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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Press Review, May 28th

Energy issues are high on the agenda in the local newspapers this week.

Energy saving features of Regional Sports centre to cut CO2 emissions (Munster Express, B8), a whole range of design and renewable energy features for the future.

Green Home project launched by Environment Minister (B6), a partnership between An Taisce and The EPA to promote green living in homes along the lines of Green schools.

Powerplans ambitious goal...€6 million investment to create Ireland's newest renewable energy supplier. (B1)

On the schools level, there is plenty of coverage of schools such as portlaw N.S. and Holy Cross, Tramore receiving their Green Flag.

Motorists chase the cheap fuel (News and Star, p4)...a portent of things to come?

Parking disc grumbles forces change (p9)....more pay and display parking areas using solar powered machines for ticketing.

Heritage Tourism should be developed at Woodstown (p15) .....not the beach, the Viking site.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Press Review May 16th

Waterford gearing up for active tourists (Waterford News and Star p16): Failte Ireland outlined their Tourism Infrastructure Development plans. Included are the Comeragh mountains Heritage trail, an upgrade of the Dunmore East cliff walk and a looped walk of the Tramore sand dunes. Whats involved...signage, information boards and improved access for all.
On the theme of cleaning up...Historic clean-up for the river (p24): a request by Cllr. Mary Roche for work to be done on the St Johns River.
Councillors Green Light for North Quays Project (p25)..the plans will go on public display for 4 weeks, so go and have a look, have your say in the consultation process.
Beaches under EU spotlight (p12): Tramore, Councillors in Dunmore and Clonea passed the first part of the Blue Flag when they achieved acceptable Bathing water quality figures during the 2007 Bathing season. Ardmore, Bonmahon and the main strand at Dunmore failed.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Press review May 1st

Marie features again in the article on p9 of the Waterford News and Star: Forum puts Waterford on ecology Greenmap.
The Phoenix (p15) in their editorial writes about Delays to the planning process and recent developments at Bilberry and Barronstrand street. More about the Bilberry development can be found on p11 of the Munster Express: Bilberry rocket set to take off!