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    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    We are so excited to announce the launch of our CPD Cyber Security Awareness Online Training.  Irrespective of your business size, the starting point to building internal resilience is to build your team's awareness and knowledge about potential cyber threats. A few questions to consider:  - Does your team know how to identify a Phishing email? - Would they know how to spot potential risk of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member
    Friday, September 27, 2019
    Irish Water is running a water stewardship training programme this autumn 2019 and would like to invite your members to register here. The training will support business to lower water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment. The programme is supported by EPA, Origin Green, BIM and Enterprise Ireland.  You will receive an internationally accredited ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Stakeholder
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    Chambers Ireland and ICC Ireland have announced that both they and the network of affiliated Chambers across Ireland have together signed up to a new charter to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reflect the objectives of relevant Goals in undertaking their activities in the future. Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot commented on this new pledge, “To mark this ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Ryanair that it will launch four new services next summer. The airline confirmed that it will add Marseille in France, Palanga in Lithuania, Podgorica in Montenegro and Verona in Italy to its summer 2020 schedule.  Ryanair also announced that it will extend its winter service to Billund in Denmark and Toulouse in France into its summer schedule ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, September 13, 2019
    Dublin Airport has opened a new premier lounge for Business and First-Class passengers travelling to eastern destinations. East Lounge is located beyond the passenger security screening area between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and will cater for passengers travelling with Emirates, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. “We are very excited to open this dedicated ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    More than 3.4 million passengers were welcomed at Dublin Airport last month, a 6% increase over last year, making it the busiest August ever in the airport’s 79-year history. Just over 100,000 passengers travelled through Dublin Airport every day in August except on August 31 when passenger numbers were just under 100,000. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Skillnet Ireland is the proud sponsor of a new award at Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2019. This award recognises an organisation who has been committed to developing the skills and talent of its employees to make their business more competitive and to drive growth through improved employee performance and engagement. This category is open to entrants who have supported employee ...read more
    Categories: Awards, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    Feargal Malone has been appointed as the Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet Network Manager and provides direction to Skillnet part-funded training solutions for all our member and non-member companies in the Fingal area. He is ever-available to discuss your company’s requirements and provide cost-effective training solutions.   Feargal has over 20 years Sales / Marketing / Business Development ...read more
    Categories: Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet
    Monday, September 09, 2019
    Wicklow-based food company The Happy Pear has opened a new café in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. The new outlet which is Dublin Airport’s first plant based restaurant employs 20 people and is located after security screening in Terminal 1. Happy Pear founders Stephen and David Flynn were at Dublin Airport this morning to open the new outlet, which is the group’s fourth café, and to serve some ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, August 30, 2019
    Dublin Airport’s Community Fund will reopen for applications on September 1. The Fund supports local projects that make a positive contribution to neighbouring communities around Dublin Airport from Santry south of the airport to Rolestown in the north and from Tyrrelstown on the west to Portmarnock on the east. The €10 million Community Fund was launched in 2017 with an annual investment of ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Charity
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    The 18th annual Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards were launched at a ceremony in Swords Castle on Tuesday 20 August with Mayor Eoghan O’Brien in attendance. The Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards return to celebrate and recognise the extraordinary talent, drive, innovation and success of the business community in the Fingal region. Fingal Dublin Chamber organises the ...read more
    Categories: Awards
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Reports today that in the last year the majority of SMEs have either postponed, or are reviewing, their investment plans highlights the impact of the Brexit negotiations on the Irish economy.  Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland chief executive Ian Talbot emphasised the importance for businesses of all sizes to prepare now before the UK’s final departure deadline at the end of ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chambers Ireland, Political
    Monday, July 29, 2019
