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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Waterford Local Enterprises Office will join the regions five other LEO’s to host a premier industry conference for independent businesses in the AV industry to celebrate the success of the South Eastern Creative Corridor initiative.

The South Eastern Creative Corridor (SECC), an initiative of six Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), headed by LEO Wicklow and funded under the Regional Action Plan for Jobs targeting entrepreneurs and businesses in the audio-visual industry, will showcase and celebrate its success at a closing conference - The Big Picture - in Druids Glen Hotel, Co Wicklow on the 17th November 2017.

The conference is the culmination of the SECC Initiative and is for audio-visual professionals who are keen to be at the leading edge of

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Health Equality For the South East (HEFSE) carried out a 'Hand On Heart' activation event in Waterford city, Saturday, 28th October. Hurling legends Derek McGrath and Ken McGrath joined HEFSE and members of SEAPAG and 24/7 Cardiac Care for the South East campaign groups in launching the event.

Also attending were cardiac trainers and responders from Civil Defense and local Ambulance and Healthcare services who were busy giving demonstration of emergency cardiac resuscitation (CPR) to young and old! 'Hand On Heart' volunteers also collected over 1000 signatures in 3 hours to a 'declaration of voting intent' which signals support or otherwise at the next general election based on the outcome of the review of 24/7 Cardiac Care in the Southeast region.

A significant number of tourists on street in

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Parkinson's Regeneration specialist Karl Sterling is set to host his first workshop in Ireland this November 9th

Karl Sterling travels globally as an educator to personal trainers, fitness professionals, and movement specialists. He is the founder and president of PhysioChains Education, which specialises in Parkinson's Regeneration Training and this is the first event he has ever hosted for Irish professionals. Karl and his team of NASM trainers specialise in working with people who have Parkinson's disease.

The event is being organised by Waterford based businesswoman Irene Treacy of Smovey Health. Irene set up Smovey Health in Ireland last year and upon realising that there are only 4.5 Parkinson's specialist nurses in the entire country she set about becoming a trained Parkinson's Regeneration specialist

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Following the success of the its first international cancer centre, UPMC Whitfield in the south east, UPMC expands.

UPMC and partner Bon Secours Health System have started work in Cork on one of the nation's most advanced radiation therapy centres for the treatment of cancer patients. Building on the success at UPMC Whitfield in Waterford, UPMC's second radiotherapy centre in Ireland will combine the expertise of Ireland's largest independent health care provider, Bon Secours, with UPMC's world-renowned model of cancer care that brings innovative and personalised treatments close to where patients live.

The new radiotherapy centre, to be completed in 2019, is part of a major expansion at Bon Secours Hospital Cork, which will include an additional 81 private rooms, four additional

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Waterford City and County Council are seeking written

observations or submissions on the North Quays Draft

Planning Scheme which is currently on public display.

Waterford City and County Council is specified as the Development Agency for the purposes of the Planning Scheme under the Strategic Development Zone in accordance with Part IX Section 166(3) of the Act. The area in question on the North Quays comprises approximately 8.23 Hectares, and are deemed to be of economic and social importance importance to the state.

As the designated Agency, Waterford City and County Council has prepared a Draft Development Scheme. It consists of a written statement and plans indicating the type and extent of the development to be permitted on the North Quays DSZ, together with proposals relating to the overall design of

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Brennan, South Eastern Region

So far this year a total of seventeen people have lost their lives in road traffic collisions within the South Eastern Region.

There can be no excuse for bad driver behaviour and I make no apologies for highlighting bad driving practices on our roads. The primary causes of road fatalities remain excessive or inappropriate speed, alcohol use and the non-wearing of seatbelts. In addition, the use of a mobile phone while driving is a serious distraction to the driver and increases the risk to all road users.

The longer winter evenings are now approaching and this brings added dangers to road users. An Garda Síochána’s presence on the road network will be increased over the bank holiday weekend and the key Lifesaver Offence categories of speeding, drink or impaired driving, using a mobile phone while driving and non-wearing of

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Craig Smith from Ferrybank Waterford has graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). He was awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday week, October 14th.

207 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed the in Leadership for Life Programme.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said "The Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18 year olds to acquire accredited leadership skills. They gain aptitudes in critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork through experiential learning in a safe and supportive environment.

"The young people that have graduated today should be extremely proud of committing to the programme and taking

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Last week saw a profound milestone in the history of this County with the opening of a Fianna Fáil Community office on the iconic

Ballybricken in the heart of Waterford City. The office is being run by 30 year old FF Councillor Eamon Quinlan and will operate around the clock with a drop in service for locals on Fridays,

Saturdays and Sundays during the hours of 10am to 1pm.

Located at 28 Ballybricken the location is fondly remembered by locals as a former sweet shop that has now found a new purpose.

Speaking on this Cllrr Quinlan said "It’s a great addition to the local area. It is always a joy to be in a position to reopen a premises in what I and many others would call ‘the top of the town’. I am still a relatively new Councillor but I made the

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

In advance of the Halloween festivities, Petmania, Ireland’s leading chain of pet stores, have issued the following list of tips to help ensure your pet is kept safe from the ghouls and goblins of Halloween!

1. No Sweets of Chocolate! These can be fatal for your pet. Pick up a pet friendly treat instead

2. Costumes are Optional – make sure that any pet costume is comfy and if your pet looks unhappy, don’t persist

3. Stay Indoors – the safest place for your pet is indoors, in a quiet, calm space, away from the door bell and visiting covens of trick’r’treaters

4. Candles & Lanterns can easily get knocked over by an excited pet. Keep them out of reach or use a battery operated version instead

5. Wear Reflectives! Stay visible outdoors with reflective collars, leads and coats

6. Check ID Tags to make sure that

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

A six week course of Mindfulness Meditation takes place from Wednesday November 1st, to December 6th, at 8.15 - 9.15pm at Anjali Yoga Waterford, Tyrone Road, Lismore Park.

Facilitated by Michael Dalton, Core Process Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mindfulness Meditation teacher, the course aims to help participants to learn to cultivate attention and awareness in their daily lives. Michael, a well respected local-meditation teacher, teaches mindful, compassion based meditation for beginners and more experienced meditators in groups and on a one-to-one basis.

What is Mindfulness?

According to Practical Mindfulness, A Step by Step Guide, by Ken A. Verni, Psy.D., Mindfulness is a practice of purposefully

paying attention in the present moment and bringing a non-judgmental compassionate awareness to the nature of things. Practised regularly Mindfulness changes your sense of who your are in relation to your own life and to other people.

Benefits of Mindfulness Mediation

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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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