Category: Press Releases

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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Green Party TD welcomes AIB decision to reverse move on Cashless Branches

Green Party TD welcomes AIB decision to reverse move on Cashless Branches

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has welcomed the announcement that AIB is to reverse its decision to move to cashless branches at 70 locations across the country. The decision, which was set to have impacted services in Ardkeen, Lismore and Tramore, will not now go ahead after significant public and political pressure…

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Irish wool – an important potential revenue stream for sheep farmers.

Irish wool – an important potential revenue stream for sheep farmers.

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has welcomed moves by the Department of Agriculture to develop and promote Irish wool, an important potential revenue stream for sheep farmers. Responding to the launch of the Wool Feasibility Report earlier this month, Dep. Ó Cathasaigh outlined the steps being taken to develop and value an…

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Plans to Improve Rural Transport across Co. Waterford Gathers Pace

Plans to Improve Rural Transport across Co. Waterford Gathers Pace

The plan to increase and improve rural transport, a key Green Party led commitment in the Programme for Government, took another important step forward this week with the publication of the 2022 Implementation Schedule for the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which includes proposals for new bus routes across Co. Waterford. It signals the first…

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Green Party TD for Waterford Welcomes New Fund to Refurbish Vacant properties, Increase Home Ownership and Revitalise Communities

Green Party TD for Waterford Welcomes New Fund to Refurbish Vacant properties, Increase Home Ownership and Revitalise Communities

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh today welcomed a new fund to refurbish vacant properties, increase home ownership and revitalise communities. Croí Cónaithe, the €50million fund which was launched today will support people bringing vacant and underused buildings in our towns and villages back into residential use. Tackling vacancy and combatting dereliction are…

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€311,170 funding announced for Youth Diversion Projects in Waterford

€311,170 funding announced for Youth Diversion Projects in Waterford

Green Party TD for Waterford welcomes €311,170 funding announced for Youth Diversion Projects in Waterford. Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes €311,170  funding announced for Youth Diversion Projects in Waterford to assist them in supporting young people through education, training and personal development. The funding is part of a broader €6.7m fund…

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Evening and Night Time Economy funding

Evening and Night Time Economy funding

Green Party TD for Waterford encourages Waterford pubs, clubs and cafés to apply for Evening and Night Time Economy funding for their businesses. Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh encourages Waterford pubs, clubs and cafés to apply for grants of up to €10,000 per business as part of a new Evening and Night…

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€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

€339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford.

Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh has today welcomed €339,755 funding for 5 key heritage projects in Waterford. The funding announced today by Minister Malcolm Noonan has been allocated to Waterford City & County Council under the Historic Structures Fund which is administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It is…

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