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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said continued firm EU spot quotes for late June and early July, strong June average market returns, and a second consecutive Fonterra auction showing a clear upward correction, all combined to prove his point that a June milk price of 38c/ + VAT (close on 40c/l incl. VAT) was both fully justified, and sustainable at least to year-end.

"In this week’s Fonterra auction, which deals with trade right out to January 2014, many commodities saw a significant price improvement, with rennet casein up 7.9% and SMP up 3.1%. While the butter price decrease of 5.7% was disappointing, international stocks and fresh availability continue to be very low. Meanwhile, average product returns within the EU, as reported by the EU Commission for the week of 16th June, suggest that a relatively representative Irish product mix

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging motorcyclists, scooter and moped users to bike safely on the roads this summer following a rise in motorcycle casualties in 2013. To date, 13 motorcyclists have died on Irish roads compared to 8 motorcyclists and 2 pillion passengers up to the same date last year. Motorcyclists account for almost 14% of road deaths so far this year, despite making up less than 2% of the total vehicle fleet.

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are asking riders to be aware of their vulnerability on the roads as research shows that motorcyclists are three times more likely to be killed on Irish roads than in any other EU country.

A provisional analysis of motorcycle and pillion passenger deaths by An Garda Síochána shows that almost 4 out of 5 fatal motorcycle collisions

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The people of Waterford are playing their part in the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 by helping out in their local communities. Now in its third year, Dulux Let’s Colour Project appealed to Irish communities to take up their paintbrushes to make positive impact in their community by entering the Let’s Colour Project 2013.

Pictured (from left) is Stephen Horgan of Dulux; Ann FitzGerald of the Waterford Women’s Centre, and Tony Byrne of the Paint Department of Morris’s DIY at the presentation of the Dulux paint to help the Waterford Women’s Centre.

According to Ann Fitzgerald of Waterford Women’s Centre, "The painting of the Women’s Centre will uplift management, staff, volunteers and users of the centre, as we have been unable to afford to paint the exterior

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Waterford City Council making moves on gum litter reduction through the innovative "Bin It Your Way" campaign Waterford City is stepping up their campaign against gum litter and asking people to "Bin it Your Way". This is the second year of the three-year campaign and Waterford City Council are once again an active participant in the high-profile national Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) awareness campaign. On 2nd July 2013, Councillor John Cummins, Mayor  and Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer were on the streets of Waterford to promote the correct disposal of gum litter with the help of the GLT ad-bikes and local authority representatives who distributed gum raps and other campaign materials.

Coordinated by the GLT in association with local authorities throughout Ireland, the national Gum Litter Taskforce awareness

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Local coach and mini-bus hire company Duggan Coaches were the people behind the very popular Winterval Express Train and the good news is that they are back on the city streets as ‘Waterford Tours’! The new guided sight-seeing tour of the city is for locals and tourists alike and has an extended route which stops in Barron Strand Street, Michael Street and takes in Castle Street and includes the Medieval City Walls. Tickets for the Waterford Tour can be purchased on board the road train, or at the Bishop’s Palace and the Medieval Museum.

Waterford Tours are running 7 days a week every half hour, from 10am to 6pm. (last train runs at 5.30). No pre-booking is necessary, just roll up and jump on board for the ride! Tel. 083 1550880.

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

A pall of gloom was cast over the motor sports enthusiasts in Waterford and environs at the loss of a prominent raly driver who was killed in a crash while taking part in the Ravens Rock Rally in Co. Waterford on Sunday last. The rally was immediately cancelled as a mark of respect, and the road was closed to the public and sealed off while gardai carried out a forensic road examination.

Mr. Paul Mulcahy from Kilgobnet outside Dungarvan who died was a very experienced rally driver who has taken part in many major race on the rally circuit over the years. His co-driver was Kevin Power who was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where his condition is believed to be stable.

Mr. Mulcahy was married with his wife Fiona Power from the Kilrossanty area of Co. Waterford. The couple had celebrated

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

As part of a nationwide campaign Lynch Solicitors will host a free "Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy" seminar in the Tower Hotel Waterford on Wednesday, 3rd July, at 5.30pm-7pm. Those who attend the seminar will have the opportunity to learn about the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 and how it will work in practice in terms of relief options for those with mortgage arrears and other debt. The significant new measure under the Act to reduce the bankruptcy period from 12 years to 3 years (or in some cases 8 years) will also be discussed at the seminar. Speakers will include John M. Lynch, Principal at Lynch Solicitors, Andrea Gleasure, Solicitor at Lynch Solicitors, Gillian McCarthy, Accountant at Lynch Solicitors and Dr. Maeve Martin, Clinical Director, InForm Psychological Services. The "Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy" seminars have already taken place in Thurles and

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Hearne calls for a criminal investigation on billions defrauded from the state

Speaking after lodging a formal complaint in Waterford Garda station Waterford City Councilor John Hearne  called on the Garda to launch a criminal investigation into the billions of pounds defrauded from the Irish people by Anglo Irish Banks. Councilor Hearne said every year the Government takes hundreds of people to court when they discover they defrauded the state by supplying false information on benefit claims.. Politicians cant be trusted to bring these people to court so im calling on cab and the fraud squad to investigate this fraud.Im also calling on the Social Protection Minster Joan Burton to explain why the Labour party is protecting big bankers whilst doing nothing for the ever increasing numbers of struggling homeowners.

Councilor Hearne said the new Code of Conduct for mortgage arrears published today is best

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

The Mulligan Pharmacy Group Create 25 New Jobs In Waterford & Open Two New Pharmacies At Tesco

The Mulligan Pharmacy Group opened two new pharmacies in Tesco Ardkeen & Tesco Ballybeg creating 25 new full and part time jobs in Waterford City. The new pharmacy at Tesco Ardkeen was officially opened by the newly appointed Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins and Mr. John Halligan, T.D. opened the new pharmacy at Tesco Ballybeg.

Speaking at the opening of the pharmacy at Tesco Ardkeen Cllr. John Cummins said "it is an exciting day for Waterford to see growth in the retail sector and the creation of another 25 jobs for the city. Mulligans Pharmacy is a true family business and a local success story contributing enormously to the local economy

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

We’ve tried every diet on the market in the never-ending quest to lose weight and get rid of those all-important last few inches. From Atkins to South Beach, to grapefruit and cabbage soup, to diet pills and shakes, the weight loss world is awash with promises of quick fixes and miracle weight-loss measures - that just don’t work.

A new inch-loss treatment has arrived in Ireland which is turning the inch-loss market on its head. The treatment is called Cooltec. It’s available at Therapie Clinic Barronstrand Street in Limerick and has become so popular, the clinic has reported a month-long waiting list for a session.

The treatment works by exposing fat cells to controlled cooling. A suction-like device draws in the tissue and cools the fat cells which shrink, break down and are removed by the body’s natural metabolic process. Results vary

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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