    Fingal County Council has commenced the tendering process for a main contractor to undertake the Snugborough Interchange Upgrade scheme, which will bring about significant improvements for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.   The project includes the construction of a new bridge over the N3, adjacent to the existing Snugborough Road bridge, as well as a new footpath ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Fingal County Council is moving forward with its first Affordable Housing Scheme, which is aimed at addressing some of the challenges faced by low-to-middle income earners in purchasing a property.   The Council is seeking expressions of interest from development partners for the design, construction, delivery and sale of the scheme at Dun Emer in Lusk.   Some €1.5m has been allocated for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed news that that five of its parks have received a prestigious Green Flag award for 2019, an internationally recognised quality mark for well managed public parks and open spaces.   Ardgillan Demesne, Malahide Demesne, Millennium Park in Blanchardstown, Santry Demesne and St Catherine’s Park were all awarded the honour at the awards ceremony held at Maynooth ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Awards, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Construction has commenced on the Baldoyle to Portmarnock walking and cycling greenway project in North County Dublin. Murphy International was awarded this 2.5 million euro contract earlier this month by Fingal County Council. The proposed 1.8km greenway is located in the Racecourse Park and will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the park parallel to the Coast road linking ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    Fingal County Council’s Parks and Green Infrastructure Division are developing a Masterplan to guide the future development of Bremore Regional Park and we want your views. Located north of Balbriggan along the coast, the Park is comprised of 41 hectares. The Park includes important historic sites, (most notably Bremore Castle) and landscapes, while providing significant public amenities.  A ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Fingal County Council plans to carry out a multi-million euro investment in regional roads across Fingal, which will include the provision of extensive cycling infrastructure as part of the upgrade works.   An extensive examination of the regional road network was carried out across the County, and has prompted a two-phase approach to improving the network for all road users, including ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Fingal County Council has advised of upcoming temporary road closures and traffic diversions on the Rathbeale Road in Swords as part of the major upgrade project over the next 12 months.   Fingal County Council is now informing residents and the local business community of the proposals as required under its statutory obligations. The Rathbeale Road Upgrade Scheme is a major infrastructural ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    Dublin Airport is proud to be a founding member of the newly established Irish chapter of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM).  The IAM is a not-for-profit organisation that brings Asset Management professionals together to align thinking and share best practice. Companies have a need to find out how to better manage their assets both from a practical cost-saving point of view, but also as ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Stakeholder
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    Fingal County Council’s Environmental Awareness section is pleased to announce that new categories have been introduced in 2019 Greener Communities Competition.   The focus this year is on increasing pollinators and biodiversity and on fostering sustainable communities, a key role we can all play in creating a more sustainable future.   Biodiversity is a critical part of the web of life on ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    Dublin Airport is currently installing new Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP) units at aircraft parking stands as part of its overall sustainability programme. FEGP is an environmentally friendly ground power system that allows aircraft to plug directly into a fixed, electricity powered energy source while they are parked on the airfield. Previously, aircraft had to plug into ground power ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Environment
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Following today's (9 July 2019) publication of the revised Brexit contingency action plan from the Irish Government, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive urges businesses to comprehensively review this latest Brexit resource and to continue to prepare for a highly possible 'no-deal' outcome this October.   “Today's revised contingency action plan is being published as a result of the ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    As you drive through Fingal you can’t but notice household and bulky waste being dumped along roadways and in isolated areas destroying our beautiful countryside. The Environment Section in Fingal County Council are currently involved in a number of anti-dumping campaigns to help raise awareness in relation to illegal dumping and illegal waste collectors (“Man in a Van”) which is a National ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Environment
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    More than 3.2 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, which was a 4% increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest June in the airport’s 79 year history. The number of passengers travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 5% as more than 1.7 million passengers took flights to and from European destinations last ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    CSR Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced Today   Chambers Ireland today (8 July 2019) officially announced the shortlist for the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards. Over seventy shortlisted projects across the fourteen award categories are recognised for CSR activities and initiatives which are ambitious, innovative and practical in scope. Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chambers Ireland, Environment
