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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Waterford's Independent TD Deputy John Halligan has given his unequivocal support to the campaign to have Ferrybank councillor Davy Walsh elected the next Mayor of the city.

Speaking ahead of the Mayoral Election on 24th June, Deputy Halligan acknowledged Cllr Walsh's decades of service and commitment to the city.

"As the longest serving member of Waterford City Council, Davy has more knowledge and experience of serving the people of the city than anyone else on the local authority", Deputy Halligan commented. "I worked closely with Davy for many years on the Council and know only too well his devotion to the people of Waterford throughout his 34 years of service. His election as Mayor of Waterford city on 24th June would be a long overdue but nonetheless fitting tribute to this dedication.

"Furthermore, I could not support a Mayor who - in backing

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Occasion marked by Waterford Law Society

Waterford Law Society held an evening on Friday 24th May, 2013 in Becketts to mark the retirement of John Goff, Solicitor. John practised as a Solicitor in Waterford City where for many years he was the Principal in Nolan Farrell & Goff. The esteem in which John is held was reflected in the large number of his colleagues & friends who turned out for the occasion.

Jim Hally, President of the Waterford Law Society, made a presentation of a gift to John in honour of the occasion and wished John many happy years of retirement and gardening.

After dinner John regaled all with the history of Waterford Law Society and shared some lively stories. Pat Gordon, Solicitor also spoke and he added a few tales of his own from around the City and County.

Waterford Law Society would

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Meeting of former Waterford Crystal workers decides to form Organising Committee to pursue pensions issue

At a meeting of former Waterford Crystal workers organised by the Unite trade union on Monday, June 10th, considerable anger was expressed at the Government's continuing failure to address the implications of the European Court of Justice ruling last April which held that the Irish State is obliged to protect the workers' pension entitlements.

Speaking after the meeting, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said:

"Our members cannot understand why the Government wants to continue imposing more hardship on a group of workers who have contributed vast amounts of tax to the Exchequer since the foundation of Waterford Glass in 1950. The workers have experienced significant hardship since the collapse of company in 2009, and despite support from a number of individual politicians there doesn't appear to be any

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Practising yoga during pregnancy can really help mothers-to-be to enjoy this special time and help them prepare for a conscious birth experience by becoming more aware of their bodies and their breathing. Mothers-to-be can become empowered and build strength but also learn to 'soften' and 'let go' when the time comes.

Post natal yoga supports new mothers in reclaiming their bodies after 40 weeks of sharing it with their babies. It's also a great way to meet other new mothers!

Adrienne Murphy is a well-known local yoga teach with over 5 year's teaching experience. Adrienne also offers yoga for children, yoga for chilren and adults with special needs and chair yoga for the older adult.

Adrienne can be contacted on 086 - 8359863.

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

With registrations nearing the 2000 mark organisers urgently appeal for the public's assistance. This year's marathon numbers have exceeded last years and volunteers are vital to the success of same.

According to chairman of WVM "Volunteers not only assist us in providing a safe and secure event they also encourage the runners along the route and also create a great atmosphere."

On Saturday 29th June, the new 26.2 mile route will be overseen by the Gardaí and over 200 stewards are required on the day. The Half marathon will take off at 9am with the Full this year on the Mall in the City which will make for an energy charged start line!

Ten music bands will entertain along the route to help encourage and distract runners where they most require it.

The race will conclude with the Olympic style finish in the RSC

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Thursday 27th June 13 at 7.00pm FAIRBROOK HOUSE GARDENS, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford.

This former woollen mill walled garden has been transformed in recent times to include 4 lavender fields with roses, water features, fernery, maze, North African corner, hidden garden, fruit and wisteria walk and so much more.

On site there is a gallery, extended as a museum of contemporary figurative art- paintings are for sale. Definitely a garden not to be missed.

Cost:- 7.00 euro each, to include refreshments.

MEETING in Kilmeaden village at the KILMEADEN CENTRE at 6.30pm.Please note- We will need to car pool at this point as parking at venue is strictly limited [Look out for our marker balloons ]

Further info :- contact Noreen 086-4083419/Kathleen 051-293911

Saturday 29th June at 11.00am to McNamara Rose and Fruit Nursery, Midleton, Co.Cork.

A rare and exclusive opportunity to visit John McNamara's Specialist Rose Nursery -


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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Waterford City Enterprise Board and Waterford Adult Education Centre (WAEC) recently launched "First Flight", an enterprise programme which assists small craft start-ups.

Based in the Kite Design Studio, in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle, First Flight is already working with the first group of students, providing them with workspace, mentoring assistance and practical business advice. All of the students are currently undertaking the Craft and Fashion Design programmes at Waterford Adult Education Centre.

According to Helena Finlay, Course Co-ordinator, WAEC, First Flight is a great opportunity for craft start-ups to move into the professional workplace.

"This is an exciting collaboration with Waterford City Enterprise Board as it gives our students the chance to take their business ideas to the next level. Waterford has a really strong craft heritage, in everything from fashion design,

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Aware, the national organisation providing information and emotional support to individuals impacted by depression, has announced a new meeting time and venue for its Waterford Day Support Group. The group meets at 11.30am every Thursday in the Community Mental Health Centre, Brook House, Cork Road and is suitable for individuals with experience of depression. Aware support groups are free to attend and there is no need for referral or booking.

According to Rosemary Carvill, local support group co-ordinator, accessing support can help in dealing with depression: "The support offered to individuals and families through Aware's services makes a difference in many lives. Aware has offered support groups in Waterford for a number of years and we hope that the new time and venue for our daytime group will make this service more accessible for people in the town and surrounding areas.

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Independent TD for Waterford Deputy John Halligan has said his views on the upcoming abortion legislation will not be swayed by an email he received on Friday warning him that 'his days are numbered' and he should 'check under his car'.

The email followed John's comments in the Dáil on Thursday during Leaders' Questions in which he criticised the Catholic Church for attempting to interfere in the running of the State. Deputy Halligan also described in detail some of the intimidation and abuse which TDs on all sides of the political divide were receiving from pro-life activists ahead of the vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. "There have been several serious incidents of verbal abuse aimed at TDs. One has received a crown of thorns; another has been ambushed outside her home. TDs have been spat at. They

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Waterford Airport CEO to leave for role at Dept of Transport, Tourism & Sport

Graham Doyle is to leave his position as CEO at Waterford Airport this summer to take up a key role as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.

Dan Browne, Chairman, Waterford Airport confirmed that Mr Doyle had advised the airport board of his intentions. Acknowledging his contribution at the airport over the last six and a half years, he said: "Graham has given great service to Waterford Airport and to the wider community in the southeast through his hard work and commitment as CEO. He applied himself with energy and intelligence throughout his time here.

"The economic environment over the last five years in particular has obviously been a challenge for the airport and Graham

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