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Autoboland Winter Service

Winter can be extreme, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the outdoors. That's why we are pleased to offer you a complimentary Winter Health Check to ensure that you are ready for the season ahead.

WINTER WHEELS AND TYRES

Your tyres form your Jaguar Land Rover's connection to the road, and we offer a range of Genuine Winter Wheels and Approved Tyres - all makes and models - designed to handle the coldest winter conditions.

20% DISCOUNT ON ALL WIPERS

It doesn't rain in Ireland, it pours! With this in mind, we are offering you a 20% discount on all of our wiper range to ensure that your vehicle is performing optimally. *

Contact us on 051-335000 to book your complimentary Winter Vehicle health Check. See www.autoboland.com/2019-service-offer.php

*20% Discount on Wipers is in conjunction with a Winter Health Check being carried out on your vehicle. Offer applicable until 31st December 2019.

Theatre Royal Magical Mozart

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past

A packed programme of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from the most memorable of Mozart’s operas, such as:

  • The Magic Flute
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni and many more.

An evening of Mozart Masterpieces not to be missed on Wednesday November 6th at Theatre Royal Waterford

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €25/€23 from Box Office or www.theatreroyal.ie

Pimbrook Sage Payroll Webinar 1

3rd, 5th, 11th & 12th December 2019

1hr – Walk through Payroll Year End
30 mins – Q&A

Payroll End of Year Webinars Terms & Conditions:

  • Cost: (To be invoiced)
  • FREE OF CHARGE for Pimbrook Software Payroll Clients
  • 59 Euro per person for all others
  • Please note that payment is due prior to the webinar
  • Pimbrook Software reserves the right to re-schedule any session where there are less than two people booked
  • Webinars are non-refundable
  • Morning Webinar takes place from 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Places are limited so early booking is advisable
  • https://pimbrook.ie/payroll-end-of-year-webinars-booking-form/

    Pimbrook Sage Payroll Webinar 2

    4th & 10th December 2019

    Terms & Conditions for the Sage Payroll End of Year Seminars:

    • Cost (To be invoiced):
      • 150 Euro per person for Pimbrook Software Clients
        • 20% discount off per person fee for additional people booked onto seminar. This offer is available to Pimbrook Clients
      • 190 Euro per person for all others
    • Please note that payment is due prior to the Seminar
    • Pimbrook Software reserves the right to re-schedule any session where there are less than two people booked
    • Seminars are non-refundable
    • Morning Seminar takes place from 9.30am to 12.30pm
    • Places are limited so early booking is advisable
    • Refreshments served

    https://pimbrook.ie/payroll-year-end-seminar-booking-form/

    Lafcadio new interactive visitor experienceProject opens with Fáilte Ireland investment of €73,000 through the Storytelling Interpretation Grants Scheme for Ireland’s Ancient East

    Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills, John Halligan, T.D. unveiled a new and enhanced visitor experience at the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, Co. Waterford, following Fáilte Ireland investment of €73,000.

    The enhancements at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, which are expected to bring in an additional 11,000 visitors over the next five years, will take visitors on a journey through the amazing life of writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn1 and the magic and mystery of the Orient. The official opening was also attended by H.E. the Japanese Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano, MEP Grace O’Sullivan, Waterford City and County Mayor, John Pratt and Fáilte Ireland representatives.

    This is the third project funded under the Storytelling Interpretation Grants Scheme to open in Waterford, with Lismore Heritage Centre and Bishop’s Palace also recently unveiling their new and improved visitor experiences.

    The unique gardens, which have been open to the public since 2015, were designed to tell Hearn’s life story, who was brought up in Ireland and achieved iconic status in Japan where he lived from 1890-1904. The new interactive experiences will significantly enhance the visitor journey with:

    • a new audio-visual room, created by Mirador Media, Tramore, offering a narrated video introduction to the gardens and two interactive touch screen information centers;
    • an authentic new Japanese Tea House (Designed by Mike Roberts and built on site by Richard Cowman) where visitors can view a shadow casted image of the centuries old Japanese Tea Ceremony and will be introduced to images of the old Japan that Hearn loved;
    • and a new self-guided audio tour available in five languages, including Japanese to guide the visitor through each of the ten garden areas2.

    Unveiling the new interactive visitor experience, Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills, John Halligan, T.D. said:

    “I’m delighted to see the new enhancements at the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens here today. Fáilte Ireland investment in projects like this is critical in driving greater tourism growth across the regions and I have no doubt that the new additions to the gardens will provide a boost to visitor numbers in the South East.”

    Whilst this was the first visit to the gardens of the newly appointed Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Mitsuru Kitano, he was the latest in a succession of his country’s dignitaries to visit the gardens since their formal opening in 2015. Their visits all acknowledged this Irish memorial to Lafcadio Hearn who was known as ‘Japan’s most famous Irishman, and whose writing is still on the school curriculum in Japan today’.

