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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Please be advised that the 231st Annual General Meeting of Waterford Chamber and the 31st Annual General Meeting of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, a Company Limited by Guarantee, will take place at the Granville Hotel, Waterford on Monday, 28th May at 5.30pm.

Please note that this meeting should conclude no later than 7.00pm – registration and light refreshments will be available at 5.00pm to ensure a prompt start.

Date: Monday, 28th May

Time: 5.30pm (registration & light refreshments from 5.00pm)

Venue: The Granville Hotel

RSVP: click here to book online

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday 20th April at 8:00 pm in the St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Waterford. The Society's officers will report on activities carried out in the past year, an officer board will be elected for the coming year and the plans for our summer programme of events will be outlined. All members are encouraged to attend. The AGM will be followed by a talk by Eamonn McEneaney, director, Waterford Treasures on the plans which are being advanced for the establishment of the Irish Museum of Time in Waterford.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world's oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.

An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games for all the family with games and entertainment from The Wobbly Circus. Younger visitors will also have the chance to join in pirate fun and games with the resident Pirate Pat and Captain Hook and a combat school and medieval games will be on offer from Montague Heritage or for the 'bigger adventurous kids' can try out the climbing wall and activities. A craft market featuring

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Supermarket shoppers across the country have been asked to 'Shop and Drop' on Saturday 21st April in a day of action facilitated by Voice Ireland and Friends of the Earth. Customers are being encouraged leave the unwanted plastic packaging on their groceries behind at the checkout after doing their Saturday shop. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the amount of plastic waste being unnecessarily foisted onto the consumer and to put the onus of dealing with the problem back on to the producer.

Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Chairperson of the Green Party in Waterford, will be taking part in the campaign and welcomes it as a positive move. "As a consumer, it can be very hard to get away from plastic packaging, much of which is no longer being accepted in people's recycling bin. This puts the responsibility and the

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The fodder crisis is challenging everybody in the industry to come up with innovative solutions to replenish fodder reserves and reduce the risk of a fodder shortage in future years. Seed suppliers, merchants, farm advisors and farmers are taking immediate actions to secure fodder supplies for next winter. New ideas are emerging where an intermediary can help to link and facilitate farmer-to-farmer trade.

For over a decade tillage and livestock farmers have been working together to grow and supply fodder. There have been some local successes, but a sustainable farm-to-farm trading system has not taken off for a number of reasons. On one side, the tillage farmer is concerned about payment and delivery, as this deviates away from the merchant payment structure. On the other side, the livestock farmer is worried about quality, quantity and cost of the forage.

The first step

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Una Dunphy of PBP Waterford urges those in favour of Repealing the 8th amendment to attend the launch of Waterford Together For Yes this Wednesday evening in the Granville Hotel. "I also encourage those who may be undecided on how to vote, to come along to this event which has excellent speakers on the issues involved in the 8th amendment which go far beyond just abortion."

This 8th amendment has been fought by many for decades, but for the first time in 35 years citizens are getting a chance to have their say. This gathering gives an excellent opportunity to become informed and involved in an enthusiastic campaign to change Ireland for the better.

People Before Profit fight for real choice, which includes the freedom to have children without the threat of homelessness or poverty, as well as the right not to

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Back in 2015 representatives of the country's 31 local authorities gathered in Dublin to declare Ireland's united commitment to creating an age friendly State. Cllr. Jason Murphy attended the event in his capacity as Deputy Mayor and signed the declaration on behalf of the people of Waterford. The Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities was initially developed in collaboration between the World Health Organisation, the Ageing Well Network and the International Federation on Ageing and expresses the clear and strong commitment of political leaders to champion actions which improve the lives of older people.

At March's Metropolitan Council Meeting Cllr. Murphy stated, "This declaration was a commitment by the council's involved to make their cities age friendly and places where our elderly citizens are valued in terms of infrastructure, public realm and accessibility. While things are improving especially in

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The "Waterford Together for Yes" campaign will be officially launched at an information evening on Wednesday April 18th at 7.30pm in the Granville Hotel, The Quay, Waterford.

"Anyone who has questions about the repealing the 8th amendment, the medical and psychological impacts of travelling for terminations or who just want to know more about the referendum is welcome to come along," said Waterford Together for Yes spokesperson Martina Collender. "And if you want to get involved with the campaign we'll be happy to sign you up on the evening."

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Peadar O'Grady, psychiatrist with Doctors for Choice; Dr. Fiona Bloomer of Ulster University and the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal and Claire Cullen Delsol from Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR).

"Waterford Together for Yes" is a coming together of Waterford parents for Choice, Rise & Repeal, People

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

The Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre in Barrack Street is to close on 31st July. Over 100 Community Groups catering for over 1,000 people are affected. Up to 62 staff including those on Community Employment schemes will be affected, as will those staff catering for those on disability.

However, the good news is that the Centre will re-open on 1st

September though with a vastly reduced staff. Letters have been sent to over 200 groups using the Centre's facilities to give them time to seek alternative premises for their activities.

One of the major contributory factors leading to the ceasing of activities is the age profile of the Brothers which European wide is 78 years of age. The centre currently runs from 6 a.m. to 10pm but this will have to

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

An Post issued two stamps in recognition of the life and achievements of international statesmen and Nobel peace prize winners, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

Designed by Dublin-based design studio Aad, the stamps feature photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the famous 'March on Washington’, (© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis/Getty Images) and Nelson Mandela in Soweto, September 1990 (© Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images).

The stamps are available from main post offices, from the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO, or online at http://www.irishstamps.ie. Fittingly both stamps are intended for international mail and will carry a 'W’ designation for worldwide posting.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He led the August 1963 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ where he gave his famous 'I Have a Dream’ speech.

King, Jr.

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