Archive for the ‘General Stories’ Category

“Link Greenway to Ancient East”

Michelle Clancy reports A proposal has been made to link the new Déise Greenway with both the city centre and the Ancient East tourism proposition. Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) has suggested funding is sought to open up the city walls and towers and link them to the Ancient East as a starting point of the Greenway. Senior Roads [...]

1916 Proclamation Plaque unveiled in Carrick-on-Suir

Anne Marie Magorrian at the unveiling of the new plaque in Carrick-on-Suir which features the 1916 Proclamation. Anne Marie's Grandaunt Winifred (Winnie) Carney from Belfast was James Connolly's personal Secretary and was present in the GPO during the Easter Rising of 1916.The plaque at Parkside in the new Garden of Remembrance. | Photo: Patrick Lyons
commemorative plaque of the 1916 Proclamation was unveiled at the Garden of Remembrance in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday, April 23rd marking the centenary of the Easter Rising. It was a poignant ceremony carried out with respect and dignity by all who took part and the seven straight oak trees planted in the garden each bore a [...]

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 [...]