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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Dial 112 For Emergency In Eu - Prendergast

Phil Prendergast MEP has called for a greater awareness of the EU emergency number 112.

"According to the last EU survey on 112 awareness, 1 out of 5 Irish people quoted an incorrect number when asked about whether they knew the number they can dial anywhere in the EU in case of an emergency.

"Ireland was by far, the highest figure among EU countries when it came to getting the EU 112 emergency number wrong. Given that Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK share the same emergency number, 999, people may be unaware that mainland Europe has a different emergency number.

"While a GSM mobile phone will automatically redirect a caller to 112 even if the caller dials 999, elsewhere in Europe, knowledge of the 112 number can be a matter of life or death if,

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

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If you’re keen to shift those last few pounds or to get your body into tip-top shape, then it’s time to focus on exercise.

Whether you want to look good for a special occasion like a wedding or holiday, or you just want to look your best for your sense of self-esteem, that final push from being moderately healthy to fabulously fit then a trip to The Kingfisher Fitness Club could be the answer to that transformation !

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As everyone’s body shape is different, each person will need a slightly different exercise plan to help them achieve their dream shape.

The Kingfisher Club has devised a free 4 week summer body plan designed by their expert fitness team, the plan includes cardiovascular based workouts which are

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said continued firm EU spot quotes for late June and early July, strong June average market returns, and a second consecutive Fonterra auction showing a clear upward correction, all combined to prove his point that a June milk price of 38c/ + VAT (close on 40c/l incl. VAT) was both fully justified, and sustainable at least to year-end.

"In this week’s Fonterra auction, which deals with trade right out to January 2014, many commodities saw a significant price improvement, with rennet casein up 7.9% and SMP up 3.1%. While the butter price decrease of 5.7% was disappointing, international stocks and fresh availability continue to be very low. Meanwhile, average product returns within the EU, as reported by the EU Commission for the week of 16th June, suggest that a relatively representative Irish product mix

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging motorcyclists, scooter and moped users to bike safely on the roads this summer following a rise in motorcycle casualties in 2013. To date, 13 motorcyclists have died on Irish roads compared to 8 motorcyclists and 2 pillion passengers up to the same date last year. Motorcyclists account for almost 14% of road deaths so far this year, despite making up less than 2% of the total vehicle fleet.

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are asking riders to be aware of their vulnerability on the roads as research shows that motorcyclists are three times more likely to be killed on Irish roads than in any other EU country.

A provisional analysis of motorcycle and pillion passenger deaths by An Garda Síochána shows that almost 4 out of 5 fatal motorcycle collisions

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The people of Waterford are playing their part in the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 by helping out in their local communities. Now in its third year, Dulux Let’s Colour Project appealed to Irish communities to take up their paintbrushes to make positive impact in their community by entering the Let’s Colour Project 2013.

Pictured (from left) is Stephen Horgan of Dulux; Ann FitzGerald of the Waterford Women’s Centre, and Tony Byrne of the Paint Department of Morris’s DIY at the presentation of the Dulux paint to help the Waterford Women’s Centre.

According to Ann Fitzgerald of Waterford Women’s Centre, "The painting of the Women’s Centre will uplift management, staff, volunteers and users of the centre, as we have been unable to afford to paint the exterior

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Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Waterford City Council making moves on gum litter reduction through the innovative "Bin It Your Way" campaign Waterford City is stepping up their campaign against gum litter and asking people to "Bin it Your Way". This is the second year of the three-year campaign and Waterford City Council are once again an active participant in the high-profile national Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) awareness campaign. On 2nd July 2013, Councillor John Cummins, Mayor  and Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer were on the streets of Waterford to promote the correct disposal of gum litter with the help of the GLT ad-bikes and local authority representatives who distributed gum raps and other campaign materials.

Coordinated by the GLT in association with local authorities throughout Ireland, the national Gum Litter Taskforce awareness

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Local coach and mini-bus hire company Duggan Coaches were the people behind the very popular Winterval Express Train and the good news is that they are back on the city streets as ‘Waterford Tours’! The new guided sight-seeing tour of the city is for locals and tourists alike and has an extended route which stops in Barron Strand Street, Michael Street and takes in Castle Street and includes the Medieval City Walls. Tickets for the Waterford Tour can be purchased on board the road train, or at the Bishop’s Palace and the Medieval Museum.

Waterford Tours are running 7 days a week every half hour, from 10am to 6pm. (last train runs at 5.30). No pre-booking is necessary, just roll up and jump on board for the ride! Tel. 083 1550880.

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

A pall of gloom was cast over the motor sports enthusiasts in Waterford and environs at the loss of a prominent raly driver who was killed in a crash while taking part in the Ravens Rock Rally in Co. Waterford on Sunday last. The rally was immediately cancelled as a mark of respect, and the road was closed to the public and sealed off while gardai carried out a forensic road examination.

Mr. Paul Mulcahy from Kilgobnet outside Dungarvan who died was a very experienced rally driver who has taken part in many major race on the rally circuit over the years. His co-driver was Kevin Power who was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where his condition is believed to be stable.

Mr. Mulcahy was married with his wife Fiona Power from the Kilrossanty area of Co. Waterford. The couple had celebrated

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

As part of a nationwide campaign Lynch Solicitors will host a free "Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy" seminar in the Tower Hotel Waterford on Wednesday, 3rd July, at 5.30pm-7pm. Those who attend the seminar will have the opportunity to learn about the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 and how it will work in practice in terms of relief options for those with mortgage arrears and other debt. The significant new measure under the Act to reduce the bankruptcy period from 12 years to 3 years (or in some cases 8 years) will also be discussed at the seminar. Speakers will include John M. Lynch, Principal at Lynch Solicitors, Andrea Gleasure, Solicitor at Lynch Solicitors, Gillian McCarthy, Accountant at Lynch Solicitors and Dr. Maeve Martin, Clinical Director, InForm Psychological Services. The "Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy" seminars have already taken place in Thurles and

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Hearne calls for a criminal investigation on billions defrauded from the state

Speaking after lodging a formal complaint in Waterford Garda station Waterford City Councilor John Hearne  called on the Garda to launch a criminal investigation into the billions of pounds defrauded from the Irish people by Anglo Irish Banks. Councilor Hearne said every year the Government takes hundreds of people to court when they discover they defrauded the state by supplying false information on benefit claims.. Politicians cant be trusted to bring these people to court so im calling on cab and the fraud squad to investigate this fraud.Im also calling on the Social Protection Minster Joan Burton to explain why the Labour party is protecting big bankers whilst doing nothing for the ever increasing numbers of struggling homeowners.

Councilor Hearne said the new Code of Conduct for mortgage arrears published today is best

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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