8 January 2017 city press

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Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan launched at Comeraghs Wild Festival

19 July 2017 16:37:02 Frontpage

Waterford is already a creative county and a new blueprint for the future of the sector in the region focuses not just on the arts but on craft, on biodiversity, on research and technology as well as built and natural heritage and will bring communities together to showcase what is best and what is unique about Waterford. Launching Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan at Feile at the Falls, an evening featuring music from David Power and Triona Marshall, broadcaster and author, Olivia O’Leary, who read poetry on the night, described the national initiative as “truly inspirational” and looked forward to its implementation at local level. “There is no greater feeling than when you create something totally new and unique. That needs to be encouraged and nurtured. Waterford Design has been key in supporting companies. This is a county that also has a great tradition of literature, the much missed poet, Sean Dunne; Cappoquin poet, Tom McCarthy, and the cradle of creativity that is Molly Keane’s House.” The future-looking plan for Waterford includes initiatives such as a bee pollination programme; the history of glassmaking in Waterford; a library’s Readers in Residence Programme and the place names of the Deise Project which brings children and older people together to identify often forgotten names of fields and roads and hills in their own areas, Ms O’Leary added. Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. Pat Nugent, welcomed the large gathering to the launch which came just before the opening night concert at Mahon Falls for the Comeraghs Wild Festival 2017. He thanked the Culture Team in Waterford. Waterford’s Creative Ireland programme can be downloaded from http://www.ireland.ie or to obtain a copy please contact the Waterford Libraries at 0761 102715. “They have been working so hard and will continue to work to ensure that our plans and our vision for the next clearly represents the creativity of our communities.” He thanked the Comeraghs Wild Committee and commended their work to ensure that the weekend-long programme included something for everyone. Michael O’Reilly from the National Creative Ireland team spoke about the huge energy that was being unleashed across every county through supporting communities to be creative and to experience the creativity in their own counties, towns and villages. “This is the legacy programme from 2016 and the thousands of arts and cultural events that took place. It was a joyful and unifying year and Waterford’s role in that was fantastic. That is the spirit that lay behind the Creative Ireland idea. This concert tonight typifies this – shows how people unite to create something special.” Comeraghs Wild Committee Chairperson, Mary Flynn, commended all involved in the Festival for all of their hard work and looked forward to a brilliant few days of showcasing the Comeragh Mountains and the surrounding hinterland to all who would support the Festival.

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Calling All Waterford Businesses - Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 Is Back!

17 March 2017 07:21:01 Frontpage

Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 were officially launched at an event in the Enterprise Ireland Headquarters in Dublin. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 13 categories including digital, food and drink, retail and fintech, health & healthcare and technology. Open to companies and organisations across all sectors, awareness for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards continues to grow annually, with almost 680 entries received in 2016. With categories such as the ‘Food & Drink Entrepreneurial Startup’, claimed in 2016 by Waterford-based manufacturer Pip & Pear Babyfood, now sold in multiples throughout the country and Cyc-Lok who were the winner of the Sustainable Startup category went on to secure a contract with Dublin City Council after their win. The category winners of the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards will go on to represent Ireland in the prestigious European Startup Awards which will take place later this year. Waterford companies can enter the awards on their own behalf or can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Entries are judged in their respective region, which includes Dublin, the rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster. Regional finalists are then shortlisted for the national final which takes place in Dublin in May. The competition is open to Bank of Ireland customers and non - Bank of Ireland customers. Speaking at the awards launch, Michelle Goodwin, Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Development Programme Manager said “As Ireland’s leading Bank for business, we have a range of supports and initiatives including our dedicated Business Start Up Package which offers start-ups a competitive suite of business supports including free professional services to help successfully start their business. Both financial and non-financial assistance is important when setting up a new business and at Bank of Ireland we offer a broad range of supports. Our Workbench facilities in Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork offers new and developing businesses co working and meeting space free of charge, and allow like-minded people to connect and create new opportunities. I look forward to reviewing the entries which will showcase the success, hard work and dedication of Ireland’s entrepreneurs.” Stephen Dillion, Founder of Startups.ie said "Starting a new business takes a huge amount of courage and hard work. The first few years can be really challenging and the Startup Awards are here to support entrepreneurs who are investing so much of themselves to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the broader economy. “Each year we receive feedback from entrants that the awards were instrumental in supporting their business by providing additional credibility, boosting morale and by opening new doors with the exposure received. With the Startup Awards we are proud to play our part in supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland." Tom Early, HPSU Start Manager, Enterprise Ireland said: “Last year, Enterprise Ireland invested €32 million in Irish start-ups and we are delighted to be part of these awards which showcase up and coming early-stage companies. Supporting more start-ups and using innovation as a driver of competitive advantage to build scale and expand reach in overseas markets is a key part of Enterprise Ireland’s strategy for 2017-2020.” To enter or nominate someone for a Startup Award visit: http://www.startupawards.ie . Entry into the awards is free and is open to sole traders, partnerships and companies that have been set up in Ireland that are in business for three years or less at the closing date, with up to 30 employees. The awards judging committee will comprise representatives from Bank of Ireland, Startups.ie and leading Irish entrepreneurs. The closing date for entries into the awards is Monday 27th March 2017, the regional finals will take place during April with the national gala final taking place in Dublin on Thursday, 18th May, 2017. Further information on the awards will also be available via the Bank of Ireland Twitter account @BOIbusiness and a dedicated hashtag has been created for the event #boistartupawards.

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Stop smoking for good in 2017

23 January 2017 09:38:18 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

As we progress through January, many people who quit smoking as a New Year’s Resolution may be finding it tough to stay off tobacco, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to make use of the support that is available to help make their decision permanent. Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control

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10 top tips to quit smoking in 2017

22 December 2016 14:58:32 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

While many of us will be focusing on having a great time over the Christmas period, minds will soon be turning to New Year’s resolutions, and once again quitting smoking will be at the top of many people’s ‘to-do’ list come the 1st January 2017. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging smokers to use

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Property prices record 8 percent rise in year to January

01 March 2016 12:55:39 Dublin News latest RSS headlines - Dublin News.com

DUBLIN, Ireland - Latest figures released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed that property prices in the country were up by 7 percent in 12 months. Figures show that although prices ...

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Kennedy continues to press for justice for Kingsmills families

17 December 2015 17:12:20 Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Newry & Armagh MLA, Danny Kennedy, has highlighted what he described as ‘the unacceptable wait’ which the families of the victims of the Kingsmills Massacre have had to endure for the re-opening of the coroner’s inquest into the murder of 10 Protestant workmen by the IRA in January 1976. Kennedy said,

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Two German children aged 6 and 8 try to run away to Ireland

29 April 2015 02:26:54 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish Sun.com

The children are from Ansbach in Frankonia, northern Bavaria and news of their plan has made it into the regional and national press, causing amusement but also understanding from Germans - drawn for ...

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Nearly 1 of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January

23 April 2015 21:19:20 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish Sun.com

Image: Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon MORE THAN 2,730 electors have been removed from the Dublin City electoral register since January. Figures obtained by Fine Gael ...

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The 8 at 8 Wednesday

22 April 2015 12:49:07 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish Sun.com

Content copyright © Journal Media Ltd. 2015 Registered in Dublin, registration number: 483623. Registered office: 3rd floor, Latin Hall, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. ...

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The 8 at 8 Tuesday

21 April 2015 12:09:36 Ireland News latest RSS headlines - Irish Sun.com

Content copyright © Journal Media Ltd. 2015 Registered in Dublin, registration number: 483623. Registered office: 3rd floor, Latin Hall, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. ...

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