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LCE FAR

At LCE we will help keep your PHECC FAR training valid. Book in before 31st October on the FAR Refresher course and our PHECC Registered Trainer will go over in detail all that is required to keep your certification.

The FAR Refresher course is given over two days and all Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Training dates with LCE are – Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th October 2020.

To book your place visit our website or if you have any questions please call Karen on 051 364 344.

Musgrave MarketPlace Christmas Hampers 2020

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Find the perfect Christmas gift at Musgrave MarketPlace!

We are here to support you this Christmas with a huge range of gifts and hamper solutions available directly from our branches or online, with a nationwide delivery service available. We will all be celebrating slightly differently this year so our range of exclusive hampers and gift sets are the perfect way to show your gratitude to colleagues, staff, family and friends.

Discover our fantastic range of gifting options to suit all budgets, from €14 to €175. Our options include exclusive Christmas hamper and gift packs featuring speciality wines, spirits, biscuits and cakes.

To make gifting easy, and contactless, this Christmas, we have a dedicated team across our branches to support you with your requirements (see brochure above), or for more information e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We’re there when you need us.

Solas Run Walk for Life 2020This year has been unprecedented for all businesses and with some teams working remotely has created a very new working environment.

In response to this changed landscape the Solas Cancer Support Centre’s Run & Walk for Life is a virtual event and this might be a great opportunity for your business and team to be involved.

The event takes place over the weekend of 9th to 11th October and participants can choose their own distance, route and day. This year there is an easy on-line registration system with the iconic orange t shirts are being posted directly to participants. 

Companies may like to plan a specific team building event over the weekend such as:

  • Wear orange to work on Friday 9th October – a great chance to get behind the Solas Run and Walk for Life and promote the event within your company.
  • What about arranging a relay with your team taking part in a designated location and allocating specific time slots to your team.
  • Or how about aiming for a target distance to be covered by the whole team over the weekend – a companywide challenge for employees to participate remotely choosing their own distance, 5k, 10K, 21K and being added to a total target.

We hope that Waterford and beyond will #GoOrange for Solas on the weekend of October 9th and help to fund services in 2021.

If you have any queries or would like further details, please contact:

Ann Marie Power

Communications and Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Solas Cancer Support Centre

Williamstown

Waterford

Tel: 051 304604

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Web: https://solascentre.ie/virtual-run-and-walk-for-life-2020/

Theatre Royal Red Brick

Red Brick and Time In The Shade

After kicking off their World Domination (or Back to the Day Job!) tour in Downes last February, Red Brick return to their home town when they share the stage in a double bill with Time in the Shade.

Formed in 1983, Time In The Shade were one of the highlights on the local music scene with their unique, polished sound and beautifully-played brand of original music, penned by the legend that was Mick Plus Power. The highlight for Time In The Shade was the release of ‘Out There’ in 1995, an album of real quality consisting of nine original songs all in the classic Time In The Shade style, reminiscent of bands such as Prefab Sprout and Love And Money and written by the hugely talented Mick Plus. However the band went their separate ways shortly after the release of the album and its potential, sadly, was never realised. 

After a couple of reunions over the years, the band decided to reform at the start of 2015 and played gigs at the Spraoi and Imagine festivals but 2016 tragically saw the short illness and passing of Mick Plus, bass player, songwriter, sound engineer, producer and all round music legend. An incredible tribute night followed, after which the band thought it would be a shame to let the music written by such a talent to die with him, so the band recruited a new bass player and added a female vocalist to the line-up. For this gig, you will hear a mix of songs from ‘Out There’ with additional material being aired for the first time in many years. 

With influences from David Bowie to Talking Heads, Roxy Music to The Clash, Red Brick certainly know how to entertain a crowd and abide by the unwritten rule of rock’n’roll to send everyone home with a spring in their step and a tune or two rattling around their heads. 

Friday 25th September

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €16 from Box Office,051 874 402 or www.theatreroyal.ie 

Theatre Royal Side by Side

Tara Ann Byrne Presents SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. Stephen Sondheim has been the leading composer of musical theatre for the past fifty years. His work is timeless. Now, with this award-winning revue of his work, some of the most lush, unforgettable songs from this musical theatre master are presented in one magical evening. Minimal sets and costumes, a small but incredibly talented cast and one piano allows the brilliant songs to shine.

