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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Mount Congreve impasse

Cllr. Jack Walsh, The Labour Party, has requested Mr. Brian Hayes, T.D., Minister of State with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works to use the influence of his office with the parties involved with the Mount Congreve gardens with a view to having the gardens re-opened to the public as soon as possible.

These Gardens will pass on to the State by Ambrose Congreve as part of a tax deal with the State after a period of 21 years. The gardens will be managed by the Mount Congreve Trust until then. Mount Congreve is famous for being the home of one of "the great gardens of the World"

The gardens are closed to the public at present due to negotiations between the Mount Congreve Garden Trust and the OPW.

The Gardens have huge potential as part of the overall visitor

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Mount Congreve impasse

Cllr. Jack Walsh, The Labour Party, has requested Mr. Brian Hayes, T.D., Minister of State with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works to use the influence of his office with the parties involved with the Mount Congreve gardens with a view to having the gardens re-opened to the public as soon as possible.

These Gardens will pass on to the State by Ambrose Congreve as part of a tax deal with the State after a period of 21 years. The gardens will be managed by the Mount Congreve Trust until then. Mount Congreve is famous for being the home of one of "the great gardens of the World"

The gardens are closed to the public at present due to negotiations between the Mount Congreve Garden Trust and the OPW.

The Gardens have huge potential as part of the overall visitor

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Whether you' re jetting off for the adventure of a lifetime or just to lounge in the sun this summer, a little bit of forward-planning could save you hours, days, or even weeks of frustrated tooth-gnashing.

"With the help of travel-writer Fionn Davenport, drinkaware.ie put together a free Holiday Survival Guide to get you through all the ups and downs of planning a trip abroad. How to organise yourself, what to bring, what to do in an emergency – it' s all covered. Download your own copy at http://www.drinkaware.ie , and read on for some of the most essential pieces of travel advice that it has to offer", commented Fionnuala Sheehan, drinkaware.ie Chief Executive.

Passport Panic

Step one is to figure out where you left it after last year' s holiday. Step two is to make sure that it' s still

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Whether you' re jetting off for the adventure of a lifetime or just to lounge in the sun this summer, a little bit of forward-planning could save you hours, days, or even weeks of frustrated tooth-gnashing.

"With the help of travel-writer Fionn Davenport, drinkaware.ie put together a free Holiday Survival Guide to get you through all the ups and downs of planning a trip abroad. How to organise yourself, what to bring, what to do in an emergency – it' s all covered. Download your own copy at http://www.drinkaware.ie , and read on for some of the most essential pieces of travel advice that it has to offer", commented Fionnuala Sheehan, drinkaware.ie Chief Executive.

Passport Panic

Step one is to figure out where you left it after last year' s holiday. Step two is to make sure that it' s still

Read More »

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Waterford student amongst attendees at DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie Awards Ceremony

A Waterford IT student was amongst those who attended the DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie awards ceremony, held in Dublin recently. DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie – now in its sixth year – is a film competition for third-level students, organised by the alcohol social-responsibility organisation, drinkaware.ie. This year, the competition challenged students to creatively explore Irish people' s relationship with drinking through the theme of ' Pacing our Drinking' .

Waterford IT student Colm O' Connor, from Clondalkin, Dublin 22, was among the 10 shortlisted teams in attendance at the gala awards ceremony. Although Colm was not an outright winner on the night, he was presented with a certificate of achievement from CEO of drinkaware.ie, Fionnuala Sheehan for his short animation, which made the shortlist.

Students nominated for awards rubbed shoulders with well-known personalities

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Waterford student amongst attendees at DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie Awards Ceremony

A Waterford IT student was amongst those who attended the DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie awards ceremony, held in Dublin recently. DARE2BDRINKAWARE.ie – now in its sixth year – is a film competition for third-level students, organised by the alcohol social-responsibility organisation, drinkaware.ie. This year, the competition challenged students to creatively explore Irish people' s relationship with drinking through the theme of ' Pacing our Drinking' .

Waterford IT student Colm O' Connor, from Clondalkin, Dublin 22, was among the 10 shortlisted teams in attendance at the gala awards ceremony. Although Colm was not an outright winner on the night, he was presented with a certificate of achievement from CEO of drinkaware.ie, Fionnuala Sheehan for his short animation, which made the shortlist.

Students nominated for awards rubbed shoulders with well-known personalities

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Well Worn Arguments

Is there anyone in the country who doesn't have a fixed opinion on the subject of abortion? Now with the publication of the Government's bill to finally try and fix the confusion around the X Case, nearly 2 decades later, it seems like all the same old arguments, pro and con are being trotted out yet again. But to what benefit? Of course it is only right that people have the chance to air their views on any piece of legislation that any Government might be contemplating, but when it comes to abortion it seems that we are stuck in a perpetual groundhog day. It seems that there is very little room for those in the middle who might be won over to either side. Abortion it seems is not an issue where there are any grey areas

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Good News For Waterford

When the story broke last week that former Waterford Wedgwood employees won a significant victory over the Government at the European Court of Justice regarding their pension rights it came as very welcome news. The workers with the full backing of their union Unite fought the court case all the way and after many years they finally received a judgment which means that they will now be many thousands of Euro better off. And after all it is their money which they paid into for many years under a mandatory pension plan that was implemented by the company that they worked for. However when the company went bust they were left with virtually nothing and when they turned to the Government for help the Government said that it was not their responsibility to bail them out. However

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Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Not Over Yet

The recording of the death of Savita Halappanavar as one of medical misadventure by the Galway's Coroner's Court has brought at least one part of the events surrounding her death to a close. Although it was conducted in a very efficient and respectful manner and it brought many things to light about the death of Savita Halappanavar it has not satisfied perhaps the most important person involved in this matter and that is her husband Praveen. Following the adjudication of the court he said that there were still very many things that he needed to find out about the death of his wife and that many questions needed to be answered. While the coroner's court can do many things there are also many things that they cannot do, they act in a strict remit and primarily there to

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Few tears shed

Just when you thought that history was a thing of the past an event comes along to show that it is far from the case. The death of Margaret Thatcher last week and her burial this week has stirred up many memories for many people. For some it is the chance to talk eloquently about her achievements and how she was one of the finest British politicians of the last century. For others though it is a far more complicated affair. To say that she was hated in some parts of Britain is to put it mildly. It came as no surprise that on hearing about her death some people stood up and cheered. She was the kind of person who elicited that kind of reaction when she was alive so it is no wonder that she remains

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    The Winter OlympicsAlthough Ireland has more than it's fair share of athletes competing in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea there will be very few people in the country who will be disappointed if they don't come back with a slew of medals. For a country that goes into meltdown when we get some few inches of snow every decade or so it's even amazing that we've got any athletes going to the Winter Olympics at all!The Winter Olympics just really aren't our thing, we're n …

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