Omniplex Waterford – Statement by Omniplex on the former Cineplex cinema Waterford.

Omniplex Waterford

Omniplex is pleased to announce that the former Cineplex cinema on Patrick Street, Waterford, will reopen in December 2014. As part of a €2m refurbishment and upgrade, the 5 screen cinema will be rebranded Omniplex Waterford.

Omniplex Waterford will include an OmniplexMAXX giant screen, the seventh on the island of Ireland, following Antrim, Newry, Cork, Limerick, Rathmines and Derry. An Auro 11.1 by Barco sound system will also be included in the OmniplexMAXX.

Each screen will be installed with the latest Barco digital projection technology. All auditoriums will be fitted with Omniplex’s renowned bespoke rocker armchairs.

It has been the intention of Omniplex to reopen the cinema in Waterford for some time. However, the feasibility of a second cinema in Waterford improved recently, following substantial reductions in commercial property rates and improved confidence in the local economy.

Omniplex believe now is the right time to reopen the cinema in Waterford and are looking forward to re-establishing the town centre as Waterford’s premier cinema destination.


1. The Cineplex Waterford closed in September, 2008
2. There will be no structural alterations to the building

About Omniplex

Omniplex Group operates cinemas in 22 locations both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is the largest cinema company on the island of Ireland and is 100% Irish-owned. Booking of films and events can be undertaken through Omniplex’s main website

About OmniplexMAXX

Omniplex Rathmines will be the fifth complex to host an OmniplexMAXX screen following Antrim, Newry, Cork and most recently Limerick.  Also scheduled for screenings are one-off productions, Opera, Live sporting events, musicals, concerts and the ballet. For more information on OmniplexMAXX go to

About Auro 11.1 by Barco  

OmniplexMAXX Rathmines boast Dublin’s first Auro 11.1 by Barco™ sound system.  Auro 11.1 will truly transform the way you experience a movie in the cinema as it offers the most realistic and natural cinema audio experience; you will feel the action on the big screen like never before and you’ll get fully caught up in the movie adventure

“Auro 11.1 offers the best cinematic experience available to envelop audiences with astonishingly lifelike sound.”

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation

For more information on Auro 11.1 by Barco™ go to

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Kings Hospital



John Rafter appointed Head and Louise Marshall is new Deputy Head

Dublin’s historic boarding and day school, The King’s Hospital, has started the academic year with a new Headmaster and Deputy Head at the helm. John Rafter has been appointed the new Principal, becoming the School’s 25th Headmaster in its 345-year history.

John Rafter

John Rafter, Head The King’s Hospital.

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RTÉ 2fm Announces 22 fundraising screenings of Good Will Hunting in cinemas across Ireland

Good Will Hunting

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Omniplex Cinemas to host fundraising events in aid of Pieta House and PIPS Charity

RTÉ 2fm, in conjunction with Omniplex Cinemas, hopes to raise much-needed funds for the Pieta House and PIPS Charity, with nationwide screenings of Robin Williams’ iconic 1997 movie Good Will Hunting.

Says Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ 2fm: “The tragic death of last week of Robin Williams has focused many people’s minds on the troubles that affect so many, but often go unnoticed until it is too late. With this breaking news there was a national organic outpouring from fans of Robin Williams, wanting to both pay homage and celebrate the legacy of this acting genius. With this in mind 2fm and Omniplex Cinemas have joined forces to help raise awareness, and much needed funds, for Pieta House and PIPS Charity, two Irish charities that help save many lives north and south of the border each year but importantly to give Robin Williams fans across the country the chance to get together and celebrate one of the finest films from this legendary actor. Continue reading

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Photos from last night’s launch of Omniplex Rathmines

Here are some photos from last night’s launch of Omniplex Rathmines new €5m cinema in Rathmines, which features a giant screen OmniplexMAXX.

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Omniplex Rathmines takes movie viewing to the MAXX

The Inbetweeners 2The media launch of Dublin’s new €5m cinema has taken placeto showcase its giant screen – the OmniplexMAXX

7th August, 2014 – Dublin, Ireland: Tonight saw the country’s newest cinema opened with a star-studded launch at the new Omniplex Rathmines, Dublin 6. The cinema hosted a special invitation only film screening to showcase the venue to the media and invited guests from the entertainment and film world. They were treated to the new Inbetweeners 2 film on the OmniplexMAXX giant screen – one of the largest cinema screens ever built in Ireland.

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Asif Aziz, CEO and founder of Criterion Capital

Asif Aziz's Trocadero

For a few months I have been doing some interesting reputation management work for Asif Aziz, the London-based property investor who owns London’s famous Trocadero Centre above. I was brought in by London’s Grenadier PR to help with some specialist digital PR and SEO blogging.

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The isobar has been raised


The media reaction to isobar launching their first Irish office has been fascinating. Initially most journalists hadn’t heard of the company, so I needed to undertake an education process. This is symptomatic of our island mentality and where we focus primarily what’s happening here, especially in the business media. But once I started talking figures then they were astounded. And, the figures truly are astounding.

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Isobar lands in Ireland “take me to your digital leader”. Response: “That’ll be Lucidity Digital sir…”

Lucidity Digital renamed as Isobar in Ireland

Senior staff: (l-r) Guy Fagan (Director, Isobar Ireland), Liam McDonnell (CEO Dentsu Aegis Ireland); Jim Cassidy, Managing Director, Isobar Ireland; Robert Horler, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Northern Europe.

Head honchos: (l-r) Guy Fagan (Director, Isobar Ireland), Liam McDonnell (CEO Dentsu Aegis Network Ireland); Jim Cassidy, Managing Director, Isobar Ireland; Robert Horler, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Northern Europe.

Lucidity Digital, the Dublin-based full service digital agency has rebranded to Isobar. This follows the acquisition of Lucidity Digital last year by Isobar’s parent company, Dentsu Aegis Network, the first truly global communications network for the digital age.

With expansion of Isobar, Ireland is now home to a truly global digital marketing agency. Its arrival is a reflection of how Ireland’s digital sector is maturing, and of the growing importance of Ireland’s position in the digital world. The team at Lucidity Digital will join Isobar’s 3,000 staff in 66 offices across 41 markets world-wide.

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The Phoenix analyses Ruth Savill’s role in The Paris Bakery fiasco

This week the Irish satirical and investigative magazine The Phoenix covered The Paris Bakery fiasco. In particular it focused on Ruth Savill’s resignation in December and the letter that sent to rebel director Yannick Forel, which was filed in the Companies Registration Office.



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High Court puts Paris Bakery into liquidation

A quick update to confirm that the High Court in Dublin has today approved the Revenue Commissioners application to put the Paris Bakery & Pastry Limited into liquidation. This a positive step in what has been a very unfortunate and drawn out process. Thankfully this now means the workers can get access to the State’s compensation fund.

Ruth Savill was in court for the proceedings and indicated to the judge that she resigned in from the company in November, 2013 and that this had been confirmed by the Companies Registration Office, but that she was happy to assisted in the Court and liquidator in any way she can. It was indicated that under the terms of the Statute anyone who has been a director of a company in the last 12 months must complete an affidavit and submit it to the Court with 21 days. This is currently being undertaken for Ms Savill.

At the end of this period there will be another court hearing and a date for a creditors’ meeting will be set.

Further updates will be posted as soon as we have them.

For any enquiries on The Paris Bakery please contact Simon Palmer on 0851341761 or email

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