Press Releases 2022


November

  • New appeal for Waterford properties to house Ukrainian people
  • Harcourt Developments announced as North Quays SDZ Developer
  • Waterford City & County Council welcomes €170.6m investment in North Quays Project
  • Improvements to voter registration process launched as new Check the Register campaign begins
  • Waterford Council’s Forward Planning Team shortlisted for prestigious RTPI award
  • Residential Zoned Land Tax Draft Map for Waterford now available for public to view
  • Safeguarding water supply in Portlaw a vital focus for Irish Water as works commence
  • Festivals & Events Grants Scheme 2023 now open
  • Winners of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2022 announced

  • October

  • Europe Direct Soapbox Competition 2022 – Is Europe Listening to its Young People?
  • Road Closure Arrangements – Winterval 2022
  • Sláintecare Healthy Communities launched in Waterford
  • Works commence on new City Centre Community and Cultural hub
  • Scéim Urraíochta Timpealláin Dhún Garbhán 2023
  • Fines for 16 road safety offences to double from October 27
  • Foilsithe: Clár an Chruinnithe Coiste Pholasaí Straitéiseach um Fhorbairt Eacnamaíochta
  • Dréachtscéim do Ranníocaíocht Forbartha 2023 – 2029
  • Dungarvan Roundabout Sponsorship Scheme 2023
  • Poem of the Year shortlist for Tramore poet
  • Webinar : ‘Raising Intuitive Eaters’ with paediatric dietitian
  • 10th Birthday Celebratory Programme announced for Winterval 2022
  • Swap for the Swap … as part of ReUse month
  • Draft Development Contribution Scheme 2023-2029
  • Two Waterford projects granted funding under Community Safety Innovation Fund 2022
  • 4 Waterford projects among beneficiaries as Minister Ryan launches “Pathfinder” Projects
  • Local Litter Challenge for Secondary Schools launched
  • ‘Spooky Tunnel’ returns to Waterford Greenway in 2022
  • Mayor opens Books of Condolence for Creeslough and the late Billy Kyne
  • Waterford Fire Service urges public test smoke alarms during National Fire Safety Week
  • ‘Blacksmith’ Sculpture Officially Unveiled at Durrow Station
  • EPA Report recognises continued improvements in Ireland’s drinking water quality
  • National Women’s Enterprise Day 2022
  • More than 24000 people in Waterford using the toilet as a bin

  • September

  • Launch of the 2022 IMAGINE Arts Festival
  • Book of Condolence opens for the late Queen Elizabeth II
  • Help shape Waterford’s Age Friendly Strategy
  • Jukebox of Poetry installed in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter
  • Join WLRfm & Waterford Libraries to celebrate the Vitamin Sea Festival
  • All pumped up for People’s Park new adult fitness park!
  • Winner of Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2022 announced
  • Tallow Streetscape Enhancement Fund 2022
  • An Ciste um Fheabhsú Sráid-Dreach Thulach an Iarainn 2022
  • Waterford City & County Council clears the way for Make Way Day 2022
  • Romanian Ambassador pays visit to City Hall
  • Waterford City & County Council invites applications for 2023 Arts Practice Grants
  • Waterford wins "Shared Island" funding
  • Rates savings for Waterford businesses making energy efficiency a priority
  • Boil Water Notice issued for Touraneena Regional Public Water Supply
  • Tramore named as one of eight clean beaches by IBAL
  • Waterford & Tipperary Council’s launch Public Consultation to examine feasibility of Greenway–Blueway Connection

  • August

  • Minister Humphreys announces 26 towns to benefit from €2.6 million streetscapes fund
  • Waterford householders urged to avail of free eWaste recycling event
  • First Waterford Honey Show set to take place during Harvest Festival
  • Road Safety Officers welcome announcement to increase fines for ignoring school warden signals
  • Local Property Tax adjustment factor
  • Mount William housing estate officially opened with day of family-fun festivities
  • Heritage week Photo Competition – Take a picture of Waterford’s Medieval Walls & Towers
  • PPN Awards Returns for its 18th Year – Nominations Now Open
  • Waterford City & County Council shortlisted for five Chambers Ireland Excellence Awards
  • Portraits: People & Place
  • Construction commences on new social housing development in Ballygunner, Co. Waterford
  • Ukrainian kids star in children’s football tournament
  • Gum Litter Taskforce Campaign Launch in Dungarvan
  • Draft Bye-Laws for the Prevention and Control of Litter
  • Landowner fined for burying waste on land
  • Waterford Libraries awarded €33,597 funding for Library Supports
  • Croí Cónaithe (Town) Fund now open
  • Presentation of Certificates for the 2022 Sail Training Ireland Waterford Voyages
  • Recruitment – Assistant Staff Officer & Civil Technician
  • Summer in the City and Music Generation Waterford present Draíocht Phort Láirge
  • US Ambassador calls on City Hall
  • Irish Museum of Time Nominated for prestigious World Tourism Awards

