Wednesday, 17th January 2018
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Deasy wants Greenway on Wild Atlantic Way website

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 City and County Council pitch for inclusion in the Wild Atlantic Way. Ultimately, getting East Cork interests involved — key to connecting the Atlantic coastlines — proved impossible.

He explained: "Once it was clear Waterford wasn’t going to be... Read more »»

Deasy wants Greenway on Wild Atlantic Way website

Deasy wants Greenway on Wild Atlantic Way website

Government must proceed with commission of investigation into handling of Bill Kenneally case – David Cullinane TD Sinn Féin

Government must proceed with commission of investigation into handling of Bill Kenneally case – David Cullinane TD Sinn Féin

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... Read more »»

Waterford City is Ireland’s Cleanest City!

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... Read more »»

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