Waterford City & County Dog Shelter has reopened

Waterford City & County Dog Shelter has reopened this morning following emergency building work.

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Moe Dunford to launch ‘Vikings’ Exhibition in Dungarvan

Moe Dunford on the set of Vikings

Vikings star Moe Dunford will launch the ‘Vikings in Focus’ photo exhibition at the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan on Culture Night Friday 21st September 2018 at 7.30pm.

This is an exhibition of spectacular ‘behind the scenes’ photo stills taken on the set of internationally acclaimed television series ‘Vikings’ by official photographers Jonathan Hession and Bernard Walsh, who were the official still photographers on the first two series. Dungarvan’s Moe Dunford appeared in the Vikings series in the role of Aethelwulf.

Moe is currently appearing as Fitzgibbon in BLACK 47 directed by Lance Daly for Fastnet Films which premiered at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival and in the Dublin International Film Festival. He is also filming the male lead (John Paul) opposite Sarah Greene in Roddy Doyle’s new feature film ROSIE directed by Paddy Breathnach for Element Films and due for release in 2019.

The continuation of ‘Vikings’ into a sixth series shows how hugely successful the series is in the USA, Canada, UK as well as Scandinavia and Russia. Last year Executive Producer Morgan O’Sullivan picked up an IFTA for Vikings which won Best Drama series. The series was also nominated across several other categories including Best Supporting Actor for Moe Dunford, Best Director Drama for Ciaran Donnelly, Best Production Design for Mark Geraghty and it also won an IFTA for Best Makeup & Hair, a well deserved feat for the outstanding art department and hair & makeup element of the show that at times sees an extensive array of actors and over 600 extras made up for scenes and battle ensembles.

The Old Market House Arts Centre is pleased to host this exhibition until Saturday November 3rd 2018 which is supported by Wicklow County Council in partnership with World 2000 and the Mermaid Arts Centre. All are welcome to come along on Culture Night from 7.30pm to see the stunning images and to enjoy some music.

Admission is free agus tá fáilte roimh gach éinne.

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Temporary Closure: Waterford City & County Dog Shelter

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will be closed from today Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 until further notice.  This is to facilitate building works at the Dog Shelter.

For inquiries, please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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9/11 Memorial unveiled at Waterford’s Bishop’s Palace Gardens

A poignant memorial, consisting of a steel girder from the rubble of New York’s former World Trade Center, has been erected in Waterford to remember all those who lost their lives on September 11th 2001.

Local glassworker Seán Egan was instrumental in the project which received support from Waterford City & County Council, local businesses and the Emergency Services.   He had earlier worked on a commemorative piece featuring a 9/11 scene, which was donated to the Fire Department of New York City by Seán and Waterford Crystal. 

Upon a further meeting with Brewster, Massachusetts Fire Chief, Robert Moran when Egan was working on a sculpture commemorating the Boston Marathon bombings,  the subject of acquiring a piece of steel from 9/11 for a memorial in Waterford arose.   Seán, who has built up a relationship with the FDNY, commented:  

“We sincerely hope that the memorial is a fitting tribute to the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11 many of whom have Irish connections and it is also in honour of our own first responders who keep us safe”.

The well attended ceremony, which took place on September 16th in glorious weather at Waterford’s Bishop’s Palace, was addressed by Mayor of Waterford City & County, Declan Doocey and retired Chief of the Mount Kisco Fire Department, Ralph Ingenieri, who was accompanied by his wife Rose and other members of the FDNY.  Many members of Waterford’s Emergency Services were also in attendance.   Mayor Doocey added:

”  We sincerely hope that this memorial is a fitting tribute to all those who died on 9/11/2001 including, 343 New York City Fire Department, 37 Port Authority Police Department members and many other first responders.”

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European Mobility Week is kicking off this Sunday

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Interruption to phone services

Waterford City & County Council will not have phone coverage on this Saturday afternoon, 15th September 2018, from 12 noon to approx. 5pm, due to a systems upgrade.

In an emergency, please contact 999 or the Emergency Services.  Our email contact@waterfordcouncil.ie will also be monitored during this time.

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Anti-Dumping Campaign launched at Saleens Beach

An anti-dumping campaign was launched this week at Saleens Beach by Deputy Plenary
Mayor Cllr. John O’Leary. The campaign encourages householders to ask for a waste
collection permit before giving their waste to anyone for disposal. A short animated video
was produced by Waterford City & County Council for use on social media and YouTube.
There was also an accompanying radio campaign.

These highlighted the need to check for a waste collection permit which can be done by
visiting the National Waste Collection Permit Office’s website www.nwcpo.ie or by
contacting the Environment Section of Waterford City and County Council. Funded
through the national anti-dumping initiative, it is hoped to see a decrease in illegal
dumping of waste through this project.

“Anyone engaged in the collection of waste is required to have a waste collection permit”,
commented Niall Kane, Senior Executive Engineer with Waterford City & County Council.
“Unauthorised waste collectors often engage in illegal dumping and you are still
responsible. Before you give waste to anyone, ask to see their waste collection permit.
Any vehicles from authorised waste collectors must have their name and waste collection
permit number on it. Any of their advertisements must also give their name and waste
collection permit number. We each have an obligation only to give our waste to an
authorised collector.”

“Waterford City and County Council recently prosecuted an illegal waste collector for the
illegal collection and disposal of waste” Mr Kane went on to say. “They were ordered to
pay approximately €5500 in court fines and legal costs. Through the ongoing work of our
Environmental Inspectors and the use of CCTV and hidden cameras, we have issued 146
litter fines so far this year. We would encourage anyone in doubt of their waste collector
to check their permit on www.nwcpo.ie or phone us at 0761 102020 to ask if they have a
permit to collect your waste.”

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