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Westmeath is to have a new economic forum starring the best and brightest entrepreneurs the county has to offer.
Hodson Bay Hotel Group has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in this prestigious Deloitte Awards Programme for the fourth year in a row, recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin recently. Former Taoiseach, Chairman of IFSC Ireland and EU Ambassador to the EUR, John Bruton, was special guest speaker at the event.
Galway company Lifes2good Health and Beauty has won the accolade of Deloitte Best Managed Company.
RTE’s Sean O’Rourke will visit Mayo next Friday, November 2, to launch a new political biography of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The presenter of the RTE radio and television programmes, News At One and The Week in Politics, will be in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, at 6pm to launch the new book entitled Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach. The book is written by political journalist John Downing and published by Paperweight Publications. It tells the story of Enda Kenny’s 36-year-long political journey from Castlebar to Government Buildings, and his 10-year campaign to successfully overcome reverses, doubts, slights and an outright party mutiny, to become Taoiseach in March 2011.
The nomination process for the upcoming presidential election has got as much coverage in the papers and the airwaves as most of the candidates over the past few months. One of the first to set his stall out and get into the race is the Fine Gael nominee Gay Mitchell. The former minister of state and current MEP for Dublin threw his hat in the ring early in the summer and has been on the campaign trail since. It has been a different kind of campaign for the Dubliner who has been more used to the metropolitan hustings than the more rural agricultural type of campaigning that the national contest had in store for him.
The dust has settled; the new Government has come through its first 100 days; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and US president Barack Obama have been and gone; Garrett the Good, Declan Costello, and Brian Lenihan - three icons of Irish politics - have passed to their eternal reward. What a first six months of 2011 this has been.
Fine Gael may suffer some “short term damage” from last week’s leadership divisions, but Enda Kenny’s handling of the situation will only enhance him in the eyes of voters.
Enda Kenny managed to see off a challenge to his leadership of the Fine Gael party yesterday evening after a marathon meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Dublin. The result, which came in just before 5pm, was not revealed to the public, MEP Jim Higgins told the Mayo Advertiser after the vote.
Local TD Denis Naughten was last week appointed by Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to a key economic role within the party as chairperson of the parliamentary party’s Economic and Business Affairs Committee.
The Kenny Bookshop was founded in 1940 by Des and Maureen Kenny in the family home in High Street but nobody envisaged that 70 years later the family business would still be going stong and be a recognised ‘brand name’ across the globe.