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Chambers Ireland Digest – 12 February 2018

Posted on February 14th, 2018

Summary of the Valuation System and National Revaluation Programme

 Working with the Valuation Office, Chambers Ireland has put together a summary which aims to assist Chambers and their members in the understanding of the Valuation System and National Revaluation Programme which is currently undertaking a revaluation of all rateable properties in Ireland. The attached summary provides brief information including the role of the Valuation Officereasons why rates increase and how to appeal a valuation.

The purpose of a revaluation is to bring more equity, uniformity, fairness and transparency into the local authority rating system resulting in a more equitable…

Retail Therapy for Retailers! Developing a Growth Strategy for your Retail Business

Posted on February 12th, 2018

Ennis Chamber in conjunction with Clare Local Enterprise Office is hosting a breakfast briefing on Wednesday, 7th March at 7:30am-11:30am for owner/managers of retail and consumer facing businesses across Clare.  The seminar is targeted at fashion/jewellery retailers, cafes, restaurants, foodservice outlets, hotels, beauty salons, gyms, opticians, pharmacies, florists and other service providers that are looking to adopt new business practices and accelerate the growth of their retail business in 2018.

Attendees will hear about retail trends for 2018 from leading retail mentor James Burke, who was the retail adviser to Fergal Quinn’s Retail Therapy Programme and widely regarded as a pioneer…

Ennis Chamber welcomes new Working Group to examine USC-PRSI merge

Posted on February 12th, 2018

Chambers IrelandEnnis Chamber has fully endorsed the stance taken by Chambers Ireland this week in welcoming the announcement by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD,  to establish a cross – departmental Working Group to examine and report on options for the amalgamation of USC and PRSI.

William Cahir,  President, Ennis Chamber said, “We welcome the clear commitment from Government to long-term planning and the reform of our personal taxation system. Increased simplification of the tax system will be welcome for both employers and employees alike.

He added, “However, having successfully broadened the tax base with the introduction…

Ennis Chamber Supports Town Retail Support Programme

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Ennis Chamber is delighted to support the Local Enterprise Office in offering what is an excellent opportunity to local retailers and consumer facing businesses.

The ‘Town Retail Support Programme’ is a training initiative designed  to give participating businesses expert advice and strategic focus.

 Delivered by James Smith & Associates (best known for their work with Feargal Quinn) the one-to-one programme targeted at owner/managers, will challenge 15 retail / customer facing businesses about how they currently do business and will look at real ways to improve sales growth and profitability.

 If you are the…

European Movement Ireland – Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

Posted on February 5th, 2018

As part of the Future of Europe Dialogues series, European Movement Ireland, Ireland’s oldest European-affairs-focused organisation, will be organizing the latest Citizens’ Dialogue to take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

The public dialogue is a unique opportunity to discuss the role of Ireland and its citizens in the Future of Europe. In attendance will be Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, joined by Pat McDonagh, CEO of Supermac’s and Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland. The debate will cover topics such as:

  • How can we create a

10 week Management Development Programme for Owner/Managers

Posted on February 5th, 2018

The Local Enterprise Office Clare is hosting a 10 week Management Development Programme for Owner/ Managers at Hotel Woodstock in Ennis.


This Programmes covers: –

  • Business planning and development
  • Financial planning
  • Strategic marketing online and offline
  • Business legislation
  • Personal development
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Time management
  • HR management

Dates: Thursdays from 6pm – 9pm; February 15th: Each Thursday evening for 10 weeks. 

To register for this course click here.

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