    Speaking about the ever-increasing importance of protecting and developing biodiversity and the natural environment, MEP Grace O’Sullivan, said:

    “Hearn was a true and early advocate of biodiversity in his own published work ‘In a Japanese Garden’ and the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens is a sustainable tourism project of the utmost importance and charm”.

    Mary Houlihan, Manager, Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland, said:

    “At Fáilte Ireland, we are always looking for opportunities to stimulate the development of brilliant visitor experiences, and the new interactive features at the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are testament to what can be achieved through investment and innovation. This is just one of 19 projects set to open following funding from our Ireland’s Ancient East Storytelling and Interpretation grants scheme and each project brings to life local heritage and culture. The enhanced experience at the gardens will boost the South East’s tourism appeal and will deliver significant growth in the number of visitors coming to the Waterford, bringing greater spend and revenue to the area.”

    Agnes Aylward, Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Director, said:

    “The grant funding from Fáilte Ireland has been of immense importance. This funding has enabled us to tell the amazing story of these gardens, and their namesake, in the very best possible way to our national and international visitors. We are delighted to be able to offer our visitors a really in-depth and satisfying experience.”

    For more information on the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, please visit: www.lafcadiohearngardens.com

    The Ireland’s Ancient East Storytelling and Interpretation Grants Scheme is funded under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy with the aim of driving sustainable growth in the Irish tourism sector and higher revenue and job creation around Ireland.

    LCE Office Ergonomics

    4th – 8th November 2019

    This five-day course gives attendees the knowledge and skill needed to have a better understanding of ergonomics and how to apply these in the workplace.

    The course looks at topics such as human capabilities, ergonomic assessment tools and design interventions. Upon completion attendees will be able to conduct ergonomic assessments with confidence, understand how to identify & manage risks and be able to carry out VDU assessments in the work environment.

    LCE will run the Certificate in Practical Ergonomic Assessment in November, beginning Monday 4th. If this is something of interest to you more detail can be found on the LCE website www.LCE.ie or alternatively you can call 051 364 344 and speak to Karen who will be more than happy to go through any queries with you.

    Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

    EAP Institute DrugAlcohol2020

    The EAP Institute will present a one day seminar for Drugs and Alcohol at Work- Managing Reasonable Suspicion, in Cork, Kingsley Hotel, Thursday 14th November, Limerick Strand Hotel Thursday 13th February 2020 and Galway Clayton Hotel 5th March 2020.

    About this seminar

    Under Section 13(1) b the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 all employees must ensure that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant (defined as drugs and alcohol) to the extent that he or she is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person.

    Managing Reasonable Suspicion

    Information given by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is that from a health and safety perspective, companies need to be confident that employees are not a risk to themselves or others. If managers perceive that there is a risk action should be taken to remove the employee from the risk.

    Presenters Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Ireland, and Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager, AgriYork 400Ltd, United Kingdom

    • Thursday 14th November 2019, The Kingsley Hotel, Cork
    • Thursday 13th February 2020, Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd
    • Thursday 5th March 2020, Clayton Hotel, Galway

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    For Seminar Bookings Book Here

    While we feel a long way away from the UK/EU border in Northern Ireland, Brexit still has its long reaching effects here in Waterford. Just this week, Waterford software development company Handheld.ie received advice from the Department of Revenue through help from the Local Enterprise Office to contact our clients in Northern Ireland to inform them that there will be no tariffs on our products in a post Brexit event.

    It was an ongoing concern for many of our clients that they could face and up to 28% tariff on the software that they use every day to produce their products, store their stock and sell their goods in Northern Ireland and throughout the Republic. Having informed our clients that there would be no tariff increase, several clients admitted had there been a tariff it would have had to serious impact on our business together.

    Ciarán Cullen, Chief Executive of Handheld.ie outlines that “Northern Ireland and border crossing producers make up almost a quarter of our annual turnover and that business is growing. Ironically, while Brexit has been a significant threat to our business it has also presented a significant future opportunity to encourage our clients to track and determine the provenance of their food and engineering products, tracking where they were produced, their ingredients and how they are being transported.”

    He continued, “Handheld.ie is certainly part of the answer to the questions posed by any new border following Brexit. We're testing solutions with a few clients in the bakery sector around the border to ensure that they meet potential future requests from British and European custom officials.”

    While Brexit does provide opportunity, Handheld.ie would much prefer a seamless border, where our clients can do business without any hindrance, because no matter what potential opportunity there may be for Handheld.ie, the certain outcome of reduced growth, both North and South of the border, will only damage our clients which will ultimately damage our business.

    To counteract these effects, Handheld.ie has been active in the Belgian market and are looking to the Norwegian and Swedish markets, all of whom are keen to move to the type of software systems that we design and make in Waterford to capture and distribute data from portable hand held devices which empowers our clients to easily track orders, trace ingredients, locate stock and eliminate costly paper procedures from the entire production to delivery process.

     

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