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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The Local Enterprise Office presents the Student Enterprise EXPO at the W.I.T. Arena in Carriganore.

The breadth of talent is amazing at the 3rd Waterford Student Enterprise Expo on the morning of Thursday January 25th with over one hundred businesses showing their enterprise ideas, products and services.

Nearly 1,000 students started the Local Enterprise Office’s Student Enterprise Awards in September of last year and now these students from fifteen secondary schools in Waterford will showcase their business ideas to the public from the W.I.T. Arena in Carriganore.

All are welcome to attend, and to meet the students and see the new innovations and business ideas. WLR fm’s Eamon Keane will be broadcasting Deise Today live from the event between 10am and 12 noon.

100 businesses created by transition year students from Ring, Lismore, Dungarvan, Tramore and Waterford City will be represented at this bigger

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The Commission on the Future of Policing will host an open evening for people in Waterford this week, and have invited members of the public, local community groups and interested stakeholders in the city and county with views on the future of policing to attend. The open evening will take place in City Hall, the Mall, Waterford, on Thursday the 25th of January between 6pm and 8pm. The open evening is an opportunity for members of the public to drop in and meet with Commission members in an informal setting to discuss the future of policing.

The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was established by Government in May 2017 to develop a blueprint for policing in Ireland into the future. The Commission is tasked with undertaking an independent, comprehensive examination of all aspects of policing in Ireland, including

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Dumping of household waste is now at emidemic level at Scotch Quay according to Cllr Joe Kelly.

Cllr Kelly said ‘as you can see from the photographs the level of dumping at Scotch Quay is out of control. The law abiding residents who live I there are sick of their area being used as a dumping ground. Having spoken to some of them the level frustration felt is obvious and there are a lot of young children who play in the area”.

The area around Scotch Quay is on of the nicest looking in the inner city with building tastefully restored to a very high standard. With the river at full tide and the sun shining it is absolutely beautiful.

Cllr Kelly continued “what kind of impression does this type of dumping give to our tourists who are always walking the area. The

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Estimated 7,700[1] mortgage-holders in Waterford could make the switch

Experts at MyMortgages.ie, one of Ireland’s leading mortgage brokers, have reported a flurry of activity in the mortgage switcher market since the beginning of the year. The brokers forecast the switcher market alone will experience double digit growth in the first 6 months of the year, as an increasing number of mortgage holders learn of the money saving option.

Figures from MyMortgages.ie have revealed that on “average” mortgages throughout the country anywhere between €40,000 and €100,000 could be saved by moving to another lender.

Joey Sheahan, Head of Credit at MyMortgages.ie believes a number of factors that have led to the influx in enquires they have experienced in the last 2 weeks,

“We have experienced a 3-fold increase in the volume of enquiries received since January 2nd from mortgage holders all over the country wondering

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The Helvick Lifeboat Fundraising Branch AGM is scheduled for 8pm this Friday January 26th in Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club (DHSC) on Davitt’s Quay.

“The general public are most welcome to attend” said Hon Fundraising Chairman Kevin O’Morchoe.

The RNLI Dungarvan & Helvick Fundraising Branch work hard to supplement the latest training and safety equipment required by the brave men and women in the Helvick Lifeboat Crew who are always ready to volunteer to save life at sea in all types of weather 24-7-365.

For further information please contact Anne 087 970 4830; Nicky 087 763 0062; Dolores 087 174 0141; or any of the fundraising committee who will be delighted to hear from you.

Pictured at the 2017 AGM of the Fundraising Branch of the Helvick Lifeboat in Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club are back row: John Quealy; Terence Morrissey; Nicky Hannigan; Kevin O’Morchoe; Liam

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

An updated City Health Check for 1st July to 31st December, 2017 detailed some very positive changes to the City, since the City Centre Management Group was formed in early 2013. The report was presented by Mr. Billy Duggan, Waterford Council Economic Dept.

Cllr. Eddie Mulligan commented that he could remember not so long back, when there was very little footfall in the Michael Street area of the City and property vacancy was almost 50% in this particular street. Michael Street and John Street needed such a cleanup that following their lobbying to the CCMG. Waterford Council painted the buildings in Michael Street and John Street to start the renaissance of this area. A City "Health Check” in July 2014 showed a vacancy rate of 18% for

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber celebrate 10 years with CEO Jenny at the helm CEO of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber Jenny Beresford took up her position in a very damp and very temporary office in 2007. That didn't hold her back however as she saw nothing but potential. In the ten years at the helm of Dungarvan Chamber Jenny set out a strategic vision to build and grow the business community in one of Ireland's most popular traditional market towns.

In 2007, the position of CEO at Dungarvan Chamber was a brand new initiative, Jenny took up the role with a vision for growth not only for the Chamber as an entity but also the town of Dungarvan as a business

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

FREE Computer classes at Access I.T.

Access I.T. is offering FREE Digital Skills for Citizens courses, consisting of 5 free lessons.

This course demonstrates how to use search engines and websites, Skype, Government Services, how to conduct everyday online transaction, and use of online Applications. (Apps)

This FREE course is suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn how to use the internet and also caters for those who have some experience and wish to brush up on their skills. Please call for ongoing dates.

See our Website for a full list of all our courses at http://www.accessit.ie or call us on 051-374849 for more detail.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

On Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7.30pm Sharp in the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St,

Waterford. Club A.G.M. All members are requested to attend, to raise any issue, ask any question or make any suggestion of importance-this is your club. Followed with a talk by Paddy Tobin I.G.P.S. on "Mount Congreve - An Irish Treasure.” Paddy will present an illustrated talk on a year in the garden, featuring outstanding plants of each season.

Non Members welcome €5 pp Refreshments & Raffle to follow,. Contact Noreen 086-4083419

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Irish Water is to begin winding down the domestic refunds process as 95% of cheques have been issued to customers since late November. Over the coming weeks Irish Water will make a final appeal to customers who have yet to receive their domestic water charges refunds to update their details either via the online portal at https://www.water.ie/for-home/refunds/ or by calling 1850 448 448.

According to Head of Customer Operations for Irish Water Eamon Gallen, the response of customers to appeals to update their details has been considerable.

"As the refunds process comes to an end, Irish Water are pleased that over 95% of refund cheques have been issued with the assistance of our customers. Our refunds page on the Irish Water website had almost half a million hits, our call centre dealt with over 90,000 calls and over 90% of

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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