New Covid 19 Measures welcomed by County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber, the business organisation in Kildare representing 400 businesses that in turn employ 37,000 in the county, has said that today’s announcement by Government of a temporary wage subsidy scheme will ensure that the economy will be ready to reignite once this pandemic crisis hitting the country comes to an end. County Kildare…

Chamber survey says 90% of Businesses experiencing Decline in Revenue – Unprecedented Economic Response Required

County Kildare Chamber, Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers has today (24 March 2020) published the results of a survey of its members, which seeks to quantify and highlight the impacts of COVID-19 on business in towns, cities and regions right across the country.   Our survey which has over 1,000 responses (1,110)…

Covid 19 STATEMENT: County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber have today postponed all March training courses, workshops and events that they provide for its 400 plus business membership. This is in response to today’s announcement by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD.  Speaking this afternoon Allan Shine CEO of County Kildare Chamber said: “Employers will face severe business and cashflow pressures in…

Job boost for Kildare welcomed by County Kildare Chamber

County Kildare Chamber this evening welcomed the job announcement by Keurig Dr Pepper who are expanding and diversifying their supply chain by opening a manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare later this year. This facility will serve as the second manufacturing source for the Company’s critical concentrate business in North America.  The hiring of 50…

County Kildare Chamber calls for greater Gender Equality measures ahead of International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day, County Kildare Chamber calls on the next Government to significantly improve labour participation and work with business in transforming our workplaces, making them more flexible and inclusive. In particular, The Chamber calls for action on reducing the gender gaps in employment, pay and pensions   Speaking this morning (6 March…

Dick O’Sullivan acknowledged by the business community in Kildare at the Kildare Business Awards

420 business leaders from across Kildare attended the Annual Kildare Business Awards  in association with Kildare County Council and LEO Kildare on Friday night (29th November) in The Killashee Hotel. President of County Kildare Chamber, Luke Hanahoe Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber in his opening address paid tribute to all the finalists and noted…

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…