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Thursday, 30th November 2017

General Election averted by Tánaiste’s resignation

The resignation of Frances Fitzgerald as Tánaiste has brought an end to a very unsavoury period of Irish politics and averted a General Election. The drip feed of information on emails concerning the Department of Justice and the Tánaiste about the McCabe saga is not acceptable by any standards of natural justice to Mr. McCabe.

In Waterford the general mood of the electorate is one of anger and frustration which is similar to the national opinion. A five minute poll conducted by the Joe Duffy Live Line programme on Monday evening found that of the 5,000 people who responded ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to a general election, 71% answered that they did not want a General Election just prior to the Christmas festive season.

In Waterford there is speculation that there will also be changes in the make-up

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Now that the Winter is beginning to make itself known it is up to everyone who uses the roads to ensure that they do so with the upmost safety in mind. With darker mornings and evenings people should be more aware of their surroundings when driving and of course never ever drink and drive which although not so socially acceptable as it once was still unfortunately happens. Also it should be as socially unacceptable to use a phone while you are driving. Anything that takes your attention as a driver off the roads is not going to make you a safe driver and at the end of the day that is all that is being asked of people. To drive in a responsible manner should be like second nature, as easy as putting on a safety belt while driving. With

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Supervalu helping to make this Christmas super for local Irish communities

Dear Editor

SuperValu, Ireland’s leading grocery retailer for quality food and great value, is calling on the nation to do something ‘Super’ this Christmas to spark the festive spirit in local communities across the country.

With the festive season getting underway, SuperValu is launching their annual nationwide Christmas Charity Food Appeal in all five of their Waterford stores. The ‘Super’ initiative is held in association with St Vincent De Paul, The Simon Community and The Lions Club. In a true celebration of this special time of year, SuperValu stores confirmed that they have donated more than €643,000 to local causes in their own communities. This is more than double the incredible €300,000 raised by the network of retailers in last year’s charity fundraising drive.

The Christmas Charity Appeal will roll out across 217

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Christmas Lights

Dear Editor,

I am happy to advise that I have arranged for Waterford Council to erect Christmas lights along Mayor’s Walk for the first time.

I have received the approval and consent from several premises for us to use to stream lights along the street in a line and not cris-crossed which could be dangerous due to large vehicles.

Waterford Council has helped me on this by purchasing, erecting and powering these lights.

It is all part of a concerted effort by me to see the fruits of Winterval during the Christmas season expand up through the town to assist our local business’s and include homes from the top of the town.

These lights should be installed by the Council’s team over the coming days and I want to thank everyone who have assisted in accomplishing this fine addition to the street.

Kind regards,

Councillor Eamon

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

The 22nd Annual South East Bikers Toy Run takes place this year on Saturday 9th December 2017 leaving from Lyons Bar, Slieverue Village at 1pm, travelling to Inistioge for pit-stop and returning to Waterford University Hospital, collecting new toys for Santa to deliver t Waterford University Hospital Paedatric Ward.

Excess toys and cash donations will be donated to Touching Hearts, Sacred Heart Centre, Waterford.

A session on the night will take place at The Hub, The Applemarket, followed by Shortt’s Late Bar, The Applemarket.

We couldn’t make this happen without the generosity of the public and the support of our sponsors. A massive thank you to all.

For further information contact Paddy 087 2213541 or Dave 089 4934757. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakfb3fb88019910bff7d5d14ef06c5dbe7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' +

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Supporting Tourism Category,Waterford Greenway Waterford City and County Council has deservedly won first prize at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government awards in the Supporting Tourism Category for the Waterford Greenway project. The award was presented to Cllr Joe Conway, deputising for the Mayor of the City and County of Waterford at an event held in Dublin on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

The award was presented in recognition of the development of the 46km off-road shared use Greenway along an old railway line between Waterford City and Dungarvan, which was developed by Waterford City and County Council with the assistance of state funding. Waterford Greenway is an important national tourism asset with the potential to be one of the key signature experiences in Ireland’s Ancient East encouraging visitors to engage with the wider tourism experience in Waterford in a meaningful

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Christmas time

Being part of the huge crowd that was in Waterford city centre for the annual turning on of the Christmas lights was without a question one of the highlights of the year. Seeing so many people, and particularly young people, infants and children, being part of the whole event made the turning on of the lights an even better occasion than you could possibly imagine.

Each year the Winterval festival just gets better and better and you really have to hand it to the people behind it whose organisational efforts are just second to none.

There in John Robert's Square is the large Carousel and the small carousel for children as well as various cabins for people to shop in as well as the traditional large Christmas tree which makes the square so festive looking. Then down on the quay for

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

It is often said that success has many fathers while failure is an orphan and nothing could be closer to the truth when you look back at last week at two hugely embarrassing failures in the sporting arena. First there was the toe-curling defeat of Ireland to Denmark at the Aviva and the second, no less bad, defeat of the Irish bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. If anything, the latter was somewhat harder to stomach particularly as those in the bid team seemed utterly mystified as to how they hadn't romped home with a win. That was the really embarrassing part of it. It is said that for a small country Ireland has a big reach but sometimes we don't really get it that we're not a big player on the international field. We're not even a

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Waterford Women's Support Network express appreciation for Minister Halligan

Dear Editor

In light of recent media revelations,we would just like to show our appreciation for all the help, support and guidance received from John Halligan the Minister for State over the past 5 years.

His support has enabled us to run Conferences, information evenings, training events and health promotions. All of which have been attended by ladies & gentlemen from Waterford City, County, South Kilkenny, South Tipperary and Wexford.

It is important to note that John has always shown us the greatest respect, expressed interest and put his trust in us to run events that will provide valuable information to all the Community through these free events.

We acknowledge he shouldn't have asked a potential interviewee a particular questions, but did so out of interest to facilitate her and her family regarding flexible working hours

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society is pleased to announce that its 2018 Calendar is in the shops now. It is also available by contacting the Society via its email address: baronyofgaultierhistorical @gmail.com or any member of the committee.

This year's calendar is one of our best with great photos and lots of historical facts on all parts of the Barony. It covers all sections of life in the Barony such as fishing, farming, hurling, football and some other lighter forms of entertainment. Our cover is a photo of one of the Suirway Buses which will bring back some great memories to many barony natives. The Society would like to wish Suirway all the best for their 90th birthday in 2018. We would also like to wish them all the best in the "2018 Fleet Bus & Coach Awards" for which

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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