Upcoming Events

Budget Breakfast 2018

Date: Wednesday, 10th October

Time: 7.45am-9.15am

Venue: Dooley's Hotel

Cost: €20 per person

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What does this Budget mean for you and your business? How do the substantive changes that appear in the Budget impact your business as you look toward 2019 and beyond?

Tax experts from PwC will outline the detailed changes in the Budget and economist Jim Power will provide an overview of the effect of the Budget on the economy.

Jim PowerJim Power - Economist

Jim is one of Ireland's leading economic advisors. He writes frequently for The Examiner and other newspapers and is a regular guest on radio and television programmes, providing insight on issues affecting the Irish and European economies. We are delighted that Jim will be joining us again this year to look at what the 2019 Budget means for our domestic economy and beyond.

Ronan FurlongRonan Furlong - PwC Partner

Ronan leads PwC's South East tax practice. He works with a broad range of indigenous Irish businesses and multinational clients, specialising in the areas of corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and succession planning. Ronan is also a council member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

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Waterford Chamber and Waterford Institute of Technology invite you to Toys4.0Engineers on Thursday, 11th October 2018 in the WIT Arena, Waterford.

Toys4.0Engineers will combine a series of technical presentations and deminars of advanced technologies from leading experts.

It will also contain a showcase of over 50 displays by companies and organisations (regional, national and international) across a broad range of sector including med-tech, pharma, food, infrastructure, energy and automotive.

Generate sales leads and maximise your B2B networking by BOOKING NOW.

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Attendance Fee: 

€50 ex. VAT per person

Exhibition Spaces Available:

2m space: €400 ex. VAT

4m space: €450 ex. VAT

6m space: €500 ex. VAT

Click on the links above to book an exhibition space. Alternatively, please contact Lynda Lawton at 051 311130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date: Thursday, 1st November

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Venue: Dooley’s Hotel

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Cost: €25 per person

Complaints can be complex and costly and very often an employer is exposed for not having appropriate policies and procedures, or not following their stated grievance procedures. Employment law specialist solicitor Sean Ormonde will outline what process issues usually lead to liability in the WRC, or in applications under the Health & Safety Act 2005. Dr Roisin O' Shea and Shane Dempsey of Arc Mediation, with over 300 cases completed to date, will outline why mediation should be offered early as part of an effective Grievance procedure, and what are the likely benefits for the employer.

2 Law Society Management CPD hours

Skillnet Attendance Certs available

Dr. Roisin O’Shea – Dip, BA (Hons Law), PhD, Mediator

Róisín is a founding partner of Arc Mediation. She is an expert in Family Law, Employment Law, and has significant experience as a mediator completing over 330 cases since 2009 including family, work-place and commercial mediations for private and public sector clients.

Róisín is a board member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII). She is also engaged in ongoing research in the field of mediation at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and she delivers briefings and training on mediation to Bar Associations, third-level students and mediators. In March 2017, Dr O’ Shea and her colleague Dr Conneely were invited by the Department of Justice as “relevant stakeholders” to make submissions on the Mediation Bill 2017, commenced on January 1st 2018. Dr O’Shea is a consultant to Friarylaw and delivers MII-approved Civil and Commercial mediation training.

Shane Dempsey – Dip, BSc, MSc, Mediator

Shane Dempsey is a trained and practicing mediator since 2008, and is a founding partner of ARC mediation established in 2010. Shane has mediated over two hundred agreements in family, workplace and commercial cases for clients including SMEs, multinationals and public sector. He is a member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA) and has developed a reputation for innovative solutions to the thorny problems of agreeing asset valuation and division upon the dissolution of partnerships.

Shane has conducted research and presented at international conferences, including AFCC, about how best to measure the effectiveness of the mediation process in terms of results, time, effort & cost. This ongoing research and practical experience of commercial and workplace mediations informs the accredited Mediation training course he delivers in association with Friary Law.

Date: Friday, 9th November 2018

Venue: The Tower Hotel

Further details will be added here soon.


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