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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Poleberry Residents’ Association

invites you to a coffee morning at the Edmund Rice Youth Community Complex, Manor Street, Waterford on Saturday 12th May from 11 am – 1 pm where there will be music and craic. All Welcome.

Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a Guide or Assistance Dog?

Puppy Raising is a crucial part of Irish Guide Dogs work. Although done on a voluntary basis, it will take time, commitment and love from both you and your family. The end result, however, is a very special dog.

Irish Guide Dogs is urgently looking for volunteer Puppy Raisers in Waterford, particularly in areas near towns as this is important for the pups’ socialisation.

The purpose of Irish Guide Dogs’ Puppy Raising Programme is to develop and care for a puppy from the age of 8 weeks to

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Carer’s Support Grant


I’m a full-time carer and getting Carer’s Allowance. Last year I got a Carer’s Support Grant – will I get it again this year?


The Carer's Support Grant is an annual payment made to full-time carers. The payment for 2018 is €1,700. It is paid on the first Thursday of June each year.

If you are still getting a carer’s payment on the first Thursday in June, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) will pay the grant to you automatically, and you don’t need to apply.

People getting Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit or Domiciliary Care Allowance are paid the grant automatically. Full-time carers who are not getting one of these payments need to apply to the DEASP (unless they got the grant last year, in which case the Department will contact them about this year’s payment).

To qualify, you

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. There may be more to "nose-witness identification" than meets the eye. How so?

A. Researchers from Portugal and Sweden had male university students watch a video of a man assaulting a woman while sniffing a scent they were told was that of the suspect, reports "Discover" magazine. Later, when given a "lineup" of five odor samples and asked to identify the person they had smelled, the "witnesses" pinpointed the would-be suspect an impressive 75% of the time.

As Swedish neuroscientist Johan Lundstrom explains: Every person has a unique scent, like a fingerprint, with a large genetic component. "Even trained sniffer dogs have a hard time distinguishing between identical twins, unless the twins are on different diets."

How human body odor can act like a scented fingerprint is still unclear, but PET scans indicate that human scent

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

FORGET about labradoodles or rare rabbit breeds – ferrets are the latest pet craze and they’re so full of mischief and fun, one of the country’s top ferret fanciers says.

"Ferrets are loads of fun. If I had to live the rest of my life with just one species of pets under the roof, ferret would be it. They also can be a lot of work," according to Irish Ferrets’ Agnes Puskorius.

The Lithuania native, who has lived in Ireland for the last 15 years, brings her two ferrets, Avadon (5) and Migaloo (2) to Waterford Country Fair at 2,500 acre Curraghmore Estate in Portlaw, county Waterford on Sunday, June 10. Throughout the day, Agnes will be introducing children to the slinky, fun-loving creatures who’ve taken over her life. Funds raised at the family-focused annual Fair go to Make-A-Wish Ireland.

"I’m looking forward

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 9th May - Tuesday 15th May

Aries 21st March-21st April

After a fractious couple of weeks Aries, things begin to settle down. You can now plant your feet on terra firma - and we suggest you do, preferably outside and barefoot for some serious grounding). Extra and inexpected sources of income could present themselves now, and while it’s not enough to quit the day job immediately, it could be an avenue away from your usual day to day, eventually.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Something big is coming your way Taurus, as Uranis the planet of major changes is due to arrive in your sign and stay for a whopping eight years! Your whole lifestyle could be in for some major restructuring, we could literally be about to see a whole new you. Change can be scary for many folk, but

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Tuesday, 8th May 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

Intolerance in moderation

I was talking recently with Katie, a twenty something year old daughter of some old friends in the UK. Katie recently started a blog about food intolerance, and for anyone interested in the subject, I’d highly recommend checking out her website ( Her writing is highly informative, always entertaining and often hilarious, as she describes her tricky journey through a three month elimination diet to check for any food intolerances.

As with so many good things in life, Katie’s story began with a suggestion from her Mum. Following months of feeling sluggish, bloated and dizzy after eating, plus a constant blocked nose and the unwanted return of eczema, Katie realised she had to do something.

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Ahead of the summer holiday season, the Dementia: Understand Together campaign highlights Top Travel Tips for People with Dementia - A travel factsheet specifically aimed at people with dementia and their families, has been published as part of the

Dementia: Understand Together awareness campaign, led by the HSE in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio.\ The tips are intended to assist people with dementia, their families and carers, who may be planning a weekend away or a holiday break in ensuring that their trip is enjoyable.

The tips include advice on choosing the right holiday destination and how and when to travel, suggestions as to how to make the journey more comfortable and safe, and ideas to maximise enjoyment of the holiday.

The factsheet is available online at travelling-and-holidays-with-dementia/

Professor Brian Lawlor, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Psychological Society of Ireland to host free public talks on May 12th

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is hosting Psychology Matters Day (#psychmatters) on Saturday afternoon 12 May 2018 in Galway, Dublin, Limerick and Waterford. The venue for Waterford will be the Auditorium, Main Cork Road Campus in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

Psychology plays an important part in various aspects of our lives so talks at WIT will focus on a range of topics such as anxiety in sport, OCD and what we can learn from athletes.

Terri Morrissey, PSI’s Chief Executive, says "one of our key objectives for the Society is to bring the vast amount of psychological knowledge into the public awareness so that people can learn more about themselves, their everyday lives and wellbeing, and challenges facing them, their families and society. We are very excited about this

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Ireland has become known as a food destination with customers seeking out high quality food and experience[1]

When evaluating the source of revenue for the hotel and accommodation industry in the Republic of Ireland, 80% of turnover is derived from food versus beverage (non-alcohol only). This figure equates to 85% turnover for the pub industry[2]. This demonstrates food is an extremely important contributor to the turnover for both the hotel and pub industry in Ireland. Unilever Food Solutions aims to seek out and celebrate the very best carvery offered by pubs and hotels on the island of Ireland with the KNORR Great Carvery Competition now in its ninth year supported by KNORR Roast Gravy, Ireland’s no.1 gravy.

Launching the 2018 competition, Jim Reeves, Customer Director at Unilever Food

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Whipped Cream

Do you like muffins? If you do why not learn how to make them yourself? They're a perfect breakfast, brunch or snack item. Siúcra has the perfect recipe for a batch of mouth-watering Strawberry Muffins with Whipped Cream which can be enjoyed at any time of day!

Makes 12 (depending on the size of the muffins)


For the muffin

- 240 g plain flour

- 21/2 tsp baking powder

- 150 ml liquid margarine

- 200 g Siúcra Granulated Sugar

- 3 eggs

- Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon

- 100 g white chocolate, chopped

- 1/2 litre (250 g) strawberries, sliced

To decorate

- 150 ml whipping cream

- 1 tsp Siúcra Icing Sugar

- Strawberries


To prepare the muffins

Mix the flour with the baking powder. Add the margarine, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.

Add the chocolate

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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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