Tower Hotel summer meeting room offer


Tower Hotel Waterford Summer Meeting Offer


The Tower Hotel are pleased to offer Chamber Members a discount for any meeting rooms booked over the Summer months. The Tower Hotel has a range of meeting rooms catering from 2 – 450 people so there are options to suit all types of meetings and events. 


With free car parking and tasty catering options to choose from please call our dedicated events team please call Deirdre or Aine to book your event today. Tel 051 862300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


New First Aid Response Training


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The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) now recognises the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) training course as meeting the needs of occupational first aid. The FAR Standard was developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) an independent statutory body who set the standards for education and training for pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland.


On completion of this 2-and-a-half-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.


The First Aid Response Training covers all of the occupational first-aid requirements for places of work as outlined by the Health and Safety Authority. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, there is a requirement on employers, based on a risk assessment, to have a sufficient number of adequately trained first-aiders in the workplace. The specific requirements for first aid provision at work depends on several factors including the size of the workplace, the numbers employed, the hazards arising, dispersal of employees and access to medical services.


LCE are currently running the QQI course but can offer the new PHECC course to clients also.


3 Day QQI Occupational First Aid Training

Dates: 4th, 11th, 18th July

Cost: €240


1 Day First Aid Refresher Training

Date: 25th July

Cost: €110


Why choose LCE Training Academy for your Health and Safety Training?


  • As a Waterford Chamber member we can offer you a 5% discount*
  • The practical assessments are specifically tailored to suit the job tasks relevant to the organisation
  • LCE is an ETB approved Training Centre so you know you are in a one of the best venues in the South East.
  • All our trainers are qualified, competent and have a vast amount of experience in their particular area of expertise.
  • LCE training courses provide attendees with the knowledge and capabilities to become more compliant within your organisation, promote efficiency and reach the highest standards in health and safety.
  • It is conveniently located in the Cleaboy Business Park which is easily accessible from all routes and is only 90 minutes
  • LCE Training courses are delivered in a professional, yet informal environment whilst adhering to the recommendations of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).


If your particular area of concern is not listed above, *please contact us on 051 364344, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or check out our website




Business of the Week: The Munster Express


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  • The only Waterford privately owned newspaper. Owned by the Walsh family – Kieran Walsh MD and Editor
  • The Munster Express cover News, Sport and Entertainment in your area
  • The Munster Express covers – Waterford city and county, Dungarvan, New Ross, South Kilkenny, Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel
  • Published each Tuesday
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  • For the month of June receive a 10% discount on all advertising if you quote “Waterford Chamber”
  • The Munster Express – Our City – Our Lives – Our News – Your Tuesday read
  • Win two return flights to Madrid with this week’s edition
Nolke Opticians’ long term vision for business growth


Nolke Opticians Orla Reade


Nolke Opticians is delighted to welcome Optometrist Orla Reade to its team. Orla, originally from Carlow has practiced as an optometrist in Carlow and Kilkenny since 2006.


Owner, Kjell Nolke, opened the practice in Ardkeen on the Dunmore Road in Waterford City in 2004. Having experienced the highs and lows of the last 13 years, the practice has grown substantially and Orla’s arrival will allow it to develop and grow further.


Kjell commented on her appointment, “Orla will make a big difference to the practice. Apart from her enthusiasm, expertise and energy, she gives me more time to plan and manage the future for the practice. We have big plans for Nolke Opticians and now I have the opportunity and freedom to develop these”.


With experience in Specsavers opticians Orla will bring valuable knowledge to the work flow and processes in practice. Nolke Opticians eye-care practice is very much centred on the patient journey, giving time to the appointment as well as the use of the latest in technology. 


According to Orla, “I am really enjoying the ability to give our customers so much more time and care. The philosophy within Nolke Opticians is patient-centric, so it gives me the opportunity to really get to know our customers and this obviously improves the overall service”.


With an OCT (Ocular Coherance Tomographer) Nolke Opticians can view patients retinal structure, similar to an ultrasound scan. Combined with Hospital standard visual field screeners, painless glaucoma screening, custom contact lens fitting and a new low vision service for visually impaired patients, the practice is making huge strides forward.


Nolke Opticians believes in offering the very best eye care and recommends that everyone should have an initial complete OCT assessment, which will form a baseline figure and will be used as a reference from which future readings will be compared. This will allow them the greatest opportunity to confirm your eye’s health by detecting any evidence of change at the earliest stage.


For further information about Nolke Opticians call them on 051 855638 or view

Flights from Waterford Airport to three UK cities to resume on July 24th


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Waterford Airport today announces the resumption of scheduled services to three cities in the UK beginning on Monday, July 24 with an inaugural service to London Luton at 7.15am.


The services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham will be operated by a new airline, Aer Southeast, an Irish aviation start-up with registered offices at Waterford Airport, who have very considerable experience in regional aviation and the backing of Irish and Scandinavian investors. The service will use a Saab 340 aircraft that will be based at Waterford Airport.


