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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Global explorers are set to descend on the heritage town of Lismore this June 13th as the sixteenth annual Immrama Festival of Travel writing is set to get underway.

Visitors can enjoy talks with world-famous travel writes, writing workshops, poetry, historical presentations, music and entertainment and also visits to the usually closed Cotton Library will also be on offer.

The largely forgotten library located at St Carthage Cathedral and whose collection dates back centuries featuring many some rare and historical gems will open its doors to the public during the festival weekend.

The collection was started by Henry Cotton who was the sub-librarian at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, before becoming the dean of Lismore in 1834. Some of the rarest books in the collection include those on scripture

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Enjoy Waterford’s Greenway in comfort on an E-Bike

In the early 1950’s during the month of May what could be called a spectacular hurling tournament was held in Dunhill. At the time it was no bother to me to cycle the approx. twenty miles there and back on my Raleigh, all steel bicycle as it was called at the time, with my younger brother on the cross bar. Those were the days, as we all know age does its job and on retirement I thought my cycling days were over. I was wrong! Upon reading in a fitness magazine about the new electric bike, I was hooked and I hired out my first electric bike. After some practice I made a nostalgic spin on my E-bike, yes you guessed to Dunhill, uphill and down dale no bother I

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Waterford electorate gave an emphatic YES to the 8th Amendment Referendum on Friday last with 69.4% voting Yes and 30.6% voting No.

The turnout was 64.3% with 53,312valid votes and 123 spoiled votes.

In the end the at times fraught campaign in Waterford as in other areas of the country was a quiet affair with the result quickly apparent as the votes were counted in the WIT Hall.

There was a representative turnout of all the political parties and political activists on both sides of the campaign.

However, at around 10 a.m. it was clearly evident that the Yes campaigners were on course for a resounding victory.

Local Minister of State John Halligan T.D. has praised the ‘army of unsung, everyday heroes’ who, he said, were hugely instrumental in securing a Yes vote for Waterford

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

National suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, awarded its Amber Flag to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. The event took place on 17th May in Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig, Health & Wellbeing Coach, Alison Canavan was on hand at the event to offer advice to the students and groups before they stepped on stage to accept their Amber Flag from programme founder Frank Mulvihill and Pieta House CEO, Brian Higgins.

The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative, now in its 4th year, recognises the individual efforts of schools, companies, and groups to create healthy, inclusive environmets that support mental wellbeing. The award unites these groups in their efforts working toward a happier, healthier Ireland and

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Irish Hospice fundraising event

The Irish Hospice Foundation Major will hold a Fundraising event in The Ritz Bar, Tramore on this Thursday night 31st May at 8:00pm. Eye catchingly named Handbags & Things, the evening consists of an Auction/Sale of pre loved handbags some of which have been donated by Sabina Higgins (Aras an Uachtarain), Louise Morrissey (Country Western Singer), Deirdre McCourt (TG4) and well

know local personality Mailo Power.

The event is being organised by local Tramore men John O’Gorman and Colin Healy who are still taking pre-loved handbags. If you have a handbag that you would like to donate to the night, please contact John on 087-9587328 or Colin on 086-0210202.

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Port of Waterford has confirmed that the contract held by DFDS with Irish Rail to operate a freight train between Belview Port and Ballina, Co Mayo ceased this week.

Mr Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford said "We will be sorry to see the service stop. It was a nice addition to our portfolio and it was great to be able to provide a port service to stakeholders in the northwest region."

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Very attractive five bedroom detached bungalow situated in the heart of Tramore with handy garage. Located opposite the church, this residence offers spacious accommodation. (2200 sq ft).

The accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility, WC, bathroom, five bedrooms, ensuite bathroom and detached garage.

Mardyke enjoys a wonderful location and is within easy reach of a host of amenities, local attractions and services including Tramore Beach, Racecourse and Golf Club.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a family home in an ideal location in Tramore. Viewing is highly recommended.

Contact Purcell Properties 051 876514 for further details Guide Price: €340,000

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Pirtek Waterford celebrated the grand opening of its new Waterford Centre on Wednesday last, May 23. The Waterford and Cork franchises recently expanded, moving into new premises in Six Cross Road Business Park, Waterford.

Greg Cummins, Pirtek Waterford franchisee, said: "While Pirtek’s major line of business is emergency roadside repairs, for which it has a one hour ETA, it has expanded into preventative maintenance contracts, hose testing and industrial hose and fittings".

Pictured are Chris Stuckey, MD, John Laffan, Mike Cairney, Gregg Cummins, Peter Macer, Colin Deane. Photo: John Power

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Waterford F.C. manager Alan Reynolds was subjected to a brutal unprovoked assault in the early hours of Sunday morning last which left him with a broken ankle and facial injuries which required hospitalisation.

Alan was socialising with friends and was watching the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. He left the pub on his own and was the victim of the assault by at least one assailant and was left in a condition described as "an unrecognisable condition." A friend who was with him had just stepped into a local chipper and when he came out found Alan slumped on the footpath with a passer-by calling the local Gardai.

An intensive garda investigation is under way and gardai have been interviewing friends of the Waterford FC manager

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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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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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