  • July

  • Waterford City and County Development Plan commended by Office of the Planning Regulator
  • Waterford City Bikeshare scheme launched
  • Dungarvan Skatepark officially opened by Mayor of Waterford City and County
  • Road Closure arrangements for Waterford SPRAOI 2022
  • Chinese Ambassador to Ireland visits Waterford
  • Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre to undergo future-proof refurbishment
  • Cuairt an Aire Jack Chambers chuig Gaeltacht na nDéise
  • Waterford Libraries awarded over €300,000 for ‘My Open Library’ initiatives

  • June

  • Welcome Ambassadors make welcome return to Waterford
  • Museum Benefactors recognised at Civic Reception
  • Waterford City and County Council launches Digital Strategy
  • Cllr. Jason Murphy Reclaims the Waters for Waterford City Mayor
  • Mount Congreve awarded over €1m additional funding under Rural Regeneration and Development Fund
  • South East Food Stories: Stories to write home about
  • Official Opening of Waterford Council’s latest social housing development
  • Kilfarrassey receives the Green Coast Award for the 2022 Bathing Season
  • Waterford twins with the city of Tønsberg, Norway
  • Go Wild in the Comeraghs July 7th-10th
  • Local Enterprise Office launches ‘Your Waterford’
  • Taking Pride in Waterford City and County
  • Waterford to see fivefold increase in cycling under new draft transport strategy

  • May

  • ikon Design Conference and SETU Design Degree Showcase
  • Modeligo Community comes together in solidarity with Ukraine
  • “Plás Charles Bačik / Charles Bačik Plaza” dedicated at Menapia Building
  • Waterford Designers & Makers Exhibition launched
  • The Crème de la Crème of the Watch World head for Waterford’s International Festival of Time
  • Waterford City & County Council celebrate Africa Day 2022
  • Minister Helen McEntee visits Waterford’s Local Community Safety Partnership
  • Community Call Out : Africa Day 2022
  • Dungarvan celebrates with first ever PRIDE Festival
  • Three Active Travel Schemes launched in Dungarvan
  • Lunchtime City Cycle for Bike Week 2022
  • New Exercise Equipment for People's Park
  • Bike Week 2022
  • Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters 2022
  • New murals on display at performance space in Fairlane Park, Dungarvan

  • April

  • Launch of the Quaker Trail and CQ Films in Waterford Cultural Quarter
  • Zero pesticide exceedances in Co Waterford public drinking water supplies in 2021
  • National Community Engagement Day
  • Double celebrations planned for Waterford as Ireland’s "Best Place to Live"
  • RSA & An Garda Síochána launch Easter Bank Holiday Road Safety Appeal
  • Irish Water begin sewer investigation survey along Estuary Road, Tramore
  • Waterford Council secures prosecution under Waste Management Act 1996

  • March

  • 'NeighbourWoods’ Tree-Planting for a more sustainable future
  • Councils to examine feasibility of new Greenway linking Mallow and Dungarvan
  • Mayor opens online Book of Solidarity with Ukraine
  • Finishing touches applied to Kilmacthomas housing project
  • St. Patricks Day Parade participants put best feet forward

  • February

  • 'NeighbourWoods’ Tree-Planting for a more sustainable future
  • Councils to examine feasibility of new Greenway linking Mallow and Dungarvan
  • Mayor opens online Book of Solidarity with Ukraine
  • Finishing touches applied to Kilmacthomas housing project
  • St. Patricks Day Parade participants put best feet forward
  • Tramore Tidy Towns nominated for 'Best Kept' award
  • Waterford City & County Council Festival & Event Grants 2022
  • Mayor of Waterford City & County congratulates Ballygunner GAA on their historic win
  • Showcase beckons for Waterford craft and design companies
  • Love is all around...Waterford!
  • Mayor of Waterford City and County accepts Waterford Greenway award
  • Be Part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Waterford
  • Waterford Council Opens Applications for the 2022 Shop Front Improvement Scheme
  • Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme 2022 (MEBAS 2022) launched
  • The Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 applications welcomed until February 28th
  • Spraoi’s Salute to Spring

  • January

  • The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme 2022 is now open for applications
  • Waterford Treasures ends year on a high
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations set to return to Waterford
  • Works complete along Gold Coast Road in Dungarvan to safeguard local water supply
  • RRDF funding announced for Dungarvan Digital Transformation Hub (DDTH)
  • Local Enterprise Office Waterford clients created nearly 300 jobs in 2021
  • Leabhar Nua Faoi Bhriogáid Phort Láirge Thoir le Pat McCarthy
  • My Gift to You
  • Dungarvan welcomes Ireland's first outdoor 'Learn to Cycle' track
  • Waterford designers and makers exhibition 2022 expression of interest now open
  • Waterford Greenway voted Best Visitor Attraction in Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards
  • Spásanna páirceála do Dhaoine le Míchumas Dofheicthe ag Clós Uí Scannláin, Dún Garbhán
  • Waterford ranked as Ireland's Only Clean City - IBAL
  • Minister O’Brien launches expanded Local Authority Home Loan scheme
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