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…

Finalists announced for the Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2018

County Kildare Chamber Business Awards 2018 in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The nominees were announced…

Budget 2019: Measures to deliver infrastructure welcome, but little to improve short-term competitiveness

Speaking following the delivery of Budget 2019 by Minister Paschal Donohoe today (9 October 2018), Allan Shine, Chief Executive Kildare Chamber commented:   “Government’s chosen path for Budget 2019 will produce long term benefits for the Irish economy if measures announced are implemented appropriately and rapidly. Balancing the books, delivering promised investments, establishing the Rainy…

Future of Europe is Future of Business

Entrepreneurs gather in Brussels for fifth European Parliament of Enterprises Entrepreneurs will gather in the European Parliament in Brussels today and tomorrow(9th and 10th  October 2018)   for the fifth edition of the European Parliament of Enterprises, the largest exercise at European level in economic democracy. Twelve entrepreneurs, representing Chambers across the county will form part…

Chamber Network Budget Dialogue Calls on Government to Deliver on Infrastructure

Chambers of Commerce from around the country gathered in Dublin yesterday (26th September) for the first Chamber Network Budget Dialogue, facilitating engagement between Chambers and their representative TDs on the forthcoming Budget.   Speaking this morning, Chamber Chief Executive, Allan Shine commented:   “Budget 2019 is the first following the finalisation of Project Ireland 2040…

Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network

Chambers Ireland today (12 July 2018) launched its Pre Budget 2019 Submission, recommending that Government use Budget 2019 as an opportunity to think strategically about how we can future-proof our economy and make the best use of today’s prosperity in preparing for the threats facing Ireland on an international stage.   Speaking at the Chamber…