Jacques Deirdre Solas 150317The Board of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is pleased to announce Dee Jacques as incoming chair.

Outgoing Chair Dr Brian Creedon confirmed this appointment saying ‘The Board is delighted to have someone of Dee’s experience, knowledge and energy as Chair going forward. Dee has been involved in the charity since 2002 and in more recent years has served as both Board Member and Deputy Chair. Dee has a huge commitment to her local community and this civic spirit is integral to the Solas Cancer Support Centre and the services that are provided in the Centre in Waterford and more recently in Dungarvan.’

In accepting this role Dee is both honoured and proud to serve as Chair: ‘It is a huge privilege to take over this role from Brian, who has given immense time and commitment for the last number of years. I look forward to working closely with the talented voluntary Board to ensure that the charity continues to serve the community and deliver much needed support.’

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 www.solascentre.ie.

Dooley’s Hotel are currently seeking a Hotel Sous Chef to join the team.
The Role

The property is recruiting for an experienced Sous Chef with professional experience in banqueting and hotels. The successful candidate who will assist the Head Chef in the culinary operations of the hotel will require strong leadership abilities in order to deputise in the absence of the Head Chef. Creativity, flair and innovation when creating meals is required in order to maximise the properties reputation within it’s market.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen and food production in the absence of the head chef.

  • Have previous experience in banqueting and hotels in a senior role
  • A strong awareness and compliance with all health and safety work practises and HACCP controls
  • Work as a team member as well as using your own initiative.
  • Flexibility in this role is a requirement as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends early & late shifts
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to train and manage staff on an ongoing basis
  • To support head chef at all times
  • Strong problem-solving skill
  • Fluent level of spoken & written English

The nature of our industry means that this role will include a variety of shift & weekend work. 

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LCE has been accredited as All Star Thought Leader Ergonomics 2018 finalist at the All-Star Business Competition 2018 – Celebrating Irish Success!

We now go forward to compete in the All Ireland All-Star Enterprise Finals this week at Croke Park on April 19th @All_IreSummit @BizAllStars #pitch4progress

LCE were also delighted to attend the All-Stars photocall at Croke Park recently & to meet & network with fellow All-Star Accreditees.

The Business All-Star program is an annual competition designed to identify and recognise Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.

Divided into 21 categories, ranging from All-Stars New Business to All-Star Innovative Business, the line-up reflects the diverse stages of development and vertical specialisation of Irish companies.

Winners in each category are designated with All-Star status and as such represent the highest current performance level in Irish business, and are presented as a standard or benchmark to be equaled or exceeded.

All-Star title holders will have proven through a rigorous judging process, to be on merit, worthy recipients of the accolade.

May the Best Win!

Tom Murphy Volkswagen Leasing

Company leasing now available on all new Volkswagen cars and commercials.

  • Flexible terms
  • No large advance payment
  • No residual value risk
  • Hassle free fleet management
  • Risk free service & maintenance

Call Mark Burke or Padraig McInerney today on 051-301222.

Garcia Enders

Prepare to be charmed by the quiet charisma and innate musicality of classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia and cellist Isang Enders at the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Friday, 27th April, 2018 at 7.30pm.

This unique duo will showcase the versatility of their instruments through a range of music from Bach to Bogdanović, and a new commission from Benjamin Dwyer. This concert is curated by Music Network and promoted by Waterford Music.

Tickets €15 (€5 Students) on the door. www.waterford-music.org

“Ensuring a bright future for classical guitar” - Gramophone [on Garcia]

“Virtuosity, good taste, knowledge and originality” - BBC Music Magazine [on Enders]

Recently hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as “the new face of classical guitar”, Garcia made his concerto debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in 2016. He is signed exclusively with Warner Classics / Erato for his recording projects. His second album, 'Tribute to J. S. Bach', will be released in the Autumn of 2018.

At the age of 20, Enders was appointed principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle. He has enjoyed collaborations with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and Stavanger Symphony orchestras and performs regularly with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. His highly-acclaimed and early recording of the Bach Cello Suites on Berlin Classics (2014) was a triumph.





St Annes Inter Firms

This year's Inter-firms event sponsored by Mulligan’s Pharmacies/Specsavers will take place from Sunday 29th April – Saturday 12th May 2018.

The club would like to extend an open invitation to all companies and businesses in the region to participate in this event.  

If you would wish to play and do not have a team please contact the club as every effort will be made to get you on a team!

The Annual Inter-firms Tennis Tournament will be held at our club grounds at John's Hill. Entries close Monday 16th April 2018.

Online entry HERE.

Whitfield recently celebrated a major milestone of completing over 1,000 surgeries for children.

In 2013 Whitfield achieved accreditation for children’s services through CHKS (Capita Healthcare Knowledge Systems), an international accreditation body which is focused on improving the safety of patient care. The hospital accreditation process aims to improve health services for patients by working with organisations to develop their capacity for patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Achieving CHKS accreditation for children’s services was an important step for Whitfield and a further indication of its commitment to clinical excellence.

Whitfield has a dedicated team of specialist children’s nurses, which along with its consultant surgeons and anaesthetists are committed to the provision of this important service.

To learn more about Whitfield’s services and facilities, visit Whitfield Clinic at www.whitfieldclinic.ie.

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Modern life is about prioritising, often learning to say no in order to achieve balance, both professionally and personally.

Yet often we try to do it all, in professional and personal life. This session is about identifying what’s really important for you and using tools to make achieving your goals more likely. Goals which have been thought through and thoroughly questioned are more likely to be achieved, making positive outcomes much more likely to be achieved.

In this interactive session, you will examine your goals, setting clear steps to achieving them. 

  • Identifying what is really important to you, both professionally and personally.
  • Getting to know your strengths and blind spots by exploring your personality.
  • Learning how to set SMART goals that work for you.
  • Using these techniques, individually and for your teams at work to become more efficient. 
  • Learning about forming new habits that serve you in order to achieve your desired goals.

Date: Thursday, 26th April 2018


6.00pm - registration and light refreshments

6.30-8.00pm - presentation

Venue: Granville Hotel, Waterford

Cost: Free of charge

Please provide your organisation/company name when booking: https://www.cimaglobal.com/Events/Event-booking/?OccurrenceID=105153

Speaker: Kate Redmond, Redmond Communications

Kate Redmond has over 20 years’ experience in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Event management, Public Relations and Business Coaching. Having worked in management throughout her career, Kate understands the pressures of the workplace and the challenges that teams encounter.

Kate has set up her own business and specialises in working with corporate teams and individuals, bringing effective coaching techniques to achieve desired results. She teaches techniques and strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of individuals and teams, both in business and personally.


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