Thousands Flock to Tech Showcase

Kieran Walsh Reports The large crowds at the first Crystal Valley Tech Showcase at the WIT Arena on Thursday last saw many interesting presentations from local and international firms who have invested in the Technology/ICT sector. There were over 60 companies represented at the event where interested students posed queries about the type of jobs they [...]

2017 Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner

Council CEO declares “Let’s work together”

Working together and building a brighter future for Waterford and the South East was the key message delivered at the Waterford Chamber Annual Dinner in the Tower Hotel on Friday night last. The annual black tie event played host to over 250 business people from across the city and county. Keynote speaker, City & County Council Chief [...]

World Travel Fair focus on Waterford

Brendan Keane Reports WATERFORD’S tourism attractions were highlighted last week at the world’s largest travel fair which was held in London. Representatives of Dooley’s Hotel and the Granville Hotel were among a Tourism Ireland delegation representing 70 Irish tourism businesses at the World Travel Market (WTM) event. The three-day fair saw the Irish delegates participating in a large [...]


Waterford and Rosslare ports can “counterbalance” Dublin

Dermot Keyes Reports Management at the Port of Waterford and Rosslare Europort believe both ports can become ‘valuable counterpoints’ to reduce congestion in the Dublin area while also supporting a ‘robust and pragmatic’ response to Brexit. The ports have made a joint submission to the South East Chambers of Commerce’s final submission to the National Planning [...]

Waterford Cultural Quarter

Cultural Quarter Update at Granary Meeting

Waterford City & County Council held a public consultation meeting on Wednesday last at The Granary in O’Connell Street to discuss the contents and implications of the Waterford Cultural Quarter Plan and to provide the local residents and businesses a forum to voice their opinions. The Waterford Cultural Quarter Plan explores the potential for a Cultural [...]


Councillors Green Light commencement process for SDZ Planning Scheme

LOCAL Councillors have given their approval to the commencement process of the North Quays Draft Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Planning Scheme. The Draft Planning Scheme came before Councillors for approval at the October plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council which was held last week in City Hall. Councillors had already been briefed on the contents [...]


Red light on hoped-for Greenway Govt monies

Kieran Foley Reports WATERFORD City & County Council’s CEO has reaffirmed that expected Government funding of around €5 million for the Waterford Greenway will not materialise. He was speaking at last week’s November plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council when questions were asked about the funding shortfall for the amenity which had been reported in [...]