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LCE Ergonomic ReaccrediationLCE were awarded the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation at Croke Park last week, Thursday May 2nd. It is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.

“LCE are thrilled to be reaccredited with All-Star Thought Leader in Ergonomics for 2019-2020. This is a great honour and LCE are proud to be a part of the All-Ireland Business All Stars again” says Ita Leyden, MD.

LCE were also delighted to be nominated as finalists in 2 categories this year:

  • Category 1: Female Led
  • Category 2: Professional Service

The 5th All-Ireland Business Summit at Croke Park played host to the finals for the All-Ireland Business Awards 2019. All finalists were Business All-Star title holders and have been proven through a rigorous judging process, to be on merit, worthy recipients of the accolade.

This was the second year running that LCE attended this prestigious event. Unfortunately LCE were not successful in the categories this year but are delighted once again with accreditation for All-Star Thought Leader in Ergonomics.



Nemeton CLASS OF 2019

Nemeton CUIREADH 2019

Exciting times lie ahead for the students of Waterford Institute of Technology’s Higher Diploma in Television Production. Following in the footsteps of former graduates of the course, this young group of filmmakers hope to win awards and have their work broadcast on TV and screened at some of Ireland’s best film festivals. And most importantly, they can look forward to employment in a vibrant industry that needs their skill set. Based at Nemeton TV in the Ring Gaeltacht of Co Waterford, the students have completed an array of imaginative dramas and documentaries.

Once again, the films will be screened for family, friends and the public at the SGC Cinema in Dungarvan on the 15th of May at 1:00pm. And there are some really exciting films on show this year.

Well known Waterford based photographer  John Foley has made an intriguing documentary called ‘Díoltas’. It is based on the brutal kidnapping, imprisonment and eventual execution of RIC District Inspector Gilbert Potter by the IRA in 1921 during the War of Independence. The film illustrates Potter’s last arduous days spent in safe houses amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Comeragh mountains. Locals who have familial and historical connections to the events narrate the true story, which adds a personal element and a deeper perspective to this gripping documentary.

Well-known young Clare musician Caoimhe Morrissey and Cork native Andy O’Leary explore the power of music therapy in their heart-warming documentary ‘Guth An Cheoil’. James lives with Down Syndrome and in this documentary, we go on a moving journey with him and his family and discover how much music therapy has benefitted all of their lives.

Dungarvan hurler Kevin Daly explores the devastating impact of injury on young players in his illuminating documentary ‘An Seanléim’. When former Cork minor and U21 hurler Aaron Ward tore his cruciate ligament, he thought his sporting career was over. The documentary explores Aaron’s fears for his future in sport, the challenges he faced mentally and physically and the steps involved in his comeback from this crushing injury.

Laura Coady from Waterford and Eannaí O’Sullivan of Cork have linked up together to write, produce and direct their own sit-com drama ‘Cara Nó Namhaid’. Two college students with very different personalities are forced to live together and to make matters worse share the same bedroom. Will these girls ever become friends? Or will they end up with nothing more than a bitter relationship and a longing for personal space?

Cillian MacGabhain from Mullingar has created a fascinating programme ‘Bígí Sibh Féin’ in which he explores how writing and performing music and stand-up comedy have helped him to see the world from a different perspective.

Helena Keane from County Meath has finally been able to realise her dream of making comedy. Her skit ‘Nuacht Nocht Anocht’ is a mock current affairs programme in which the panelists discuss satirical and farcical topics in a hilarious way. Helena’s wit and flair for comedy-writing shines through in this entertaining programme.

Waterford artist Amii McGuinness explores the world of Paganism today in Ireland in her eye-opening documentary 'Págánach'. Amii travels the country and poses the questions: Is Paganism still alive in Ireland today? And what motivates a Pagan to choose this path in life? The documentary was created in a bid to help people understand: Pagan beliefs, music , history and rituals.

In ‘‘Oglaigh Rojava’ Waterford native Leo De Moinbhíol provides a unique and revealing insight into a huge revolutionary project currently taking place in Kurdistan in Northern Syria. Irish people and other international volunteers have joined the Rojava revolution against ISIS to fight for the rights of oppressed Kurds. In this captivating documentary, we meet these volunteers and find out what inspires them to help others in such dangerous territory.

Step by step, our students are equipped with the necessary skills needed to not only complete their projects but to learn about all aspects of the media industry. They benefit from inspirational master classes, with visits from some of the best in the industry here in Ireland: Chris Watson – David Attenborough’s soundman, Directors Paula Kehoe, Paddy Hayes and Darach Mac Con Iomaire, Fair City Actress Carrie Crowley and Peaky Blinder Director of Photography Cathal Watters.

This Postgraduate Course In Television & Digital Media Production is run by the Waterford Institute of Technology in association Nemeton TV, one of Ireland’s leading production companies, and Udarás na Gaeltachta. This course is widely regarded as the most industry-focused course in the media sector. The core belief is that third level course is relevant, dynamic and genuinely prepare students for industry. The course has gained a high profile in the media industry and has an excellent employment record among course graduates. Films produced on the course have gone on to win Best Irish Language documentary at the National Student Media Awards every year since 2014.

