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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

One of the best thousands flock to see 'vintage' festival

Spraoi Delivers Again! As a thunderous Pyrofantasia rippled the river Suir an audience of up to 30,000 people realised they were witnessing a fiery finale to a vintage Spraoi Festival.

For three days of last weekend Waterford City hosted performers from around the world when Spraoi transformed the city's streets and squares into a series of outdoor stages that entertained and enthralled daily audiences of all ages.

Artists from the Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Britain, Belgium, Canada and Ireland presented an array of street theatre and spectacle. A dazzling programme of performances focused attention on Waterford as Ireland's capital of street arts and spectacle.

The festival presented live shows from lunchtime to dusk along a trail of creativity stretching from Hanover Street to The Mall. Shops, hotels,

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Ten years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to put the spotlight on the people who make good food great.

A staple on the nation's culinary calendar the streets of Ireland's oldest city will be filled with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the 10th Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city from September 7th to September 9th, 2018.

This year the programme will feature a smorgasbord of cookery demonstrations and workshops, a health and wellness area, family fun on the Green, exciting chef collaborations, producer's stalls, country markets and much more.

Director of Waterford Harvest Festival, Tommie Ryan is relishing bringing the 10th Harvest Festival to the streets of Waterford, which will wind from Arundel Square, through John Roberts Square to O'Connell Street, the city's new cultural

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has announced a new 'Entrepreneur Retreat' offering entrepreneurs and executives a mentoring boot camp opportunity to hone their skills in strategic business planning and leadership.

The 48-hour residential retreat which is set to take place on September 21st and 22nd at Waterford's Woodhouse Estate will be led by experts to guide and mentor the participants as they reflect and their own businesses and create space to plan the new strategic goals and ambitions of the enterprise in order to move forward..

The team at Waterford Local Enterprise Office will be joined by the entrepreneurial experts from 'The Entrepreneurs Academy' to lead and guide the course content. The Entrepreneurs Academy was established in 1998 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. They are the leading authority on entrepreneurship and leadership in Ireland, revolutionalising how business is done. Their trainers have trained over

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Two people have been injured in a chemical incident at a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site. The pharmaceutical company which has been in Waterford since 2001 reported that the incident occured at 11.20am.

Emergency services responded swiftly and both of the injured parties were transported to University Hospital Waterford where they are receiving treatment.

The Health & Safety Authority have also been informed and a thorough investigation will be conducted.

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Setting the Literature world alight last Sunday, three members of the LIT team (Europe's only reading and writing festival for young people run by young people) performed dynamic and inspiring spoken word pieces at this year's 'All Together Now' festival at Curraghmore House.

With great charisma and obvious talent, these passionate young readers and writers took to the stage and performed their own composed work and the audience's reaction was very positive. Throughout these performances their talent shone through and who knows where these talented young people will go from here, but one thing for sure these members along with the rest of the team will be back in action at this year's LIT Festival.

The second annual LIT Young Writers Festival will run on the 9th and 10th of November, with events running throughout Waterford City including Workshops run by well

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

482 new .ie domains were registered in Waterford in the first half of 2018 (1 January

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

FIANNA Fail Councillor, Eddie Mulligan is calling on Waterford's Government representatives to use their influence to make Waterford Airport's last throw of the dice, a winning one.

"In March this year, I warned that the future of Waterford Airport was in severe jeopardy with Minister for Transport, Shane Ross TD requiring an economic viability report for future funding," Cllr Mulligan said.

"This unseen report is now on the Minister's desk but this time it is accompanied by a substantial and well publicised business case for a €12M long needed runway extension with investors providing €5M, Local Authorities €2M and €5M match funding requested from Government."

Cllr Mulligan says that with Minister Halligan's close friendship with Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Deputy John Deasy's influence in the duo should be doing everything in their power to deliver the Government funding needed.

"All they need

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Ireland's biggest street art festival is seeking volunteers.

This year's Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival 2018 will feature over 50 local, national and international street artists. Organisers are now seeking volunteers to help out over the course of the festival.

As the event continues to grow in size Edel Tobin, Festival manager said "Now in year four, we are proud of where the festival has come. We have always relied heavily on the support of volunteers and each year we have been extremely lucky with our team. From social media and marketing to artists' assistants, wall priming or delivering guided tours and much much more, we are looking for people who are reliable, hard-working and like to have fun!

"This year's festival is going to be an absoloute gem we have live music, workshops, a food market, art trails, family activities and

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Justin Caffrey of Caffco Business Planning highlighted his services to Connect Effect Group at their latest meeting.

At Caffco Business Planning Ltd they simplfy business infomation for clients creating a dashboard of key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to your business.

By analysing trends in your KPIs they forecast your performance comparing this to your targets and budgets.

They don't just provide historical accounting information but help their clients look forward.

They implement systems for clients creating SPEED Strip Paper to Eliminate Entering Data. Examples of this are their Squirrel ordering software and their Squirrel stock control.

For those who can't afford a full time financial controller they provide a Virtual CFO service. Established in 2009, they have over 30 years combined experience in all areas of financial management and software solutions.

Changing your accountant is easy and they can do this for you, however you don't

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Successful visit opens up new opportunities for Waterford

Last Thursday 26th July, the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore was visited by His Excellency Ambassador Kevin Vickers, Canada's Ambassador to Ireland. He was joined in this visit by a delegation from the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Lethbridge Canada and a member of the Lethbridge Destination Management Organisation (City of Tourism).

This was the start of a three day visit by the delegation which would see the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Garden come together in friendship. This joint initiative was inspired by the upcoming Ambassadors visit to the gardens which would celebrate Lafcadio Hearn's penultimate journey across Canada on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Initially planned as a simple exchange of friendship certificates the visit was quickly seen by the management of the two gardens as an opportunity to spur greater

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