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    Fingal County Council are busy putting finishing touches to this year’s Swords Summer Festival, which takes place next week. The Festival runs from Thursday, July 18 and runs until Sunday, July 21 and will feature a wonderful array of musical and comedy acts over the course of the weekend at the magnificent Swords Castle.   On July 18, Lightening Comedy featuring many talented comedians such ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, July 04, 2019
    Newbridge House and Farm played host to another hugely successful Flavours of Fingal County Show on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.  The Flavours of Fingal event has grown significantly since it began 8 years ago and is now the biggest county show in the country.  The weekend was a huge success for the thousands of visitors who came to enjoy the entertainment, food, displays and events held ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    Airport and tech start-up work together to deliver a global first   Dublin Airport has collaborated with an Irish tech start-up company Cute Machines to produce a new device that revolutionises the measurement of light levels around aircraft parking stands. The device which was developed through Dublin Airport’s participation at a Hackathon at DCU, reduces the time needed to check each parking ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019
    Following publication of the June Fiscal Monitor, Chambers Ireland calls on Government to ensure that Budget 2020 delivers on commitments for investment in infrastructure.   Speaking this evening Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,   “While the economy is performing well, continued prosperity is by no means guaranteed. There are a number of economic headwinds which could stall ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Dublin Airport, in partnership with Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and the Beijing Tourism Board, is hosting a photo exhibition of images from China. The exhibition, which features26 images showcasing Beijing’s tourism and cultural landscape, was officially opened by daa Chief Executive, Dalton Philips and the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Ambassador He ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Monday, July 01, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ inaugural direct service to Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota. Aer Lingus’ new route will initially operate six times weekly, increasing to a daily, year-round service from this August.  The new service will be operated with a Boeing 757 aircraft. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said the new route will further grow tourism and trade between ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of Great Dane Airlines’ new Dublin to Aalborg service this summer. Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city and is located in the North Jutland region, close to Denmark’s northern tip. The airline is operating the route twice weekly until July 26 and weekly thereafter until October 15. “We’re delighted to welcome Great Dane Airlines to Dublin and Ireland,” ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner, Economic
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Dublin and Cork airports have today signed a landmark commitment to become net zero for their carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Dublin and Cork Airports made the commitment as part of ACI EUROPE, the trade association for the European airport industry, announcing a new resolution formally committing the European airport industry to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The collective ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Environment
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Following today’s (25 June 2019) publication of the Summer Economic Statement by the Minister for Finance, Chambers Ireland call on Government to ensure that funding commitments made under Project 2040 are delivered, regardless of Brexit outcome. Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot, acknowledged the extremely difficult scenario the Government faces this autumn ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    A sterling addition to Dublin 15 was unveiled on Sunday June 23 at the official launch of the Urban Food and Craft Market at St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan. The Market features a wide variety of stalls selling an assortment of food offerings every Sunday from 10am to 5pm until October. Fingal County Council was represented by Acting Mayor Cllr Howard Mahony, who emphasised that the venture is ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Community
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Fingal County Council has been appointed as the Competent Authority for the purposes of aircraft noise regulation at Dublin Airport by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, TD. The Council received formal notice of its appointment today and will now proceed to establish the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority.   Following the signing of the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Almost 3 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May, a 4% increase over the same month last year and a new record for May. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe rose by 4% in May, with more than 1.6 million passengers travelling to European destinations last month. More than 884,000 passengers travelled to and from UK destinations in May, which was an increase of ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot today (17 June 2019) welcomes the publication of the All Government Climate Action Plan and highlights the need for an all island perspective on how we transition to a low carbon economy. “The publication of this plan is welcomed by the business community. Supporting the transition to a low carbon economy is identified as one of the central priorities ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Chambers Ireland
    Friday, June 14, 2019
    Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal has confirmed that Ciaran Brennan from Ground Up Software Ltd. T/A “Livecosts.com” in Blanchardstown has clinched a place in the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition in September at Google HQ.   Ciaran is competing in the Best Start-Up category, and is one of the three young entrepreneurs who will represent the Dublin region on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Friday, June 14, 2019
    Roadbridge FCC JV has awarded the contract to provide monthly construction progress time-lapse video of the new North Runway Construction project to Fingal Chamber Member Kevin McFeely Photography. Kevin has 6 cameras around the site recording the work every day and with 2 of these up in the new control tower it gives a great overview of the project
    Categories: Community, Member
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    There is good news for Fingal in the latest Irish Business against Litter (IBAL) results as Dublin Airport & Environs and Swords are featured in the top 20 in the list and both are deemed "Clean to European Norms".   Dublin Airport Environs achieved 15th place and Swords 18th place. Litter levels were assessed in 40 towns and cities across the country by An Taisce, who found 31 of them or 77% to ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Community
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    The development of a major tourism attraction in Dublin 15 has moved a step closer after Fingal County Council awarded contracts for the main restoration and reconstruction works at The Shackleton Garden in Beech Park, Clonsilla. The works are part of a €400,000 investment from Fingal County Council and Fáilte Ireland.   The gardens, which include an internationally famous plant collection, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Fingal County Council is preparing a Digital Strategy for Fingal, which will describe how technology can help improve the way we live, work and do business in Fingal.    The Council is asking members of the public to say what they would like to see in the Strategy.   The Digital Strategy will focus on six main themes:Digital Economy – Making Fingal the best place to start and grow your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome American Airlines’ new daily direct service to Dallas Fort Worth. The new route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American’s largest hub for connecting traffic.  “Dallas is an excellent addition to the existing route network from Dublin Airport and we are thrilled that American ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Councillor Eoghan O’Brien elected as Mayor of Fingal Councillor Tom Kitt elected as Deputy Mayor   Fianna Fail Councillor Eoghan O’Brien was elected today as Mayor of Fingal at the first meeting of Fingal County Council since the recent Local Elections. Cllr Tom Kitt of Fianna Fail was elected as Deputy Mayor.   Cllr O’Brien, who represents the Howth Malahide Local Electoral Area, has been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder, Political
    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Fingal County Council has lodged an application with An Bord Pleanala for planning consent for the Broadmeadow Way, a proposed new walking and cycling greenway route of approximately 6km in length between Malahide Demesne and Newbridge Demesne in Donabate.   The proposed development will run across the Malahide Estuary adjacent to the mainline railway viaduct and will, if approved, provide an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Environment, Fingal County Council
    Sunday, June 02, 2019
    Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome WestJet’s new three times weekly direct service to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The new route will be operated with a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft and is the only scheduled service between the two cities. WestJet’s new Calgary service will also offer onward connections to 24 destinations including Vancouver and Las Vegas. “We have forged a strong bond and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner, Economic
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Fingal County Council together with The Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Horticulture Department has won gold at Bloom in the Park 2019.  The Fingal Bee Positive Garden has a pollinator friendly theme and is a reflection of our commitment as a Pollinator partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.  The garden has proved hugely ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Stakeholder, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Fingal County Council has commenced design work on the Fingal Coastal Way project, a 32km, high-quality recreational walking and cycling route connecting Donabate, Rush, Skerries, Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan and Bremore Castle.   Multi-disciplinary consultancy Atkins has been appointed to work alongside the Fingal County Council project team to carry out the feasibility study, route options ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Interim Chief Executive, AnnMarie Farrelly, has extended her congratulations to those elected to Fingal County Council over the weekend and stated she and her colleagues are looking forward to working with them to keep Fingal the place of choice to live, work, visit and do business in. “I offer my congratulations to all our new and returning councillors and particularly to our Mayor and ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    With today’s announcement (24 May 2019) of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s official resignation on 7 June, Chambers Ireland calls on the British Parliament to elect a Prime Minister who will seek to prevent a no-deal, disorderly Brexit.   Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said, “Today’s announcement by Mrs. May brings progress on the Withdrawal Agreement to ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Friday, May 24, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Ryanair that it is to launch a new four times weekly service to Toulouse, France this winter. The new route will start on October 27 and will continue for summer 2020 with a daily service. Welcoming Ryanair’s announcement Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair add another new route to its network ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Community
