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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Port of Waterford has confirmed that the contract held by DFDS with Irish Rail to operate a freight train between Belview Port and Ballina, Co Mayo ceased this week.

Mr Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford said "We will be sorry to see the service stop. It was a nice addition to our portfolio and it was great to be able to provide a port service to stakeholders in the northwest region."

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Very attractive five bedroom detached bungalow situated in the heart of Tramore with handy garage. Located opposite the church, this residence offers spacious accommodation. (2200 sq ft).

The accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility, WC, bathroom, five bedrooms, ensuite bathroom and detached garage.

Mardyke enjoys a wonderful location and is within easy reach of a host of amenities, local attractions and services including Tramore Beach, Racecourse and Golf Club.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a family home in an ideal location in Tramore. Viewing is highly recommended.

Contact Purcell Properties 051 876514 for further details Guide Price: €340,000

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Pirtek Waterford celebrated the grand opening of its new Waterford Centre on Wednesday last, May 23. The Waterford and Cork franchises recently expanded, moving into new premises in Six Cross Road Business Park, Waterford.

Greg Cummins, Pirtek Waterford franchisee, said: "While Pirtek’s major line of business is emergency roadside repairs, for which it has a one hour ETA, it has expanded into preventative maintenance contracts, hose testing and industrial hose and fittings".

Pictured are Chris Stuckey, MD, John Laffan, Mike Cairney, Gregg Cummins, Peter Macer, Colin Deane. Photo: John Power

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Waterford F.C. manager Alan Reynolds was subjected to a brutal unprovoked assault in the early hours of Sunday morning last which left him with a broken ankle and facial injuries which required hospitalisation.

Alan was socialising with friends and was watching the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. He left the pub on his own and was the victim of the assault by at least one assailant and was left in a condition described as "an unrecognisable condition." A friend who was with him had just stepped into a local chipper and when he came out found Alan slumped on the footpath with a passer-by calling the local Gardai.

An intensive garda investigation is under way and gardai have been interviewing friends of the Waterford FC manager

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

As part of its expansion of world-class health care in Ireland, UPMC announced today that it has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, as well as full control of the cancer centre that it has operated  at the hospital through a joint venture for the past 12 years. 

The 80-bed hospital has been renamed UPMC Whitfield. The cancer centre is now UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, part of UPMC’s expansive network of more than 60 cancer treatment facilities, with access to the cutting-edge research and expertise available at the academic hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"This investment by UPMC in Waterford marks our strong commitment to the South-East region and to Ireland," said Chuck Bogosta, president of UPMC International and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre.

"The excellent staff and leadership at UPMC Whitfield and our UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre provide a solid foundation for our plans to grow high-quality health care services throughout

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Minister for State John Halligan, T.D. has criticised as "petty" the decision of the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore stopping him being a sponsor of his godson at Confirmation Mass recently held in Waterford City.

The parents of the boy were told of the decision on Wednesday last - the day before Minister Halligan hosted a Pro Choice meeting in Waterford attended by over 300 people and addressed by speakers, Dr. Peter Boylan, Tara Flynn and Colm O'Gorman. The Minister also previously clashed with Bishop Cullinan's views on the HPV vaccine.

Speaking to Waterford Today, on Monday evening Minister Halligan said he was contacted by the parents of his Godson last Thursday to tell him that they had been approached by a member of the clergy who said that the Minister

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

The Irish Postmasters' Union (IPU) has called for long-term commitment that Social Welfare payments will continue to be transacted through Post Offices

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Rory Philips, director and founder of HESKAP gave a passionate account of his experience and career which led him to setting up his current business, Heskap. Hailing originally from Thurles, and the second oldest of four children to entrepreneurial parents, Rory also inherited a business flair.

Established in 2014, the Heskap name is a meaningful acronym of his family members. HESKAP IT Services offered include monthly services, health checks, anti-virus software, 24-hour monitoring, cloud services, encryption, consultations and advice. Heskap offers such a great service where they proudly never lost a customer through a poor experience. They also are proactive, have a quick response time, offer personal meetings and deliver desired results.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

20th birthday with growth

One of Ireland's leading recruitment companies, Waterford-based Matrix Recruitment, is celebrating three years of record growth as it marks its twentieth year in business.

Founded by Kieran McKeown in 1998, Matrix began as a specialist accountancy recruitment firm with just two employees based on George Street in Waterford city. Today the company provides a nationwide service in five locations and employs twenty five permanent staff who offer expert recruitment advice across a wide range of sectors.

CEO and Founder, Kieran McKeown said: "I am thrilled we have reached such a major milestone in our development and I would like to thank all the staff, clients, candidates and industry partners for their support of Matrix Recruitment over the past twenty years. From setting up a prosperous Financial Services division to placing one of the first external staff members at the

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Pat Nugent, Waterford County Mayor, met with members of Blackwater Valley Wind Aware working committee who were representing the parishes of Knockanore, Glendine, Kilwatermoy, Tallow in Waterford and communities in East Cork.

Angela Farrell, Ava Farrington, Michael Murphy and Peter Power handed the Mayor 500 letters signed by concerned citizens. The threat of a wind development by Innogy Renewables Ireland, a subsidiary of German multinational RWE, in the middle of their community and close to their homes has brought neighbours in the community together.

The letters are asking the Councillors, in a cross-party motion, two things.

One is to re-designate the upland area between two scenic routes and close to the Blackwater Valley Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The community wants the Councillors to bring in a variation to the current County Plan

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