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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Are you a senior or do you find it difficult to prepare meals because of disability illness or injury?

Would you or someone you know benefit from a hot, healthy, nutritional, meal delivered by a friendly volunteer? Meals on Wheels are ready to serve you. A Meal delivered by Meals on Wheels also serves as a daily safety check and a source of social contact for many clients.

- Have you just returned from a stay in hospital?

- Do you need some time to recuperate after your illness?

- We can deliver dinners on a short term basis until you're back on your feet

- Or do you just need a break from cooking for the day

You can receive meals for a day, a week, a month or indefinitely. You may also choose any combination of days that is convenient for you

Our day centre

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Home Instead Senior Care recently launched a series of senior home care packages which are subject to up to 41% tax relief. The home care packages, which range from morning "Rise and Shine", to evening "Tucked In" through to "Active Night Service" packages, were formulated to provide optimum home care to seniors when they need it most.

According to Danette Connolly, Director of Care with Home Instead Senior Care, the care options provide the most suitable level of care based on the individual's needs. "This array of care options has been devised with the individual in mind. Each senior requires a different level of care and the appeal of the care options is that there is something for everyone."

"Home Instead works closely with its clients and their families in assessing their needs and matching a care plan to those needs. For

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Motorcycle driving test

Question: I am aged 19 and I have a learner permit for a category A motorcycle. I hope to do my motorcycle driving test in the next few months. While I know there have been changes to driving licences, will I still be able to do the category A driving test?

Answer: No, you will not be able to sit the driving test for a category A motorcycle as the new minimum age to hold a category A driving licence since 19 January 2013 is 24.

There is now a new A2 motorcycle category for those aged 18 and over, so you can sit the driving test for a category A2 driving licence instead. The type of motorcycle which you must bring to bring to a category A2 test must be a minimum of 395cc cylinder capacity and engine power

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Going by artistic renderings of the event, how much was eaten at "The Last Supper"?

A. That depends on what years you're talking about, say Daniel L. Schacter et al. in "Psychology: Second Edition." When researchers Brian and Craig Wansink analyzed 52 paintings of "The Last Supper" done between 1000 and 1800, they noted most of them show bread, fish and wine on the table, with portions starting out at roughly size 3 out of 10 (with 10 representing a very large portion) and staying that way for some 400 years. But by about 1500 they had grown to 4 out of 10, then all the way up to 7 out of 10 by 1800, and extrapolated to close to 9 out of 10 by today! Interestingly, "the main dish increased 69% in the

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Tuesday, 2nd April 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.

Coughing Dog

"I took home a female terrier last weekend from a dog shelter. She is 6 months old approx. and was given a vaccination against parvovirus and a worm dose the day before I collected her. The problem with her is that she has been coughing over the last 24 hours, and it seems to be getting worse. I already had a collie dog, and I am worried in case he catches this cough. Should I keep them separated? Will the cough be contagious?"

It is quite

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

To make an appointment for a personal reading at The Athanaeum House Hotel, Christendom, Ferrybank Tel: 085 - 7355683

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Aries: March 21 – April 20

Although everything is not totally ‘hunky dory' in your world at the moment, you are encouraged to look at those ‘positive' things that boost your spirits, and give you more hope than doubt about the future. Don't

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

April is a great month for gardening with blossoms on the trees and daffodils in flower. Spring should now be in evidence throughout your garden. Expect the inevitable ‘April showers', but the frequent sunny days and rising temperatures make it perfect gardening weather.

Enjoy the gentle sunshine but don't forget there's lots to do! Many flower seeds can be sown this month both undercover and outdoors. Be careful with tender bedding plants as a late frost can still catch you out in April. Once they have finished blooming you should deadhead your spring flowering bulbs. Do not cut off the green foliage yet as these green leaves will continue to grow for a few more weeks and these provide the bulb with food for flowering next year.

Lift and divide congested lumps of perennials. Tie in the new shoots of climbers. Now

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

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

Breda Gardner runs busy natural health clinics in both Waterford and Kilkenny. She also presents monthly positive living seminars in Kilkenny. A native of Galway, Breda worked as a nurse for many years before studying a range of complementary therapies, including homeopathy, iridology, muscle–testing and nutrition.


One of the main reasons I chose to come and live in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny was its natural beauty. The fast-flowing River Nore, the myriad dancing streams, the beautiful woodlands and the gentle rolling hills that surround us are truly a sight to behold. I always felt, and still do, that I am blessed to be living in a rural town that lives and breathes for the countryside.

I especially love taking my two

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

TD's and Senators from across the political spectrum gathered outside Leinster House yesterday to confirm their support to help ‘Break the Cycle' of suicide in Ireland by getting behind Cycle Against Suicide, a National Suicide Awareness initiative. The Cycle Against Suicide takes place around Ireland from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 5th May 2013 They were also joined by celebrities Roz Purcell, Brent Pope and 2FM's Colm Hayes.

It was announced that morning that Labour TD Arthur Spring and Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O'Connor along with a number of other elected representatives will also get on their bikes and participate in leg of the Cycle. This will help significantly to create awareness of the considerable help and supports that are out there for anyone battlin depression or self harm, those at risk of suicide, or those coping with the loss

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

A revolutionary new way to treat IBS and other gastro problems is launching in Waterford that could substantially reduce medical costs for the city's 86% of sufferers.

Symprove, a natural supplement drink made from barley with live and ‘ready-to-work' bacteria, will be available over the counter from pharmacists and health food stores in Waterford from this month.

Heralded as a major breakthrough for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers, it has been proven as an effective treatment for the condition in an independent NHS trial, combating symptoms including bloating, constipation, cramping pain and diarrhoea, with no side effects.

IBS can be costly because sufferers may have to take several different prescription drugs to tackle various symptoms, whereas Symprove treats all their symptoms naturally.

Around a fifth of the country's 4.5 million population suffer from IBS, although experts believe this figure may be higher, as many people

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Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    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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