Tributes pour in to City Hall following the passing of Cllr. John Carey, RIP

Tributes have poured into City Hall on the passing of Cllr. John Carey, Councillor at Waterford City and County Council.  A Book of Condolences has opened at City Hall, from today Monday 10th September 2018.

Councillor Declan Doocey, Mayor of the City and County of Waterford said “It’s a sad day for Waterford. John was a great friend to all of his colleagues on the Council regardless of party affiliation.”

The Mayor extended his sympathies to John’s wife Ann, his sons Seán, Kieran and Liam, his daughters Nancy and Sharon, his family and to his constituents.

The Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council, Michael Walsh, added “John was an experienced and dedicated public representative who served the people of Waterford since 1979.  He was Mayor of Waterford County Council on two occasions, first in 1985 and again in 2004, and his work with the Waterford Harbour Commissioners on the Waterford Estuary was part of his everyday life.”

Speaking of her Fine Gael colleague, Cllr. Lola O’Sullivan said “He was a true friend of the people, a man who made public representation first and foremost in all he did. He will be sadly missed by his family, his colleagues on Waterford City and County Council and by his constituents.”

Tributes have continued to be made throughout the morning as the Book of Condolences remains open at City Hall, The Mall, Waterford City and will remain open until Friday 14th September at 5pm.

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Road Closure Arrangements for Harvest Festival 2018


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, it is proposed to temporarily close the following public roads to facilitate the 2018 Waterford Harvest Festival, 7th-9th September 2018.

From 6pm Thursday 6th September until 6am Monday
10th September, the following streets will be closed to
facilitate a street market:

  • O’Connell Street – L1502 (from its Junction with Thomas
    Street to Gladstone Street)
  • Hanover Street – L90016
  • Thomas Hill – L15021 (from its Junction with Meeting
    House Lane to O’Connell Street)
  • Gladstone Street – L5501
  • Great Georges Street – L90352
  • Sargents Lane – L15023
  • Little Patrick Street – L90355 (Car park not affected)
  • Arundel Lane – L5532
  • Barronstrand Street – L91091 (from the Cathedral of the
    Most Holy Trinity to its junction with Blackfriars Lane)
  • Broad Street – L91092
  • Michael Street – L1527 (from its Junction with Broad
    Street to Lady Lane)

Please Note: Local access for commercial vehicles for unloading/loading on the above streets will not be possible once the roads have closed so deliveries for John Roberts
Square should use Little Patrick Street Car Park and deliveries for O’Connell Street/Gladstone Street should use the loading bays on The Quays.

2. From 8pm Thursday 6th September until 11pm Sunday 9th September the following roads will be open to Taxis and Buses only:

  • Bakehouse Lane – L55301
  • Peter Street – L5531
  • Patrick Street – L1525 (from its Junction with Stephen Street to Broad Street)

3. From 8pm Thursday 6th September until 11pm Sunday 9th September on street car parking on the following road will be removed and will become a 30 min set down only
area:

  • High Street – L5533 (form its Junction with Exchange
    Street to Conduit Lane)

Please Note: The Taxi Rank and Bus Stop on Peter Street will operate as normal. All other traffic will be diverted to Manor Street and Barrack Street via Stephen Street. Local access
for commercial vehicles for unloading/loading on the above streets will not be possible once the roads have closed so deliveries for Arundel Square should use High Street where a set down area will be in operation.

Disabled Parking: From 8am Friday 7th September until 8pm Sunday 9th September additional disabled Car parking will be made available in Little Patrick Street Car Park.
Any person may lodge an objection to this temporary road closure with undersigned no later than Friday 24th August 2018.

Fergus Galvin
Director of Services
Roads, Water & Environment
Waterford City & County Council
Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City

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Temporary Closure – Waterford Dog Shelter

Please note that Waterford City and County Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will be closed on Saturday, 8th September, 2018.

The shelter will re-open on Monday, 10th September, 2018 at 11am.  Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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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 the regional Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) initiative in Q1 2015, the South East’s job creation rate is running at a slightly better pace than the national average. The CSO data for Q2 2018 reveals that the number of jobs created in the South East has increased by 12.6% since Q1 2015 while the State’s average is 11.9%. This equates to 21,300 jobs created in the region, coming close to the 25k new jobs target set by the Action Plan for Jobs to be achieved by 2020. The unemployment rate is at 7.2%, which is 1.2% outside the State’s figure of 6%. The APJ target for the unemployment rate is to be within 1% of the national average by 2020.

