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Removal of ‘no-deal’ welcome, now is the time for constructive solutions -Chambers Ireland

Commenting this evening (13 March 2019) on the UK Parliament’s vote on leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship, Chambers Ireland Chief

Funding For Creative Events For Children – Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Do you have an idea for a creative event for children and young people? Now you can make it happen! Mayo County Council is seeking proposals for events for children

Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update

*UPDATED* Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update No Deal Scenario Chambers Ireland recently received an update from colleagues in the UK regarding a meeting held with HMRC on Wednesday,

A Ballina Botanical Masterpiece … Paul Kirwin of Topline Archers

Two things scare me in life. The first is any letter coming through the door with the Harp Logo on the envelope, and the second are dogs. The first, I

“I’m a lumberjack, and that’s OK!….” Paul Kirwin Gardening Specialist and Consultant

The first of a series of Blogs from Paul Kirwin, Garden Department Manager for Topline Archers and gardening columnist for the Roscommon Herald. Gardening Specialist and Consultancy As a result

ARTIST USES €10K TO FISH FOR KNOWLEDGE IN THE DIGITAL SOCIETY

In Mayo this Autumn , the Ballina Arts Centre hosts one artist’s response to technological change. A €10,000 “digital society” bursary has been awarded by Digital Transformations to multimedia and

Local Enterprise Office Mayo Spring Summer training Schedule launched for 2019

Training courses offered by Mayo LEO Everyone in business is well aware that if you remain static, you’ll very quickly be left behind. Business practice continues to evolve with disruptive

Budget Highlights 2019

Budget 2019 was presented yesterday and was the first Budget since 2007 to be ‘balanced’.  There were no big winners from yesterday’s announcements. Increases in weekly Social Welfare payments, tobacco

Other Voices Ballina along the Wild Atlantic way

On Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th, 2018, the vibrant town of Ballina in Co. Mayo will provide a stunning backdrop to Other Voices, the internationally acclaimed music television

Get ready for Food Fleadh Ballina

Food Fleadh Ballina, Co Mayo makes a welcome return for its fifth year this September 2018. With a four day programme planned Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th September 2018, visitors  and

Ballina Salmon Festival FREE Kids Events along the Wild Atlantic Way

Ballina Salmon Festival kicks off, 8th – 15th July featuring some great ‘free to attend’ events and activities for all the family. Specially for kids, there’s “Come Try It” (for

Lady of the Moy, Kate-Leigh Farrell promotes North Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way

UCD Geography Society October 5, 2017  – This week marks the first of the society’s new social media campaign, where every week each committee member will write a post about

Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation – Brexit Preparedness Notices

Efforts are currently underway to reach an agreement to ensure the withdrawal of the UK from the EU occurs with minimum disruption and to put in place a framework for

Glitz n Glam Casino Night returns to Ballina as local GAA Club, Ballina Stephenites hosts night to remember.

Ballina Stephenites GAA Club is proud to announce the return of its very successful Casino Night. After its inaugural night in 2017 and due to popular demand the Casino Night

Ballina Chamber launches Shop Local Campaign

Shift the balance ‘in favour of ‘the home team’ by switching to quality Irish products in your local shops in Ballina. Ballina Chamber of Commerce has made an appeal to hard

Broadhaven Irish Tours is ready for the new season!

Broadhaven Irish Tours; a combination of local knowledge, exclusive Irish tour guiding, a pub with the finest Guinness in Ireland and breathtaking scenery.  This is what makes up the Broadhaven

Jobs in Ballina Co Mayo

Dillon’s Bar & Restaurants Full time chef required to join our ever expanding professional team .Minimum 3 years’ experience required. Also waiter/waitress required, experience essential. Call Paul at 089 4868685

Its the Season Of Love in Ballina

      Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a

A Stroll back in Time

  Hotels in Ballina The Irish Tourist Association conducted a survey of Ballina town in August 1942.  The aim of the survey was to determine the suitability of Ballina for

New bar reopens in the heart of Ballina town

Ballina has always had a great reputation for quality night life, sophisticated bars and urban chic night clubs in the West of Ireland. With the addition of recently renovated bar

Chambers Ireland June Newsletter

Chief Executive’s Welcome This month we entered into Budget 2018 planning season. The Government held the National Economic Dialogue (NED) this week, entitled “Sustainable and inclusive growth in the context

A Fire Safety Notice from Rouse Insurance

Hugh Rouse, of Rouse Insurance and Health and Safety Advisor says  ‘We are all horrified at this week’s London fire. What those people experienced is almost unthinkable, and the horror

Ballina Business Profile: Specsavers Ballina

Specsavers Ballina opened in April 2014. It is run and owned by the Ophthalmic Director Eva Roache and Retail Director Kelley McGrath. Since opening Specsavers Ballina has proudly and passionately

Ballina Business Profile: The Broken Jug

Award winning Broken Jug Bar & Restaurant The Broken Jug, Ballina the backbone of evening and night time entertainment in the North west of Ireland caters for every celebration, whether

Ballina Business Profile: Ballina Motor Care

Ballina Motor Care is a family owned and run business incorporated in 1993, starting with just two employees. Ballina Motor Care has grown progressively over the years and this expansion

Western River Basin District

Angling report – w/e 19th March 2017   Salmon Angling River Moy The first fish of the season was caught on St. Patrick’s Day by Gerry Seck, Crossmolina, on the

