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Mayo Food producers are heading east

The National Crafts and Design Fair is taking place in the RDS Dublin from Wednesday, December 3 to Sunday, December 7. This annual event, running for many years, hosts visitor numbers of up to 30,000 over the five days. Through the co-ordination and support of The Enterprise and Investment Unit and Mayo Local Enterprise Office at Mayo County Council, a number of Mayo food producers are coming together to showcase and sell their products at The Mayo Quarter at The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium which forms part of the fair.

GKIC kicks off in Galway next week

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Galway is now home to a local chapter of the premier entrepreneurial business growth organization in the World. The Galway GKIC Monthly Marketing and Business-Building Summit announces its kick-off meeting on Thursday, January 9 at 7pm in the Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane.

New year, new you - setting smarter goals for 2013 with MOCC

The Mayo Open Coffee Club (MOCC) team would like to wish all their attendees a healthy and happy New Year and to get you all off to a new start, the January’s MOCC will take place on Wednesday, January 9, at 9.30am in the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC) at GMIT Castlebar where the facilitator for the first month of the year will be Donncha Hughes, business advisor and trainer (www.startuphughes.com) who will focus on ‘New Year, New You and Setting Goals for 2013’.

Business-to-business networking event announced

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Businesses from all over Westmeath and Offaly are invited to participate at a business-to-business networking event in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Thursday September 15.

Kill the quangos

A recent study says that there are more than 800 quasi autonomous non governmental agencies, or Quangos to you and me in existence spending in excess of €13 billion a year. That nobody can be sure of the exact number is an indictment of their management.

A Declaration of War

Our election is now over for a while at least and we should now shelve the electoral and political strategy and get on with trying to save our economy. Except we cannot do this because another election is looming and it is having an even greater influence on our economic policies than anything ever dreamt up by strategists on these shores.

Another fairy story

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days. Nobody could find him and all of the angels and saints were getting very worried. It was most unlike God to go missing. He was usually such a reliable fellow. So all of the angels and saints organised a search party and set out to find him.

Fact and fiction

For some time now we have been fed a peculiar line of spin from our Government, and in particular from Brian Lenihan. Last December he told us that the economy turned a corner. At the time I debated this issue live on RTE Radio 1 with Dr Sean Barrett of TCD. I believed then, as I know now, that no corner had been turned. It was patently obvious to everybody in the real world who was struggling to make ends meet that this was untrue. Messrs Lenihan and Cowen obviously inhabit a different world to you and me. A world of generous salaries, limitless expenses, and munificent perks conveyed for little effort with no expectation of results.

Squeak Squeak

Irish sport was dealt a severe blow this week when Micheál O Muircheartaigh retired from his vocation of enriching the Sunday afternoons of the nation. For over half a century his insightful, energetic and witty commentary on radio set the bar for GAA commentary at an impossibly high level. The alternative commentators on RTE TV simply could not compete with a man of such eloquent genius. Hence an entire generation turned down the sound on the TV and tuned into RTE Radio 1. It was a pleasure and an honour to listen to a man such as this, poetic, cultured with an innate sense of history and humanity. He became the sound of Sunday.

Organic nation

Farming has historically been the primary industry in this country. As a profession it is under considerable pressure because it is no longer a profitable enterprise for the majority of farmers. Low prices for produce and increased operating costs coupled with the small size of the individual farm units have reduced the commercial viability of the farming industry. In some ways EU regulation is a barrier to development of the industry, although overall, it is true that without the EU it would be in even further economic trouble.

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