Category Archives: Council News

Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

In June The Irish Times launched its search for the Best Place to Live in Ireland and was today revealed that Waterford has been chosen as the overall winner. Members of the public were invited to nominate their favourite place … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Boil Water Notice issued for Lismore Deerpark Public Water Supply with immediate effect to protect the health of customers

UPDATE Friday 24 September, 2021: The Boil Water Notice, imposed on Friday 17 September for the Lismore Deerpark Water Supply remains in place, with testing and remedial works ongoing. Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council, in consultation with … Continue reading

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Repurposed technology keeping the Library community connected

In continuing its commitment to helping the public access technological support services, Waterford Libraries recently acquired 32 repurposed iPads from Waterford City and County Council, helped by funding from Creative Ireland. The tablets, which were originally used by Waterford councillors, … Continue reading

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Minister Humphreys launches Department of Justice Fireworks Awareness Raising Campaign for 2021

“Fireworks are illegal and dangerous – members of the public are encouraged not to buy, sell or use them” Serious penalties can be imposed for the misuse of illegal fireworks – Fines of up to €10,000 or 5 years imprisonment, or both, … Continue reading

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Important Update regarding Long Term Leasing Scheme with Local Authorities

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently published Housing for All – a New Housing Plan for Ireland. With the focus of the Plan firmly on new-build delivery, Housing for All aims to phase out the current long … Continue reading

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Waterford City and County Council announced as successful applicant to Fáilte Ireland’s Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme

Under Fáilte Ireland’s Urban Animations Capital Investment Scheme, Waterford City and County Council has been awarded €539,275 to support sustainable tourism development through public realm and urban animation projects. The successful project application ‘City of Light’ is set to transform … Continue reading

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Great Calligraphy Festival Celebrating the Art of Writing in Waterford

During lockdown the Waterford Great Parchment Book (1356-1649) was chosen for inclusion in the prestigious Irish Script on Screen project and now all 450 pages are available worldwide on To celebrate Waterford Treasures wanted to have a Great Calligraphy … Continue reading

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Winner of  the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2021 announced

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that the winner of the national Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2021 is Patrick Holloway, Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Patrick is a writer of stories and poems. He was … Continue reading

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New fund to enhance streetscapes and shopfronts in four rural towns and villages

The Department of Rural and Community Development announced a new once-off fund – Streetscape Enhancement Initiative.  Waterford Council will be working with the local community groups in the four selected towns to maximise value for community benefit. Waterford City & … Continue reading

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