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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

The Waterford One World Centre is holding a special evening to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight on Sunday, 5 March, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick St., in Waterford City. This is event is part of the Centre’s SUSY Project which aims to raise awareness about the Social Economy and is funded by the European Union. Fairtrade Fortnight is held each year to raise awareness about the importance of Fairtrade and the impact that it continues to have on the lives of people around the world.

This event will be opened by the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Adam Wyse. We are very honoured this year to have a diverse range of speakers and would like to welcome Ms. Bassema Barahemeh, who is an olive farmer and representative from the Palestine Fairtrade Association. Also joining us from Palestine, and representing the

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Flahavan’s, the Irish oat milling company, has been awarded the Sustainable Energy Achievement Award 2017, Green Food & Beverage Award 2017 and Green Medium Sized Organisation of the Year at the prestigious Green Awards 2017.

Over 500 industry figures gathered at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin, to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements within Ireland’s green industry, with trophies presented to the winners across the 25 categories..

Flahavan’s tally of three trophies makes Ireland’s oldest family owned business, the most awarded organiatision on the night.

The company has been milling oats for 7 generations at the family mill in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. With over the 230 years in business Flahavan’s are committed to sustainable production that protects the environment and the community; operating in a local rural community nestled

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Congratulations to Professor Liam Gallagher who is the first recipient of a new award introduced by th e Irish Association for Cancer Research. This award “IALR Cancer Research Medal”, is awarded to an Irish cancer scientist that has made a significant contribution to the Irish Cancer Research Community.

Professor Gallagher is the Director of the UCD Conway Institute and a Professor of Cancer Biology in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. He is also currently Director of BREAST-PREDICT, which is the first Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) to be funded. This country-wide CCRC, which is supported to the level of €7.5m., runs from 2013 to 2018 and involves six adademic institutions (UCD , TCD, RCSI, DCU, NUIG and UCC), as well as the not-for-profit clinical trials organisation, Clinical Trials Ireland.

The major focus of Professor Gallagher’s research

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan T.D. has urged Tesco to enter meaningful negotiations with Mandate to find a resolution to the escalating industrial action at its stores all over the country, after it emerged that workers at the Poleberry, Waterford store received a warning of disciplinary action yesterday.

The eight workers are pre-1996 employees, according to Minister Halligan, who began travelling to support picketing workers at Tesco, Bray after strike action was rejected by a narrow margin at Tesco Poleberry last week:

“Last night, some received a registered letter warning that their absence from work was unauthorised and the company is to conduct a disciplinary investigation. These workers were told in the letter that there could be sanctions up to and including dismissal, which is a deeply upsetting message for any worker to receive.

“Having met union leaders Gerry Light

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Following remedial works undertaken by Irish Water and the recording of satisfactory results by the HSE, the boil water notice for 372 customers using the Kilmacthomas water supply has now been lifted with immediate effect. The boil water notice was put in place as a precautionary measure due to potential contamination issues as a result of agricultural runoff. All customers were temporarily switched to a neighbouring supply, while the reservoir and mains supply pipes were thoroughly cleaned and flushed out.

Customers can now resume the normal use of their water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.

Welcoming the lifting of the Boil Water Notice, Regional Operations Manager, Katherine Walshe said,

“Irish Water would like to thank customers for their patience while we worked to address the causes behind this boil water notice. We greatly regret any inconvience caused during this time. Irish

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

An estimate 12,173,606 pancakes were devoured in Ireland on Shrove Tuesday despite one third of the population (33%) not knowing the meaning of the day, according to new research commissioned by Siúcra. The findings have been released to coincide with the tastiest day in the culinary calendar as Siúcra encouraged the nation to get their pans out and whip up a batch from scratch.

The age-old tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Tuesday, has been celebrated for centuries as a way of using forbidden foods before the fasting period of Lent. The survey revealed that a lack of awareness of the real meaning behind the feast day didn’t stop the majority (67%) of the population marking the occasion, with the average person enjoying 2.55 pancakes.

An impressive 70% of the population made their pancakes from scratch with

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Londis, who pride themselves on community integration, are proud to continue their support of ‘Tastes Like Home’. As applications now open, much loved TV chef and author Catherine Fulvio is calling on Waterford participants to bring their recipes to the table, for a chance to feature on a fresh new series of RTÉ One’s Tastes Like Home.

Home cooks with a flare for a feast, a savoury supper or a recipe steeped in tradition are encouraged to apply, to fly the flag for Waterford and follow in the footsteps of Season One contestants from Dublinl, Carlow, Carlow, Donegal and Clare.

Tastes Like Home is a cooking and travel show which follows six families living in Ireland, as they share their

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017

A Michelin-starred OX pops up for lunch in The Tannery, renowned chef Stephen Harris of The Sportsman in Kent cooks dinner, there’s Holy Smoke to be had and bespoke gin to create, there’s a new Greenway to be cycled and the launch of the exciting new Waterford Food Trail, there are superfoods and super chefs, old hands and emerging talents, tapas and trails, foraging and family fun, dramatic dinners and brilliant BBQs – this year the West Waterford Festival of Food is 10 years old, and it’s going to be the best birthday party ever!

Some of Ireland’s finest chefs, producers, stall-holders and all round lovers of fine food come to the beautiful coastal town of Dungarvan from 21st-23rd April to celebrate the birthday of this fantastic Irish food festival. Combining the best of food and drink, engaging events, pop-up restaurants,

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Friday, 24th February 2017

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society

The lecture season for 2017 will continue on Friday 24th February with a lecture by Mr. Liam Murphy. Topic: The life of Dr. Thomas Hussey (1746 - 1803), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and first President of Maynooth. Venue: St. Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, Waterford. Time: 8pm. Admission €5, members no charge.Waterford Intellectual Disability Association AGM

Waterford Intellectual Disability Association AGM

The Waterford Intellectual Disability Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the main building of the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St, Waterford on Tuesday February 28th at 7.30pm. WIDA is funded by the HSE and provides residential services for adults with an intellectual disability, respite services for adults and children, adult day centres at Spring Garden in Cherrymount and a training programme for adults at our new centre in Killure Manor, St Johns Park. We

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Friday, 24th February 2017

Importing a car into Ireland


What are the rules about buying a car in the UK and bringing it back to Ireland?


In general, all vehicles brought into Ireland are subject to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and must be registered. If you have imported a vehicle, you must pay VRT and receive the vehicle's registration certificate showing that you have paid VRT.

If you live abroad and are moving to live in Ireland, you may be eligible for a VRT exemption. Even if you are not required to pay VRT, you must still register your vehicle when you move to Ireland. In certain cases, foreign-registered vehicles may be imported into Ireland temporarily by a non-resident without the requirement to pay VRT or register the vehicle.

You register the car and pay the VRT at a National Car Testing Service (NCTS) centre. You can get

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Letters to the Editor


    Republican Icon diesThe death of Martin McGuinness in Derry yesterday morning brings to an end the life of one of the most remarkable Republicans ever in the history of the movement. A person who made the transition from violent militarism to a key figure in the peace process in Northern Ireland. He died aged 66 in Derry’s Altanagelvin Hospital with his family by his bedside.A former member of the IRA’S Army Council he became Sinn Fein’s Chief negotiator in the peace process. He led the Sinn Fein P …

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