Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

“Waterford is becoming unaffordable.”

After voters go to the polls this Friday to select a new Council, making housing affordable must become the number one priority of the local authority. That’s the ambition of Seamus Ryan (Lab) who is looking to regain the seat he lost five years ago. The Lisduggan natives has identified housing as being one of [...]

Kilmeaden estate has been “neglected”

The entrance to Fán Glas in Kilmeaden.
A KILMEADEN housing estate has been “neglected”, according to a local Councillor.Residents at Fán Glas have been expressing concerns at the lack of maintenance and overall appearance of their estate.Raising the issue at the April Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr John O’Leary (FF) said the roads in the estate urgently [...]

Michael Guiry takes full control of Kilmeaden Business Centre

Michael Guiry has acquired full ownership of the C. 4,000 sq. metre mixed use development.
A PROMINENT County Waterford commercial and residential centre has changed ownership for an undisclosed figure.Concerns had been expressed locally over the future of the Kilmeadan Business Centre, located in the heart of Kilmeaden village. Now, Michael Guiry has acquired full ownership of the C. 4,000 sq. metre mixed use development. The building, which underwent a [...]

Halligan on striking the housing balance

The proposed housing development at Williamstown would require an improvement in local infrastructure according to Minister of State and Waterford TD John Halligan
“We’re trying to strike a balance here,” said Minister of State John Halligan when asked about the Government’s housing policy in the context of the proposed 324 unit development earmarked for a site off the Williamstown Road. “As any politician in Waterford will tell you, I know that my office is inundated with people trying [...]

Cosy Thatch “eyesore” needs remedy

A pitiful sight: Kilmeaden's Cosy Thatch.
IMMEDIATE action has been sought to address a derelict pub in the Kilmeaden area.Cllr John O’Leary (FF) has been expressing concern at the condition of The Cosy Thatch for the past number of years. The pub is located in a prominent position near the entrance to the Waterford Greenway and the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Speaking [...]

Rents rise by 16 % in city

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the year to December 2018, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by While this marks another record high in national average rents, the rate of increase is the slowest in almost three years. The average monthly rent nationwide during the final quarter of 2018 [...]

Mixed news on the social housing front

LOCAL Councillors received mixed news on social housing across the county at recent Council meetings. At the January Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Sharon Carey (FG) expressed concern at the lack of social housing planned for the Estuary area. “Unless I’m missing something, there is no social housing planned for Cheekpoint and [...]

City centre being “held to ransom”

Wetherspoons received planning permission to develop a 'superpub' at these two buildings on Broad Street, in addition to the former Permanent TSB building at Arundel Square back in November 2016.
A LOCAL Councillor claims Waterford city centre is being “held to ransom” by a British pub chain. Speaking at the January Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Cha O’Neill (Ind) pointed out the number of vacant premises in the city centre including Flanagan’s Fish Shop and Sam McCauley’s. He sought clarity on [...]

‘Kerfuffle’ over housing numbers

Waterford City & County Council Housing Director, Ivan Grimes.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A local TD’s comments on housing figures have been criticised by an opposing Councillor, who believes he has “mislead the people”. Cllr John Cummins (FG) said Deputy David Cullinane (SF) had been “irresponsible” when he claimed on WLR that Waterford City and County Council’s (WCCC) record on housing in 2018 had been well [...]

Rented properties minus basic fire safety equipment

Cllr Breda Brennan believes that more must be done to ensure landlords fit out their properties with fire blankets and fire extinguishers
Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority’s housing chief believes a national campaign is needed to improve standards for private rented accommodation in Waterford city. Figure provided by the City and County Council (WCCC) show that out of 54 inspections carried out recently on, 50 were not in line with fire safety standards. Director of Housing Ivan Grimes [...]