Bishop warns against Yoga and Mindfulness in schools

Bishop of Waterford & Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan has written to schools across Waterford City & County warning against the teaching of Yoga and mindfulness. In the letter, which was sent on October 10, Bishop Cullinan said that “Yoga is not...

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Focus on Fostering: “The kids must come first.”

‘If you don’t love the kids, they see the lie’ KAREN and Mick Power clearly make for a good pair. While sitting in their Norwood home for an hour on Monday morning, they frequently make different points to this newspaper...

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Over 2,300 supporters go the extra mile for Solas

THE goodwill on Gladstone Street as over 2,300 predominantly orange clad runners and walkers set off on last Sunday’s Solas...

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Drunk drivers getting off scot-free

A MEMBER of Waterford Gardaí had no choice but to release five drunk drivers in the past fortnight because he...

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Locals’ show of support for The Haven

A GROUP of approximately 50-70 people – calling themselves “Friends of Dunmore East” – held a peaceful protest outside City...

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Staff levels probed as housing delays continue

FINE Gael Councillor John Cummins quizzed the Council’s housing department at last week’s Plenary Meeting about their staffing levels. “Is...

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Cummins probes ‘protection money’

AT last week’s Plenary Council Meeting, Fine Gael Councillor John Cummins challenged Housing Director Ivan Grimes about an issue, which...

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New bye-laws crack down on buskers and preachers

AT last week’s Plenary Council Meeting, Councillors finalised the relatively contentious Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces bye-laws for 2019. Most...

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Councillors and CEO clash over Embassy document

  WATERFORD City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh felt the wrath of his councillors at last week’s Plenary...

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High risk non-compliance in psychiatry department

FOLLOWING an unannounced inspection the Mental Health Commission (MHC) found that the Department of Psychiatry at University Hospital Waterford struggled...

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South East Greenway on track to open in 2021

THE South East Greenway, which will stretch from Ferrybank to New Ross, is on track to open in the autumn...

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Learn CPR during Restart a Heart Week

THE Irish Heart Foundation, supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, is teaming up with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to...

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Myles from home: Father faces nightmare after son (8) taken to Russia by his mother

A FATHER’S worst nightmare became a reality when his only son was taken without permission by his mother out of...

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Spearline announces €2.9m investment and 24 jobs

SPEARLINE have announced an investment of €2.9m over the next two years in its new Waterford office creating a minimum...

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Tramore receives €73,000 from Ireland’s Ancient East

  FÁILTE Ireland have provided funding of €73,000 for a new visitor experience at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens. The money...

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10 Years of Chia, Bia and Brew

  CHIA Bia, success story of local man Barrie Rogers and his family, celebrated a milestone event of 10 years...

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Support, Trust, a home: life through a Focus Ireland lens

‘DECLAN’ offers a warm handshake in the offices of Focus Ireland at Grange Cohan as we sit to talk about...

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Five Cs preventing women entering politics

CHALLENGES faced by women in politics were laid bare by former and current elected representatives when they candidly spoke of...

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Women have duty to get involved in politics

THE deficiency of female representation on Waterford City and County Council prompted the sitting Metropolitan Mayor to host a ‘Women...

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Focus Ireland keen to expand local footprint

FOCUS Ireland is willing to expand its unit and service provision across Waterford city, according to its Chief Executive. Speaking...

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