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Waterford City house prices to rise by 10% in 2019, say REA

The price of the average three-bed semi in Waterford City is expected to rise by 10% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.The survey predicts Waterford City will have the largest national price rise, along with Longford.Waterford prices would be undervalued and be the lowest of the [...]

‘Waterford should be declared a Rent Pressure Zone’

Both Waterford and Limerick should be declared as Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) according to national housing charity, Threshold. Responding to the Q3 2018 Residential Tenancies Board’s Rent Index, Threshold feels the Government must amend the RPZ’s definition given that rents in both Waterford and Limerick have increased by 10 and 11.8 per cent respectively. “We [...]

Council eyes 2020 take-off for Airport

Happier Times: the wait for the re-launch of commercial aviation at Waterford Airport continues.
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Airport can be “fully operational” by spring 2020 if the Department of Transport signs off on funding for the troubled site in the coming weeks, City & County Council Chief Executive Michael Walsh said last week. It is hoped that works at the airport would then take place this summer during the better [...]

More of the same on the financial front in 2019?

There is good financial news and bad financial news to start off the New Year. The good news is that Irish house prices are expected to go up again in 2019, according to two of the leading house price monitoring sites, and, in their annual, end of year reports. They disagree – ever-so-slightly – about [...]

EY Entrepreneur nominations open

Now in its 22nd Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme has officially opened for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Be Brave, Be Bold” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations until February 15th. The 24 finalists for 2019 [...]

New additions of residential housing stock

A total of 464 residential address points in Waterford were added to the GeoDirectory database in the twelve months to December 2018, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory. Nationally, 21,207 dwellings were added. The vast majority of these new addresses were located in Leinster region (65.6%), with Dublin accounting for [...]

Shattered Glass: 10 Years Later…

Sean Maher (centre) pictured with fellow 'Glass' workers Mossie Walker and Billy McGrath. It took six years of negotiations to deliver justice for Waterford Crystal pensioners.
Correspondent Sean Maher gave almost 40 years of service to Waterford Crystal. Ten years after ‘The Glass’ went into receivership, he recalls one of Waterford’s bleakest economic hours… It was early on Monday morning, January 5th, 2009 that Waterford Crystal went into receivership, officially and permanently closing its doors at the Kilbarry [...]

WIT wins Inclusion Award ‘18

WIT Novus has been announced as the inaugural winner of the National Learning Networks ‘Positive to Inclusion Award 2018’. WIT Novus is a subsidiary company of WIT and manages commercial units such as Food &Beverage, Accommodation and the WIT Arena.The partnership between the National Learning Network and WIT Novus stems back over 15 years. The [...]

Flynn Hotels appoints Padraic Scully as Park Hotel Head Chef

The Park Hotel, Dungarvan is delighted to announce a number of new appointments to its expanding team,following recent refurbishment upgrades in excess of€400,000 towards bringing The Park Hotel, Dungarvan up to 4 star standard.Joining the team will be Padraic Scully, who has been appointed as Head Chef. In his new role, Padraic will use his [...]

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s Director of Housing has said there may be hope for a housing development in Kilmacthomas,with the local authority investigating a site in the fast-growing town.Ivan Grimes told Councillors at 2018’s final Comeragh District meeting that there is asite, but it is “complicated by the fact that there appears to be a [...]