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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Waterford Couples enforce a Social Media Ban on their Wedding Day

With Valentine’s Day here, getting engaged is likely to be on the minds of many couples! At we love hearing all about what couples are planning for their special day. We spoke to more than 1,100 people *throughout Ireland and here’s what they told us!

Everybody loves a summer wedding, right? Well, June weddings are still really popular at 12% and August is the top month to get married in Ireland (14%). Friday is now the most popular day to wed but Thursday is becoming a strong contender now with 1 in 7 tying the knot on a Thursday!

According to WeddingDates CEO & Founder Ciara Crossan: "We’ve noticed some really interesting trends over the past year, such as the rise of Thursday and even Sunday weddings. We also see couples

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018


The School of Food, a community led initiative in County Kilkenny which serves as an educational food hub for the Southeast has announced details, in association with Taste 4 Success Skillnet, of a fully accredited cookery course for aspiring Commis Chefs.

The Introductory Commis Chef Programme titled ‘Modern Skills for Modern Chefs’ is aimed at job-seekers looking to develop chef skills and secure employment. The programme will provide candidates with an in-depth introduction to the role of a Commis Chef.

The Introductory Commis Chef Programme builds on previous initiatives from Taste 4 Success Skillnet and The School of Food to help bridge the current gaps that exist for suitably skilled and qualified Chefs

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

In support of recent changes by the Food Safety Authority allowing domestic pets access to food businesses, Irish Guide Dogs for the blind has published its ‘Five Top Tips’ for pet owners looking to bring their dog or cat to a restaurant or bar. The organisation believe this is a great initiative and now hope to help inform pet owners on how to interact with their Clients and their dogs.

Speaking on the release Lean Kennedy, spokesperson for Irish Guide Dogs said, "Guide dogs and Assistance dogs are highly trained, reliable and sociable working animals. They undergo two years of training before they qualify as a Guide dog or Assistance dog. A key feature of the training is how to behave in public places, such as food businesses, i.e. coffee shops and restaurants. Essentially, the Guide dog or Assistance dog lies

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

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

Power to the people

I am just back home from the protest march campaigning for 24 x 7 cardiac care. Despite the chilly weather, and despite the Ireland rugby match being on at the same time, thousands of people turned up to remind our local and national politicians that we will not cease until we have the proper cardiac care services that we deserve in the South East.

It was wonderful to see support from all our neighbouring counties too – more and more people are coming to the realisation that our politicians have got this one terribly wrong.

There were some terrific and moving speeches on the day – people literally speaking from the heart. Catherine Power and Breffni Power

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

With January fading into a memory now so are many people’s New Year’s resolutions - research shows most resolutions will not make it past the second week in February. And with quitting smoking one of the most common resolutions, it has been revealed that a huge majority (85%) of would-be quitters try multiple times to quit but ultimately go back to the habit.

Most Irish smokers have declared they would like to stop, yet without the right support many sadly, pick up the habit again. With this in mind, Boots have an exciting new proposition for all Irish smokers – they will support those who want to stop smoking, by rewarding them when they Stop For Good. Through their revamped, evidence-based Stop For Good Rewards service, Boots will provide participants who remain smoke free through the 12 weeks of the programme

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Dentists have urged budding romantics who suffer from halitosis or chronic bad breath to try and get it treated ahead of Valentine’s Day. Twenty five per cent of the population suffer from the condition which affects men and women equally. However women are more likely to seek treatment for the condition more quickly than men.

Cork based dentist Dr Mairead Browne said that in most cases the condition is easily treatable.

"The issue very often is that people do not realise they have this condition and of course if that is the case they won’t bother seeking treatment. Not alone can it cause major embarrassment and disappointment for people on big dates but it can also be a sign of gum disease. If you think this may be the case for a friend or family member you should mention it to them

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Chair & Gentle Yoga at House of Yoga

Another year older. Are you feeling flexible, strong, energetic and relaxed as you age? Or are you feeling stiffer, weaker, more tired and tense with every year? Would you like to take up an activity that addresses these issues and is simple and easy to practice?

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga enjoyed from the comfort and safety of a chair. You get a wonderful all over stretch while sitting in your chair or standing next to it. No need to get down on the floor, let the chair do the work.

Chair Yoga is particularly suitable for anyone with limited mobility. A 6 week Chair Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 11:45am. 6 Classes €50. Booking essential.

A 6 week Gentle Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 10:30am. 6 Classes €50.

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Know Your Rights

Online dispute resolution


What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online?


If you are not happy with an item you have bought online, you should always contact the trader first to make a complaint. If you are not satisfied with their response, you may be able to get help.

If your complaint is against a trader here in Ireland, you can contact the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission for advice.

If the trader is in another EU member state, you can contact the European Consumer Centre Ireland (ECC Ireland). ECC Ireland may contact the trader and try to resolve your dispute. If this is not successful, ECC Ireland can advise you on other options.

You can also use the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform. The ODR platform is operated by the European Commission for use by

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

A Novel Approach to improving Physical & Emotional Wellbeing

The Waterford Women’s Support Network Conference which took place recently at the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, titled: A Novel Approach to improving Physical & Emotional Wellbeing. The ladies were thrilled to have three excellent guest speakers: Dr Ryan Foley PT, DPT Evolve Physiotherapy & Wellness, Registered Dietician Aoife Hearne of Operation Transformation and Michael Kelly from GIY Ireland (Grow it yourself), sharing their knowledge.

Ryan spoke about his integrated treatment model and educational system used to help improve physical and emotional wellness, but also to empower people to learn more about their bodies so they can adapt to their environment. He uses advanced methods including applied functional neurology, neural activation therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Integrated cranial therapy, and other movement based practices to elicit safety in the body and allow it

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Keep up the Healthy Eating this February with a Hearty Breakfast from SuperValu’s Free Porridge Giveaway

To celebrate the goodness and health benefits of porridge, SuperValu will be giving FREE PORRIDGE to customers nationwide on Saturday the 10th February with any purchase made in store.

With January finally ending, it’s never been easier to stick to our new year’s resolutions by maintaining that healthy 'new year, new me’ attitude and the 'good’ habits that have become a part of our daily routine for the rest of the year and beyond.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a bowl of nutritious porridge is a breakfast staple that will keep those hunger pangs at bay right through until lunchtime. To celebrate the goodness and health benefits

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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