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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

LOCAL siblings Harry (13) and Molly Flynn (10) have been honoured with a top accolade at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab, for saving their sister's life on many occasions.

The young "superheroes", who live on the Waterford/Kilkenny border, were presented with the Young Person of the Year Award by An Taoiseach LeoVaradkar for their extreme bravery and courage.

The Awards were broadcast live on RTÉ One from Dublin's Mansion House on Sunday.

Ireland's longest running and most prestigious awards event, the People of the Year Awards are widely recognised as one of Ireland's highest accolades. Nominated by members of the public, and finalised by a panel of adjudicators, a total of ten awards were presented

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford FC has confirmed that the club has appealed the severity of the suspensions handed down to players Bastien Héry and Stanley Aborah following our recent game against Cork City to the FAI.

The club is making no further comment on this matter at this time.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford Treasures has the pleasure of introducing Senator Ivana Bacik who will present; 'Why the Law Matters - progressive social change in Ireland.'

Waterford Treasures are delighted to present Senator Ivana Bacik, who is Reid Professor of Criminal Law,

Criminology and Penology in Trinity College Dublin.

She is also a member of Seanad Éireann for Trinity College. Senator Bacik is a noted commentator on legal, social and feminist issues. Her numerous publications include 'Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Ireland into the Twentieth-Century'.

Only €5 for this exciting talk and all proceeds go towards the Museum acquisition and conservation fund. Booking is highly recommended!

Contact the reception at the Medieval Museum or the Bishop's Palace, phone 0761 10 2501 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak726bee321b833ca6f04db8f110b764e7').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il'

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford U3A (University of the Third Age) holds its April talk on Monday April 23. 'The Story Behind It' is the topic of this show and tell session led by Professor Anne Jordan. You are invited to bring along something – a piece of pottery, a letter, a photo – that means something to you and tell its story in a friendly group setting.

Venue for the talk is the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack St, Waterford. Date and Time: Monday April 23 at 2 pm. All welcome. Come and check us out and be part of a great international co-operative learning movement. Admission €5 ( members free).

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The Annual wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 11 Waterford men who went to fight in defence of the Spanish Republic in the ranks of the 15th International Brigade, will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 1st May next. The wreaths will be laid at the Spanish Civil War memorial adjacent to the Bishop's Palace Museum, Waterford by relatives of the men.

Eleven young men from Waterford were amongst the 145 Irish men who answered the call to defend the Spanish Republic. Along with many other young men from around the world they flocked to the defence of the Spanish Republic in 1936. Approximately 40,000 men joined the International Brigade, of whom 5,000 died in battle.. The Waterford men who went to Spain were:

Maurice Quinlan; The Power Brothers: Johnny, Paddy and Willie; Jackie Lemmon; Jackie Hunt; John Kelly; John O'Shea; Frank Edwards;

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

"Our little ducks and drakes have been training very hard for the Duck Race in Davitt's Quay scheduled for 3pm this Saturday April 21st at West Waterford FoodFest in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station" said Duck Race organizer RoseAnn Foley.

"But some of them have a mind of their own and they have taken to appearing in shop windows around the town" she says. "If you can find that little duck, take a photo and post it on FB. The first to do so each day will be given an RNLI key ring!" she continued.

Over six hundred and sixty-three excited little ducks are training for the race.

There are prizes for big and small ducks. Each duck costs €3 or two for €5 and they can be bought

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Please be advised that the 231st Annual General Meeting of Waterford Chamber and the 31st Annual General Meeting of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, a Company Limited by Guarantee, will take place at the Granville Hotel, Waterford on Monday, 28th May at 5.30pm.

Please note that this meeting should conclude no later than 7.00pm – registration and light refreshments will be available at 5.00pm to ensure a prompt start.

Date: Monday, 28th May

Time: 5.30pm (registration & light refreshments from 5.00pm)

Venue: The Granville Hotel

RSVP: click here to book online

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday 20th April at 8:00 pm in the St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Waterford. The Society's officers will report on activities carried out in the past year, an officer board will be elected for the coming year and the plans for our summer programme of events will be outlined. All members are encouraged to attend. The AGM will be followed by a talk by Eamonn McEneaney, director, Waterford Treasures on the plans which are being advanced for the establishment of the Irish Museum of Time in Waterford.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world's oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.

An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games for all the family with games and entertainment from The Wobbly Circus. Younger visitors will also have the chance to join in pirate fun and games with the resident Pirate Pat and Captain Hook and a combat school and medieval games will be on offer from Montague Heritage or for the 'bigger adventurous kids' can try out the climbing wall and activities. A craft market featuring

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Supermarket shoppers across the country have been asked to 'Shop and Drop' on Saturday 21st April in a day of action facilitated by Voice Ireland and Friends of the Earth. Customers are being encouraged leave the unwanted plastic packaging on their groceries behind at the checkout after doing their Saturday shop. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the amount of plastic waste being unnecessarily foisted onto the consumer and to put the onus of dealing with the problem back on to the producer.

Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Chairperson of the Green Party in Waterford, will be taking part in the campaign and welcomes it as a positive move. "As a consumer, it can be very hard to get away from plastic packaging, much of which is no longer being accepted in people's recycling bin. This puts the responsibility and the

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    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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