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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

The Mulligan Pharmacy Group Create 25 New Jobs In Waterford & Open Two New Pharmacies At Tesco

The Mulligan Pharmacy Group opened two new pharmacies in Tesco Ardkeen & Tesco Ballybeg creating 25 new full and part time jobs in Waterford City. The new pharmacy at Tesco Ardkeen was officially opened by the newly appointed Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins and Mr. John Halligan, T.D. opened the new pharmacy at Tesco Ballybeg.

Speaking at the opening of the pharmacy at Tesco Ardkeen Cllr. John Cummins said "it is an exciting day for Waterford to see growth in the retail sector and the creation of another 25 jobs for the city. Mulligans Pharmacy is a true family business and a local success story contributing enormously to the local economy

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

We’ve tried every diet on the market in the never-ending quest to lose weight and get rid of those all-important last few inches. From Atkins to South Beach, to grapefruit and cabbage soup, to diet pills and shakes, the weight loss world is awash with promises of quick fixes and miracle weight-loss measures - that just don’t work.

A new inch-loss treatment has arrived in Ireland which is turning the inch-loss market on its head. The treatment is called Cooltec. It’s available at Therapie Clinic Barronstrand Street in Limerick and has become so popular, the clinic has reported a month-long waiting list for a session.

The treatment works by exposing fat cells to controlled cooling. A suction-like device draws in the tissue and cools the fat cells which shrink, break down and are removed by the body’s natural metabolic process. Results vary

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has announced the appointment of Eamon Quinlan as a Representative for Waterford/Tramore.

Deputy Martin said: "I am delighted to announce that Eamon Quinlan will be joining the Fianna Fáil team in Waterford. Eamon has a great track record of working on local issues for the community and was the first Waterford person to lead Ógra Fianna Fáil."

Deputy Martin added: "It is essential that Fianna Fáil continues to play a constructive and positive role in politics, bringing forward policies and solutions to the problems being faced by people in their daily lives. By ensuring there is a strong team on the ground in all communities, Fianna Fáil can deliver on this pledge. It is in this context that we are appointing Eamon as a Representative for the locality, he has the talent and commitment required to

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Tom Murphy PC welcomes the great news of the opening of Mulligans Chemist in Tesco Ballybeg which opened Friday June 28th. "I have worked on resident Associations who have looked for this service to be provided for a long time. I wish Mulligans Chemists every success with their new venture. With the chemist open this might open opportunities for other businesses to provide services and jobs in the area which are badly needed. With the chemist open it will provide a much needed service on our doorstep for the people and surrounding areas. I hope people will appreciate and support the newest business to open in our area".

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

FTA Ireland has expressed its frustration and disappointment at the lack of any progress or information from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) on the introduction of a post code system for Ireland. A significant increase in e-commerce, business to customer and business to business deliveries means such a system would enable greater speed and efficiency and result in significant savings in time and money, to the benefit of businesses and customers alike.

The introduction of a post code system was recommended by a working group as long ago as 2005, and was recommended in 2006 by the National Postcode Panel Board. In 2009 the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan TD, announced that the government had approved the introduction of such a system, but so far there are still no time-bound plans for its

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

"The abolition of the Sugar quota in 2017 agreed in the recent EU negotiations is a fantastic outcome for Ireland" according to Cllr. Jack Walsh, The Labour Party.

Welcoming the abolition of the sugar quota in 2017 Cllr. Jack Walsh said that given the natural advantages for the growing of beet in the South East and our high unemployment levels it is vital that the Government uses its influence to have the new sugar beet factory located in the Region. With the plant alone expected to cost in the region of €350- €400 million this would give a big boost to the construction industry.

"Unemployment levels in the construction industry in the South East are the highest in the country, a positive decision for the south east would give badly needed jobs and increase the amount of money in circulation in the

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the Waterford City Joint Policing Committee Sinn Fein Senator David Cullinane said the scourge of illegal moneylending was a reality in some parts of the city. He described those responsible as 'leeches' who prey on the vulnerable and those in poverty. He said they need to be driven out of business and brought to justice.

Speaking at the meeting he said;

"Unfortunately there are a small number of individuals and criminal gangs engaged in extortion and illegal moneylending. They are preying on the poor and the vulnerable. They are using moneylending as leverage to gain control of communities and housing estates.

"These individuals are leeches who are destroying people's lives. They are using intimidation and violence to carry out their deeds. I have personally reported a number of incidents to the Gardai that I believed were related to

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Deputy John Deasy raised the revaluation body blow faced by business ratepayers in Waterford, and in particular the retail sector, on three successive days in the Dáil last week.

On Tuesday the Fine Gael TD directly addressed Taoiseach Enda Kenny under the Order of Business, demanding, "in light of the enormous damage that will be done by massive increases in rates bills for businesses", that new improved legislation be fast-tracked to pave the way for self-assessment.

"It has become clear that the revaluation process currently being conducted in Waterford by the Valuation Office will result in businesses, and retailers in particular, going to the wall in large numbers. It is absolutely imperative for the Government to expedite the passage of the Bill," he said.

The Taoiseach said he didn’t see the Valuation (Amendment) Bill, 2012 coming before the Dáil before the summer recess.

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Save on your holiday costs this summer by travelling from Waterford to Dublin Airport with Bus Éireann

If you are travelling to Dublin Airport this summer, travel with Bus Éireann’s Expressway Route 4 service from Waterford to Dublin Airport. The first bus departs Waterford at 02:30 and the last bus from Dublin Airport leaves at 23:15. Customers should note that there are up to 9 services to/from Dublin Airport daily.

Great fares are available with our family ticket including 2 Adults and 3 Children (under 16) return for €60.00.

Travelling with Bus Éireann to Dublin Airport means that customers don’t have to worry about fuel prices, toll or parking costs, they can just sit back relax and let Bus Éireann do the driving.

Waterford to Dublin Airport daily services depart at 02:30, 05:00 (Mon to Fri), 07:00; 09:00; 10:45; 13:00; 15:00; 18:00 and 19:30.

Dublin

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Waterford Spraoi staged its first "rural spectacle" event during Summer Solstice on Saturday last.

Over 100 volunteers scaled the Comeragh Mountains and staged Flags for Spraoi at the summit.

The flags had been created by school children throughout Waterford City and County, they will fly again at the upcoming 21st Waterford Spraoi Festival, August 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

"People from all walks of life took part, it was a fantastic day. We all felt we were involved in something special,"

Collette Quinlan, one of the organisers, told Waterford Today

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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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