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Language Xchange Ireland ISOLanguage Xchange Ireland, a unique work experience-based English Language program, offer international English students Voluntary Work Placements within the business sector, in the South East of Ireland.

This BREXIT proof business has experienced a 40% growth in business in the last 12months and this trend is set to continue after successful marketing campaigns in Europe, over the last two years. This year Language Xchange Ireland were awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification for their systems and procedures along with ISO 45001 Health & Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental, making them the first Work Placement business, to achieve this combined Certification in Ireland and the UK.

With a team of 7 on board, Language Xchange Ireland have been providing access to local businesses, to our many groups of international students coming to Ireland. They offer a refined, well-oiled business model which meets student’s needs and the needs of Erasmus +, the usual EU grant provider chosen by international schools.

Language Xchange Ireland students work voluntary in Waterford City / Tramore / Dungarvan for 2 - 4 weeks at a time and many business in Co. Waterford have availed of their high calibre students over the years. Their students are prepared for the programme via home e-Learning online in advance of arrival, orientation training on arrival and continuous monitoring while in Ireland. LXI students included 2nd & 3rd year – Chefs, Electricians, Carpenters, Beauticians, Waiters, Metal Fabricators, IT Coders, Hairdressers, Dental Nurses, Farmers, Nurses, Retail, Aircraft Technicians and Administration students. Some local businesses use this platform to recruit highly skilled & motivated graduates.

LXI assure their students a very pleasant, unique experience in Ireland. Con Furey, Managing Director, has established partnerships with many European schools from which they receive groups of students annually, bringing repeat business not only to us but also to local businesses and services. LXI are always willing to accept new Host Companies in Waterford City / Tramore / Dungarvan town & Waterford County.

The accommodation spend for LXI students host families exceeds €250,000 annually and each student come with an average spend of €500 - €900 pocket money, over the 2 or 4 week period in your local economy.

LXI have 5 groups of Business School students & Trades coming to Waterford County this year - If you would like a student to complete some administration, marketing, catering or reception duties at your business, or you want to find out more please visit the Language Xchange Ireland at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Brian Lynch, Managing Director of Executive Travel explains: “Suirway were founded in 1899 by my Great-Grand Uncle - Richard Flynn, who started out with two horses and a jarvey car. We recently discovered a reference in a local newspaper dating from 1902 to him transporting a wedding party ‘in his excellent horses and tyred traps”! In 1928 he purchased his first mechanised coach.

Things have moved on a little from ‘tyred traps’ but proudly continue the tradition of excellence. are currently launching our latest product development in Executive Travel with the addition of some new top class Mercedes Coaches for the incoming tourist and corporate travel sector. These coaches cater for private transport for groups ranging from 4 passengers upwards and feature full luxury leather seating, air conditioning, USB ports, WiFi onboard and conference style seating around tables in some vehicles. provide a 5 Star quality experience designed to transport our Corporate clients in luxury to meetings, airports and conferences. also provide bespoke tours of Ireland for incoming groups.

Suirway provide their clients with an excellent service with confidentiality assured for private clients. Our well-trained drivers are professional and know their jobs. Suirway have their own highly skilled engineering team - our maintenance system recently scored 94% with the Road Safety Authority which is an industry leading result and is an indicator of our “A” Class safety service level.

For Corporate Travel enquiries, please contact Executive Travel at Executive Travel – Trust our Experience.


Thursday, 25th April

The Voice of Hope II tour will be a special collection of spiritual and inspirational songs along with some of Tommy’s best-known hits. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” - all songs that you know and love but you have never heard them until you hear Tommy Fleming’s version.

He also covers songs like “The Town I Loved So Well”, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, “Green Fields of France” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more.

Tommy turns each song into his own with his passionate and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach.

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets €31 from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

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Lighting Support Scheme announced on Monday 8th April will see SME’s saving up to 90% on their electricity costs by upgrading to energy efficient lighting.

This new Lighting Support Scheme will cover 30% of the cost of upgrade work and can help save up to 60% on lighting costs.

If you are a business customer and would like to know more about renewable energy and LED Lighting to take control of your costs – call Enerpower today on 051 364 054.

For further details visit

So the dust has settled on the first South East Business Expo to be held in WIT Arena last Wednesday, 3rd April.

LCE attended this one day expo along with many other businesses both locally and nationally. This expo provided LCE with the opportunity to highlight some of our training and consultancy services with our Spin to Win which proved very popular on the day!

It was also the perfect showcase to introduce you to our new colleague Karen Cassoni who has come on board to take up the reins in our recently opened Cork office.

“We are very much looking forward to providing services from our Cork office for our growing client base in the region - this promises to be a great new venture for LCE” says Ita Leyden, MD of LCE.

Just in case you missed us last Wednesday, you will have another opportunity to Spin to Win at the Waterford Chamber Expo on Thursday 11th in Autoboland Jaguar & Land Rover from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.



