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Home Instead Christmas 2019With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be planning to return home to spend some of the Christmas holidays with elderly parents, grandparents or family relatives.

Home Instead Senior Care is advising, over the holiday season, to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs that our elderly relatives may need more help around the home.

Danette Connolly, Director of Care at Home Instead Senior Care Waterford said “During the Christmas holidays, we tend to spend more time with our parents, grandparents or senior relatives so it is a good opportunity to make sure that they are looking after themselves properly, have sufficient food and heat and are safe in their homes.”

“Sometimes changes in health or well-being are particularly noticeable when visiting a relative after a long period of time, and it is advisable to assess these changes.”

The warning signs that indicate an ageing parent or relative may need more help at home include:

  • Do they seem to be eating well or is food spoiling in the fridge?
  • Have they stopped doing daily grooming rituals like taking a shower or fixing their hair?
  • Is the house cold? Is there enough oil / heating fuel?
  • Are they taking the right medications in the right doses at the right times?
  • Does their car have new scratches or dents?
  • Is post or newspapers piling up without being read?
  • Are they using furniture, towel bars or shower curtains to pull themselves up to stand?

As you go home again over the festive period be aware of the things that may be changing for your senior relatives. Be ready to spot the signs, have those tough conversations and help them get the support they need to remain happy and safe in their own home as long as possible.

Home Instead Senior Care provides services to seniors in their own homes and is approved by the HSE. Its CAREGivers help clients maintain their independence by assisting them with activities of daily living such as personal care, meal preparation, laundry, shopping and light housekeeping.

To find out more about Home Instead Senior Care Waterford call 051 333966 or 058 75298 or visit

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Dooley’s Hotel in Waterford’s city centre is getting ready to party this festive season.

Dance the night away with the gang from work at one of our famous Christmas party nights with the Bottle Brothers in the new look Rita Nolan Suite December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th.

The choice is yours at Dooley’s Hotel with festive dining and drinks in the New Ship Restaurant, Office lunches or casual nights with fingerfood in the Dry Dock Bar.

Private Dining is available or reserve your preferred date for a casual night out with drinks and fingerfood in the Dry Dock Bar.

We would love to tailor the perfect package for you. For further information and to book contact Dooley’s Hotel Reservations at 051 873531.

Sedicii award nov 2019

Sedicii has been chosen as one of four tech-based start-ups in the final tour of Kaspersky’s call for startups to submit pioneering technological proposal.

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Sedicii was also a Runner Up at the UBS Future of Finance Challenge in Singapore.

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Artform PJ Lynch Portraits

To have your portrait or a portrait of your loved one painted by artists Pj Lynch or Tony Robinson, join us on Friday, 22nd November from 6pm to 10pm at the opening of Artform Annual Art Fair 2019 at 44 The Quay, Waterford.

The exhibition features 200 artworks by 60 artists and runs until 15 December.

For portrait commissions or further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087-7213146.

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Findings from the Matrix Recruitment 2019 Irish Workplace Equality Report of 2,070 adults showed that 42% of people have experienced workplace discrimination and 85% of people in Ireland say that becoming a parent impacts a woman’s career progression opportunities. Another key finding was that 1 in 4 workers in Ireland are aware of a colleague of the opposite sex, but in the same role and with the same level of responsibility, receiving a higher salary.

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Walshs Bakehouse new partnershipWalsh’s Bakehouse, Home of the Waterford Blaa is delighted to announce a new retail partnership with over 90 SuperValu Stores and distributor Irish Pride/Pat the Baker. As of Monday, 11th of November, Fresh Waterford Blaas will be available daily in over 90 Supervalu Store across Munster and South Leinster.

Announcing the partnership, Walsh’s Bakehouse MD, Dermot Walsh says he is delighted to see the Waterford Blaa more widely available. “For years, customers have been asking where outside Waterford, they could buy Blaas. Having successfully completed the SuperValu Food Academy programme, we are now in a position to deliver fresh Blaas Daily, with our partners (and Blaa enthusiasts!) Irish Pride/Pat the Baker, to over 90 SuperValu Stores in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary and Limerick.”

This traditional bread roll is so versatile, making a delicious Breakfast Roll, a satisfying lunchtime sandwich and the Blaa make the Best Burgers! The Waterford Blaa is available in the Bakery section, pre-packed and comes in three sizes, small (6), medium (4) and large (4).

The move comes following significant investment in a state-of-the-art Bakery in Waterford City, and the creation of 10 new jobs as a result. This third-generation bakery, run by brothers Dermot and Michael Walsh, is almost 100 years old. The business currently supplies the major Food Service distributors in Ireland, UK, Germany and France.

The Waterford Blaa received PGI Status from the EU in 2013, which legally protects the blaa’s unique heritage and cultural status. The likes of French Champagne and Parma Ham enjoy the same protection.

For our full list of stockists, recipe inspiration, and more on the history of the Waterford Blaa, check out or contact us on 051 385050 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rapid Cabs Facebook MessengerRapid Cabs launched its new taxi booking system, the first of its kind in Ireland, using the Facebook messenger facility.

How do you book your taxi? Three quarters of you currently use the phone and about a quarter use an app. That’s according to the Rapid Cabs stats for Waterford City. But now there’s another way.

Rapid Cabs users can now book taxis via Facebook Messenger using international award winning technology.

The largest taxi firm in Waterford revealed this week that it has launched a booking option on its messaging service. This will allow people to hail a taxi from Rapid Cabs without them having to phone or download and use the taxi-hailing app's own site.

They hope their users will use the feature when making plans with friends and family.

To get started, download the latest version of Messenger. Then, from within a conversation, tap the more menu and choose Transportation. You can also search directly for Rapid Cabs and tap the car icon to request a ride. From there, you’ll receive updates on your driver’s status and notify your friends that you’ve called a ride.

“With the ability to request and track a ride in Messenger, we’re making transportation as simple as sending a message" explained Rapid Cabs Managing Director Eric O’Brien. “With this new feature, you can request a ride from us without ever needing to download an extra app or have a conversation. It’s so easy and doesn’t take you away from the plans that you’re making with your friends or family."

Rapid Cabs will also provide updates on waiting times via Messenger.

"Driver status updates will get delivered to a private conversation between you and Rapid Cabs. With everything in one place, you can seamlessly keep track of your ride".

O’Brien doesn’t think this will affect the amount of app usage, “It’s just another way of making our service easier. If the technology is there, we do our best to make it available to our Waterford customers.”

Rapid Cabs is a licensed taxi dispatch operator by the National Transport Authority and all of its drivers are fully Garda vetted, insured and licensed. Open and accessible 24 hours a day 365 days a year, Rapid Cabs also has a computerised booking dispatch system from its local taxi call centre and has installed in-car driver devices in all of its taxis to ensure as such efficiency as possible.

Its App is available for free on Apple and Android.


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