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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

JULY STIMULUS PACKAGE PUBLISHED

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;

MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL ANNOUNCE MEASURES TO HELP BUSINESSES GET BACK ON TRACK

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