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Theatre Royal BEFORE

BEFORE - A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for… Before was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy, and The Strollers Touring Network. Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright. #FishambleBefore #Fishamble

Theatre Royal Waterford on Thursday 13th August.

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets:from Box Office or

Wednesday: €18.00 / €16.00 conc.

Thursday - SOLD OUT: €18.00 / €16.00 conc.

Theatre Royal Norma Sheahan

‘Heal Your Hole’ with Norma Sheahan

Norma Sheahan's hilarious comedy night promises to heal every hole in your life, one laugh at a time. From breaking her coccyx on 'Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family', to getting fired from a charity helpline for not beating around the bush, Norma's straight-talking approach will heal all orifices. Whether the pain in your hole is physical, mental, spiritual or emotional she has the necessary life-experience to give all holes a good seeing to. As seen in… The Clinic, Bridget & Eamon, Mooneboy, Damo & Ivor, Finding Joy, Women on the Verge, Vagina Monologues, and hanging over the Liffey in Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family. Plus, much more…. "The Comedy Chops of Norma Sheahan are there in spades…" (The Sunday World) "Sheahan, whose extensive CV includes roles on Bridget & Eamon, Can't Cope Won't Cope, and A Date for Mad Mary, is in danger of stealing the show…" (RTE) 

Theatre Royal Waterford on Friday 14th August. 

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets €17/€15 conc. from Box Office or

CC Solicitors and Claire Bruton BL have recently produced an informative podcast on the issues surrounding Redundancies, Fair Selection and Equality Issues. Listen to this podcast below and find below an article which supplements the podcast. If you require assistance in relation to a redundancy process and/or selection, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team.

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EY Webcast Paschal Donohoe

Wednesday, 5th August at 09:30am

Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland will host a special webcast with Mr Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance and recently appointed President of the Eurogroup.

The Minister will discuss the Government’s approach to stimulating economic activity, plans to insulate the economy against future shocks, and the role businesses and citizens play in the country’s recovery.

In his new role as President of the Eurogroup, he will also share insights on the European Commission’s €750 billion economic stimulus plan and what this may mean for Ireland.

The Minister will also welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have, in a live Q&A, so I hope you can join me for what is sure to be a stimulating and insightful session.

Please RSVP here

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Employers, if you have team members continuing to Work from Home it is important to consider doing an online ergonomic assessment to ensure their workstation is set up correctly. The HSA's full list of Covid-19 advice is available online at

LCE Workplace Safety is continuing to help workers with their needs during these unprecedented times, including our Remote VDU Assessments and Working from Home Safely training video.

For more information please call 051 364 344 or send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WLR Waterford Greatest Sporting HeroA listener poll spanning the month of June on WLR has decided that John O’Shea is Waterford’s Greatest Sporting Hero.

John was in attendance at the WLR Broadcast Centre this afternoon, Friday July 25th with his wife Yvonne, mother Mary and his kids Alfie, Ruby and Penny to accept his award – a beautiful Waterford Crystal trophy.

He said that “it’s a fantastic honour, I’ve always been proud to represent Waterford all around the world, especially when I know the depth of talent that Waterford has in such a variety of sports – just to be in the mix was a great honour and to come out on top is very special.”

He went on to say that when it comes to Waterford sport “we need to give ourselves a pat on the back – but in particular, give the unsung heroes a pat on the back – the people who do the coaching, the parents who provide the support to the kids to give them a chance to go on and succeed at their chosen sport and obviously for all the different support groups on clubs that go on behind the scenes.”

The competition was last run 15 years ago when O'Shea scored the fourth goal by chipping Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia from the edge of the 18-yard box. At that time, Carrick-On-Suir cyclist Sean Kelly won the award having just pipped Olympic silver medallist John Treacy.

This year, John was faced with a strong competition in hurlers Ken McGrath, John Keane and John Mullane, former Ireland Rugby Captain Niamh Briggs, Olympian John Tracy, Camogie All-Star Beth Carton, Olympian Thomas Barr and boxer Neil Gough.

