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3.2m government funding for Ballina’s 18th Century Military Barracks.

€3.2m government funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund 2018 has been approved for the transformation of Ballina’s 18th century

N26 Roadworks into Ballina Co Mayo

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has made representation on behalf of its Chamber members to Mayo County Council in respect to

Famine Exhibition opens in Ballina Co. Mayo on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Ballina Lions Club are proud to announce details of their upcoming Famine Exhibition which will be held in the Ballina

Ballina Chamber hosts Employers and Pensions Seminar

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be hosting an Employers and Pensions – Roles & Responsibilities Seminar delivered by Zurich in

Budget 2019 : Chambers Ireland review

“Government’s chosen path for Budget 2019 will produce long term benefits for the Irish economy if measures announced are implemented

Budget Highlights 2019

Budget 2019 was presented yesterday and was the first Budget since 2007 to be ‘balanced’.  There were no big winners

New Cycle of ACORNS – Support scheme for Female Entrepreneurs

ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups), focuses on early stage female entrepreneurs, whose businesses are located in rural

Making Historic Towns along the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC)

Save the Date – Making Historic Towns along the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) – 22 November Ballina, Co. Mayo A

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

‘Exchequer Returns’ signal importance of prudence in Budget 2019

Press Release Exchequer Returns signal importance of prudence in Budget 2019 4 September 2018: Commenting on the release of today’s

Ballycroy National Park Receives €2.1 million Funding

  Fáilte Ireland has announced funding approval for a €2.1m 56km cycle track through part of the Ballycroy National Park.

Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018 shortlist Revealed

  Awards Shortlist reveals wide-ranging work at local level across Ireland    Chambers Ireland today (14 August 2018) revealed the

Atlantic Rhythm show Tradbeats set to wow tourists visiting Mayo

  Fresh from their phenomenal run on TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent, the young musicians and dancers of Atlantic Rhythm have

Ballina Chamber meets with An Taoiseach and Heads of Government bodies this July.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has never been so busy, and the month of July is not over yet. Remove the

First three acts announced for St. Michael’s Church at Other Voices Ballina 2018 September 28th – 29th, Co. Mayo

September 28th and 29th 2018 sees the Other Voices Festival burst into life in our gorgeous town of Ballina, Co. Mayo. The

Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network

Chambers Ireland today (12 July 2018) launched its Pre Budget 2019 Submission, recommending that Government use Budget 2019 as an

Chambers Ireland welcomes green-light for EU-Japan Trade Deal

Chambers Ireland welcomes the news that the EU and Japan have been authorised to formally ratify a new trade deal,

2018 Mayo Business Awards Applications are now OPEN

The Mayo Business Awards are a cross community initiative supported by the Mayo Chambers and other local business organisations with

Brexit Preparedness Notices

  Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation – Brexit Preparedness Notices     Efforts are currently underway to reach an

Ballina Crowned “Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town out the of the 32 Counties of Ireland in 2018″

Ballina has been crowned “Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town 2018”.  The Ireland’s Best Kept Tidy Towns Awards took place today

Teenage entrepreneurs from Mayo swop the classroom for Connemara

    Seventeen teenage entrepreneurs, including six from Mayo, are swopping the classroom for the countryside this week, as they

Other Voices Ballina Co Mayo September 28th & 29th, 2018

On Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th, 2018, the vibrant town of Ballina in Co. Mayo will provide a

Selling to Government – Introduction – Breakfast Briefing

InterTradeIreland in partnership with the Office of Government Procurement, Enterprise Ireland, Ibec, SFA, ISME, CIF and Chambers Ireland are delighted

Tubs comes to Ballina Co Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way

So Ryan Tubridy has just finished a live broadcast in Ballina, which kicked off this morning, Thursday 31st May from

Chambers Ireland welcomes the launch of Project Ireland 2040 funds

Chambers Ireland today, welcomed the launch of the €4 billion Project Ireland 2040 funds for rural development, urban regeneration, climate

Brave Mayo Famine Girls sent to Australia to be Remembered

The resilience and courage of c 140 girls from four Mayo workhouses who were sent to Australia 1848-50 will be

Ballina Chamber President urges Apple to consider North Mayo for Data Centre as it withdraws plans in Athenry.

