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Western Chambers Call for Increased Funding for Ireland West Airport Knock

On October 22nd, Galway Chamber, along with representatives from Ballina Chamber and fellow Chambers in Mayo and Sligo, met virtually with Minister of State for International and Road Transport and

Revenue update on changes to EWSS subsidy rates and payment schedule

Last Monday (19/10/2020) the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, T.D., announced that the rates of subsidy provided for under the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) will be revised to achieve

Ballina Fringe Festival in association with the Ice House Hotel premieres short documentary film exploring the art collection of the Ice House Hotel.

Ballina Fringe Festival in association with the Ice House Hotel continues until Sunday, October 18 October, and in one of the festival highlights this year, art lovers can enjoy a

Brand new street art by Maser boosts Ballina to coincide with start of Ballina Fringe Festival

Street artist Maser makes strong, colourful impact during his short visit Ballina has a brand new, bold piece of street art in the heart of the town, thanks to renowned

Mayo County Council shortlisted in 5 cateogories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

Chambers Ireland today revealed the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020. In its 17th year, the Awards features a total of 86 projects from Local Authorities shortlisted

Expansionary approach to Budget 2021 – National Economic Plan must build on this.

The theme of the Chambers Ireland Budget submission is “Place” and through it we called on Government to support businesses to trade through the pandemic, by supporting liquidity, local economies

Business community calls for immediate clarification on potential new restrictions – evolved strategy for living with Covid-19 urgently required

This morning (5 October 2020) Chambers Ireland expresses concern at new advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team that the entire country should move to Level 5. Speaking this

Western Business Community Unite to Fight for Ireland West Airport Knock

The business community of Galway, Mayo and Sligo has united for the first time, to call with one voice for Government to respond to the challenges currently facing Ireland West

The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

At the beginning of September, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) published its Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy, which aims to give direction to

Chambers Ireland launches new research on digital learning and skills development during COVID-19 restrictions

Chambers Ireland today (22 September 2020) launches new data on engagement with training and life-long learning between the months of March and June. The survey polled businesses and employees to

Putting Place First – Government Budget 2021 stimulus must restore the health of our towns and cities

Chambers Ireland, supported by Ballina Chamber, launches its submission to Government detailing recommendations to be included in Budget 2021 and the longer term National Economic Plan. Aligned with the Sustainable

Become One of Ballina’s Swimming greats this September 13th by swimming the Moy Swim.

Great news in Ballina as the organisers of the Moy Swim announce the swim will take place in 2020, with a date now set for Sunday 13th September @ 3pm

Chambers Ireland Calls for National Co-ordinated Strategy on Managing Virus Needed to support Local Economies

Chambers Ireland has today (1 September) sent a letter to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlining the concerns of our members regarding the Government response to Covid-19 in advance of the


Chambers Ireland supported by the Chamber network has written to the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD asking that the Department of the Taoiseach establish a regular forum to discuss matters regarding

Taoiseach-led “Town Centre First” Initiative vital to national economic recovery stimulus package

In a submission to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Chambers Ireland today (30 July 2020) calls for the establishment of an inter-departmental National Town Centre Taskforce to revive urban centres, address


The Government has now published the July Stimulus Package, which aims to help businesses across Ireland recover & to return people to employment.The July Jobs Stimulus is the next phase in

Your Friday nights are about to get more interesting!

Friday Night Live from Ballina Music brings us together, even when we need to be apart. In that spirit, EAV- Event Audio Visual in collaboration with the Ballina Arts Centre

Chambers Ireland welcomes progress on Government Formation

Chambers Ireland today (15 June) welcomed progress in the formation of a new Government and the publication of a Programme for Government. Speaking this afternoon, Chief Executive Ian Talbot said;


As restrictions ease and businesses reopen their doors, Mayo County Council want to work with local business to assist them in getting their business back on track. Dedicated teams have

With our economy re-opening, the hard work is only beginning. Regional differentials risk being exacerbated

Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of Chambers has today (10 June 2020) published results from a survey of the Irish business community. This survey sought to quantify and highlight

Operational Guidelines & related business supports from Fáilte Ireland

Some of you may have been listening to our CEO Paul Kelly on Morning Ireland just now. Fáilte Ireland has just published the sector specific operational guidelines for the tourism