Saturday 26th September

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €25 from Box Office,051 874 402 or www.theatreroyal.ie 

 Theatre Royal Crowman

CROWMAN ….by playwright Katie Holly and performed by Jon Kenny

Jon plays Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. After a dear friend passing, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic yet also has a warmth and humor as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters. The people he depicts are surreal but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humor.

Thursday 1st October

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €21 from Box Office,051 874 402 or www.theatreroyal.ie

Enerpower Lidl

Waterford Company, Enerpower are delighted to have secured €1 million contract with Lidl for the installation of Solar Panels on a further 10 stores in Ireland over the next 12 months.

Last year Enerpower worked with Lidl on installing Ireland’s largest roof top solar array at their National distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Owen Power, Managing Director of Enerpower said: “We are delighted to be working with Lidl again to grow and enhance their solar energy capabilities, reducing their carbon footprint, generating significant cost savings and contributing positively to Ireland’s sustainability agenda.”  Read more below.

https://enerpower.ie/2020/09/01/enerpower-lidl-solar-stores/

WLR IMROWLR has received seven nominations for this year’s IMRO Radio Awards – more than any local station in the country.

The IMROs recognise the ‘creme de la creme’ of radio broadcasting each year and is a major highlight of the radio calendar for both national and local radio stations in Ireland.

673 entries were received for this year’s Awards, which will be a Virtual Live Stream event on Friday 2nd October 2020 due to government guidelines.

Last week, the 105 judges led by Chair, Peter McPartlin, spent over 42 hours on Zoom narrowing down the entries to form the shortlist.

Peter and the judges commented the outstanding creativity and broadcasting quality this year particularly through the difficulties of lockdown when so many radio programmes were being broadcast from the homes across the country to the homes of listeners.

WLR are shortlisted in the following categories: Best Current Affairs Programme – Damien Tiernan, Best News Reporter of the Year –  Damien Tiernan, Best Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Damien Tiernan, Best Documentary – Breast Cancer and Me by Sinead Aherne, Best Arts, Music & Culture Documentary – The Road Less Travelled by Cyril Stack and John Stack, Best Short-Feature – Big Breakfast Little Stories by Karen Tomkins and Best Drama – Youthquake by Aoibhin Fallon

Michael Byrne, Programme Director at WLR, added that seven nominations had come as no surprise to him.

“In a year when radio has shown its continuing importance to Irish life, programming that’s being produced since the pandemic started has been world-class here in Waterford. To get seven nominations is well deserved” said Michael. 

Jennifer Long, Current Affairs Editor and Producer of 'Deise Today', said that three nominations for Damien Tiernan and 'Deise Today' was a massive boost for the news and current affairs department.

“Damien has put his own stamp on the show in the past two years and these nominations are recognition of the huge work he has put in, particularly with his 'out and about' reporting in communities across the county and indeed, in the city.”

Shortlisted in the Best Documentary category for ‘Breast Cancer and Me’, Sinead Aherne said; “It's such a tough category so to be shortlisted is fantastic. I know that months, if not years of work went into each one of the documentaries on the list. It’s a very personal documentary but I couldn't have produced this piece without the three women who shared their stories about being diagnosed with breast cancer in their 30s.”

Karen Tomkins who is short-listed in the Short-Feature category said; “Little Stories was so much fun to make at a not so fun time for so many children during Covid lockdown. I really enjoyed exploring the creative side of children's storytelling through the medium of local radio. To get an IMRO nomination for producing something that was such a passion project is lovely and I'm delighted that it was recognised. I'm equally delighted for all my WLR colleagues. Seven IMRO nominations is already a win for local radio."

Judges this year include Colette Fitzpatrick from Virgin Media News, Stuart Clark from Hotpress and Ray Foley from Virgin TV and Red FM. WLR’s Des Whelan and Michael Byrne are also judging in the non-WLR categories.

Chairperson of Awards title sponsors IMRO Eleanor McEvoy said “In the bizarre times of the COVID-19 pandemic, radio has kept us entertained, kept us informed and kept us sane.

