Lobbying on Public Procurement

Chambers Ireland has called on the Government to make immediate changes to the public procurement process to facilitate SME involvement and benefit the economy as a whole. The call comes in advance of a meeting of stakeholders with the Office of Government Procurement. As we know, SMEs in Ireland are extremely frustrated over how they […]

Jobs Bulletin – April 11th

· IBEC, Central Bank and ESRI reports all predict Ireland’s continuing growth this year · New €500,000 Government fund for aviation and manufacturing sectors · $16m collaboration announced between Mayo Clinic and Enterprise Ireland · As two new tourism initiatives are announced, survey shows half of tourists plan to return to Ireland · Claremorris to […]

Energising Ireland’s Rural Economy

·        An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD  (14 April, 2014) launched “Energising Ireland’s Rural Economy” the report of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA). The report was jointly commissioned in September 2012 by Minister Phil Hogan, T.D., and Minister Simon Coveney, T.D. in recognition that a number of commitments relating to economic […]

Response to queries about standing charges for water

·        No decisions have been made yet about the level of water charges, including any standing charge. ·        The Government will make sure the charge is fair, equitable and it is anticipated that the combination of policy decisions by Government, and the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) consideration (including public consultation), will ensure that reduced […]