Brexit could impact every business in Kildare – preparation is critical

Reports today show that in the last year, the majority of SMEs have either postponed, or are reviewing their investment plans, highlighting the impact of the Brexit negotiations on the Irish economy.    Speaking this afternoon, County Kildare Chamber chief executive Allan Shine emphasised the importance for businesses of all sizes to prepare now before…

Businesses must actively prepare for worst case Brexit scenario

Following yesterday’s (9 July 2019) publication of the revised Brexit contingency action plan from the Irish Government, Allan Shine, CEO of County Kildare Chamber is urging businesses to prepare for a highly possible ‘no-deal’ outcome this October. “Yesterday’s revised contingency action plan was published as a result of the lack of action being taken, or…

Agri tech sector crucial for a growing population

Peter Carey (CEO Kildare County Council), His Excellency Mr. Richard Andrews – Australian Ambassador to Ireland and Allan Shine (CEO County Kildare Chamber).   On Tuesday 23rd April, County Kildare Chamber was privileged to host the Australian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr Richard Andrews as Guest of Honour at a Chamber lunch in The…

County Kildare Chamber call on Kildare County Council to confirm the date for the opening of the 3 lane M7 Naas road widening

Following the announcement yesterday by Kildare County Council that the opening of the 3 lane of the M7 Naas road has been delayed, the Chamber are calling for definitive date for completion of the works.  Allan Shine, CEO of County Kildare Chamber said, “This road is one of the businesses roads in the country and…

Chamber Health & Wellbeing Symposium Heralded a Great Success

County Kildare Chamber hosted a Health and Wellbeing conference in The Clanard Court Hotel in Athy on Friday morning with a key note address from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s most famous living explorer.  526 delegates attended the event which the Chamber hosted in association with LEO Kildare. The adventurer recalled attempting to climb onto…

Chambers for Europe – Election an Opportunity for Ireland to Ensure its place at heart of EU

Ahead of the European Parliament elections taking place this May, County Kildare Chamber and a delegation of Chamber’s from across Ireland with Chambers Ireland this week launched its “Chambers for Europe” manifesto in Brussels.   Speaking after the two day visit to Brussels, County Kildare Chamber Chief Executive Allan Shine called on businesses and their…

Permanent TSB and County Kildare Chamber join forces

Maurice Fitzpatrick, SME Business Manager PTSB, Susan Harte Territory Sales Manager Kildare PTSB and Brian Campbell Senior Field Consultant with PTSB County Kildare Chamber this morning announced a sponsorship deal with Permanent TSB which will see PTSB sponsor all network mornings and business lunches in 2019 which the Chamber host.  Allan Shine said, “ We…

Lancaster enthralls guests at Chamber business breakfast

County Kildare Chamber hosted their January Business Breakfast sponsored by Permanent TSB on Friday 25th in The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth with 360 business attendees in attendance.  Stuart Lancaster, Leinster Rugby Senior Coach gave a presentation on the pursuit of excellence which had so many parallels to the passion of sport and the power of business.…

Maureen Bergin re-elected as President of County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber held their Annual General Meeting on Monday evening, 19th November.  Maureen Bergin was re- elected President of the Chamber.  Speaking today  ( Friday 30th November), Maureen,  Community and Business Relations Director with Kildare Village said, “I am looking forward to my second year as President.  The Chamber continues to grow in strength…

Oil and Gas Exploration the topic of discussion at Chamber business breakfast

County Kildare Chamber hosted their final business breakfast for 2018 in Naas this week with guest speaker Tony O’Reilly Jnr, CEO of Providence Resources to a business audience of 160 companies.   Tony talked about his background growing up in Kildare and his career path which led him to become CEO of Ireland’s leading independent…

MSD to construct second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.

This afternoon (16th October ), Kildare Chamber welcomed the news that  MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc. of Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the U.S. and Canada, will construct a second manufacturing facility at its existing site in Carlow with the creation of 170 new jobs.    The new facility will focus on the…