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Old Jameson Distillery to undergo €11m refurbishment

August 15, 2016 |

Visitor centre in Smithfield in Dublin will close from end of August until March. One of Dublin’s most popular fee-paying tourist attractions, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, is to undergo an €11 million refurbishment.

The visitor centre, which first … Read More

Irish cities bid for European Capital of Culture title in 2020

June 22, 2016 |


Councils in Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford  will be busy in the weeks ahead finalising their bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2020. Final bids will be taken from the Judges from the three Irish and three … Read More

The Ludgate Hub: Skibbereen Hosts Ireland’s First Rural Digital Hub

February 22, 2016 |

In recent years Ireland has been growing in its reputation as the ‘digital capital of Europe’. It’s not hard to see why: since 2010 there has been a 23% rise in the number of people employed in science and technology, since 2000 … Read More

Data Security: The Growing Imperative to Protect Information

February 22, 2016 |

At the beginning of November 2014 a small group of representatives from Norse Corp, a “threat- intelligence” firm in Silicon Valley arrived at Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Los Angeles suburb of Culver City. After a quick security check at the … Read More

Cork Set to Become Ireland’s First Cashless City

November 3, 2015 |

If you are walk down Patrick Street in Cork city over the next three months you may not see many queue in front of ATMs. This is because Cork business leaders have launched a three-month pilot project to encourage consumers … Read More

Wicklow County Council to Boost its Film Industry

October 30, 2015 |

Wicklow County Council has made the decision to allow a 100% reduction in development contribution for film studio infrastructure. The decision will be a great boost to the film and television industry in Wicklow which is already host to two … Read More

New Cool Route Project Website Now Live

August 19, 2015 |

Donegal County Council’s role in promoting a major new tourist initiative received a major boost this week as its project website was formally launched.The Cool Route project investigates all aspects of the practical logistics and business potential to establish a … Read More

Innovation And Growth- Irish Dairy In The Post-Quotas Era

July 27, 2015 |

With global demand for dairy products set to rise and rise, and the competitive constraints posed by EU milk quotas a thing of the past since April the 1st, it looks like the massive expansion of the diary sector may … Read More

The Office: Energy Motivation “It’s not that I’m lazy! It’s just that I don’t really care”

June 10, 2015 |

We’ve all heard our managers asking, if not telling us to “turn off the lights before you leave” or “can we turn the heating down guys” or “make sure you switch off your machines before you head home”. … Read More

Ireland Named Among World’s Fastest Developing Digital Economies.

June 3, 2015 |

Ireland has been named as a “standout” country, in terms of the speed of its developing digital economy, in a study conducted for the Harvard Business Review.  The study is built around an index, the Digital Evolution Index … Read More

100 New Jobs in Dublin as US Software Firm Qualtrics Expands Operations.

May 21, 2015 |

Qualtrics, a Utah-based survey software provider has announced that it will be recruiting an additional 100 positions at its European base of operations in Clarendon Row, Dublin.  Founded by CEO Ryan Smith and his father Dale in 2002, … Read More

ORPC Ireland: U.S. Tidal Power Company Establishes Base in Donegal.

May 7, 2015 |

Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Portland, Maine-based tidal power company is to establish its new Irish base in the Business Centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Donegal.  ORPC build and operate hydrokinetic power systems, their TidGen tidal energy device … Read More

Local Enterprise Office Dublin to Hold Build your Own Business Summit.

May 7, 2015 |

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City will host a ‘Build Your Business’ summit on Thursday 14th May in the Wood Quay Venue from 9am to 4pm.

The summit includes key expert speakers that will advise emerging Dublin businesses currently operating … Read More

Harnessing waste as a resource

April 15, 2015 |

An in depth interview with Féidhlim Harty from FH WETLAND SYSTEMS Ltd. The Council Journal speaks to Mr. Harty regarding his new book as well as how best to use waste as a resource…

Feidhlim, congratulations on the recent publication … Read More


April 1, 2015 |

Flights on the Waterford-London Luton route are set to resume at the end of this month, with Belgian-based VLM Airlines to fly 12 times a week in each direction. Services to London will consist of twice-daily Monday-Friday flights, as … Read More

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement….

April 1, 2015 |

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, … Read More


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The Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy was the venue for a very well attended public meeting on Thursday last 19th March 2015, when over 150 people from all over County Wexford met to develop, consider and agree a Programme of … Read More

Globals Going Local- The impact of multinationals on the ground

March 24, 2015 |

Now more than ever we can clearly see that foreign investment has had a remarkable impact on the Irish domestic economy. Multinational companies based in Ireland have been on the receiving end of some unfavourable coverage in recent years. The … Read More

Toasting Tradition- Mayo’s new whiskey distillery

March 24, 2015 |

This year will see the development of a €4 million whiskey distillery and visitor’s centre in the town of Lahardane, Co Mayo. Ahead of the official opening of the first whiskey distillery to operate in County Mayo in over a … Read More

Proper handshake etiquette from around the world

March 12, 2015 |

How we introduce ourselves to someone new can reveal a lot about the type of person we are. Traditionally in most countries throughout the world people tend to greet one another by shaking hands. You could be forgiven for thinking … Read More