Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

RRDF funding announced for Dungarvan Digital Transformation Hub (DDTH)

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced €21.5 million for 27 landmark regeneration projects in rural communities across the country. Waterford City and County Council is delighted to have been successful with its most … Continue reading

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Waterford ranked as Ireland’s Only Clean City – IBAL

In 2021, the 19th year of the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) Anti Litter League, Waterford emerged as Ireland’s only Clean City and was classed as Clean to European Norms. The report cited that Waterford City topped the list of the … Continue reading

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Minister O’Brien launches expanded Local Authority Home Loan scheme

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, TD has today [January 4th 2022] announced a newly expanded Local Authority Home Loan scheme. Minister O’Brien, along with Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath, signed regulations giving effect … Continue reading

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2021 Records Lowest Number of Road Fatalities Since Recording Began in 1959

11% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020 18 pedestrian deaths in 2021 the lowest figure since records began Males accounted for 75% of all deaths in 2021 Road users thanked for making 2021 a safer year on … Continue reading

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EPA report highlights continuing high quality of public drinking water supplied by Irish Water in Waterford

99.5% of water samples taken in 2020 were compliant, meaning public water supplies are safe to drink 58 Water Treatment Plants built or upgraded in 2020 €450m invested in water projects Over 100,000 people removed from ‘at risk’ supplies in … Continue reading

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New Ten-Year Government Road Safety Strategy Launched – first step to ‘Vision Zero’

Ambitious targets include 50% reduction in road deaths and serious injuries by 2030 ·        Three phases of action plans over lifetime of strategy to reduce deaths and serious injuries ·        Projected €3.8bn investment in road safety during first phase action plan to … Continue reading

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Minister Humphries announces €1 million in Capital Funding for Social Enterprises

From Department of Rural and Community Development Published on 6 December 2021 Last updated on 6 December 2021 Funding to support 247 Social Enterprises nationwide Small grants for repairs and renovations, new equipment and safety upgrades Initiative delivers on key commitments in ‘Our … Continue reading

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €2.6 million for the development of the first ever Town Centre First Plans

Funding to support 26 towns in mapping out their future development ·       Focus on tackling dereliction, vacant properties and making town centres more attractive places to live, work, socialise and run a business ·       Initiative to help re-imagine and revitalise rural communities … Continue reading

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Minister Martin announces supports package of €50m for the Live Performance Sector

From Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Published on 8 December 2021 Last updated on 8 December 2021 €5m for seasonal musical theatre and pantomime scheme €34m for Live Performance Support Scheme €5m for Local Authorities artists and performance supports … Continue reading

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