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Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Independent Alliance Ministers Shane Ross and John Halligan have said a Waterford mother’s lengthy campaign to strengthen the country’s drink driving laws finally came to fruition this week, when the Bail (Amendment) Bill was approved for publication by the Cabinet.

Christina Donnelly, whose youngest son Brendan died in a road traffic accident involving a drunk driver in October 2009, has spent the last seven years advocating for changes in legislation surrounding drink driving. A key proposal of her ‘Brendan’s Law’ campaign was the condition that drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes would not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

With Minister Halligan, she has brought her campaign for the implementation of ‘Brendan’s Law’ to Leinster House on numerous occasions, most recently when they met with Minister for

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Wednesday, 14th December 2016

A single vehicle collision claimed the life of 25 year old Rachel Hennessy on Thursday night last at 9.30pm. It is thought dense fog may have contributed to the crash which occurred when her vehicle collided with a wall at Five Cross Roads near Stradbally, where Miss Hennessy resided with her family and her four year old son.

Emergency services from Kilmacthomas and Portlaw attended the scene as well as paramedics from University Hospital Waterford. Rachel was rushed to UHW with critical injuries from which she died on Friday afternoon.

Her remains were reposed at Thomas Funeral Home on Barrack Street in the city centre on Monday evening. From there removal continued to Ballybricken church. Requiem Mass was held on Tuesday at 10am followed by burial at St. Otteran’s Cemetery.

Rachel is survived by her son Darragh, parents Tina & David, brothers Sam,

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Two of the three road victims of last Sunday’s horrific car crash on Military Road, Dungarvan have been identified.

They are Eamon Dixon, believed to be in his mid-20’s and Mikey Tobin in his thirties. Both men are from Murphy Place, Abbeyside, Dungarvan. The third man is believed to be from the Cork area but has not yet been publicly identified.

The three men died instantly when the Volkswagen Golf in which they were travelling burst into flames after crashing head on with a people carrier at Military Road.

It is believed they were travelling in the direction of Cork while the other car was travelling towards Waterford city.

The six occupants of the people carrier included four children aged 6 and 12 and two adults, Mary Bermingham (37) and her partner Gary Fenton (35) from

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Christmas is a special time of year, especially for those who live in Waterford City. The City centre will enjoy its busiest time of the year with Christmas parties, Winterval, shopping and many other activities such as the ice skating and the Rotary memorial tree bringing the public in to celebrate this festive season.

Given where and when they work, safety and security has always been paramount to Rapid Cabs. Practically no other industry understands the potential hazards if one is not cautious, especially during such a busy period.

That is why Rapid Cabs, supported by city centre publicans, have come together with five simple safety messages for those who intend to enjoy what the City has to offer this Christmas.

Rapid Cabs CEO Eric O’Brien, explains the importance of these messages, “In our industry we see it all. We have invested heavily

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Mary Byrne, Taken, Heroes in Hiding and Dublin Gospel Choir have their sights set on Christmas number one spot for Pieta House Available to download now across all major digital platforms iTunes, Amazon, Spotify

The statistics are startling, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year and last year, sadly 451 people died by suicide in Ireland. 8,791 people presented a total of 11,189 times at hospital emergency departments across the country due to self-harm in 2015. This cannot continue….

In a huge collective effort to raise awareness of the problem and let people know that there is help in the form of the incredible staff of Pieta House, early today, a host of Irish artists including Ryan O’ Shaughnessy,

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

The Friends of University Hospital Waterford will hold their Christmas Fair in the Foyer of the Hospital on Thursday 15th December 2016 from 10.00 a.m to 12 noon.

There are fabulous Christmas gifts, cakes and lots more on offer on the day.

Please come along and support this worthy cause. All proceeds will, as usual, go to support patient comforts at the hospital.

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

“Christmas in Benildus” – An evening of Music & Readings on a Christmas theme will be held at St. Joseph & St. Benildus Church on December 21st at 7.30 pm. Tickets €15. Guest Presenter: Gerry Kane. Featuring international artists & Waterford’s top choral groups. Details: 051 878977.

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

The Annual Fianna Fáil mass for deceased members will be celebrated Monday 12th December at 7pm in Brother Rice (Blessed Sacrament) Chapel, Barrack Street, Waterford.

Refreshments afterwards in The Tavern Pub, Lower Yellow Road.

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Two great nights to look forward to for Knockboy ICA. Dec 8th. We will have an american tea party at St Joseph & Benildus parish hall, always a great night with lots of sweet and savoury food, music and chat . Looking forward to meeting all our members.

Dec 10th. We have our annual Christmas dinner at Tower hotel at 7.15.

Wishing all past and present members a very happy Christmas and healthy new year.

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Sienna Home Furnishings, well known locally for its superior customer service and exceptional quality furniture, is once again recognised as one of the top retail stores in the country. Fighting off tough competition from hundreds of entries, Sienna was short-listed by

Retail Excellence Ireland to feature among one of the top 30 stores at national level.

Sienna Home Furnishings first opened its doors in Waterford 2005, with a clear vision of providing quality furniture that is as practical as it is stunning. A visit to their showroom in the Tramore Road Business Park is an experience in itself. Styled mainly around the sitting room, the showroom displays a stunning range of traditional and contemporary sofas and armchairs, complemented by an impressive collection of carefully selected pieces including coffee tables, side tables, lamps and pictures - all on show in beautifully decorated ‘rooms’.

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