Head Office : +353 (0)51 364344

LCE, Unit 110 Six Cross Roads Business Park, Waterford, Ireland X91 AP80

Cork: +353 (0)21 2038002

LCE, Cuil Greine House, Link Road, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland P31 DW66

Dublin: +353 (0)1 2233532


Solas Centre DFL winnersThe Solas Cancer Support Centre Dance for Life took place on Friday, 29th March to a packed house in the Theatre Royal. 17 couples danced on the night and after ten weeks of tuition, rehearsal and preparations they all did themselves. The atmosphere was electric with friends and families supporting all the dancers.

Head Judge Jimmy Lyons praised the couples for taking to the stage and embracing the challenge of learning a complex routine in such a short time: ‘It must have been nerve racking for all the amateur dancers to learn these dances and perform them with such professionalism in these auspicious surroundings –they should all give themselves a pat on the back for a job well done‘

Alicia Maguire General Manager of event sponsor workLAB spoke on the night: ‘WorkLAB Waterford is delighted to be the main sponsor for the Dance for Life event this year. This is the fifth year that Seamus Kilgannon has supported the Solas Cancer Support Centre previously under the brand of Schivo but now under his newest venture workLAB Waterford. This is an excellent event to be associate with as it combines fun and fitness and makes learning to dance more accessible to those that in the past may have shied away from the dancefloor. We are proud to be associated with this event as it is a valuable fundraiser for this great charity whilst also giving so many people fun, joy and smiles all down to the fantastic entertainment provided by the wonderful dancers’.

The winning dancer partners were Laura Brown and Ciara Larkin who wowed the audience with their Charleston on the night. After being presented with their trophies they had the unenviable task of having to dance again - to the delight of all present. With a second flawless performance they left the audience in no doubt that they were worthy trophy winners.

Dee Jacques, Chair of the voluntary Board of Trustees of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, thanked all the dancers and volunteers involved in the show and acknowledged the contribution that this event makes ‘The free support services provided to those affected by cancer would not be possible without events like this. Last year, over 700 people used the services provided by the Solas Cancer Support Centre and this is all due to the support we receive from the public. We are really delighted to have workLAB support us this year and our sincere thanks to Michelle Condon and Michelle Quilty for putting all our dancers through their paces in preparation for the night. Finally a special word of thanks to the wonderful team of Solas Volunteers who made the night possible'


The staff from AIB Ardkeen with Branch Manager Carol Normoyle, who got on their bikes for the Fundraising Spinathon in aid of Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The Spinathon took place at Ardkeen Stores on Friday, 5th April from 8am to 8pm and was kindly supported by AIB Ardkeen. All proceeds will go to the arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) which are organised and managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT). 

Volunteers from UHW, WHAT Fundraising Committee, WLR and local businesses joined AIB staff members on their bikes for this great cause. WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. These experiences include Healing Sounds, a live music programme on the wards and in the hospital foyer; the mobile Art Kart, which travels to many of the hospital wards; the Artist on Call service, responding to individual patient needs; the Arts Programme in the Renal Dialysis Unit; the Staff Art Wall and the extensive UHW Art Collection. 

Through these programmes, Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks to soften the clinical environment and alleviate stress and anxiety for patients, family members and staff. Further details are available from Waterford Healing Arts Trust (051) 842664 /

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On Tuesday, 30th April EY will host  their next People Advisory Services breakfast seminar at Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny from 8.00am to 10.00am (including a light breakfast from 8.00am to 8.30am). They will discuss the latest developments in employment taxes, mobility and the wider people agenda against the backdrop of a more complex regulatory and reporting environment. The topics to be discussed include:

  • Employment tax updates including:
    • Recent SARP changes
    • Tracking and payroll for short term business visitors
    • Tax treatment of professional subscription fees.
  • PAYE Modernisation – teething issues and practical positions
  • Preparing for Brexit – how will your mobile workforce be affected?
  • Gender pay gap reporting – what do I need to do now to get ready for the new legislation?
  • Talent and workforce advisory including:
    • Key issues and latest trends
    • Culture transformation

The session will take place in an informal setting with attendees from a wide cross section of organisations and industries.  This will enable you to get the benefit of EY’s insights and the shared experiences of your peers.

Click here to book a place


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“We found the Toys 4.0 Engineers exhibition to be an excellent platform for us to showcase our business. The attendees were exactly the people we hoped to meet and we are delighted to have made new contacts as a result. We also unexpectedly had some success in making supplier connections with other exhibitors. The venue was ideal with adequate sound and space and the presentations were informative. Overall the event was professionally run and we had an excellent experience. We will definitely be exhibiting again next year. I cannot recommend the event highly enough.”

Emma Lacy, Marketing Manager, Horan Automation & Consulting



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