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Wednesday, 5th March 2014

The UK-based buying boom in Ireland is gathering apace, according to figures from Real Estate Alliance"s successful Irish Property Exhibition in London last weekend. REA members were delighted with the business done at the exhibition at the Hilton London Olympia which attracted hundreds of potential buyers – 92% of whom were potential cash purchasers.

"Our agents were really pleased to meet with so many quality cash buyers and they expect those conversations to very quickly convert into sales," said REA Chief Executive Philip Farrell.

"Many of those UK buyers have already made plans to travel to Ireland to view their potential properties.

"A comprehensive survey taken of attendees showed that the vast majority of them were committed to buying in Ireland, with 46% aiming to spend between €100,000 and €200,000.

"Some 42% of the potential buyers were looking for properties in the €200-300,000 bracket

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Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge á ceiliúradh i gContae Phort Láirge faoi láthair, le réimse imeachtaí eagraithe in áiteanna éagsúla ar fud an chontae.

Once again, the Irish Office and Library Service of Waterford County Local Authorities and Waterford Childcare Committee have come together to organise a number of events to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, the national Irish language festival, which takes place from the 1-17 March 2014.

A number of Storytelling Sessions for children (Scéalaíocht sa Leabharlann) are being organised in various venues in County Waterford and there will also be annual favourites such as Bingó as Gaeilge and Ciorcal Comhrá na Trá Móire. Details of the events in the various venues are as follows:

Leabharlann Dhún Garbhán / Dungarvan Library

On Wednesday, 12th March, Jacqui de Siúin from Waterford Childcare Committee will present Scéalaíocht do Pháistí Óga (Storytime "as Gaeilge"

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Wednesday, 26th February 2014

John Smiles

Qualified Financial Advisor

Should a woman have her own pension?

An independent survey carried out by Research Plus Ltd on behalf of Standard Life in October 2013 found that almost seven out of ten or 70% of women surveyed do not own a personal, company or work pension. Just 30 per cent of female respondents said they owned a pension compared with over half or 51% of men.

The trend for female pension ownership is down year on year, according to Standard Life. 42% of women said they had a pension in October 2012, compared with 30% in October 2013. The survey also revealed that the average female nest egg is €37,400 which estimates show would provide a retirement income of about €1,800 per annum. The average male pension pot is more than twice this amount at €86,300 which is estimated would

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Wednesday, 26th February 2014

SOLD http://www.ALFIE HALE'S, BARRACK STREET, WATERFORD

Recently sold by selling agents Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan is the well known Alfie Hale's licensed premises in the heart of the city in Barrack Street.

Selling agent John Rohan of Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan commented "Alfie Hale's Bar in Barrack Street is an institution in itself. This is a well recognised bar which operates a steady trade. As anticipated, we experienced good interest in a bar of this calibre within an excellent catchment area."

Alfie would like to congratulate the new owners Anthony and Caroline O'Brien and wishes them the best of luck in the future.

BER Rating: C2 BER Number: 800158909 Energy Performance Indicator: 646kwh/m2/yr

Interested in a similar type property? Register your interest now with Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan, Manor House, Cork Road, Waterford. T: 051 – 843 880

W: http://www.sherryfitz.ie E:

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Wednesday, 26th February 2014

in association with GAIN Pet Food on The Late Late Show

The Irish Kennel Club, Ireland's leading authority on purebred dog ownership and breeding, has launched the inaugural Golden Paw Hero Dog Awards in association with GAIN Pet Food to find Irelands most courageous, brave and life changing canines. The awards, which were officially launched by Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show on Friday night, will acknowledge Ireland's hero dogs that unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways.

The awards are open to any dog deemed to have performed an exemplary act or series of acts, whether large or seemingly small, that has significantly benefited a community or individual. The awards will be broken down into the following categories:

- Exemplary Companion Dog/ Life

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Wednesday, 26th February 2014

This week Fianna Fail Local Election Candidate Eamon Quinlan called for the creation of a taskforce with representatives from Government, Local authorities, the IDA, Waterford

Enterprise board and other regional stakeholders to combat Waterford's chronic unemployment crisis.

Addressing the fact that the Live Register figures for Waterford have remained stubbornly high for the previous 4 years Quinlan said 'The time has come to pull our resource's and place our political will behind creating a body whose sole role is the creation of long term employment'

The hammering of traditional employers over the course of the recession has seen Waterford's unemployment figure grow while the lack of large scale investment from both Government and the private sector in recent years has seen a new generation of potential employers not materialise.

'Providing employment opportunities should be the priority for all those currently in Public life, we

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Wednesday, 19th February 2014

John Smiles

Qualified Financial Advisor

What is Waiver of Premium?

A waiver of premium is a rider which can be attached typically to a life insurance policy, which ensures that the policy will continue to be in effect even if the policyholder experiences a loss of income. These riders are mostly used in life insurance policies so that the policy will fully mature and be available to the survivors of the policyholder when he or she dies. They may also be rolled into disability insurance policies, and other types of policies such as personal pension plans.

Some insurance policies automatically include a waiver of premium clause, but in others, it will need to be added as an additional rider. An extra fee may also be charged to obtain it and if you view this option as important, talk to your financial broker about the

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Wednesday, 19th February 2014

T&H DOOLANS, 31-32 Georges Street, Waterford

For Sale By Public Auction (unless previously sold)

On Thursday 6Th March 2014 At 12 Noon At Sherry Fitzgerald John Rohan, Manor House, Cork Road, Waterford.

Waterford agent Sherry FitzGerald John Rohan presents to the market the renowned T&H Doolans licensed premises at 31/32 George's Street, Waterford. Formerly owned by the highly acclaimed musical family – The Clancy Brothers. This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire one of Ireland's oldest hostelries said to date from the 1400's. The fine Tudor style property occupies a prominent trading position in the heart of Waterford city, with adjacent occupiers including Shaws, Ladbrokes, Michael Guineys, Pamela Scott, Bank of Ireland and Phelan's Shoes.

Accommodation approximately 574 sq m comprises ground floor public bar with overhead kitchen, requisite service and storage accommodation, office space together with beer garden to rear. The wall

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Wednesday, 19th February 2014

Waterford construction companies and sole traders can now apply to join the new register for the construction industry. The Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) is being set up to help distinguish competent, experienced construction companies and sole traders from those who have given the construction industry a bad name.

To apply to join the register Waterford construction companies or sole traders can do so online via the CIRI website – http://www.ciri.ie

The register is being established by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), following a request by the Government. It will be available to the public from 1st March 2014 and is expected to be placed on a statutory footing from 2015.

Until now there has been no way for the public or Irish businesses to check on the credentials of a construction company or sole trader. This resulted in some poor

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Wednesday, 19th February 2014

Tom Murphy PC will launch his independent local election campaign on Saturday February 22nd in St Saviours GAA Club. If you would like to give Tom a hand in his campaign or can help out in any way we would welcome and invite   you to attend the launch at 8pm. Tom can be contacted at 086 0741650 or by e-mail \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need

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    Home RuleWith the latest news that house prices have risen or stabilised in all areas of the country it looks as if one of the country's hardest hit areas of the economy during the recession is finally making a comeback. Of course this will be good news for the construction industry which was decimated during the recession but will it ultimately be good news for home buyers?That is the question that many families, and in particular young families, will be asking themselves in the coming years. B …

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