Archive for the 'Business' Category

Minister Killeen Comments On Foreign Travel

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 - The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has confirmed that Minister of State Tony Killeen has never travelled to Florida to visit the NASA Space Centre, under the auspices of the FAS “Space Challenge” project.


Commercial Rate Freeze Announced In Limerick

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Businesses in County Limerick were buoyed by the news that Limerick County Council will not be increasing the commercial rate for a second year in a row.


Microsemi Expansion Sets Example For Other Companies To Follow, Says Minister Killeen

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Monday, 15 December 2008 - Minister of State and Clare T.D. Tony Killeen has described the announcement of 315 new jobs at Microsemi in Ennis as a clear demonstration of the Midwest Region’s leading position as a location for premium overseas high tech manufacturing investments.


North Kerry To West Limerick Walking And Cycling Route To Be Upgraded

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Monday, 15 December 2008 - West Limerick is destined for a tourism boost in 2009 following the news that major development and upgrading works are to take place on a walking and cycling route along the former Limerick to Kerry railway line.

great southern trail contract signing pic

Gathered at the County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick to sign the main contract for the upgrade and further development of the Great Southern Trail were from left: John Pentony, Director of Jons Civil Engineering Co Ltd; Josephine Cotter-Coughlan, Director of Services, Limerick County Council; Ned Gleeson, Manager of Limerick County Council; Anthony Coleman, Administrative Officer, Limerick County Council; Brian Finnegan, Commercial Manager, Jons Engineering Co Ltd; and Bernadette Pentony, Director of Jons Engineering Co Ltd. Picture by Dave Gaynor.

Irish Hospitality Sector Steps Up To Meet Economic Challenges

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Tuesday, 02 December 2008 – The economic downturn and resultant decline in consumer spending has presented the Irish hospitality sector with a unique opportunity to reinvent itself, according to ’s leading provider of on-line marketing, web design and web reservations software.


Mayor Describes Job Losses At Shannon As “Hammer Blow” To West Of Economy

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Tuesday, 02 December 2008 – The Mayor of Clare today described the loss of 150 jobs at Shannon-based industrial diamonds company, Element Six, as a hammer blow to the entire West of economy.


Clare Tourism Sector Unites To Combat Economic Downturn

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 - Finding a solution to the sharp drop in visitor numbers to County Clare was discussed by over 150 tourism providers at a major event in Ennis last evening.


Killeen Describes Pre-Clearance Facility As A Shot In The Arm For Midwest

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Friday, 14 November 2008 - Minister of State and Clare T.D. Tony Killeen has described the news that Shannon will shortly be the first airport in to offer full pre-clearance facilities as a “shot in the arm” for the entire Midwest region.


Award for Shannon Recycling Centre

Monday, November 10th, 2008

An Award was presented to Shannon Recycling Centre at the 2008 Repak Annual National Award Ceremony, which took place recently in Dublin.

The Shannon Recycling Centre was one of three finalists in the “Best Civic Amenity Site” category.  The objective of the Repak AwardS is to promote and encourage good recycling practice amongst industry, local authorities, waste contractors and youth.  This is a significant achievement for Shannon Recycling Centre, which only opened for business in July 2007.

L- R:  Bill Dolan (Repak), John Hennessy (Shannon Recycling Centre Manager), Councillor Patricia McCarthy, Ger Dollard (Shannon Town Manager) and Olivier Galliot (Project Manager of RPS).

Minister Killeen Welcomes Agreement On A 33% Increase In Mackerel Catch For 2009

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Wednesday, 05 November 2008 - The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Tony Killeen TD, has welcomed the conclusions of the fisheries consultations between the Faroe Islands, Norway and the European Community on the management of mackerel in the North-East Atlantic for 2009.