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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Labour TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Deputy Ann Phelan has welcomed the clarification by the HSE of the eligibility for Medical and GP Cards, and the criteria needed to maintain them.

Such cards are issued to people based on their financial circumstances. This entitlement is reviewed after a number of years. Three months before that renew date comes up, the HSE ask the holders to verify that they are still eligible to hold such a card and that they are still entitled to it. To do this, they must produce evidence of their up-to-date financial circumstances. This three month period allows card holders time to produce the necessary documents to show their continued entitlement. If these forms are not received by the HSE, then they say that the eligibility cannot be assessed and therefore the card cannot be re-issued.

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Waterford Philosophical Society present a Stand Alone Lecture - To the Lighthouse: Virginia Woolf and the Poetic Novel as part of their One Topic, One Night series, first Monday of the month, May 6th at 7.30pm at Waterford Cheshire, John's Hill, Waterford.

This lecture will examine Woolf's place within modernist literature by analysing central thematic issues in To the Lighthouse. Using Woolf's diaries and essays as contextual material, we will evaluate her contribution t our contemporary ideas about time, consciousness and the role of poetry within fictional narrative.

No prior knowledge of philosophy is required. For further information, please visit our Facebook page (Philosophia Waterford), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak8f348628921e56b1d2bf9cc60d89526c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '=';

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Statement by Bishop William Lee on "Review of Safeguarding Practice in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore"

"On behalf of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore I welcome this thorough review on safeguarding practice which was conducted by Mr Ian Elliott and the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.

In the wake of this review I again offer my sincere apologies to all who have suffered as a result of abuse by Church personnel.  To the survivors of child abuse, I wish to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you today.  No words of apology or any gesture of repentance or sorrow can ever make up for the enormous damage you have suffered. I am truly sorry for what happened to you and I pray that the

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

As part of EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK running from 26th to 31st May 2013 Waterford Youth Information Centre is running a Photography Competition.

The Youth Information Centre and the Eurodesk Network would like to invite you to use your imagination and skills to capture an image on the theme "BE INVOLVED" on how a young person can get involved and feel included.

The competition is open to young people in two age categories 13 – 17 years / 18 – 25 years old

Attractive prizes for winners of both categories!

Email your entry to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak577047539dd9d540bec479373e2cbbd4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy577047539dd9d540bec479373e2cbbd4 = 'beinvolved' + '@'; addy577047539dd9d540bec479373e2cbbd4 = addy577047539dd9d540bec479373e2cbbd4 + 'mail' + '.' + 'com';

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Preparation for the 2013 Buy My Dress Waterford campaign is well under way. This is the second year that the event will be held in Waterford and National sponsors Kellogg's Special K are also back on board.

Dresses are steadily being donated but we need more. The more dresses donated, the more funds raised for The Down Syndrome Centre! If you have a much loved dress that you no longer wear for whatever reason, why not donate it? For a full list of local drop off points please go to http://www.downsyndromecentre.ie or Buy My Dress Waterford on Facebook.

Commitee member Seneiva Magill says "This years promises to be even bigger and better than 2012. We have a very strong group of ladies

organising the event and local support has been overwhelming. Special mention to Mailo Molloy and the team at Athenaeum

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Patrick Brady, a customer of SPAR Barrack Street in Waterford, is to get one year's respite from paying the household bills after being announced as the lucky winner of SPAR Ireland's 'Pay Your Bills for a Year' competition.

Patrick will now see his monthly outgoings shrink as SPAR picks up the tab for up to €1,000 in bills every month throughout 2013.

Owner of SPAR Barrack Street, Gerry Grey said: "We are delighted to see one of our customers win this fantastic prize and we hope it will be a welcome relief not to have to worry about the bills for one whole year. We appreciate that times are still difficult and this competition is just one small way in which

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Rotary club of Waterford appeals to the public to join in its annual charity cycle

The Rotary club of Waterford Ronald Mc Donald Fun Cycle takes place again this year on Sunday May 12th 2012 at Mc Donald's on the Cork Road. Starting at 11.00 am the cycle travels out to Tramore and back.

The Charity Cycle, now in its fourth year, is an opportunity for anyone who cycles and believes in helping a good cause. Regular participants are those who have stayed in the house or those who know a family who have stayed in the Ronald McDonald House, and wish to give something back.

Waterford Rotary appeals to cyclists of all ages to join. No pre-registration is required, just get the bike out or borrow one, and join in for two hours on May 12th, all are welcome.

To top it all,

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Bord Bia is delighted to announce that a submission by Waterford Garden Designer Gerard Mullen has been given the Bloom judge's seal of approval and will feature at the Bloom 2013 festival this June bank holiday. The event – which attracted some 80,000 visitors last year - will take place at the Phoenix Park in Dublin from Thursday May 30th to Monday June 3rd.

Gerard, from Dungarvan, has won several awards and international recognition with two previous Gold medals at Bloom in 2007 and 2008. He will create a Large Garden called 'Venture into the Wild' in association with Waterford City Council. The design was inspired by the Comeragh mountains in Co. Waterford.

Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia said "Bloom is now in its seventh year and, as always, we have a range of stunning showgardens for the public to

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

A recent Tourism Information evening hosted by Waterford Chamber informing retailers and local businesses of three key tourism events due to take place in the city this summer resulted in a very successful briefing with a potential multimillion tourism boost to the city.

Waterford City Council and the organiser's of the major events The Waterford Viking Marathon, Day Tripper and The 42nd Ravens Rock Rally held an evening providing detailed information on these events and the impact they will have on visitor numbers to the city from June 28 to 30.

The second annual Waterford Viking Marathon takes place on June 29, 2013; the streets of Waterford willfill once again with runners and joggers from far and wide. Runners will have three options for the event including a half marathon, relay and full marathon offering the best possible opportunity for as many

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Waterford ICSA is renewing its appeal for farmers with any surplus fodder to make it available to those in need.

Munster and Waterford ICSA chair John Halley said, "At this stage everything helps, so even someone with three or four bales to spare would be doing a great service for a farmer in dire need. No one foresaw the fodder shortage lasting this long and we must continue to do what we can to help those struggling to feed their livestock."

Waterford farmer and chair of the ICSA beef committee, Edmond Phelan, said, "The farming community of Waterford must come together until the weather picks up and this crisis is behind us. Many farmers have already made whatever they can spare available to neighbours and it is important that we keep that effort going while the shortage continues."

Any ICSA member who needs

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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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