Carrickphierish Library shortlisted in Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards

Carrickphierish Campus, Waterford

Good news today: Carrickphierish Library has been shortlisted in the “Best Library Service” category of the Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in November.

Congratulations to all staff involved in setting up, opening and running the library.

Waterford City and County Council has also been shortlisted for the Waterford Greenway in the “Supporting Tourism” category.

The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

To see other shortlisted libraries and other categories see :

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Playground at Walton park closed today – 8th August

The Playground at Walton Park, Dungarvan is closed today – Tuesday 8th August.  Closure is required to facilitate essential maintenance.  Linear Park, Davis Street remains open.


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Office Closure

The Council offices in City Hall, Bailey’s New St and the Menapia Building will close between 10.30 and 2.00pm today as a mark of respect to our late colleague Dick Delahunty, R.I.P.

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Notice of Consideration of setting a Local Adjustment Factor

The local property tax (LPT) is annual self-assessed tax charged on the market value of all residential properties in Ireland. It came into effect on 1st July 2013 and is collected by the Revenue Commissioners.

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended),makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. The members of Waterford City and County Council will meet in September 2017 to consider this matter. They may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

We are now calling for written submissions from the public on this issue.

To make your submission you can write to: Local Property Tax Consultation, Finance Section, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, Waterford OR email:

All submissions must be received by August 26th, 2017. There is no prescribed format for a submission.

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Congrats to Waterford’s Thomas Barr

Congrats to Thomas Barr on winning his 7th national title at Santry over the weekend.  Barr saw off stiff competition from training partner Paul Byrne to win the 400m hurdles in a time of 49.79.



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Reopening of the Applemarket, Waterford – Changes in Traffic Flow

(Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Scheme Part VIII 08/15)

The Applemarket will be officially opened to the public on Friday 21st July and will be reopened to traffic from Monday 24th July.   From Monday the following traffic flow changes will come into operation:

  • Stephen Street – traffic flow will be one way southbound only from its junction at Patrick Street to its junction with Newgate Street.
  • New Street  – traffic flow will be one way westbound from its junction with the Apple Market to its junction with Johns Lane/New Street.
  • Patrick Street – traffic flow will be one way eastbound from its junction with Mayor’s Walk to its junction with Stephen Street.

A map detailing these traffic changes is included below.



Fergus Galvin,

Director of Services,

Roads, Water and Environment.

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Request for Expressions of Interest for provision of social housing through turnkey acquisition

WCCC 17/405

Waterford City & County Council are seeking to purchase new 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and houses for social housing through turnkey developments in Waterford City & County.

Waterford City & County Council are therefore seeking expressions of interest from private developers and building contractors for housing proposals with planning permission for new 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and houses in Waterford City and towns and villages within County Waterford.

All purchases of social housing have to be approved by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.  Please note that Waterford City & County Council are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Expressions of Interest Forms are available from the Housing Section, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford and below.

Expressions of Interest must be returned clearly marked WCCC 17/405/Housing to: WCCC 17/405/Housing, Tender Box, Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services, Baileys New Street, Waterford
by the closing date of 15:00 hrs on Friday 25th August 2017.

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