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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Sanofi Waterford were double winners at this year’s Pharma Industry Awards presented in Dublin on Thursday 6 Ocober, 6, 2017.

The Waterford site of the global healthcare leader was named as Biotech Company of the Year and also won the overall Pharma Industry Company of the Year award which is selected from across all of the award winners.

In addition, Brendan O’Callaghan, an Irishman who is Vice President and Head of the Biologics Platform at Sanofi globally was named as Pharma Leader of the Year.

The prestigious awards are judged by a panel drawn from BioPharmaChem Ireland; Science Foundation Ireland; National Institute for Bioprocess Research & Training (NIBRT); Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre; Pharmaceutical Managers’ Institute Irelandand the Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning (APPEL) along with academics from higher education institutions including UL; UCD; DCU; TCD and UCC.

Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford,

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Tammy Darcy from Passage East, Co. Waterford has won the prestigious Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) award for The Shona Project. She was awarded the prize at an event at the Mansion House, Dublin on Wednesday 4th October. Founded by Tammy just one year ago, The Shona Project is an innovative support system for young girls living in Ireland. It has already reached over 60,000 girls through its school workshops, online articles and videos.

Following a rigorous selection process, The Shona Project was among seven winners chosen from hundreds across the country. The seven selected, described by SEI’s Darren Ryan as “high potential social entrepreneurs” will receive seed funding of €10,000 as well as industry support to the value of €15,000 in order to grow their

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

It’s fair to say that at twenty-five most people are still coming to terms with adulthood but for entrepreneur and Kollect co-founder Robbie Skuse, twenty-five is an age of hard-won experience. After studying business information systems in Cork, the young entrepreneur took the brave decision to sidestep the traditional career path and focus all of his energy into reshaping one of Ireland’s toughest industries.

“I figured I would end up working in one of the big consultancy firms but in my final year I met some of the characters from the Irish and Cork start-up scenes and I was really engaged by the stories they were telling. I wanted to have those kinds of stories of my own, and it changed my mind about going into a standard nine-to-five job.”

At twenty-two Robbie rejected a promising role with a consultancy firm and

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

218 students from schools across the south east – Waterford County (36), Waterford City (25), Tipperary (38), Carlow (20), Kilkenny (45), Wexford (54) – to be recognised at awards ceremony in the WIT Arena

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) is hosting a special awards night this evening for secondary school students in the South East Region who received an A grade in Junior Certificate Higher level Business Studies this year. The ceremony, now in its 13th year will take place this (Tuesday) evening, 10 October at the WIT Arena on WIT’s West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford.

Close to 220 students from 46 schools in the region will attend the awards ceremony with their parents, business studies teachers and school principals.

These include 61 students from across Waterford city and county, 54 attending Co

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

A famous revolutionary of Irish descent and the artwork by an Irish artist that became one of the world’s great iconic images, all come together in a stamp which has just been issued by An Post.

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the quintessential left-wing revolutionary was killed in South America in 1967. An Post has chosen the 50th anniversary of his death to issue the stamp featuring the famous image of ‘Che’ by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

The stamp (?1), designed by Red&Grey, is based on Jim Fitzpatrick’s artwork, which appears on t shirts, posters, badges and clothing worldwide and is now rated among the world’s top 10 most iconic images.

Ernesto (Che) Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. Che’s family were prosperous and had aristocratic roots, but had left-wing sympathies. His father was Ernesto Guevara Lynch, a

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has welcomed plans for a new IDA Advance Technology Building (ATB) in Waterford city.

Planning permission for the proposed new facility was submitted in recent days and the IDA has confirmed that the building will be marketed to multi-nationals seeking turn-key manufacturing facilities in Waterford.

“One of the first IDA Advance Technology Buildings (ATBs) in the country was constructed in IDA’s Waterford Business & Technology Park and is now occupied by global pharmaceutical and diagnostics company OPKO Healthcare”, Minister Halligan commented. “This new building will be constructed on an adjacent site, in an area being developed as the Waterford Knowledge Campus and it will, on completion, significantly boost Waterford’s chances of winning

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

A meeting was held on Saturday last at 6.30 pm by the Committee to discuss our next steps further to correspondece from An Post stating that "An Post has now decided to close the Post Office on a temporary basis subject to a strategic review of the national Post Office network currently ongoing.

"This will mean the closure of the office and we are currently talking to the postmaster with a view to working out a formal date and making arrangements for customers who have been using Kilmeaden Post Office. I will let you know those details once they have been finalised."

Deputy Mary Butler FF said: "We were informed of the decision by Angus Laverty, Public Affairs Manager An Post. On hearing the news the current Postmaster who

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

This Saturday 7th October, Petmania are hosting a FREE Pet NCT Day for pet owners who want to get their pet ready for the winter.

Offering expert advice on caring for your family pet as the weather starts to turn colder, the event promises:

- FREE weight checks

- FREE nutrition advice

- FREE water tests for fish tanks

- FREE fitting for dog coats

- Dog Wellbeing talks with our groomer

- Brushing coat at home

- Importance ear cleaning

- Nail checks with our groomer

- Dog skin care for colder months

- Discounts on Flea, Tick and Wormer treatments for dogs and cats

- Guest vet in-store on the day

Pet owners are invited to pop-along on Saturday 7th October with their pet on the day. No appointment will be necessary.

For more information, pop along to your local Petmania store and follow them on Facebook @PetmaniaIreland.

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Revolution laundrette is unlike a traditional laundrette with limited opening hours and high costs. Instead, the launderettes are located in carparks where they remain open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. This is ideal for busy homes where there can be so much to do every day that getting the laundry washed and dried is a huge challenge.

The cost for either washing or drying clothes starts from €2 to dry and €4 for a wash. The washing cycle only takes 30 minutes and the washing detergent is included in the cycle, so there is no need to bring your own. The dryer has a large capacity (18kg), is great for drying heavy loads in the worst of weather and only takes

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Brexit, has welcomed the expression of support from the Canada-Ireland Inter-parliamentary Group for designated special status for the north.

Speaking after a meeting in Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Deputy Cullinane said:

"Today I met with Canadian MPs at the national parliament in Ottowa to brief them on Brexit's impact on Ireland and the peace process.

"It included over a dozen members of the Canada Ireland Inter-Parliamentary Group present, including its chair James Maloney MP.

"I gave them an overview of the unique challenges facing the island of Ireland in relation to Brexit.

"There was big support in the room for designated special status for the north and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts.

"The Irish embassy was also represented at the meeting.

"I also had the privilege of meeting with the President of

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