CETA Ratification Pivotal to Future of EU Trade Agenda

Posted on February 14th, 2017

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CETA Ratification Pivotal to Future of EU Trade Agenda

Today (14th February 2017) on the eve of the European Parliament’s crucial vote on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada, Chambers Ireland and national Chambers from across Europe call on EU leaders and governments to stand firmly in favour of an inclusive and forward-looking EU trade agenda, while also warning that recent complications around the deal have highlighted that the effectiveness of the EU’s common commercial policy…

Parking Breakthrough

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Council announces additional parking spaces in Ennis Town Centre

 

Clare County Council and Elected Members from the Municipal District of Ennis have agreed to increase parking availability in Ennis town centre.

 

A minimum of 100 additional parking spaces will be provided over the next 2 years with up to 500 new off-street parking spaces being targeted on a public private partnership basis by 2022.

 

The Local Authority has also confirmed the move towards the introduction…

Chambers Ireland Welcomes Publication of Mediation Bill 2017

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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Chambers Ireland Welcomes Publication of Mediation Bill 2017

Chambers Ireland today (13th February 2017) welcomed the long-awaited publication of the Mediation Bill 2017 by the Department of Justice and Equality.

Speaking following the publication of the legislation, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said, “Chambers Ireland has long been an advocate for increased use of these mechanisms, particularly mediation, to resolve commercial disputes. Going to court can be an adversarial and polarising experience, whereas the benefit of mediation is that it…

Free Public Wi-Fi in Ennis.

Posted on February 9th, 2017

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Free Public Wi-Fi in Ennis.

Clare County Council wishes to provide Free public Wi-Fi in the heavily used areas of Ennis. The provision of free Wi-Fi services will enhance the technological profile of the area. Visitors usually welcome such a service and regard it as a sign of a progressive area.

Clare Co Council will install, configure and manage the Free WiFi service. Clare Co Council will contact local businesses to seek their participation in this…

A Clear Strategy for Regional Economic Development Needed – Ireland 2040

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

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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 consultation process, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “We welcome the launch of the Ireland 2040 paper and the beginning of a public consultation process that will help inform the development of the National Planning Framework. A strong National Planning Framework will shape planning strategies…

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

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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

 

Government Must Focus on Meeting Ambitious Jobs Targets

 

 

Chambers Ireland today (1 February 2017) welcomed the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2017. Commenting on the Action Plan, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “We support the Government commitment to the target of adding 200,000 jobs to our economy by 2020 and the ambitious aim of 45,000 new jobs in 2017.”…

Significant Increase in Capital Investment Needed to Meet Demands of Growing Economy

Posted on February 1st, 2017

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Significant 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, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “We welcome today’s announcement of the process for review of the Capital Plan in 2017 and the commitment to prioritise investment in infrastructure that will support Ireland’s sustainable economic development. Ireland’s infrastructure stock will require significant investment in the coming…

Affordable Childcare Scheme is a step in the right direction

Posted on January 31st, 2017

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Affordable Childcare Scheme is a step in the right direction

 

Chambers Ireland welcomes today’s (30 January 2017) publication of the Heads of Bill on new Affordable Childcare Scheme by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone TD.

 

Commenting on the proposed Affordable Childcare Scheme, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “Investment in childcare has a positive impact not only on children and parents but also for the wider society and our economy. The cost of…

Rural Communities Must be Supported to Achieve their Full Potential

Posted on January 24th, 2017

 

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Chambers Ireland welcomes the Action Plan for Rural Development launched today (23 January 2017) by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD.

 

Commenting on the Action Plan, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “The ‘Realising our Rural Potential’ Plan is an important indication of Government commitment to supporting rural communities and the rural economy across Ireland. We regularly hear from our Network of Chambers of Commerce…

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

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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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 on the announcement, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “We welcome the significant level of investment in Ireland in 2016 and the ongoing support the EIB provides for crucial long-term infrastructure projects across the country. Ireland requires significant capital investment in the…