Category: Press Releases

Funding for the upgrade and development of nine Community Centres throughout Waterford.

Funding for the upgrade and development of nine Community Centres throughout Waterford.

Green Party TD for Waterford Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes funding for the upgrade and development of nine Community Centres throughout Waterford. The funding represents the largest ever capital investment in upgrading Community Centres and will see grants of between €25,000 to €300,000 provided to successful projects nationwide – nine of them in Waterford. The funding…

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Households Across Waterford entitled to Fuel Allowance for the first time

Households Across Waterford entitled to Fuel Allowance for the first time

Changes made to the qualifying criteria for the fuel allowance will make the payment available to hundreds of families across Waterford for the first time from January, a development welcomed by Green Party TD, Marc Ó Cathasaigh. Fuel allowance is a means-tested payment to assist pensioners and other low-income households with their winter heating costs,…

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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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