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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, has met with organisations representing the needs of older people in Ireland, to provide them with the most up to date information and advice on the current influenza outbreak. Older people are especially vulnerable to contracting the strain of 'flu prevalent in Ireland at the moment.

Minister McEntee thanked each organisation for attending the meeting and said, ‘Caring for our older population is a priority. Keeping our elderly family and friends as healthy and safe as possible during this winter season is vital. We can achieve this by making people aware of the risks associated with this illness, and most importantly, ensuring that they are familiar with the ways in which they can avoid becoming ill’.

The Minister continued, "People aged over-65 are considered to be one of the at-risk

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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

A new Bord Bia study has revealed that two thirds of Irish consumers believe it is important purchase local food. The results of Bord Bia’s research into consumer attitudes to local food were presented to over 200 small food and drink producers at Bord Bia’s Small Business Open Day in Enfield, Co. Meath. Bord Bia also revealed that the number of small food and drink businesses it works with has grown by over 40% (42%) from 400 to 700 in just under four years. Bord Bia estimates that the small food and drink business sector is worth some €400 million.

Opening the conference the Minister of the State at the Department of Agriculture, Food, Andrew Doyle T.D. told delegates, “The agri-food sector is

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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

The 2017 Bord Bia #FlexYourMussels Campaign will take place from February 13th – 26th with the aim of instilling confidence in Irish consumers and reassuring them that not only are mussels quick and easy to prepare; they are also great value, tasty and best of all, they are packed full of nutrients.

For more recipe inspiration, check out http://www.bordbia.ie/fish

Moules Marinières

This classic dish is surprisingly simple and quick to make. Serves 2 as a starter, one as a main course. Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1kg mussels, prepared

A knob of butter

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed

60mls white wine

Chopped parsley, to serve

Set a large saucepan over a medium heat. Melt the butter. Add the chopped shallot and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. They should soften

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Paddy Scanlon will lead a moderate walk next Sunday 29th January to Crotty’s Lake. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am. BOOTS ESSENTIAL, hot drink, food and extra clothes, as well as hat and gloves advised. All details from Dick 086 2652768 (txt).

Full Planning Permission granted

St. Patrick’s new hospital unit

Collr. David Daniels, Viewmount Park has been informed by Mr. TJ Dunford, General Manager, Waterford/Wexford Community Services in response to queries, that full planning permission has been received for St. Patrick’s Hospital development. Tender documents have been completed and it is planned to go to tender this month. Mr. Dunford said that is anticipated that the tender would be awarded in Q2 2017, with construction to commence shortly thereafter subject to the tenders being in line with the pre-tender estimate. The construction programme is 18 months which gives an expected completion

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Consumer rights during sales

Question

What are my consumer rights when I buy something in the sales? Can I return sales items?

Answer

Your consumer rights during a sale are exactly the same as at any other time of the year. Your rights do not change just because you bought the item in a sale.

Goods should be of merchantable quality, fit for their intended purpose and as described. If they are not, you are entitled to a repair, a replacement or a refund.

If there is a fault with goods that you bought at full price and are now on sale at a reduced price, you are entitled to a refund of the full price (if the shop is willing to offer a refund).

Shop notices such as "No Refunds" or "No Exchanges" do not limit your rights, if you have a complaint about faulty items.

However,

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Could we power the world with lightning?

A. No, since “it’s too short and unpredictable to deliver any meaningful energy to the grid,” says Meg Robbins in “Mental Floss” magazine. As MIT’s James Kirtley puts it, “The amount of energy from a lightning bolt would be worth only about a nickel.” Still, attempts have been made to harness lightning, including a joint venture in the 1960s between the U.S. and France using rockets and a lightning farm built in 2007 near Houston by Alternative Energy Holdings (it flopped). One highlight: “In 2013, scientists at the University of Southampton partially charged a Nokia cell phone with lightning. Baby steps.”

Q. Self-driving cars may not be quite ready for city streets, but what self-propelled craft is already traversing San Francisco Bay?

A. “Self-sailing is already happening out on

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

David Twomey Of "Twomey's Strength And Conditioning" Is On A Mission to help you achieve your goals, whether it's reducing body fat, increasing lean body mass in order to help tone and sculpt the body, or increase muscle mass to become bigger in size David aims to educate you to make life style changes that will stay with you rather than a quick fix.

Situated at unit 53, Tycor Business Park since opening in 2015 the gym has been growing steadily and now has over 300 members of all ages. Anyone interested in joining

"Twomey’s Strength and Conditioning" contact David on 085/8171059 or http://www.davidtwomey.ie

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Winners were announced at a ceremony which took place at the exclusive Carton House Hotel and Golf Club last Tuesday 17th of January, where Ireland’s leading Golf Resorts and golfing sector professionals were celebrated for their remarkable work in the golfing industry. The awards shine a spotlight on the golf resorts and people who are shaping the future of the industry.

The awards were presented by public representative for North Kildare, Bernard Durkan T.D., with over 100 golf sector personnel in attendance. Each of the winners received a specially commissioned certificate in recognition of their achievement, with decisions based on an all-Ireland poll undertaken from within the golf and golf related business community, including one of Ireland‘s greatest female golfers Mary McKenna MBE who was awarded the MBE for her services to golf in 2012 and is winner of twelve domestic

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 25th January Tuesday 31st January

Aries 21st March-21st April

You may have been slow to jump on the healthy eating bandwagon, but a new six month cycle will see you clean up your act. It’s likely a companion will join you to bolster your efforts or that you’ll either join a group or organise a group to help support each other. Physically you will likely turn things up a notch too. Be careful of sprains and strains from taking on too much too quickly in your enthusiasm.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

The Aquarius new moon on the 27th is an excellent time for new beginnings and also holds great organisational energy. If there’s something you wanted to achieve but you just didn’t seem to be able to get a handle on, revisit it now. Where there’s a beginning, there’s often

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Natural Healing

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

Loss & Sadness

Loss & Sadness is the tenth in a series of articles about more unusual causes of imbalance in the body:

Nobody goes through life without experiencing a loss, be it the loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, one’s childhood, or children leaving home to go to college. Mourning and coming to terms with a loss are a natural part of life, and are things that we must all go through at some stage of our lives. But if we let the sense of loss and sadness overtake our lives, it can have a detrimental effect on our health. Sadness and a sense of loss can harm the body in many ways, leading to

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    The Long Goodbye!Political obituaries are usually written after the body has taken it's last breath. However, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny it seems that his political career was just about breathing long before his colleagues had him dead and buried. Although no one, least of all the Taoiseach himself, has come and said it yet, Enda Kenny's premiership ended last week with a truly awful performance in the Dáil where some members of the Opposition were calling for his head while his own party seemed to be won …

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