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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Garda social media has been very active promoting the success of Operation Enable in the greater Dublin area.

'Operation Enable' is a multi-agency initiative between An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services, the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland and Irish Wheelchair Association.

This operation has been focused on catching and prosecuting drivers who are using fake disabled parking permits and illegally parking in marked disabled parking spaces. At the Joint Policing Committee Meeting in April, Cllr Eddie Mulligan, Fianna Fail, formally requested that Gardaiand Waterford Council extend Operation Enable, to include Waterford.

The Councillor also asked for an update on enforcement of the number of illegally parked cars and other vehicles, in disabled car parking bays. "The availability of wheelchair accessible parking spaces is an essential lifeline for motorists with disabilities. Far, far too often these spaces

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

GLORIOUS weather on Sunday spurred thousands to pack into their cars and head for Curraghmore for what was the biggest and best Waterford Country Fair on record.

From early morning, cars and jeeps with horse boxes arrived and hundreds of cars made their way across the dusty path down towards Curraghmore for what was a magical, mystical day with funds raised going to Make A Wish Ireland.

Very early, provisional estimates suggest that at least 5,000 people attended.

The Make A Wish volunteers greeted festival-goers as they lined into the venue from 10am. Regional Co-ordinator, Trisha Quinn, was delighted with the reception they received.

"This was a great family day out and it was a fantastic opportunity for us to chat with people and make them aware of the work we do.

"It truly is

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Caroline Kelly, manager of Travel Creations in Lisduggan Shopping Centre passionately told the Connect Effect group about her experience to date and the services offered by Travel Creations.

Caroline first did a language and marketing course in the WRTC. After working initially in the food and beverage industry, Caroline pursued a career in travel in 1996. Caroline is a long-time employee of Travel Creations.

Travel Creations is in existence for over 30 years and was sold to J Barter, established in 1865, which is the oldest travel agents in Ireland. Travel Creations is an independently owned and bonded travel agency with currently 25 staff between four office locations in Ireland.

Travel creations is a one stop shop and caters for all your travel needs. Services offered include flights, ferries, accommodation, traditional tour packages, campaign, river and sea

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

NOW is the time to work together and voice our collective opinion, according to Cllr Eddie Mulligan. He is calling on ALL the people, across Waterford and the wider South Eastern region, to use their keyboard, on the matter of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services.

In December 2017 Cllr Mulligan advocated, in the aftermath of the Herity Report debacle, that the only way to access adequate 24/7 cardiac services for UHW and the SE region was through a National Review.

He stated that, "Unfortunately, I do think that this National Review is the only documented evidence that will overrule the Herity Report, in the mind of Minister Harris and his departmental colleagues.

"I welcome Professor Nolan’s appointment, however, I feel it is disproportionate that only two of the fifteen other members of the Steering Committee are patients. There should be, at

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Deise ARA

Our last meeting before the Summer break will be in the Woodlands Hotel on Thursday, 14th June. Please bring €50 deposit for the Westport trip, and €55 for Riverdance in the Gaiety on 17th July. And, most importantly, please don’t forget to bring your work for our Arts and Crafts exhibition!

Beat The Ferryman

The 3rd Annual "Beat The Ferryman" Open Water 600m Swim is on Saturday June 23rd at 3pm from Ballyhack Co Wexford to Passage East Co Waterford. Open to all Competent swimmers over 15 years. Entries are being taken at the moment on totaltiming .ie An exclusive Swim Hat to first 250 entries received online. Wet Suit and Non Wet Suit Categories for both male and female.Last year the event had an entry of 200 from many parts of Ireland .This is a fund Raiser

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

John O’Shea exits on winning note

Waterfordman John O’Shea exited his international soccer career on a winning note when Ireland beat USA 2-1 in Saturday’s friendly. John captained the Irish squad and received a standing ovation in the Aviva Stadium. He walked onto the pitch carrying his daughter Ruby and his son Alfie walking alongside him to an emotional farewell. President Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to the Republic of Ireland international and said he had been a tremendous representative forIreland over the 22 years he had played for his country, 17 of whichwere at senior level. The President said: "Since winning the UEFA Under 16 European Championships in 1998, and his debut in the senior team in 2001, John O’Shea has been one of the most inspirational, committed and admired

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Global explorers are set to descend on the heritage town of Lismore this June 13th as the sixteenth annual Immrama Festival of Travel writing is set to get underway.

Visitors can enjoy talks with world-famous travel writes, writing workshops, poetry, historical presentations, music and entertainment and also visits to the usually closed Cotton Library will also be on offer.

The largely forgotten library located at St Carthage Cathedral and whose collection dates back centuries featuring many some rare and historical gems will open its doors to the public during the festival weekend.

The collection was started by Henry Cotton who was the sub-librarian at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, before becoming the dean of Lismore in 1834. Some of the rarest books in the collection include those on scripture

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Enjoy Waterford’s Greenway in comfort on an E-Bike

In the early 1950’s during the month of May what could be called a spectacular hurling tournament was held in Dunhill. At the time it was no bother to me to cycle the approx. twenty miles there and back on my Raleigh, all steel bicycle as it was called at the time, with my younger brother on the cross bar. Those were the days, as we all know age does its job and on retirement I thought my cycling days were over. I was wrong! Upon reading in a fitness magazine about the new electric bike, I was hooked and I hired out my first electric bike. After some practice I made a nostalgic spin on my E-bike, yes you guessed to Dunhill, uphill and down dale no bother I

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

The Waterford electorate gave an emphatic YES to the 8th Amendment Referendum on Friday last with 69.4% voting Yes and 30.6% voting No.

The turnout was 64.3% with 53,312valid votes and 123 spoiled votes.

In the end the at times fraught campaign in Waterford as in other areas of the country was a quiet affair with the result quickly apparent as the votes were counted in the WIT Hall.

There was a representative turnout of all the political parties and political activists on both sides of the campaign.

However, at around 10 a.m. it was clearly evident that the Yes campaigners were on course for a resounding victory.

Local Minister of State John Halligan T.D. has praised the ‘army of unsung, everyday heroes’ who, he said, were hugely instrumental in securing a Yes vote for Waterford

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

National suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, awarded its Amber Flag to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. The event took place on 17th May in Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig, Health & Wellbeing Coach, Alison Canavan was on hand at the event to offer advice to the students and groups before they stepped on stage to accept their Amber Flag from programme founder Frank Mulvihill and Pieta House CEO, Brian Higgins.

The Pieta House Amber Flag initiative, now in its 4th year, recognises the individual efforts of schools, companies, and groups to create healthy, inclusive environmets that support mental wellbeing. The award unites these groups in their efforts working toward a happier, healthier Ireland and

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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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