Jim Moore is appointed as Chair of WIT’s Governing Body

im Moore has been appointed as Chairperson of the Governing Body of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). The appointment of Mr Moore, a native of Wexford, follows an open call for expressions of interest run by the Public Appointments Service. WIT President Willie Donnelly welcomed the appointment. “Mr Moore is a member of the WIT governing [...]

Architect of Constitution honoured in Waterford

A high profile conference on a new Book on the Irish Constitution and Waterfordian John Hearne took place in Waterford over the weekend. The launch of the book, the brainchild of former Mercy Convent Principal and historian, Eugene Broderick, attracted some high powered speakers including Senator Ivana Bacik (grand daughter of Waterford Crystal founder Charles Bacik) [...]

Ex-Macra president lands European post

Macra na Feirme National President James Healy has offered his heartiest congratulations to former Macra na Feirme President Sean Finan (pictured) on his election as a Vice President of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA). National President James Healy said: “We, in Macra na Feirme, are delighted to see yet another Macra na Feirme President [...]

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 [...]

AgTech Symposium looks towards future

he Local Enterprise Offices of the South East, including Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford, co-ordinated a forward thinking AgTech Symposium held in Thurles on Thursday last. A large number of attendees at the conference included farmers, engineers, AgTech companies, investors, entrepreneurs and those with an interest in emerging technologies for agriculture. The aim of the [...]

GSK’s new €8m Biomass Energy Plant in Dungarvan

By Justine Dwyer One of the world’s leading healthcare companies, GSK, officially opened its new €8 million facility in Dungarvan last Friday, which is only the second of its kind in Ireland. This latest development from GSK, brings its total investment in Dungarvan to €23.2 million over the past 24 months. The investment has been utilised to develop [...]