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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Stephen Ewashkiw Adventure Yoga returns to Waterford

I"m Stephen Ewashkiw. I travel the world teaching yoga, which is something that, if I stop and think about it, is crazy and amazing. I"m living my life as an adventure and I want to give you the tools to do that, too — whatever kind of adventure you want to live.

The Adventure Yoga Immersion is your chance to dive deeper and explore the depths of your yoga practice and yourself.

We"ll look closely at the forms of yoga poses, learn the relevant anatomy, explore the history and mythology of yoga, and learn about various yoga philosophies. Most importantly, you"ll learn what all of this has to do with your modern life.

The yoga immersion is a chance to explore your practice, your desires, and your goals — and to uncover the strength to make them

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

While Christmas can be an insular time of year where people only think of their own family and friends it has to be said that for many others it is a lonely and cold time of the year. And that is why is always important to remember others at this time of year. It is somewhat easy to help those who are in obvious distress but you really have to put your mind to remembering that not all of those who are in need and need our help at this time of the year are rough sleepers or are those who are begging on the streets. There are many people who will be desperately lonely at this time of the year and it is only compounded by the bonhomie that goes with the festive season. So we all really need

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Road Safety is everyone"s responsibility

Dear Editor

Road Safety continues to be a high priority for An Garda Síochána in the South Eastern Region. In the remaining weeks of 2017 I am urging all road users, including pedestrians, to be especially vigilant in order to avoid further fatalities on our roads.

We must remember that road safety is a matter for each and every road user. All of us must take responsibility for our conduct on the road in order to ensure the safety of other road users.

Sadly, this year to date there has been 26 fatalities on the Region"s roads. This compares with a total of 32 fatalities for the same period in 2016.

As we reach the end of the year driving conditions become increasingly hazardous. The roads, particularly minor routes, become more dangerous with frost, fog, ice and spot flooding. These

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Perfidious Albion

The recent statement by the UK’s Brexit Minister responsible for their leaving the European Union David Davis really threw a spanner in the political works last week. His remark that the joint text agreed between the UK and the EU concerning a soft Brexit for Ireland was more a statement of intent rather than the legal enforceable international agreement between both parties caused consternation in Europe and Ireland.

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney was quick to respond in measured terms to state that as far as he was concerned speaking on behalf of the Irish Government and as a fully paid up member of the 27 countries of the European Union saying that it was a cast iron agreement entered into freely by the UK Government and the Irish government and the European Union that Article 46 of

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Show, name and shame those illegally dumping!

Dear Editor

Waterford City Councillors, Jason Murphy and Eddie Mulligan, both of Fianna Fail, have been working together to tackle an escalation in illegal dumping, which is now blighting the whole City.

Following their continued representations, to Council, on this matter, a number of overt and covert cameras have now been installed, to monitor known illegal dumping sites/areas. The two Councillors would also like to compliment the full cross-party support, on this horrible, mindless action, which affects the presentation of the urban environment.

At the most recent Metropolitan Council meeting and speaking on behalf of the both of the Fianna Fail Councillors. Eddie Mulligan complimented the Council’s Environmental department on their recent installation of the mobile cameras in response to a number of submissions.

Cllr Murphy stated "...that according to the most recent Managers Report only 51% of

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

After an amazing reaction last year it was with great excitement that The Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Pat Nugent launched The Cartamundi Giving Tree on Tuesday last in Georges Court Shopping Centre in Waterford City Centre. The Giving Tree is a charitable initiative started by Hasbro in Georges Court in 1986 which has become a wonderful example of local businesses and the community working together to help others at this time of year.

Mayor Nugent was delighted to launch this year’s Giving Tree as ‘a symbol of the wonderful community spirit that is found in Waterford City combining local businesses, families and the community working together to help those in need’. He paid tribute to the efforts of Cartamundi and Georges Court in maintaining ‘this unique Waterford Christmas tradition which embodies the true meaning of Christmas’.

Families, Local Schools and Children are

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Health in Winter

With the amount of coughing and spluttering seen and heard on the streets of Waterford in the last number of weeks you might be forgiven for thinking that there was a severe case of consumption sweeping the city. Thankfully that isn't the case but it does go to show that when it comes to Winter time that your health can become seriously compromised very quickly and with bad results. Putting aside cases of Man Flu where the male of the species convinces himself that what he is suffering is ten times worse than is the actual case there are plenty of people out there that are suffering from illness that is serious in origin and effect.

Of course the worst hit are the elderly and they should always be aware that this time of year brings the worst of

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

To say that the Brexit negotiations are looking like one of the biggest examples of political ineptitude would be putting things mildly. If they didn't impact Ireland so much you would be forgiven for thinking that they didn't really matter that much. But the sad fact is that they do impact on Ireland and to a very large degree indeed. The border question is one of the key components of how Brexit is supposed to be implemented but even now at this stage there is very little agreement as to how things will go. Will there be a hard border or a soft border nobody knows, although everyone says that they want a soft border or at least as little disruption to the status quo as it stands. But the fact remains that there is still little headway to be

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Tens of thousands of Bus Éireann customers are set to benefit from lower fares with the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) expansion of fare zones in regional cities and other fare changes.

These initiatives to incentivise increased usage of public transport means that passengers on around five million Bus Éireann journeys will be paying lower fares in 2018, compared to 2017. This includes three million customer journeys in regional cities, and about two million on longer commuter/rural journeys.

While there are small increases in city cash fares, significant savings are available to customers who use Leap. Following an NTA analysis of the current red zones in the regional cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway - based on the population density and job density - an extended city fare zone to many major suburbs, comes into place today.

Main highlights of the Bus Éireann fare changes

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Deise roads set for further deterioration as road

maintenance grant slashed

Dear Editor

I am shocked to learn of extensive funding cutbacks for roads maintenance Waterford in 2018.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) took the extraordinary step of writing to all Local Authorities, including Waterford City and County Council to warn them that the Ordinary Maintenance Allocation for roads will plummet by 30% in 2018.

The overall national road current expenditure budget for 2018 is set to fall by 15% when compared to 2017.

This revelation is truly shocking. A cut of this nature will only exacerbate the already poor roads network in the county.

The Minister and the Government can trumpet the national increase in funding for the department, but it’s clear from this letter than local authorities will see their allocations drop next year.

Waterford roads are already in a severe state of disrepair. It’s beyond belief

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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