Apple’s Data Centre withdrawal demonstrates need for urgent review of planning system. Commenting on today’s (10 May 2018) announcement by

Europe Day is a celebration and reminder of the importance of Ireland’s EU membership

Commenting on today’s (9 May 2018) Europe Day celebrations, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “Europe Day is

Get GDPR ready with Ballina Chamber of Commerce

Data protection applies to every business – it can be a sole trader, partnership or company. It applies if you

Ballina Chamber provides Export Documentation to National and International Businesses

Export Documentation Some countries request a Certificate of Origin with imports. This document proves the place of growth, production, or

COCA-COLA PROPOSES TRANSFER OF CONCENTRATE MANUFACTURING FROM ATHY TO BALLINA

      Press Release  2 May 2018 from Coke – Cola Coca-Cola has today announced that following a review

Mayo County Development Plan 2020 – 2026 – Have Your Say!

**HAVE YOUR SAY** The preparation of a new County Development Plan for Mayo, by Mayo County Council is underway with

Enterprise Ireland: Regional Enterprise Development Fund opportunity

Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund will support major new collaborative and innovative initiatives by business that aim to improve

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are you prepared?

New legislation is coming, deadline is May 25th 2018, are you prepared?   Looking after client and employee personal information,

Student Enterprise Awards County Final 2018

The Student Enterprise Programme County Final 2018 took place in The Great National Hotel Ballina, on Tuesday the 20th of

Diversity & Inclusion key to successful CSR in Irish Business

Earlier this month, Chambers Ireland officially launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2018 at AIB’s Bankcentre. The CSR Awards offer

Ballina Public Realm Plan

Ballina Public Realm Plan Consultation Boards ‌Mayo County Council, with support from with the Heritage Council, is preparing a Public Realm Plan for

‘Our World Our Lives’ opens as part of Áthas Ballina Children’s Art Festival

Every year Ballinglen Arts Foundation invites approximately 20 Mayo and Sligo National Schools to the Art Centre on Main Street,

Irish Water investing €19m In Mayo Area

Irish Water investing €19m to end discharge of untreated wastewater from Killala, Foxford and Charlestown   Project will have major

Active Communities Network was awarded the prestigious ‘Sport For Good’ award.

ACTIVE Communities Network   An organisation which uses sport to help change the lives of young people in the UK,

Diversity & Inclusion key to successful CSR in Irish Business

Chambers Ireland today (6 March 2018) launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2018 at AIB’s Bankcentre. The CSR Awards offer

Ballina Chamber of Commerce elects new Chamber President

Hugh Rouse of Rouse Insurance  has been elected as the new President of Ballina Chamber of Commerce. In his address, he

Chambers Ireland welcomes publication of draft legal text of the UK Withdrawal Agreement

  Chambers Ireland today (28 February 2018) welcomes the publication of the draft legal text for the Withdrawal Agreement by the

IDA Ireland launches ‘Invest in Mayo’

Castlebar, Mayo – February 8th 2018 – IDA Ireland has launched ‘Invest in Mayo’, the latest phase of its digital marketing

Chambers Ireland welcomes establishment of new Working Group to examine USC-PRSI merge

Chambers Ireland today (6 February 2018) welcomed the announcement by Minister Paschal Donohoe to establish a cross – departmental Working Group to

Chambers Ireland welcomes strong Exchequer returns

Commenting on today’s (2 February 2018) announcement of the Exchequer surplus with the publication of the January Fiscal Monitor, Chambers Ireland

Happy Christmas to all our members!

Chamber President Paul Regan would like to extend the warmest of season’s greetings to all our members and wish you

Golden Rules Safe Online Shopping

The Internet provides a safe and convenient forum for people to shop and communicate with friends and family. And while

Buy Shop Local Gift Vouchers and help keep money local this Christmas!

