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Thursday, 9th November 2017

South East’s stubbornly high unemployment rate must be addressed Fianna Fáil TD, and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Butler has said that the planned meeting of her committee in Waterford City will help shine a spotlight on the stubborn levels of unemployment in South East region.

Deputy Butler was commenting after she announced that the committee will sit in plenary session in the chamber of Waterford City and County Council on Tuesday, 14th November to discuss the South East Action Plan on Jobs.

"The South East, according to the 2017 Quarter 2, Quarterly National Household Survey, has an unemployment rate of 8.1% compared to the national average of 6.4%, and I am bringing the committee down to Waterford

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

"Where are your teenagers? Do they know the dangers of fireworks and firecrackers?" asks Cllr Eddie Mulligan, after reporting two extremely dangerous incidents. One in a packed John Robert’s Square, on the evening of Saturday 28th October and another on Tuesday 31st October, in the Ballinakill/Dunmore Road area of the City.

Cllr Mulligan has reported that whilst walking, with his eight year old daughter, through John Roberts Square, towards The Book Centre and passing the coffee Kiosk. A significant number of loitering teenagers, in a large group, deliberately set off a firecracker or firework very close to him. He also witnessed, at a similar time on Friday evening (27th October), that Gardaí had to be called to disperse large numbers of teenagers also engaging in anti-social behaviour.

According to Cllr Mulligan the lit firework, this was set off behind him, shot across

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Waterford Local Enterprise Office to showcase success of South Eastern Creative Corridor at The Big Picture conference

Waterford Local Enterprises Office will join the regions five other LEO’s to host a premier industry conference for independent businesses in the AV industry to celebrate the success of the South Eastern Creative Corridor initiative.

The South Eastern Creative Corridor (SECC), an initiative of six Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), headed by LEO Wicklow and funded under the Regional Action Plan for Jobs targeting entrepreneurs and businesses in the audio-visual industry, will showcase and celebrate its success at a closing conference - The Big Picture - in Druids Glen Hotel, Co Wicklow on the 17th November 2017.

The conference is the culmination of the SECC Initiative and is for audio-visual professionals who are keen to be at the leading edge of this sector. The SECC Initiative involved

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Kollect, the Waterford based waste collection company, have an outstanding new offer, perfect for saving money in the New Year. Since their launch in 2015 Kollect have developed a variety of creative ways of managing waste and have done so in their own way.

At Kollect they focus upon delivering simple packages at a fair price. While they already offer excellent value and services, their new package comes with an entire two months of free collections.

The way it works is simple. Switch to Kollect and you will get two months of collections absolutely free when you sign up for the two year plan which average at €25 per month. There are no hidden charges and no surprises—although, they do try and pleasantly surprise customers with their commitment to delivering an excellent service. For this you’ll get one month free per year

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Sinn Fein TD David Cullinane has welcomed comments from a leading Cardiologist Mr Paddy Owens at University Hospital Waterford that wait times for planned work has reduced as a consequence of the deployment of a mobile Cath Lab.

However he said we need to be cautious and vigilant when it comes to a planned national review and examine the terms of reference thoroughly.

Speaking today Deputy Cullinane said:

"It is good news that wait times for planned cardiac procedures at University Hospital Waterford have reduced. It is my understanding that this is down to both the deployment of a mobile Cath Lab and ongoing outsourcing of patients to Cork.

"While this is good news we need to be vigilant and not conflate issues. The Herity Report recognised the long wait times for planned work at University Hospital Waterford and recommended as a solution greater

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O'Sullivan will attend a public meeting on the housing crisis in Waterford in the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Georges Street on Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm.This event is being organised by Labour Party Local Area Rep Seamus Ryan and the Waterford South Branch of the Labour Party and is open to all.

Jan O'Sullivan is a former Minister for Education and the current Labour Party spokesperson on Housing and Local Government.

Labour Party Area Rep for Waterford South Seamus Ryan said that they are delighted that Jan O'Sullivan has been able to accept our invitation to come to Waterford. Jan has been to the forefront of campaigning for additional public and affordable housing in Ireland.

Speaking prior to the meeting Jan O'Sullivan said, "Waterford has been excluded for the Rent Pressure Zones which means that people who have

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Waterford Local Enterprises Office will join the regions five other LEO’s to host a premier industry conference for independent businesses in the AV industry to celebrate the success of the South Eastern Creative Corridor initiative.

The South Eastern Creative Corridor (SECC), an initiative of six Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), headed by LEO Wicklow and funded under the Regional Action Plan for Jobs targeting entrepreneurs and businesses in the audio-visual industry, will showcase and celebrate its success at a closing conference - The Big Picture - in Druids Glen Hotel, Co Wicklow on the 17th November 2017.

The conference is the culmination of the SECC Initiative and is for audio-visual professionals who are keen to be at the leading edge of

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Health Equality For the South East (HEFSE) carried out a 'Hand On Heart' activation event in Waterford city, Saturday, 28th October. Hurling legends Derek McGrath and Ken McGrath joined HEFSE and members of SEAPAG and 24/7 Cardiac Care for the South East campaign groups in launching the event.

Also attending were cardiac trainers and responders from Civil Defense and local Ambulance and Healthcare services who were busy giving demonstration of emergency cardiac resuscitation (CPR) to young and old! 'Hand On Heart' volunteers also collected over 1000 signatures in 3 hours to a 'declaration of voting intent' which signals support or otherwise at the next general election based on the outcome of the review of 24/7 Cardiac Care in the Southeast region.

A significant number of tourists on street in

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Parkinson's Regeneration specialist Karl Sterling is set to host his first workshop in Ireland this November 9th

Karl Sterling travels globally as an educator to personal trainers, fitness professionals, and movement specialists. He is the founder and president of PhysioChains Education, which specialises in Parkinson's Regeneration Training and this is the first event he has ever hosted for Irish professionals. Karl and his team of NASM trainers specialise in working with people who have Parkinson's disease.

The event is being organised by Waterford based businesswoman Irene Treacy of Smovey Health. Irene set up Smovey Health in Ireland last year and upon realising that there are only 4.5 Parkinson's specialist nurses in the entire country she set about becoming a trained Parkinson's Regeneration specialist

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Following the success of the its first international cancer centre, UPMC Whitfield in the south east, UPMC expands.

UPMC and partner Bon Secours Health System have started work in Cork on one of the nation's most advanced radiation therapy centres for the treatment of cancer patients. Building on the success at UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, UPMC's second radiotherapy centre in Ireland will combine the expertise of Ireland's largest independent health care provider, Bon Secours, with UPMC's world-renowned model of cancer care that brings innovative and personalised treatments close to where patients live.

The new radiotherapy centre, to be completed in 2019, is part of a major expansion at Bon Secours Hospital Cork, which will include an additional 81 private rooms, four additional

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    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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