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Yesterday was a remarkable day for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P., and Rector of Knock Shrine led a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York with Aer Lingus in glorious sunshine.
Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for female entrepreneurs has just opened. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.
Cllr James Charity has received confirmation that 1,654 houses in Annaghdown/Corrandulla which are serviced on the Corrandulla exchange will benefit from the fibre optic deployment programme underway and all are included in the first 100,000 premises to be completed by Eir in provision of its Fibre to the Home technology (300,000 are earmarked nationally).
Shannon Group’s role as a key driver of regional economic growth has been underlined by increases in 2016 passenger and visitor numbers to Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage, respectively.
Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, reported that Enterprise Ireland client companies based in Galway created 836 jobs in 2016, bringing total employment by Enterprise Ireland clients to 7,294.
IDA IRELAND, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, has announced that it had a successful year in the west region last year, with a net increase of more than 1,600 jobs in its client companies.
In 1851, the Mayo Gaeltacht stretched west across the county from a line between Kilasser and Ballindine, excluding the town of Ballina. The official census figures for that year record that 65.8 per cent of the county’s population could speak the Irish language. By 1926, that figure had plummeted to 36.8 per cent and today, 47.2 per cent of the Mayo population claim the ability to speak the language, though to vastly different standards. Statistics for where the language is living and in everyday use are more important and telling. In that regard, the Mayo Gaeltacht is now confined to the Erris region, the eastern half of Achill Island, the Corraun Peninsula and a pocket around Tourmakeady on the western shore of Lough Mask.
The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV) says Irish consumers can get used to the price of housing continuing to rise until supply increases.
Returns on deposit related products are at an all-time low with the average deposit rate being offered by various financial institutions hovering around 0.25%. Despite Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) of 41% being reduced to 39% from 1st January next, the return on your deposits are depressingly low.