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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Destination Waterford City in conjunction with Failte Ireland has launched a new initiative the “Destination Waterford City Charter”. Employees from businesses in the Waterford City are invited to attend training sessions which will be hosted by a mentor from Failte Ireland. The training sessions provides an ample opportunity for businesses to update their knowledge on what Waterford City has to offer. Destination Waterford City Hospitality Committee are holding two training sessions on Wednesday March 27th from 3 – 6pm and on Thursday March 28th from 10 – 1pm in the Tower Hotel.

As part of the training, the employees will be the opportunity to experience the key tourist attractions in the city, with the intention that they can personally recommend the key attractions to the city’s visitors.

The main aim

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

A grant which helps older people and people with disabilities to carry out essential home repairs and adaptations has been suspended for the rest of the year in Waterford city following a reduction of almost 60% in Government funding - a move which Independent City Councillor Seán Reinhardt said will have a catastrophic effect on families desperately in need of help.

"Huge false economy in these cuts: will cost the State in the region of €1000/week."

Cllr Reinhardt said the Housing Adaptation Grants Scheme, which covers the Mobility Aids Grant Scheme, the Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability and the Housing Aid for Older Person’s Grant Scheme, is a vital support for many people struggling to remain living in their own homes.

"While the City Council was receiving an allocation of around €800,000 for the last number of years, this

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The Campaign against Home and Water Taxes will hold a Major Public Meeting on Thursday 28th March at 8pm at the Tower Hotel Waterford.

Speakers on the night will include Deputy Joe Higgins, Cllr Brid Smith National Steering Comm, CAHWT, and Jimmy Kelly Regional Secretary of Unite the Union.

The Campaign against Home and Water Taxes calls for a nationwide campaign of opposition to the Property (Home) Tax. This Tax is a new burden on people to bail out bankers’ and bondholders’ private debts. . It will cause great added suffering to many families and further depress demand in the domestic economy, adding to the crisis..

As Revenue Targets 2 Million Homes for Property Tax demands. . . . The Campaign against Home and Water Taxes calls for a massive Boycott of the Revenue Returns as a key platform for a major resistance

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

St. Patrick's Day 2013 was an eventful one for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association. Members were out in force taking part in the Parade in Clonmel Town, County Tipperary. All 3 team vehicles assisted by team members took part in festivities. As the parade wound its way through the streets of Clonmel a familiar sound was heard as team members phones sprung into action alerting them to an incident in the Comeragh Mountains.

Two Ladies who had been out walking in the vicinity of Coumshingaun Lake had gotten into difficulty. One lady fell and sustained a lower leg injury. They immediately contacted Emergency Services and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members rapidly made their way to the site of the incident.

An Incident Base was established in Kilclooney Woods which lies in the direction of the Lemybrien - Carrick on Suir Road. Once

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Access I.T. Ltd is once more running their very popular Easter kids Club, Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th April 2013 •37.50. Ages 7 years to 14 years. Course content includes Internet use, Microsoft Home Publishing, Microsoft Paint, Make & Do, Fun Time & Movie Maker. Some spaces are also still available in our Evening ECDL starting after Easter. For further information on these course or any other computer training course that may be of interest to you please contact us at : 051-590873, email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak51cce6071860469e9ba2a1bed2c03b78').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy51cce6071860469e9ba2a1bed2c03b78 = 'maeve' + '@'; addy51cce6071860469e9ba2a1bed2c03b78 = addy51cce6071860469e9ba2a1bed2c03b78 + 'accessitltd' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_text51cce6071860469e9ba2a1bed2c03b78 = 'maeve'

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne has welcomed clarification Minister Joan Burton that retained fire-fighters are entitled to social welfare payments when they are not working in other employment.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh raised the issue in the Dáil today. Speaking afterwards he said;

"I welcome the clarification from the minister today of the entitlement of retained fire-fighters to social welfare payments where they are not working in another employment.

"I submitted this topical issue because it has been brought to my attention that there are a number of retained fire-fighters in the state who, although seeking other employment, are being refused social welfare payments.

"These men and women want to play their role in protecting and helping their communities but are struggling financially as a result of this refusal.

"We look forward to payment being granted to those who are struggling against the system and who

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The I.S.P.C.C. in Waterford are now recruiting for volunteers for the Childine Listening Phone service. Interested members of the public are invited to attend one of the upcoming ISPCC Volunteer Group Information & Interview Meetings . These take place on Tuesday the 2nd of April or on Monday the 8th April at 6.30 pm at our ISPCC Office,Unit 4F, Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road. To confirm your attendance at one of these meeting and to request application form please contact Sinead on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak323d0f35d0f88acb40e1a5554d0230e0').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy323d0f35d0f88acb40e1a5554d0230e0 = 'smckee' + '@'; addy323d0f35d0f88acb40e1a5554d0230e0 = addy323d0f35d0f88acb40e1a5554d0230e0 + 'ispcc' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_text323d0f35d0f88acb40e1a5554d0230e0 = 'smckee' + '@'

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

To launch the new BA (Hons) Social Science, the School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is hosting an information evening on Thursday, 21 March at 7.00pm in the Auditorium on WIT’s Main Campus.

The information evening is ideally suited to all sixth year students, parents, teachers and adult learners who are interested in careers in the social sciences.

This exciting new honours degree programme provides students with the opportunity to analyse critically contemporary Irish society, engage in debate about important social issues and prepare them for a range of careers opportunities. The programme draws on core social science disciplines such as; Social Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Economic, Politics and Social Research.

The course begins in September 2013 and applications are made in the usual way through the CAO at http://www.cao.ie .

Dr. Michael Howlett, Head of the Department of Applied

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

DFDS Logistics are delighted to announce the launch of a twice weekly container rail service from Waterford Port to Ballina which commenced on the 4th March 2013. As the pioneers of containerised rail freight in Ireland, DFDS now feel that the time is right to re-introduce this intermodal service to its customers.

The new service will benefit customers in the west and north west of Ireland in particular, providing them with a cost effective alternative when compared with a road based shipping option. Coupled with this, the customer also reduces their carbon footprint.

The train timetable is optimised to meet the DFDS sailing schedules from Waterford Port to Rotterdam, which allows for onward delivery into Europe. Customers can now load in the west of Ireland on Tuesday morning and deliver in Holland on Thursday pm/Friday am. Rotterdam also provides access to DFDS

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Tramore Area Meeting

The Tramore Area Community Forum will hold an informational community meeting for all Community & Voluntary Groups in the Tramore Electoral Area on

Wednesday 27th March 2013 @ 8 pm in Majestic Hotel Tramore.

All registered and non-registered community and voluntary groups are invited to attend this important meeting.

The County Waterford Community Forum Area Meetings offer local community groups an opportunity to communicate issues, concerns, and share innovative ideas about the development of their community. The information gathered at Area Meetings is important as it is directly communicated back to Waterford County Council. The input you provide on the night is integral to local policy and strategic development of Co. Waterford.

We ask you and your group to attend to provide feedback on issues you may have in the following areas:

- Environment & Planning

- Housing Corporate & Emergency Services

- Transport &

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    If you build it, they will comeAnytime there is a radical reimagining of a part of Waterford's city streetscape there seems to be a lot of people who will come out against it just for the sake of it without really giving it a chance. It has happened with nearly all of the city centre areas that have undergone pedestrianisation and now it looks like it is going to happen to the new Apple Market area that has just undergone a huge transformation.Taking a walk around the new Apple Market is a complete …

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