Bookings can be made for London Luton via the Waterford Airport website, as well as the direct link, from 9am tomorrow (Tuesday, June 20). Bookings for Manchester and Birmingham on the Aer Southeast website will be available in the coming days and this will be communicated through the Airport’s website and social media accounts.


Aer Southeast will operate:


Six flights a week to London Luton with operating days and departure times from Waterford as follows:


Monday Depart at 07h15 Arrive at 08h45
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday Depart at 09h30 Arrive at 11h00
Friday and Sunday Depart at 17h00 Arrive at 18h30


Three flights a week to Manchester, with operating days and departing times from Waterford as follows:


Wednesday Depart at 14h00 Arrive at 15h15
Friday and Sunday Depart at 13h00 Arrive at 14h15


Three flights a week to Birmingham, with operating days and departing times from Waterford Airport as follows:


Monday Depart at 13h00 Arrive at 14h15
Tuesday and Thursday Depart at 14h00 Arrive at 15h15


These scheduled services will provide people with a wide range of travel options through the whole week, and offer numerous possibilities for onward air travel from any of these UK airports.


A full list of both outgoing and returning flight times is available on the Airport’s website. Ticket prices to all destinations will start from €79 one-way.


Welcoming the announcement, Desmond O'Flynn, CEO, Waterford Airport, said:  “I am delighted that Aer Southeast will resume three scheduled air services to the UK, all of which have proved their worth and their vital importance to the South East over many years.”


He continued: “I am also very pleased to welcome this Scandinavian consortium to Waterford. We have had detailed discussions with a number of parties since the loss of scheduled services in June last year, but we were very impressed with the aviation experience of the consortium and their commitment to this project. We look forward to working closely with SkyTruckers [the company behind Aer Southeast], as once again regular and sustainable air links to key cities in the UK are operated over the coming months and years.”

13th Century Japanese Archery Display at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens


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Radius Cloud Phone System


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Radius Telecom are now offering a phone system for your business at no capital cost.


Moving to the cloud can should reduce your monthly telecom bill and give your business excellent functionalities including voicemail to email, call recording, smartphone integration and loads more.


To avail of this offer, call the sales team on 1890 592 500.

Business of the Week: Smovey


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Smovey was invented by a man who has Parkinson’s and it was only through the improvement of Salzhans quality of life that it was made into the commercial product it is today.  This amazing award winning, health and wellness tool has so many benefits for everybody, not just people with neurological conditions but it particularly helps people by:


  • Increasing mobility and circulation
  • Reduces pain in the body
  • Reduces freezing episodes for people with Parkinson’s
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Improves digestive system
  • Strengthens bones, helping reduce osteoporosis
  • Strengthen muscles, core body and much much more


Irene Treacy has been working closely with Parkinson’s Ireland and has spoken at their Dublin meeting to over 200 members recently and travels around the country to Parkinsons meetings doing workshops and demonstrations. Smovey has also proven to be extremely beneficial for people with MS and Strokes as a lot of the symptoms have similarities and can be helped greatly with smovey.


"I just love the feeling of smovey when I get a full body massage with it and it definitely has helped me imporve my strenght after my stroke." - Nora Goodwin, Tramore.


"The smoveys have really helped me in my rehability, I use them every day for 10 to 15 minutes and has without doubt helped with my balance and helped recover my core strenght after my stroke in October."  - Jimmy White, Waterford.


"The smoveys have helped me enoumously in my recovery and help with the pain relief and I hightly recommend them" - Pat Flavin Tramore.


Please see video below of Niall and Siobhan from Cork whom Irene met in Lanzarote last year. Niall has been using the smoveys for 12 months every single day and his improvement has been so remarkable that his nerologist has asked to see him again personally in 3 months time as to make such an improvement is so unusual. Please check out for more personal testimionals.


Smovey video

Guinness World Record Attempt




As summer has arrived the Solas Cancer Support Centre is encouraging people to be aware that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland and the most preventable. Over 10,000 new cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year and these numbers are increasing steadily.


To raise awareness on the importance of sun protection and how different skin types responds to the sun the Solas Cancer Support Centre is attempting to break a Guinness World Record for ‘The most people applying sunscreen’. This record was set in May 2014 by the Ann's Hope Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with 1,822 participants.


Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is very optimistic that this number can be surpassed - ‘We are encouraging people on the 1st of July to come out and help us break this World Record and in doing so raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer and how important it is to know your own skin type. We are very fortunate to have amazing support each year from the people of the South East in funding our service and we are asking people to register online to join us on the day and set a record that will be hard to beat in the future’


For more details or to register to take part in this free event please go online to The event is taking place in WIT Arena, Carriganore, Waterford on Saturday 1st July 2017 and participants will need to arrive at 10am. Once registered you will receive details about the event and you must bring this confirmation email with you on the day. Only preregistered participants will be able to take part and as the record asks that participants must apply their own sun screen for 2 minutes we ask that children taking part be over 5 years of age.


The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free cancer support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. These services are available in their centre at Williamstown in Waterford City and in their West Waterford service based in the Alternative Health Clinic in Dungarvan. For details on these free services visit the website-

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