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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland has announced the recipients of its 2017 Sponsorship Scheme which supports angling events and initiatives across the country. In Waterford, three angling initiatives will receive sponsorship. Overall across the country, the scheme will support 79 initiatives to the tune of €30,000 with a focus on those which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers.

The initiatives in Waterford receiving funding include:

Carrigavantry Open Day, organised by Waterford City and County Trout Angling Association who will hold an Introduction to Fly Fishing at Carrigavantry Reservoir, Co. Waterford in June 2017. Three qualified fly fishing instructors will be on hand to give practical guidance to novice anglers.

Dungarvan Schools Three Day Fishing Programme, hosted by St Paul’s Fishing Club, will see 12 year old children enjoy an introduction to freshwater biodiversity and angling. The programme will take place at

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Former Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins has welcomed news that investors have been lined up to build the 10,000 sq./m retail complex at Michael Street and are at advanced talks with Waterford Council regarding a large scale mixed use complex on the North Quay’s stretching to 90,000 square meters including significant retail, office, hotel and conference capacity, tourist facilities, housing and open space.

Deputy David Cullinane said the “development of the North Quays and the New Street site will change the face of Waterford for generations. This is a once in a lifetime development that needs to be taken with both hands.” He described the plans as “ambitious” and “game changing”. He said connecting the North and South Quays will extend the city centre

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

WIT staff and students filled the auditorium for a talk, Live a Better Life by Pieta House followed by a performance from the High Hopes Choir

CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins paid a visit to Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to deliver the talk, ‘Live a Better Life’, where he spoke to staff and students about what the charity does and how far it has come in the past 11 years.

This event for WIT staff and students was organised by the John Moore Community Award Committee (Angela Collins, Joan McDonald, Fr. Pat Fitzgerald, Marc Jones, Fr. David Keating) to mark 40 tears of the WIT John Moore Community Award.

This award's motto is "To serve and not be served", it is made annually to

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Waterford hospitals raised €1.5m in parking revenue in 2016 – Irish Cancer Society Despite a petition of over 3,000 signatures and a national campaign, no hospital in Ireland has changed its parking pricing policy for cancer patients. The Irish Cancer Society is calling for free or subsidised parking for all cancer patients receiving treatment. At the end of February, the Irish Cancer Society contacted every hospital that provides cancer treatment in Ireland and found no difference between the 2016 and 2017 rates.

Instead, during 2016, while cancer patients were struggling to pay crippling parking costs, the revenue raised from parking at all but four cancer hospitals increased. Last year, hospitals that offer cancer treatment raised almost €18.75 million in car parking fees, up over €4million

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Waterford Hospice is delighted to announce that the HSE has confirmed a start date for the development of the long-awaited 5-storey regional palliative care unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Contractors have now been appointed and the building is expected to commence after the Easter holidays.

Talking to Maria McCann on WLRFM’s DEISE TODAY, Danette Connolly, Chairperson, Waterford Hospice Movement, said, “this is a double win for the people of the south east - not only are we getting a new regional palliative care unit, but also additional services and accommodation for patients.”

Claire Tully, Director of Nursing at UHW added, “The palliative care unit and the Waterford Hospice Home Care team will occupy the first 2 floors with the top

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

All eyes will be on the White House this Thursday when the Taoiseach presents US President, Donald J. Trump with a crystal bowl of shamrock for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The tradition of the shamrock presentation ceremony stretches back over 60 years to 1953, with the first crystal bowl carrying the shamrock presented to President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s

This year the Taoiseach’s office selected the crystal craft business Criostal na Rinne in the Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn, to make this special handmade piece. Eamonn Terry, owner and founder of Criostal na Rinne designed and cut the crystal bowl.

A master craftsman glass cutter with over 45 years’ experience in his chosen craft, Eamonn explains the inspiration behind his design. “The design

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Gardai in Waterford Garda Station are appealing for witnesses to come forward in relation to an Assault Causing Harm which occurred on John Street, Waterford at approx 01.15hrs on 6/3/2017. Injured Party was walking along street in the company of a female. He was approached by male who punched him in the face knocking him to the ground and further assaulted. Injured Party was taken to WUH with his injuries. From viewing CCTV footage a number of witnesses observed the incident itself and attended to the injured party as he lay on the ground. We would like these people to come forward and assist Gardai in investigating this assault please.

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

The inclement weather conditions on Monday morning didn’t stop the pupils, staff, parents and the community at large from coming out in force to celebrate the official opening of the extension at Christ Church National School, which included the refurbishment of the existing school. The dedication of the building by the Bishop, the Right Reverend Michael Burrows, the patron of the school, followed a service at Christ Church Cathedral Waterford

Christ Church National School with a heritage dating back over more than 150 years, celebrated the official opening of their new extension that creates the base for teaching and learning facilities fit for the 21st century.

The new spacious, well-lit building designed by C.J.

Falconer & associates architects and built by Tom O'Brien Construction offers high-quality modern facilities reflecting the creative ethos of the school.

The recently completed facilities include a sports hall, a

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

TCRfm are bringing the Tramore StPatricksDay Parade to the world via our online stream, and we want to send greetings to your loved ones abroad.

So if you want to send a message or just have a greeting read out on-air, then please post a comment/greeting on our FB page or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056 = 'online' + '@'; addy187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056 = addy187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056 + 'tcrfm' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_text187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056 = 'online' + '@' + 'tcrfm' + '.' + 'ie';document.getElementById('cloak187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056').innerHTML += ''+addy_text187783435ab5dcbbe6cdd2175b05c056+''; and we will broadcast them during our Parade Outside Broadcast

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Historical Society

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society is pleased to announce the second of its spring series of talks. This talk will be presented by Eddy Stewart-Liberty and Petrina McHugh. Eddy and Petrina will speak on the subject of “The Story of St Andrew’s Church, Dunmore East”. This talk promises to be a most interesting evening and should be of interest to all Dunmore East residents and anyone who has an interest in this beautiful Church. The venue is St Andrew’s Church, Dunmore East Harbour and the starting time is 8pm on Wednesday 15 March. Admission is €5 and all are welcome.

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    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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