Online trading a lifeline for business – additional funding welcomed by Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland today (8 June 2020) welcomes news from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, that the Trading Online Voucher

Progress in Reopening Economy Welcome – Retention of Financial Support in this phase critical, says Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland welcomes this afternoon’s announcement (5 June 2020) that the “Roadmap to Re-Opening the Economy” will be escalated and compressed to four stages, rather five, and that we can

In briefing with Minister for Finance, Chambers Ireland calls for certainty on COVID-19 financial supports and commitment on National Development Plan

Ahead of this morning’s (5 June 2020) Cabinet meeting, Chambers Ireland welcomed Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, in a digital briefing to Chief Executives and Directors of our network of

Data Crucial to Obtaining Supports for Business – Chambers Ireland Launches Latest COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Chambers Ireland is today (27 May) launching our latest Covid-19 business impact survey. The target of this survey are the business owners and operators around the country, both those whose

Half measures not enough – Chambers Ireland calls for significant expansion of supports to support business through COVID-19 catastrophe

Following today’s (22 May 2020) launch of the Restart Fund, Chambers Ireland calls on Government to urgently commit to increased funding and a more expansive approach, so that businesses of

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

From Ballina to Pennsylvania, Sarah’s Story By Paul Kostiak Part 2 In the first installment of this series I wrote of my great grandmother Sarah Carden. You may recall that

Chambers Ireland welcomes wellspring of supports from An Post

Following today’s (20 May 2020) announcement from An Post of its commitment of €2 million worth of practical supports for Ireland’s SMEs to get back to business, Chambers Ireland welcomes

Ballina famine movie wins Jury Prize at Athis-Mons Film Festival

Locally made short film “A Famine Portrait” has received the Jury Prize at the 11th DiViPassion Short Film Festival in Athis-Mons in Paris-Orly, the twin town of Ballina in France.

The Rising Ballina 2016

Living History Market Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April 1916 / 2016 Ballina Military Barracks, Market Square, Ballina Co. Mayo To commemorate the Easter Rising centenary, the Ballina Military Barracks

Ballina goes Mad this March

Easter comes early this year and with this in mind Ballina’s St Patricks Day Parade and Easter festival, combined and named ‘March Madness’ kicks off Thursday 17th March with St

Mayo Manchester 2016

Hands up if you love Ballina in Manchester The Mayo Diaspora old and new were out in force in Manchester to promote the West of Ireland in the city’s annual St

Is whiskey really a man’s drink? – Rachel Nolan

Being a woman and a whiskey drinker has a certain stigma but that is all changing.. and fast! Greta Garbo perhaps said it best when she uttered her very first

Through Streets Broad and Narrow

Shops of yesteryear a Step back in Time with James Reddiough   The streets in Ardnaree and Ballina as well as the environs had small shops that were family owned

Tom Ruane – Soldier and Politician recalled by James Reddiough

On the Sligo road in Ballina in North Mayo is the Municipal Park dedicated to the memory of one Tom Ruane,  but do the younger generations realise who he was? Tom played

March in the Garden

By Garret Michael of Archers Ballina  March is the first month that you can get out and tackle those jobs that you couldn’t face in the winter months. It’s a

North Mayo – Ireland’s final frontier

By David Horkan, Paddle and Pedal As an outdoor enthusiast and being fond of adventure I am never left without something to explore in this diverse landscape. Being based in

Ballina Junior Golf Programme

The Ballina Junior Golf Programme started in the Ballina Golf Club in 2014. Since the programme started our numbers have grown from 30 to an expected 165 in 2016, a

David’s new “undertaking” to lift Enniscrone to new heights

Our neighbours in Enniscrone will have a seriously exciting new arrival to the town within the next few weeks, if local businessman David McGowan has his way. Ballina locals will

Ballina Chamber Of Commerce AGM

Ballina Chamber of Commerce AGM recently took place at Ballina Manor Hotel, the event highlighted the Chamber’s focus on delivering a member-centric approach, encouraging networking between members and businesses and

Mixed news for Ballina in 2016 General Election

Mayo has opted to return just one of the two Ballina sitting TDs to the Dáil in the recent General Election, with Fianna Fail’s Dara Calleary retaining his seat and