Perhaps the most positive aspect of the labour force survey figures is that the gains achieved by the South East cannot be attributed to outward migration as the labour force has increased by 13,800 people during the time period of Q1 2015 to Q2 2018. The number of people who are unemployed has dropped by a third, from 22,300 to 14,800.
The CSO data shows that the job growth performance of the South East compares favourably to the performance of the other regions in the country. Of the city regions outside of Dublin, the South East recorded the highest growth in the total labour force (7.2%) and equalled the Galway-West region with the highest percentage growth in job creation (12.6%).

Chairman of the South East Action Plan for Jobs, Frank O’Regan, welcomed the positive figures and stated that they are an endorsement of the high level of innovation and collaboration being shown by all the stakeholders involved in driving the economy in the South East. “There is a wealth of economic activity taking place in the region”, Mr O’Regan stated. “In the technology sector we can see infrastructural developments at Arclabs in Waterford, Hatch labs in Gorey, and the new Enniscorthy technology park. This is enhanced by the formation of the Crystal Valley tech cluster and the new South East NDRC accelerator funding programme. In the FDI space we see the IDA recording the largest percentage regional job growth in the South East in 2017 and the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at West Pharma opening in July. By the end of September we will have the application for designation for Technological University from Waterford Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Carlow; in early 2019 both the New Ross and Enniscorthy bypasses will open and improve the connectivity within the region in a major way; and we look forward to significant local authority developments at North Quay’s, Waterford, Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny, and Trinity Wharf, Wexford.”

“There are still many challenges for the region to tackle but the figures show that we are moving in the right direction. We need to maintain the positive activity of everyone involved in job creation in the region and work towards building resilience in the economy that will buffer us against any future downturns,” Mr O’Regan concluded.

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Temporary Closure – Waterford Dog Shelter

Waterford City & County Dog Shelter Bilberry, Waterford will be closed on Wednesday, 29th August, 2018.

For enquiries please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience cause.

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Viking Heritage Day at Woodstown

The Vikings Are Coming !

Viking Heritage Day  at Woodstown, along the Waterford Greenway

Sunday August 26th 10-5.00p.m.

Try your hand at medieval archery, watch battle re-enactments and learn to be an archaeologist for a day. Take part in guided walks on Viking Woodstown and Wildlife of the River Suir.  See http://www.heritageweek.ie for details.

PDF Event Schedule

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Road Closure Arrangements for Harvest Festival 2018


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, it is proposed to temporarily close the following public roads to facilitate the 2018 Waterford Harvest Festival, 7th-9th September 2018.

From 6pm Thursday 6th September until 6am Monday
10th September, the following streets will be closed to
facilitate a street market:

  • O’Connell Street – L1502 (from its Junction with Thomas
    Street to Gladstone Street)
  • Hanover Street – L90016
  • Thomas Hill – L15021 (from its Junction with Meeting
    House Lane to O’Connell Street)
  • Gladstone Street – L5501
  • Great Georges Street – L90352
  • Sargents Lane – L15023
  • Little Patrick Street – L90355 (Car park not affected)
  • Arundel Lane – L5532
  • Barronstrand Street – L91091 (from the Cathedral of the
    Most Holy Trinity to its junction with Blackfriars Lane)
  • Broad Street – L91092
  • Michael Street – L1527 (from its Junction with Broad
    Street to Lady Lane)

Please Note: Local access for commercial vehicles for unloading/loading on the above streets will not be possible once the roads have closed so deliveries for John Roberts
Square should use Little Patrick Street Car Park and deliveries for O’Connell Street/Gladstone Street should use the loading bays on The Quays.

2. From 8pm Thursday 6th September until 11pm Sunday 9th September the following roads will be open to Taxis and Buses only:

  • Bakehouse Lane – L55301
  • Peter Street – L5531
  • Patrick Street – L1525 (from its Junction with Stephen Street to Broad Street)

3. From 8pm Thursday 6th September until 11pm Sunday 9th September on street car parking on the following road will be removed and will become a 30 min set down only
area:

  • High Street – L5533 (form its Junction with Exchange
    Street to Conduit Lane)

Please Note: The Taxi Rank and Bus Stop on Peter Street will operate as normal. All other traffic will be diverted to Manor Street and Barrack Street via Stephen Street. Local access
for commercial vehicles for unloading/loading on the above streets will not be possible once the roads have closed so deliveries for Arundel Square should use High Street where a set down area will be in operation.

Disabled Parking: From 8am Friday 7th September until 8pm Sunday 9th September additional disabled Car parking will be made available in Little Patrick Street Car Park.
Any person may lodge an objection to this temporary road closure with undersigned no later than Friday 24th August 2018.

Fergus Galvin
Director of Services
Roads, Water & Environment
Waterford City & County Council
Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City

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