Archive for the ‘General Stories’ Category

Cork Airport offers more than 40 routes

Kieran Walsh reports Cork Airport is making a bigger push this year to increase business form Waterford for its summer programme. They will have 41 routes going from Cork to UK , Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Greece, Poland and more. A special promotion was carried out in the Waterford area in the week [...]

Three Sisters bid deadline gets closer

The pressure is onto the Three Sisters’ bid to see off Galway and Limerick in the European City of Culture bid for 2020, with the bid deadline set for June 17th and a decision due in July. County rivalries have been set aside in the south east as part of the big push to overcome what [...]

Concerns over unmanned drones in rural areas

Kieran Foley reports UNMANNED drones are causing concern across County Waterford. The controversial issue was raised at last week’s meeting of the Waterford City & County Joint Policing Committee (JPC) which was held in Dungarvan. Michael J Walsh (Public Participation Network) sought information on the Council’s policy in relation to the use of unmanned drones, particularly in [...]

Jobless self-employed & social welfare benefits

Kieran Walsh reports If you fail in a business you can obtain social welfare, according to Liam Murphy, a Case Officer at the Department of Social Protection, who was speaking at a special seminar held recently at the Tower Hotel. However, you must be means tested in response to an audience question. A declaration by an accountant [...]

A Tramore man’s Rising Tale…

Historian extraordinaire Julian Walton.
Julian Walton reports As Waterford (along with much of the country) did not figure greatly in the Easter Rising, it seems appropriate to recount an incident involving a young man from Tramore who arrived in Dublin on Monday 24 April 1916, which was the date on which Easter Monday fell 100 years ago. It’s taken from [...]

New €12,000 WIT scholarship launched

Students from Waterford at WIT’s CAO Information Evening on Tuesday, April 5th were the first to hear in detail about a brand new WIT President’s Scholarship Programme. For September 2016, WIT is offering an exciting new scholarship scheme which encourages and rewards young people who show a capacity to shape a better society. The new programme will [...]

Start Your Own Business programme

Waterford Area Partnership will be delivering a free ‘Start Your Own Business Introductory Programme’ open to anyone unemployed or working part-time in the Treo premises in Lacken Wood every Wednesday afternoon, commencing on Wednesday, 20th April. At the end of the programme, participants will have a better understanding of what supports are available to turn a [...]

Free business workshop at Lyrath Hotel

Pictured are TSSG CEO Barry Downes and South East BIC’s CEO Michael Maddock.
TSSG and South East BIC have collaborated once again, this time for a free and unmissable half day workshop from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Tuesday, April 19 at Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate Hotel. he ‘Driving Business Forward’ workshop is hosted by the TSSG which is based at Waterford Institute of Technology, and South East BIC and targets [...]

Halligan stands firm in government talks

Deputy John Halligan, who has engaged in over 100 hours of government formation talks.   									| Photo: Noel Browne
Michelle Clancy reports espite engaging in over 100 hours of government formation talks since the General Election, Independent TD Deputy John Halligan says there ‘isn’t a hope’ that he will support either a Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael-led minority government without first securing a second cath lab and 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford. Deputy Halligan, [...]

From the Courts

‘Chaotic lifestyle’ of youth who robbed Barack Street off-licence A 18-year-old youth robbed an off licence store at knife point and got away with the contents of the cash till and a safe, the Circuit Criminal Court heard in Waterford last week. John Byrne of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery of €3,100 in cash from [...]