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New president for Athlone Chamber

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John McGrath, an engineer at MMKDA Engineers & Architects, was elected president of Athlone Chamber at the chamber’s AGM last week.

Curtains open as drama festival kicks off

The RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival, which gets underway in Athlone later this evening, kickstarts a summer of national and European events which will raise the town’s profile and boost the local economy.

Direct approach ensures success for marketing guru

To quote a well-known online bank, sometimes it pays to be direct and Midlands-based businesswomen Carmel Connolly is a living example of this.

Direct approach ensures success for marketing guru

To quote a well-known online bank, sometimes it pays to be direct and Midlands-based businesswomen Carmel Connolly is a living example of this.

Local reaction to Budget 2010

Budget 2010 was claimed to be the toughest one ever and now that it is done and dusted, was it as bad as we were expecting? Many proposals were leaked in advance to prepare the public for what to expect, with the major emphasis on cost cutting as distinct from the usual focus on tax-raising measures. Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan announced on Wednesday evening that there would be a reduction in the rate of excise duty on alcohol, and a reduced rate on VAT. The latter is now 21 per cent down from 21.5 per cent. This is what some of the local business people who will be affected by this change had to say:

Retailers report steady trickle of festive shoppers

As Athlone looks forward to a year in the spotlight, during which it will host several high profile events and festivals, retailers have reported a reasonably positive festive season, according to Athlone Chamber of Commerce.

 

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