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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

One of Ireland’s top bloggers set for Ladies Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show

One of Ireland’s top fashion bloggers ‘Lisa McGowan’ has teamed up with a posse of Waterford women to host a ladies Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show titled ‘Get The Girls Out’ in order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

The fashion and afternoon tea event will take place on Sunday, May 14th at Faithlegg House Hotel from 2pm. Fashion blogger Lisa from ‘Lisa’s Lust List’ will be on hand on the day offering her expert style tips to the audience and helping to raise awareness about breast cancer amongst the 110,000 people who follow her on Facebook.

Tickets to the event are €35.00 and include a Thin Gin cocktail on arrival sponsored by Thin Gin, a delicious Faithlegg House Hotel afternoon tea platter, a fashion show featuring looks

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Fresh from the UK, Australian and US tours of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny”- 0nstageblog.com, New York )

Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show, How’s Tings.

In his inimitable high energy anarchic style of performance Pat brings his unique comic look at every day Irish characters and turns the normal to abnormal. In How’s Tings, Pat introduces us to a variety of new characters. Such as Eugene, the chairman of the local drama committee and every other committee in the parish who shares with us his mundane insight into parish politics and Sr Eucharia with her hilarious look at religious life in small town Ireland.

Pat Shortt is a multi-award winning actor both in Ireland and

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan T.D. has defended WIT President Willie Donnelly’s reputation of ‘having the interests of Waterford and the Institute at heart’.

Reacting to concerns expressed at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee last week regarding possible potential conflicts of interest surrounding the development and sale of spin-out software company FeedHenry, Minister Halligan also warned that any incorrect suggestions of impropriety could have a ‘seriously destabilising effect’ on the Institute at a critical point in its campaign for Technological University status:

“Professor Donnelly’s impact on WIT has been tremendous and his reputation speaks for it itself. Enterprise Ireland (EI), back in 2013, acknowledged that there was then a software industry in Waterford which could not possibly have existed without the exceptional work of the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), under Professor Donnelly.

“Indeed WIT was described

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Alternative or complementary?

It’s now over 30 years since I completed my training as a nurse in Jervis St Hospital in Dublin. Back then - we are talking about the mid-eighties - traditional medicine ruled supreme, and there were very few other therapies on offer.

I have the greatest of respect for orthodox medicine, but over time working as a nurse in the health service, I came to realise that it did not have all the answers. It was that realisation - and my own dissatisfaction with the treatments I was receiving for depression in my twenties - that led me to look at alternative therapies. I use the term “alternative” but in the course of my healing journey, I

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Following the Minister for Health’s publication of the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (HPRA) report ‘Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review’ on 10 February and his announcement that he will establish a Cannabis Access Programme for cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients, Minister Simon Harris today announces a pivotal step in the progress towards operationalising this initiative.

The HPRA review concluded that a cannabis access programme could include access to cannabis-based therapies for the treatment of patients with:

- Spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis resistant to all standard therapies and interventions whilst under expert medical supervision;

- Intractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, despite the use of standard anti-emetic regimes whilst under expert medical supervision;

- As noted by the HPRA in their review, there is an absence of scientific data demonstrating the effectiveness of cannabis products and the safety of cannabis as

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

A public meeting to be held in the Granville Hotel on next Thursday 13th April will be addressed by Gino Kenny TD of People Before Profit on his Bill to make medicinal cannabis available for use in treating conditions such as Cancer, Epilepsy, MS and chronic Pain.

The meeting, to be chaired by Una Dunphy of PBP, will also hear from Vera Twomey who recently walked the 260km from her home to the Dáil as a protest against decisions to restrict access to the drug for her daughter Ava, who has a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome, and suffered up to 300 seizures a day before Vera started using a cannabis extract as a medicine for her. Health Minister Simon Harris has refused to authorise access for Ava and continues to criminalise other child and adult patients using cannabis-based

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

On Saturday, April 1st, Whitfield hosted the latest in a series of General Practitioner Study Days.

The day featured a wide and varied programme of talks by Whitfield consultants in their respective practices and specialties and was very well attended by GP’s from the south east region.

Over the course of the day Mr. Gareth Higgins, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr. Ian Kelly, Consultant Orthopaedic; Dr. Kevin Ward, Consultant Endoscopy; Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Consultant Urologist and Mr. Munish Shandilya, Consultant ENT spoke on a diverse range of topics pertaining to patient management.

Whitfield CEO, Mr. Paul Lynam was pleased with the event. “Whitfield has been hosting GP Study Days since 2013 and the event is invaluable not just to GP’s, but to our staff too. It gives healthcare professionals the opportunity to share new ideas, discuss developments in healthcare and to put into best practice

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

A baby’s temperature range can vary quite widely over time as the part of the brain that controls temperature isn’t fully developed in children. This means their temperature is more likely to go up or down very quickly.

Like so many things, when it comes to a ‘normal’ temperature, every child is different, but generally any temperature above 37.5°C is classed as a fever. However it’s not unusual for children to get a mild fever, but if they have got one, there are lots of ways you can help them feel better.

What causes a high temperature?

A temperature in your child can be caused by the simplest things, even wearing too many layers on a hot day.

When your little one is suffering from a fever, it can be a sign that their body is fighting an infection such as a cold or

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Wednesday, 12th April 2017

Cheese Lovers, your moment has come! The National Dairy Council is inviting food enthusiasts and culinary students to enter an exciting new cheese recipe competition to celebrate European cheese. The competition forms part of an EU wide programme with the aim of promoting and creating awareness of the taste, versatility and convenience of cheese in everyday life.

There are two categories for entering your recipe:

Passionate Cooks and Foodies – A delicious, healthy and nutritious family style recipe that you might cook mid-week, the prize for this is a cooking holiday in Tuscany including flights from Dublin and accommodation for two people plus professional kitchen equipment to the value of €500

Trainee Chefs/Culinary Students – A special occasion recipe that you might cook for a dinner party or celebratory occasion, the

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Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Edmund Rice Active Retirement

Next meeting Thursday April 6th at 2.30 in Edmund Rice centre. Guest speaker Anthony Phelan will talk on Managing Arthritis. Final payment for holiday to Benidorm must be paid. We will be visiting Waterford Treasures/Bishops Palace on Wednesday April 12th. Cost e10 includes tea/coffee/scones. More details at meeting. Further details from Secretary 0868989248.

CODA (codependents anonymous)

Relationship difficulties? Self - Partners - Family - Work Self help Group offering a Twelve Step Recovery Programme. Meeting every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Sacred Heart Community Centre, Richardsons Meadow, Old Tramore Road Waterford. Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak249572a14bd30f57fa8cce280fb27080').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy249572a14bd30f57fa8cce280fb27080 = 'codawaterford' + '@'; addy249572a14bd30f57fa8cce280fb27080 = addy249572a14bd30f57fa8cce280fb27080 +

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  • OUR VIEW

    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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