Ireland West Airport calls for withdrawal of air tax

Fri, Nov 21, 2008

Five of Ireland’s regional airports have issued a joint letter to the Finance Minister, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, requesting an urgent review and amendments to several measures contained in the proposed new air travel tax.

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Seventy per cent paid too much tax

Fri, Nov 21, 2008

Would you believe it? Premier Accounting and Book Keeping Service’s had a massive response to their article a few weeks ago entitled Are you Paying too much tax?

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LookWest.ie shortlisted for two Golden Spider awards

Fri, Nov 21, 2008

The Western Development Commission’s LookWest.ie website has been shortlisted in two award categories in the annual Golden Spider awards. LookWest.ie is a central part of the WDC’s campaign to attract enterprises and individuals to the western region.

“LookWest.ie is now in its third year, and each year we have seen significant increases in the number of people using the website to help them plan their move to the western region. To date, over 400,000 people have visited the site, so being shortlisted in two categories is wonderful recognition of the important role the site plays in assisting people and businesses with their decision to move,” said Joanne Grehan, regional development executive at the WDC.

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Lucky Centra shopper wins VW Beetle

Fri, Nov 14, 2008

John Raftery, owner of Centra, Claremorris, was delighted to present Ms Ruth Kilgallon with the keys of a brand new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet that she won in the store as part of Centra’s Set for Summer campaign which ran during July and August this year.

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Mayo hoteliers slam proposed hikes in energy bills

Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Requests by the ESB and Bord Gáis to raise energy charges from January 1 have been condemned by Mayo hoteliers as outrageous and blatantly insulting to Irish industry in its present economic state. The Mayo Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) states that seeking increases at a time of economic crisis is out of step with the reality of Ireland’s worsening economic conditions and that no increases will be acceptable to the IHF and its 1,000 members throughout the country who are seriously struggling to survive. The federation states that the government needs to intervene urgently to stop any electricity or gas price increases and show clear leadership to support Irish industry in dealing with its current serious challenges.

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Castlebar businesses invited to launch of Chamber’s 2020 Vision

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Castlebar Chamber is launching its Vision 2020 at TF Royal Theatre on Monday night November 10 and they have issued an open invitation to the business community of the town to attend. This will be an exciting event including the presentation of the Vision 2020 and associated projects and displays by partners and local businesses.

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Mayo Business Award finalists announced

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

The Mayo Chambers are pleased to announce that the adjudicators have confirmed the finalists in each category of the Mayo Business Awards 2008 in association with Bord Gáis Networks. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday November 21 in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, where the winners and runners up will be announced. The finalists are as follows:

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Competition in grocery sector should take account of social and rural issues

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Social responsibility, environmental considerations and community and rural cohesion as well as economic and accounting principles should be used to determine the appropriate level of competition in the retail grocery sector, the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment heard last week.

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Mayo schools benefit from business partnership programme

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Four Mayo schools are benefiting from the Schools’ Business Partnership programme, the only business to education programme in Ireland that is jointly funded by both the Department of Education and Science and business.

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Deadline extended for Mayo Business Awards

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

The deadline for the Mayo Business Awards has been extended to Friday October 3. There has been a great level of interest to date in the awards and the standard of enquiries so far is very high.

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Successful building business in Ballina seminar

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Ballina Chamber hosted a very successful seminar entitled Building Business in Ballina last Wednesday in the Downhill House Hotel as part of their Business After Hours series.

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Mayo companies with job vacancies invited to exhibit at LookWest.ie expo

Fri, Aug 08, 2008

The Western Development Commission is inviting Mayo companies with current and future job vacancies to exhibit at its LookWest.ie expo on Thursday September 18 in Dublin. The expo will be attended by people who want to live, work and set up business in the seven counties of the western region.

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