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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('cloakf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70 = 'online' + '@'; addyf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70 = addyf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70 + 'tcrfm' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_textf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70 = 'online' + '@' + 'tcrfm' + '.' + 'ie';document.getElementById('cloakf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70').innerHTML += ''+addy_textf561f9be58e522cfef80ae61f642af70+''; 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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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Multi award winning author Colm Tóibín, humanitarian and author Terry Waite CBE, journalist and author Des Ekin, writer and documentary maker Tom Feiling and adventurer and author Andre P. Sykes are some of the world-renowned writers who are about to set their compass for Lismore in County Waterford this June 15th to 18th for the fifteenth annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. The theme of the 2017 festival is ‘Emigration, Exile and Slavery’.

Speaking at the launch of the 2017 festival programme Mayor of Waterford Councillor Adam Wyse, said, “It is an honour to launch the 15th annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing programme, the theme of the 2017 festival ‘Emigration, Exile and Slavery’ sadly reflect issues which are as relevant today as they were during the era of Colm Tóibín’s ‘Brooklyn’ and Des Ekin’s ‘The Stolen Village’ of the 1600’s.

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Date, tbc: A new service, Dash (Driving All Students Home) is launching in Waterford this Monday the 13th of March and allows students to get taxis even when they have no cash, bank card or phone while ensuring the drivers get paid.

Dash was invented by NUI Galway students who tested it with taxi drivers in their city before officially launching in Galway and have already taken it to Carlow, Cork and now Waterford. The team of students will be rolling it out in Dundalk, Maynooth and all other college towns before making the platform available in Dublin.

Waterford IT Student’s Union are the latest to join the initiative along with Rapid Cabs who are also supporting the nationwide campaign by registering their drivers on the platform. Dash aims to create an invisible safety network for students all over the country regardless

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Company receives award for the ninth time!

Sam McCauley Chemists has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance ninth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 3 March 2017.

The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the ninth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 127 Best Managed Companies now employs over 60,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €11bn. Recognising the

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