This course runs from September 2019 to May 2020.

For more information visit and WIT.

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Sage 50 Excel Integration

Date: Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Time: 10.00am

Location: At your desk (online event)

Would you like to be making better use of Filters, Lists and Reports in Sage 50 along with having better Sage 50 / Excel Integration?

Join us for this live online event and learn how to:

From Sage 50

  • Create filters and lists for Customers and Suppliers and send to excel
  • Create a filter for Transactions (audit Trail) and send to excel
  • Run Reports
  • Design Reports

From Excel

  • Open Excel and link to a company in Sage 50
  • Create a Sage 50 user in Excel
  • Save a report from Sage 50 to use in Excel
  • Save a report Template to re-use

Register here:

May hpwp

Helping People with Parkinson's are delight to be bringing back this fabulous 5 week course.

This course has been specifically designed to help improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and is the combination of Parkinson’s tailored exercise and special guest speakers which include

  • Neuro Linguistic Programmer, Michael Connolly
  • Physiotherapist, Dr. Ryan Foley
  • Nutritionist, Jemma Kehoe
  • Speech & Language Therapist, Lisa Shine
  • Smovey vibration exercise Coach, Irene Treacy

All speakers will be sharing their expert knowledge and giving practical take home tips on how to improve your quality of life and how to improve your mental and physical health with Parkinson's.

When you start the course you will also receive a workbook with all you notes, homework, exercises and record sheets in, you will receive a dvd/video links each week to various exercises, Goals sheet for your long and short term goals and much more.

This fantastic course will start on Wednesday the 8th May at the Butlers Community Centre from 10am till 12.30pm for 5 weeks.

For more information please call 0858525766, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out our Facebook and YouTube ‘Helping People with Parkinson’s’ pages for more information and testimonies from previous participants.

PortofWaterford Results02May2019

Port of Waterford has announced details of its financial results and operating performance for 2018.

The company’s accounts show operating profits of €1.9m for the year to 31 December, an increase of 12% on 2017. Turnover in 2018 was €8m, up from €7.6m in the prior year. Shareholders funds stood at €32.7m at the year-end and the company is to pay a dividend of €330,000 to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Bulk throughput at the port in Belview, Co Kilkenny over the year amounted to 1.7m tonnes, a 28% increase on 2017 which had itself seen a 27% increase over 2016. Containers handled grew by 3% while there was strong break bulk activity including, for example, shipments of steel and timber. This traffic reflects increased economic activity, including in the construction sector.

Commenting on the figures, Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford, said: “2018 was another excellent trading year for the port. Buoyancy in the agri-foods sector continued to drive strong demand for fertiliser and feedstuffs. There was also a spike in demand for imported animal feed in 2018 because of the poor weather in the first half of last year. However, we anticipate this sector will continue to perform strongly, supported by significant new private sector investment in storage facilities in the Belview Industrial Zone.

“Looking at the bigger picture, we are currently drafting a masterplan that will be the first ever to take a 25-year view of where the port needs to go to fulfil its potential as a huge enabler of regional and national economic growth. That will be out for public consultation in early summer and the final plan will map out our development to the mid-2040s.”

Des Whelan, Chairman, Port of Waterford, added: “As the economy continues to perform well, activity at the port naturally reflects that as we are one of the main routes for goods entering and leaving the country. However, the 2018 performance also owes a lot to the strong team Frank leads as CEO. As a board, we were pleased to approve the payment of a dividend to the Department as our shareholder on behalf of government.

“It’s also very encouraging that the first quarter of 2019 has continued the positive trend and was ahead of the first three months of last year. We would be very satisfied if we see bulk activity coming out in line with 2018 for the full year. On the container handling side, we have again seen solid growth in line with the general economy and we continue to pursue an expansion on the current scheduled services together with the re-opening of the rail connection to Ballina.”

The Port’s cruise business also continues to support the tourism and hospitality sector in the southeast, drawing in thousands of higher-spending visitors each year. Capt Darren Doyle, Harbourmaster, said there are currently 20 cruise bookings in for 2019 – in line with 2018. He added: “We are working with the local cruise co-op and other stakeholders to promote Waterford. Recent announcements from Dublin Port restricting cruise calls there from 2021 has prompted us all to re-double our efforts to maintain and grow this activity to the benefit of a wide range of interests in the southeast. Continued investment in making Waterford more attractive to visitors strengthens our hand in attracting valuable cruise calls.”

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The EAP Institute announces a half day seminar “Driving for Work – Managing the Risks of Intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol)” A High Value Learning Seminar which will take place in the Waterford Chamber of Commerce, George's Street, Waterford on Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 from 1pm–5pm. Online registration is now open at

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For further information contact:

Irene Kenny, Conference Administrator,

EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street, Waterford, Ireland

Tel: 051 855733 Intl. + 353 51 855733

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Home Instead Senior Care Waterford is recruiting CareGivers for Waterford City and County and South Kilkenny.

If you’re a carer or would like to find out about becoming a carer, drop into our Open Days between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday, May 7th at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan or Wednesday, May 8th at Home Instead Senior Care, Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford.

For further information call 051 333966 or visit


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