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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Green Party Senator for Waterford, Grace O'Sullivan, has said that, unless urgent action is taken, the mental health situation in the South East could cost lives.

Her comments were made following revelations that, following three consultant Psychiatrists in Waterford and Wexford resigning their positions, the South East region could be entirely without expert mental health care from mid-July.

Speaking in the Seanad, Senator O'Sullivan said: "This issue is of extreme importance and urgency. For many young people, this could be a life or death issue. Three consultant Psychiatrists in Waterford and Wexford resigned their positions together. With a fourth consultant for the South East out on sick-leave this would leave the region entirely without expert mental health care from mid-July. It could disable the operations of most if not all mental health care in the region, if junior staff, non-consultant hospital doctors,

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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, said that the HSE must address the reasons behind the recent resignations of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) consultants in the South East, adding that the enormous pressures the consultants are under is an issue that will not go away until it is fixed.

"The South East is losing three child and adolescent mental health psychiatrists, leaving just one full time consultant covering a population of 278,000. "As an interim measure, the HSE has hired a consultant based in Galway to work weekends in the interim. "The HSE needs to address the reasons why these people are leaving. "There are huge pressures due to the lack of capacity in the system. "This is a real wake-up call for the HSE. "A sticking plaster solution has been put in

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Annual Cemetery Mass

'The Annual Cemetery Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 7.30pm’.

Fenor Bingo

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Fenor Bingo will take on Friday 15th June at Fenor National School at 8pm. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15pm. Great night assured, come and enjoy. Dates for your Diary; Dunhill Graveyard Mass will take place Tuesday 10th July and. Fenor Graveyard Mass will take place on Tuesday 17th July, Both at 7.30 pm.

Samaritans seek volunteers

The increased demand for our service means that Samaritans Waterford & Southeast are always looking for new volunteers. If this is something that would interest you we would love to hear from you. Please join us for an Information Meeting on Saturday 09/06/18 at 4 pm at Samaritans Centre, 16 Beau Street, Waterford (off Catherine Street).

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Home Renovation Incentive Scheme

Q My partner and I own our home and want to extend it this year. Would we qualify for a tax credit for the work, and if so, how do we apply?

AThe Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme lets homeowners, landlords and local authority tenants claim tax relief on the cost of repairs, renovations or improvement works carried out on their main home or rental property.

To qualify for the HRI, you must be paying income tax and be up to date with your Local Property Tax (LPT). The work must be carried out by a contractor who is registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and is tax-compliant.

Any repair, renovation or improvement work subject to VAT at 13.5% qualifies for the scheme, so your proposed extension would be covered. Work that is subject to VAT at 23% (such as

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Q. Avocados, dates, kale, mangoes, Meyer lemons, nectarines, peaches, pomegranates, quinoa, seedless grapes, watermelon-

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Speaking ahead of the upcoming Seanad motion on the terms of reference for the commission of investigation into the handling of paedophile Bill Keneally’s abuse case, victims of the convicted abuser said they welcome the motion.

Jason Clancy and Colin Power will be attending the debate in the Seanad this Thursday. Jason Clancy says it’s important to him and Colin to be there in person. "We want to be there to see this public acknowledgement of the seriousness of what happened. The motion is another step in our journey towards full justice. We’ll be sitting in the gallery to witness what we hope will be one more advancement in our quest to see full transparency. Anything that’s highlighting what happened to us and the many many other victims of

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Pub Quiz!

Join us for our Pub Quiz!! When: Saturday 9th June 2018 Where: Molls Bar, Main Street, Tramore Time: 9pm €5 per person, payable on the night or tickets available from Kieron on 087 1164680. All proceeds go to Tramore Cliff and Waterford Mountain Rescue .

Annual Cuppa & Cookie event

Funds raised by Children in Hospital Ireland Cuppa & Cookie Event will be used to support the play facilitation services that Children in Hospital Ireland provide in 13 hospitals across Ireland. This service is much valued by the families of children in hospital as it can give parents a break to get a cup of tea or simply provide some fun for the child during their hospitalisation.

The annual fundraising event was launched on Tuesday 29th May with CHI representatives hoping people will host a coffee morning any day throughout the month

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. If you were somehow able to choose the time of day you were going to be injured, what would be best?

A. during the day

B. at night

C. it makes no difference.

A. Research points to (A) as the answer, since "wounds seem to heal in half the time if sustained during daytime hours rather than at night," reports "New Scientist" magazine. Nathaniel Hoyle and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, discovered that genes in fibroblast skin cells switch on and off during day-night cycles and that these cells help close wounds once skin has been cut. The team found that, on average, "daytime wounds healed in 17 days, while similar burns sustained at night took 21 days ("Science Translational Medicine").

Q. What do the following four statements have in common:

The color

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Health 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

The many causes of Fatigue

One of the most common symptoms I see in my clinics is fatigue. Some clients are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia. I use diagnostic kinesiology to help to identify the maintaining causes of fatigue, and in many of the cases, I find that a virus is to blame.

In my experience, it is only after you have identified the maintaining causes of fatigue that you can start to address the symptoms. And that is one of the beauties of diagnostic kinesiology, in that it can also be used to ascertain what homeopathic remedy or remedies the patient requires. It can also reveal the story of each individual

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

On behalf of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services, the Department of Health has launched a public consultation.

The link to complete the consultation questionnaire is available at https://health.gov.ie/consultations/ and the consultation is open until 5p.m., Friday 17th August.

Responses to the consultation will help the Steering Group in making appropriate recommendations for the national configuration of specialist cardiac services so as to achieve optimal patient outcomes at population level with particular emphasis on the safety, quality and sustainability of the services that adult cardiac patients receive.

Commenting on the launch, Minister Harris said "From the outset, patients and their families have been considered as key stakeholders in the review process with patient representatives sitting on the Steering Group as members. This public consultation demonstrates inclusivity of patient contribution into policy decision making and I welcome the launch as it

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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