MINISTER for Older People Jim Daly opened the En-Suite Development Project at Waterford’s Holy Ghost Residential Home.
Previously, many of the rooms at the Holy Ghost were not en suite. Recognising that communal bathrooms are a thing of the past, the Board decided to take action. Now, a new wing has been constructed and existing rooms have been extended and renovated to incorporate en suites.
In 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry VIII that the house be owned by the charity, governed by a Board of Trustees and their successors.
This tradition continues as the Holy Ghost Home is still run as a non-profit charitable organisation, governed by a Board of Trustees and the Charities Regulator.