Mothering Sunday in Ballina

With Mothers Day just around the corner heres a little piece to get us thinking of the important role all mother’s play in our everyday life. Mother’s Maintenance Manual Many

Ballina Business Profile: The Ice House

History of the Hotel Originally called the ‘Iceland Cottage’ the Ice House hotel is a building steeped in history. Strategically positioned on the Moy Estuary, (which became the principal sea-port of Ireland)

Ballina Business Profile: Beautiful Touch

Salon owner and senior therapist, Sinéad O’ Hora, qualified from Mayoralty Beauty College in June 2002 having excelled in ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO exams. Between 2002 and 2008, Sinéad worked in

Arts March Madness in Ballina 2017

March 2017 at Ballina Arts Centre Visual Art: Girlhood: Orla Sloyan Official Opening: Friday 10th March, 8pm Throughout the months of March and April, Ballina Arts Centre will present Girlhood,

Ballina Business Profile: Merricks Hardware

Merrick’s Hardware first opened its doors unofficially in 1984 and launched itself into a fully operational family run business in 1985, celebrating 33 years in business this year! And its

Valentine Love is in the Air in Ballina

Here we are at the start of what we hope will be another busy year- The Love Fest of Valentine’s Day is a mere matter of days away and St.

Ballina Business Profile: Twin Trees Hotel (formerly the Downhill House Hotel)

Twin Trees Hotel | Accommodation | Occasions | Weddings |Dining | Activities | Conferences | Leisure Twin Trees Hotel is owned & managed by David & Rachael Smith. The Twin

Give the one you love “Ballina Shop Local Gift Vouchers” this Valentine’s Day…

Looking for the perfect Gift for the one you love for Valentine’s Day (or Mother’s Day)? Then look no further! Shop Local Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift for the one

Ballina Business Profile: Corinne Beattie Photographer

Corinne Beattie Photography; Freelance Photographer specialising in Portrait and Wedding work. Based in the beautiful town of Ballina, Co Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way, Corinne has worked as a professional

Ballina Chamber Shop Local Vouchers

Ballina Chamber of Commerce “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” are the perfect all year round gift idea and are not just for Christmas. This gives you the opportunity to treat family

Chamber Membership and what it means for Your Business

What is the point in becoming a member of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce you may well ask. Ballina Chamber is here to support your business. The initiatives that the

North Mayo features in ’20 of the hottest tickets in travel for 2017′

We knew it, the people of North Mayo always knew it, in fact some would say it was a carefully guarded secret, but now the secrets out and thanks to

NEVER MIND THE BAUBLES – ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS’ CHARITY SINGLE

“The Baubles” a collection of Ballina musicians formed to record a Christmas charity single to raise money in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. MS Ireland are a fantastic charity that provide

Mid term deals in Ballina Co Mayo

Anyone will know that planning a break during school holidays is fraught with challenges. Dragging the kids away from their friends during the week of midterm may not go down

Irish Chambers Meet High Ranking EU Officials to Discuss Priorities for Irish Business

A delegation from the Irish Chamber of Commerce Network, led by Chambers Ireland, today (12/10/2016) met with key officials from across the European Commission to discuss matters of importance to

Budget 2017: What it means for YOU

Tuesday’s Budget as announced by Minister Noonan was favourable towards the self employed with an increase in the earned income tax credit by €400 bringing it to €950. Universal Social

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina

Angling report – w/e 4th September 2016 Compiled by Myles Kelly Salmon Angling River Moy Angling effort is well down on the Moy now, compared to this time last year

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina & Galway Angling report – w/e 14th August 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Anglers on the River Moy system experienced a rather difficult week with fluctuating water levels impacting on fishing for most of the time.

Microsoft OneDrive for your Business

One place for everything in your life? So, what is Microsoft OneDrive? Well, the official explanation says that it’s an online service “that allows users to sync files and later

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina

Angling report – w/e 31st July 2016 Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Fishing on the River Moy slowed down somewhat during the week, while fluctuating water levels resulted

Market and Fair Days in Ballina Co Mayo

Are ye going to the fair at all? A Step back in time with James Reddiough. The leaves are turning and the winter is nigh as I type this column

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina Angling report – w/e 10th July 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy The Moy system accounted for a reported catch of 517 salmon for the week. This brought the season total, to date, to 3,368

4 great Ballina Bars to enjoy watching the Euros

Ireland maybe out of Euro 2016, but we can still enjoy watching the footie and Euro 2016 in one or all of these great Ballina bars, Co Mayo. Each pub

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina Angling report – w/e 19th June 2016

Salmon Angling River Moy The Moy system produced a whopping 645 salmon for the week bringing the yearly total, so far, to 1631. Heavy rain on Monday resulted in excellent

Fishing Update-Western River Basin, week ending 12th June

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy The very low water levels continued to impact on the angling on the River Moy. Yet, some fisheries saw some good catches. The

Angling report for June W/E 5th 2016

Western River Basin District – IFI Ballina Salmon & Sea Trout Angling   River Moy  The extremely dry and sunny weather impacted heavily on angling conditions during the week. Water levels

Angling Update – Week Ending 22nd May 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Anglers experienced another difficult week on the Moy with angling improving over the weekend. Only a few fish were reported during the early

Ballina Angling Report

Salmon Angling  River Moy With approximately 100 salmon reported, the River Moy had its best week of the season, so far.  On Coolcronan, Garry Keavaney had a 9 lbs. fish

The Road to Downpatrick

The Road to Downpatrick; Notes from Ballyglass, Ballycastle.

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