06MergerA LOCAL businessman has responded to claims that the merging of Waterford City and
County Councils will damage the city’s ability to hold major events such as the Winterval Festival. Responding to comments recently made by Declan Conway of City Jewellers in Arundel Square about the planned merger, Eddie Mulligan of the award-winning Urban Hype hair salon, said the merger could bring many benefits to Waterford.
“Waterford will never lose its status as a city and the proposed merger, if implemented by learning from other successful models, could potentially lead to a modern local government that will be nothing but good,” he said.
In a recent interview with The Munster Express, Declan Conway, a member of the Destination Waterford City Retail Committee and Fianna Fáil’s Waterford City branch, expressed fears over the city’s ability to stage large scale events such as Winterval following the merger.