Draft Control of Horses Bye-Laws 2017

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposes to make Control of Horses Bye-Laws in accordance with sections 13, 39, 40, 46 and 47 of the Control of Horses Act, 1996 (No. 37 of 1996) for the purpose of regulating the control of horses within the administrative area of the city and county of Waterford.

Copies of the Draft Bye-Laws are available to view on our website and are also available for inspection, free of charge, at the Waterford City and County Council Offices, in Baileys New Street, Waterford and in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. A copy of the Draft Bye-Laws will be given to any person applying for same at these offices.

The Draft Bye-Laws will be on public display during office hours (9.30am to 4.00pm) for the period from Thursday 19th October, 2017 until Monday 20th November, 2017 both dates inclusive (excluding Bank & Public Holidays).

Waterford City & County Council will consider any submissions in relation to the draft which are submitted to Waterford City & County Council in writing before 4pm on Tuesday 28th November, 2017.

Submissions should be addressed to Luke O’Brien, Administrative Officer, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by email to lobrien@waterfordcouncil.ie


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Temporary Closure of Waterford Dog Shelter

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Pound, Bilberry, Waterford will remain closed from today 18th October, 2017 until further notice.

This is due to loss of electricity following the Storm Ophelia on 16th October.

For enquiries, please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Waterford North Quays SDZ Draft Planning Scheme 2017 now open for submissions

Waterford North Quays SDZ Draft Planning Scheme 2017 is now open for submissions.  On the 20th of January 2016 the Government designated the North Quays, Waterford City as a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).

The SDZ lands, which comprise approximately 8.23 Hectares, are deemed to be of economic and social importance to the state.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 169 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, Article 179 A of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment )Regulations 2004 and Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC that the display of the North Quays Strategic Development Zone Draft Planning Scheme, its Environmental Report and Natural Impact Report are available for inspection during normal office hours at the following locations from Wednesday 18th of October to Thursday 30th of November 2017 inclusive:

  • Customer Service Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford City
  • Customer Service Desk, Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Kilkenny County Council, Area Office, Ferrybank, Co.Kilkenny
  • Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City
  • and on our website at this location.


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2018 GLAS Traditional Farm Building Grant Scheme

The 2018 GLAS traditional farm building grant scheme is now open for applications.

Application form and terms and conditions can be downloaded here:

Completed applications (hard copy) to be returned by 5pm Friday 24th November 2017.

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Crisis Management Team plans for recovery after Storm Ophelia

Waterford has experienced unprecedented levels of damage across the county today as a result of Storm Ophelia. Tragically one person lost her life as a result of a road traffic incident earlier today and our thoughts are with family and relatives.

Waterford City and County Council has deployed all operational teams since 7am this morning and are dealing with almost 200 fallen trees throughout the day. The teams will be working into the late evening to clear roads of fallen trees and priority will be given to the clearing of national primary routes and regional roads, many of which are closed or partially closed. We are working to ensure access to emergency services across the county. Waterford Council is aiming to have all roads cleared of fallen trees and safe from debris by tomorrow evening. In the meantime we continue to warn the public of the dangers associated with journeys this evening and tonight.

We are aware of properties in a number of areas in Portlaw where damage has happened and Waterford City and County Council is engaging with the homeowners involved.

The Crisis Management Team at Waterford City and County Council has concluded their regular meetings and are now in the process of working with the staff and outdoor crews to deal with the damage caused by Storm Ophelia.

The Crisis Management Team was convened in preparation for the extreme weather event and the members met regularly over the course of Sunday 15th October and into the late evening of Monday 16th October to agree priorities, key messages for communication to the public, liaison with state and emergency services and plan for the recovery phase.

The Outdoor crews were on site from 7am on Monday morning and were stood down for period from 12pm to 4pm to ensure safety due to the strength of the winds during that period. Priority is being given in the recovery phase to dealing with fallen trees on national primary routes and ensuring access to emergency services across the county.

The cost of damage will be assessed over the coming days and Waterford City and County Council staff will be taking stock of all damage and will endeavour to repair and reinstate as priorities necessitate.

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Drivers must remain vigilant in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia

Monday 16 October 2017: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is advising people that they need to remain vigilant in the aftermath of storm Ophelia and expect the unexpected as many roads will be treacherous.

When storm Ophelia has passed the danger to road users will still be present. Many roads around the country will be blocked and treacherous with downed trees, branches and pylons. Council workers and emergency services will be out clearing these routes and people need to anticipate encountering these scenarios when using the roads.

On coastal routes there will still be a risk of encountering flooded roads. Drivers need to slow down, keep an extra distance from the vehicle in front and expect the unexpected.

Pedestrians and cyclists should be aware of potential hazards. The severe winds may have loosened roof tiles and other objects from buildings and these may still pose a potential risk. Be aware of what’s happening above you and stay clear from the edges of buildings. Leaves on footpaths and the road sides will make for slippery conditions.

Most importantly road users need to obey any road closures or detours that An Garda Síochána or Local Authorities put in place. Check your Local Authority website / Social Media accounts for updates.

For advice on severe weather driving tips, please see severe weather advice on the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please also see our new severe weather warning videos created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion with advice for driving on strong winds and flooded roads here.

For more weather updates visit Met Eireann’s website www.met.ie

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Weather / Service Update: 2:30pm

Following the latest meeting of our Crisis Management Team, the following advisory has been issued by Chief Executive, Michael Walsh.

Sad news has reached us of the earlier road fatality in the Aglish area as a consequence of a falling tree.

The definitive advice from Chief Superintendant, Padraig Dunne of the Gardai is to stay off the roads over the next five to six hours. Waterford City and County Council advise that no journeys should be undertaken today where at all avoidable.

Widespread falling trees are becoming evident and cleanup will only be possible later tonight and early tomorrow morning. All roads should be treated as unsafe until daylight on Tuesday morning. The Council will strive to ensure access for Emergency Services at all times and are in liaison with the Gardai and HSE in this respect.


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