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While homes all over Waterford may be filled with Christmas cheer, adorned with Christmas lights and decorations ,with many sporting the increasingly popular signs invoking ‘Santa Stop Here’; Ireland’s largest Irish owned private security firm is urging householders to take a few simple precautionary steps to ensure that it is only Santa who stops by, and not the many opportunistic thieves who may not be filled with goodwill to all.

Waterford based Manguard Plus ,with offices on Main St ,Tramore ,has brought out the handy handbook ,crammed with security tips and hints.

Speaking at the launch of its ‘Security Awareness Handbook ‘, Jonathan Pim, General Manager with the firm said, "We have brought out this handbook as a reminder to clients and the general public that they can take steps to minimise their risk of being targeted by thieves".

"While we have very large corporate clients whose security needs are undoubtably very specific, there is a common thread that runs across all professional security advice; that is awareness and prevention. Really, simple things done well are hugely effective. Situational awareness is critical and that simply means being aware of your surroundings. Technology is such that a lot of people are spending a huge amount of time staring at phones and tablets and are not paying any attention to what's happening around them. This gives thieves, particularly opportunistic thieves, huge advantages. Equally they are increasingly using technology to help them break into cars, in particular. We have issued an alert warning people not to leave expensive pieces like laptops or tablets in cars as criminals are using Bluetooth signals to identify if these gadgets are in cars. So, a few simple tips; when you're out and about is somebody following you, are you walking down dark alleyways without knowing where you are going, when driving is a car travelling too closely, is your house alarm monitored, an alarm that continually rings is a sign to would be thieves that your home or premises is not monitored, if at home do you neglect to turn on your alarm; a surprising number of burglaries occur when householders are at home. If you have valuables at home consider installing two safes that might make it more difficult for burglars to steal; When you're parking at an event do you consider that the area may be pitch dark on your return to your vehicle. It's all about forward thinking and being prepared".

"While Christmas may indeed present unique opportunities to thieves, presents under the trees, people carrying more cash and rushing around ,our handbook is a handy reference that can be used all year round. Burglars want to get in and out of your home, premises or car easily and quickly; thieves want to be able to get their hands on your money without being noticed ;at Manguard Plus we specialise in trying to make it so difficult for them that they simply give up".  

The Manguard Plus Security Awareness Handbook is available to download at .

Make sure Santa is the only one who gets into your home without a key this Christmas!



LCE E Learning

Just this month LCE has released its e-learning service. By logging in to the portal you gain access to many different health and safety courses.

Upon completion of the work material you will receive a certificate that you can print and keep for your records. Some of the courses on offer include – electrical safety, introduction to risk assessment, working in confined spaces and sharps awareness.

To have a look at what is on offer simply click Here or go to and click on the e-learning login button in the top right corner.

Nemeton Cead Seans

It’s been a really exciting time for the young filmmakers from Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology’s Higher Diploma in Television Production.

Following in the accomplished footsteps of previous graduate directors and producers from the course, their inspirational short films are airing this December on the TG4 series Céad Seans. They can look forward now to continued 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.

Díoltas by John Foley Thursday 12 Dec 2019 5.35pm

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.

Guth an Cheoil by Caoimhe Morrissey & Andrew O’Leary Monday 16 Dec 2019 5.35pm

Well-known young Clare musician Caoimhe Morrissey and Cork native Andrew 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.

Pagánach by Amii McGuinness Tuesday 17 Dec 5.35pm

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.

Oglaigh Rojava by Leo De Moinbhíol Wednesday 18 Dec 5.35pm

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.

An Seanléim by Kevin Daly Thursday 19 Dec 5.35pm

Dungarvan hurler Kevin Daly explored the impact of injury on players in his documentary ‘An Seanléim’. We see the challenges that former U21 Cork hurler Aaron Wardfaced faced, his fears for his future in sport and the steps involved in his comeback from the crushing injury of tearing his cruciate ligament.

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.

For more information visit and WIT.

Bance Nolan PRII

Brian Nolan who is a former director of Waterford Chamber is pictured as he was conferred with a Fellowship by Florence White, Vice President, Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

Brian co-founded Bance Nolan Ltd in 2001 and the company is now based at WorkLAB in the IDA Industrial Park. While his background is in media relations, he has increasingly focused in recent years on internal communications and employee engagement and purpose. Awarded just over 50 times in the Institute’s 66-year history, the PRII Fellowship recognises outstanding contributions to the public relations profession over a sustained period. (Pic: Paul Sherwood)  

Fitzwilton Hotel New Year 2020

Join us in the 4* Fitzwilton Hotel for the perfect New Year’s Break and get ready to greet 2020 in the heart of Waterford City.

Our fab 2 or 3 night breaks includes Full Irish Breakfast each morning as well as:

  • NYE Celebrations
  • Pre-dinner Punch Reception
  • 5 Course Menu
  • Complimentary bubbles to ring in the New Year
  • DJ and dancing into 2020!

Join us for a break away celebrating 2019 and welcoming 2020!

Book here:

Legacy mulled cider gift pack

Fancy a winter warmer with a difference this festive season? Try Legacy Mulled Cider – it will not disappoint. Our Mulled Cider has the perfect blend of orange zest, spices and our award-winning Irish cider to warm up your winter

The Mulled Cider Gift Pack features 2 bottles of our award-winning Legacy cider and 1 bottle of syrup mix expertly blended by 3rd generation apple expert Liam McDonnell in Dungarvan. Simply pour the two bottles of cider into a pot, gently heat and add the syrup to create a festive flavour like no other, then serve, sit back and enjoy.

