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On a Wing and a Prayer

WATERFORD Airport’s future is under threat and requires urgent action, according to an airport employee who has outlined a number of concerns. The stark remarks were made in the same week that Airport CEO Desmond O’Flynn announced that he was leaving his role. In a statement, the Board of the Airport thanked Mr O’Flynn (who has held [...]


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Councillors angst at storm Ophelia debt

Eoghan Dalton Reports With Met Éireann warning that dangerous conditions are on the way for later in the week, it’s now emerged the Government still owes up to 70 per cent in funding to Waterford City & County Council in the wake of Storm Ophelia. Deep infrastructural damage occurred while over 2,000 trees were felled across the [...]

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Waterford’s leading region’s way in Enterprise Ireland supported employment

The 6,359 jobs currently supported by Enterprise Ireland (EI) in Waterford represents the agency’s highest level across the region, figures released on Wednesday last revealed. However, the South East was outperformed by the West, Mid-West and North West when it came to the number of jobs created during 2017. The Government agency’s end of year figures [...]

South East’s 9.2 per cent IDA jobs boost is “stunning”

DESPITE ongoing calls for greater IDA support for the South-East, newly released figures show that the region recorded the largest increase in employment supported by the agency in 2017. According to the agency’s statistic on total employment in IDA client companies throughout Ireland, there was an increase of 9.2 per cent in such employment in the [...]

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Waterford named as Ireland’s Cleanest City on latest IBAL Table

DESPITE numerous litter blackspots still existing in Waterford (such as in Kilbarry), the city once again performed strongly in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti-Litter League. While Ennis is named as the overall cleanest town for 2017, Waterford City ranks in 13th position as Ireland’s cleanest city and is designated as being ‘Cleaner than [...]