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Wednesday, 24th January 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

Respect our nurses

Regular readers will know that in the past I worked as a nurse. I trained at Jervis Street in Dublin, and worked in hospitals in Ireland, the UK, America and the Middle East. I still work in health, as a complementary practitioner and a representative on the South East Health Forum.

Last weekend, I met up with three of my old nursing buddies from way back for a break in Dublin, to chat and catch up on the news. My friends had come from Galway, Kildare and Kilkenny. We laughed, we cried, and we talked seriously and lightheartedly about all the issues in our lives and in Ireland. One of the things we talked about was the

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

All are welcome to attend the countywide launch of the national initiative ‘Healthy Ireland at your Library’ in Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane on Tuesday 30

January at 11am with guest speaker, Aoife Hearne, RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’s’ panel nutrition expert.

The Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Séan Reinhardt will launch the countywide ‘Healthy Ireland at your Library’ programme of free events taking place in all 12 Waterford Library branches between January and March 2018.

‘Healthy Ireland at Your Library’ is running from now until the end of March 2018 and is being financed by the Department of Health as part of their ‘Healthy Ireland Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing 2013-2025’. The Healthy Ireland campaign was launched nationally by Taoiseach Leo

Varadkar and seeks to encourage people to make positive

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Having an eye test at least every two years is as essential as regular trips to the Dentist, say optical experts.

Adults and their children should ‘pledge to have an eye test’ every two years to ensure they protect their vision as part of their normal health routine. That’s the message of the Healthy Eyes campaign which took place last week, led by the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) and the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FODO) Ireland.

Healthy Eyes encourages everyone who has not had their eyes checked in the past two years to visit their local optical practice for an examination. Information and promotions will be available across the country through local Optometrists and Opticians .

To support Healthy Eyes Awareness Week, the AOI and FODO Ireland are encouraging people to post a photograph of themselves on social media using

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. Humans are pretty much the only animal to have hair that grows continuously for many years yet also suffers the indignity of going bald. What else can be said of our tangled relationship with hair?

A. Our entire body, except for the palms of our hands and soles of our feet, is covered with hair, about five million follicles, or about the same as chimps and other primates, says John Murray in his book “How To Be Human,” as excerpted in “New Scientist” magazine. Terminal hair grows on the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes; vellus hair is found everywhere else, so wispy and short as to be almost invisible. Hair follicles go through stages of growth and dormancy, with the growing stage controlled by hormones: Short, fine leg hairs grow for about two months, armpit

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

A great day of fitness, health & beauty took place in Dooley's Hotel Waterford on Saturday last January 20th with wellness & fitness exhibition stands, displays & masterclasses by Kangoo Jumps Ireland and a series of nutrition & mindwellness talks.

Barbara Boland Natural Nutritionist with a specialism in Food Intolerances delivered a short talk on " Boosting Energy With Good Nutrition" while Trevor Eivers of Trevor Eivers Hypnosis spoke on the importance of Positive Thinking & Visualisation in a very popular session titled " Believe In Yourself ".

Ellen Doolan of Slimming World Waterford shared her experiences with attendees on making simple switches in healthy food choices which produce real results.

The Pamper & Style section included Trends Beauty Distribution with PopUp Beauty, Make Up Demos by Nats Makeup , Holistic Therapies with Camilla Clarke & New Minds Fitness College. Deise Buddies were

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 24th January - Tuesday 31st January

Aries 21st March-21st April

This week it’s all about the build up to the month end’s second full supermoon, which is also a total lunar eclipse, and which will bring whatever you’ve been cultivating, building or brewing to a head. Change is afoot, in all it’s uncomfortable glory but with more positives than negatives straight off the bat. Speak openly and honestly, your opinion matters and your insights are invaluable.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

The month end’s second full supermoon, which is also a total lunar eclipse, will land squarely in the sector of your sign relating to home life. Expect a shift if your work/life balance, it could be seismic! Or a major change in your living arrangements. Eclipses often manifest the unexpected so be ready for anything on the home front, this

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Ardkeen Quality Food Store recently hosted a cookery demo with local chef Keith Boyle of the Bay Tree Bistro. Keith's ethos is simply "locally sourced food, cooked locally by a local Chef".

All of Keith's produce is sourced from small artisan suppliers where possible or from local butchers, fishmongers and farmers. A perfect match for Ardkeen as they share so many suppliers, like Ballymackenny Farm, Mooncoin Beetroot, Fancy Fungi, and Gubbeen Smokehouse.

Customers were treated to a remarkable shopping experience as Keith cooked every dish from scratch whilst taking time to talk to each producer and delve into the stories and tastes behind their food. A great example of two local businesses collaborating. You can find many of the recipes on

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Siúcra has created this mouth-watering salad for you to enjoy at any time of the day. The combination of sweet and juicy pears, crispy pancetta and creamy goat’s cheese make for the perfect salad to rustle up this winter.

Serves 4



- 3 to 4 pears, peeled, cored, sliced into wedges

- 80g Siúcra Light Golden Brown Sugar

- 30g butter

- 1 tsp chopped thyme

- 100g pancetta

- 50g rocket leaves

- 30g salad leaves

- 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts

- 50g soft goat’s cheese

- Garden herbs such as fennel fronds and edible flowers, optional


- 1 lemon, zest and juice

- 50ml rapeseed oil

- 1 tsp Siúcra Caster Sugar

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the dressing, combine Siúcra Caster Sugar

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Is your child Dyslexic or finding it difficult to read?

Come Along To Our Open Coffee Morning in the Ardkeen Library on 17th of January 2018; 14th of February 2018; 14th of March 2018; 11th April 2018; 9th of May 2018; 13th of June For Information, Advice & Support check out the Waterford Dyslexia group.

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 26th January at 8pm at Fenor National School. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15. All are welcome.

FREE Course - Helping People with Parkinsons

You are invited to the launch of a new 5-week course which is designed to incorporate a complete holistic approach to helping people with Parkinson's. It's not just medication and/or exercise that gives people the best results of improving their quality of life, but also having a positive mental attitude and a good nutritional diet

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018


I'm a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2018?


Changes to income tax bands were announced as part of Budget 2018. The amount of tax that you have to pay depends on your personal circumstances. Tax is charged as a percentage of your income. The percentage that you pay depends on the amount of your income.

The first part of your income, up to a certain amount, is taxed at 20%. This is known as the standard rate of tax and the amount that it applies to is known as the standard rate tax band.

The remainder of your income is taxed at the higher rate of tax, which is 40%. The amount that you can earn before you start to pay the higher rate of tax is known as your standard rate cut-off point.

For 2018 the standard rate of

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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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