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Fingal County Council has extended its popular bike-sharing scheme, which allows cyclists use bikes that are publicly available, to Swords, Malahide and Howth.      The scheme allows cyclists to use ‘smart’ bikes with inbuilt GPS technology. By downloading the BleeperBike App, users can register and find their nearest BleeperBike, scan the QR code on the bike to unlock it and it is ready for ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Community, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed news that Portmarnock’s famous Velvet Strand has retained the Blue Flag status, which recognises its high level of water quality.   And there was further good news for Portmarnock, along with the Burrow Beach in Sutton, as they were both awarded Green Coast awards at a ceremony which was held in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare yesterday (Monday).   The Blue Flag ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Chambers Ireland today (21 May 2019) welcomes the results from the CSO Labour Force Survey showing continued employment growth in the Irish economy for the first quarter of the year and the lowest unemployment rate since 2005.   Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,   “The continued growth in employment, especially in the regions, is welcome and will go a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Chambers Ireland is the national voice of Ireland’s largest business network. Our network has the broadest geographic presence, reaching towns and cities across the country. As a network, we want to see sustainable communities thrive in locally vibrant economic environments. A fast, national, reliable broadband network is a prerequisite for this.   Speaking this afternoon, following the ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    AnnMarie Farrelly has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive of Fingal County Council following the departure of Paul Reid to become Director General of the Health Service Executive.   Ms Farrelly, who held the role of Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure, was appointed by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and assumes the role of Interim CEO from today ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Monday, May 13, 2019
      Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 7% in April to 2.8 million, making it the busiest April in the airport’s 79-year history. Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 9%, with almost 1.5 million passengers travelling on flights to and from continental Europe in April.  UK traffic increased by 2%, as almost 877,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    The countdown to Howth’s annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is now underway! The ultimate celebration of Irish Seafood will take place in this beautiful fishing village from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May.   The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, now in its 9th year, has grown into one of the largest festivals in Ireland, popular with foodies and families alike. Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, has invested €1.5 million in the establishment of a third ExpressCare Clinic in Ireland. The new facility in Northwood, Santry, Dublin, opened this week.  ExpressCare clinics by Affidea are ‘walk in’ facilities that treat minor injuries and illnesses that don’t require a hospital visit, open from ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Member
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Dublin Airport is one of Ireland’s top ten most reputable organisations, according to the RepTrak 2019 study conducted by The Reputations Agency. Dublin Airport had the ninth best corporate reputation in Ireland for the second year in a row. The survey measures the level of trust, respect, admiration and esteem that the public has for 100 of the largest, most familiar, and most important ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    Dublin Airport’s current low charges model is delivering for passengers, for airlines and for the Irish economy   daa is extremely concerned at the proposal from the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) to reduce airport charges at Dublin Airport by more than 22% over the next five years. The draft pricing determination is fundamentally flawed and does not take account of the current ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Friday, May 03, 2019
    More than 383,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this May Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, May 3 to Monday, May 6, 2019.  Passenger numbers are up 4% compared to the same weekend last year, according to Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport Communications Manager, Siobhán O’Donnell said over 2,700 flights will arrive and depart this May Bank Holiday weekend as the summer ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Stakeholder
    Friday, May 03, 2019
    Ahead of local and European elections taking place on 24 May, Chambers Ireland, as the national voice of Ireland’s largest business network, launches the “Our Time To Vote” campaign. The campaign calls on voters to support candidates who are committed to realising a long-term vision for our communities by improving planning, investing in our cities and regions and supporting how we transition to ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political, Community
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
