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BOI Waterford City Workbench

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First look at Bank of Ireland's, "Waterford City Workbench" at their flagship branch at 60 the Quay in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city.

This state of the art Workbench is a free space for those working on business ideas of bringing new businesses to Waterford and the South East.

The facilities available are free WiFi, 12 working spaces, a coffee dock and bathroom facilities.

There is no booking system in place so feel free to pop down and work out of this fantastic new space.

The space can also hold up to 50 people for Events, launches, Meet up’s and community based events

Ita Leyden was recently speaking at the sell-out HSA Ireland event in the Radisson Blu Royal in Dublin.

Ita’s chosen topic was Practical Ergonomic Case Studies and this event was for Employers, Small Business Owners, HR Sta­, EAPs, Occupational Physicians, Occupational Health Nurses, Organisational Psychologists, Workplace Counsellors, Contact Persons for Dignity at Work, Ergonomists, Physiotherapists and Health and Safety Managers.

The aim of the conference was to provide employers with practical tools and advice to assist them in managing work related health risks.

If you miss this and would like to know more about ergonomics in general and how LCE can help then contact us on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

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The Solas Cancer Support Centre have designed an ecard that allows companies to wish clients and friends seasons greetings while at the same time supporting the charity.

The ecard can be personalised with your company logo in the centre of the design. For details of our 2018 ecards please contact Ann Marie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 051 304604.

The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free cancer support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. These services are available in their centre at Williamstown in Waterford City and in their West Waterford service based in the Alternative Health Clinic in Dungarvan.

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Thursday 31st January 2019 Ashling Hotel, Dublin  9.00 am to 5.00 pm  View details

Thursday 28th February 2019 The Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny 9.00 am to 5.00 pm  View details

Thursday 21st March 2019 The Clayton Hotel, Galway  9.00 am to 5.00 pm  View details

The EAP Institute, Waterford, invites you to a one-day seminar which will present a best practice approach to developing a comprehensive approach to employee mental health disabilities.

Citing recent research on mental health the Director of the EAP Institute Maurice Quinlan said “Research found high levels of stress anxiety and depression in Irish People. The research carried out by Amarach research surveying 1000 Irish people was commissioned by Silver Cloud Health, the HSE provider of online mental health programs. The finding shows that 7 in 10 experienced stress and anxiety while over 25% had to cope with the mental struggle. Some 15% of adults the equivalent of 540,406 over the age of 19 years were diagnosed with depression.” He went on “employers have a legal obligation to address mental health disabilities in the workplace.”

This high value seminar will outline a best practice approach for businesses who wish to identify and control Workplace Behavioural and Mental Health Risks.

Book online here or contact Maurice Quinlan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The stunning Hobson’s restaurant at Waterford’s Tower Hotel, overlooking the River Suir and in the heart of the city’s Viking Triangle, is now open for business and is a great addition to Waterford city’s dining circuit.

Hobson’s features floor to ceiling windows, and is a bright and airy dining space which makes for a spectacular first impression. Hobson’s is Waterford’s newest quayside restaurant. The riverside views are stunning particularly at night with a view of the quayside and Reginald’s Tower.

Hobson’s restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and also offers a great value Early Bird menu. With an extensive wine and cocktail list to compliment the A La Carte menu you are guaranteed a superb dining experience.

Hobson’s restaurant is named after Captain William Hobson (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) who was born on Lombard Street in Waterford and was the first Governor of New Zealand.

Nigel Cloney, the Head Chef is looking forward to welcoming guests and locals to Hobson’s restaurant.

To book your table please contact the hotel on 051 862300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Val DoonicanMonday December 17th at Theatre Royal Waterford

IT’S TIME TO DUST OFF THE WOOLLY JUMPERS AND SMILE!

It is time to dust off your woolly jumpers and unearth your festive hats because on 17th December next, the Great Singalong Songbook team that brought the stunning Vera Lynn tribute concert to the Theatre Royal last month gets ready to pay homage to another icon: Waterford’s famous musical son, Val Doonican.

Don’t miss a great evening and tribute to a local icon…

Val Doonican was the most relaxed man on television! He smiled out at us with his lop-sided grin, his colourful patterned jumpers and that warm, chocolate voice. Top off your Christmas festivities with Linda Kenny, Damian Smith, Ryan Morgan, MC Alf McCarthy, and our Songbook Band (MD Alan Carney) as we pay tribute to the Waterford icon who dominated the BBC Television airwaves for 21 years and topped the charts with hits like Walk Tall. Written and directed by Cathal MacCabe.

http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/christmas-with-val-doonican

Sedicii RegTech

Sedicii is announced among the most pioneering companies transforming compliance, risk management and cybersecurity.

