Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Digital Innovation Lab opens at WIT

Teachers and students at WIT will use Salesforce Technology to supplement and enhance their digital media education via a 32-desk lab which has been designed to inspire collaboration and interactivity. Pictured from left: Dr David Dempsey (Salesforce), Professor Willie Donnelly (WIT President), Charlotte Cuddihy (School of Business Student) and Minister of State John Halligan. 					| Photos: Patrick Browne
Salesforce sponsored facility set to be “a very different space” We’re in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an incredible wave of innovation and technology that is radically transforming our economies, our societies and our daily lives. This can be observed in our lives every day with smart devices that keep you [...]

Local Enterprise Week supports and inspires

A jam-packed week of workshops, talks and seminars came to a close last week as Local Enterprise Week concluded on International Women’s Day (March 8th) Organised each year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country, the Waterford LEO provided an insightful and informative programme for businesses at all stages.According to Richie Walsh, Head [...]

Networking at its best at Chamber’s Business Expo

Launching the Waterford Chamber Business Expo are Jonathan Hayes (Jaguar Land Rover Sales Executive), Graham Drennan (Jaguar Land Rover Business Manager), Kathryn Kiely (Waterford Chamber President), Teresa Jane O’Mahoney (BMCI Insurance & Investments Ltd, sponsor),Vincent Hogan (Jaguar Land Rover Senior Sales Executive) and Cian O’Regan (Jaguar Land Rover Sales Executive). 							| Photo: Garrett Fitzgerald
The countdown is on for Waterford’s biggest networking event of the year as Waterford Chamber gear up for their annual Business Expo.‘The Ultimate Business After Hours’, which is sponsored by BMCI Insurance & Investments Ltd., will take place on Thursday, April 11th at Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover on the Cork Road from 4.30pm to [...]

StartUp Weekend in Waterford from April 5th to 7th

Pictured from left: Aidan Shine (South East BIC), Laura O’Keeffe (Bank of Ireland), Elaine Fennelly (Crystal Valley Tech), Pamela Pim (Bank of Ireland) and Rosemary Ward (South East BIC).  									| Photo: John Power
Entrepreneurs and creative minds will be taking over Bank of Ireland’s new Workbench on The Quay for the very first Startup Weekend in Waterford, which will run from April 5th to 7th. Organisers and volunteers have been working behind the scenes to ensure that this event provides not only inspiration, but the resources required for [...]

Sanofi take home big prize at Waterford Business Awards

Overall Waterford Business of the Year Award Winners Sanofi, pictured with WLR's Teresanne O’Reilly following last Friday's Awards Ceremony at the Tower Hotel.  								| Photos: Patrick Browne
Sanofi were named Overall Waterford Business of the Year at the Waterford Business Awards on Friday night last at the Tower Hotel by City & County Mayor Declan Doocey (FG).The multi-national company, who are leading the way in advancing global biopharmaceutical technology, also picked up the Technology & Innovation award on the night, which was [...]

Council’s unexpected €17,000 outlay on Ferrybank park site

Civil works on the playground site are due to be completed by August, according to Kilkenny County Council.
Kilkenny County Council expects to pay €17,000 for the removal of construction and demolition (C&D) waste material that ‘were not known’ to it or the contractor appointed to clear the site in April 2015. Addressing the March meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown said it was “very unfortunate and surprising [...]

Uncertainty over future of Kilmeaden Village Centre

An uncertain future: Kilmeaden Village Centre.
A LEVEL of uncertainty continues to surround the future of a prominent site in Kilmeaden village. The future of the Kilmeaden Village Centre has been an ongoing cause of concern for many in the locality in recent years due to its increasingly unsightly appearance and a lack of commercial activity.The centre was once a bustling community [...]

Phil Hogan to address major trade conference

Pictured at the launch of the Navigating Global Trade Conference were Justin McCarthy, (Editor & Chief Executive, Irish Farmers Journal), Sasha Kerins (Partner, Head of Agri-Food, Grant Thornton) and Phelim O’Neill (Markets Specialist, Irish Farmers Journal).
The European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, will give the keynote address at the Navigating Global Trade Conference on Friday, March 15th at the RDS. The conference is being organised by the Irish Farmers Journal in association with Grant Thornton and it is a citizen’s dialogue event supported by the European Commission. Taking place just two [...]

Calls for Greenway expansion re-iterated

Kevin Dwyer, Gráinne De Paor and Sean De Paor pictured on the Waterford Greenway. Adding new 'spurs' to the cycle route have been touted by public representatives and community activists.
FURTHER calls have been made in support of linking the Waterford Greenway with surrounding villages. Portlaw-based Councillor Declan Clune (SF) said a route has been identified which would connect Kill village to the Greenway. Cllr Clune believes this would also open up possibilities for linking the Greenway to Bonmahon. “We’ve often spoken about Bonmahon and how run down [...]

Infrastructure boost vital for regional growth

Jim Snyder (guest speaker and PMI co-founder) speaking with Rob O'Donohue at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute's annual national conference, which was held at Cork's Fota Island Resort.  					| Photo: Darragh Kane
The over-reliance on the Dublin region must be counterbalanced by greater infrastructural investment in the country’s other regions, a major national conference was told in Cork on Thursday last. Addressing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) national conference in Cork (the first time the body has held its conference outside of Dublin), its Irish Chapter President [...]