Thursday, 18th January 2018
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City Centre Management Group's Action Plan delivering positive results

An updated City Health Check for 1st July to 31st December, 2017 detailed some very positive changes to the City, since the City Centre Management Group was formed in early 2013. The report was presented by Mr. Billy Duggan, Waterford Council Economic Dept.

Cllr. Eddie Mulligan commented that he could remember not so long back, when there was very little footfall in the Michael Street area of the City and property vacancy was almost 50% in this particular street. Michael Street and John Street needed such a cleanup that following their lobbying to the CCMG. Waterford Council painted the buildings in Michael Street and John Street to start the renaissance of this area. A City "Health Check” in July 2014 showed a vacancy rate of 18% for City Centre Shop occupancy. This highlighted one in five business premises were closed or empty in the city.

Fast forward to January 2018 and the 2017 City Health Check shows the vacancy rate is now around 5% which means that only one in twenty businesses are closed and empty in the city. Collr. Mulligan credits the people of... Read more »»

City Centre Management Group's Action Plan delivering positive results

City Centre Management Group's Action Plan delivering positive results

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber celebrate 10 years with CEO Jenny at the helm

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber celebrate 10 years with CEO Jenny at the helm

Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber celebrate 10 years with CEO Jenny at the helm CEO of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber Jenny Beresford took up her position in a very damp and very... Read more »»

Temporary traffic management at University Hospital Waterford from 15th January 2018

FREE Computer classes at Access I.T.

Access I.T. is offering FREE Digital Skills for Citizens courses, consisting of 5 free lessons.

This course demonstrates how to use search engines and websites, Skype, Government Services, how to conduct everyday online transaction, and use of online Applications. (Apps)

This FREE course is suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn how to use the internet and also caters for those who have some experience and wish to brush up on... Read more »»

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    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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