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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange are having their April 2018 French film showing ' Moliere; a Comedy', (sub-titled). In Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Wednesday 24th April 2018 At 6.30p.m. Contribution €12 (including nibbles prior to film). Pay at the door; Bookings can be made by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259 = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@'; addy7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259 = addy7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259 = 'frexchangewaterford' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259').innerHTML += ''+addy_text7a9d5dd1f0c76079817548cdce230259+''; Or by text to Jane at 087 2594081 or Frances

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Voting in a referendum


How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I'm not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote?


To vote in a referendum, you must be an Irish citizen and be registered to vote. Every local authority is responsible for compiling and publishing a list of voters in its area. This is called the Register of Electors or the electoral register.

In general, Irish citizens living abroad cannot be entered on the Register of Electors and cannot vote in a referendum. The only exception to this is in the case of Irish officials on duty abroad (and their spouses) who may register on the postal voters list. If you are abroad on holiday on polling day, you cannot have a postal vote.

The current Register of Electors came into force on 15 February 2018.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. As a person gets older, his or her likelihood of dying in the next year increases, doubling about every 8 years. For example, if at age 60 you have a 1% risk of dying per year, then at age 68 it's 2% per year, 4% at 76, 8% at 84, and so on. The risk mounts quickly and few of us make it to 100. All mammals studied age this way, that is, all except one. What's the exception?

A. Naked mole rats are a stunning exception to the rule, claims Rochelle Buffenstein and her colleagues in a recent online paper in "eLife." She started working with naked mole rats in 1980, says Kai Kupferschmidt in "Science" magazine, and over the years has maintained thousands of them in scores of colonies, keeping meticulous records,

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 18th April - Tuesday 24th April

Aries 21st March-21st April

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" so sang Janis Joplin et al. You could crave autonomy now, and chances are in most areas of your life you're carving it out. But in a work situation, there's only so much freedom you can have, ultimately you're still working for the man, like the rest of us. So unless you plan on going it alone and being your own boss, you'll need to find some balance, otherwise you could run into trouble.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Sudden changes could well be afoot for many Taureans. In one sense, these have been building slowly behind the scenes and were obvious when you think about it. But they will still feel like a bolt out of the blue when they actually

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Wednesday, 18th 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

West is best - or is it?

Human beings can build houses, engineer bridges and are good at inventing complicated pieces of technology and understanding detailed scientific theories. But there is one area where our understanding is weak. This is in relation to ourselves and in particular to our bodies.

In the West, we believe that the body is a thing, a machine that needs to be fuelled (with food and water) and exercised in the hope that this will keep us fit and we can lubricate our joints to move better. If something goes wrong in this body machine of ours, then it can usually be mechanically repaired. We use surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or drugs, and life can then

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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('cloakfe1291713d26c83272387c3f13823595').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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Letters to the Editor

  • Our View

    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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