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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Journalism and Photography, QQI Level 5 at Waterford College of Further Education

Why Journalism and Photography?

The world is changing fast. Never before in history have so many people the power to make an impact on world affairs. The internet has allowed us all to become citizen journalists, observers of our society. It has given us the power to demand change, to fight for justice, to entertain, to spread ideas.

Employers from all sectors are looking for a modern graduate, a multi- skilled individual, someone who can immediately go out there and do the job. Our graduates fit that profile. Our students can immediately apply for National Union of Journalists membership once the course starts. We believe in doing journalism and well as learning about it.

We combine journalism with the visual subjects like photography and image processing, because we listened to graduates from

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Come and join the teams of Garter Lane Arts Centre and Tully’s Bar at our March Business After Hours, as they welcome Garter Lane’s new Executive Director Síle Penkert to her post.

Síle will outline her vision for the future of the Arts Centre within this proposed changing area of Waterford as it becomes the Cultural Quarter of the city.

This is an ideal opportunity for Waterford’s business community to join in this special event and also experience what both Garter Lane and Tully’s Bar can offer to the business community of Waterford.

The evening will also see the launch of Garter Lane’s new website and will highlight some exciting upcoming events in the 2018 Garter Lane programme. Whether it is theatre, music, film, dance, visual arts that is of interest to you, don’t worry we have something for everybody.

Date: Thursday, 15th March


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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Pictured at the launch at the Book Centre, Waterford recnelty were rom far left, Myra Kennedy, Vivian Hicks Watson, Mayor Sean Reinhardt being presented with publication, John Goggins, Dr. Joseph Watson.

"It’s always a special day in Ireland when a book in Irish is being launched" said Myra Kennedy, a member of the audience at the launch of 'Cuimhne ar Dhia' at the Book-Centre in Waterford last week.

'Cuimhne ar Dhia' is a work of translation into Irish of some of the spiritual writings and prayers from the Bahai Faith scriptures.

The author of this translation is professor Joseph Watson who was until his retirement, Dean of Celtic Studies in University College Dublin.

Joseph made a captivating presentation on the extraordinary religious influence Ireland has historically had on the spreading

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Waterford City and County Council’s Severe Weather Team are fully prepared for anything that the dreaded 'Beast from the East" can throw at them over the next few days.

Met Eireann have issued a "status yellow’ warning to include many Eastern counties including Waterford, and the first snow began to fall in Waterford yesterday (Tuesday). Air temperature is dropping and is expected to hit minus six or seven Celsius overnight. However, this will be exacerbated by the severe wind chill factor and heavy frost.

Waterford City and County CEO, Michael Walsh said they had been receiving advice daily from Met Eireann. "We will have continual updates from the National Co-Ordination Centre and will be ensuring all our resources are available and are in place." Along with salting the roads snow

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

The Green Party in Waterford has welcomed plans for the redevelopment of Tramore town centre, but has identified areas for improvement before the project gets the green light. In a detailed submission to Waterford City and Council’s Consultation Process under Part 8 requirements, Tramore resident and Green Party local chairperson, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has highlighted both strengths and omissions in the current plans.

'While we share some of the concerns of residents and businesses affected by the proposed redevelopment, plans to improve the public realm in the town centre should be welcomed. Our specific concerns relate to increased traffic flows along Market St. and the Square, and how this can be managed for the safety of all road users and residents

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

It has been a great start to the year for all at one of Waterford’s most popular hotels as the Fitzwilton Hotel were awarded the top prize at the annual Irish Accommodation Services Institute Awards for 2017 in Dublin.

Having achieved silver in this category in 2016, the Fitzwilton Hotel claimed the overall Supreme Award for 2017 recognizing the hotel as the best 4 star property in Ireland in exceptional standards across a range of services such as cleanliness, guest services, servicing of rooms, bathrooms and public areas.

Driving this successful achievement was Accommodation Manager Ms. Lorraine O’Brien who proudly stated 'we are over the moon to receive this very prestigious award. It is a wonderful achievement for the dedicated accommodation staff at the Fitzwilton Hotel and it is great to see their hard work and commitment recognised on a national level’.


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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

The publication of the National Development Plan last week has been welcomed by all political quarters in Waterford city and county. Minister of State, John Halligan, T.D. has said that a special €2b. fund has been created to "facilitate a transformative redevelopment of Waterford’s North Quays and other major urban regeneration projects nationally."

Capital funding of €21m. has also been earmarked for a new ward block including the new Palliative Care Centre on the grounds of University Hospital, Waterford.

A further €2.2b. has been allocated for Highe Education infrastructure in the Development Plan, which notes that the development of a multi-campus Technological Universities including he Technological University for the South-East (Waterford IT and IT Carlow), will receive support under this allocation. This does not

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Tricolour at 33 The Mall, to be celebrated at this year’s 1848 Tricolour Celebration

This year’s 1848 Tricolour Festival Waterford City, celebrates the 170th Anniversary of the raising of the first Irish Tricolour by Thomas Francis Meagher at 33 The Mall, Waterford. Now in it’s 8th year the Irish Tricolour

Celebration continues to gain momentum on national and international levels.

Committee Chairman, Paul Dower commented, "We are delighted to introduce our new programme of events for 2018, this year is a special year for the 1848 Tricolour Celebration and our programme of events will not only include some new additions, but on the Saturday we will move inside Waterford Medieval Museum for a series of intriguing lectures on Thomas Francis Meagher. These talks have been specifically chosen to celebrate

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Have you ever asked questions of the world around you?

- Have you ever watched the news and thought that doesn’t look right?’

- Have you ever thought to yourself there is more to a subject than may appear on the surface?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then the Open Minds Conference is for you! Last year 150 people gathered for the conference from 9 different counties, from Spain to France, from the UK to afar as the U.S.A., many visiting the ‘Viking City’ for the first time and experiencing all of the beauty of one of Irelands oldest and most historic cities.

If you have been searching for an action-packed event that will broaden your understanding of the world around you and invite you to consider a breath-taking array of new perspectives, look no further than the Open

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Thousands of people from Waterford were joined by neighbours from Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary to protest at the lack of 24/7

Cardiac Care for the South East on Saturday 10th February last.

Organised by a number of local and regional advocacy groups, the ‘Have A Heart’ march left from the Williamstown Centre in Ardkeen at 2.15pm and made it’s way to the grounds of University Hospital Waterford.

No More "Fudge"

In a statement issued on behalf of The South East Patient’s Advocacy Group (SEPAG) dated 12th February 2018 Hilary O’Neill, Chairperson said:

"We would like to commend each and every person from the South East who came out on Saturday to defend our right to 24/7 Cardiac Care at UHW.

We understand that all 19 Oireachtas members from the southeast are meeting with

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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