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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Victoria Wilmott (pictured with Anthyony Phelan, Chairman) warmly greeted the Connect Effect group on Wednesday morning and informed them about the Waterford Area Partnership (WAP) supports Victoria Wilmott is a Business Mentor at Waterford Area Partnership since 2010 and has been on the committee of Waterford Micro Business Network (MBN) since 2008. Waterford MBN was established in 2005 to assist people who set up their own business. The network meets on a monthly basis in Waterford City and the events are an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to discuss a wide range of business topics, such as marketing, insurance, finance, social media, strategy, etc. Victoria who was self-employed for a number of years has a strong desire to help others to grow and develop their businesses by sharing her expertise, knowledge and experience and by providing advice, guidance, and

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Waterford gets a new and lasting, modern seat of justice: which respects the traditional architecture of the venue, and protects the dignity of those who seek redress there.

Monday marks the official opening of Waterford Courthouse which has benefitted from an investment of €26 million in its refurbishment and extension. The opening was attended by Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD. performed the opening ceremony. Also in attendance was a large number of members of the legal profession, gardai and elected public representatives headed by the Mayor of Waterford City and County.

The new seat of justice reflects and respects the importance of the work of providing justice; acknowledges the dignity and privacy of the people the court seeks to serve; and through its architecture and restyling, it reflects a

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Mary Hickey, the 65 year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland for the RNLI met the Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr. Pat Nugent in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices in Dungarvan on Tuesday April 3rd where he welcomed her. He expressed his profound appreciation on behalf of the 115,000 people in the city and county for her outstanding commitment, raising over €25,000 for the RNLI since New Year’s Day.

Also present were Helvick crew Alan Kelly, Pat Devereux, Cathal Reilly and Nicky Hannigan, Safety & RNLI Helvick Fundraising Committee. Cathal Dwane, Brian Fleming and Colin Lynch from Irish Coastguard, Bunmahon; Garda Aidan McCarthy; Brian Jackman, National Ambulance Service; Caroline Russell; and Tomás deFaoite, West Waterford AC.

On Easter Monday, the previous day,

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford was invaded by Vikings once more last weekend for the International Viking Festival which saw numerous and spectacular events take place throughout the city much to the delight of local vadrafjordians!

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

"In REAL jeopardy!” - Cllr. Eddie Mulligan

Last week national media reports have stated that Department of Transport officials, have, internally, warned Minister Shane Ross that the future of Waterford Airport is in severe jeopardy.

Locally, Cllr Eddie Mulligan has been openly disturbed by the continued lack of future proofing for Waterford Airport. He goes on to state, "The omission of Waterford Airport in the first draft of the National Planning Framework (NPF) was unforgivable. Having made two submissions that included the case for infrastructural investment in the airport. I was relieved to see an endorsement for continued Exchequer funds, for our smaller regional airports, delivered under the Regional Airports Programme. Which, thankfully, included Waterford Airport. However, I did warn at the time about how specifics and priorities were omitted, that the NPF

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Mary Butler has said that the regulation of car parking charges at public hospitals, with a view to reducing them, must be a priority for the Government.

"For the last number of years, there has been a public outcry about the costs of parking at hospitals. In all too many locations, the costs are rising, and they are placing a major financial burden on families visiting their loved ones in hospital or on those receiving regular treatment such as cancer patients.

"At present, the cost of parking at University Hospital Waterford is €4 for up to three hours with a maximum daily charge of €8. In 2016, UHW earned €1.5 million from parking fees alone.

"Recently the Minister for Health, Simon Harris announced a review of parking charges at public hospitals. This is a welcome development, and one

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

ONE of Waterford’s most renowned photographers, Leo Murphy, and his son David, who is a rising star of the industry, are now taking bookings for Happy Faces 2016. The brilliant charity initiative, which Leo and David have been involved with since it started in 2006, generates a considerable amount of money for each year’s chosen beneficiary. For a donation of €25, people can receive a desktop portrait of their happy smiling child and every penny will go to the chosen beneficiary, which this year is Down Syndrome (Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch).

All the expenses and costs are being covered by the studio and Leo and David are now taking bookings through their Facebook page "Leo Murphy Photography” and "David Murphy Studio” and through the studio at 051-872539. The event will take place from Tuesday April 17th up until Saturday the

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

"It’s a sad indictment of the Government that 1498 of some of our society’s most vulnerable people, the elderly, spent longer than 24 hours lying on trolleys in our Emergency Departments last month,” said the Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Older People, Mary Butler.

Deputy Butler was commenting after new figures were released to her party from the HSE showing the number of people, aged 75 or more, who spent longer than 24 hours on a trolley in the State’s public Emergency Departments in February 2018.

"My own local hospital, University Hospital Waterford, had 101 such patients, averaging between three and four extremely vulnerable citizens every night on trolleys.

"Other hospitals such as the Mater in Dublin, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Galway and University Hospital Limerick also saw more than 100 of these patients spend longer than 24 hours on trolleys in February.

"This

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Minister of State, Mr. John Halligan has issued the following statement regarding the future of Waterford Airport. Minister Halligan was responding to queries from journalists at the Airport on foot of an article published in yesterday's Irish Times.

Waterford Airport has been without commercial flights since June 2016. In a bid to boost its search for a new carrier, the airport received its full Regional Airports Programme funding for 2016, totalling €1.02 million. However this came with a warning from the Department that grant support would not continue unless a scheduled carrier was in place.

Since no carrier has been secured, Waterford Airport was not eligible for its operational funding for 2017 as it does not have scheduled flights operating on a year-round basis. However without some financial support the

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Futurists predict that drone technology will soon significantly transform our daily lives, changing how we deliver and collect goods, giving us new ways to monitor and understand the world around us, and even revolutionising emergency services. However, the roll out of drone applications is currently hampered by a lack of innovative technologies that can guarantee the safe and regulated operation of drones around our town, cities and rural environments.

In response to this challenge, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD today announced funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) of €1.8m - with a further €4.5m investment from industry (cash and in-kind) to Dr Tim McCarthy, Maynooth University Department of Computer Science and National Centre for Geocomputation, for a new drone technology initiative known as U-Flyte. Waterford Airport is to be used as the main

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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