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Thursday, 30th August 2018

There were 41 less pubs in Waterford and overall 1,477 less pubs in Ireland last year than in 2005, representing a 17.1% drop in businesses across the country, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).

Readers will have fond memories of T&H Doolan's, The Olde Stand, Egans and The Showboat in Waterford City, and many more across the city and county that sadly are no more.

"In Waterford alone, hospitality and drinks businesses enable 5,260 jobs while in Donegal, there are 368 pubs and 7,445 jobs supported by the industry, Padraig Cribben, Chief Executive Officer, Vintners' Federation of Ireland and member of DIGI said.

"This demonstrates the scale of employment that this sector creates rurally. "However, the sharp decline in the number of pubs is worrying and is further evidence of the need to monitor the industry and ensure

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

The calibre of local and international bluegrass acts along with the backdrop for the 24th Dunmore east Bluegrass Festival were the perfect combination to attract the huge crowds to the picturesque Co. Waterford shing village over the weekend.

Now in its twenty fourth year, the festival attracts some of the biggest names on the US bluegrass scene and this year the festival also featured a wide range of young and vibrant UK and

Irish bluegrass, newgrass, roots, rockabilly and country talent.

The Dunmore east Bluegrass festival has been running every year since 1995. Festival Chairman, Mick Daly, was delighted with the reaction to the festival and the acts performing this year.

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

childcare costs in Waterford have increased by over 5% over the past five years according to a nationwide survey carried out by Newstalk, but the county still remains below the national average.

The 'On The Record' programme survey found Waterford families are paying €702.00 on average per month for the full time care of a 2 year old child compared to €667.33 in 2013. One Waterford mother who spoke to Waterford Today said, "it's like having to pay another mortgage."

The national average monthly cost of a 2 year old in full time care is €745 a 5.5% increase compared to a similar survey conducted in 2013.

The survey compared 135 cr

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

Jake Poole, age 10 from Gracedieu in Waterord was in action on Saturday at Glenisk Rugby Training Camp event. Jake was one of 100 budding young rugby players who honed their skills alongside Ireland's Grand Slam-winning Captain, Rory Best in De La Salle Rugby Club, Dublin.

The group of lucky boys and girls, aged between 7-12 years, spent the morning developing their skills and knowledge of the game under the encouraging eye of rugby hero Rory Best and a team of IRFU rugby coaches.

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

Clean Coasts' Big Beach Clean is taking place on the weekend of the 15th, 16th & 17th of September all over Ireland. Clean Coasts is once again teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event.

Since the first International Coastal Clean Up event in September 1986, 13 million volunteers have collected in excessive of 100,000 tones of litter from beaches and waterways.

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

Let's remember the people who have died because of the lack of 24/7.

Let's remember the people who are living every day in fear with compromised hearts because they were denied equity of access to cardiac care and were forced to travel that lonely road to Cork when the cath lab is closed. It could be any one of us next.

The figures in the ACS Report released today don't lie and they are pretty damning and indisputable. They prove without any doubt that UHW absolutely merits a second cath lab and 24/7 cardiac care.

We find it incredible that none of the 19 southeast Oireachtas members seem to have seen this report given how easily a dedicated local reporter could access it. We say this report is no "rumour" there can be no more "if's" or "buts" the report doesn't lie and

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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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