Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Rugby legend Alan Quinlan proves a big hit at Permanent TSB Business Networking Breakfast

Alan Quinlan talking at the Waterford Chamber and Permanent TSB Business Networking Breakfast at the Granville Hotel.
“You have to be resilient in business, just like in sport” was the clear message from Munster and Ireland rugby legend Alan Quinlan as he gave an honest and entertaining overview of his sporting career to a capacity crowd at the Granville Hotel for the Waterford Chamber and Permanent TSB Business Breakfast. In a conversational [...]

Six super startups begin latest NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator

From left: Aisling O'Neill, Manager at ArcLabs; Feargal Duignan, PacSana; Alex Martin, Miura; David Hogan, Smartflow; Aidan Foley and Samuele Santi, Raceix; Fergal Dearle, Stackolater; Rob Ross, Hippo; Niall Larkin, NDRC. Image: Patrick Browne/Brownes Photography
NDRC at ArcLabs has welcomed six new, innovative startups to its South East accelerator, the second of three programmes planned for the region. This year’s cohort of companies includes businesses developing information software for the leisure boat industry, safety data for care in the home, language supports and water management solutions. NDRC sources and builds [...]

Respond building 69 new homes in Waterford

Repond’s Della Power, Brendan Cummins, Vice Chair, Gillian Ormonde and Ray Fanning onsite at Kilbarry.
Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe visited Kilbarry recently to visit a new residential development by Respond which includes 69 new homes including 9 one-bed apartments, 6 two-bed apartments, 26 two-bed houses and 28 three-bed houses. This project is in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, the Department of Housing and the Housing Finance Agency. This [...]

Bausch + Lomb honoured for contribution to Children’s Group Link

Daniel Fagan making a presentation to Mark Hennessy.
Mark Hennessy, site lead, Bausch + Lomb Waterford, attending a celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Children’s Group Link, was presented with a piece of Waterford Crystal in recognition of the part played by Bausch + Lomb in sponsoring events during the year as well as the contribution of employees [...]

WIT students congratulated for WorldSkills success

Luke O’Keeffe.
A Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) student has won gold at the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition while another brought home a Medallion for Excellence.Team Ireland was overall 10th place in the recent WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia, dubbed the ‘Olympics’ of skills competitions. Of the 17 men and women who travelled to Kazan to represent Ireland, [...]

Plunkett station becomes the sticking point for North Quays project

Chief Executive Michael Walsh (right) pressed home the case for funding to relocate Plunkett Station to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (left) during last week’s meeting
Eoghan Dalton Reports A visit by the Minster for Finance to Waterford shed light on the difficulties facing the redevelopment of the North Quays – despite Paschal Donohoe remaining non-committal on funding. Throughout his time in City Hall, the Fine Gael TD repeatedly referred to getting value for taxpayers in any public spending. What has become central [...]

Huge crowds flock to Harvest Festival

Staff members at The Granary Café pictured at the Harvest brunch which was held on Sunday. Photo: Joe Cashin
There were great crowds on Saturday and Sunday at the Waterford Harvest Festival.Dawn Meats Sales Director, Paul Nolan described it as the best ever , his firm are sponsoring since the beginning of the festival over a decade ago and they were giving informative talks on how to cook burgers and lamb with [...]

Greenlight for €80m housing development

Eoghan Dalton Reports An Bord Pleanála has overruled the advice of its own inspector and granted permission for a major housing development in Waterford City. The board has granted planning permission for an €80m site by Jackie Greene Construction to build 199 houses and 44 apartments as well as crèche in Knockboy, on a nine hectare [...]

Ardkeen on The Quay

Ardkeen Artisan Food at Shaws Department Store, Waterford
Ardkeen Quality Food Store like Shaws Department Stores have a tradition quality and integrity, making the recent collaboration between two well established Waterford stores a comfortable fit.Trading since 1967, Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an innovative, independent family run store which has added a unique element to Waterford’s retail landscape for over half a century [...]

Nolke Opticians named as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Stores

Retailers from around the country in every industry sector have today been named as the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland, and Nolke Opticians is included in that Top 100. The Top100 stores are part of the Retail Excellence Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote [...]