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Thanks from the friends of UHW

The Friends of University Hospital Waterford (FUHW) would like to thank the people of Waterford and surrounding areas who so generously supported our fundraising over the past year. The FUHW’s funds are used to purchase items that enhance the comfort of patients at the hospital, thus supplementing the care given by UHW’s staff. During 2015, the FUHW [...]

GRIFFIN SEEKS CCTV TO CURB FLY-TIPPING

Concerned: City & County Councillor Jim Griffin.
FURTHER calls have been made for increased CCTV in order to deal with the growing problem of fly-tipping across Waterford city and county. Speaking at the January plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Jim Griffin (SF) said the issue of fly-tipping was worsening. He added that the activity was not being carried out by [...]

Extra jetpatcher en route to Waterford

Cllr John O’Leary.
WATERFORD City & County Council will shortly have two jetpatcher machines in operation. Jetpatcher machines have proven to be an effective way of remedying the scourge of potholes. Speaking at the January plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Jim Griffin (SF) sought information on the current programme of works for the local authority’s jetpatcher. Cllr [...]

Waterford City & County Council Briefs

North Quays demolition to proceed DEMOLITION work is expected to commence on the North Quays by the end of this month. At the January plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Cha O’Neill (Ind) sought an update on the proposed works. Director of Economic Development Lar Power confirmed that the planned demolition would commence this month Cllr [...]

Tramore Library ‘a victim of its own success’

Tramore Library on Market Street.
TRAMORE Library is ‘a victim of its own success’, according to a local councillor. Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) has said the town is in need of a new library as soon as possible. Speaking at the January plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Conway explained that Tramore Library was more than 30 years old. “It [...]

Waterford’s Tech Protege

De La Salle student Jordan Casey addressing the WIRED NextGen event held in London last October.
Jordan Casey’s extraordinary feats have already taken him worldwide Robbie Byrne reports If ever there was someone who’d make us ‘oldies’ feeling that you wasted your teenage years, then De La Salle Transition Year student Jordan Casey certainly fits that bill. Self taught programmer, TED talker and Europe’s youngest Apple application developer, the 16-year-old recently earned a spot [...]

Cardiac campaigners to increase political pressure

Kieran Foley reports CAMPAIGNERS calling for the provision of 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) are to step-up their activities ahead of the general election. Newly designed leaflets are due to be launched this week which highlight the need for the 24/7 service in Waterford and the South-East. Campaigners plan to target key locations within the [...]

Up to 1,000 gambling addicts in Waterford

New Waterford service set to tackle growing problem Robbie Byrne reports A Waterford-based gambling service has been established in light of a recent study by University College Dublin, which suggests that there are up to 1,000 gambling addicts in Waterford City and County, which directly affect the lives of up to 6000 people. Barry Grant, a former U-Casadh [...]

New Bridge Mooted Near Maypark Lane

Waterford City & County Council is currently investigating the feasibility of constructing a second bridge is in the vicinity of Maypark Lane, to alleviate traffic pressure on the Dunmore Road and Quay. At the January meeting of the Metropolitan District, Planning Unit Director Lar Power confirmed that the Council was in the early stages of examining [...]

‘A GAME CHANGER’

Minister of State Paudie Coffey announcing the SDZ status for the North Quays on Friday last. Also pictured are Lar Power and Michael Walsh (Waterford City & County Council) and City and County Mayor John Cummins. 		| Photo: Mick Wall
North Quay approved for ‘SDZ’ status Dermot Keyes reports The designation of Waterford’s North Quays as a Special Development Zone (SDZ) has been described as a ‘game changer’ and ‘one of the biggest days in the history of our great city’. The eight-hectare (20-acre) site is the first such site in the south east to receive this designation, [...]