Monday, 16th July 2018
Social media Waterford Today on Twitter Waterford Today on Facebook

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Samaritans Fundraising in Tramore

On Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018 Samaritans are holding their Annual "Biro" Collection Day in Tramore. Much needed funds help us to provide valuable service by telephone and text to our callers, who may be anxious, depressed or suicidal.

Fundraisers will be located at Supervalu, Tesco, Centra and Post Office in Tramore. Samaritans can be contacted anytime on Freephone 116123.

Charity Concert Ardmore

A charity fundraising concert takes place in the beautiful village of Ardmore next week on July 13th in aid of the two churches within the parish. Country star Patrick Feeney and his band will play in concert in St Declan's Church Ardmore starting at 8pm.

Aware seeking Waterford volunteers

Aware, Ireland's leading organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking Waterford volunteers for its Support &

Read More »

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Noisy Neighbours

Q Our neighbours often have noisy parties that keep us awake at night. We don't really want to call the Garda

Read More »

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Time to switch off that fan!

For a number of reasons, it's been a while since I have had a proper holiday. But as I write this, I am sat in a conservatory in a beautiful house overlooking the sea in Brittany.

An old friend owns the place, which was built by his father. This summer, to our great good fortune, he invited me and my husband over for a week. To our even greater good fortune, our visit coincided with the heatwave. It's not all good news, though - as we discovered yesterday, the sea is still mighty chilly!

The first day here, I slept in 'til one o'clock. I hadn't realised how busy I have been and how tired I was. My situation was like being in a room with a loud fan. It's only when the fan is turned off

Read More »

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

A recent survey by hearing specialists Hidden Hearing shows that a majority of adults 'put up' with symptoms of illness for more than five months, on average, before seeking help!

Local audiologist Gavin Johnson who works for Hidden Hearing in 3 Arundel Square, Waterford City, confirmed that the average adult regularly tolerates worrying or annoying health symptoms for longer than they should.

'With 1 in 5 adults suffering from some degree of hearing loss, this is worrying, as with any complaint, the problem tends to worsen over time, so the sooner you have a problem seen to, the better the outcome.'

A recent poll of 2,000 adults found many are burying their head in the sand when it comes to physical well-being.

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Samaritans Fundraising in Tramore

On Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018 Samaritans are holding their Annual "Biro" Collection Day in Tramore. Much needed funds help us to provide valuable service by telephone and text to our callers, who may be anxious, depressed or suicidal. Fundraisers will be located at Supervalu, Tesco, Centra and Post Office in Tramore. Samaritans can be contacted anytime on Freephone 116123.

Ferrybank Library

Schools Out and the Children are already bored, sound familiar? Register now for the Summer Stars Reading Challenge which is a fun way to keep little minds occupied over the long hot summer months.

If your child hasn't yet signed up to the challenge, there is still plenty of time so come along and take part in the fun!

This is a FREE programme, open to all primary school children.

Taking part is easy. Each child who

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Help with school costs

QMy four-year-old son is starting primary school in September. My only income is my One-Parent Family Payment and €120 from a part-time job. I don't get any maintenance and I'm worried about the extra costs involved in sending my son to school. What help can I get?

AAs you are getting a social welfare payment, you may be entitled to the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) which can help with back-to-school expenses.

Your weekly income must be below a certain level.

You are currently getting a One-Parent Family Payment of €229.80 (including a child payment) and earning €120.

Your weekly income of €349.80 is below the income limit of €425.10 for a lone parent with one child so you qualify for BSCFA.

In 2018, the payment is €125 for a qualified child aged 4

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Maxi Zoo is offering some sage advice to help Waterford pet owners to protect and keep their pets safe in the summer sun with day time temperatures set to soar to their highest average levels throughout July.

"July is the warmest month of the year in Ireland and pet owners need to be aware of what they can do to help their pet to stay cool, how to identify signs of heat-stroke and what action to take if necessary to save their pet," said Emma Fanning, Brand Ambassador at Maxi Zoo Ireland.

Maxi Zoo is advising pet owners to leave pet water bowls outside, to provide their pet with shaded areas or wet towels to lay upon, to avoid tethering their pet outside if they need to leave home for a short period during the day and to keep their pets out

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. They can take the shape of a tiny marble, a hamburger, even a parachute, though the formation is in constant flux. What is being described here? Clue: They are not teardrop-shaped, as is often depicted.

A. Did you guess raindrops? High in the atmosphere, raindrops form when water clings to tiny particles of dust, taking on the shape of a sphere since it has the smallest surface area, reports "Amazing Science." Surface tension causes water molecules to cling together, and as the drops fall, they encounter air pressure that flattens out the bottom edge, creating the hamburger shape. The largest raindrops, unable to hold themselves together, start to distort into the shape of a parachute. Raindrops larger than 4 millimeters (0.16 inch) break up as they fall, with the smallest droplets remaining spherical in

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Health Matters

My top ten affirmations

Last week I wrote about the power of affirmations. Only a few days later, I found myself at the funeral of a lovely gentleman who had died unexpectedly. One of the gifts that his grandson brought up to the altar in his memory was his Grandad's positive affirmation book.

He used positive affirmations regularly

Read More »

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

An exciting new study investigating possible links between nutrition, eye health and cognitive functions is currently being carried out in co-operation with Bausch + Lomb Waterford. A total of 70 employees were selected for the study by the Nutrition Research Centre of Ireland, based at Waterford Institute of Technology's Carriganore campus. The project is led by Professor John Nolan and Dr Marina Green.

Mark Hennessy, site leader at Bausch + Lomb, which currently employs 1,300 people mainly engaged in the manufacture of contact lenses, said it was appropriate that the six-month study was being conducted in Bausch + Lomb which has a proud history of improving eyesight and developing leading eye health products since it's establishment in 1853.

"We are delighted that Professor Nolan and his team chose us for

Read More »

Facebook

Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

    read more »

Weekly Poll