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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The fodder crisis is challenging everybody in the industry to come up with innovative solutions to replenish fodder reserves and reduce the risk of a fodder shortage in future years. Seed suppliers, merchants, farm advisors and farmers are taking immediate actions to secure fodder supplies for next winter. New ideas are emerging where an intermediary can help to link and facilitate farmer-to-farmer trade.

For over a decade tillage and livestock farmers have been working together to grow and supply fodder. There have been some local successes, but a sustainable farm-to-farm trading system has not taken off for a number of reasons. On one side, the tillage farmer is concerned about payment and delivery, as this deviates away from the merchant payment structure. On the other side, the livestock farmer is worried about quality, quantity and cost of the forage.

The first step

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Una Dunphy of PBP Waterford urges those in favour of Repealing the 8th amendment to attend the launch of Waterford Together For Yes this Wednesday evening in the Granville Hotel. "I also encourage those who may be undecided on how to vote, to come along to this event which has excellent speakers on the issues involved in the 8th amendment which go far beyond just abortion."

This 8th amendment has been fought by many for decades, but for the first time in 35 years citizens are getting a chance to have their say. This gathering gives an excellent opportunity to become informed and involved in an enthusiastic campaign to change Ireland for the better.

People Before Profit fight for real choice, which includes the freedom to have children without the threat of homelessness or poverty, as well as the right not to

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Back in 2015 representatives of the country's 31 local authorities gathered in Dublin to declare Ireland's united commitment to creating an age friendly State. Cllr. Jason Murphy attended the event in his capacity as Deputy Mayor and signed the declaration on behalf of the people of Waterford. The Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities was initially developed in collaboration between the World Health Organisation, the Ageing Well Network and the International Federation on Ageing and expresses the clear and strong commitment of political leaders to champion actions which improve the lives of older people.

At March's Metropolitan Council Meeting Cllr. Murphy stated, "This declaration was a commitment by the council's involved to make their cities age friendly and places where our elderly citizens are valued in terms of infrastructure, public realm and accessibility. While things are improving especially in

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

The "Waterford Together for Yes" campaign will be officially launched at an information evening on Wednesday April 18th at 7.30pm in the Granville Hotel, The Quay, Waterford.

"Anyone who has questions about the repealing the 8th amendment, the medical and psychological impacts of travelling for terminations or who just want to know more about the referendum is welcome to come along," said Waterford Together for Yes spokesperson Martina Collender. "And if you want to get involved with the campaign we'll be happy to sign you up on the evening."

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Peadar O'Grady, psychiatrist with Doctors for Choice; Dr. Fiona Bloomer of Ulster University and the Trade Union Campaign to Repeal and Claire Cullen Delsol from Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR).

"Waterford Together for Yes" is a coming together of Waterford parents for Choice, Rise & Repeal, People

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

The Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre in Barrack Street is to close on 31st July. Over 100 Community Groups catering for over 1,000 people are affected. Up to 62 staff including those on Community Employment schemes will be affected, as will those staff catering for those on disability.

However, the good news is that the Centre will re-open on 1st

September though with a vastly reduced staff. Letters have been sent to over 200 groups using the Centre's facilities to give them time to seek alternative premises for their activities.

One of the major contributory factors leading to the ceasing of activities is the age profile of the Brothers which European wide is 78 years of age. The centre currently runs from 6 a.m. to 10pm but this will have to

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

An Post issued two stamps in recognition of the life and achievements of international statesmen and Nobel peace prize winners, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

Designed by Dublin-based design studio Aad, the stamps feature photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the famous 'March on Washington’, (© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis/Getty Images) and Nelson Mandela in Soweto, September 1990 (© Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images).

The stamps are available from main post offices, from the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO, or online at http://www.irishstamps.ie. Fittingly both stamps are intended for international mail and will carry a 'W’ designation for worldwide posting.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He led the August 1963 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ where he gave his famous 'I Have a Dream’ speech.

King, Jr.

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Victoria Wilmott (pictured with Anthyony Phelan, Chairman) warmly greeted the Connect Effect group on Wednesday morning and informed them about the Waterford Area Partnership (WAP) supports Victoria Wilmott is a Business Mentor at Waterford Area Partnership since 2010 and has been on the committee of Waterford Micro Business Network (MBN) since 2008. Waterford MBN was established in 2005 to assist people who set up their own business. The network meets on a monthly basis in Waterford City and the events are an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to discuss a wide range of business topics, such as marketing, insurance, finance, social media, strategy, etc. Victoria who was self-employed for a number of years has a strong desire to help others to grow and develop their businesses by sharing her expertise, knowledge and experience and by providing advice, guidance, and

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Waterford gets a new and lasting, modern seat of justice: which respects the traditional architecture of the venue, and protects the dignity of those who seek redress there.

Monday marks the official opening of Waterford Courthouse which has benefitted from an investment of €26 million in its refurbishment and extension. The opening was attended by Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD. performed the opening ceremony. Also in attendance was a large number of members of the legal profession, gardai and elected public representatives headed by the Mayor of Waterford City and County.

The new seat of justice reflects and respects the importance of the work of providing justice; acknowledges the dignity and privacy of the people the court seeks to serve; and through its architecture and restyling, it reflects a

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Mary Hickey, the 65 year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland for the RNLI met the Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr. Pat Nugent in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices in Dungarvan on Tuesday April 3rd where he welcomed her. He expressed his profound appreciation on behalf of the 115,000 people in the city and county for her outstanding commitment, raising over €25,000 for the RNLI since New Year’s Day.

Also present were Helvick crew Alan Kelly, Pat Devereux, Cathal Reilly and Nicky Hannigan, Safety & RNLI Helvick Fundraising Committee. Cathal Dwane, Brian Fleming and Colin Lynch from Irish Coastguard, Bunmahon; Garda Aidan McCarthy; Brian Jackman, National Ambulance Service; Caroline Russell; and Tomás deFaoite, West Waterford AC.

On Easter Monday, the previous day,

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford was invaded by Vikings once more last weekend for the International Viking Festival which saw numerous and spectacular events take place throughout the city much to the delight of local vadrafjordians!

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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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