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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

On Friday last during National Enterprise Week, Blackwater Distillery has been announced as the winner of the Waterford final of the National Enterprise Awards 2018.

Over the last number of weeks, the five Waterford finalists have undergone a testing process of presentations, interviews and discussions on their businesses with a panel of expert business persons acting as the Waterford awards judges.

Founder of Blackwater Distillery Peter Mulryan was today presented with a specially commissioned award, monetary prizes by the Mayor of Waterford Councillor Pat Nugent, Peter will now go forward to represent Waterford in the National Finals and compete against 31 winning firms from around the country.

Blackwater Distillery is a micro-distillery situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in beautiful West Waterford. The distillery offers three Blackwater products currently on the Irish market, the flagship brand Blackwater No.5

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

The WCTU is urging everyone who can to support the national demonstration in Dublin on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, being organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition. WCTU will be running transport to this important event. Buses will leave from outside the Forum, the Glen at 9.30am. Those wishing to travel on the bus can book seats at €8 each, by contacting Unite the Union Centre on 051 875438. The Demonstration will assemble in Parnell Square, Dublin at 1pm.

We are in the middle of a dire crisis of family homelessness nationwide. As of January 2018, there are 9,104 people homeless, more than one third of whom are children. This is a net increase of 517 on the December 2017 figures. There are 72,500 people in mortgage arrears, and 900,000 renting, with many paying unaffordable rents and being evicted daily

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Following on the worst snowstorm in decades Waterford City and County Council are now dealing with the thaw aftermath.

The general consensus of opinion is that the Local Authority and Emergency Services played a blinder in ensuring that the main roads were kept clear and that gritting took place on a regular basis.

Great praise was also given to neighbours and farmers who showed real community spirit.

Pictured putting the finishing touches to their snowman were Mila and Laura Kujundzic.

Photo: John Power

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

The support for the national demonstration against homelessness in Dublin on 7 April is growing every day, according to Una Dunphy of People Before Profit. Insisting that housing is a human right, the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, made up of political parties, trade unions and campaigning groups is calling on the public to recognise the need for action to address the homelessness and housing crisis.

"This is a national emergency", says Una Dunphy. "There are 8,600 homeless people in emergency accommodation, 120,600 households on public housing lists, 72,500 in mortgage arrears, 900,000 renting with many paying unaffordable rents and being evicted daily by landlords. Successive governments created the crisis by not building local authority housing and by selling many billions worth of property through NAMA to vulture funds and private developers.

To force the Government into action we need everybody on

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Journalism and Photography, QQI Level 5 at Waterford College of Further Education

Why Journalism and Photography?

The world is changing fast. Never before in history have so many people the power to make an impact on world affairs. The internet has allowed us all to become citizen journalists, observers of our society. It has given us the power to demand change, to fight for justice, to entertain, to spread ideas.

Employers from all sectors are looking for a modern graduate, a multi- skilled individual, someone who can immediately go out there and do the job. Our graduates fit that profile. Our students can immediately apply for National Union of Journalists membership once the course starts. We believe in doing journalism and well as learning about it.

We combine journalism with the visual subjects like photography and image processing, because we listened to graduates from

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Come and join the teams of Garter Lane Arts Centre and Tully’s Bar at our March Business After Hours, as they welcome Garter Lane’s new Executive Director Síle Penkert to her post.

Síle will outline her vision for the future of the Arts Centre within this proposed changing area of Waterford as it becomes the Cultural Quarter of the city.

This is an ideal opportunity for Waterford’s business community to join in this special event and also experience what both Garter Lane and Tully’s Bar can offer to the business community of Waterford.

The evening will also see the launch of Garter Lane’s new website and will highlight some exciting upcoming events in the 2018 Garter Lane programme. Whether it is theatre, music, film, dance, visual arts that is of interest to you, don’t worry we have something for everybody.

Date: Thursday, 15th March

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Pictured at the launch at the Book Centre, Waterford recnelty were rom far left, Myra Kennedy, Vivian Hicks Watson, Mayor Sean Reinhardt being presented with publication, John Goggins, Dr. Joseph Watson.

"It’s always a special day in Ireland when a book in Irish is being launched" said Myra Kennedy, a member of the audience at the launch of 'Cuimhne ar Dhia' at the Book-Centre in Waterford last week.

'Cuimhne ar Dhia' is a work of translation into Irish of some of the spiritual writings and prayers from the Bahai Faith scriptures.

The author of this translation is professor Joseph Watson who was until his retirement, Dean of Celtic Studies in University College Dublin.

Joseph made a captivating presentation on the extraordinary religious influence Ireland has historically had on the spreading

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Waterford City and County Council’s Severe Weather Team are fully prepared for anything that the dreaded 'Beast from the East" can throw at them over the next few days.

Met Eireann have issued a "status yellow’ warning to include many Eastern counties including Waterford, and the first snow began to fall in Waterford yesterday (Tuesday). Air temperature is dropping and is expected to hit minus six or seven Celsius overnight. However, this will be exacerbated by the severe wind chill factor and heavy frost.

Waterford City and County CEO, Michael Walsh said they had been receiving advice daily from Met Eireann. "We will have continual updates from the National Co-Ordination Centre and will be ensuring all our resources are available and are in place." Along with salting the roads snow

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

The Green Party in Waterford has welcomed plans for the redevelopment of Tramore town centre, but has identified areas for improvement before the project gets the green light. In a detailed submission to Waterford City and Council’s Consultation Process under Part 8 requirements, Tramore resident and Green Party local chairperson, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has highlighted both strengths and omissions in the current plans.

'While we share some of the concerns of residents and businesses affected by the proposed redevelopment, plans to improve the public realm in the town centre should be welcomed. Our specific concerns relate to increased traffic flows along Market St. and the Square, and how this can be managed for the safety of all road users and residents

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

It has been a great start to the year for all at one of Waterford’s most popular hotels as the Fitzwilton Hotel were awarded the top prize at the annual Irish Accommodation Services Institute Awards for 2017 in Dublin.

Having achieved silver in this category in 2016, the Fitzwilton Hotel claimed the overall Supreme Award for 2017 recognizing the hotel as the best 4 star property in Ireland in exceptional standards across a range of services such as cleanliness, guest services, servicing of rooms, bathrooms and public areas.

Driving this successful achievement was Accommodation Manager Ms. Lorraine O’Brien who proudly stated 'we are over the moon to receive this very prestigious award. It is a wonderful achievement for the dedicated accommodation staff at the Fitzwilton Hotel and it is great to see their hard work and commitment recognised on a national level’.

Speaking

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