Business Profile of the Week – Sky Quest Ltd.

Sky Quest Ltd. is an Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) approved and fully insured Aerial Drone Operator, providing expert services for aerial video and photography, video editing, surveying and mapping.  Sky Quest, based in Sallins, Co. Kildare, was founded in 2015 by Garrett Findlay, an IT Professional with 25 years experience working in the tourism sector.…

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Keeneland Family Day at the Curragh

Keeneland Family Day at the Curragh takes place on Sunday 7th August 2016. Featuring the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes this is the first European two year old Group 1 race of 2016. A clash between some of the best colts and fillies around.   Bring the children and while the adults are cheering the winner’s home,…

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Increasing Minimum Wage is a threat to Competitiveness

North Kildare Chamber today [19th July] commenting on the Low Pay Commission Report said, “The national minimum wage must reflect the current economic realities facing Ireland and Irish business. In a period of low inflation, global economic slowdown and increasing economic uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum, any increase to the minimum wage at this…

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Charlie McCreevy Appointed Chairman of the Murray & Spelman Board

Murray & Spelman Ltd announces the appointment of Charlie McCreevy as Chairman of the Board of Directors with effect from 20th July 2016. Mr. McCreevy has previously served as EU Commissioner for Internal Markets and Services and has held positions in several Irish Government Ministerial Offices, including Minister for Finance, Minister for Tourism & Trade…

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Maynooth set to fly the Purple Flag

Photo: Jennifer Forster, North Kildare Chamber, Martin McMahon GM of Picaderos, Oak Alley and Donatello’s, Ronan Twohig House of Finance and Claira Barbour Glenroyal Hotel North Kildare Chamber strives forward with the Purple Flag Application submitted to achieve the prestigious Purple Flag Award for Maynooth and the working group today ( Friday 15th July) is…

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Chamber Brexit Breakfast “ Fintech Hub for Kildare “ It’s an ideal location

As the U.K. economy falters and its political system continues with shock announcements on a daily basis, North Kildare Chamber hosted a breakfast briefing on Brexit this morning with guest speaker Lucinda Creighton. Lucinda, a barrister, former Irish Minister for European Affairs and Member of Parliament is an experienced political strategist and negotiator and now practices…

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New Members 2016

The first 6 months has seen a huge increase in businesses joining the Chamber. Over 50 businesses joined in the first 6 months of the year. The Chamber now has a membership close to 400 businesses who in turn employ in excess of 37,000 employees.  We feel that the Chamber is an inclusive, active business…

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July’s ‘First Friday’ – Ahoy Athy!

Ahoy Athy! All hands on deck at ‘First Friday’ launch of Athy Boat Tours The Chamber was delighted to host its July ‘First Friday’ networking event in association with the Athy Enterprise launch of boat tours on the River Barrow and Grand canal and Kildare Co. Council’s design consultation event on the future development of…

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