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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

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Are you passionate about Waterford city? Would you like to promote all our city has to offer to our visitors? Do you enjoy exploring the history and culture of Waterford? Would you like to share your enthusiasm and meet new people? Do you have 2 or 3 hours to spare on weekends during the summer months? If yes, why not become a Welcome Ambassador for our city?

As a volunteer Welcome Ambassador, you will have an insight into our local hidden gems; the special stories from times gone by; the amazing food offering especially the world famous blaa and so much more. This is your opportunity to play a very valuable role in creating a memorable experience for all of our visitors to Ireland’s oldest city. To showcase Waterford as a vibrant and welcoming destination for

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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Waterford City and County Council was represented at a national tourism conference entitled ‘Collaborate Locally to Compete Globally’ on 29th and 30th March in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), the conference heard from a number of key speakers, including Jim Deegan, Professor of Tourism at Limerick University, Raymond Coyle of Tayto Park, Paul Kelly from Fáilte Ireland, David McLoughlin of the Wexford Opera Festival and Simon Kay of Center Parcs.

This event will highlight the significant Irish success stories in tourism, share key learnings, and highlight the role of local authorities in facilitating this success. The Irish tourism market is supported by very targeted and active participation by local government and in partnership with a number of government agencies, who work very positively on national, regional and local initiatives.

Between 2011 and 2016, the

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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Members of Waterford unit Naval Service Reserve were presented with 1916 Commemorative Medals at Military barracks Waterford by Capt. Dave Barry (Officer Commanding Naval Operations and Command) on Wednesday 29/03/2017. This event was also attended by Deputy mayor of Waterford Councillor Jim Griffin who is a member of the Irish Coast Guard. Musical accompaniment was provided on the night by The Barrack Street Concert band, the event was celebrated with Retired Unit members, family and Friends.

The medal is being awarded to all members of Óglaigh na hÉireann who served in 2016, including members of the Reserve Defence Forces. The medal is being awarded:

- To honour the legacy of continuous service by Óglaigh na hÉireann to Ireland since the foundation of the State.

- To celebrate and commemorate the Centenary year.

To acknowledge the central role of Óglaigh na hÉireann across all seven

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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Screenagers: Growing Up in The Digital Age is the first screen documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer proven solutions that work.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is hosting a screening of SCREENAGERS on Wednesday, 5 April during All Aboard 2017 which is a week-long series of events aimed at building confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Booking is required for the event which is open to General Public, parents, teenagers, teachers, educators.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

“We are delighted

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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Following on from the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (29th March 2017), Waterford Chamber calls on the Irish Government to continue a concerted, sustained campaign to highlight the unique Brexit issues for Ireland with both our European partners and the UK and to underline its commitment to protecting Irish trade, our border economy and ensuring that Ireland remains competitive.

Commenting on Prime Minister May’s announcement, Nick Donnelly, Waterford Chamber CEO said, “While we continue to regret the UK decision to leave the European Union and recent statements by the UK Government in relation to leaving the Single Market and Customs Union, it is important that the process to enable negotiations to begin has been initiated. We call on all parties in the negotiations to work together to find a deal that will enable Ireland, the European

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

In fabulous weather conditions up to 10,000 people celebrated the official opening on Saturday of the Waterford Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in Ireland. Events took place at three

different locations in Waterford, and on the Greenway itself, to mark the launch of the €15 million project, which runs 46km from Waterford City to Dungarvan along the former Great Southern and Western Railway line.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the old Kilmacthomas Station House, the half way point on the trail, while family-friendly events took place at Waterford Institute of Technology’s West Campus, the Dungarvan Causeway and Kilmacthomas village.

Minister Simon Coveney in a humourous and well received speech said this was a standalone project which united both City and County. The Minister

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

WWETB and Waterford City & County Libraries come together to celebrate the power and joy of learning for Adult Learning Week 2017

Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board, Adult Literacy Services joined with Waterford City and County Libraries to celebrate Adult Learning Week by hosting “A Celebration of Learning” in Tramore Further Education and Training Centre on Thursday, 9th March.

The Deputy Mayor, Jim Griffin, a supporter of adult learning and literacy, opened the celebrations with a speech that told of the power and joy that comes from learning. The learners from Waterford City, “The Limelight Players”, gave a rousing performance that put a smile on everyone’s face.

The “Celebration of Learning” showcased the work of learners in Adult Education Centres across Waterford City and County. The

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Milo Corcoran, former President of the FAI, was remembered at Friday night’s World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Wales when a bucket collection took place at the Aviva Stadium to support his son Alan’s fundraising efforts.

Alan has decided to take on the mammoth task of swimming 500 km from the north coast to the south coast of Ireland this May in memory of his father and to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke awareness campaign and the Solas Cancer Support Centre, Waterford.

Milo, who suffered a stroke in 2011, sadly passed away last August aged 65 after a short battle with cancer and Alan has set himself a target of raising €50,000 for Irish Heart (75%) and the Solas Cancer Support Centre (25%).

After Milo suffered his stroke Alan raised €15,000 in 2011 when he ran 35 marathons in

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

New Virgin Media Store in Waterford creates jobs

Virgin Media is expanding its retail presence in Waterford and in store customers will get to see first-hand, the full range of ‘connected entertainment’ products and services through its superfast broadband.

To mark the occasion, WLRFM’s Geoff Harris broadcast his show, The Lunchbox, from the new Virgin Media Store.

Brendan Moran, Head of Sales at Virgin Media, said: “Our continued focus on quality and outstanding service has helped us build a strong customer base. This official opening of our new store in Waterford has created five new jobs in the region.

“The store will be managed by local woman, Nicola Cummins who is passionate about demonstrating the benefits of Virgin Media’s products and services to consumer’s first-hand.

“Our team in Waterford are excited about bringing our content and technology to life and having a strong store network

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Lazygirl is a product and business created by Ardscoil Na Mara student, Caitlin Roche who last Tuesday won the Waterford Student Enterprise Award. It is a fake tan remover that works in just five minutes. It doesn’t exfoliate or damage the human skin as it is a cream and not a scrub.

The Waterford Student Enterprise Programme started in September with 1,000 students from 15 schools in Waterford City and County. They created their businesses, developed, branded, promoted and sold. But most importantly they learned what it felt like to run their own business.

Finally, 137 students represented 13 schools in Waterford county and competed in the Waterford Student Enterprise Final on Tuesday March 21st at the W.I.T. Arena in Carriganore. 43 businesses in total, shortlisted from a

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Letters to the Editor


    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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