     Turnover €897m +5%EBITDA €289m +7%Profit after tax €133m +6%Dividend €40m +7% Profits at daa Group increased by 6% to a record €133 million last year as the company, which has operations in 13 countries, benefitted from higher passenger numbers and increased commercial income. daa’s results for 2018 showed that the Group, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, the global travel retailer ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    New facility in Northwood, Santry, Dublin will create 10 new roles initially and is part of €25 million investment by Affidea in the Irish healthcare sector over past three yearsExpressCare Clinics already operating in Tallaght and Cork are designed to relieve the burden on busy hospital A&E departments Affidea, Ireland’s leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging and outpatient services, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Member
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    A total of 48 local community groups will share €276,000 under the latest round allocations from Dublin Airport’s €10 million Community Fund. The Fund, which was launched in 2017, consists of an annual investment of €400,000 over 25 years. This means a total €10 million investment in local communities by the airport over the course of the funding period. Dublin Airport’s support is focussed on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    A total of 390,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday, April 19 until Monday, April 22, which is a 6% increase compared to last Easter. “Over 2,600 flights are expected to arrive and depart this Easter Bank Holiday weekend,” said Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell. “The Canary Islands and Spanish coastal resorts are ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Stakeholder
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    A new web portal enabling over 1 million Dublin residents to check their electoral details in real-time has been rolled out in the Dublin region. Voters can check if they are eligible to vote in an election by entering their full name and address or Eircode on the Voter.ie website. It is an additional service available to voters in Dublin and it does not replace the existing paper ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    Today (16 April 2019), Chambers Ireland is launching our Local Government manifesto and calls on voters to ask their candidates the hard questions about the long-term future of their areas: How candidates intend to deliver sustainable infrastructure and housing for their communities? What will they do to support local economic development? And, how will their policies help adapt our economy to ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    The deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers ahead of the upcoming EU elections is at midday this afternoon. Ahead of the nomination deadline, Chambers Ireland calls on candidates to advocate for a sustainable, competitive Europe that creates jobs and supports economic growth.   Speaking today (15 April 2019), Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot said,   “These are ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Up to €2 million is being made available to businesses, industry bodies, industry federations or enterprise groups to establish a Skillnet Learning Network Are you a business owner or HR manager? Would you like more financial assistance to upskill, train and develop yourself and your employees? Would you like to help make an impact on skills development in your region, or within your ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    The Stephenstown Link Road was officially opened on Monday, 8th April 2019 with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin cutting the ribbon on this key piece of infrastructure development within Balbriggan.    Also in attendance were Paul Reid, Chief Executive Fingal County Council, local Councillors Deputy Mayor Gráinne Maguire, Cllr. Tony Murphy, Cllr. Malachy Quinn, Cllr. Cathal Boland, Cllr. Tom ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Almost 2.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in March, a 9% increase over the same period last year and a new record for the month.  Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 11%, with more than 1.2 million passengers travelling to European destinations. UK traffic grew by 7% as almost 861,000 passengers travelled to and from Britain in March. Passenger volumes ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Fingal Dublin Chamber has launched the Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, a new enterprise-led training network for companies in the Fingal region. Launched in Swords Castle Chapel on Wednesday (10 April), it is open to companies that want to work collaboratively to respond locally to skill needs within their business. Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet has begun reaching out to companies to identify ...read more
    Categories: Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Dublin Airport has created an airport geographic information systems app to track its assets in real time.   The app was designed using geographic information systems (GIS) technology from software partner Esri Ireland customised to track and monitor the large number of assets across Dublin Airport’s business. The range of airport assets include lifts, escalators, car park, security and ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    23 new services, four new airlines & 1.3 million extra seats   Dublin Airport will welcome a total of 23 new routes and four new airlines in the coming weeks, making this the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history.   More than 1.3 million extra seats have been added across the airport’s route network, which is a 6% increase in capacity when compared to last summer.   Four new ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Economic
    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Following the announcement of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to undertake further consultation and defer the valuation date, Chambers Ireland today (3 April 2019) calls for a commitment from Government to review this decision and complete the review of LPT as a priority in advance of Budget 2020 so that no further deferral of the valuation date beyond 1 November 2020 takes ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political, Economic
