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The official signing of contracts for the former Waterford Crystal site today marks the last step in South East Technological University’s (SETU's) purchase of 20.3 acres of the iconic site. The signing of contracts marks a significant milestone in the transformation of the site into a University/Enterprise Quarter, where academic activities will be integrated with enterprise initiatives, creating an economic and social impact. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science,
Waterford Chamber and PwC joined forces again this year to present their annual Budget Breakfast at Dooley’s Hotel, with support from Flahavan’s. Opening proceeding, Kevin Doolin, Deputy President of Waterford Chamber, thanked Pwc and speaker Jim Power for their longstanding commitment to presenting a concise analysis of the Budget to the Waterford business community year on year, while also acknowledging the work Jim Power did in collating the Waterford Chamber pre-Budget submission. “We outlined a
As Minister Pascal Donoghue stood to the podium on Tuesday for Budget 2024, it was already common knowledge that this would be an attempt at a budget for all, particularly as we look towards a General Election in the new year. But as economist Jim Power put it at the Waterford Chamber/PwC Budget Breakfast, Speaking post Budget, Gerald Hurley, CEO of Waterford Chamber said: “Everybody will be slightly better off, but nobody will be significantly better off. It is a catch-all budget offering and very much
‘Think Waterford First’ was the message delivered loud and clear at Waterford Chamber’s Dublin Diaspora Dinner, sponsored by EY and Waterford Chamber Skillnet, at Lansdowne Football Club, with over 70 business influencers with connections to Waterford in attendance. Opening proceedings, Paul Nolan, Waterford Chamber President spoke of the Chamber’s belief in Waterford being the driver of the South East region, which he insists can become the strongest region in the country in the coming
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Waterford Chamber has submitted its Pre-Budget Submission which was prepared for us by economist Jim Power. Based on consultation with members, we have identified seven key asks that are critical to the future development of Waterford and pertain directly to Budget 2024. This year's Budget takes place on October 10th and as is custom at this stage, Jim will join us and our partners PwC, for a Budget Breakfast the following morning in Dooley's Hotel to review the announcements. Details on that will be
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Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Chamber have collaborated with SETU to explore the scope of opportunities for Waterford City Centre, by engaging RIKON and EY to carry out research and feasibility studies respectively. Under the banner of Waterford A City of Opportunity, you can now view and download the reports below. We ask that you use this information to promote Waterford as a great place to live, work, do business and invest in and to share extensively with your contacts so we can
Monday, 27 March 2023: Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD announced today that agreement has been secured for South East Technological University (SETU) to purchase 20 acres of the former Waterford Crystal site. This milestone announcement will see SETU expand its footprint in Waterford while furthering the vision to create a University-Enterprise Quarter for the city and region. Speaking this morning, Minister Harris said, "This is a major moment
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On a seminal day for Waterford, ground was broken on the North Quays Public Infrastructure Project by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan TD and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD. The project comes following last November’s Government approval of €170.6m of investment in the North Quays Project, consisting of €100.6m of Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) funding and a further €70m from
Waterford Chamber is calling on the Government to re-examine the eligibility criteria for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS), which was introduced in Budget 2023 to help the business sector with soring energy costs. According to Gerald Hurley, CEO of Waterford Chamber, the scheme is not fit for purpose as most businesses simply cannot avail of the support. “While we all know that energy costs have increased exponentially, many businesses who are currently struggling cannot show a 50%
“An open mind and a willing ear” is what Mary Lou McDonald, Leader of the Sinn Fein party, promised delegates from Waterford Chamber and Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber at a private meeting in the Tower Hotel during her visit to Waterford. Very much spreading the message of collaboration, Deputy McDonald went on to say, “You are the experts in your field and it would be arrogant and stupid of us not to listen and collaborate.” Thanking Deputy McDonald and Deputy Cullinane for the invitation to meet
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