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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Paraic Fanning has been named as the man to take charge of the Waterford hurlers. The Mount Sion clubman was ratified at a county board meeting in Dungarvan earlier this week. He has been given a two-year term with the option of a third and will be assisted by former Déise hurlers James Murray and Pa Kearney. Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan commended the work behind the scenes. "I’d like to thank everyone involved in the process. "A huge amount of work has gone in over the last 15 weeks to get the right people.

"We’ve gone through every process possible. Extraordinary work has gone in to secure what we think is best for Waterford.” De La Salle delegate Seamus Quirke congratulated Fanning on his appointment.

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

There’s 3387 people from the UK living in County Waterford, according to new Census figures released this week. And according to the report, the other nationalities that make up the top ten in the county are: Polish (2330), Lithuanian (498), Slovak (364), Romanian (256), Pakistani (251), Hungarian (248), Latvian (244), Czech (222) followed by American (205).

Nationwide, in April 2016, there were 535,475 non-Irish nationals living in the country, a decrease of 1.6% on the 2011 census figure of 544,357 people. Ten nationalities accounted for 70% of the total figure. Polish nationals (122,515 people) made up the largest group while German nationals (11,531 people) were the smallest of the ten groups profiled. Commenting on the report, Cormac Halpin, Senior Statistician said "One of the many benefits of census data is the information it gives us on the individual groups

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Festival of Arts and Wellbeing launches 2018 programme Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing takes place Monday 8 to Saturday 13 October, throughout Waterford City and County, featuring an exciting line-up of 49 fun, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages. In this, its sixth year, the festival presents musicians, artists, poets, storytellers, theatre makers and filmmakers from home and abroad, and an extended programme of Wellies, the festival's events for younger audiences.

46 out of the Well Festival's 49 events this year are free, as a result of its funding from the Arts Council, Waterford City and County Council and Sanofi. The festival is presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford City and County Libraries. Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing champions and celebrates the

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Waterford MABS marked 25 years of service to the people of Waterford with a special event on Monday, September 17th. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty TD addressed the event, which took place at the Granville Hotel.

Since its inception in 1993, Waterford MABS has helped over 20,000 people in the Waterford area. Waterford was one of five original MABS pilot projects established at that time to address the growing problem of over indebtedness.

Originally managed and administered by the South Eastern Health Board, the project was first located in the Ballybeg area of Waterford City where 80% of the population was estimated to be dependent on income from social welfare.

Rent and electricity arrears were the main areas of concern, as was borrowing from money lenders at excessive interest rates.

As the service evolved, Waterford MABS played an instrumental role

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

There was major disruption on the Quays in Waterford on Thursday last as Gardai dealt with a bomb hoax in Treacy's Hotel at 7 p.m..

The hotel was evacuated and guests were given tea and sandwiches in nearby Dooley's Hotel while the matter was being investigated.

There was huge traffic tailbacks for several hours until the Gardai gave the all-clear. It is understood that the phone call hoax originated in Dublin.

The hotel and the Quay were re-opened following a thorough search of the hotel at 8.34 p.m. which revealed nothing untoward. Gardai did not release any official statement about the incident so as to prevent a copycat incident.

They are asking anyone with information on the bomb hoax to contact them on 051-305300.

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week September 19 th and 20 th the Annual Flag Days for the Waterford Alzheimer Society under Permit from the Gardai takes place in the City.

The Society operates a Day Care and Home Support Service from its Pine Grove Day Care Centre Passage Road Waterford caring for many clients.

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Waterford's tradition of excellence in making crystal will be celebrated on the national stage this month. Tara Crystal Chandeliers, based at Castlecroddick, Annestown, is showcasing wonderfully hand-crafted classic and contemporary crystal chandeliers, at Timeless, The Irish Antique Dealers Fair, in Dublin's RDS, from September 28 to 30.

Visitors to Timeless will also be able to view the treasures of Salvador Dali for the first time in Ireland.

Admission to Timeless – The Irish Antique Dealers Fair – at the RDS from September 28-30 is €10, available at the door. See http://www.timelessantiquesfair.ie.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Officers here are six times more likely to be assaulted

Gardai in Waterford are at greater risk of being assaulted than their colleagues in other parts of the country, an investigation has found.

Waterford is the most dangerous division for gardai, according to a data analysis by RTÉ Investigates, with officers in the county six times more likely of being attacked in the line of duty than in the safest garda division, Wicklow. And, for all injuries, including assault, gardai in Waterford were three times more likely to suffer an injury than in Dublin North Central, the safest garda division in this category. The analysis was based on data released under freedom of information and shows that geography has a significant bearing on the injury rate and assault rate

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

A number of housing protesters occupied a vacant property in Waterford City for 24 hours last weekend following a similar event in Dublin recently.

They took over the four storey former presbytery, on O’Connell Street, on Friday activists in Dublin occupied buildings on Summerhill Parade and North Frederick Street to protest against the housing crisis in August. The Waterford protesters, who are local supporters of the Take Back the City movement, said they want the council to build social housing on the land banks at Carrickperish and Kilbarry and to compulsorily purchase what they say are thousands of vacant properties in the area. They are also calling for rent caps to be linked to inflation.

Local People Before Profit representative, Una Dunphy, said she supported the protest. "Minister

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

The next Coffee Morning in aid of The Waterford Hospice will be held in the Majestic Hotel on September 20 at 11.00am.

This is the National Hospice Coffee Morning and we look forward to a great turnout at this beautiful location.

In the past we have had great mornings at The Majestic Hotel where coffees teas and all kind of goodies are served.

Please come along and join us for an enjoyable morning.

All funds raised at this venue will of course be donated to our local Hospice in Ardkeen which is very near completion.

As usual there will be a raffle with some very fancy prizes.

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