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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Now in its fourth year, Whitfield Clinic has introduced its food, health and wellness initiative, ENRICH, to run in tandem with RTE’s 'Operation Transformation’.

With an emphasis on nutritionally balanced meals for patients, staff and visitors the Whitfield catering team has devised a series of low calorie, healthy and flavorsome meal options.

The meals, developed by Whitfield Clinic’s Head Chef, Romain Bierry, along with nutritionist Niamh Orbinski, have similar nutritional profiles as those featured on Operation Transformation.

According to Romain, the meal options are proving a hit with patients and staff. "Here at Whitfield the emphasis is on providing optimum nutrition without compromising on flavour, for those with or recovering from illness. The meals are prepared fresh each day using quality, locally sourced produce."

Many patients who are recovering from

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

A guide to people in Waterford, Wexford, South Tipperary & South Kilkenny as to whether to support South East Cardiac Protest March on February 10 by HEFSE

The three cardiac campaign groups in South East are combining to co-ordinate 'Have A Heart’ protest day February 10th in Waterford city.

We provide 6 facts regarding the cardiac service and the recent review implemented by the Dept of Health. We hope these facts may help to inform readers as to whether they should support the protest day on February 10th and indeed the wider south east region cardiac campaign service into the future.

The 6 factual statements provided by HEFSE and are based on available HSE and Dept of Health information as well as information unearthed in a recent FOI request and published in national media.

HEFSE suggests readers who are positively disposed to answers provided

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Management Session

Do you want to manage your money better and stick to your budget in 2018? Come along to our Free Money Management Session with Waterford MABS and discover the tools to help keep you on track!

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says "If you want to make 2018 the year you take control of your finances then this is the workshop for you! Waterford MABS will be here to demonstrate their money management tools and will also be available to answer any questions and provide advice in a confidential manner. This free workshop could be the first step in getting your finances in great shape for 2018"

This is a free event, open to all for booking, contact Carrickphierish Library on 0761 10 2696.

EVENT DETAILS:

- Free Money Management Session with Waterford MABS

- Carrickphierish Library

- Tuesday 30th January 2018

- 10.30-11.30am

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced that its President’s Scholarship programme is to run again for CAO 2018 applicants

For the third year running five exceptional people will be awarded scholarships that have a total value of up to €12,000.

Rather than a focus on high points the scholarship scheme encourages and rewards inspiring people who show a capacity to shape a better society.

The closing date for President’s Scholarship applications is Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 5.15pm.

To be in with a chance of winning one of five scholarships worth €3,000 a year each, scholarship applicants must have listed one of WIT’s 70 CAO courses as one of their choices on their CAO application before applying. The normal closing date for the CAO is 1 February at 5.15pm.

Prospective applicants will find all the details on http://www.wit.ie/caoscholarship.

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Are you confused by fad diets and overwhelmed with nutritional information? Come along to our Free Nutrition Workshop with Waterford Nutritionist Jemma Kehoe!

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says "This nutrition workshop is a fantastic opportunity to learn from Jemma Kehoe for free! We all want to make healthy changes to our diet, but with the sheer volume of information, some of which can be contradictory; it’s hard to know where to start. Jemma’s 'no-fad’ approach to nutrition will provide people with the nutritional foundation to take with them throughout their lives. The library is delighted to have Jemma here as part of our Healthy Ireland in the Library initiative and we look forward to welcoming everyone to this great free event"

This is a free event, open to all for booking, contact Carrickphierish Library on 0761 10 2696.

EVENT DETAILS:

- Free

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Three cardiac campaign groups in the South East will combine to organise "Have a Heart Day" and are calling on the people of the Southeast Region to once again come out on Saturday the 10th February 2018 to show support for our regions call for 24/7 Cardiac Care. The event begins at 2.15pm, and

finishes 3.15pm to mirror the ‘Golden Hour.’

The three cardiac campaign groups in the South East - Health Equality for the South East (HEFSE), 24/7 Cardiac Cover for the South East and The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) are combining to send a Valentines message to Government on February 10th by organising a "Have a Heart Day" - begins at 2.15 p.m. This initiative is to highlight once again the ongoing medical injustice

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

People Before Profit Waterford are requesting artists and creative local people to respond to the R&H Hall's Grain Store on the North Quay's in terms of it's impact on the city's culture, history and heritage, maritime life and their own imagination etc. The R&H Hall's grain store has loomed large over the river and city for well over one hundred years and is now up for demolition under a Part 8 planning proposal by the city council.

The building is of industrial, historical, maritime and architectural heritage interest and listed as important by the Irish Archive of Historical Architecture ( IAHA ).

Una Dunphy, local PBP spokesperson said " We would love to receive responses that include poetry, prose pieces, photographs as well as etchings, drawings and paintings etc. ".

People Before Profit has made a detailed submission to the City Council seeking

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The Waterford Greenway was one of the great success stories coming out of 2017, with the 46 km off-road cycling trail attracting rave reviews both at home and abroad. Nearly quarter of a million visitors visited the Greenway since its opening in March, resulting in increased economic activity all along its length. Local cycling campaigner and chairperson of the Waterford Greens, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, believes this success can be built upon by connecting the cycle route back out to the coast at Tramore. “I think the Greenway has the potential to do something the train companies never managed to, and that’s to connect the old Dungarvan to Waterford and Waterford-Tramore trainlines.” And he believes the old Green Road could provide the missing link. “We already have some basic cycle infrastructure from the Carriganore entrance to the Greenway along the Outer

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

21 Schools In Waterford Already Signed Up

Are your kids struggling to identify a Puffin but can name all the Pokemon? Able to spot a minion but not a magpie? Willing to explore with Dora through a screen without stepping outside your front door? Well not anymore as Bord na Móna is today calling for more schools, more teachers and more school-kids to get involved in Eco Rangers, a primary schools programme which attempts to overcome the growing nature deficit amongst children by re-connecting them with nature in a fun and interactive way.

Speaking at the launch of Eco Rangers for 2018, Sara Byrne, Bord na Móna said: “Unfortunately, more and more we are seeing young kids spending too much time on Ipads and Playstations. All

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Mount Sion GAA Club brings the hugely popular “?20,000 Drop” to The Tower Hotel

On February 24th, Mount Sion GAA Club brings the hugely popular “?20,000 Drop” to The Tower Hotel in Waterford. This show has attracted large audiences all over Ireland over the past seven years and is fast becoming the most popular source of fund-raising for schools and clubs.

Contestants are drawn from ticket sales and each contestant will play for €2500. Contestants will be asked eight questions and must place their cash on the correct answers. If some cash is placed on an incorrect answer, it is lost and contestants go on to the next questions with the remaining money. The aim is to reach question eight and have some cash left. The show is fully computerised with lifelines to help contestants along the way. The questions and possible

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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