Aer Lingus sale: concerns of Chambers addressed in measures announced


Chambers Ireland has welcomed the package of measures outlined by Minister Donohoe to secure connectivity to Ireland’s key transport hubs in the event of a sale of Aer Lingus to IAG.


Speaking this evening, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland said, “The Government has taken on board the concerns of Chambers around the country when considering IAG’s proposed offer for its stake in Aer Lingus. The commitments made on the continuity of Heathrow slots and the potential to expand routes, and further develop links to North America in particular, will create significant opportunity for further economic growth and development.”

Tramore Chamber Networking Event


Tramore Chamber Networking Event



Tramore Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, in partnership with Waterford City & County Council, are delighted to announce details of their "Talking Ourselves Up" networking event.


Taking place this Friday, May 29th at Tramore Racecourse at 4pm, the event will provide networking opportunities for attendees and a chance to listen to speakers discuss the topic of 'Talking Ourselves Up & The Power of Perception'.


Speakers include :

  • Anne Marie Tierney Le Roux - Regional Manager, IDA
  • Minister Paudie Coffey - TD & Minister of State at the Department of the Environment
  • Michael Walsh - CEO of Waterford City & County Council


Tickets are priced at €20 including networking, event admission, finger food, refreshments and remain as a guest in the Graun Hill suite for the duration of the races, which go off at 5.15pm.


Please be advised this is a ticketless event and you must reserve your space by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 051 508027.

AGM 2015


President Michael ODwyer 

Michael O’Dwyer, AIB Regional Director, has been announced as Waterford Chamber President for 2015/16. Michael who has served on the Waterford Board of Directors since 2008 brings a theme of "Looking to the Future - A Time for Growth and Innovation" to his term of office.


Speaking at the Waterford Chamber AGM, Michael said: “I recognise that I am fortunate to become President when there are so many good things happening in Waterford. These are exciting times for our city and county and I think you will all agree the positivity, determination and renewed sense of confidence is palpable at present. Whilst being considerate to the challenges we have been through, now is the time to look forward and to strive for even greater times for Waterford in the months and years ahead.” Photo: Gerry O’Carroll Photography

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Learn At Lunch - The Companies Act

The Companies Act, 2014 – a Seismic Shift for Irish Directors, Shareholders and Advisors

The Companies Act, 2014 which is due to be commenced on 1 June 2015, represents a significant reform of Irish company law and will have far reaching implications for directors, shareholders, company secretaries and their legal and professional advisors.


The Act provides for a number of innovative features which should reduce costs and simplify corporate re-organisations and transactions.


Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors join forces with PwC to provide an overview of the new company types and highlight some of the more innovative features of the Act including single director companies, key accounting issues, summary approval procedure and the new merger regime.


Waterford ChamberDate: Wednesday, 10th June

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Venue: The Tower Hotel

Cost: €20 (light lunch included)

2 Law Society CPD Hours available. Attendance certs available on request.


BOOKINGS: Call Lynda at 051 311130 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Topics to be covered:

  • Background and context for the new Companies Act. 
  • Some key features of the Act including the two new forms of private limited company and companies limited by guarantee. 
  • How to re-register to a new company form during the transitional period.
  • Audit Exemption and other accounting changes.
  • Summary Approval Procedure.
  • Mergers.



  • Tom Murran, Principal, Peter O’Connor & Son Solicitors.
  • Lisa Cliffe, Manager – Entity Governance and Compliance, PwC. 


Who Should Attend:  

  • Directors and Owners.
  • Company Secretaries.
  • Accountants (in practice and in Industry).
  • Solicitors.

Waterford Chamber

Business After Hours @ Three Store, City Square


Our next Business After Hours networking event will be hosted by Matt Wall and Marie Clancy of Hewden Communications at the Three Store in City Square on Thursday, 4th June at 5.30pm.


The Three Store is a locally owned mobile franchise in Waterford and Matt and Marie will be joined on the evening by Oliver Conroy, SME Retail Channel Manager, Three Ireland who will give an overview on the telecommunications market for business.


There will also be some great giveaways on the night. The event is open to Chamber members and non-members.


BOOKINGS: Call Lynda Lawton on 051 311130 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Hewden Communications are a long standing member of Waterford Chamber and are delighted to be hosting June's Business After Hours in their store in City Square Waterford.


Hewden have been in business for 30 years in Waterford and employ 19 people. Their award winning City Square store has had a strong presence in the retail sector in Waterford over the last 18 years. Hewden have a dedicated drop in business centre located at Unit 104, Six Cross Roads Business Park. On 12th June 2015 they will open a Three Store in Dungarvan Shopping Centre.


Hewden's customers will benefit from this investment with high speed data coverage in more locations than ever before. The best parts of both Three and O2 will now be available to their combined customer bases, including award-winning service from two customer care centres in Waterford and Limerick.



3logoFollowing Three's acquisition of the O2 business in Ireland last July, this is the latest major step in the integration of the two businesses into a single operator which is investing €300m in its network.


Three and O2 customers can call each other for free* and over the coming months and can look forward to some exciting developments with improved data coverage and 4G, as Three rolls out a superfast network. The communications provider will expand on the award winning care its customers are used to. In addition to the existing customer care centre in Limerick Three has recently added a second customer care centre in Waterford.

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