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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Labour T.D. Ciara Conway says she was delighted that Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock was able to spend time at ‘Ballybeg Greens’ on a recent visit to Waterford.

"My colleague Minister Seán Sherlock , Cllr Seamus Ryan and I , visited the Community Gardens during a wonderful and informative tour of ‘Ballybeg Greens’ at the invite of Manager Liz Riches," said Ciara Conway TD

"This group in Ballybeg and doing excellent work, and I was delighted that he was able to see first- hand an innovative social enterprise in action, with a team of people that are successfully working towards a sustainable model of training, development and employment."

"I’d like to thank Liz Riches, the Board of Management for their hospitality and for taking the time to outline the various opportunities and challenges presented to them," concluded Deputy Conway.

Liz Riches, Ballybeg

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Gluten Free Ireland, a pioneer website for people with Coeliac disease in Ireland has just published their first book, the Gluten Free Ireland Eating Out Guide 2013.

With over nine hundred venues listed, it is the most comprehensive printed guide to accommodation, restaurants, activities and travel available to people on a gluten free diet and the first of its kind for Ireland.

From Internet to Print

Michael Thompson, Marketing Director: "With the success of our website now reaching over 15,000 users every month, it was a big decision to print the book as everyone can access the website for free and our mobile site is designed specifically for people travelling, but we decided that a printed version of the book would make it even more convenient for tourists and locals if they had a hard copy that was easy to carry around, especially

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Earlier this year research found that food prices are rising four times faster than the average person’s income and families are finding it more and more difficult to eat healthily on a budget. But a local expert on healthy eating says it’s possible to trim your shopping bills and your waistline with the help of a new recipe book from weight-loss organisation Slimming World called Family Feasts on a Budget. Andrea, who runs the Bridge Slimming World group every week at Treacy’s Hotel, says: "People often think that eating well is expensive but, with a little know-how, it’s possible to cook tasty food that the whole family will love and that’s good for them too."

Family Feasts on a Budget includes a collection of more than 50 delicious money-wise meals for four. The recipes, including meat, veg and fish dishes, all

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Carte Blanche October 2013

Coastguard Cultural

Centre, Tramore

A group of textile artist are pleased to present Carte Blanche, an unique exhibition featuring work of three new artists coming from different cultures and countries: Barbara Strzalkowska, Sharon Lines and Thandiwe Mackhoba. It is being held in Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore.

"Carte Blanche" reflects "freedom of expression", breaking down boundaries in art and design. Pieces on display showcase different features using ancient techniques such as Batik, transforming textiles to provide a new way of looking at the world. Much of the work is dramatic, conveying imagination and passion.

For more info contact Barbara Strzalkowska (086 3640594) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakb247b5a4fe055556e9cd7a3e8836c5e5').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb247b5a4fe055556e9cd7a3e8836c5e5

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Presentation of a cheque to the Bolger Brothers' Tragedy Fund from the Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation and the Estuary Community Group which took place in their offices on Friday last. The cheque amounted to €40,621 and was a result of every vessel down to 9 metres along with all fish processors, suppliers, fish exporters etc., being asked to make a donation towards the fund and they ended up with this huge sum of money for a very worthy cause. Included in the picture are, Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald,

Miriam Kearney, Maura Power, Trudy McIntyre, Chairperson, Dunmore East FLAG, Caitlín Ui Aodha, CEO ISEFPO, Liz O'Toole, Brendan Leonard and John Lynch, Directors ISEFPO.

On August 16th, the Irish South & East Fish Producer's Organisation and the Estuary Community Group organised a race night in aid of the Bolger Brother's Tragedy Fund

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Three new local plays will be highlighted during Imagine festival this year alongside some excellent national work and an opportunity to hear about the real life of local professional actors who are out there working in TV, Film and Theatre. The Theatre side to imagine is co-ordinated by Sile Penkert and Sile describes the experience of putting the whole thing together for the first time this year "its both terrifying and exciting. I hope there is something for all tastes and its great to see so much happening in the new Red Kettle space at Central hall on the Quay"

Stagemad are premiering a new work from Newrath writer Noel Kelly called 'End of Term' which looks at the void left when the children are grown up and the couple are left to re-look at their lives and relationship. James power

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Drop by Drop Upon the Heart, a new collection of poetry by Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan, was launched at the Book Centre, Waterford on Friday evening last. The poetry book was introduced by acclaimed Waterford playwright Jim Nolan and was launched by fellow Independent TD, Shane Ross.

John Halligan, who has been writing poetry for most of his life, told the capacity crowd that the collection explored his experiences as first a local and then a national politician.

"Throughout my years in politics, I've witnessed startling social, cultural and financial changes within my local community and some of these are reflected in the poems I've chosen to publish, from the highly destructive effects of anti social behaviour to the devastating consequences of the economic downturn on so many families I know."

Other

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Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Local Film maker Mick Daniels scooped the award for "Best Documentary" at the prestigious Underground Cinema Awards ceremony which was held at the Royal Marine Hotel in

Dun Laoghaire on Saturday last October 5th.

A large group of cast and crew from the film attended the awards and were amply rewarded for their effort with the coveted award. The film "Rosie Ryan Rides Again" tells the life story of another Waterford film maker "Buddy Mickey O Toole". Buddy who tragically passed away in January 2013 was an Uncle to Mick Daniels. Many of the cast and crew from the film were Buddy's children, nieces and nephews. The film shows Buddy's nostalgic return to Dingle after 43 years where he had worked on the David Lean classic

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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

St. Otteran’s cemetery committee

Rosary and Benediction in St. Otteran’s cemetery on Sunday 6th October at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Waterford garden plant society - winter lectures

On Wednesday 2nd October @ 8.00pm at St. Joseph & Benildus Parish Centre, Newtown, Waterford, a lecture by Carl Wright who has an amazing garden in The Burren will take place. Carl will speak on the making of his garden - 'Between a Rock and A Hard Place’. New members welcome - Meetings held monthly at St. Joseph & Benildus Parish Centre. Contact: Joan @ 051 355808, Margaret @ 051 851111, Kaye @ 051 381271, Tom @ 051 873937.

THE SUIR ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

The next meeting of The Suir Active Retirement is on Wednesday 9th October at 11 am. Please come early for registration as meeting is starting promptly at 11am. We will be finalising the

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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

Non-Principal Private Residence Charge arrears

Question: My cousin who lives in England never paid the Non-Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge on a property he inherited in Ireland because he was not aware of the charge. What should he do to ensure that his affairs are in order?

Answer: The Non-Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge was introduced in 2009 for residential property that is not the owner’s only or main residence. This charge is payable to the local authority. The NPPR continues to apply for the year 2013.The NPPR will no longer be charged after 2013, but outstanding liabilities and payments will still be collected and these can be substantial.

The NPPR charge is €200 for each relevant property you own on 31 March each year and it should have been paid by 30 June each year. A late fee of €20 was charged

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