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337 residential buildings under construction in Waterford

337 residential buildings were under construction in Waterford in December 2019, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory and EY-DKM. The majority (49.2%) of the buildings under construction in Ireland were located in Dublin and surrounding counties of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow, further emphasising the capital’s role in driving residential [...]

Decision imminent on access to housing development

A decision in relation to access to a proposed County Waterford housing development is expected shortly. Waterford City & County Council intends to construct 16 dwellings on a site at Graigueshoneen, situated between St Declan’s Community College and the village’s GAA pitch. However, concerns have been raised in relation to the entrance/exit which, under the current [...]

Waterford property prices unchanged from last quarter

Property prices in Waterford have remained unchanged for the past three quarters, according to the latest Property Report in association with Davy. The report for Q4 2019 shows that the median asking price for a property in the county has stayed steady at €175,000. This figure is up €5,000 on this time last year. This asking [...]

Dereliction problems holding Tramore back – Conway

Cllr Joe Conway has pointed to the “grim hulks” on Post Office Lane as an example of the town’s dereliction issue.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A number of derelict properties in Tramore have been singled out as a weight preventing the town from growing. Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) maintains that as Waterford’s largest town, Tramore should be ideally placed to benefit from any economic resurgence but instead its development is held back by idle properties. “Over the last [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Works approved for Cluain Lárach estate

Eoghan Dalton Reports A proposal to build a road connecting an estate on the outskirts of Tramore with the town has been approved by councillors. Waterford City and County Council proposes to construct a new surface, 3m in width, to serve both pedestrians and cyclists on the Knockanduff Road.The road has seen a hugely increased amount [...]

Tom Maher’s pub for sale

Tom Maher’s pub on O’Connell Street.
The very well-known Moondharraig Lounge has recently been put up for sale. Known popularly as Tom Maher’s, it dates back to the early 1800s as a licensed premises.More recently Bernard Kelly has been the owner and licensee. He is a nephew of Mary Maher, wife of the late Tom Maher. Tom Maher was a legend [...]

Waterford in top 10 most affordable counties for first-time buyers

A new report issued by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, confirms that nearly half of all counties (46%) in the Republic of Ireland are now unaffordable for first-time buyers on an average income, with Waterford ranking number 8 on the list for affordability. The report titled “Just how affordable is housing for Ireland’s first time buyers?” provides [...]

Tramore scores well nationally on household income

Tramore Beach
recent CSO report showed how Tramore town is doing well nationally in terms of income, and leads the south-east. The Waterford seaside town stands at 19 in Ireland for income for towns larger than 10,000 population, excluding main cities, such as Waterford. It also comes up as number one in south east Ireland narrowly [...]