Ita Leyden – BE, MSc, C.Eng, CMIOSH, Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer of LCE, recently spoke at the Construction Health & Safety Conference 2017 on Thursday 16th November, at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

This conference provided essential updates and information to help manage Health and Safety in construction, save lives and reduce injuries.

The speakers on the day offered cutting-edge health and safety advice for senior managers working in construction, using practical examples to illustrate best practice, giving information on new ways to manage health and safety and updates on new regulations and technologies in the industry.

Ita spoke about Health & Safety Legislation covering the following topics:

  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations – Definition of Construction Works under the regulations
  • Implications of appointing a PSDP / PSCS at both design and construction stage – What are their responsibilities and obligations
  • Designer, Contractor, Client – required competencies, duties and obligations.

If Health and Safety is under your remit and you need some guidance or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us – we would be delighted to help you!

THINK WORKPLACE SAFETY – THINK LCE!

FOR PRACTICAL, COMPETENT SAFETY CONSULTANCY AND TRAINING

Tel: +353 (0)51 364344 Fax: +353 (0)51 364251 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web: www.LCE.ie

Athenaeum Sounds of the Sea

Athenaeum House Hotel are excited to announce Brian Merriman will open an exhibition of paintings by Mailo Power, at Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford at 8pm this Friday, 24th of November, 2017.

Drop into the opening on Friday at 8pm, all welcome.

SOUNDS OF THE SEA Exhibition will be on display at the Athenaeum House Hotel from 8pm on Friday, November 24th to December 15th, 2017.

The paintings include Waterford coastal locations such as Councillors Strand and Shanoon Point, the Waterford based artist says the paintings in her exhibition are inspired by the “ever-changing aspects of the sea."

Mailo first attended Waterford Institute of Technology where she completed a BA(hons) in Art & Society in 2005 before going on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire, UK in 2007. 

Mailo now lives and paints in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. 

"As a regular walker, I am in the fortunate position of living and working on the Waterford coast, I hope that my work captures the essence of the places that I know so well.” - Mailo Power

smovey neurological

Dr. Ryan Foley and Irene Treacy, Smovey Health will be hosting a FREE workshop for everybody with Neurological conditions and to give them strategies on how to improve their quality of life.

We will be giving you tips and techniques to improve your balance, strength, mood, coordination, posture, we will work on reducing inflammation, depression, anxiety, constipation and much more. This workshop will give you tips you can take away and work on daily basis to improve your confidence and empower you to improve your own lifestyle.

We are also working on a new project called "Helping People with Parkinson’s” where we are building a community of physio, fitness and holistic therapists and connecting them and the services they offer to help PWP and Waterford is the pilot destination.

Details of this fantastic innovative project will be discussed at this workshop and we will be looking for a volunteer with Parkinson's to try out all the services here in Waterford that improves quality of life for PWP.

Dr. Ryan Foley will be monitoring and evaluating clients progress weekly and this service is completely free of charge, we just want feedback on all the services provided.

It's a free workshop but spaces are limited, to confirm your place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All details on www.smoveyhealth.com.

Monday, 27th November at 2pm Cheshire House, Johns Hill, Waterford

Sanofi Engineers Ireland AwardSanofi Waterford has followed up on its October successes with two further national awards in Ireland.

The site was named as Life Sciences Exporter of the Year at the Export Industry Awards 2017 hosted by the Irish Exporters Association in Dublin, Ireland on Friday (17 Nov).

Following Waterford’s double success at the Pharma Industry Awards last month, the award recognises Sanofi’s role in supplying therapies from Waterford to patients worldwide as well as the company’s economic contribution in Ireland.

The awards ceremony was attended by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, the Irish Minister of State for Higher Education along with several ambassadors and leaders from Irish and multinational businesses.

Meanwhile, the Waterford site team also won an Engineers Ireland award recently. The Irish Maintenance & Asset Management Society Awards are an initiative of Engineers Ireland’s special interest group for maintenance, reliability and asset management practitioners. 

The Technology Award won by Sanofi Waterford was for the site’s PdM (Predictive Maintenance) and CBM (Condition-Based Monitoring) and how the team use this technology and integrate it into the site maintenance system.

As well as making use of existing technologies, they are also developing new ways to use it so that they maximise efficiencies and eliminate any unnecessary downtime.

Welcoming the awards, Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford, said: “It’s always nice to be recognised for what our team do in Waterford every day.

“We are fortunate to work in an environment where we have the opportunity to serve patients right around the world and to contribute to the Irish economy through direct and indirect employment as well as in export revenues. We appreciate these awards – particularly following so soon after our being named as Biotech Company of the Year and overall Pharma Industry Company of the Year at the Irish Pharma Industry Awards last month.”

