Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

FG Councillor Praises Housing Activists

Eoghan Dalton Reports A Fine Gael Councillor has praised the Take Back The City movement for its effort to highlight the housing crisis. The group has taken to occupying vacant properties across the country in recent weeks, including the former Presbytery on O’Connell Street in Waterford.While several Fine Gael ministers have criticised the group’s actions, Cllr [...]

Local Property Tax Rate Retained

WATERFORD’S rate of Local Property Tax (LPT) for 2019 is to remain the same as the current rate.Every year Councillors across Ireland vote on whether to apply an increase or decrease to the LPT. A call to increase the LPT by 10 per cent was made by CEO of Waterford City & County Council Michael Walsh [...]

Planning Granted for Dunmore Development

Eoghan Dalton Reports Planning permission has been granted for 61 two-storey houses in Dunmore East. The project, from Liam Carey Homes Ltd, is to consist of four two-bed terraced houses, 44 three-bed semi-detached and 12 four-bed semi-detached. The final house is a four-bed detached unit. .It is to be located on the Killea Road and will [...]

Council’s CPO Flat Block Bid

Clarendon Court, which the City & County Council wishes to acquire via Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO).
Eoghan Dalton Reports A 22-flat city centre apartment block is among the 44 properties the Council has sought to bring under its control through a large scale round of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs).Clarendon Court, located on Penrose Lane near O’Connell Street, has been described by the Council as vacant and is currently in private ownership. It [...]

Ferrybank’s Park Will Be “Amazing”

Sean McKeown, Kilkenny County Council's Director of Planning, Economic and Environmental Services.
Construction works at 2.5-acre site now considered imminent Construction work at the long-awaited public park at Ferrybank is set to be announced by Kilkenny County Council in October, local Councillors were informed on Wednesday last. Speaking at the September meeting of the Piltown Municipal District, Economic and Planning Director of Services Sean McKeown told Councillors he [...]

Council Defends its HAP Handling

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has defended itself against claims it’s been cutting off payments to landlords involved in the Housing Assistance Payment scheme. A number of landlords using the scheme in recent weeks found the Council’s payment withheld after the tenants had stopped paying their contribution to the Council. Under the taxpayer-backed programme, also [...]

Prominent City Site Sold

Eoghan Dalton Reports A long-empty site in the City has been sold and plans are nearing completion for it to be transformed for retail use. The land was the location of an Esso service station and is at the junction of the Tramore and Cork Roads, across from the Holy Ghost. It’s understood it is being [...]

City House Price Increase almost Doubles County Rate

The price of the average three-bed semi detached house in Waterford city has risen by 2.6 per cent (to €200,000) between March and June of this year, almost double the rate recorded in the county over the same timeframe. That’s one of the more standout findings of the latest national survey conducted by Real Estate [...]

Southern Ambition

Councillors Call for South quay Rebirth Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority has been called on to match its ambitions for the North Quays with a green space on the South Quays, transforming the car parks into a unique attraction. Cllr Jason Murphy (FF) believes the “green lung” would be an ideal way to link the old and [...]

Boutique City Centre Hotels Mooted by Cllr

Cllr Mary Roche.
Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority has been urged to take a leaf out of New Ross’s book and convert disused hostels into boutique hotels. However, Waterford City & County Council executives believe that the conversion process could cost millions – with little sign of profit at the end of it. The matter was raised by Cllr Mary [...]