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Sanofi Five Miles MS

More than 200 runners and walkers took part in the sixth annual Sanofi Five Miles for M.S. Road Race in Waterford on Sunday, 11th November.

The annual event raised several thousand euro for the local branch of M.S. Ireland who provide supports to people living with multiple sclerosis in Waterford and neighbouring south Kilkenny.

Speaking afterwards, Ruth Beadle, Site Head Sanofi Waterford, said: “The road race starting and finishing onsite is one of our favourite C.S.R. activities each year as we welcome in a mix of serious amateur athletes and those who are just out for a fun walk or jog. Through the event, we have also gotten to know some of the people with M.S. who volunteer at M.S. Ireland and their stories about life with M.S. are very moving and inspiring. Their presence at the race with their families each year adds an extra dimension for participants and also for our own team of volunteers who organise the event very well.

“Even the weather was kind to us – November in Ireland is not known for sunshine but it stayed dry and bright for just long enough for all of our runners, walkers and stewards to finish without being caught in a downpour!”

EAP LegislationMentalHealthWorkplace2019It is important for Irish employers and employees to know about their legislative rights and responsibilities in relation to mental health at work. Two of the most relevant pieces of legislation are the Employment Equality Acts 1998–2015 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Rights of employees with mental health disabilities:

Employees with mental health problems that come within the definition of disability in the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, have significant enforceable rights. In addition employers have a significant obligation to conduct a risk assessment on all mental health risks and put in place proportionate control measures which will enable employees with disabilities access and participate fully in employment.

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HS BasicsH&S Basics For Employees – 29th November – LCE Training Academy, Waterford

Want to take the backache out of manual handling training or the headache out of VDU awareness?

This varied one day induction course is the one for you. It  is run on a monthly basis here in the LCE Training Academy and is one of our most popular courses!


This intensive 1 day course covers all the basic training requirements for new and existing employees – all rolled in to one cost effective course:

  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety & Fire extinguisher use
  • Computer workstation set up
  • Safety awareness & safety legislation for employees

The LCE H&S basics for employees ticks all the boxes to cover induction and training for any new employees or indeed anyone that needs refresher training. This course would be of interest to all from the self-employed, to the local retailer to the large multinational. 

At only €135 per person, this is the most cost effective way of ensuring employees receive the training they need. In addition, there is a 10% discount if you have 2 or more attending from the same company on the same day!

You can book this course online here or call LCE on 051 364344 for more information.

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bia brew teamNewly opened bia + brew, brainchild of Tramore native, Barrie Rogers, founder of Chia Bia with marketing and front of house managed by Shannon Forrest, recently opened offering hand roasted artisan coffee on site by Trá Coffee Roasters, organic teas, healthy treats and homemade soups. Due to the overwhelming local support and no less than one month in business bia + brew are excited to extend their menu for two weeks with some tasty dishes.

Join Michelin Star trained Chef and recent WIT graduate, Declan Malone, for breakfast and brunch at bia + brew from November 7th – 17th. Declan brings his depth of food knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for healthier foods to Tramore’s newest coffee dock, bia + brew, located at the home of Chia Bia in Riverstown Business Park. Breakfast and brunch at bia + brew will be the ultimate showcase of local Waterford Food producers such as Seagull Bakery, The Seaweed Gardener and Clashganny Organic Farm.

Trá Coffee Roasters have also relocated their roastery to bia + brew, bringing you the ultimate bean to cup experience. Trá Coffee is hand roasted on-site by Tramore native Tom Weldon and having set up in September 2017 is already growing from strength to strength with online sales and trade customers growing significantly.

Breakfast will be served from 8am–11am and brunch from 12pm–3pm some highlights include French Toast, Omelettes and Porridge like you’ve never tasted before! Having trained in the Michelin 1 Star Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet, Castle Durrow and most recently at Dooks Fine Foods, Fethard Declan looks forward to creating dishes with a real depth of flavour, executed well and all at a reasonable price.

With limited seating available in bia + brew this is the perfect opportunity to grab a healthier fuel filled bite to eat on the go while supporting local and the best of what Waterford has to offer!

bia + brew wish to thank everyone who has supported them so far since opening on October 8th and look forward to meeting new faces in the coming weeks in Tramore.

The annual Sanofi Five Miles for M.S. Road Race will be held in Waterford on Sunday, 11 November.

Now in its sixth year, the event will again raise vital funds for the Waterford and south Kilkenny branch of M.S. Ireland who work with those living with multiple sclerosis in our community.

The race will start and finish from the Sanofi Waterford biopharmaceutical and medical device site on the Old Kilmeaden Road with walkers starting at 10:30am and runners getting underway at 11:00am.

Sign-up to participate – whether as a walker or runner – is available at

Advance registration costs €15 and includes a special race t-shirt for the first 200 participants to register.


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