Keeping your senior family members safe this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be planning to return home to spend some of the Christmas holidays with elderly parents, grandparents or family relatives. Home Instead Senior Care is advising, over the holiday season, to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs that our elderly relatives may need more help … Continued


A creative innovative workspace awaits Waterford businesses

Local Enterprise Office Waterford calls on start-ups to apply for Boxworks residency. Local Enterprise Office Waterford is inviting submissions from those with a business idea or are in start-up phase to apply for its 2020 Desk Programme. The Desk programme will provide free desk space at one of Ireland’s most exciting innovative co-working hubs, Boxworks … Continued



Renew backs National Reuse Month

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month,a waste prevention initiative to raise awareness about the economic and environmental benefits of reusing everyday items and materials that would otherwise go to waste. On October 17th, Renew Enterprises will hold an Open Morning at its premises at Lacken Road Business Park to raise awareness about the reuse work the centre does … Continued


Local Enterprise Office Waterford to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day

With the ‘biggest ever’ National Women’s Enterprise Day planned for October 17th, Local Enterprise Office Waterford will host a networking event at the Tower Hotel, that promises to inspire and educate the next generation of female entrepreneurs. With this year’s “Making It Happen” theme, entrepreneur Muireann Fitzmaurice will deliver a workshop on developing leadership competencies, … Continued


Local Enterprise Office Waterford helping Waterford Businesses get Brexit Ready

From October 31sthow we trade with the UK will change profoundly.  Waterford companies that trade with the UK will need to take steps to mitigate the impact of trading with a non-European Union country and once the UK leaves the European Union and Customs Union, it will be regarded as a “Third Country.” However, it will … Continued


Home Instead issues advice to those facing home-help package cuts

With recent reports highlighting the Health Service Executive’s financial deficit reaching €170 million, Home Instead is offering advice to those whose home help packages have been affected. There are currently 6,000 people awaiting home help packages and HSE budgetary constraints may curtail the provision of new packages to those who wish to live independently at … Continued


Sunshine and bluegrass draw record crowds to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Under blue skies, the village of Dunmore East was the picture-perfect backdrop to the 25thDunmore East Bluegrass Festival, the four-day festival of free banjo pickin’, foot tappin’ mandolin’ pluckin’, barnstormin’, step dancin’ fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ bluegrass, Americana, country and roots sessions. Now in its twenty fifth year, the festival attracts some of the biggest … Continued


Local Enterprise Office announces Waterford’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Daniel Connolly, Abby Wood and Conor Walsh named as Waterford’s best young entrepreneurs As part of a nationwide search launched by Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Pat Breen to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) for 2019, the winners and runners-up were announced at an awards ceremony in Dooley’s Hotel, hosted byLocal Enterprise Office Waterford … Continued


Waterford takes pride of place in the White House

It was a proud moment in Waterford’s esteemed history of glass manufacturing as, this year, the traditional bowl of shamrock presented to the US President on St. Patrick’s Day originated in the Crystal County.   Sean Egan of Sean Egan Art Glass had the distinction of designing and crafting the stunning piece, entitled the “Shamrock … Continued