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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

The annual Petermarkathon takes place October 26-28 and this year will be raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society to help support its Cancer Nurseline staffed by trained cancer nurses, to offer a listening ear and practical advice to anyone who has concerns or questions about Cancer.

The Peter Mark salon in Waterford is tasked with coming up with its own unique way to raise money, so visitors can expect bake sales, pyjamas parties, fancy dress and lots of other fun events.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

WATERFORD Marine Search and Rescue (WMSAR) are hoping that moves by local councillors will see it affiliated to the Irish Coast Guard.

WMSAR recently unveiled a 6,000sq ft, fit for purpose search and rescue base on the River Suir but are currently not a declared resource to the Irish Coast Guard.

At this week’s Waterford City & County Council meeting, Fianna Fail Councillor Eddie Mulligan with the support of Cllr Jason Murphy and Sinn Fein Councillor Jim Griffin, will be raising a motion asking for the council to write to the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross to change that fact.

Speaking this week, Cllr Mulligan, who has assisted WMSAR in recent missing person searches, said that for the "greater safety interests of the City & Estuary

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Charities Regulatory Authority CEO, John Farrelly will be the keynote speaker at a regional conference targeting the community, voluntary and charity sector at the Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny on October 10.

"Supporting Communities, Building Capacity", the second conference of its kind to be held in the south east, is being organised by John Warren, JE Warren Consulting, who says it will include both general and educational sessions.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Tintean Housing Association would like to thank all restaurants, supporters and participants to A Taste of Waterford for making this fundraiser such an incredible success. "You have supported a local homeless charity raise much needed funds in a way that was refined, entertaining and showcased the best that our city has to offer.

"Thank you to the restaurants and venues involved: Momo, La Boheme, La Boheme, L’Atmosphere, Everetts, Bay Tree Bistro, Suas@The Reg, Sabai, Emilianos, Olive Tree, Bodega, Burza, Day Macs, Revolution and Uisce Beatha.

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Former Green Party leader and Minister of State Trevor Sargent was ordained in Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford on Saturday last beforea large congregation of family, friends and Green Party colleagues.

Following ordination he travelled to Tramore where he was also received by a large congregation. He was accompanied by his wife Aine Neville.

The ceremony was conducted by the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, Rev Michael Burrows, assisted by many clergy from across the country including the Registrar Canon Ruth Elmes and the Dean of Christ Church, Maria Jannsen.

Among the attendance was his wife Aine Neville, parents Mildred and Harry; brother Derek, as well as friends such as current Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan, and former TD

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Irish tech experts based in Waterford have teamed up with their European counterparts, industry and business to develop a new and secure truck navigation system which prevents large vehicles from being used in a terror attack.

"Terrorist attacks using vehicles are very hard to prevent but there are security measures that truck manufactures and cities could take. TransSec will focus on developing security solutions for trucks to avoid their usage as terrorist weapons" TSSG Research Unit Manager, Frances Cleary, explained.

The TransSec project includes leaders in the fields of telecoms and other wireless, high speed communications protocols at the Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology. The carefully selected, expert teams from across Europe are working together with a leading global truck manufacturer on the development of a new type of truck that is fitted with

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Tributes have been pouring into City Hall following the death of Waterford City and County Council Cllr John Carey of who passed away over the weekend.

Waterford City and County Council has opened a Book of Condolences at City Hall for anyone who wishes to pay their respects.

"It’s a sad day for Waterford. John was a great friend to all of his colleagues on the Council regardless of party affiliation," Councillor Declan Doocey, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said. The Mayor extended his sympathies to John’s wife Ann, his sons Sean, Kieran and Liam, his daughters Nancy and Sharon, his family and to his constituents. A native of Passage East John was regarded as a most hardworking and honourable individual who enjoyed the support of the

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Thirty-six others avoid ban for drink driving

A total of 214 motorists in County Waterford are within a simple speeding offence of being banned from driving completely, according to figures just published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

The figures document the number of drivers in each county who have penalty points on their licence, how many points they have, and what those points were incurred for.

They are accurate up to the date of July 31 last.

They show on that date, 161 Waterford drivers had nine penalty points; a further 33 had 10 penalty points; and 20 more drivers had 11 penalty points on their licences.

With a simple speeding offence bringing an automatic three points along with an on-the-spot fine, and with 12 points bringing a six-month ban, that means that 214 local motorists are just a single click of a Gatso

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

An American university has rejected a €13m plan from Waterford City and County Council to set up a campus in Dungarvan.

Two years ago, Mercyhurst University, in Erie, Pennsylvania, signed a memorandum of understanding with local council officials, authorising them to conduct a feasibility study for the venture.

The move to create a fully-fledged campus was championed by Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy, a graduate of Mercyhurst and the Government’s US Envoy, who said "the aspiration has always been to make Dungarvan a university town". However, the prime town centre site has since remained idle, as fears grew locally over the past year over the future of the university project. In a written response to a query from Waterford Senator Paudie Coffey, Waterford City and County Council confirmed that the Mercyhurst campus project has been significantly downgraded.

Director of

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

At the request of both the Chairperson of the Regional Health Forum South, Cllr Jason Murphy and the Chairperson of the South East Committee, Cllr. Arthur McDonald the Committee Meeting to be held on 16th October 2018 will now be held on Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 2pm in the Boardroom, HSE Offices, Lacken, Kilkenny.

The Meeting has been moved to allow a full discussion on the 24/7 Cath Lab in UHW following the media coverage this week.

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