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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly (EPP/Fine Gael) has called on the Gaelic Athletic Association to purchase the Association's historic birthplace.

The call from Mr Kelly, a former President of the GAA, follows recent developments which have seen the iconic hotel being placed into receivership.

"I have called in the past for the Association to purchase this historic building and I have written to GAA President Liam O'Neill, Director General Páraic Duffy, and the Munster Council urging them to act on gaining ownership of this historic site.  

"The GAA should consider the opportunity to acquire the iconic building in which the Association was founded.

"As an organisation we are rightly proud of our roots and our history, and no place, with the possible exception of Croke Park, is more central to the narrative of the GAA than Hayes' Hotel. It is only right that we protect

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

GOD IS life

In seeking to answer the question of how many attributes God has, A. W. Tozer suggested we are better "to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasonings of the theological mind. If an attribute is something that is true of God, we may as well not try to enumerate them." Yet we must bring our brief study of God's revealed nature to an end, and do so by considering one more attribute: God is life.

The opening chapter of the Bible presents Almighty God creating everything out of nothing through His spoken word (Genesis 1:3). But the expanded description in chapter two reveals that God took a more "hands-on" approach in creating man: "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Salt content in processed food reduced but consumption of salt remains high 30% of salt intake added by consumers

A Salt Reduction Programme seminar, hosted by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), has outlined the actions that must continue to be undertaken to drive further salt reductions in processed food and the nation's diet. Since 2003, the FSAI has coordinated a salt reduction programme working in partnership with the food industry, Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), Retail Ireland, various State bodies and organisations to achieve voluntary, gradual and sustained reductions in the salt content of processed foods.

Since efforts to reduce salt in processed foods began in 2003, the average daily salt intake in adults has decreased by 1.1g. However, the FSAI stated that while levels of salt have

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Public can now vote online and by text

A number of Waterford hotels and pubs have beaten establishments from around the country to be shortlisted for an award in the Great Carvery of the Year nationwide competition. The Granville Hotel in Waterford City, The Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, also in Waterford City and the Viking Hotel on the Cork Road are all in with a chance of winning the coveted 'Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2013' title. While An Seanachai in Dungarvan and Oskars in Waterford City will both hope to be named 'Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2013'

Voting lines are now open and the Great Carvery team is calling on the public to help them choose in two categories: Ireland's Great Carvery Pub of the Year

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Fantastic Support in Waterford for IPPA Happy Faces

Gerry O'Carroll Photography are delighted to announce that IPPA Happy Faces in association with Canon has raised €140,000 for the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation as 5,600 people around the country have their portraits done and raise cash for home nursing care for sick children in the process. Locally, 71 Waterford Faces were photographed by Gerry O'Carroll Photography at their studios in Mayor's Walk, Waterford on 3rd April.

It's happy faces all round at the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation as €140,000 has been raised by photographers around the country, all members of IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers' Association), who gave their time free to take 5,600 professional portraits up and down the country for a special donation price of €25, as part of the IPPA Happy Faces campaign in association with Canon.

Jonathan Irwin CEO

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Paying tax on rental income while living abroad

Question: I have taken a two-year contract overseas and have rented out my apartment while I am living abroad. My tenants are paying rent directly into my bank account in Ireland. Do I need to pay tax in Ireland on this rental income?

Answer: Yes, you do have a tax liability on this rental income in Ireland. However, it is your tenants who are responsible for ensuring that this tax liability is met and paid directly to Revenue. They are required to deduct tax at the standard rate (20% in 2013) from the gross amount of the rent and pay this amount to Revenue.

For example, if your tenants are paying you rent of €1,000 per month, they must deduct 20% of this amount or €200. The net rent to be paid to you as

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. It's a humdrum bodily fluid, barely something to be taken seriously, unless of course you lack it. It's about 99% water, plus a gaggle of proteins, minerals and microbes. It can vary from person to person, so much so that each of us has a unique kind. Kind of what?

A. It's "spit," or "saliva" to be more polite, lubricating the mouth for talking and chewing. Unstimulated saliva forms a protective film that clings to the surface of the teeth and traps bacteria, says Mary Roach in "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal." The "prettier" stuff is stimulated, coming from the parotid glands between the cheek and ear. When a plate of appetizing food makes your mouth water, that's stimulated saliva, which comprises 70%-90% of your 2-3 pints daily. Chewing on something can be

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

John Owens graduated from the Veterinary

College U.C.D. in 1997. He, along with his wife Susan, recently opened Ani-Pets veterinary clinic in Tramore, which is dedicated to the full time care of all companion animals, including exotic pets. He has a special interest in preventative medicine and nutrition.

After the extreme weather we have experienced over the winter and spring periods, we are all hoping for better weather over the summer. One condition of dogs that all vets will treat during hot weather is heatstroke, which can become life threatening for dogs but is easily preventable.

Heat stroke is caused by hyperthermia, when the body temperature becomes dangerously high, and the increase is greater than the dog's ability to get rid of the excess. The average body temperature of a dog is between 38 degrees

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Focussing on your own issues will see you getting through to where you need to be. Yes, just you, the kids, and the family – that's where the focus needs to be. You might also need to check up

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Legend's Charity match to take place in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

The Irish Greyhound Board is delighted to announce that Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium is to be transformed into its former pitch glory when Waterford United players from former championship winning teams take on a special commissioned past and present League of Ireland side from around the country. The unique once in a lifetime soccer spectacular will take place at the stadium on Friday May 31st and all proceeds will go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Many famous faces are expected in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium on the night including legendary former Irish International football player Paul McGrath, Chief Executive of the FAI John Delaney and Waterford Rose Ellen Flahavan. Waterford United team members from the League of Ireland winning teams (1966 – 1972) will also be taking part, such as

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  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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