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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The HSE have launched the first dedicated Irish survey on Alcohol's Harm to Others. "The Untold Story: Harms Experienced in the Irish Population due to Others' Drinking" quantifies some of alcohol's harm to others in modern Ireland. It makes very clear that preventing and reducing harm to others from drinkers is an urgent public health goal - equally as important as preventing and reducing harm to the drinker due to their own drinking.

Alcohol's harm from other people's drinking can affect a wide range of relationships in a person's life – family and friends, children, work colleagues and strangers. The purpose of this report is to explore how the drinking of others can negatively impact peoples' lives.

Key Findings:

- One in six

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Irish seafood industry valued at €1.15 billion

Landings at Dunmore East registered a total value at €16 million in 2017 with the volume of the landings amounting to 7,700 tonnes. The industry is a significant employer in the region's coastal areas with close to 1,968 people employed directly and indirectly in along the South-Eastern seaboard.

The aquaculture sector, which comprises chiefly of mussel and oyster farming in the region, was worth a total of €21 million in the South-East last year and enjoyed 24% growth nationally.

Seafood processing also experienced significant growth last year and there are now almost 4,000 people employed in seafood processing companies across Ireland. 30 of these companies are located in the South-East.

The Business of Seafood 2017 report was published by Bord Iascaigh

Mhara (BIM), Ireland's Seafood

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Lemon Olive Chicken

This Italian-inspired Roasted Rosemary Lemon Olive

Chicken dish created by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio couldn't be easier to recreate at home. Bursting with flavour, this is the perfect meal to serve your guests.

Sophisticated enough for a weekend feast, but simple enough for a weeknight, this dish is sure to leave your guests wanting more!

Ingredients Serves 4

- 1.4kg corn-fed free-range chicken, portioned

- 3 red onions, peeled and sliced into thin wedges

- 2 tsp chopped oregano

- 1 lemon, juice and zest

- 2 tbsp olive oil

- 2 tsp Siucra light golden sugar

- Salt and freshly ground black pepper

- 7 small sprigs of rosemary

- 100ml chicken stock

- 3 tbsp black olives

- Couscous, rocket and lemon dressing,

- A few sprigs of rosemary, to garnish


To prepare and cook the Chicken

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Country Market in Olaf Hall

Waterford Country Market is open in St. Olaf’s hall, behind City square, every Friday between 8am and 3pm. Come in and buy home made bread, cakes, and now gluten-free products. Also seasonal fruit and vegetables, ready made meals and a large range of crafts. Have a tea or coffee and snack from our coffee stall and relax for a chat with your friends.

Everything is reasonably priced and delicious.

Bee Keeping course for beginners

Bee keeping course for beginners will take place on Saturday 21st April and Saturday 5th May 2018. For further details please contact: Maurice Brady (Secretary) on 087 9093032 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd3b6931053341adcec8c6351e25b08f3').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' +

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Renewing a passport

April 2018


I have a valid passport, but it will expire two weeks before I go on holiday. Will two weeks give me enough time to get a new one?


You don’t have to wait until your passport expires to renew it. However, if you apply for a new passport before your current one expires, your new passport is valid from when you apply, rather than from when your previous passport expires.

The website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,, lists the current average processing times for different types of passport applications. The quickest way to renew your passport is by using the online application service. You can use this service to renew your passport if it expires any time in the next 12 months.

You must submit a digital photo with your online application. You can get a

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. We can generally tell whether a speaker is male or female by voice alone-–on a phone call, for example. Pitch (higher in women) and resonance (deeper in men) are important indicators, stemming primarily from vocal anatomy differences. But they’re not the whole story. What are some other, more subtle cues?

A. Beyond pitch and resonance is prosody (the fluctuations of pitch) and the emphasis and cadence of speech. The pitch of a woman’s voice changes continuously, in sing-song fashion, covering a frequency range about twice that of men, says speech-language pathologist Christie Block on the New York Speech and Voice Lab website. In comparison, men’s voices are monotone and louder.

And it’s not only the sound of speech which differs between men and women but also its content. Women are typically more polite and empathetic,

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

This year’s Waterford and Dungarvan Lions Clubs’ Greenway Leisure Cycle will take place on Sunday 20th of May. Last year’s participants are eagerly awaiting the annual trek to Kilmacthomas, where refreshments will be available at the Rainbow Community Hall.

Cyclists from the City and East Waterford will embark on their journey from the WIT car park in Carriganore between 9.30am and 11am. Dungarvan and West Waterford cyclists will commence their journey at the Greenway at Clonea Strand at the same time.

Participants raised over €20,000 for Waterford Hospice last year. Anyone who wishes to register for a sponsorship card for this year’s event can contact the Waterford Lions Club on (087)2540649 or (085)2865878 for further information, or the Dungarvan Lions Club on

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 11th April - Tuesday 17th April

Aries 21st March-21st April

This time of year is special for Aries. It’s your "solar return" and it means you get to press the reset button on any area of your life you’re less than content with. The advice is to wait until after Mercury finishes it’s retrograde and turns direct again on the 15th of the month. Once that date has passed, feel free to turn over a new leaf. Before that date, use your time to examine where in your life this will best achieve the success you want.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Unlike our Aries friends, you are pre-solar return and your energies are quite different, especially as we wait for Mercury to turn direct again. This is a time for preparation rather than action. Get all the rest you can,

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Dining at Waterford Castle provides an opportunity to taste the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine, under the direction of the newly appointed Head Chef Stan Circon. Originally from Slovakia, Stan spent the last ten years in Ireland and trained at Waterford Castle under Michael Quinn and Michael Thomas respectively. Stan held the position of Sous Chef at Waterford Castle and in 2015 moved to The Michelin Restaurant Chapter One, Dublin, for further

experience. 2018 brings the return of Stan as Resort Head Chef, his artistic vision for the Resort and his dynamic team promise an exciting new chapter for Waterford Castle's cuisine.

Located minutes from Waterford City the resort offers numerous dining options, The Castle serves afternoon tea, bar food and fine dining from 6:30pm. The King’s

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) BA (Hons) Culinary Arts year 2 student, Derek McClelland was part of the winning pair that has won the inaugural Dairy Chef 2018 competition along with his partner on the day, Pierre-Louis Delacroix from Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

A total of 10 culinary students (5 from France and 5 from Ireland) were selected to take part in the 2018 finale of Dairy Chef. This competition was organised in a partnership between the Embassy of France in Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the French Dairy Council (Cniel). Culinary students from top colleges in France and Ireland were invited to champion their institution by creating a three-course menu celebrating Irish and/or French dairy produce. Each dish had to include dairy as the main ingredient.

The cook-off event was held on Good France Day

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Letters to the Editor

  • Waiting can be bad for your He...

    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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