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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

The third of four regional finals in this years Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Limerick Strand Hotel last Tuesday night where Munster's best Restaurants, Chefs & Pubs were honoured at the awards event. Davy Macs no. 7 John's Avenue, won best pub for Waterford which is it's fourth major award in just over one year in business, the next step is the national finals on the 8th of May in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin where they hope to take home the plaque for the best bar in Ireland.

The team from Davy Macs are pictured here accepting their award.

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Faithlegg House Hotel appoints Ronan Douglas as Business Development Manager

Ronan Douglas has been appointed Business Development Manager of Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort in County Waterford.

A Waterford native, Ronan graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology with a degree in Business and Legal Studies. Since then he has held positions throughout the corporate and not for profit sectors, bringing with him a wealth of experience for his new role.

Ronan is delighted to join the team at Faithlegg House Hotel at an exciting time which will see him supporting and leading the overall development of the resort. FBD Property and Leisure have invested strongly in the market and Faithlegg House Hotel has experienced significant growth year on year. The resort has recently completed a refurbishment of 28 classic rooms, the Boardroom and Adelaide Blake Suites and plan to start work

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Preparing for retirement

Question

I will be retiring from work in 2017 when I reach 65. What do I need to know about pensions and other benefits in retirement?

Answer

When you retire at age 65 you can claim Jobseeker’s Benefit, which is based on your Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions. If you do not qualify for Jobseeker’s Benefit, you can claim Jobseeker’s Allowance, which is means-tested.

At age 66, you may be entitled to the State Pension (Contributory). If you do not have enough PRSI contributions, you can apply for a State Pension (Non-Contributory), which is means-tested. You should apply for a State Pension at least three months in advance.

You may have contributed to an occupational pension scheme during your working life or you may have a personal pension arrangement. You need to contact the pension provider to find out exactly what benefits

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Can you think of any special circumstance when brain loss might be a good thing?

A. The latest data suggest that pregnancy selectively shrinks Mom’s gray matter to make her brain more responsive to Baby (“Nature Neuroscience”), says Laura Sanders in “Science News” magazine. In general, a woman’s reproductive history can reflect long-lasting changes to her brain’s health. “Pregnancy leaves signatures so strong that researchers could correctly predict whether women had been pregnant based on the brain changes,” changes still evident two years after pregnancy.

Further experiments suggested “the regions that shrunk the most - parts of the frontal and temporal cortices as well as the midline - are thought to be involved in understanding other people’s mental perspectives.” Perhaps these regions then become more specialized, helping a mother better care for a baby. The

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Last week over 60 Norwegian and Swedish students and teachers marched in Waterford City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as part of an enterprise visit to Waterford on the invitation of the Local Enterprise Office. The students (18-19 years olds) are studying a three year entrepreneurship program, this is the students’ third and last year and the Irish visit is the highlight of their year.

A full and varied itinerary planned for the group included visits to Waterford Crystal, WIT and historical venues such as the Medieval Museum. The trip also featured a dinner in Dooley’s Hotel on Thursday evening, hosted by the Local Enterprise Office. The menu was sourced principally from local foods and constituted a ‘celebration’ of Waterford food production.

The most fun had to be the visit to WIT Arena where they learned how to play hurling and partook in

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 22nd March - Tuesday 28th March

Aries 21st March-21st April

Planets are literally lining up to support you now, so if there’s a solo project in particular that you’ve been itching to get started on, this is the week to do it. You literally have the wind in your sails and it will be almost impossible to fail at something you really put your heart and soul into. Expect great things to come your way as your birthday season arrives, all the love you’ve put out there over the last year comes back in spades.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Emotions could come to surface now, particularly where

relationships are concerned. If you’ve felt the balance was off in any of your close personal relationships (not necessarily romantic ones), now is the time to work through the heavy duty stuff in this

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Right2Water Waterford will hold an organising meeting at the Unite Centre Keyser St on Thursday next the 23rd of March at 7.30pm. This meeting will

discuss organising arrangements for the National Right 2water Demonstration to be held in Dublin City centre on April the 8th.

Right2water will be running transport to Dublin on the 8th of April. Those wishing to travel should contact 051 875 438, for details of time and assembly point, leaving their name and contact number.

Due to the sustained pressure exerted by the public through the Right2Water campaign since 2014, we are on the cusp of charges in all its forms being abolished. People Power was witnessed, when hundreds of thousands of people came onto the streets and also refused to pay the charges, to assert our human right to water. They also returned ninety TDs to the Dail

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Captain Peter Willcox, the Greenpeace activist most known for his time at the helm of one of the world’s most famous peace boats - The Rainbow Warrior, heads the bill in a series of free events open to the general public as part of the Green Party’s annual convention in Waterford this weekend.

Speaking ahead of the convention, Senator Grace O’Sullivan, who was instrumental in the decision to hold this year’s convention in Waterford, said she is delighted that not only is Waterford playing host, but that this series of public events has been scheduled.

“Politics is often perceived as something that takes place behind closed doors. I’m proud to be involved in opening those doors. I’m looking forward to introducing my friend and former crewmate Peter Willcox to the people of Waterford and beyond. WLR’s Eamon Keane will be conducting a

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

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

Straight to the heartburn!

Indigestion is a very broad term that refers to virtually any problem relating to digesting food. Most commonly, it refers to heartburn, gas or distension of the stomach. When heartburn occurs, the oesophagus (wind pipe) or stomach is irritated by too much acid, either from the foods eaten or from the digestive acids that are secreted to digest them. Problems can also be caused by underproduction of hydrochloric acid, which leads to an inability to break down food and hence give rise to indigestion. The body may slightly regurgitate the food and acids, thereby creating a burning sensation in the middle of the chest.

If you are suffering from indigestion or heartburn, the following digestive tips may be

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

“Mental” Friday 24th March at the Book Centre

Waterford author Orla Shanaghy launches her new book 'Mental' on Friday March 24th, 6:30 PM, in The Book Centre, John Roberts Square, Waterford city. The book, which is a collection of short stories, will be launched by renowned poet Mark Roper.

There are many non-fiction books out there about mental health. 'Mental' breaks new ground by using fiction to poke into the cracks in the human mind. The five stories explore our attitudes to mental health through the eyes of five very different everyday characters.

Orla Shanaghy has been active as a writer and blogger for many years. Her short stories were shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize 2012 and the William Trevor Prize 2007. Her non-fiction work has been broadcast several times on RTÉ Radio One's Sunday Miscellany. Her work has been published

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    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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