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Attention Turns to Securing State Funds

Eoghan Dalton Reports There is strong belief among Waterford politicians that the redevelopment of the North Quays will meet requirements and be able to quickly draw down funds for the next stage of the project. Following the last-minute withdrawal of two objections last Wednesday, Minster of State John Halligan said it should be able to benefit from [...]


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Deputy Mayor: SDZ funding won’t be an issue

Deputy City & County Mayor John Cummins has described last Wednesday’s news in relation to the North Quays and Michael Street developments as ‘an enormous day for Waterford City and the entire South East region’. Cllr Cummins, who briefed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the wake of the news from Treacy’s Hotel, said Mr Varadkar was [...]

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North Quay Project is timely, says CIF

Eoghan Dalton Reports The redevelopment of the North Quays has been described as timely by the southern branch of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), with it coming as several other larges scale projects in the region have come to an end. “[These include] the €100m West Pharmaceutical plant, the €26m Waterford Courthouse, the €455m Enniscorthy Bypass [...]

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New Chamber President Set for Busy Year

New Waterford Chamber President Kathryn Kiely (co-owner and Director of Glazik Ltd) is looking forward to a challenging and exciting year at the helm. Addressing the Chamber’s 231st Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Granville on May 28th, Ms Kiely has established three priorities for her 12-month term: “Enhancing connectedness, capability building and continuing [...]

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Runway proposal “crucial” for Waterford Airport

Minister of State John Halligan has committed to providing ‘every support’ he can when it comes to securing the future of Waterford Airport. “There is no doubt that a runway extension is crucial if Waterford Airport is to be viable in the long-term and attract commercial jet aircraft and I welcome the proposal put forward by [...]