Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

“Irish businesses already feeling impact of Brexit”

Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Nick Donnelly.
Irish businesses are feeling more exposed to the impact of Brexit than businesses in the rest of Europe, claimed Waterford Chamber Chief Executive Nick Donnelly. Speaking following the publication of a new survey on European businesses, Mr. Donnelly said according to Irish firms, Brexit will be the second most difficult challenge for them come 2017 with [...]

Waterfordian appointed as Chair of REA Group

New REA Chairman, Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt, Dungarvan, pictured with NAMA Chairman and Abbeyside native Frank Daly.
A Waterford Chartered Surveyor has been appointed Chairman of the Real Estate Alliance (REA) national estate agency group. Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt, Dungarvan was appointed at REA’s AGM in Dungarvan last week where NAMA Chairman Frank Daly addressed the meeting on the future direction of NAMA and the current housing supply shortage. At the AGM, [...]

Clean Sweep at The Munster Property Auction

The Munster Property Auction recorded a 100% success ratio at their 6th and final public auction event of 2016 on Thursday last, November 24th. This leaves the auction group on a very respectable average success rate of 90% sold at their 2016 auction events. Patrick Convey, Director of the Munster Property Auction commented; “all the [...]

WIT academics on ‘cruel to be kind’ welfare system

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Two Waterford academics have described Ireland’s welfare system as operating a cruel to be kind policy by forcing jobseekers to take up internships and accept work under threat of continuous sanctions. In a report published by Doctors Tom Boland and Ray Griffin from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), it was claimed that the unemployed, or [...]

CIPD South East launch 2017 calendar of events

Pictured from left: Ann Marie McGrath (CIPD), Robert Jacob (Advokat), Mary Connaughton (CIPD) and Fergal Hartley (Hartley People).
There was a full house last week as employers and HR professionals from across the South East gathered for the CIPD Employment Law Update breakfast in The Woodlands Hotel. The event – sponsored by the South East’s leading recruitment provider Hartley People – featured guest speaker Robert Jacob who provided a clear concise overview [...]

Viking Triangle lands top international award

The award winning Viking Triangle in Waterford.
The Viking Triangle development in Waterford was led by Colliers International Destination Consulting service, which spearheaded the project’s planning during the 2010/11 period. Colliers undertook market research, concept development, market positioning, place branding, business planning, delivery and management strategy for Waterford City Council, which led to the project securing significant funding from Fáilte Ireland. [...]

New retailers in New Year for city

Business appears to be on the up in Waterford City with at least two new retailers set to open their doors in the New Year. Regatta sports clothing are due to open their new shop at the old Elverys premises on Michael Street early in the new year whilst another well-known retailer, yet to be revealed [...]

Trade shows looking at WIT Arena

The stunning WIT Arena is set to become a major conference and concert venue
Trade shows, conferences and concert promoters are actively exploring the WIT Arena as a potential venue for future events. WIT President Willie Donnelly told The Munster Express that a range of parties had already expressed “major interest” in holding events at Carriganore, which carry the potential to draw thousands of delegates/members of the public to Waterford. “We’re [...]

Formal Opening of Respond! John’s College redevelopment

Pictured at the plaque unveiling at the official opening of John's College are, from left, Fr Pat Cogan OFM (Founding director of Respond!), Tom Power (Respond Support); Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan; Cllr Adam Wyse (Mayor of Waterford City & County), Damien English TD (Minister of State of Housing and Urban Renewal), John Halligan TD (Minister for Training, Skills & Innovation) and Dean of Christchurch, Maria Jansson.
n Friday last, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD performed the official opening of the John’s College campus in Waterford with a large crowd of distinguished guests in attendance. The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Alphonsus Cullinan and Dean Maria Jansson carried out a blessing of the campus. The actual [...]

Renting versus home ownership

The last time I lived in rental accommodation was in 1986, just before my husband and I bought our first home in Dublin. The only time before that date that I lived in an family-owned home was 1968, and then, for just the previous six years. Home ownership was not for us, but my family’s story [...]