Sanofi Life Sciences AwardSanofi Waterford has been named as Life Sciences Exporter of the Year at the Export Industry Awards 2017 hosted by the Irish Exporters Association in Dublin on Friday (17th November).

Following the site’s double success at the Pharma Industry Awards last month, the award recognises Sanofi’s role in supplying therapies from Waterford to patients worldwide as well as the company’s economic contribution in Ireland.

The awards ceremony was attended by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, Minister of State for Higher Education along with several ambassadors and Irish and multinational business leaders.

Welcoming the award, Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford, said: “It’s always nice to be recognised for what our team of 700 people do in Waterford every day.

“We are fortunate to work in an environment where we have the opportunity to serve patients right around the world and to contribute to the Irish economy through direct and indirect employment as well as in export revenues. We appreciate this award – particularly following so soon after our being named as Biotech Company of the Year and overall Pharma Industry Company of the Year at the Pharma Industry Awards in October.”

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JumpTech are offering an unbeatable 12% rate on all hiring in 2018.

For further details, contact Alastair Liddell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +353 (0)51 347100.

JumpTech is a leading IT and Technology Specialist Recruitment Agency with our focus being on the Irish and UK markets.

Strategically located in Waterford in South East Ireland JumpTech exists to help in the growth of the Tech sector and assist inn bringing the very best talent to this part of the world.

www.jumptech.ie

Waterford Music Quatuor VoceCatch the exciting French string quartet Quatuor Voce at St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford, on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm in a programme featuring music by Bartók, Schubert, Beethoven and a new work by Irish composer, Rhona Clarke.

The concert is promoted by Waterford-Music and presented by Music Network.

Tickets only €15 on the door (students and children €5)

Champions of the great repertoire for string quartet, and widely celebrated for their performances of contemporary music, Quatuor Voce have been acknowledged as being “… amongst the best ensembles in the world”.

“Quatuor Voce has every quality that goes to make a good quartet: refinement, beautiful tone, excellent ensemble, precise chording, fine rhythm and loads of character” The Strad

“Energising and stylish” The Guardian

Formed in 2004, the quartet quickly established itself as an ensemble of note, winning international competitions in Geneva, Vienna, Bordeaux, Graz, and London and performing in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus, Vienna and the Barbican, London as part of a ‘Rising Stars’ tour in 2013.

Details of all Waterford Music’s concerts can be found at waterford-music.org

Athenaeum House Hotel Christmas

Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly

Christmas at the 4* Athenaeum House Hotel is truly a special occasion from the moment you arrive we will ensure that your festive celebrations are memorable and enjoyable.

The Power family offer a truly personal service and will tailor make a package to suit you whether you are hosting a small intimate gathering, or a large party up to 130 guests.

Your evening begins with a warm mulled wine reception as our resident pianist entertains your guests. Followed by a four course festive meal in Zaks Restaurant with all the festive trimmings, then dance the night away to our DJ who plays to the mood of your guests.

Add a drop of Athenaeum House Hotel sparkle and you have the perfect recipe for a memorable Christmas celebration. whether you are joining us for a family get together, or a festive gathering with colleagues, the Athenaeum House Hotel offers you a magical experience.

For additional information contact or to book your Christmas Party:

T: 051 833 999 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matrix Salary

Do you deserve a salary increase?

Have your say in the Matrix Recruitment Employment Survey 2018 and be in with a chance of winning a €200 One4All Voucher.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QHQ9J8

At Matrix Recruitment Group, we pride ourselves on 'specialising in you' and our aim is to provide both our candidates and clients with the most accurate and up to date information regarding the Irish jobs market. We believe it is important for employers to be aware of employees' expectations in terms of basic salary and additional benefits to help ensure career satisfaction in both current and future roles and for better understanding employee needs. The findings will also be useful for employees in terms of understanding their value in the jobs market.

This survey should take no longer than 5 - 10 minutes to complete. To say thank you for your input we are conducting a draw for a €200 cash prize just in time for Christmas! The winner will be announced on 28th November 2017. Please include your email address at the end of the survey to be entered into the draw. The results of this survey will be issued in January 2018.

Ardkeen QFS Hamper

Make a lasting impression with our expertly curated gift hampers, say thank you to loyal clients or reward colleagues with the world’s best selection of Irish artisan food, tailored to suit every taste and budget.

Nationwide delivery just €5 during November & December.

View the full range on ardkeen.com or contact Christine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 051 874620 to discuss your requirements.

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