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LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

| March 22, 2017

President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane has welcomed proposals for the new Northern Distributor Road, stating that it will make Limerick “a better place to live.” Making his first public comment on the planned development to the region, Professor Cunnane said, “The Northern Distributor Road brings with it a range of benefits that will strengthen […]

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Employment Minister vows to ‘up-skill’ local workers

Employment Minister vows to ‘up-skill’ local workers

| March 19, 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a core element of our economy and it is vital that they have the skills to scale their businesses and realise their full potential. This was the key message delivered by Pat Breen T.D., Minister for Employment and Small Business at the launch of Up-Skilling the Mid-West. The event, held […]

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Limerick businesses can no longer rely on UK markets, warns leading economist

Limerick businesses can no longer rely on UK markets, warns leading economist

| March 17, 2017

One of Ireland’s leading businessmen, Denis Brosnan, has advised Limerick companies that are reliant on UK markets to start exploring business streams elsewhere. Answering questions for a short video shot at the recent inaugural Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ Programme event, Brosnan was in reflective mood as he discussed Brexit and offered advice to local start-ups. The event […]

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New appointment expected to lead future success of Mid-west

New appointment expected to lead future success of Mid-west

| March 17, 2017

A new programme manager for the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs has been appointed. The newly-appointed manager, Dr. Órlaith Borthwick, holds a PhD in Economics and brings a wealth of experience in policy formation and delivery of economic projects that enhance the growth potential of tier-two city-regions. Having most recently held the role as Manager of […]

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Limerick company selected in Deloitte ‘best managed’ list

Limerick company selected in Deloitte ‘best managed’ list

| March 15, 2017

LIMERICK firm and one of Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies, Action Point, has landed another major accolade after being announced a ‘Best Managed’ company in the prestigious Deloitte annual awards programme. A winner three years in a row – claiming 9th place last year – in Deloitte’s Fast 50 programme for the fastest growing companies […]

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Local small businesses receive huge funding from EU

Local small businesses receive huge funding from EU

| March 13, 2017

Businesses from Limerick and Shannon have been awarded a share of €10 million funding awarded to five small Irish companies with big ideas. The companies are DP DesignPro Ltd of Abbeyfeale create affordable and reliable HydroKinetic turbines which utilise the huge potential of clean, predictable energy in the world’s rivers, canals and estuaries, and Altratech, based in Shannon, make portable battery-operated kits […]

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Cement factory extension given go ahead

Cement factory extension given go ahead

| March 10, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement Limited planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret in Limerick. The permission has been granted subject to 16 conditions. The €10m planned extension will see 40 new jobs created at the plant and ensure that none of the current staff will lose their […]

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#WATCH US border tax would be alarming for Ireland

#WATCH US border tax would be alarming for Ireland

| March 9, 2017

A LEADING international economist has assured Irish business interests that the likelihood of a border tax to transform the US into potentially the world’s biggest tax haven is “very modest”. Addressing a Limerick Chamber briefing event this week, Chief Economist for financial services company Northern Trust, which employs 16,500 employees globally, Carl Tannenbaum said that the […]

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#WATCH Economists say recovery is no longer a ‘Dublin led story’

#WATCH Economists say recovery is no longer a ‘Dublin led story’

| March 8, 2017

DO WE see a meaningful redistribution of the economic activity from Dublin to the regional cities including Limerick? A question put from the floor of a business breakfast meeting in Limerick this week which heard from leading regional, national and international speakers on economic trends. Loretta O’Sullivan, Bank of Ireland group chief economist told the […]

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Invest Limerick launched as region continues to compete

Invest Limerick launched as region continues to compete

| March 7, 2017

Limerick’s economic transformation is enabling it to now compete with leading European regions on an international scale for inward investment, a recent business breakfast in the city was told. Attended by executives from some of the city’s leading domestic and multi-national businesses and addressed by IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan, the joint Limerick City and […]

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