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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

The Report of the Boundary Review Committee to the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has recommended that the

Minister should extend the Boundary of Waterford City and County Council into County Kilkenny by including the entire Electoral area of Kilculliheen and those parts of the Electoral Area of Aglish and Dunkitt contained within the Area of Interest that lie south of the N25 bypass.

This would mean a population of 4,500 would be incorporated into the Waterford area and would likely lead to an increase of one councillor in Waterford Metropolitan

District and a reduction of two councillors in the Piltown Municipal District of Kilkenny County Council. This would lead to a reconfiguration of all of the Municipal Districts within Kilkenny County.

The Report has been greeted warmly by

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Former Mayor Of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins who led the delegation and preparation of Waterford City and County Council’s submission to the independent boundary commission has called on the government and Fianna Fail as the supporting partner to implement the recommendations as a matter of urgency.

In a surprise move on Wednesday evening, the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government published the commission’s report on their website. The recommendations of the three strong commission are to implement “a new Boundary between the Authorities that will move the entire Electoral Area of Kilculliheen and those parts of the Electoral Areas of Aglish and Dunkitt contained within the Area of Interest that lie south of the N25 bypass to the control of Waterford Council”.

Cllr. Cummins said “I welcome the positive recommendation of the commission which will allow Waterford City to expand

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Access I.T. is now taking names for our very popular Kids and Teen computer clubs.

Tech Wizards Club making leaning fun for 8 - 12 year olds:

- Create movies, presentations, animations, comic strips & more!

- Every Thursday

- ECDL Junior 10 - 14 years

- Thursday 4.30pm to 6.30pm, €150 and €10 per class thereafter.

- Word-processing

- Spreadsheets

- Presentations,

- Internet and Email

The cost is inclusive of all learning materials, examinations and test files. The course will follow the school timetable.

Access I.T. Ltd, Parish Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford. Tel: 051-590873/ 374849 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak2509cf571030ab51019e596a725f3fcb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy2509cf571030ab51019e596a725f3fcb = 'info' + '@'; addy2509cf571030ab51019e596a725f3fcb = addy2509cf571030ab51019e596a725f3fcb + 'accessitltd' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_text2509cf571030ab51019e596a725f3fcb =

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

For the dedication she has demonstrated in service to her community, Eimear Mansfield, from Waterford has been recognised as one of 20 finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only allIreland youth initiative of its kind which rewards post-primary students for outstanding acts of volunteerism and the positive contribution they make in their local communities and further afield.

Eimear, a fifth year student at Newtown School, Waterford, was inspired to volunteer after a visit by Jonathan Irwin of the Jack and Jill Foundation to her school. She was deeply affected by the story of his son Jack and was motivated to do what she could to make a difference to the lives of children and their families.

Eimear, with her classmates, set up

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

South East Patient Advocacy Group is calling on Fianna Fáil to gather cross party support for Private Member’s Motion to implement 24/7 cardiac care at UHW

The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) has officially called on Fianna Fáil to put down a Private Member's Motion to fulfil their pre-election promise to deliver 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

The Group is demanding that this be done without any further political posturing or delaying tactics. SEPAG understands Fianna Fáil has the power to do this and they understand that, with cross-party support, this would almost certainly guarantee the delivery of this crucial life-saving service to the 500,000 people in the South East.

SEPAG says it cannot allow the calls

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the entire Technological College System of Georgia which represents 22 higher education institutions

Representatives from WIT met with Technical Colleges System of Georgia in the US recently to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Thanks to the relationship built up between the two organisations, the south east region, which has many historical links with Georgia, will continue to see a flow of US students who travel to WIT to study, engage in research, in addition to engaging in a range of cultural activities.

WIT President, Prof Willie Donnelly, welcomed the signing of the of the MOU. “The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the entire Technical College System of Georgia is

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

GIY and innocent drinks team up to launch the sixth annual Sow & Grow initiative, a project that will enable 45,000 primary school children across the country to learn how to grow their own food this spring.

Primary schools across Ireland can now apply for a free Sow & Grow pack to be delivered to their school via This year the pupils will learn how to grow cress, baby carrots and runner beans. Each Sow & Grow pack includes a detailed ‘how to grow’ guide focusing on learning in the classroom, soil, growing pots, seeds and expert food growing kits devised by GIY and innocent drinks along with details on how to cook and eat the food grown.

Along with

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, has slammed the latest figures from the HSE on staff recruitment and impatient beds in University Hospital Waterford.

Deputy Cullinane said: "The HSE has confirmed to me that 10 Inpatient beds were closed in January this year at University Hospital, Waterford’s due to management's inability to recruit sufficient Nursing staff. These bed closures commenced at the end of October,2016.

"To date only four beds have reopened, with the remaining six subject to staff recruitment.The HSE have also confirmed to me in writing that the numbers of patients on trolleys at UHW has increased from 441 for that month of January in 2016 to 530 in 2017.

"Once again we see problems with capacity at University Hospital Waterford linked to either a failure or refusal to hire staff. It is hard not to surmise at this stage

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to its Conservation Grants Programme 2017. Now in its fourth year, the grants programme provides financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit. Structures of all periods are eligible but priority will be given to older buildings on the basis of rarity and potential fragility relating to age. Further details and application forms are available on the Irish Georgian Society’s


Contact: Roisin Lambe, 01 679 8675, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak34ef12f7cc4eba586f878f3b105a6e5a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy34ef12f7cc4eba586f878f3b105a6e5a =

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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

There was big disappointment in Waterford city and county council circles at the decision by An Bord Pleanala to defer a decision on the granting of planning permission to a major commercial development in the Michael Street area of Waterford. The multi-million pound development was set to rejuvenate this part of the city which has a large derelict appearance in the middle of its location. The decision was appealed to An Board Pleanala when Waterford City and County Council granted planning permission subject to conditions.

Former Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins has said he is very disappointed that An Bord Pleanala have deferred a decision on a major retail development in the heart of Waterford City until 28th February.

Cllr. Cummins who has championed the development of

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Letters to the Editor


    Travel chaos as strike likely to go aheadWith the Bus Eireann strike for February 20th looking as if it will go ahead it seems that the workers in that particular section of the C.I.E. company will get the overwhelming support from their co-workers in Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. This will mean that public transport in the country will effectively come to a standstill next week. Considering that some bus stations share the same facilities between Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus it is understandable that some p …

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