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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

In advance of the Halloween festivities, Petmania, Ireland’s leading chain of pet stores, have issued the following list of tips to help ensure your pet is kept safe from the ghouls and goblins of Halloween!

1. No Sweets of Chocolate! These can be fatal for your pet. Pick up a pet friendly treat instead

2. Costumes are Optional – make sure that any pet costume is comfy and if your pet looks unhappy, don’t persist

3. Stay Indoors – the safest place for your pet is indoors, in a quiet, calm space, away from the door bell and visiting covens of trick’r’treaters

4. Candles & Lanterns can easily get knocked over by an excited pet. Keep them out of reach or use a battery operated version instead

5. Wear Reflectives! Stay visible outdoors with reflective collars, leads and coats

6. Check ID Tags to make sure that

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

A six week course of Mindfulness Meditation takes place from Wednesday November 1st, to December 6th, at 8.15 - 9.15pm at Anjali Yoga Waterford, Tyrone Road, Lismore Park.

Facilitated by Michael Dalton, Core Process Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mindfulness Meditation teacher, the course aims to help participants to learn to cultivate attention and awareness in their daily lives. Michael, a well respected local-meditation teacher, teaches mindful, compassion based meditation for beginners and more experienced meditators in groups and on a one-to-one basis.

What is Mindfulness?

According to Practical Mindfulness, A Step by Step Guide, by Ken A. Verni, Psy.D., Mindfulness is a practice of purposefully

paying attention in the present moment and bringing a non-judgmental compassionate awareness to the nature of things. Practised regularly Mindfulness changes your sense of who your are in relation to your own life and to other people.

Benefits of Mindfulness Mediation


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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Feed your Mind, Body and Spirit at The Wellbeing Festival, WIT Arena Waterford, 28-30 October. Come along and experience a selection of stands to inspire and educate. The Festival provides something for everyone in the holistic arena, including an interactive area for children. Experience an exciting range of free talks, dedicated spaces for both Yoga and Meditation and a Live Stage in the exhibition area. Expand your knowledge with our selection of mini-workshops and demonstrations over three days. Join inspirational teachers and exhibitors from Ireland, the United Kingdom and beyond.

The festival runs over the whole weekend on:

Saturday, 28 October 10am to 6pm

Sunday, 29 October 10am to 6pm

Monday, 30 October 10am to 5pm

Tickets for the event are now available through our website

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

World Jumping at Tycor Business Park

If you who want a healthier lifestyle but find regular exercise boring "World Jumping" at Tycor Business Park may have the answer for you. Although well known in American and Europe, "Worldjumping" – where participants alternate sets of highly structured low impact/high intensity exercises on individual purpose- built trampolines is still relatively new to Ireland.

"I started jumping in Poland and loved it – it’s great exercise and really good fun" owner Michal told me. Spotting a niche in the market in Ireland, Michal opened up his studio Tycor Business park and is also the Irish distributor for "World Jumping" supplying trampolines and facilitating training instructor courses in Ireland.

The trampolines used in "World Jumping" are octagonal and instead of the usual hard steel springs used with traditional trampolines, the mat is attached to the frame with

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Waterford City and County Council are counting the cost of ex-hurricane Ophelia which wreaked havoc throughout the county on Monday last. There was widespread sorrow at the death of Clare O’Neill, from Aglish who was killed in an accident when a branch from a tree went through the windscreen of her car. Her 77 year old mother who was also in the car was taken to hospital. Clare worked as an Oncology nurse for over 30 years and had just started a new job as a Co-ordinator with Cork ARC cancer support service, based in Youghal. The Waterford Crisis Management Team was convened in preparation for the extreme weather event and the members met regularly over the course of Sunday 15th October and into the late evening of Monday

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

SuperValu group recently opened a state of the art newly renovated SuperValu store at The Hypercentre in Waterford City, following an investment in excess of €1 million.

The renovation sees the store focusing on extending and improving the fresh food offering in line with increasing demand from consumers for fresh, healthy and locally sourced produce. The Waterford store now offers customers a Frank and Honest gourmet coffee dock, an extensive Food Academy aisle with focus on locally sourced food and artisanal producers all in support of local suppliers, local farmers and local jobs.

An extended Deli with a variety of hot and cold food is also available, a gourmet deli counter and Seafood selection and an unrivalled Irish and international fresh cheese range. A Health and Wellness aisle is

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Come join us on Thursday October 19th where we will be celebrating International Credit Union Day and our 50th Birthday with WLR FM broadcasting live!

We will be giving away a Mercedes, big cash prizes and vouchers for lucky members of our monthly car draw! We will have free pizza and goodies too for all our members so make sure you drop by and say hi! There is also lots of vouchers to be won by all members in the weeks running up to this event so keep an eye out! We will be raising funds for Oasis House on the day also. Location : Summerhill Office. Time : 11am-3.00pm

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has announced plans for the construction of a multi million euro Engineering, Computing and General Teaching building at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Part of a €200 million investment in ‘New Buildings for IoTs’, the WIT development is to be included in the Department of Education and Skills’ latest Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme for the sector.

The proposed new building will be located on a standalone WIT-owned site on the Institute’s main Cork Road campus and its construction will provide for the consolidation of a number of faculties in one space and generate efficiencies for WIT, Minister Halligan confirmed:

"This major infrastructural investment in WIT will deliver state of the art engineering, ICT and general teaching space and will be a transformative development for the Institute and for the wider

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

"We are all deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Clare O’Neill. She was a wonderful nurse and a special person who will be missed by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House team, our volunteers and all the people and patients she worked with here and in Youghal. Our thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time,” said Ellen Joyce, Director of Services at Cork ARC Cancer Support House.

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

‘Hand On Heart’ the campaign for 24/7 Cardiac Care begun by ‘Health Equality For the South East’ are undertaking a cardiac awareness event on street in Clonmel this Saturday beginning at 1pm.

Campaigners from Southeast Cardiac Campaign groups including HEFSE, SEPAG and ‘24/7 Cardiac Care for the South East’ will be joined by emergency first responders and other voluntary professionals to create awareness of the regional emergency cardiac situation.

Activity will be staged from the 'Main Guard' Area in Clonmel town centre with proceedings beginning at 1pm and finishing at 4.30pm. Supporters will be assisted by local voluntary ambulance personnel and trainers from Irish Heart Foundation in providing information and demonstration of emergency cardiac rescue to include emergency CPR.

Supporters will also hand

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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