Commenting on the announcement that there are now over 40 local shops and businesses redeeming Shop Local Gift Vouchers Paul Regan, President

Ballina Chamber launches new Brand

Ballina Chamber, as a member of the Chambers Ireland network, launched a new brand today, reflecting their strength and influence

More to Europe than Brexit

Irish Chambers Meet EU Senior Officials to Discuss Priorities for Irish Business A delegation from the Irish Chamber of Commerce

Connolly Motors Group puts Ballina on the map

Written by Gabrielle Monaghan, Sunday Indo Business October 23 2017 1:30 AM At the southern section of the N17 –

Local woman is launching Facebook marketing book

Enniscrone native, Louise McDonnell, has issued an open invitation to the launch of her first book, Facebook Marketing, the essential

Highlights of Budget 2017 —- How was it for YOU ???

    Another Year Another Budget ——- Good points, Bad Points and a lot of Talking Points. Here are the

Jack Fenn’s Courtyard Opens @Belleek Castle

Great news for Ballina as a brand new foodie destination set in Jack Fenn’s Courtyard at Belleek Castle, opens to the

Proper Consideration Must be Given to the Impact of Local Adjustment Factor in Local Property Tax

Local Authority Budgets and LPT Decisions should be aligned to improve quality of decision making  As Councils across the country

Excellent Work Undertaken by Local Authorities Highlighted In Awards Shortlist

Chambers Ireland announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2017. This year there are a total of

Ceide Coast Among Finalists Announced for EU Competition for Best Tangible Cultural Destination in Ireland  

Fáilte Ireland today announced the three Irish finalists of this year’s EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) competition to find the

Old favourite re-opens under new management; Crockets on the Quay, Ballina Co Mayo

Crockets on the Quay, one of Ballina’s iconic pubs reopened recently under new management.  Situated on the banks of the

Affordable Childcare is Good for Families and Good for Business

Commenting on the launch of the Government’s ‘It Starts Now’ campaign, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,  “The

IFI Ballina Western River Basin District Angling report

Salmon Angling – weeks ending 23rd & 30th July 2017 River Moy Over the past two weeks the Moy system had

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

Competition heats up for Mayo’s favourite carvery venues

The Great Carvery of the Year competition has reached one of its most exciting and anticipated points with the reveal

New Driving Test Center opens in Ballina

The Official Opening of the New Permanent Driver Theory Test Center in Ballina, Co Mayo  Friday July 7, 2017   Moyagh Murdock,

Chambers Ireland Welcomes the Conclusion of EU-Japan Trade Negotiations

Chambers Ireland today (6 July 2017) welcomes the news of an agreement between the EU and Japan for a new

Chambers Ireland Pre-Budget Submission Calls for Increased Infrastructure Investment

Budget 2018 Cannot be Brexit-Proofed but Measures Needed to Mitigate Against Serious Challenges We Must Act On Matters Within Our

Ballina Business Community Launches Business Watch

Following on from a recent Town Centre Health Check for Ballina, a retailer’s survey identified a need for a Business

SEAI Smart Lighting Grant

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland is introducing  a new pilot SME support  – Smart Lighting grant scheme. The goal

Las Vegas comes to Ballina GAA Club

Las Vegas comes to Ballina at the Great National Hotel Ballina Saturday 10th June, as local Club Ballina Stephenites GAA

Announcement of Brexit Supports for Small Business Welcome

Chambers Ireland today (30 May 2017) welcomed the announcement by Minister for State Pat Breen of a range of supports

IFI Ballina Western River Basin District

  Angling report – w/e 21st May 2017     Salmon Angling   River Moy   The Moy system produced

Route Millennia Mayo – 6 Unique Visitors experiences with 6000 years of History and Culture

Route Millennia Mayo is being officially being launched at the Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street, Ballina at 2 p.m on

Mayo Business Awards returns in 2017

The Mayo Business Awards aim to celebrate all businesses in every town and village throughout the county and we encourage

