Category: Press Releases

Minister Malcolm Noonan visits Waterford to announce €150,000 funding for new Irish Wake Museum in the Viking Triangle.

Minister Malcolm Noonan visits Waterford to announce €150,000 funding for new Irish Wake Museum in the Viking Triangle.

Minister for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan visited Waterford to announce €150,000 funding for the new Irish Wake Museum which will open in the Viking Triangle in 2023. The funding will be used for the fit out of the displays and some restoration works on the 15th Century building in Cathedral Square which will…

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€10m fund to support community and voluntary groups

€10m fund to support community and voluntary groups

Waterford TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has welcomed a new €10million fund which was launched today to support community and voluntary groups with increased energy costs. The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme, which was announced by Minister of State Joe O’Brien and Minister Healther Humphreys will assist organisations in meeting their energy costs this winter.…

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A ‘game-changer for Waterford’: Government’s sign off today on a €600m business plan that will transform the city’s North Quays.

A ‘game-changer for Waterford’: Government’s sign off today on a €600m business plan that will transform the city’s North Quays.

Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD has hailed as a ‘game-changer for Waterford’ Government’s sign off today on a €600m business plan that will transform the city’s North Quays. The final business case was approved by ministers at a cabinet meeting this morning and will see the construction of a new train station, bridge, retail centre, hotel,…

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New Grants Available to Households in Gaeltacht na nDéise

New Grants Available to Households in Gaeltacht na nDéise

Households in Waterford Gaeltacht areas with an interest in becoming host families for the first time can now apply for up to €6000 as a new start-up grant. Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers TD announced that his Department is now accepting applications from eligible Gaeltacht host families who would like…

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Green Party TD welcomes Sport & Physical Activity funding for Waterford.

Green Party TD welcomes Sport & Physical Activity funding for Waterford.

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh today welcomed funding for Waterford Sport and Physical Activity projects from Dormant Accounts Funding. The funding which is allocated to Waterford Sports Partnership, Waterford Active Cities and The Shona Project is part of a nationwide investment of €6.1m in a wide range of sport and physical activity…

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‘Transformative Pathfinder Projects’ announced for Waterford

‘Transformative Pathfinder Projects’ announced for Waterford

Transport Minister Ryan launches transformative Pathfinder Projects to bring more public transport, walking and cycling options to villages, towns, and cities by 2025 Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. today launched the Pathfinder Programme of 35 exemplar transport projects to be delivered by local authorities and agencies around the country within the next three years,…

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Progress on Plans to replace Suirway Bus Services

Progress on Plans to replace Suirway Bus Services

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh has welcomed confirmation from the National Transport Authority that there is a Public Service Obligation (PSO) to serve local transport demand from Portlaw, Dunmore East and Passage East into Waterford City. This follows on from the news of Suirway’s withdrawal from providing bus services from the 31st…

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New solar panel grants for businesses, public organisations, community groups

New solar panel grants for businesses, public organisations, community groups

Business, public organisations and community groups across Waterford stand to benefit from new government grants geared towards the installation of solar panels. This announcement signals the latest phase in the Government’s Micro-generation Support Scheme, expanding on the grants already available to domestic households. Green Party T.D. for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has welcomed the announcement…

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Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: 33 grants for artists and creative arts workers in Waterford

Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: 33 grants for artists and creative arts workers in Waterford

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh has welcomed the announcement that 33 grants for artists and creative arts workers have been awarded in Waterford through the once-in-a-generation Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme. The pilot scheme will see 2,000 artists nationwide receive a basic income of €325 per week over 3 years…

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