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid, has been appointed as the new Director General of the Health Service Executive. He will leave his position on May 13 after the final monthly meeting of the current Council.   Announcing his departure to councillors and staff today, Mr Reid said: “It is both an honour and a privilege to have been appointed to such an important role that ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Political
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes the launch of airBaltic’s four times weekly summer service to Riga.   The airline will operate its new service with an Airbus A220-300.   “We are delighted to welcome airBaltic back to Dublin Airport re-establishing the connection between our two capital cities,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.   “Riga is a beautiful city steeped in history ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder, Economic
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Dublin Airport is taking part in a trial that uses biometrics to help passengers seamlessly travel between two airports.   The trial, which is being undertaken by Dublin Airport, Bristol Airport and an airline partner, is thought to be the first biometric trial that enables passengers to use the same biometric system at their departure and arrival airports and with their airline.   The ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed today’s announcement by the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the Preferred Route for MetroLink, linking Swords to Charlemont.   The Council has also stressed the importance of ensuring that the project sticks to its proposed timelines and becomes operational as scheduled in 2027.   The Chief Executive of Fingal County ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Great Dane Airlines that will launch a new Dublin-Aalborg service this summer.  Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city and is located in the North Jutland region, close to Denmark’s northern tip. Great Dane will operate the route twice weekly from June 21 to July 26 and weekly between July and October 15. Welcoming today’s announcement, Dublin ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Stakeholder
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal confirms that winning teenage entrepreneurs from Malahide/Portmarnock, Balbriggan and Sutton will represent Fingal at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme (SEP).   Teenage entrepreneurs from three local schools have won a place representing Fingal at the SEP National Finals in Croke Park on Friday, May 3rd.   Every September through LEO ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Fingal County Council is to seek to appoint a project management services team to oversee the delivery of projects within the multi-million euro Swords Cultural Quarter (SCQ) development.   The Swords Cultural Quarter will contain a major new central public and civic space set against the backdrop of the historic Swords Castle. It will boast a new library, public theatre and art exhibition ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Fingal County Council has welcomed the allocation of €3m from the National Transport Authority (NTA) which will support an ambitious programme of pedestrian and cycle improvement schemes around the county.   Some 11 projects, including four new schemes, have been awarded funding under the Sustainable Transport Measures Grants (STMG) 2019 programme in the largest round of funding the local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid has stated that the debate surrounding Local Government in Ireland needs to extend from just the focus on who runs the sector to a debate about what services could be further devolved from Central Government.   Addressing a conference organised by the Centre for Local and Regional Governance in University College Cork on Thursday evening (March ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Additional services should be devolved to Irish local authorities  from central government – Fingal County Council Chief Executive   Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid has stated that the debate surrounding Local Government in Ireland needs to extend from just the focus on who runs the sector to a debate about what services could be further devolved from Central ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Busy St. Patrick’s Weekend at Dublin AirportLá Fhéile Shona ó Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath More than one third of a million passengers will pass through Dublin Airport over the St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend. The airport is expecting more than 350,000 passengers to arrive and depart from Friday March 15 to Monday March 18, which is a 6% increase compared to last year. Passengers will be ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    New February Record At Dublin Airport Just over 2 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in February, a 9% increase over the same month last year. This is the first time in the airport’s 79-year history that passenger numbers have surpassed two million in February, which is traditionally the quietest month of the year. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Commenting this evening (13 March 2019) on the UK Parliament’s vote on leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,   “We welcome the result of tonight’s vote and the progress being made to ensure a disorderly withdrawal from the EU by the UK does not occur.   However the vote is of ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Fingal has celebrated the success of its students and schools in the 2019 BT Young Scientist competition, as Young Scientist of the Year Adam Kelly was recognised for his impressive achievement. Tributes were paid at the event on March 11 (Monday) in County Hall, Swords to his family, his teacher Ms Lennon, and his school, Skerries Community College, for supporting and aiding Adam’s winning ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Community