Legacy Mulled Cider gift packs make a perfect corporate gift this Christmas, so if you are looking for a gift that says ‘Christmas’, give a winter warming taste of Waterford. Contact Liam 087-6494724 for more details on pricing and availability.

We would be delighted to warm up some lucky Chamber Members winters as we have 5 gift packs to give away, simply email us and tell us where in Waterford Legacy Cider is produced – answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 11th December. Winners will be picked at random.

Liberty Blue Regional Excellence AwardLiberty Blue, the leading independent Waterford Estate Agents, was last night announced winner of the Regional Excellence Award in the highly regarded KPMG Property Excellence Awards.

The only estate agent in the South East of Ireland to make it to the shortlist in these prestigious awards, Liberty Blue Estate Agents was chosen as winner via a rigorous judging process. The company, that specialises in property sales, letting and management in Waterford City and County has a strong focus on trailblazing innovation, dedication to the development of personnel in the company and contributing to the local area and economy.

Regina Mangan, founder of Liberty Blue Estate Agents, commented “We are proud to represent our county in this high profile national arena. Waterford should be recognized as the best area to live in, to work in and invest in. As an agency, we are always determined to lead the field in technological innovation, processes and delivering the highest level of customer service to our clients whether they are selling or letting property here.”

Liberty Blue’s journey to transforming their customer experience began four years ago when she and co-director Maria Clifford went to London to attend the Future PropTech conference. Since then they have adopted more than 15 new technological applications that are designed to enhance their customers’ experiences and make their business more efficient. 

The company contributes over €1million annually to the local Waterford economy. This includes goods and services procured from contractors in the region of €500,000, direct goods and services for the business of over €200,000 and wages and salaries in the region of €400,000.

Jaguar ApprovedInspected, guaranteed and ready for action. The Jaguar Approved Programme has been designed to ensure that you receive the same level of quality, service and customer satisfaction that you would when buying a new car.

Peace of mind comes as standard when you choose one of our Approved Cars. We ensure that every car has been thoroughly checked by specialist technicians and is covered by our own comprehensive warranty.

Auto Boland Waterford currently has some fantastic offers on our current range of approved Used Jaguars - see below.

171 Jaguar XF 163 BHP 2.0D Prestige, Parking Camera - Front & Rear Sensors
** €86 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

191 Jaguar E-PACE 2.0 150 BHP - Auto LED Lights, Rear Camera
** €111 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

182 Jaguar E-PACE 2.0 150 BHP FWD - Reversing Camera, Auto LED Lights
** €101 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

171 Jaguar XE 2.0D Prestige 163PS
** €77 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

181 Jaguar E-PACE 2.0 150 BHP - Auto LED Lights, Alloy Upgrade
** €108 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

181 Jaguar XF 2.0D Prestige RWD - Heated Seats, Sat Nav, Electric Seats
** €95 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

162 Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport

192 Jaguar F-PACE 180 BHP 2.0 - Heated Seats, Apple Car Play, 19" Alloy Upgrade
** €170 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

192 Jaguar E-PACE 2.0 150 BHP - Parking Camera, Auto LED Lights
** €114 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

191 Jaguar F-PACE 163 BHP Manual - Alloy Upgrade - Wi-Fi Hotspot, Heated Seats
€142 Per Week with 30% Deposit/Part Exchange. Link:

For more information, call Auto Boland Waterford on 051-335000.

Enerpower Biomass Heating SystemEnerpower are delighted to be shortlisted in the Green Awards 2020 for Green Energy Provider. Launched in 2008, the Green Awards recognise the extraordinary contribution and commitment that companies now make towards growing a greener future in Irish business today. The Green Awards is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland.

Enerpower as a green energy provider help companies make significant cost savings by reducing energy costs by up to 50%. This is achieved through either reducing energy usage at site or through renewable energy technologies while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint. Founded in 2005 Enerpower is a wholly owned Irish company and is now one of Ireland’s leading green energy providers. Enerpower supplies reliable quality products and services using unparalleled energy sector knowledge to guarantee energy savings. We provide a wide range of cost effective and sustainable energy solutions for public, industrial, commercial, agricultural and domestic customers and offer a complete service: assessment, design, supply and installation of Solar PV (Photovoltaics) Wind Turbines, Biomass Boilers, Fuel Supply, District Heating and ESC0 (Energy Services Company). Enerpower specialise in advanced energy technologies, which supply heat, electricity and cooling.

Some of Enerpower clients include: Flahavans Oat, Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Glenilen Farm, Tesco, Beckman Coulter, as well as Ireland’s largest solar installation at Lidl distribution centre in Newbridge. You can find more information on our clients by viewing our case studies on our biomass and solar projects.

Together our team has extensive experience in industry with a proven track record in project management and bringing energy savings to businesses nationwide. Enerpower believe that by working together we can deliver a more accessible clean energy model that promotes a healthier more sustainable community and business every day.

Winners are announced in February at a Gala Award Ceremony in Dublin. The ceremony held annually is attended by hundreds of Ireland’s green leaders. We would like to take the opportunity to wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck.


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