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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Waterford Treasures has some real treats in store as part of National Heritage Week which runs from 18th to the 25th of August. Eamonn McEneaney and his team of curators will take visitors on special 'limited edition' tours that reveal the secrets of the lost treasures of Waterford, and on Sunday 25th August, the Waterford Living History Society will re-create the famous Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife on Palace Square (between Christ Church Cathedral and Bishop's Palace). The Waterford Treasures team brings history to life 7 days a week all year round with it's costumed performer tours within the museums, and the new Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle which is proving to be so popular with children and families. The special events for National Heritage Week are yet another way for everyone to enjoy Waterford's fascinating history, and there

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Waterford Gardai are investigating the discovery of a body on the balcony of an apartment in Nore House, Canada Square on Tuesday morning at 8.57 a.m.

The body was notified to Gardai when it was spotted on the balcony. The area was sealed off and enquiries by Gardai are continuing. The State pathologist will carry out a postmortem in WRH.

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Highlights From The 'Spraoi' Parade - photos by John Power - see inside

The 21st annual Spraoi Festival last weekend was an outstanding success which attracted tens of thousands of visitors and locals alike to savour the huge variety of free entertainment on offer.

Thousands of people lined the streets on Sunday night from John Street through the centre city to the Quay. Despite the threat of rain the inclement weather held off until the parade and fireworks display were over.

The theme of this year's anniversary parade was Flotsam and Jetsam and the appreciative onlookers gave it a rousing búla bos. The parade featured hundreds of performers in imaginative costumes, with creative floats, live music and special effects.

The theme of the parade resonated with the thousands who had come prepared with brollies

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Waterford entries are now being sought for the 2013 'Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards' – an all-Ireland awards initiative to highlight the achievements of those who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Pictured here is Bill Somers from Hidden Hearing Waterford launching the call for nominations.

The 'Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards', created by Ireland's premier hearing healthcare provider Hidden Hearing in association with the Irish Deaf Society, is seeking nominations for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing and have made a significant contribution to society, their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence.

Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.hiddenhearing.ie or at Hidden Hearing branches.

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

"My personal experience of Waterford Regional Hospital has been quite scary. This is no reflection on the staff as it is the conditions that they are working under. With over 80 beds closed in WRH and the cuts to the workforce, this all adds to the pressure that staff are under out there.

'I feel that when a person goes into the hospital there is pressure on doctors out there to get them out as fast as they can. One incidence where a woman went into hospital with transient ischemic attack (TIA) also known as a mini stroke and was discharged shortly after being admitted, unfortunately only to return two days later after having another TIA. It is alleged this situation was repeated five times and on the fifth occasion the lady was readmitted after having a serous allergic reaction to

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

A bilingual guided walk around the historical village of Ardmore will take place on Monday evening, 19 August from 7.00 – 9.00pm.

Under the guidance of local historian, Liam Suipéil, you will be guided around the plethora of historical sites in this small village, including the Round Tower and graveyard, St. Declan's Well and St. Declan's Stone and Burial Place. Entitled "History, Geography and Folklore of Ardmore", Liam's talk will be bilingual, with an emphasis on the Irish language, but you do not have to be fluent in the language to attend. This is an opportunity to learn about local history, while also experiencing our native language in use.

If you would like to attend this free event, which is being organised as part of a series of events to celebrate Heritage Week in Co. Waterford, please come along to the car-park

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

In response to a complaint by Mr. John Cloono, to Waterford City Council regarding 'flood damage' to the Library in Lady Lane we have received the following statement from Ms. Jane Cantwell, City Librarian:

I would like to thank Mr Cloono, People Before Profit for his very positive comments on the wonderful services and staff as well as the many activities taking place in the Central Library, Lady Lane.  I also very much appreciate Mr Cloono's concerns regarding leaks in the building but would like to assure him that there is a maintenance programme in place for Central Library, which includes repairs to areas where leaks occur and  ongoing monitoring of the building to assess and prevent the potential access of water to the building.

The specific incident last Wednesday morning, which necessitated temporary closure of the glass bridge on the 2nd

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Waterford City Councillor John Hearne said this week Waterford City Council workers who didn't pay their property tax on the principle that it was an unjust tax came across a new deduction in their wages. Under the heading LPT local property tax they discovered it had been deducted from their wages. No consultation no ifs or buts just taken. I met old age pensioners recently who received the same threatening letters from the revenue to say they will be deducting the property tax from their pensions. This money the Government have conceded goes straight to bail out the bankers and not into local services as promised.

Councillor Hearne said:

"This is an absolute disgrace when you look at the way they treated their friends who were criminally defrauding the state of millions and billions of euros. They didn't  go after their assets

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Youth striving to contribute to the well-being of their communities have begun gathering in a series of international conferences on positive social action. The conferences have been called for by the Bahai World Community which holds a vision of a world united under one God and a humanity liberated to embrace the fundamental oneness of all religion.

The first of the 114 youth conferences, which are taking place all over the world, are scheduled between now and October of this year. This past weekend they have taken place in Papua New Guinea, Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Indonesia. The conference for this part of the world will take place in Warwick outside London from Friday the 30th August to Sunday the 1st of September and will include youth from 15 to 30 years of age.

Among the themes to be discussed at

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Thursday, 8th August 2013

Following an application to the High Court on Friday 2 August 2013, Mr Aiden Murphy of Crowe Horwath was confirmed as Official Liquidator to the trading companies of the Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Newgold Limited and Cendant Limited.

This follows on from the appointment of the Provisional Liquidator and Statutory Receiver on 19 July 2013.

This well-known island Hotel and Golf resort remains open for "business as usual”. The Hotel and Golf resort operations will be overseen by the Statutory Receiver (Mr Eoin Ryan of McKeogh Gallagher Ryan) who was appointed by NAMA. Given the great location it is hoped that people will continue to benefit from the resort's facilities and, to the extent possible, the immediate objective is to secure operations and to honour bookings.

Waterford Castle and its staff look forward to welcoming new and existing customers, including valued

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    HealthCatastropheMary Harney, when she was Minister for Health, many years ago, declared that 300 people on trolleys in hospital corridors was a 'health crisis'. Now here we are in 2018 and we have nearly twice that number of people on trolleys within a hospital system that barely seems able to cope. The sad and infuriating thing about this, is that this is a yearly occurence where every winter ,just as the New Year is coming in, we find ourselves in the same position - every year.The Gove …

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