Latest Chambers Ireland Survey Highlights Costs to Business in Reopening and Calls for More Support from Government

Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers has today (30 April 2020) published results from a survey of the Irish business community. This survey seeks to quantify and highlight

Ballina Fringe Festival & Pure Ballina! Promise to Shine Again in October

Ballina Fringe Festival, now in its third year, will take place 9-18 October.  The good news was announced today by festival organisers, who are actively planning ahead and looking forward

Tóg Mé Bhaile go Mhaigh Eó – “Take Me Home to Mayo”

by Paul Kostiak Part 1 – Nice to Meet You There are very few places on Earth that have truly captured my heart. I’ve traveled the world, over one million

Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

A trans-disciplinary National Town Centre Health Check Training Programme in conjunction with 8 participating towns across the country. Overview The Heritage Council, RGDATA and the Retail Consortium, in collaboration with

Ireland’s Town Centres- Colouring Series for Kids

Ireland’s Town Centres have centuries and centuries of heritage in their historic market squares, streets and buildings. The Heritage Council’s Colouring in drawings for Kids aim to support these wonderful

Free online Business Planning Course from Chambers Ireland and Griffith College to Address Key Current Issues for Irish Businesses

Chambers Ireland, in association with Griffith College, are running a Free online business planning course for its 8,000 members nationwide.  The course will address the key concerns that businesses across

Rebooting The Economy – Your Opportunity to have a say!

The 3rd Chambers Ireland survey has just been launched. Ballina Chamber and all the Mayo Chambers network are asking ALL businesses across all sectors in Co Mayo to complete this

Businesses urged to start planning for comeback after Covid-19 restrictions lift

Businesses should start to plan how they will come back when Covid-19 restrictions lift, speaking to Ireland AM, today, Tuesday, Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said businesses

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities must enable more equitable charges to business users

Chambers Ireland has made a submission to the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) asking them to be more flexible in how business consumers are billed as part of

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020

On Friday, 27 March 2020, the Government passed the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020, which introduces additional supports and protections for renters during the COVID-19 emergency

Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme – Competitive Call for Funding

Enterprise Ireland will launch a call for funding on April 20 to support retail companies to enhance their digital capability. This is a competitive fund which will be administered by

COVID-19 Mayo County Council Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline has been established by Mayo County Council to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health

Essential Services

The Government has released the confirmed list of Essential Services, these are the workplaces who are permitted to operate during this period of enhanced restrictions. (LIST OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES link)

Commercial Rates

Ballina Chamber of Commerce Press Release 20th March 2020 The Government has today  (20 March, 2020) agreed with local authorities that they should agree to defer rates payments due from

Covid-19 Training and Workshops

Ballina Chamber continues to host COVID-19 training sessions supported by many of its own members, but is also working in association with Chambers Ireland and partner supports, as well asMayo

COVID-19: Resources for Business

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation – Key Supports for Reopening your Small Business Webinars –  Click here to view upcoming Chamber Network Webinars InterTrade Ireland Webinars Fáilte Ireland Webinars for

Financial Business Supports during COVID-19

Our advice in the first instance is to make contact with your Accountant and with your Relationship Manager in your Bank or Credit Union who is best placed to guide

Chambers Ireland survey results highlight severity of economic impact and calls for unprecedented economic stimulus for post-pandemic recovery

Ballina Chamber, fellow Mayo Chambers and Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers has today (9 April 2020) published the results of a survey of its members, which seeks

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD announces Major Expansion of Business Supports for SMEs

Minister Heather Humphreys TD, today announced a major expansion of supports for all businesses impacted by COVID-19. €1 billion in liquidity measures available for SMEs €180m Sustaining Enterprise Fund launched

The EU’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the coming weeks, the Chambers Ireland team and some guest contributors, will be bringing you blogs and articles to keep you posted on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting

Cashflow Webinar for Business affected by Covid 19

Next Monday, April 6th, at 11am, AIB will be hosting a webinar ‘Accessing Financial Supports and Cashflow Management through Covid-19‘ for all Chambers and businesses. In this webinar you will hear from Deirdre

Chambers Ireland launches latest Covid-19 Business Community Survey

This morning, Chambers Ireland launches our second Covid-19 Business Community Survey. This survey is targeted at business owners and operators, both those who are members of their local chambers of