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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Travel chaos as strike likely to go ahead

With the Bus Eireann strike for February 20th looking as if it will go ahead it seems that the workers in that particular section of the C.I.E. company will get the overwhelming support from their co-workers in Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. This will mean that public transport in the country will effectively come to a standstill next week. Considering that some bus stations share the same facilities between Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus it is understandable that some people would be loathe to pass a picket that is being manned by people that they work alongside day by day.

The situation in regards to school buses coming out on strike is also up in the air at the moment but it looks that publicly operated school buses will eventually also come out on

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

There will be many flippant comments about the Government's decision to go ahead with the introduction of medicinal cannabis for use in certain circumstances but that will not diminish the real benefit that it will have for many people. Unlike regular cannabis, medicinal cannabis is manufactured so that it does not give a high but works on pain alone and is also particularly good for treating those with severe epilepsy. It will be some time before medicinal cannabis is available in Ireland but the fact that it is coming can only be good news.

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Disability Rights Activist Joanne O’Riordan says she is bowled over to learn that six year old Aisling Rockett from Fenor N.S., Waterford has been shortlisted to win an incredible ?10,000 for her drawing in the

Doodle4Google competition. Aisling who is in senior infants was inspired by Joanne’s life story and as a result created this incredible drawing that captures the imagination of a clever, smart and talented young girl.

Principal Tim O’Byrne says “having a finalist in our school is brilliant. We are a remote school with limited opportunities for fundraising and that has its drawbacks. If we were lucky enough to win the overall competition, it would allow us to equip the school with new laptops and printers. It would enable our pupils to hone their IT skills and prepare them for their journey through the education system. Joanne is a

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Your property has been damaged by the recent bad weather or high winds and you’re not sure what it will cost to ‘put it right’. You have called your insurance company who may send out a Loss Adjuster. They will assess the damage and make you a settlement figure. Prior to this it would also be advisable to call a Loss Assessor.

A Loss Assessor is a professional who acts on your behalf to obtain the maximum entitlements available under your policy and deal with the claim on your behalf, making the whole process stress free.

We at McHugh Glynn & Associates have been settling Insurance claims for over 25 years.

Garreth McHugh CIP SCSI MRICS is part of McHugh Glynn & Associates, Loss Assessors, you can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Strange departure

The move of Stephen Donnelley from being an Independent T.D. in the Dail to a front bench member of the Fianna Fail party might seem like a strange departure to a lot of people. He was after all, formerly, before independence, a member of the Social Democrats which was decidedly a left of center political movement, however small in size it was within the overall structures of the Dail. But even though he has only been in the Dail for six years he was always seen as one of it's best performers, no matter his political affiliation so it is no wonder that not only has he joined Fianna Fail but he has joined it with one of the most significant portfolio's of the moment, that of spokesman on Brexit.

It is interesting to note that the Government doesn't have

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

The weather down south goes a little haywire and here in Ireland and the U.K. supermarkets are asking people to cut back on the vegetables and fruits that they buy because supply can't meet demand. For all the vaunted interconnectivity of the modern world it seems that it takes just an unusual spell of bad weather for everything to break down and show us how precariously dependent we all are on each other.

Sometimes it is only when things so wrong that we fully can begin to understand how we all need each other, even if it is to just to get our 5 a day.

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Government has “no respect whatsoever” for people with disabilities

Dear Editor,

A DISABILITY advocate with cerebral palsy says the Government has “no respect whatsoever” for people with disabilities by delaying the ratification of a UN Convention.

Eileen Daly (41), who lives in Dublin city centre, says that thousands of people across the country are denied their fundamental human right to a life of equality and dignity because of the government’s delay in ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

In an emotional interview on Newstalk’s Moncrieff Show, Ms Daly described how she and her peers fight against discrimination and inequality on a daily basis.

The Cork native, who works as a Disability Support Officer with the Rehab Group, described how for many years she struggled to “jump through hoops” to use public transport before finally being able to afford her

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Applications are now open for Engineering Your Future (EYF), a week-long, hands-on programme in Waterford Institute of Technology designed to give Transition Year students a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career.

The annual Transition Year programme is supported by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme - a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Smart Futures initiative – and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland including: University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology; Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology; Institute of Technology Tallaght; Institute of Technology Carlow; Cork Institute of Technology; Waterford Insitute of Technology; and Institute of Technology Sligo.

The programme is designed to introduce Transition Year students to the exciting and diverse world of engineering, and to help them gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level

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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Strike looming

Tens of thousands of Waterford passengers will most likely be without transport if the forthcoming Bus Eireann strike goes ahead when the company implements a series of cost cutting measures from February 20th. Pay cuts in the region of 10% are set to be enforced as part of a series of cost cutting measures that the company says are intrinsic to the viable future of the semi-state company. Unions have said that the company's move is an engagement in 'warfare' and that they are ready for the battle.

In a letter recently circulated to staff, the acting Chief

Executive officer of the company Ray Hernan says that from 20th of February the Sunday premium will be reduced from 100%, double time, to 20%. He also said that rota and shift premium payments will cease and that overtime rate will be reduced

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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

One million euros for the capture of a criminal alive just so a rival criminal international criminal cartel can torture him to death. It sounds like a convoluted Hollywood plot but seemingly it is the latest twist in the deadly Kinahan-Hutch feud that has already claimed lives in double figures.

The whole sorry affair has such an air of unreality about it, not helped by sensational newspaper and media headlines which sadly gives it all a seedy glamour it doesn't deserve.

You can't help but feel that the Kinahan cartel is sowing the seeds of their own destruction without even knowing it.

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    Travel chaos as strike likely to go aheadWith the Bus Eireann strike for February 20th looking as if it will go ahead it seems that the workers in that particular section of the C.I.E. company will get the overwhelming support from their co-workers in Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. This will mean that public transport in the country will effectively come to a standstill next week. Considering that some bus stations share the same facilities between Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus it is understandable that some p …

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