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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Deputy Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins has described the draft planning scheme for the North Quay’s Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) as hugely exciting. The presentation of the draft planning scheme marks a critical point in the realisation of one of the largest regional regeneration projects in Ireland with an estimated cost of over half a billion euro.

The document is extremely comprehensive and sets out Waterford City & County Council’s vision for the 8.23 hectare site in the heart of Waterford City. Negotiations with Saudi based Al Hokair Group have advanced significantly over the last number of months and the company recently presented officials with their masterplan for the site which has been taken into account in the preparation of the draft planning scheme, which is expected to go on public display on the 13th October 2017 for a period

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Councillor Eddie Mulligan very much looked forward to the North Quays Strategic Development Zone Draft Planning Scheme Workshop held on Tuesday 26th September. The Councillors were presented with details of the new draft planning scheme, incorporating the North Quays.

He is anxious that with such a high volume of critical mass parking, outlined for the site. In addition to a rail and bus transport interchange hub. That his requests, at previous meetings, for a new iconic pedestrian/public transport bridge across the River Suir are acceded to. The success of the project will depend on the connectivity between the existing City Centre and new development.

"This new interconnector is critical and fundamental to the future long term success of Waterford City", according to Cllr Mulligan.

Commenting, Cllr Mulligan stated, "It is vital that we

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Wednesday, 20th September 2017

A strong difference of opinion has arisen between two Waterford T.D.s, Government Junior Minister, John Halligan and Sinn Féin T.D. David Cullinane about the future of South Tipperary General Hospital.

Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. has told Waterford Minister of State John Halligan T.D. that he has no plans to move South Tipperary General Hospital out of the South/South West Hospital Group.

Minister Halligan had discussed the issue with Minister Harris amidst local concerns that South Tipp hospital’s realignment with the University of Limerick Hospital Group was under consideration:

“Such a move would have serious implications for referrals and the budget at University Hospital Waterford and would undoubtedly have an impact on the ongoing campaign to improve cardiology services within the south east region.

“I have

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Wednesday, 20th September 2017

Waterford’s county-wide walking and cycling ‘game’ that challenges local residents to see how far they can travel together in just seven weeks has kicked off this week!

Beat the Street is an innovative physical activity initiative that inspires thousands of people to get moving by transforming local communities into a giant game. Running from Wednesday 13 September to Wednesday 1 November, Beat the Street will see schools, businesses, families and charities in Waterford, Dungarvan and Kilmacthomas compete to see who can walk, run, cycle or scoot the furthest.

Dozens of beeping and flashing sensors called Beat Boxes have been placed across Waterford which can be tapped with free Beat the Street cards which can be collected at your local library or leisure centre. Players can set up a team

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Wednesday, 20th September 2017

On Thursday last September 14 th 2017 the Bicentenary of Holy Cross Church, Killea, Dunmore East was commemorated with a special Mass for the occasion celebrated by Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore and con celebrated by Dr William Lee Bishop Emeritus together with Rev Fr Brian Power PP Killea, Very Rev Fr Raymond Liddane and Rev Fr John Treacy.Prior to the mass Bishop Cullinan blessed the newly built Marian Shrine across from the Church on the perimeter wall of Killea Cemetery, those involved are to be complimented During the Mass a Relic of the True Cross was present as was a Bell & Icon which was especially commissioned for World Meeting of Families in Dublin 2018. The Church and surroundings looked beautiful for the event thanks to those that made it so including the CE Workers from

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Wednesday, 20th September 2017

Unique new app opens bank account in 5 steps, 5 minutes with €5 credit

KBC Bank Ireland, Ireland’s digital-first bank, has launched a ground-breaking new mobile app for new customers. KBC’s app is the first of its kind, and works by allowing customers to open, activate and use their bank account at any time, within just five minutes.

Completely unique to the Irish market, the app’s official launch follows months of development and testing with consumers here. The result is the fastest, easiest way to open a new bank account, paper-free.

The app is the latest in a series of product developments from KBC’s Innovation Hub in Dublin, where digital solutions are being created and tested for customers in Ireland and for rollout across other KBC markets in Central Europe. The Innovation Hub is part of KBC Group’s €1.5 billion investment in digital

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Wednesday, 13th September 2017

The mobile cath lab secured by Independent Minister of State John Halligan T.D. as part of his ongoing fight to improve cardiology services for the region is scheduled to arrive at University Hospital Waterford on Sunday, 24th September, it’s been confirmed.

The staffed unit will cater for approximately 30 - 45 patients requiring Diagnostic Coronary Angiography per week from the current outpatient list and is expected to completely clear the currently stagnant waiting lists during its five months on site, Minister Halligan said:

“I understand around 30% of people who were offered an appointment in Cork for their Diagnostic Angiogram turned it down, for various personal reasons, so I want to reassure them that the mobile lab is expected to completely clear the backlog at UHW whilst it is

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Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Sinn Fein TD for Waterford Deputy David Cullinane has welcomed news that the long awaited mobile Cath Lab will arrive in Waterford shortly and be operational by early October. He said it represents a step forward but falls far short of what is required.

Speaking today Deputy Cullinane said: "The presence of a mobile Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford will help in reducing waiting times for planned cardiac work at UHW. This is to be welcomed and represents a step forward.

"However it is not the solution to the overall need to enhance cardiac services in the region. The mobile Lab will provide diagnostic assessments but will not provide a PPCI or emergency cardiac service. In other words the current limited 9-5 Monday to Friday emergency service will remain even with the presence of a mobile Lab.

"It is important that we

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Wednesday, 13th September 2017

All of the crew at Waterford City River Rescue CRBI would like to thank the Waterford Credit Union and St Dominic Credit Union for sponsoring a month in our Annual WCRR Lifeboat Calendar 2018. Our Annual Calendar is one of our main fundraising events each year and we have been producing our calendar since 2014.

This calendar would not be possible with the generosity of our amazingly generous sponsors and the wonderful photographers that kindly donate their beautiful photographs to us annually. We would like to thank everyone from our community in Waterford and beyond who give us so much support and encouragement in the work we do.

All money raised from our calendar sales goes directly towards the updating our equipment and advanced crew training. This year we will be increasing

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Gardai estimates put the number of people who came out to support the returning Waterford All-Ireland Finalists at somewhere between fifteen and twenty thousand. It was an incredible return for the manager Derek McGrath and his charges. Although delayed en route from Dublin, the supporters who turned out on the Quay were treated to some brilliant entertainment from Davy Flynn whom performed his new “Waterford” song and then followed Richie Hayes with backing band Brass and Co. This set from Richie was a stunning forty minutes of song as the crowd joined in with vocals and dance. The whole event on the Quay was co-ordinated by Waterford City and County Council with Richie Walsh as compere.

The dignatories all dressed in their respective gowns arrived half an hour before the team, led

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