Competitive start fund for female entrepreneurs

Calling all female entrepreneurs – Date for the Diary -Weds May 3rd 2017 –  Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

UEFA Development Under 16 Tournament bound for Ballina

Young footballers are being given a wonderful chance to showcase their talents and make crucial progress as players through UEFA’s

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

What is Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs? Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a pan-European mobility scheme for entrepreneurs, initiated by the

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

IFI Ballina Western River Basin District

  Angling report – w/e 23rd April 2017 Salmon Angling River Moy   Salmon angling on the River Moy picked

Food Fleadh Ballina returns 25th- 26th-27th August 2017

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S FOOD FLEADH BALLINA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 8TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ***** Click here

Ballina ‘Business Watch’ launch Wednesday 26th April 2017

As part of a recent Town Centre Health Check for Ballina, (a collaborative pilot scheme conducted by The Heritage Council,

Irish Rural Link Annual Conference – Friday 5th May, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

The conference; “Micro Enterprise: A Key to Rural Employment – Outlining Pathways to Europe’’ will allow participants to reflect on

St Muredachs College, Ballina represent Ireland at F1 in Schools World Finals

On March 21st , St Muredachs College, Ballina, team qualified for the 2017 F1 in Schools World Finals, where they

Strong Economic Forecasts Highlight Urgent Need to Address Infrastructure Deficits

Commenting on the publication today (11 April 2017) of the Draft Stability Programme Update, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers

Talks Urgently Needed to Resolve Damaging Industrial Action

Chambers Ireland today (31 March 2017) called on management at Bus Eireann and the Unions to utilise the industrial relations

FRONTLINE PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS BUSINESS CONCERNS ALONG THE BORDER

COLLECTION OF FIRST HAND TESTIMONY COLLECTED FROM LOUTH TO DONEGAL BRINGS FOCUS ON CONCERNS OF BUSINESSES ON THE FRONTLINE AS

Enhanced Credit Guarantee Scheme Is Good For Small Business

Chambers Ireland has today (21 March 2017) welcomed the announcement of the new Credit Guarantee Scheme 2017 by Minister for

Paul Regan remains on as Chamber President for a second term

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Paul Regan current President of Chamber of Commerce will remain as

All –island Civic Dialogue on Brexit – Report

The second plenary meeting of the All-island Civic Dialogue took place in Dublin Castle on 17 February 2017. A video

Irish Business Can Set a Standard for Best Practice Corporate Social Responsibility

Awards to recognise excellence in CSR launched today Chambers Ireland today (09/03/17) launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2017 in

European Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe to the European Parliament.

SMEs and Trade- Ready2Go Programme

The European Commission and the European Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME) launched Ready2Go to support European SMEs

EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan discusses all things Brexit in Ballina

People of Ballina and Mayo North are welcome to attend a Brexit Briefing in the North Mayo capital on Friday

A Clear Strategy for Regional Economic Development Needed – Ireland 2040

National Planning Framework must drive the sustainable economic growth of Ireland’s regions   Commenting on the launch of Ireland 2040

Action Plan for Jobs 2017 Key Pillar of Ireland’s Brexit Strategy  

Government Must Focus on Meeting Ambitious Jobs Targets Chambers Ireland today welcomed the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs

Increase in Capital Investment Needed to Meet Demands of Growing Economy

Commenting on today’s (31 January 2017) announcement by  Minister Donohoe and Minister Noonan of the Capital Plan Review, Ian Talbot,

Increased Variety of Apprenticeships & Traineeships a welcome addition to the Irish education landscape

Commenting on today’s (26 January 2017) announcement by Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD and Minister of State for Training

EIB Investment is a Welcome Support but Greater Levels of Capital Investment a Priority

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today (24 January 2017) confirmed investment of €825 million in Ireland in 2016.   Commenting

Competitive Start Fund – Opening Date Announced

A call for applications for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet,

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

Chambers campaign for Investment in N4 and N5

Chambers of Commerce along the N4 and N5 have been working together to raise awareness for the need for investment