Thursday, 22nd March 2018
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Hand On Heart message for Patrick’s Day Parade

South East Cardiac campaign groups are asking all clubs and groups walking in this year’s St Patricks Day parade to adopt a ‘Hand On Heart’ gesture while passing the reviewing stand - this to show support to the call for expanded cardiac services and 24/7 cardiac care for the South East.

Despite the announcement that a national review is needed to decide the case for any expansion of the South East cardiac service, Government has in the interim, given approval to enhanced facilities in Galway and the addition of another Catheterisation Laboratory at St. Vincents Hospital Dublin without any requirement of a national review. The approved extra lab at St. Vincents brings the Dublin Public Cath Lab total to 13 from 12, a patient ratio of 1 to 93,000 people! By contrast the South East service ratio stands at 1 part-time lab for a 500,000 population. Calls to replace the existing diagnostic with a full service modular lab that can immediately treat patients on site including emergency cases are being resisted by the Dept of Health, despite the additional cost to HSE only... Read more »»

Hand On Heart message for Patrick’s Day Parade

Hand On Heart message for Patrick’s Day Parade

The Vikings Are Coming!

The Vikings Are Coming!

Lets give them a Waterford Welcome

On Easter weekend, Saturday March 31st to Monday April 2nd, Waterford hosts its first international Viking Festival. Over the weekend Waterford will... Read more »»

Waterford City is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

Waterford is set to have a fantastic day of celebrations for the annual Waterford City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Vikings will once again walk the streets of Ireland’s Oldest City as the parade theme for this year is "Our Viking Heritage". Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Pat Nugent is delighted to announce Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland as this year’s Grand Marshal.

This year’s Viking theme also ties in with Ireland’s very... Read more »»


Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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