Archive for the ‘Express View’ Category

Business diversity across Waterford

We attended the Waterford Chamber of Commerce Business awards on Friday last week and were very impressed with the range and diversity of business throughout the city and county. Dungarvan and Waterford Chambers linked up for this event held at the Tower Hotel, which proved a resounding success.The awards also served to illustrate just how [...]

DOWNSIZING MAKES SENSE

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to maintain independent living in their own homes, has welcomed the Government’s recently published ‘Housing Options for Our Ageing Population’ report. Getting older people to downsize and move into smaller housing units to free up larger properties that are unused fully is a challenge that the Government is [...]

ECONOMIC SIGNS OF PROGRESS

In recent months, we have heard a lot of negative news on Brexit and the potential danger to the food industry, notably to beef and cheddar cheese exports to Britain.With the potential extension of Article 50 being widely speculated upon as we went to press, the pervasive sense of chaos about the UK’s exit from [...]

THE SCOURGE OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

On Thursday last, we attended the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade launch, the theme of which this year will be ‘SOS: Save Our Seas’ given the local, national and international concern being expressed about the level of plastic that’s being dumped and deposited in our waterways. The pollution of our seas, rivers and lakes are now [...]

Could tax incentives end nursing crisis?

Trying to get Irish nursing graduates to remain in the country to work is one of the prime challenges facing the health service. Perhaps there are some lessons we can learn from elsewhere which could be put to good use here without leading to a pay-linked ‘free for all’ not only in health but across the [...]

CATH LABS CONCERNS PERSIST

Minister of State John Halligan has faced further questions about the provision of the second Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW), with local concerns understandable in the context of this region’s ongoing wait for health equality. Speaking to new ‘Deise Today’ presenter Damien Tiernan on Monday, the Minister re-iterated what he told this newspaper [...]

New Belview plant a welcome boost for the South East

Last week’s announcement by the Dutch Royal-A-Ware Group, partnered by Glanbia, regarding the development of a €140 million continental cheese manufacturing plant at the Port of Waterford in Belview, made for welcome news. This “best in-class facility” is scheduled for commissioning in 2022 and will produce continental cheeses in various formats, with an annual production [...]

Reviving a once popular Tramore cove

Senator O'Sullivan believes an Environmental Impact Study made me necessary for Tramore Cove
It’s great to see interest growing in the potential revival of Tramore’s Foyle Beach and Cove, a once popular area below The Doneraile, which is within proximity of The Pier. At Monday night’s Metropolitan District meeting, a motion was due to be tabled by Councillor Joe Conway (with the support of Cllrs Blaise Hannigan and [...]

Bottlenecks in the property market

While the dark clouds of Brexit loom over Ireland, there seems to be a growing confidence that the local property market will grow and help to lift the area out of the doldrums that have defined the past decade. There is a clear demand for housing locally, and prices here are considerably less than Cork or [...]

FARMERS’ BREXIT WORRIES

Prices of farm animals have dropped over the past six months as the summer weather led to an over supply; the push to move stock pre-Brexit is clearly causing consternation among Irish farmers. Granted, a hard Brexit might be just hard ball negotiation tactics in advance of the March deadline when the UK to leave [...]