Paul Flynn, Celebrity Chef and Waterford Business owner today, launched Uisce Éireann’s awareness campaign promoting a text alert service designed to provide important updates to business customers in Waterford. The service ensures that businesses stay informed about planned or unplanned water outages, as well as drinking water restriction advisories, such as boil water notices. Significant investment has already been made to upgrade the water network in Co. Waterford as part of Uisce Éireann’s continued
Waterford has recently marked the successful conclusion of the Fáilte Ireland Destination Towns initiative, a groundbreaking project that has significantly enriched the visitor experience within the city. The project, generously supported by a €500,000 investment from Fáilte Ireland, has achieved its objectives, breathing new life into Waterford City's cultural and historical treasures. The initiative was celebrated in the presence of esteemed guests, including Mary Houlihan, Manager for Ireland's
‘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 in partnership with Waterford City & County Council are excited to announce that we will soon be transitioning the Waterford Shop Local Gift Voucher Scheme from paper-based to credit card. This will allow much more flexibility of use for all and we see it as a huge step forward in the initiative to support the Shop Local campaign. As a participating business in the Waterford Gift Voucher scheme, we hope for your continued support and we now invite you to sign up to accept the Waterford
Waterford Chamber is upgrading its popular gift voucher for a Mastercard backed gift card, and businesses are being encouraged to be a part of it. Supporting Waterford to reach its full potential is the aim as the city prepares to upgrade its paper gift voucher for a modern gift card. Driven by Waterford Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Waterford City & County Council, the Waterford Gift Card will be available as both a digital and physical gift card. Working through the Mastercard system, all
Local Enterprise Office, Waterford launches the inaugural Glas Awards, promoting sustainability in business in Waterford. The awards, in association with Waterford City and County Council aim to recognise and celebrate micro businesses in County Waterford who have made significant advances in bringing green principles into their business model. Launched by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway, Acting Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, Brid Kirby, and Climate
Waterford City has featured prominently in the recently published report Urban Vacancy in Ireland: Assessing Recent Responses and Opportunities. This is the second and final policy output of the Irish Research Council-funded project Rethinking Urban Vacancy, led by Dr Cian O’Callaghan in partnership with Dublin City Council’s Housing Observatory. The report is co-authored by Dr Kathleen Stokes (University of Galway), Dr Cian O’Callaghan (Trinity College Dublin), and Dr Maedhbh Nic Lochlainn (University
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
A significant milestone was reached in the progress of the Sustainable Transport Bridge this week as BAMs construction barge ‘Skerchi’ was towed into place to commence piling works for the four bridge pier foundations. The piers require construction of a cofferdam, a watertight enclosure to allow construction work below the waterline. The cofferdams will be created by driving interlocking piles through the bed of the River Suir to form the watertight enclosures. The water is then pumped out of the
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Ministers Eamon Ryan and Darragh O’Brien announced details on the 11th July of a €150 million fund which will be allocated to tackle long-term vacancy and dereliction in towns and cities across Ireland. Waterford City and County Council have received a €9M allocation. This was one of the highest allocations, second only to Dublin City Council, in the country. Announced as part of the quarterly Housing for All progress update, the funding will be available to local authorities
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IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, today reported steady investment growth in the first half of 2023. Investments won over the first half of 2023 are tracking in line with our expectations of a positive pipeline. The outlook for investments over the second half of the year remains strong. IDA Ireland continues to engage with clients across all sectors, who collectively play a crucial role in supporting Irish economic growth. In the first half of 2023, 139 investments were
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment invites you to a free event to help your business navigate the green journey and boost your business performance through digital transformation. Come along for the morning or just drop in and build a better business. Opening session: Including remarks from the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Panel discussions: Panel discussions with business leaders and experts on the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation and
Chamber President Paul Nolan flew the flag for Waterford in Washington as he joined a delegation led by HE Ambassador Claire Cronin, US Ambassador to Ireland. Chamber representatives from Cork, Galway, Kildare and Dublin Chambers were also among the group who attended the Select USA gathering. As well as seminars, talks, lectures and speed networking, the delegation were invited to social evening events at a downtown legal firm and the Irish Ambassador’s residence. According to Mr Nolan, “It was a great
Waterford Chamber has been shortlisted for six Chambers Ireland Awards and the category winners will be announced at a gala event on June 1st. The awards will be presented for excellence in eight individual categories with one Chamber also taking home the award for Chamber of the Year 2022, the title which was held by Waterford Chamber in 2021. According to Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley, “This is testament to the hard-work and commitment of the team and I am delighted to see our work recognised in
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
Waterford Chamber is deeply saddened by the news that Cartamundi has announced its intention to cease production at its plant in Waterford due to the post Covid decline in demand for board games. According to Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber, “After so much positivity of late, this is very disappointing news, as Cartamundi have been an integral part of the business community in Waterford since 1977. “Seasonal layoffs are understandable and have been the norm due to the nature of their product but a
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The "Certificate in Strategic and Operational Management" was launched today by Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Mobility & Supply Chain Skillnet in collaboration with South East Technological University (SETU). The initiative will focus on several topics, including strategic management of operations, project management, leadership for improved performance, cost efficiency, energy sustainability, logistical competence, and
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%
Waterford Chamber says it is hugely disappointed to hear of the closure of Argos, but remains optimistic that the future of retail is Waterford is looking bright. Following the announcement that Argos is to close all its Irish-based stores in the coming weeks, including the unit on Georges Street, Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber said, “While this is a blow to the city centre, we must now put our efforts into securing a new long-term tenant for what is a prime location. “We understand that retailers
“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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