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Wednesday, 14th December 2016

If there is one thing, but hopefully there should be many, that the

recession taught us all is that keeping things local is of prime

importance. Now that we are heading into the biggest shopping period

of the year there are more reasons to ensure that we keep as much of

our money local as is possible. It has been proven again and again

that money spent locally brings far more benefits to the local economy

than money spent elsewhere. The thinking is quite clear, shop local,

spend local and the benefits to your local economy are huge. Of

course with the inroads that the digital economy has made over the

last number of years will mean that a lot of money will be taken out

of the economy not just locally but nationally as well. Even still it

seems that despite lure of the internet Irish people prefer shop in

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Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Waterford SPCA urges you all not to add getting a new pet to your Xmas shopping list.

New puppies and kittens are not suitable presents and Christmas is the right wrong time to introduce them to the family.

If considering getting a pet late spring or early summer are by far the best time. The days are long, the weather better and the children home on holidays. Getting a pet at Christmas is the most difficult and unsuitable time to house train or exercise a pet. It can also be frightening for a little one with all the noise and excitement around the house at Christmas.

So please reconsider if you were planning to get a pet for Christmas.

We hope to do a spread for our Charity shop at the end of January so will be in touch.

A very happy and safe Christmas

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Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Farmers losing patience with hunts trespassing on their lands

Dear Editor,

The bloodsports enthusiasts are busy since early November, with hunters riding roughshod over farmers' lands with their dogs in pursuit of unfortunate foxes. Many farmers are increasingly losing patience with the arrogance of foxhunt clubs who routinely trespass on their lands in defiance of their wishes, their bloodlust taking precedence over their respect for other people's land and property.

We have two state laws, namely the Control of Dogs Act and the 1976 Wildlife Act. The Control of Dogs Act, provision 9, states that the owner of a dog shall not permit that dog to be in any place other than the premises of the owner or a person in charge of the dog, and that if a dog worries livestock, the owner shall be guilty of an offence. Meanwhile, the 1976

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Just say No

This weekend the 180 strong membership of the ASTI central executive committee voted that their organisation vote to reject the most recent round of neogiations in their ongoing battle with the Government over pay, conditions and junior cycle reform. The actual vote for the membership won't be held until January but if the wider membership does accept the 'no' vote from its leadership then it seems certain that there will be further disruption for secondary schools next year.

Given the lead that the threatened Garda strike has set in terms of industrial relations it would seem more than likely that the ASTI would go ahead with any strike plans and pin the Government to it's collar over what they view to be very reasonable pay and conditions that they have been trying to resolve for some while now. First

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Now that the Christmas period is well and truly upon us it is great to see just how wonderful the city and county is looking as it gears up for that one day in the year when everything is put aside to celebrate what is most important to all of us here in Ireland.

Waterford City is looking particularly good and even though some events have had to be scaled back there is still a huge amount going on around the city centre to amuse and entertain people no matter what their age.

Christmas is however most of all a time for children and it is great to see that they are more than well catered for in everything that is going on. Very soon you will see groups of children with their teachers making their way to the special Santa post

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

One million newborns die on their first day of life each year

Dear Editor,

Worldwide, a newborn baby dies every 34 seconds due to illness or birth complications – that’s one million babies every year. The vast majority of these deaths happen in the developing world and almost all of them are preventable. VSO Ireland (Voluntary Service Overseas Ireland) provides vital medical resources and experienced Irish health volunteers to 24 countries, where healthcare and others skills are urgently needed. A donation from you this Christmas can help VSO reach more mothers and babies in need.

Dr Aisling Walsh, a paediatrician from Limerick, recently worked with VSO Ireland to save babies’ lives in Gulu, Uganda. In Uganda, a lack of trained medical staff and basic equipment means that mothers and babies are dying needlessly. Newborn deaths are so common that mothers do not even

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

The latest results on Ireland participation in Horizon 2020, the EU’s €75 billion programme for Research and Innovation, reveal that Ireland has won €336.7 million in competitive funding from the programme up to the end of September.

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has said that Ireland is punching well above its weight when it comes to drawing down research and innovation funding from Europe. Speaking as figures show that Ireland has won €336.7 million in competitive funding from the Horizon 20/20 programme up to the end of September, Clune described it as a fantastic year for Irish research and innovation projects.

“I want to extend warm congratulations to all those public bodies, universities and companies that were successful in drawing down EU funds under Horizon 20/20. Higher Education Institutes accounted for €198 million or 59% of the total. Companies won €104 million

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Viva Fidel!

With the death of Fidel Castro at the age of 90 one of the defining personalities of the last century has left the world stage. Since he and the Cuban Communist Party, of which he was leader, took power in 1959, the small Caribbean country which he was the ruler of, was a beacon of left wing politics in Latin America and the avowed enemy of the most powerful nation on earth just a few miles to the north.

To say that the United States hated Castro would be putting it mildly. Not only did it try to kill him in numerous

assassination attempts but through it's boycott of the country and strong military attempts to try and overthrow him, not a day went by without the United States trying to destroy the Cuban Communist State. The tensest the situation ever

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

With news that some new houses have increased in price by as much as 43,000 Euro it looks as if the Irish love affair with owning your own house is just becoming too dear for quite a lot of people. It still remains a dream for many but with prices increasing so much and wages lagging behind for many people it looks as if it will remain just that, a dream.

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

My thoughts on Suicide

Dear Editor,

Suicide is in the news again, with distressing and unfathomable reports of so many more people lost tragically to their families, friends and loved ones. It's often described as a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and so it is, because there is no challenge in life, no matter how seemingly insurmountable, that can't be overcome with the help and support of a friend or one of the brilliant agencies that will go to any lengths to keep hope alive.

There are many reasons why we should avoid this horrific option, among them the unbearable loss to those we care about, but I'd like to share another reason for not taking our leave of this world prematurely.

I happened to take an interest a few years ago in NDEs (near death experiences), situations where people are revived after

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