

The Estate' – Tv3'S Powerful Fly On The Wall Documentary On Ballybeg Housing Esate, Waterford

The Estate airs from Monday 8th April 2013 at 9pm on TV3

Join us as real life unfolds across this brand new three-part rollercoaster series on TV3. Produced for TV3 by Motive Television, this ambitious, observational documentary is located in Ballybeg, a sprawling housing estate on the outskirts of Waterford City with a tough reputation.

Filmed over a year, cameras go behind closed doors and watch as residents live out their everyday lives, coping with the gritty reality of life's twists and turns, the moments of triumph and despair, yet still looking beyond the boundaries of the estate and seeking out opportunities that might bring a brighter future.

We meet Shauna (21), a young single Mum of one, who is struggling to pay the bills. Having missed out on

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