“We now have an obligation to keep everyone safe, so we are very much looking forward to taking the radio awards on line on October 2nd to celebrate the excellence and creativity of broadcasters from right throughout Ireland and would like to congratulate those of you who have been shortlisted and we wish you the very best of luck for the awards ceremony.”

Dungarvan man Michael O’Keefe Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said “The BAI is once again delighted to support the annual IMRO Radio Awards. 2020 has seen the most challenging times for the radio sector for many years. It is to the tremendous credit of the sector that it has continued to deliver top quality programming to its listeners throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.”

WLR Wayne BrownIf you love music from musicals, then the return of ‘Showtime’ will be music to your ears.

Showtime will feature songs from old favourites like ‘Les Misérables’, ’Chess’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to the best up to date modern musicals such as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ’Come From Away' and ‘Hamilton'. Plus - classic shows like ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Fiddler on The Roof' and 'My Fair Lady' mixed with movie musicals like 'Mamma Mia!', 'The Greatest Showman' and 'La La Land’. There’ll even be some Disney tunes and Movie Themes thrown in for good measure.

The new programme will air on WLR on Sunday evenings from 7pm starting from September 20th and will be presented by Waterford’s Musical Maestro; Wayne Brown.

Commenting on the launch, presenter Wayne Brown said, “At the minute the loyal Theatre audiences in Waterford can’t go to the Theatre to enjoy full scale musical productions. It’s brilliant to be able to bring a weekly musicals themed show to all these listeners.”

Michael Byrne, WLR Programme Director said; “At a time of such uncertainty and restrictions, we hope this programme will be an outlet for listeners to enjoy this popular music genre. Having grown up in a musical family myself, I know this programme will be popular from east to west-Waterford and beyond.”

This week WLR also launched a new Arts and Culture programme, ‘On The Fringe’ with Geoff Harris which airs on WLR every Tuesday at 6pm. Michael Byrne said; “Waterford has a great tradition in theatre, music and arts and these two new programmes are for listeners to enjoy but also a programme for artists and venues to promote the arts in Waterford.”

WLR will be broadcasting ‘Showtime’, songs from the shows directly into Waterford households starting Sunday September 20th. Singing out loud is optional!

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Maurice Quinlan, Director of EAP Institute and Don Jorgensen, PhD, Human Factor Consulting, LLC, USA

All courses are presented live on Zoom. Registrations for online certified courses will open on the 25th August 2020 (Maximum of 15). All courses are high value blended learning consisting of advance learning exercise, online learning and assignment. Certificate of attendance will be forwarded by post on completion to those who attend the full course. Notes and PowerPoint presentation will be sent by email to each delegate when course is completed.

Certified on line training courses 2020-2021

(Maximum of 15 attending)

Passport to Employee Personal Health and Resilience
Live Online Thursday 19th November 2020 (10am-4.30pm)                       €225
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Managing the safety risks of employee intoxicant use (defined as drugs and alcohol)

Live Online Thursday January 28th 2021(10am-4.30pm)                            €225

Workplace Mental Health - Introducing a structured approach using IOSH guidance

Live Online Thursday February 18th 2021(10am-4.30pm)                           €225
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Passport to Employee Personal Health and Resilience
Live Online Thursday 11th March 2021(10am-4.30pm)                               €225
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Managing the safety risks of employee intoxicant use (defined as drugs and alcohol)
Live Online Thursday January 15th April 2021(10am-4.30pm)                     €225
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Workplace Mental Health - Introducing a structured approach using IOSH guidance
Live Online Thursday 29th April 2021(10am-4.30pm)                                   €225
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Employee Support Services (ESS) – Developing a Vision for Change
Live OnlineTuesday 22nd June 2021(10am-4.30pm GMT)                                    €275
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Employee Support Services (ESS) – Developing a Vision for Change
Live OnlineThursday 23rd September 2021 (10am-4.30pm GMT)                        €275

Details & Bookings

Driving for Work - under the influence of intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol)
Only available for group bookings.
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Irene Kenny, Course Administrator
EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street
Waterford, Ireland
Tel: 051 855733
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