Waterford Chamber meets An Tanaiste


Waterford Chamber meets An Tanaiste


Waterford Chamber welcomed the opportunity to meet with An Tanaiste, Minister Frances Fitzgerald today to lobby on behalf of members on a number of issues.


Chamber President Paul Nolan, CEO Gerald Hurley and Deputy President Kathryn Kiely brought a number of matters to the table discussion, including the necessity for Government to invest in the North Quays and the urgent need for cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford.


Speaking after the meeting, Chamber President Paul Nolan said: “Waterford Chamber is all about job is one of our main focuses for the year ahead and that was very much to the fore with our meeting with An Tanaiste. We must congratulate Bausch + Lomb on their new development and job creation and now we need to see more of the same. It is tremendous that an outside organisation such as Al Hokair have the confidence to come to Waterford and that such a development will lead to 1,200 jobs in construction and at least 2,000 more once fully operational.


“The Government must invest to make this a reality as the obvious spin off in terms of tourism and back up services is paramount to the growth of the region. We impressed upon the Tanaiste, on her first official visit to the city as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the need to prioritise opportunities for investment in Waterford in its position as the regional capital of the South East.”



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