Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

Waterford receives €756,000 funding in 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme funding

Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford welcomes the announcement by Minister Ring of the allocation of funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018 The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (5th October 2018) announced that … Continue reading

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Today is ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ #littlethings

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide” is the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Today, September 10th 2018, is ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’. The national Suicide Prevention Campaign ‘Little Things’ has three core messages: It’s okay not to be okay; there … Continue reading

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Job creation rate in South East better than national average under Action Plan for Jobs Programme

Labour force statistics show job creation rate in South East better than national average under Action Plan for Jobs Programme Labour force data released this week – compiled by the Central Statistics Office – shows that since the implementation of … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on DRAFT ” ‘Bringing Back Homes’ – A Manual for the reuse of existing buildings

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has published a DRAFT publication ‘Bringing Back Homes – Manual for the reuse of existing buildings’ which has been developed to support and facilitate the reuse of older/ vacant buildings in our towns and cities … Continue reading

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Irish Water appeal for water conservation as dry spell increases pressure on supplies

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell has been predicted by Met Éireann. In several areas around the country where water supplies were already under pressure, warm weather has exacerbated this situation. … Continue reading

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Minister Ring launches “Our Public Libraries 2022– Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities” Strategy

Govt’s ambitious five year Library Strategy will abolish fines and extend “My Open Library” initiative – Minister Ring Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Thursday 14th June), officially launched the ambitious new five year … Continue reading

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Waterford Blue Flag and Green Coast Beach Awards 2018

Press Release At a recent An Taisce awards ceremony, County Waterford’s beaches were awarded with 5 Blue Flag awards and 6 Green Coast awards for 2018.  These awards are only made to bathing areas with excellent water quality and beach … Continue reading

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