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As many of us adapt to new and often unfamiliar ways of working, we are pleased to be able to offer a cost-effective solution to our customers. Be comfortable while working from home with our WFH range, featuring a 1200mm wide desk, 2 Drawer pedestal on wheels and a high back Office Chair with height adjustable arms for added comfort.

All three products can be purchased as a bundle for just €349 +vat. If any of the featured furniture products are not suitable, we have many other products which may suit your requirements. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for any further info you might need.

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At Arachas, we know it is a tough time for everyone right now and we are here to help with any insurance questions that you might have. Our people are continuing to look after customers by phone or email and are happy to give you advice or talk to insurers on your behalf.

It may be an uncertain time, but we do know that it will end. Let’s keep you ready to move forward with your work and your personal life. We can help you with a competitive insurance quote for your Business, Home, Motor, Van or Travel Insurance. We understand that now more than ever, it takes time to manage your personal insurance needs efficiently while you are juggling the demands of modern life - at work, at home and at play.

Simply get in touch with us today and we'll take it from there.

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Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited trading as Arachas, Capital Insurance Markets, Capital IM, Covercentre is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

23rd March 2020: AIB has revised and updated its measures and supports to help customers through COVID-19.

Customers can find updates, contact details, and further information at www.aib.ie/covid19.

  • From today, AIB, EBS and Haven have made available an online process, allowing customers to access a three month payment break (moratorium) on home mortgage, personal and SME loans.
    Application forms are available now at www.aib.ie/covid19; www.ebs.ie/covid19, and www.havenmortgages.ie/covid19
  • For SME customers, AIB is also providing working capital support and the rescheduling of loan payments for impacted customers. Information is available at www.aib.ie/covid19.
  • We continue to waive contactless payment fees. This also applies to Apple Pay, Google Pay and Fitbit Pay Contactless transactions, which are not subject to the contactless payment limit of €30 in most merchants. AIB is working with the industry to increase this limit to €50 for Contactless Card transactions which is expected to become effective over the coming weeks.
  • AIB has suspended the planned introduction of maintenance and transactions fees for customers who keep a minimum balance of €2,500 per fee quarter. Customers who received correspondence from the bank can disregard the changes to fees and charges advised.
  • Our AIB and EBS branches remain open to our customers, except for those locations on campuses that closed following advice from the health authorities.
  • Priority banking time is allocated for our older and more vulnerable customers from 10am until 11am each morning. We are asking our other customers to plan their branch visits outside this time.
  • We are maintaining physical distancing in our branches and increased cleaning operations of branches, self-service machines and ATMs in line with HSE recommendations.

Chief executive Colin Hunt said “AIB recognises the extraordinary pressure on families, individuals, businesses and communities as a result of the sudden disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. All AIB’s staff and systems are focussed on supporting our customers and economy through this unprecedented crisis. To that end we have in place a range of robust measures designed to buttress customers against the enormous challenges now facing us. I urge anyone experiencing difficulties to contact the bank as early as possible.”

Peninsula COVID

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 

Time: 2:30pm

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6632307321051320077

This webinar will take approximately 30 minutes and aims to –

  • Answer FAQs on COVID19 and what to do now to protect your business.
  • Explain the rules around temporary layoffs and social welfare benefits available to employees.
  • Inform you on how to update your workplace policies to cover changes to sick pay and home working rules.
  • Guide you on how to support your employees during this challenging time.

The webinar is full of very useful update for your members, as many employers will be worried about the future of their business, and we hope that all those who join us tomorrow will take away the tools to ensure that their business, and employees, survive the impact of COVID-19.

The coronavirus situation is a global issue which is affecting businesses in different ways, with many having to close temporarily or let people go. Understandably, employers across the country are concerned about the current situation and looking for expert advice to help them handle issues such as workers’ rights and employer obligations.

Today, Friday, March 20th at 2pm, Peninsula will host a webinar specially organised for Chamber members. 

This webinar, which will take approximately 30 minutes, aims to:

  • Answer FAQs on COVID19 and what to do now to protect your business.
  • Explain the rules around temporary layoffs and social welfare benefits available to employees.
  • Inform you on how to update your workplace policies to cover changes to sick pay and home working rules.
  • Guide you on how to support your employees during this challenging time.

We know that this will be a very useful update for Chamber members, as many employers will be worried about the future of their business, and we hope that all those who join us tomorrow will take away the tools to ensure that their business, and employees, survive the impact of COVID-19.

You will need to register for this webinar, which you can do so here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4802150425306747148

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Protect your staff and customers! Prepare yourself for the weeks ahead. Implement social distancing with these friendly reminders that will help ensure everyone plays their part in reducing the spread of COVID 19.

Here are a selection of the floor stickers and posters available from today! Option for outside in yard is a stencil cut with footprints so if there are queues outside they can spray footprints onto the ground to show where to stand.

Call or email to order yours today.

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“Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd has been a member of Waterford Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. It’s a membership that serves us well as we find it gives us a platform to interact with similar businesses and puts us in front of a wide audience. Having staged a number of very successful Chamber events, both at our dealership on the Cork Road and at venues chosen by the Chamber, it really puts into perspective the value of networking and meeting with potential customers face to face. We intend to continue the partnership between Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Tom Murphy Car Sales into the future, as the results speak for themselves and we see the value in being a member of Waterford Chamber.”

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