Archive for the ‘General Stories’ Category

The State We’re In: The World in 2017

A series of high-powered speakers addressed global affairs at the Kilkenomics Festival back in November, reflecting on global politics, the North Korean situation, the winning – and losing – of elections, and, of course, Donald Trump. The prospect of President Trump blowing up the world are not that strong and we can rest somewhat easily, said [...]

WIT Strategic Plan set for January launch

Dr Richard Hayes, (Vice President for Strategy at WIT.		| Photo: George Goulding
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) hopes to launch its Strategic Plan in January, The Munster Express has learned. In an email issued to staff on Wednesday last, WIT’s Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Transformation Richard Hayes emphasised to colleagues that what has been proposed is “subject to change”. The Plan will be subsequently validated for [...]

Wear Red to Work day

SE2 staff who took part in the Wear Red To Work Day.
Waterford City Workers Wear red in Aid of St. Vincent de Paul Photos by Noel Browne

All over for John Deasy?

TD John Deasy: are we nearing the end of his Dáil career?
Snap Election may bring Political Dynasty to Close As we went to press, three of Waterford’s sitting TDs had confirmed their intent to seek re-election in the event of a General Election being called in the next 24 hours. While Mary Butler (FF), David Cullinane (SF) and John Halligan (IA) have signalled their intention to seek re-election, [...]

College of Further Education hopeful of College Street move

Members of the WCFE Student Council pictured at the launch of the Waterford College of Further Education Strategic Plan. From left: Kevin Burke, Aoife Flynn and Elizabeth Lahart. Back row: Richie Nugent; Jim Fannan; Martina Brennan (Chair) and Emil Kosinski (Vice-Chair).
Waterford College of Further Education (WCFE) is hopeful that it will secure a long-mooted move to the College Street campus currently occupied by WIT’s School of Humanities. Speaking at the launch of its ambitious Three Year Strategic Plan at the Tower Hotel on Friday last, College Principal Gerard Morgan said the move to College Street would [...]

She who must not be named-Observations on Menopause

ROOTED An Occasional Column by Grace O’ Sullivan I was standing before an academic panel in WIT, preparing for the last practice run at the presentation of my final dissertation on food applications using seaweed. I had been studying and working for many years in preparation for this. I am committed to lifelong learning, but this one [...]

Thousands Flock to Tech Showcase

Paudie Brennan of Brennan's Square Sausages, a Transition Year company from Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, pictured with Carmel Murphy (Head Chef at WIT
Kieran Walsh Reports The large crowds at the first Crystal Valley Tech Showcase at the WIT Arena on Thursday last saw many interesting presentations from local and international firms who have invested in the Technology/ICT sector. There were over 60 companies represented at the event where interested students posed queries about the type of jobs they [...]

Waterford and Rosslare ports can “counterbalance” Dublin

Dermot Keyes Reports Management at the Port of Waterford and Rosslare Europort believe both ports can become ‘valuable counterpoints’ to reduce congestion in the Dublin area while also supporting a ‘robust and pragmatic’ response to Brexit. The ports have made a joint submission to the South East Chambers of Commerce’s final submission to the National Planning [...]

Red light on hoped-for Greenway Govt monies

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD City & County Council’s CEO has reaffirmed that expected Government funding of around €5 million for the Waterford Greenway will not materialise. He was speaking at last week’s November plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council when questions were asked about the funding shortfall for the amenity which had been reported in [...]

Council CEO declares “Let’s work together”

Eileen and Cllr Pat Nugent, Mayor of Waterford City & County, pictured at last Friday's Chamber Dinner at the Tower Hotel.
Working together and building a brighter future for Waterford and the South East was the key message delivered at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner in the Tower Hotel on Friday night last. The annual black tie event played host to over 250 business people from across the city and county. Keynote speaker, City & County Council Chief [...]