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Conservation Advice Pilot Programme

The Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage is running a pilot scheme to provide grants for expert conservation advice on protected structures in private ownership. The scheme will provide grants of €3,000 (ex. VAT) to cover the cost of … Continue reading

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Rates saving for Waterford businesses making energy efficiency a priority

In April 2021, Waterford City and County Council agreed that Waterford City would be the designated Decarbonising Zone for Waterford. Acting as a “Transition Super-Lab”, where real life initiatives to manage the transition from a fossil fuel-based local economy to … Continue reading

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First Waterford Honey Show set to take place during Harvest Festival

The first Waterford Honey Show is set to take place during the 2022 Harvest Festival which will be hosted at venues across Waterford City from September 9th to 11th 2022. The first annual Waterford Honey Show is being hosted by the East Waterford … Continue reading

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Road Safety Officers welcome announcement to increase fines for ignoring school warden signals

There are currently over 400 School Wardens employed by local authorities across Ireland. Their role is to stop traffic in order to assist primary school children across a road safely. Yesterday, Tuesday 23rd August, Minister of State at the Department … Continue reading

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Waterford City and County Development Plan commended by Office of the Planning Regulator

Following the adoption of the Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022-2028 by elected members of Waterford City and County Council, the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has commended the local authority on ‘a coherent and appropriate strategy for … Continue reading

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Almost 1 in 4 drivers check mobile phone notifications while driving

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are once again appealing to drivers to not use their mobile phones while driving. The calls come following the publication of new research which shows almost a quarter of drivers (23%) … Continue reading

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Waterford City Bikeshare scheme launched

Newly elected Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor John O’Leary officially launched the new Transport for Ireland (TFI) Bike Share Scheme at Arundel Square in the City. TFI Bikes is a self-service bike rental service, with stations conveniently located … Continue reading

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Waterford Poetry Prize 2022

The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland. Please see eligibility for details. Waterford Poetry Prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry continues to inspire. PRIZES The winners … Continue reading

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Dungarvan Skatepark officially opened by Mayor of Waterford City and County

Having been constructed in just under nine weeks Dungarvan Skatepark has been officially opened by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary.  Located in Fairlane, the skatepark is suited to skateboarders, rollerbladers, BMXers and scooter riders of all … Continue reading

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