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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Irish Red Cross Waterford City Branch Youth Section are currently recruiting new members.

Would you like your child to be taught first aid and have the confidence and knowledge to know how to treat a stroke, Heart Attack, perform CPR, know about fainting, bleeding sprains, strains and lots more . We also play games and work on achieving awards, and have fun times like day trips, bowling.

We teach Children 4-10 who are know as t bears on Mondays from 6-7

Youths 10-18 on Mondays from 7-8.

We meet in the Irish Red Cross, 20 Lombard Street (side of the Tower Hotel).

If you would like your child to Join please ring or text Maria on 087-1534600.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The January meeting of the Waterford Humanist Group will take place on Monday 22nd, January upstairs at the Cove Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. For further information phone 086 8776307.

Irish Conversation - Tramore's Ciorcal Comhrá

An Ciorcal Comhrá sa dTrá Mhór (Irish conversation group) will meet again for the first time after the Christmas break, in Tramore Library on Thursday January 25th 2018, from 7pm to 8pm. There is always a great atmosphere at this popular Ciorcal so if you would like to use your cúpla focail in a friendly chat, the Ciorcal is for you! There is a warm céad míle fáilte awaiting all of those who come along, at all ages and all levels. For more information, please phone (076) 110 2594. Bí linn!

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Our next day trip is to IKEA and Liffey Valley on Saturday 10th February. Departing from Tesco Ardkeen bus stop at 09.45am and Dooley's Hotel at 10.00am. We will drop off at these points also at approximately 8.30pm.

The cost is €30 only and places must be reserved in advance. Come along for the day out, meet new people, relax and let us do the driving.

To book your place, please ring Issy on 083 3196215.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

One of Ireland's leading development charities is looking for volunteers to join them on one of Europe's most famous pilgrims walking routes, this year.

Gorta-Self Help Africa is organising two separate trips along the Camino de Santiago in 2018, and is looking for participants to join them for week-long trips along two of the most famous stretches on the popular pilgrims way.

A dozen volunteers are being sought for each of the expeditions, the first of which will take place from April 26th to May 3rd on the classic French Camino from Sarria to Santiago. The second expedition is being planned for September, and will cover a similar distance on the Portuguese Camino, starting from Tui.

Participants are asked to raise €2,000 to support their efforts, with this sum covering all costs of travel and accommodation, and also generating vital income to support

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

The Helvick Lifeboat Fundraising Committee AGM is scheduled for 8pm Friday January 26th in Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club (DHSC) on Davitt's Quay. The general public are most welcome to attend. "May we take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy new year and express our gratitude to all our volunteers, the media and to the public for your outstanding help, enthusiasm and support in 2017” said Hon Fundraising Chairman Kevin O'Morchoe.

"As we leave the old year behind us, we spare a thought for those who have lost loved ones either at sea, or in their endeavours to rescue others” he added.

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Mary Butler has said that the anomalies created by changes to the State Contributory Pension in 2012 must be addressed by Government this year.

Deputy Butler added that "in 2012 Fine Gael introduced changes to the band rates for entitlement to the State Pension. This resulted in hundreds of Waterford people, and women in particular, receiving a reduced pension payment.

"In some instances people lost in the region of €30 per week or €1,500 per annum. This is a significant sum of money for most individuals but particularly for those solely reliant on the State pension.

"As Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Older People, I believe that this must be rectified as quickly as possible. I have spoken with various groups and individuals affected by the anomalies in their pensions.

"They cannot understand the unfairness, the apparent dismissal by the

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Councillor Pat Nugent officially launched a food waste prevention initiative in City Hall on Friday 12th January. The initiative which is a joint venture between Waterford City and County Council and Wexford County Council aims to raise awareness of food waste, the costs incurred to the average household and ways to prevent it.

A short 1 minute animated clip was produced to engage and introduce families to the subject of food waste prevention. The clip will be shown in cinemas for 10 weeks in County Waterford and County Wexford starting Friday 19th January. A version for YouTube will be produced in both Irish and English. A competition will be run for both primary and secondary schools to further engage all members of the community in food waste prevention.


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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Slievekeale active retirement association

Our agm is on Tuesday the 16th of January 2018 in the Waterford health park at 2.30pm.

Comeragh active retirement

The Comeragh active retirement meeting will take place Wednesday 10th January at the Woodlands Hotel at. 2.30. Subscriptions will be collected at our AGM. Nollag na man was celebrated on 6th January in the Granville Hotel at 1.30pm.

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.

Waterford Dyslexia Talk

On Wednesday 10th January 2018 at Edmund Rice Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford City at 7.00pm

Guest Speakers: Donald Ewing, Tanya Brady, Dyslexia Association of Ireland

The talk will give

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Consumer rights during sales


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


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, replacement or refund.

If you are entitled to a refund because there is a fault with goods that you bought at full price, you should be refunded the amount you paid even if they are now on sale at a reduced price.

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

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

17 Morley Terrace

Morley Terrace is an area steeped in history. This Edwardian well appointed property comes to the market in need of attention, although it has all the potential to become a most wonderful family home. Located at the end of the terrace this property comes with the benefit of full planning permission for a two storey rear extension and permission to create off street parking also to the rear.

The accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, two reception rooms with open fireplaces, kitchen and shower room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, with a further large 4th bedroom on the second floor. The property also benefits from the fact that it would qualify for the 'City Living Initiative'. Price Region €160,000.

8 Airmount Villas

Charming detached family residence in superb condition throughout.

This wonderful family home is ideally

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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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