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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

A famous revolutionary of Irish descent and the artwork by an Irish artist that became one of the world’s great iconic images, all come together in a stamp which has just been issued by An Post.

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the quintessential left-wing revolutionary was killed in South America in 1967. An Post has chosen the 50th anniversary of his death to issue the stamp featuring the famous image of ‘Che’ by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

The stamp (?1), designed by Red&Grey, is based on Jim Fitzpatrick’s artwork, which appears on t shirts, posters, badges and clothing worldwide and is now rated among the world’s top 10 most iconic images.

Ernesto (Che) Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina. Che’s family were prosperous and had aristocratic roots, but had left-wing sympathies. His father was Ernesto Guevara Lynch, a

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Tuesday, 10th October 2017

John Halligan T.D., Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has welcomed plans for a new IDA Advance Technology Building (ATB) in Waterford city.

Planning permission for the proposed new facility was submitted in recent days and the IDA has confirmed that the building will be marketed to multi-nationals seeking turn-key manufacturing facilities in Waterford.

“One of the first IDA Advance Technology Buildings (ATBs) in the country was constructed in IDA’s Waterford Business & Technology Park and is now occupied by global pharmaceutical and diagnostics company OPKO Healthcare”, Minister Halligan commented. “This new building will be constructed on an adjacent site, in an area being developed as the Waterford Knowledge Campus and it will, on completion, significantly boost Waterford’s chances of winning

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

A meeting was held on Saturday last at 6.30 pm by the Committee to discuss our next steps further to correspondece from An Post stating that "An Post has now decided to close the Post Office on a temporary basis subject to a strategic review of the national Post Office network currently ongoing.

"This will mean the closure of the office and we are currently talking to the postmaster with a view to working out a formal date and making arrangements for customers who have been using Kilmeaden Post Office. I will let you know those details once they have been finalised."

Deputy Mary Butler FF said: "We were informed of the decision by Angus Laverty, Public Affairs Manager An Post. On hearing the news the current Postmaster who

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

This Saturday 7th October, Petmania are hosting a FREE Pet NCT Day for pet owners who want to get their pet ready for the winter.

Offering expert advice on caring for your family pet as the weather starts to turn colder, the event promises:

- FREE weight checks

- FREE nutrition advice

- FREE water tests for fish tanks

- FREE fitting for dog coats

- Dog Wellbeing talks with our groomer

- Brushing coat at home

- Importance ear cleaning

- Nail checks with our groomer

- Dog skin care for colder months

- Discounts on Flea, Tick and Wormer treatments for dogs and cats

- Guest vet in-store on the day

Pet owners are invited to pop-along on Saturday 7th October with their pet on the day. No appointment will be necessary.

For more information, pop along to your local Petmania store and follow them on Facebook @PetmaniaIreland.

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Revolution laundrette is unlike a traditional laundrette with limited opening hours and high costs. Instead, the launderettes are located in carparks where they remain open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. This is ideal for busy homes where there can be so much to do every day that getting the laundry washed and dried is a huge challenge.

The cost for either washing or drying clothes starts from €2 to dry and €4 for a wash. The washing cycle only takes 30 minutes and the washing detergent is included in the cycle, so there is no need to bring your own. The dryer has a large capacity (18kg), is great for drying heavy loads in the worst of weather and only takes

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Wednesday, 4th October 2017

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Brexit, has welcomed the expression of support from the Canada-Ireland Inter-parliamentary Group for designated special status for the north.

Speaking after a meeting in Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Deputy Cullinane said:

"Today I met with Canadian MPs at the national parliament in Ottowa to brief them on Brexit's impact on Ireland and the peace process.

"It included over a dozen members of the Canada Ireland Inter-Parliamentary Group present, including its chair James Maloney MP.

"I gave them an overview of the unique challenges facing the island of Ireland in relation to Brexit.

"There was big support in the room for designated special status for the north and the protection of the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts.

"The Irish embassy was also represented at the meeting.

"I also had the privilege of meeting with the President of

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

The long-awaited mobile cath lab secured by Independent Minister of State John Halligan T.D. as part of his ongoing fight to improve cardiology services in the south east arrived at University Hospital Waterford last night (Saturday).

The staffed unit will cater for approximately 30 - 45 patients requiring Diagnostic Coronary Angiography per week from the current outpatient list and is expected to completely clear the currently stagnant waiting lists during its five months on site, Minister Halligan explained:

"I understand around 30% of people who were offered an appointment in Cork for their Diagnostic Angiogram in recent months turned it down, for various personal reasons, so I want to reassure them that the mobile lab is expected to completely clear the backlog

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Arrival of Mobile Cath Lab welcome but much more needs to be done - Cullinane

Sinn Fein TD for Waterford Deputy David Cullinane has welcomed the arrival of a mobile Cath Lab to University Hospital Waterford as a small step in addressing a lack of capacity in cardiac care in the region. However he said it is only a short term or sticking plaster solution to one part of the problem but does nothing to enhance emergency cover at UHW.

Speaking today Deputy Cullinane said: "I welcome the arrival of a mobile Cath Lab to University Hospital Waterford. It is a small step in addressing the waiting lists for planned cardiac work at the hospital. It will be in place for just over 20 weeks and will carry out diagnostic assessments.

"While this service will temporarily reduce wait times for planned work in

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Waterford TD, Mary Butler has said that her party’s proposals to modernise and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) can help secure family farms in rural Ireland for the next generation.

Deputy Butler was commenting after attending the policy launch with Party Leader, Micheál Martin at the National Ploughing Championships in Co. Offaly.

"These CAP reform proposals are the launchpad of our Farmer First policy, which we will roll out across the country in the weeks and months ahead.

"There must be collective ambition for the current CAP budget to be increased post 2020 and reverse the cuts made under the 2014-2020 package. While the UK exit from the EU will leave a €3bn hole in the CAP budget, the remaining EU 27 need to show solidarity with their primary producers and secure the livelihoods of farmers across the continent by making additional

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Wednesday, 27th September 2017

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association are happy to report that after an extended search in the Galtee Mountains a missing male walker has been found safe and well this morning. SEMRA were initially tasked on Tuesday evening of last week to search for a male walker who had been reported missing. The initial night search was carried out in heavy mist and very poor visibility.

Further search planning took place in the early hours of this morning after the search parties had returned to the road head at the Black Road. Due to the large search area a number of other teams were called to assist.

The search resumed at first light last Wednesday. The multi agency operation included Kerry Mountain Rescue Team, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, GARDA, Tipperary Civil Defence, Cahir Gardai, Valentia Coast Guard. Rescue 117 was on standby

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    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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