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no responses. November 27, 2015 News Team

Free WiFi for Waterford City Centre


Free WiFi for Waterford City Centre

Waterford City and County Council are delighted to announce the extension of free WiFi for Waterford City Centre thanks to the Waterford City Centre Management Group. […]

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Plane Sailing?

no responses. November 27, 2015 Brian Kennedy

Plane Sailing? The Unfortunate Five


Plane Sailing? The Unfortunate Five

Croce self produced his first album ‘Facets’ in 1966 with $500 that was a wedding gift from his parents. The Louisiana native came into his own in the early seventies. ‘Time in a Bottle’ topped the Billboard charts, a feat he equalled with the Worldwide smash ‘Bad Bad Leroy Brown’. It automatically thrust Croce into the limelight, something the singer was ill-prepared for. However his blend of Folk Rock was perfect tonic for the excess swinging sixties and Croce found himself a champion of the folk scene.

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medical cards

no responses. November 24, 2015 News Team

Waterford Td’s Make 788 representations regarding medical Cards


Waterford Td’s Make 788 representations regarding medical Cards

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation to medical cards since 2011.

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Christmas Bonus

no responses. November 24, 2015 News Team

Social Welfare Christmas bonus to be issued in first week of December


Social Welfare Christmas bonus to be issued in first week of December

THE CHRISTMAS BONUS,which was partially restored last year, has been increased by 50% for people on weekly long-term social welfare payments, and is due to be paid to recipients from next week .

As announced in the Budget in October, the payments for pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents and people who are long-term unemployed will rise by 75% this year. Abolished in 2009 by the previous government, the Christmas bonus was partially restored by the Tánaiste last year and is being increased this year.

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Could Ireland be a target for terrorists

no responses. November 18, 2015 News Team

Could Ireland be a target for terrorists


Could Ireland be a target for terrorists

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has stated that although she admits that “terrorism has no boundaries” from the kind of attacks that took place in Paris on Friday, however, she also says there is no intelligence to suggest Ireland is any sort of specific target at present, a view echoed by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney who confirmed that Ireland’s national security committee met on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attack to assess the threat to Ireland, concluding the risk had not changed and remained low.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan, admitted that a “small number” of people within Ireland are being actively monitored for potential links to extremist and terrorist activity.

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copper coast

no responses. November 18, 2015 News Team

Copper Coast Geopark designated, UNESCO Global Geopark Status


Copper Coast Geopark designated, UNESCO Global Geopark Status

Exciting things are happening, the Copper Coast Geopark has become a UNESCO Global Geopark, and now has the same status as a World Heritage Site.

In 1972 UNESCO signed the World Heritage Convention which paved the way for the establishment of a List of World Heritage Sites. A vote at the General Conference in Paris this week created a new site designation, the UNESCO Global Geopark. This new Listing was established to recognize the importance of geological heritage across the world.

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Waterford Local Government Review

no responses. November 18, 2015 News Team

Submissions On Waterford Kilkenny Border welcomed


Submissions On Waterford Kilkenny Border welcomed

A formal Public Notice was published on 17th November 2015, inviting submissions with regard to the review. Submissions are to be received by 15th January 2016.

Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Mr. Alan Kelly TD, has announced the establishment of statutory committees to review local government boundaries in Athlone, Carlow, Drogheda and Waterford. “The main rationale for boundary alteration is to bring the administrative jurisdictions into line with the current settlement and development position and the reviews I have announced are clearly warranted given the significant overspill of population in each of these cases into another county”, the Minister said.

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All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies aged 40

no responses. November 18, 2015 News Team

All black rugby star Jonah Lomu has passed away at the age of 40.


All black rugby star Jonah Lomu has passed away at the age of 40.

Rugby’s first superstar was desperate for a second kidney transplant, but to the shock of the sporting world, lost his battle at the age of 40

Rugby’s gentle giant catapulted to world fame after the 1995 World Cup, and It seemed then that nothing could ever stop him, not even the rare kidney disorder known as nephrotic syndrome

A kidney transplant in 2004 fixed him for seven and a half years but his body rejected it in 2011 He had been undergoing dialysis ever since

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Germany-Match-Cancelled

no responses. November 17, 2015 News Team

Germany/Netherlands Match Cancelled Over ‘Concrete Threat’


Germany/Netherlands Match Cancelled Over ‘Concrete Threat’

Germany’s match against the Netherlands has been called off after information a bomb attack was planned, according to police in Hanover. The city’s police chief Volker […]

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Leonid meteor shower

no responses. November 17, 2015 News Team

LOOK UP! 2015 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Over Ireland…


LOOK UP! 2015 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Over Ireland…

The Leonid Meteor shower is set to light up Irish skies from tonight and for the next three nights, provided “Barney” and the weather co-operates.

The Leonids come from comet “55P/Tempel-Tuttle,” which orbits the sun every 33 years. At 44 miles per second, the Leonids are some of the fastest around and peak at about 15 per hour. In 1966, conditions were just right for viewers to see “thousands of meteors per minute” during the Leonids, according to NASA.

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