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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Aidan Cross from Tipperary was one of the eight athletes who represented Ireland in Floorball at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea from 26th January to 6th February 2013. These were the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games but the first at which Ireland was represented by a team of athletes in Floorball, which is similar to indoor hockey.

Aidan has been involved with Special Olympics for the past 14 years. In 2006 Aidan competed at the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Belfast where he won a gold medal in basketball. 

This isn't the first time that Aidan has represented Ireland on the international sporting stage. He was a member of Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina in 1999.

Aidan has been part of the kitchen team in Dooley's Hotel for over

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

The finishing touches are being put to the 2013 Parade in Waterford City. With over 50 entries it is definitely one to come out and see. The parade officially starts at 1.00p.m. and the City of Waterford Brass Band will lead the Colour Party who will be carrying the tricolour on the day. The city’s other bands including the Barrack Street Concert Band, the De La Salle Scout Pipe Band and TF Meagher Fife and Drum Band will also be adding to the festivities with their performances along the parade route.

With this year’s theme of ‘Waterford Roots & Spirit reach far and wide’ expect to see many entries celebrating where Waterford people have travelled to all over the world. This year Fadó will participate by walking the

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Genzyme, a Sanofi company who employ 550 people at their biotechnology campus in Waterford, have been named as one of Ireland’s 10 best large workplaces.

The company received the recognition from Great Place to Work Ireland at the 11th annual Best Workplace Awards attended by Lucinda Creighton, TD, Minister for European Affairs, in Dublin last night (Thurs, March 7).

The Great Place to Work Team at Genzyme Waterford also won a specific award as the best such workplace team in the country. In addition, Pat O’Sullivan, General Manager, Genzyme Waterford, was named at the awards among the top four most trusted business leaders in Ireland, as judged by the workplace teams they lead.

The awards are designed to recognise employers that enjoy a high level of workplace trust. Published in The Irish

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Eishtec, the Waterford City based customer contact solutions provider held a Jobs Fair in the Theatre Royal in Waterford on Monday March 11th and Tuesday 12th.

Heather Reynolds, co-founder, explained the reason for the event: “Increased levels of business mean we will be increasing our staff by approximately 100 permanent customer contact providers this year and instead of the traditional methods of recruitment we decided that a Jobs Fair would be an innovative way to expand our talent pool and facilitate this growth.

"Being a Waterford company we are delighted to give some good news to our home city in these difficult times. As with our recent expansion in Wexford, we will commence the recruitment immediately and wish to thank Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Outsourcing Skillnet and CCMA Skillnet for all their assistance supporting our recruitment process", Ms. Reynolds said.

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Have you heard about the NEW fat-freezing treatment available at Therapie Clinic, Barronstrand Street, Waterford? TV3's Xpose seems to have heard all about it, trying the treatment and featuring it on their show this evening, Wednesday, 13th March, so make sure you tune in!

The treatment in question is the fat-freezing, Cooltec treatment. It's non-invasive and works by freezing and breaking down fat cells which are then naturally eliminated by the body. This has been deemed the non-surgical tummy tuck.

Belly fat, back fat, abdominal fat, and/or stubborn fat on the thighs, hips or buttocks can be reduced by up to 40% after just 1 treatment. Cooltec is particularly effective at shaping and contouring the waist, giving a lean, toned, sexy curve to the body. Results can be seen in as little as 15 days after treatment and the fat cell reduction

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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

Number of cancelled day-case and in-patient operations falls at WRH by 83% - Coffey

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has welcomed news that the number of cancelled day-case and in-patient operations have fallen at Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) by 83%. This is the highest fall of any hospital in the State and is a clear indication of the structural changes that are taking place in the reform of the health system.

"The number of cancelled day-case and in-patient operations has fallen at WRH by a staggering 83% in just 2 years; from 520 in 2010, to 91 for 2012. There has been a substantial reduction in the number of cancelled operations since the establishment of the Special Delivery Unit by this Government just over 20 months ago.

"The health service at its peak cost just under e15 billion to run annually, by

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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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  • Waiting can be bad for your He...

    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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