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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Tuesday 2nd April saw a joint performance of both Choirs of the Solas Cancer Support Centre- representing the two services in Waterford and West Waterford.

Both choirs were established in January 2017 as a new service for clients and friends of the charity and in celebrating the success of the last four months came together to perform the works that they have enjoyed over these weekly sessions.

Julie Quinlan is Choral Director of the Waterford Choir and Cordelia Burke is Choral Director with the Dungarvan based Choir with wonderful support from Michael Casey as accompanist. Julie spoke of the enjoyment that the weekly sessions have brought- ‘The therapeutic benefits of singing are well researched and we have seen proof of these benefits every week when we met in

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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Dungarvan Community Hospital (DCH) has issued an appeal for any registered nurses available to work full/part time to make contact with them. Making the appeal, the HSE’s General Manager for Waterford/Wexford Community Services Mr. TJ Dunford said: “We have a deficit in nursing resources in Dungarvan Community Hospital. In accordance with clinical safety, we need nurses to ensure the hospital can operate at full capacity.”

“In order to deliver a safe, quality service to all residents and patients, a temporary measure is in place at Dungarvan Community Hospital (DCH), where beds have been reconfigured and residents who had been accommodated at the Sacred Heart ward in DCH have been moved internally within the hospital. 107 beds continue to be operational at Dungarvan Community Hospital (DCH), providing long-stay, rehabillitation, respite, palliative care and dementia care from this remaining overall complement of beds.”


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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Irish SMEs benefit from 227% surge in profits as a result of Business Coaching

Business coaching has become a worldwide industry, with its awareness and importance growing. And as more and more Irish companies are starting to see results from its methodology, the demand for Business Coaching in Ireland is on the rise.

ActionCOACH Business Coaching have been providing professional Business Coaching and Training services to SMEs and corporate clients in Ireland for the last 15 years. Their coaching programmes are designed to help business owners and management teams to increase sales, achieve more profit, build better teams, and create more time for themselves.

According to Kristian Hobson, Business Coach in the South East: “Irish SMEs are operating in an increasingly competitive and demanding market and as such often need external help to remain competitive and profitable. That’s where we come in. Business

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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Pioneering new Solus ‘Retail Experience’ is a dazzling addition to Morris’s Waterford

Leading Irish lighting company Solus have just launched their pioneering new Retail Experience display solution in Morris’s Waterford. Mum Dawn and

daughter Ali McGrath were the first to drop by to press the ‘try me’ buttons and see the unit in action.

For most people, the need to trial a product before making the purchase is still very compelling. These innovative new high level display solutions allow customers to press a button to ‘try me’ and see exactly what the light bulbs look like when lit in various surroundings.

Experiential Marketing it’s all about exciting people’s mind. It’s a type of brand messaging which aims to create memorable sensations and emotional attachment. The new Solus Retail Experience display stands are both interactive and informative. There

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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Walsh’s Bakehouse Waterford is delighted to announce the appointment of Avril Bowe as Sales and Marketing Manager. This is a new role for the company, and is part of a larger expansion plan, currently being rolled out at the long-established Waterford bakery.

Avril joins the team at Walsh’s Bakehouse this month, bringing over 20 years’ experience in hospitality sales and marketing to this iconic Waterford brand.

Speaking on her recent appointment, Avril said: “There are very ambitious expansion plans in place for the future of Walsh’s Bakehouse and I look forward to working with Dermot, Michael and all the team growing the product lines. I am also very conscious of how important the history, heritage and providence of the Blaa is, and as a proud Waterford woman, I look forward to being the story teller of this great success story.”

Commenting on her

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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Promoting Waterford and Ireland’s Ancient East around the world

The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore was the venue for the recent May board meeting of Tourism Ireland. The board members took the opportunity to meet with local tourism operators prior to the meeting, to discuss the tourism season and the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland is undertaking to highlight Waterford, Ireland’s Ancient East and the island of Ireland around the world this year.

Speaking after the board meeting, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “We were delighted to be in Ardmore for this month’s board meeting and to have the chance to meet with representatives of the local tourism industry and to hear directly how their business is doing. It also afforded us the opportunity to discuss the extensive

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Wednesday, 10th May 2017

At the last census held in Ireland in March 2016, it was reported that the population of the Republic of Ireland is in the region of 4.641m and that 64,639 of this population size are of African descent classified as “black Irish” (57,850) and “other blacks” (6,789). This represents about 1.4% of the population. (Source: Central Statistics Office)

The relationship between Ireland and Africa extends beyond the long-line of missionaries that have made inroads into Africa. In the economic sector, Irish private investments on the continent are significant. Diageo Africa - the African branch of Diageo Ireland - brewers of Guinness and the world’s largest producers of beer, spirits and wines, operates in as many as twenty African countries. While Nigeria is Guinness’s third largest market in the world, three other African countries – Ghana, Cameroun and Kenya – are among

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Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

A 28-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of mother of four, Samantha Walsh, (pictured inset) in Waterford city last week.

Danny Whelan, of no fixed abode but originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was brought before Waterford district court on Tuesday morning after being charged at Waterford garda station on Monday night.

The accused arrived in the courtroom at about 10.25am, accompanied by plain-clothes gardaí. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hoodie and black trainers.

Detective Garda Patrick Kelly said he charged Danny Whelan at 9.30pm on Monday night in the garda station and the accused made no reply to the charge.

The accused’s solicitor, Colin Morrissey, said he was told by his client that he had said 'not guilty' to the charge but


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Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Make-A-Wish fundraiser to help grant wishes for children

Fearless jousting knights on horseback, stunning birds of prey and artisan food and crafts from the four corners of Ireland are just some of the countless attractions expected to spur thousands to attend this year’s Waterford Country Fair, a fun-filled, family-focused fundraiser on Sunday, June 11, which this year will help grant wishes to children with cystic fibrosis through Make-A-Wish Ireland.

The third annual Waterford Country Fair is a unique chance for everyone to embrace all that is exciting, fascinating and captivating about country life and living this summer in the extensive grounds of stunning Curraghmore House and Gardens in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

Shuttle buses are planned from Waterford city and it is hoped that families walking or cycling along

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Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Would you be interested in coming to the WIT Arena on WIT's West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 where 400 second level students will be participating in Scifest@ Waterford IT 2017?

SciFest is a local one-day science fair held in third level colleges and open to all second level students. SciFest aims to encourage a love of science through an investigative approach to learning and to provide an opportunity for students to display their scientific discoveries.

Scifest @ Waterford IT is coordinated by Calmast, WIT's STEM outreach centre. In 2017, we have over 400 students competing from counties Waterford, Wicklow, Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny. The students will be judged by a high level judging team drawn from local STEM companies and lecturers from the Schools of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences, WIT.

Scifest @ Waterford IT is part of the

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Letters to the Editor


    A Fair CopIn a similar manner in which the Irish people are supposed to think that there is a real difference between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael we are now supposed to think that there is a real and substantive difference between the two contenders for the Fine Gael leadership.If you are the sort of person who likes to get into heated debates over the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin then you might be interested in trying to find out the real differences between the two men who a …

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