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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

A Waterford hurler spoke on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta last week about how a routine belt of a hurl in a match on 1 April left him unable to breathe and very seriously ill, and called on the GAA to consider installing oxygen tanks in clubs across the country.

Eoghan Breathnach, 37, from An Rinn in Waterford, was playing a junior hurling match with his local team against Baile an tSagairt on Easter Sunday when he got a belt of the hurl in the ribs. While he initially thought he was just winded, it became clear when he collapsed that things were more serious. It transpired that he had, in fact, broken three ribs, one of which had punctured his lung. He explained what happened in an interview with Helen Ní Shé on the An Saol ó Dheas programme.

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

At 7am on Wednesday 25 April 2018, Transparency International Ireland will launch the first study and ranking of local authorities in Ireland, based on their systems to prevent corruption. The National Integrity Index on Local Authorities marks each local authority against 30 criteria, under the categories of Transparency, Accountability and Ethics.

The criteria measure the local authorities’ fulfilment of obligations relating to planning, zoning, ethics declarations, lobbying, procurement, protected disclosures, freedom of information and financial transparency, amongst other issues. The study looks in particular at issues raised in the Mahon Tribunal and in the 2015 RTÉ Investigates exposé on standards in public office, as well as issues raised in other TI Ireland research projects.

TI Ireland will launch the report as well as the http://www.national-integrity-index.ie webpages. The webpages will feature an interactive table of results, map of results as well

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Over 23,000 students (23,600) from 480 Irish secondary schools take part in Student Enterprise Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices every year, bringing the world of business into the classroom. Some of the county’s most enterprising teenagers are ‘counting down’ to the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on Wednesday, May 2nd in Croke Park. Starting every September, students across three age categories (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) research, set up, and run their own businesses with the help of their teachers and supports from Local Enterprise Offices Nationwide, 230 students from 77 different student enterprises have now reached this year’s National Finals, having qualified through school and county finals earlier in the year.

Student entrepreneurs from CBS Dungarvan and Ard Scoil Na nDeise will be representing Waterford on May 2nd, including:

- Deise Publications from CBS Dungarvan in the Junior Category

- A&K Crafts from Ard

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

The death has taken place of Mr. Sean Roche, Roanmore Park, Waterford which took place in University Hospital, Waterford on Monday, April 16. He was aged 87.

Sean was a lifelong trade unionist and Labour Party activist and was married to the former Mary Gallagher, daughter of the late Ald. Tom Gallagher, Roanmore Park and twice Labour Party Mayor of Waterford. They have two children Deirdre and Eoghan.

A native of Duncormick, Co. Wexford Sean grew up on the family farm and had one sister Carmel and four brothers, Richard, Jerry, Dermot and Ray. He trained in agricultural college but farming wasn’t for him and he came to Waterford where he worked as a psychiatric nurse in St. Otteran’s Hospital. He met his future wife Mary at a patient’s social night and they married over 61 years ago.

He excelled at sports and

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Aldi will once again this year sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA). Relaunched four years ago by the NPA, the event has proven to be a huge success, with entries from each one of the 26 counties. TV presenter Síle Seoige and TV3 Chef Shane Smith were joined by NPA MD Anna May Mc Hugh, ICA President Marie O’Toole and reigning champion Mary Conway to announce details of this year’s competition.

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said "We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with Aldi and the ICA given the popularity and success of the National Brown Bread Baking competition at Ploughing. There has always been

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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('cloak1fedc2a4a582b2ec43326dca973c4e83').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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    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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