Glanbia MD wins new business award

he Managing Director of Glanbia, Siobhán Talbot, is the recipient of the inaugural Irish Times Business Person of the Month Award, in association with KPMG. Ms Talbot (53) takes the award for May having successfully overseen a deal to spin off Glanbia’s Irish dairy and agri-business operation into a joint venture, called Glanbia Ireland. The company’s main [...]

ICMSA President on falling incomes

Commenting on the data contained in the Teagasc National Farm Survey for 2016, ICMSA President John Comer aid that the 9% fall in farmer income was stark enough but the 17% fall in dairy farmer income was as bad as had been predicted. He believes that decline would certainly have been worse had the EU not [...]

Waterford’s gain as Council takes over Mount Congreve

ABINET last week approved a deal that will see Waterford City & County Council receive an annual grant of €250,000 over the next seven years to take over the maintenance and management of Mount Congreve, on behalf of the State. Waterford Independent Minister John Halligan confirmed that the deal, facilitated by his Independent Alliance colleague, Minister [...]

Councillors call for loos on the Greenway

Spending a penny was on the minds ofCcouncillors at the June meeting of Waterford City and County Council when they asked officials whether they had plans to provide toilets along The Greenway. Chief Executive Michael Walsh told members that they already had arrangements in place with existing facilities at Carriganore, Kilmeadan, Kilmacthomas and Durrow. “We would envisage [...]

Skillnets calls for businesses to remain competitive

usiness leaders from across the South East gathered in Kilkenny last week to explore how best to build greater management capacity within their businesses. The gathering took place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel at a learning and development conference co-hosted by Waterford Chamber Skillnet, County Tipperary Skillnet and Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet. Over 100 delegates from small, medium [...]

Irish Times remains in Deise editorship

aul O’Neill is settling in his new role as Irish Times Editor, becoming the 14th chief of the Paper of Record. He succeeds fellow Waterfordian Kevin O’Sullivan in the brief. Mr O’Sullivan edited the ‘IT’ for six years and was praised for his efforts by Irish Times Board Chair, Dan Flinter. “Kevin has made a major contribution [...]