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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Thomas Barr beams as he displays his European Bronze medal on his return to Ireland following his excellent performance in the European Chamionships in Berlin recently.

Waterford’s European Championship bronze medal winner Thomas Barr received a rapturous reception in Dublin Airport on Monday evening last when he returned home as the first Irishman to win a European medal in a Sprint event since 1934. Wearing his trademark beaming smile the 26 year old affable Waterford man was welcomed home by his parents Tom (Senior) and mum Martina, along with club mates from Ferrybank A.C.

Interviewed after his bronze medal success in Berlin Thomas said "This is an unbelievable feeling. I felt so relaxed beforehand and knew it would take something close to my personal best for me to

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Tramore Cliff and Waterford Mountain Rescue Team were called out last week for a daring rescue from a gully near the Mahon Falls area of Comeragh Mountains.

Two ladies from Cork got trapped on a ledge after become disoriented in a gully in the Comeragh Mountains today.

The team was called out at 10.30am August 5th and responded immediately. A climbing team abseiled down from the top of the Comeragh Mountains attached a Rescue sling , hoisted the two ladies to the top and guided them safely off the Mountains.

The two hikers were very happy and grateful for the teams response. Tramore Cliff and Waterford Mountain Rescue are on call 24/7 , supported solely by community support.

Please take care in Mountains, the team would always advise hikers to have a fully charged

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

The terms of reference of the Commission of Investigation into the sexual offences committed by Bill Kenneally have been published by the government. The Commission have been asked to investigate a number of organisations such as the Gardai, the Clergy and the South Eastern Health Board, to determine how much they knew about the allegations against Mr. Kenneally and what they did about them. Outside of the Gardai the Commission will also be asked to investigate how much knowledge Monsignor John Shine, Bill Kenneally's uncle had or any other member of the clergy about the offences being committed by Kenneally.

The same investigation will examine political figures of the time, to ascertain whether the Gardai made contact and disclosed any information and if so, if that information was acted upon. The Commission whose terms of reference was signed off by Taoiseach

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Waterford Chamber has confirmed three inspiring speakers for their Regional Leaders Programme, which begins in September.

Dr Norah Patten of the International Space University; Founder of Dublin Aerospace Conor McCarthy and Waterford businessman Michael Doherty, who is CEO of Woodbrook Group, will all address participants during the nine month programme.

Dr Patten became Ireland's first scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) in 2017 and is the founder of Planet Zebunar which develops products to inspire the next generation of engineers, astronauts, scientists and innovators.

She holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and a 1.1. bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

Norah has worked as a lecturer at the University of Limerick and spent three years at the Irish Centre for Composites as the Communications and Outreach Manager.

Conor McCarthy is no stranger to the Regional

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

One of the best thousands flock to see 'vintage' festival

Spraoi Delivers Again! As a thunderous Pyrofantasia rippled the river Suir an audience of up to 30,000 people realised they were witnessing a fiery finale to a vintage Spraoi Festival.

For three days of last weekend Waterford City hosted performers from around the world when Spraoi transformed the city's streets and squares into a series of outdoor stages that entertained and enthralled daily audiences of all ages.

Artists from the Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Britain, Belgium, Canada and Ireland presented an array of street theatre and spectacle. A dazzling programme of performances focused attention on Waterford as Ireland's capital of street arts and spectacle.

The festival presented live shows from lunchtime to dusk along a trail of creativity stretching from Hanover Street to The Mall. Shops, hotels,

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Ten years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to put the spotlight on the people who make good food great.

A staple on the nation's culinary calendar the streets of Ireland's oldest city will be filled with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the 10th Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city from September 7th to September 9th, 2018.

This year the programme will feature a smorgasbord of cookery demonstrations and workshops, a health and wellness area, family fun on the Green, exciting chef collaborations, producer's stalls, country markets and much more.

Director of Waterford Harvest Festival, Tommie Ryan is relishing bringing the 10th Harvest Festival to the streets of Waterford, which will wind from Arundel Square, through John Roberts Square to O'Connell Street, the city's new cultural

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has announced a new 'Entrepreneur Retreat' offering entrepreneurs and executives a mentoring boot camp opportunity to hone their skills in strategic business planning and leadership.

The 48-hour residential retreat which is set to take place on September 21st and 22nd at Waterford's Woodhouse Estate will be led by experts to guide and mentor the participants as they reflect and their own businesses and create space to plan the new strategic goals and ambitions of the enterprise in order to move forward..

The team at Waterford Local Enterprise Office will be joined by the entrepreneurial experts from 'The Entrepreneurs Academy' to lead and guide the course content. The Entrepreneurs Academy was established in 1998 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. They are the leading authority on entrepreneurship and leadership in Ireland, revolutionalising how business is done. Their trainers have trained over

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Two people have been injured in a chemical incident at a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site. The pharmaceutical company which has been in Waterford since 2001 reported that the incident occured at 11.20am.

Emergency services responded swiftly and both of the injured parties were transported to University Hospital Waterford where they are receiving treatment.

The Health & Safety Authority have also been informed and a thorough investigation will be conducted.

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Setting the Literature world alight last Sunday, three members of the LIT team (Europe's only reading and writing festival for young people run by young people) performed dynamic and inspiring spoken word pieces at this year's 'All Together Now' festival at Curraghmore House.

With great charisma and obvious talent, these passionate young readers and writers took to the stage and performed their own composed work and the audience's reaction was very positive. Throughout these performances their talent shone through and who knows where these talented young people will go from here, but one thing for sure these members along with the rest of the team will be back in action at this year's LIT Festival.

The second annual LIT Young Writers Festival will run on the 9th and 10th of November, with events running throughout Waterford City including Workshops run by well

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

482 new .ie domains were registered in Waterford in the first half of 2018 (1 January

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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