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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

A series of free events are still on offer to entrepreneurs, existing business owners and start-ups in Waterford for Local Enterprise Week which takes place from March 4th to 9th 2018.

On Wednesday, March 7th a free workshop on Intellectual Property Awareness is set to take place at Carrickpheirish Library from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. This workshop is designed to offer the letter of the law information on Intellectual Property particularly in relation to setting up a new business or growing an existing business.

Thursday, March 8th is International Women’s Day and a celebratory event is planned for Waterford. ‘It’s ALL about you!’ a workshop designed to assist business women in leveraging their uniqueness is set to take place from 8.30am to 2 pm at Waterford’s City Hall.

On Friday, March 9th the Waterford County Enterprise Awards Ceremony will also take place. At this

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Civil War

It has been seven years since the start of one of the most violent and one of the most complex civil wars that this age has seen in Syria.

Although since it started it has hardly been out of the news, it has been the focus of renewed attention recently due to the massive amount of bloodshed that has happened in the Eastern Ghouta province of the country. Since the fighting in Aleppo stopped in 2016 when practically all of the civilian population there were held ransom has the country not seen such fierce fighting involving the civilian population. It has been estimated that approximately 500 civilians have died in the fighting since it broke out this week and out of that number approximately 100 of them have been children. What is making this whole incident such a focus of

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

As many as there are, excuses as to why the Permanent TSB are selling off over 18,000 non performing mortgages to vulture funds, none of them really go to fully explaining whether it is a good thing or not. The usual reasons for such an event have been trotted out but they still don't give you a good feeling, whether it is due to the Government stepping in or the European Central Bank exerting some control over the situation it all still doesn't somehow sit right.

These vulture funds are there for no one's health other than therir own, the name of them is good enough to give it all away really and if you were one of the 18,000 mortgage holders you would be sitting a little less comfortably now that the news is out. The only silver lining on

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Government inaction could threaten 100s of new house builds in Waterford

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As the dust settles in the aftermath of the information contained within the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the National Development Plan (NDP). Cllr Eddie Mulligan has growing concerns around REAL South East regional development.

"It was very obvious, having heard the open air spat on WLR FM, between a South Kilkenny Councillor and a local colleague. We will never achieve the aspired population growth, hinted at in the NDP, unless the administration and governance concerns surrounding the City’s hinterland are tackled post haste." Commented Cllr Mulligan.

"I was privileged to represent Waterford Council, during several exchanges and presentations to the Boundary Committee. In the aftermath of an extremely professional and fair process, with every representation being considered, supported by factual evidence, I have no doubt that the recommendations of the

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 NCCWN Waterford Women's Centre will launch an exhibition honouring 100 years of women’s right to vote Annual Women’s History Exhibition Together with "Roses from the Heart" Bonnet Exhibition in Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford on 8th March at 11.30am.

Waterford Women’s Centre presents a rich and extensive exhibition highlighting Waterford city and county women’s stories through photographs and written narrative. This exhibition represents many years of collaboration between Andrew Kelly, Kilmacthomas and Waterford Women’s Centre’s management members Ann Fitzgerald.

This year’s exhibition highlights the 1918-2018 Centenary of women’s suffrage. After a long and difficult campaign women got the right to vote. They had to be 30 years of age and own property. Eventually in 1922 after a strong campaign, all Irish women over 21 were given the right to vote. The exhibition will also

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

No Gun Control

As much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.

In actual fact if past history is anything to go by, gun ownership will actually increase, with the misguided notion that if gun ownership is not going to be banned then it's better to own one than not. But that will be of little solace to the friends and families of those who died

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

We've all heard of the Soviet 5 year economic plans so it is interesting to hear that the Fine Gael led Government is now in the process of rolling out a 22 year plan for the country. The Project Ireland 2040 plan is set to revitalize all the regions of the country and essentially improve the economic viability of every area by listing out all of the things that, depending on size, every area of the country should have by the plans end in 2040. Naturally enough there has been widespread scepticism on behalf of the opposition with Fianna Fail coming out and saying that the plan was effectively a huge election manifesto on behalf of Fine Gael. Fine Gael has said that everything has been expertly researched and costed. The cost of the plan is expected to be 116

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Residents upset at GAA fans’ inconsiderate parking while attending Walsh Park

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I write to bring awareness to the ongoing issue with regard to parking in residential areas in The Walsh Park vicinity on match days. My parents and I live within close walking distance to Walsh park and last Sunday the 18th February was the final straw regarding parking. Cars were parked up on the green area of Arbor Road destroying it as were the cars abandoned on the green at Manor Lawn. Cars were parked up on footpaths, giving limited accessibility and very limited visibility whilst driving out from my parents’ road.

Then at my own house in The Canon Street area, it took me 5 minutes and about 15 manoeuvres to get my car out of my driveway as some extremely inconsiderate supporters had parked their cars so close

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

As Waterford eagerly awaits the start of the tourist season, a number of local bodies have come together to launch a new communication and customer service programme for the retail and hospitality sectors.

Waterford City Centre Management Group are partnering with Waterford Chamber, Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Waterford Institute of Technology, Purple Flag, Waterford Local Enterprise Office and Visit Waterford to deliver on a shared objective to look at Customer Service in Waterford. Phase one of the initiative was a focus group and customer satisfaction survey which was then analysed by Waterford Institute of Technology, followed by a workshop with top performance coach Alf Dunbar.

Speaking at the event, Waterford City & County Council CEO Michael Walsh said: "There are big changes afoot for Waterford and this is the time to get ready for what is to come. When you see investors like

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

The Winter Olympics

Although 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 not really a mountainous country that gets a lot of snow and the only time we really get ice is every Christmas when the ice skating rink comes to town for a few weeks. Nevertheless as the opening ceremony attested the Winter Olympics are a big thing, the opening night was spectacular

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    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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