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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."

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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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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

Winterval, Waterford Ireland's Christmas Festival has announced the dates of the 2013 festival and locals and visitors are in for a treat as the second year of the annual festival sees the celebrations extended into the New Year.

The 2013 Winterval Festival will take place across the city from November 29 to December 23 and will then take a short break for the Christmas festivities and Winterval will be back with lots of new elements from December 27 until New Years Eve.

Today, (Thursday, September 19) the Winterval Festival has launched its 2013 brand new look website, designed by Waterford based graphic and web designers Emagine Media. The new site showcases the 30 different activities and events taking place during the festival and also provide a

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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

We are all well aware of the benefits of laser hair removal - no more stubbly legs or painful wax appointments or getting caught out brandishing our other half's razor! Instead a silky smooth body, every day of the week.

Therapie Clinic is the absolute expert, offering only medical grade laser over IPL which is the most effective treatment you can have, delivering the best possible results. Generally all you need is a course of 6 sessions to banish unwanted hair but you'll notice a serious difference after just 2 - 3 treatments.

In terms of pain, many people ask if laser hair removal hurts but the answer is no! The feeling is compared to the flick of an elastic band on the skin, it's easily tolerated. Many don't even wince at all so it really depends on your own individual pain threshold.

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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

IFA President Criticises State Organisations For Lack Of Commitment To Local Food Producers

Launching the results at the Ploughing Championships of a nationwide survey undertaken of public organisations, institutions and agencies into their procurement policy of food, IFA President John Bryan was very critical of a number of respondents for their lack of commitment to local food producers.

He said, "Taxpayers' money is underpinning the work of those we surveyed and IFA feels very strongly that our food industry should be supported in return. The Defence Forces, in particular, has a very poor record in buying Irish. One-third of its beef is sourced outside the Republic and none of its bacon is sourced here".

The IFA President was also critical of the health services. "Some of the biggest offenders are hospitals, whose record on buying Irish is at odds with official HSE policy.

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Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. How much "hidden water" is there in a hamburger, a cup of coffee, a piece of chocolate?

A. That's the water used to produce consumer items not typically thought of as containing water, says Stephen Emmott in "Ten Billion." Take a hamburger, for example. By the time the cow is fed and processed as meat, it takes almost 800 gallons of water to produce that one burger. With roughly 21 billion burgers eaten each year in the U.S., that's 16 trillion gallons of water!

Other heavy "hidden water" items include coffee, chocolate, cotton and the many products with semiconductor chips. For a cup of coffee, 26 gallons of water are used, even before any water has actually been added. Worldwide, two and a quarter billion cups of coffee are consumed every year. Also, it takes

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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