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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

The country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation, Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), has today (25.08.2017) reacted to Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty’s comments on the Public Services Card, calling them “egregious and unnecessary”.

ARI Head of Communications and Public Affairs said his organisation had been taken unawares by the Minister’s revelation on Newstalk that the Public Services Card was now mandatory. “These comments are egregious and unnecessary,” Kavanagh said, “And they show a clear lack of joined-up thinking on the part of the Government. Minister Doherty and her cabinet colleagues have been singing off a variety of hymn sheets on this issue for a week now, and despite the minister’s insistence, the situation is still unclear.”

There has been some confusion over whether citizens need the card after a woman in her 70s was refused her pension because she did not want

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Now in its 13th year the awards was set up to recognise and celebrate the commitment and vibrancy of the community and voluntary sector in Waterford City & County and to recognise the value of the voluntary contribution made by community and voluntary groups in their localities.

The Categories for 2017 awards are:

Arts & Culture – Sponsored by BHP Insurances

Community & Civic Pride – Sponsored by Local Link Waterford

Community/Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Waterford Local Enterprise Office

Environment– Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council

Healthy, Active & Youth – Sponsored by Glanbia

Social Inclusion – Sponsored by Bus Éireann

Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Award – Sponsored by Waterford City & County Council

**NEW INDIVIDUAL AWARD**

Billy Mc Carthy Award for Outstanding Work by an Individual in the Community – Sponsored by WLRfm

The 2017 Brochure is once again sponsored by Dungarvan Credit Union

Each category

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation has urged those communicating with local authorities and public officials to consider whether they need to register lobbying activities and if so to do so before September 21st.

A county-by-county analysis of registrations on the lobbying register shows that while Co Waterford has 2.4% of the national population, just 1.5% of those on the lobbying register are from the county. In numerical terms, there are 25 Co Waterford lobbyists registered out of a population of 116,401.

According to the Head of Ethics and Lobbying Regulation Sherry Perreault: “More than 60% of registrants are based in Dublin which is not surprising. Dublin is where many public officials are based, and is the headquarters of many organisations who are lobbying them.

“Yet bearing in mind that the Act covers lobbying about local authority matters including planning as well as

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Beat the Street is a fun initiative that will be running across Waterford city, Waterford Greenway, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan from 13th September to 1st November.

The programme is open to absolutely everyone, from all ages and backgrounds, including all schools, community groups and businesses. It is completely free to take part and it is being delivered by Intelligent Health with support from Waterford Sports Partnership and is funded by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland, Dormant Accounts and Waterford City & County Council.

Designed to get communities moving

More than 303,000 people took part in Beat the Street in 2016 in 23 different areas across the UK and the world. As well as major health benefits to the community, participating in activity such as Beat the Street each day has been shown to dramatically improve concentration levels of children in class and adults at work.

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

On Sunday next Waterfordians throughout the city and county, and indeed the world, will watch with GAA hurlers take on Galway in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final in Croke Park.

The atmosphere throughout the city and county is palpable and it seems that everyone is holding their collective breath in anticipation of victory.

The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Collr. Pat Nugent has expressed his good wishes to everyone on the team panel. In a statement issued from City Hall, Collr. Nugent said:

“As Mayor of Waterford City and County, in this historic year of 2017, I want to wish the Waterford team players, management and mentors every good luck in Croke Park. I hope, along with all Waterford people that the Liam McCarthy Cup will be coming across the Bridge

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Volunteer Open Evening Wednesday 6th September 18:30pm - 8pm. Killean Resource Centre, Lacken Road Retail Park , Waterford

We all lead very busy lives with work, family, education and social events being just some of the commitments drawing on our time. That said, when we sit down and think about it, we might just be able to find a spare hour or two in the week to give to people with intellectual disabilities.

An organisation that supports people with Intellectual disabilities locally is The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland South East, who provide a range of day and residential services designed to meet the varying needs of adults and children with Intellectual Disabilities within Waterford City and County, and South Tipperary. Sarah Mears is the Volunteer Coordinator with the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

FBD’s child safety initiative @#ploughing17

Another great ploughing initiative is now spreading like wildfire around the country at large events. “Keeping Children Safe Wristbands” the successful Ploughing and FBD initiative will be a big feature again for this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

The white wristbands, which will be handed-out at all of the event entrances, allow for a contact phone number to be written on the band in the event the wearer wanders off amidst the crowd and cannot be located, such is demand the quantity of wristbands has trebled this year so parents be vigilant – look for the FBD Acorn at the gates & get the keeping you safe wristbands so everyone can have a great day at ploughing. FBD CEO Fiona Muldoon “FBD is delighted to continue this fantastic safety initiative which protects our children at the biggest event

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Waterford Befriending Service is a Waterford Mental Health Association initiative which is voluntary based. It was set up, in May 2015, to help people over the age of 18 who are linked in with the Adult Mental Health Services (HSE). The aim is to support people who are recovering from mental health issues/difficulties. The Service hopes to foster independence, empowerment and reduce social isolation in the community.

What is Befriending?

Befriending is a relationship between a volunteer and a befriendee which operates within a structured framework. It is usually a time limited relationship which assists people to widen their own social network, increase independence and make informed choices hopefully enabling them to take better control of their day-to-day lives.

Waterford Befriending meets the needs of people with mental health issues/difficulties by:

- Supporting people to achieve their own personal aims or goals.

- Providing

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Brexit, and all-Ireland Spokesperson on Workers Rights David Cullinane TD has launched a document outlining the party’s position on workers rights and the need for legislation to protect those rights.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“In the past year two of my Bills on workers rights were passed at second stage by the Dáil and are now in committee.

“One of these, the Banded Hours Bill, was recently referenced by the Labour Court when it agreed to suspend a case between Dunnes Stores and Mandate trade union for six months pending the passing of the bill into legislation.

“This shows the critical importance of legislation to secure a peaceful and constructive relationship between employees and employers, and I hope the Jobs Committee and the Dáil will enable the Bill to progress as quickly as possible.

“A society where workers

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Early-stage entrepreneurs from across Waterford with three hours a week to spare are invited to apply for the 12-week New Frontiers programme – the deadline for applications has been extended til Friday, 1 September. Applicants apply online at http://www.wit.ie/newfrontiers.

The programme is run by the WIT School of Business from ArcLabs, the innovation hub based at WIT’s West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford.

New Frontiers Programme Manager at Waterford Institute of Technology, Eugene Crehan explains the time commitment for Phase 1 is two evening per week, starting from early September.

“The upturn in the economy means more people have good career options – and are less likely to invest time in a start-up idea. Because, Phase 1 of the New Frontiers takes place in the evenings is ideal for working people who want to investigate their start-up idea over a two-month period.”

Brendan O’Hara

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    Christmas timeBeing part of the huge crowd that was in Waterford city centre for the annual turning on of the Christmas lights was without a question one of the highlights of the year. Seeing so many people, and particularly young people, infants and children, being part of the whole event made the turning on of the lights an even better occasion than you could possibly imagine.Each year the Winterval festival just gets better and better and you really have to hand it to the people behind it whose …

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