The world’s most innovative technology solution providers that address the challenges of dealing with regulatory issues within financial services, were announced today by RegTech Analyst, a specialist research firm. “To receive this global recognition is truly rewarding at the end of what has been a tremendously successful year for the Sedicii team,” says Robert Leslie Sedicii Founder and CEO. “Our innovative technology is creating waves globally as it allows two parties to prove to each other that they both have the same information without revealing the information they hold. It has the potential to solve the Cybersecurity threats associated with placing sensitive information in the public domain,” says Leslie.

The RegTech (regulatory technology) industry has seen huge growth in the last two years as banks and financial institutions grapple with the unrelenting pace of regulatory change across all jurisdictions. Over $4bn has been invested in RegTech companies since the beginning of 2016. Sedicii technology uses a technology known as Zero Knowledge Proof(ZKP). Through a method of real-time and anonymised identity verification it delivers significant benefits for governments, enterprises and individuals.

As a result, this year’s process to identify the leading 100 companies in the RegTech space was even more competitive than last year. A panel of analysts and industry experts voted from a longlist of 824 companies produced by RegTech Analyst, compared to a list of 416 last year. The finalists were recognized for their innovative use of technology to solve a significant industry problem, or to generate cost savings or efficiency improvements across the compliance function.

Fifty-five new companies entered the RegTech 100 this year. The risk management category saw the biggest increase with an additional 10 companies gaining RegTech 100 status to occupy 47 places on the list, while companies offering solutions that address MiFID II regulation in Europe saw a 10% increase in their number to take a total of 38 places.

European and North American companies still dominate the RegTech 100 with 60% and 29% of places, respectively. Within Europe, UK companies enhanced the country’s leading position on the list with 30 representatives compared to 26 last year. The emergence of a thriving global RegTech ecosystem has seen companies from another 21 countries make the list, including Ireland, Switzerland, Singapore, India and Luxembourg.

“The impact of the most innovative RegTech companies will be measured in billions of dollars over the next few years,” according to Mariyan Dimitrov, head of research at RegTech Analyst. “RegTech 100 companies offer solutions that enhance processes across the entire compliance function, including onboarding verification, risk management, communications monitoring, information security and reporting by using the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, natural language processing and biometrics.”

A full list of the RegTech 100 is available at www.RegTech100.com. More detailed information on all companies as well as in-depth industry analysis is available in the Global RegTech Review (www.GlobalRegTechReview.com).

Dataworks ISO 9001Dataworks Limited have been awarded NSAI registration of Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 for the provision of software development, validation & managed services for the Life Sciences industry, general manufacturing and relevant public sectors.

Founded in 1995 by Liam Curham and Brian Robinson Dataworks is one of the longest established software companies in the region. For over 23 years they have worked with leaders in the Life Science sector to deliver better outcomes through Digital Transformation. They work with some of the world’s leading Medical Device and Pharma companies in Ireland and internationally, including Bausch & Lomb, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson to name a few. Headquartered in Waterford city Dataworks currently employ 33 staff and continue to grow.

The ISO journey has been extremely beneficial for Dataworks at a time when they are preparing for continued expansion.

According to Brian Robinson, CTO: “We didn’t want to have the certification if it didn’t make sense for us as a company. However, it was evident from early on that the Quality Management System we implemented in Dataworks is one that is actually fit for our business and one that engages all our employees. It will really help us prepare and implement the structures needed for future growth. Also, the customer focus throughout the process has really helped us to keep the client at the centre of everything we do.”

It took a significant team effort to develop the Quality Management System, and Dataworks developed and implemented a custom Electronic Quality Management System based on Microsoft SharePoint which has helped streamline the whole process and now serves as their internal online repository for all of the company’s SOP’s and relevant ISO information, including all training records.

Liam Curham, CEO said: “Achieving ISO certification has been our key Quality objective this year, and while it has taken a huge amount of work by everyone to develop a QMS which is fit for purpose and complies with the ISO standards, we feel that this will help us secure more business in the highly regulated Medical Device and Pharmaceutical sector we operate in. It was a huge learning experience for everyone, and one that the entire team embraced.”

If you are interested in learning about Dataworks software solutions, validation or managed services please contact the Dataworks team today on 051 888 555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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