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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Confidential document lifts lid on bank’s veil of secrecy on mortgage deals

Sinn Féin Leader in the Seanad has called on the Government to get real in relation to families in mortgage distress. He said the latest figures from the Central Bank showing that over 185,000 families are in mortgage distress as truly shocking. The figures also show that over 1,000 families each month are falling into distress.

Senator Cullinane also commented on a confidential non-disclosure document released by Pearse Doherty T.D., used by AIB to gag borrowers in the buy-to-let market on mortgage deals with the bank.

David said the document revealed the true extent of the bank’s attempts to keep hidden from the public how it deals with mortgage distress, at a time when people need transparency and action on the issue across all mortgage deals.

David said: "This confidential document finally

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

If opportunity doesn’t knockbuild a door

The Waterford Festival of Learning, 19th, 20th & 21st March 2013, aims to first and foremost celebrate learning. This three-day festival will showcase the broad range of learning opportunities available across Waterford.

All events are free and open to the public in accessible venues including community centres, historical centres, the city’s parks, our libraries, our theatres, our sports grounds, our training centres, our schools, colleges and on the street.

There is a wide selection of dynamic and interactive activities to cater for all tastes – guided tours, exhibitions, open-days, walks, workshops, musical performances, demonstrations, displays, lessons and launches, each designed to welcome and encourage public participation.

Learning is about involvement and fun, and the realisation of your potential and aspirations.

While learning may be challenging, it is more so rewarding and satisfying. Learning opens up new opportunities and makes

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

We enjoyed a most interesting evening with our speaker last month, Bernard Dray, we learnt a great deal about the benefits of reflexology and massage, thank you very much.

Sadly, on February 18, we learnt of the death of Miss Maureen O'Carroll, former Chair of TramoreTown Commissioners, and a founder member of Tramore ICA. Several members of the town council and ICA formed a 'guard of honour' as she was brought into the church. Ar dheis Dé go raibh an anam dílis.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 13 March at 8pm in Tramore House. Agnes Aylward from Tramore Development Trust wil be talking to us about the 'Japanese Garden Project' and showing a series of slides regarding the proposed garden. We will also be celebrating St Patrick’s festival, do wear something green if the mood takes you!

There will also be a

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

1,000 sports enthusiasts to descend on Waterford and Kilkenny for Paddlefest 2013 April 6&7

OVER 1,000 canoeists, kayakers, paddlers and sports enthusiasts from across Ireland and the UK are to descend on Waterford and Kilkenny early next month for Paddlefest 2013, an international celebration of adrenalin-pumping sport and fun.

Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP) has confirmed that PaddleFest 2013 is coming to Waterford and Kilkenny on the 6th and 7th April. The weekend-long event will see novice and expert canoeists, kayakers and paddlers from Ireland and abroad descend on Tramore in Waterford and on various parts of Kilkenny for a series of workshops, competitions and awe-inspiring displays.

Over 1000 participants are expected to take to the rivers to train, try out new activities and develop the sport with the HUB indoor arena, Cillin Hill, on the edge of the city, as their

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Jason Murphy Fianna Fail "Suicide - Public Health Emergency"

Jason Murphy, Fianna Fail Area Representative, has welcomed the publication of a new FF policy document on suicide prevention, entitled Actions Speak Louder than Words: A Structural Approach to a Societal Issue.

The policy, which has been written by Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Senator Marc MacSharry, sets out a number of ambitious reforms that should be undertaken to radically change the approach of the government and health service to mental health issues and aims to reduce the incidence of suicide in Ireland by 30% over 10 years.

Jason Murphy stated "We are living in an era where suicide is occurring at an unprecedented level. To put it bluntly, this is a public health emergency."

Figures from the CSO show 525 people died by suicide in

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Local Professional Photographer Gerry O’Carroll wins National Photographic Award

The Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) is delighted to announce that Gerry O’Carroll was awarded The Irish Professional Photographers Association Certificate of Excellence in Family & Children’s Portraiture at the National Photographic Awards held in the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin recently (Thursday 28th February 2013).

The Irish Professional Photographers Association presented Awards in 13 separate categories, promoting the very best in Irish professional photography.

The Annual National Photographic Awards is the flagship event of the IPPA calendar. All IPPA members are Qualified, Registered and Insured Professional Photographers.

Gerry O’Carroll has operated his multi award-winning Studio, together with his wife, Ann, in Waterford, since 1997. He has shown a remarkable consistence and frequency of success in many disciplines of photography, both nationally and internationally over the past

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