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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD and Minister for Finance and for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the finding of the European Commission that the upcoming sugar-sweetened drinks tax does not constitute State aid.

This allows for the commencement of the Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax on 1st May 2018.

The tax on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks was announced as part of Budget 2017 with the launch of a public consultation which ran from Budget night until January 2017. Following on from that process, a series of technical consultations took place with officials from the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners, together with representatives the soft drinks industry. This positive engagement with industry continued throughout the process. Budget 2018 provided for the final details of the tax including the rates and

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

These delectable little carrot cakes are ideal for every upcoming Easter celebration. Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio have created these adorable Mini Carrot Cakes filled with classic cream cheese frosting and studded with mini carrots!

Ingredients Makes 6 mini cakes

- 320g plain flour

- 11/4 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

- 1 tsp ground cinnamon

- 1/4 tsp ground ginger

- 1/4 tsp nutmeg

- 200ml light olive oil

- 220g Siúcra Light Golden Brown Sugar

- 4 eggs

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 250g grated carrots

- 60g chopped walnuts

- 70g white chocolate drops

For the frosted pistachios

- 70g Siúcra Caster Sugar

- 60g shelled pistachios

- 100g butter, softened

- 350g Siúcra Icing Sugar

- 1 lemon, zest only

- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

To decorate

- 100g Siúcra Ready Roll Out Fondant

- Orange fool colouring paste

- 6 small sprigs

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

On Friday 4 May the Apprentice Chef Programme, which is supported by Flogas Ireland and Failte Ireland, will be featured on RTE's Nationwide ahead of the 2017/2018 final cook off at IT Tralee.

On Thursday 10 May 27 students from secondary schools across Munster and Leinster, including 4 students from 3 schools in Waterford, will don their chef whites and spend the morning in the college's professional kitchens to create their individually designed dishes.

Since October 2017 over 800 students have enjoyed a series of demonstrations and workshops as part of the programme which aims to promote the importance of healthy eating to enhance physical and mental wellbeing, encourage young people to consider a culinary career to help combat the current chef crisis in Ireland and contribute to the development of self confidence and self esteem.

The finalists have been mentored by accomplished

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Féileacáin Purple Ball

Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland will hold our Purple Ball is nearly upon us, have you got your tickets yet? You can buy them online: http://www.feileacain.ie/product/


Also available at Langtons reception or over the phone at 056 7765133. You can also contact Trevor Hunt on Facebook or on 086 194 6219. We are having an amazing raffle on the night with all proceeds going to Féileacáin. Over 15 Spot Prizes on the night and counting. Music by The fantastic Ambassadors, a 3 course meal and dancing 'till late. All for just €40 per person. We look forward to seeing you there!

Comeragh Mountaineering

John Foley will lead a walk to the Mahon Valley area of the Comeraghs next 29th April. Meet at the Hypermarket at 10am. Boots area essential, and a change of clothes, food

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Applying for a student grant


I will be sitting my Leaving Certificate this year and plan to go to college in the autumn. How do I apply for a student grant?


Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants.

You apply to SUSI by completing an application form online. You must have an online account with SUSI before you can make your grant application. SUSI is accepting grant applications for the 2018–2019 academic year from early April 2018.

You can use SUSI’s eligibility reckoner to see whether you meet the standard criteria to be considered eligible for student grant funding. You must meet the conditions of the student grant scheme. You must be an Irish, EU, EEA or Swiss national or have specific leave to remain in the State. You must also have been

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. What happens to garbage once it is interred in a landfill?

A. Through hands-on excavation, archeologist and garbologist Bill Rathje found that a well-maintained, airtight, dry sanitary landfill acts more like a mummifier of trash than a decomposer, reports Edward Humes in his book "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." Fifty-year-old newspaper was readable, steaks and hot dogs intact after decades, guacamole pasty and green after 25 years, onion peels and carrot tops recognizable after 20, and grass clippings still green after 15. The slowly decaying material is held in place by surrounding non-biodegradable plastic, and this "trash matrix" has the unintended benefit of sequestering to some extent toxic materials (paint, motor oil, insecticide and more) from the water table.

Other surprising results: There’s Rathje’s "First Principle of Food Waste," that is, the more

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Richie Halley of MM Halley & Son Solicitors captured the full attention of the Connect Effect group on Wednesday morning, the 11th of April. Richie covered typical legal issues that are commonly encountered and shed light on probate, buying property and wills in such succinct points.

The presentation was followed by a questions and answers session in which numerous queries were addressed and how to shape up our legal affairs.

Richie’s informative presentation had advice for everyone and the useful tips he provided on legal matters will not go amiss.

The practice has over 70 years legal experience and was set up by his grandfather. There are a total of 22 staff, which includes six solicitors. Contact MM Halley & Son on 051 874073 or check out their website on http://www.mmhalley.comConnect Effect meets at the Waterford Crystal Leisure Centre, Cork Road,

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 25th April - Tuesday 1st May

Aries 21st March-21st April

Something may be bubbling underneath the surface with many Aries this week, and the chances are things come to the fore around the 29th when the full moon in Scorpio urges us to release anything pent up. Things could go either way when this happens, these are generally make or break scenarios in work, love and friendships. This is a good time to check up on investments you made, they could be about to pay out.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Something you thought you were 100% sure of might all of a sudden give you some cause for concern. Chances are this is not one of those clear cut issues, there may be lots of grey areas, unknowns and angles for speculation. Your previous certainty on the issue nevertheless could

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

You are what you think!

If a computer makes a mistake, it’s most often blamed on bad data. "You get out what you put in" runs the mantra. If you put bad stuff in, you get bad results. I think most people agree that it’s the same with our bodies: good food, plenty of water and exercise are better for us than processed foods, too much alcohol, smoking and lack of exercise. But what many people don’t realise that it’s the same with our minds. If we feed the mind with positive ideas, thoughts and intellectual stimulation, we are likely to be healthier than if we think bad things and stagnate intellectually.

How we treat ourselves influences how we feel

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Croke Park and the GAA and the All Star Awards are something synonymous with excellence, achievement, hard work and serious commitment. Not surprisingly then that the Business All Stars is designed to identify and recognise Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business in the same way, hard work, excellence and best in class.

One such business is Dental Tech, an Irish family business, originally set up in 1993 to make and provide dentures which has grown to include other services and is also now paving the way for how dental and denture care is accessed.

Bevin Mahon from Dental Tech recently received All Star Accreditation as Thought Leader Community Health (Dental) and attended the photo call in Croke Park and we met

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Letters to the Editor

  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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