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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is to launch a new campaign called Stand Up For the West in the Welcome Inn Hotel in Castlebar next Thursday (May 28) at 8pm.
Funding of €2m has just been announced for a new three-year project to support the creative industries sector in the Western Region. Creative Momentum will support and connect creative enterprises across the west of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The €2m in funding has been secured from the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme.
The Western Development Commission is urging people involved in the creative industries who are in need of finance to apply for the latest tranche of funding available under its micro-loan scheme.
The proposed purchase of a major equity stake in Ireland West Airport Knock is currently at its due-diligence stage. The proposed purchase of a 17.5 per cent stake in the airport by seven local authorities (Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Donegal, and Galway county council and Galway city council) for €7.3 million has received backing in principal from all the seven local authorities so far. Last week saw Sligo County Council appoint the consultants who will carry out the due diligence investigations into the proposal, which would see the airport shed its current bank debt.
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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke this week launched the inaugural Into the West Expo – a showcase of the magic of the West of Ireland which takes place over two days in the RDS next February.
One of the challenges for smaller companies is understanding and navigating public procurement processes.
As Irish businesses emerge from the recession they have a myriad of issues on their plates but none is more important than taking care of the person at the helm of the business.
Embo Medical, an early stage medical device company based in NUI Galway’s Business Innovation Centre and focused on developing technology to shut down blood flow in blood vessels, has secured €3 million in seed-funding.
Commenting on the statement made by Joe Kennedy, chairman of Ireland West Airport Knock, who directed a public appeal to An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, at a recent function, to ensure his support to Ireland West Airport Knock, chairman of the Western Development Commission, Paddy McGuinness, said: “Mr Kennedy is widely respected for his support and interest in the ongoing development of the Western region and, particularly, Ireland West Airport Knock. His comments are honourable and merely indicated that he hoped his aspirations for the airport, and those of An Taoiseach’s, were aligned.”