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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

An updated City Health Check for 1st July to 31st December, 2017 detailed some very positive changes to the City, since the City Centre Management Group was formed in early 2013. The report was presented by Mr. Billy Duggan, Waterford Council Economic Dept.

Cllr. Eddie Mulligan commented that he could remember not so long back, when there was very little footfall in the Michael Street area of the City and property vacancy was almost 50% in this particular street. Michael Street and John Street needed such a cleanup that following their lobbying to the CCMG. Waterford Council painted the buildings in Michael Street and John Street to start the renaissance of this area. A City "Health Check” in July 2014 showed a vacancy rate of 18% for

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber celebrate 10 years with CEO Jenny at the helm CEO of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber Jenny Beresford took up her position in a very damp and very temporary office in 2007. That didn't hold her back however as she saw nothing but potential. In the ten years at the helm of Dungarvan Chamber Jenny set out a strategic vision to build and grow the business community in one of Ireland's most popular traditional market towns.

In 2007, the position of CEO at Dungarvan Chamber was a brand new initiative, Jenny took up the role with a vision for growth not only for the Chamber as an entity but also the town of Dungarvan as a business

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

FREE Computer classes at Access I.T.

Access I.T. is offering FREE Digital Skills for Citizens courses, consisting of 5 free lessons.

This course demonstrates how to use search engines and websites, Skype, Government Services, how to conduct everyday online transaction, and use of online Applications. (Apps)

This FREE course is suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn how to use the internet and also caters for those who have some experience and wish to brush up on their skills. Please call for ongoing dates.

See our Website for a full list of all our courses at http://www.accessit.ie or call us on 051-374849 for more detail.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

On Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7.30pm Sharp in the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St,

Waterford. Club A.G.M. All members are requested to attend, to raise any issue, ask any question or make any suggestion of importance-this is your club. Followed with a talk by Paddy Tobin I.G.P.S. on "Mount Congreve - An Irish Treasure.” Paddy will present an illustrated talk on a year in the garden, featuring outstanding plants of each season.

Non Members welcome €5 pp Refreshments & Raffle to follow,. Contact Noreen 086-4083419

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Irish Water is to begin winding down the domestic refunds process as 95% of cheques have been issued to customers since late November. Over the coming weeks Irish Water will make a final appeal to customers who have yet to receive their domestic water charges refunds to update their details either via the online portal at https://www.water.ie/for-home/refunds/ or by calling 1850 448 448.

According to Head of Customer Operations for Irish Water Eamon Gallen, the response of customers to appeals to update their details has been considerable.

"As the refunds process comes to an end, Irish Water are pleased that over 95% of refund cheques have been issued with the assistance of our customers. Our refunds page on the Irish Water website had almost half a million hits, our call centre dealt with over 90,000 calls and over 90% of

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

If like many others you are feeling the January Blues and want to jump start 2018 on a healthy note the Fitness Health Beauty Expo which takes place on Saturday January 20th from 12-5pm in Dooley's Hotel Waterford could be just what you need.

Featuring the Kangoo Jumps Ireland Team with International Coaches, On Stage Demos and optional Participation Masterclasses the day is all about fitness activities that are both fun & very beneficial. There will also be local wellness, fitness, beauty and nutrition groups with stands, expert tips & a series of mini talks and demo's.

Barbara Boland Natural Nutritionist specialises in Food Intolerances and will deliver a short talk at 2pm titled "Boosting Your Energy with Good Nutrition".

Laura Connolly Chartered Physiotherapist of Livewell Waterford helps women optimise their health & wellness at every stage of life and will host an

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Deputy John Deasy says marketing the Waterford Greenway through the Wild Atlantic Way website would boost tourism business in the county overnight.

While describing the prospect of a Viking coastal drive as an overdue revamp of the existing southeast touring route, the Fine Gael TD is in discussions with Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin with a view to incorporating the Waterford Greenway into the Wild Atlantic Way website.

Visitor numbers to the west of Ireland have soared on the back of the Wild Atlantic Way promotional blitz, which was launched four years ago. However, the Ireland’s Ancient East initiative hasn’t had the same impact since it was introduced as a counterweight in April 2015.

Before that, Deasy met with senior Fáilte Ireland officials and persuaded the tourism authority to allow Waterford

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Waterford City continues to be the cleanest city in Ireland in the most recent nationwide survey of the Irish Business Against Litter Anti-Litter League. The judges for the IBAL Anti Litter League ranked Waterford 13th out of 40 towns and cities surveyed in 2017, remarking that "Anybody arriving into the city by road would have been greeted by top ranking routes in terms of litter and general presentation. The Train Station was particularly fresh and clean in appearance, but the exterior of the bus station was heavily littered. The People’s Park wasn’t just clear of litter but was freshly presented and maintained and is clearly respected by the users. Many of the city centre streets were in very good order e.g. Hanover Street, O’Connell Street, Barronstrand / Broad Street

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

TD for Waterford David Cullinane has urged the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to proceed with a commission of investigation into the handling of the Bill Kenneally case by several state agencies.

Deputy Cullinane recently met with a number of victims and was presented with a dossier alleging process failures by members of An Garda Síochána and the HSE.

Speaking today, Deputy Cullinane said:

"The victims of Bill Keneally deserve justice. A number of victims have made claims alleging that several state agencies failed in their duty of care to citizens. These allegations are of the utmost seriousness.

"These claims need to be fully and thoroughly examined. The Government has previously committed to a commission of investigation.

"The Minister for Justice

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

WIT Arena is again the setting for two Waterford institute of Technology (WIT) open days for prospective students on Friday, 19 January and Saturday, 20 January 2018

CAO applicants, school leavers, their teachers and parents, as well as graduates and adults interested in part-time, postgraduate and full-time undergraduate study can start the new year with new ideas with a choice of two WIT open days this January.

The WIT Arena, which has become a popular venue for large-scale events over the past year, is the setting for the open days on 19 and 20 January 2017.

On Friday, 19 January, students from secondary schools and colleges of further education across the region and beyond are among thousands to see what options are available on their doorstep at the region’s largest institute of technology.

On Saturday, 20 January, the doors are open to prospective adult

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    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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