Having won 14 trophies while at Manchester United – 5 Premier Leagues, 1 FA Cup, 1 Champions League, 2 Football League Cups and 4 Community Shields – John is one of the most successful soccer players Ireland has produced.

He has been capped for Ireland 118 times and played for Man United 393 times playing in all positions in the defensive line as well as in midfield, averaging 45 games per season across ten years. Only two Irishmen have won the Premier League more times than him – Roy Keane and Dennis Irwin.

He played in some of the greatest Manchester United teams in Ferguson's reign as manager – playing alongside the likes of Ronaldo, Beckham, Keane, Scholes and more.

Des Whelan (Managing Director of WLR) has thanked all who voted in the poll to find Waterford's Greatest Sporting Hero. He went on to pay tribute to John and his outstanding list of achievements and honours throughout his career – but also for being such a great role model for the young people of Waterford and as an ambassador for the county.

Des thanked the sponsor Flahavan’s who supported the campaign from the start.

Smovey Online Training Smovey Online Training 8 weeks

We are delighted to announce the launch of Smovey Health Online School

We will be bringing you trainings, fitness classes, Rehab Classes, Parkinson's Courses and so much more through this easy to use platform complete them in your own time and in the comfort of your own home without the worry of social distancing, mask and Covid-19.

smoveyMED Online Training

We are thrilled to have smoveyMED Online Training up and running, this is the first time and only way you can complete smoveyMED training online. 

If you have wanted to bring the benefits of smoveyMED to your clients or business but haven't been able to travel here for the trainings then this is perfect for you, complete it in your own time and in the comfort of your office or home and to celebrate the launch we are offering a discount price of

€99.00 until midnight Thursday
€199 until midnight Sunday
€249 full price from Monday

Join the smoveyMED family that is growing throughout the world and receive smoveyMED at a discounted price.

You must be a healthcare professional and have a set of smoveys to complete the training

Follow the link to access this great offer

Smovey Health Exercise Classes

We are missing our live classes so much but we are happy to announce we now have them up online for you.

With 16 weeks of different exercise classes ranging from beginners to intermediate and videos and information on how to massage with smovey this is the perfect course to keep up your fitness, improve your balance, coordination and strength

Waterford Castle Resort Irish Hotel Awards 2020

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort has had another successful year at the Irish Hotel Awards, winning Golf Hotel of the Year, Wedding Planner of the Year, Castle Hotel of the Year Munster and a Great Place to Stay Quality Award for 2020.

This year’s success builds upon last year, when the Resort was named Luxury Hotel of the Year and Castle Hotel of the Year, among others. CEO Mr Seamus Walsh congratulated his team for their continued passion, positivity, hard work and commitment.

The Irish Hotel Awards were due to be held earlier this year, however the Resort was notified of the awards shortly before re-opening at the end of June. The accolades are a great boost for the Resort, and are indicative of the exceptional places to stay, eat and visit in County Waterford.

Peninsula Webinar Adjusting to New Normal

Getting back to work after lockdown is a relief for all businesses.

However, as your business continues to build and get back to pre-lockdown operating levels, you need to constantly monitor and review your workplace health & safety practices. Why? Because they need to remain compliant with Government measures, in-line with your business needs and most importantly – effective.

To ensure you maintain a workplace that complies with mandatory measures and is safe for everyone, we’re hosting a free Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ webinar on Thursday 23rd July at 11am.

This webinar will cover and include advice on:

- Reviewing and testing existing H&S practises

- Mask etiquette based on new restrictions

- Cross-contamination at workplace

- Cleaning requirements and expectations

- Transport to work

- Contact tracing forms & GDPR

The advice provided in this webinar will not only outline how to maintain Protocol compliant practices, but also give you confidence and peace of mind going forward.

After all, as COVID-19 is here for the long run, your Health & Safety practices should be too.



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