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    FINGAL’S ENTERPRISE AWARDS WITH €16,000 PRIZE FUND PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK.   A drinks business from Donabate is this year’s winner of the Fingal Enterprise Award for 2019.   Cult Drinks took the top prize of €5,000 and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Fingal at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.   Employing ten staff ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Fingal County Council
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Today, on International Women’s Day (8 March), Chambers Ireland welcomes the announcements from Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that Government intends to take additional actions on increasing visibility of women on state boards and the advancement of women’s equality through the National Strategy for Women and Girls. However, Chambers Ireland urges Government to take a business-friendly ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chambers Ireland
    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Dublin Airport will welcome more than 5,000 French rugby supporters flying in for the much anticipated Six Nations clash between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium this Sunday.   More than 70 extra flights have been added to Dublin Airport’s flight schedule this weekend to help get the fans to le match and back home again. There are special flights from cities in France such as Paris, ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    Dublin Airport Among The World's Best For Customer Experience  Dublin was Europe’s joint best airport in 25m-40m passenger category in global ASQ awards Dublin Airport has been named one of the best airports in the world in a global ranking of passenger experience.  Dublin Airport was the joint winner in its category of European Airports that have 25-40 million passengers per year in the ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    All set for St Patrick’s Day as Fingal County Council prepares for parades   St. Patrick’s Day in Fingal is set to be a bustling celebration of all things Irish, as over 136 groups and counting take part in parades to be held across the county.   Fingal County Council’s Events Unit has fielded 53 applications from Swords, 47 from Blanchardstown and 36 from Balbriggan so far.   Fingal County ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Community
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Irish business invited to ‘Spring’ into CSR plans with Awards launch Chambers Ireland today (4 March 2019) launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2019 at St. Stephen’s Green. The CSR Awards offer the business community a chance to promote and highlight the best practice CSR activities taking place in companies of all sizes across Ireland. The Awards showcase projects that help to ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Fingal County Council is seeking submissions from the public on the proposed Royal Canal Urban Greenway route. The public consultation is open until March 25, 2019. The route will serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area. The proposed Urban Greenway will encourage recreation while offering an alternative transport choice for school children and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Fingal County Council has launched the Fingal Skills Strategy, the first of its kind to be developed by any Local Authority in Ireland.   Launched in Swords Castle Chapel on Tuesday (February 26), it identifies gaps between the skills of Fingal’s workforce and the skills that employers need.   The Strategy sets out specific actions such as developing new training courses, increasing course ...read more
    Categories: Education, Fingal County Council
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Dublin Airport welcomes Ryanair’s announcement that it is to have seven new routes this winter.   The airline will operate a new daily service to Milan Malpensa, and six routes that will begin this summer will also continue into the winter schedule. These are: a twice weekly service to Bordeaux, Gothenburg, Kyiv, London Southend and Pisa and a four times weekly service to ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Direct Service to China’s Tech Hub Shenzhen   Dublin Airport welcomes today’s launch of Hainan Airlines’ new year-round direct service to Shenzhen.   The airline will operate two flights per week between Dublin and Shenzhen, which is in south-eastern China. Shenzhen will be Dublin Airport’s second destination in mainland China, as Hainan already operates a ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    Bank of Ireland launches €2bn Brexit Fund Gavin Kelly, Retail Ireland CEO – “Brexit isn’t ‘business as usual’. We are here to support our customers flex, adapt and thrive.”Fund is available to help businesses across the island of Ireland   Bank of Ireland has launched a €2bn Brexit Fund to help businesses across the island of Ireland prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU.  The Bank will ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Dublin Airport Hosts North Runway Jobs Initiative daa in partnership with Empower, the Fingal-based community development company, and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, hosted a Meet the Contractor event to promote local job opportunities associated with Dublin Airport’s North Runway project. The event was held as part of Empower’s One Step Closer programme, which ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Ahead of the European Parliament elections taking place this May, Chambers Ireland and a delegation of representatives from around the Irish Chamber Network today (20 Feb 2019) launches its “Chambers for Europe” manifesto in Brussels.   Speaking at the European Parliament this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot calls on businesses and their employees to proactively engage ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    The launch of the Draft Climate Change Action Plan for Fingal took place in the Atrium in County Hall on Monday, 18 February. Members of the public attended the event to hear from Fingal County Council and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) staff about what the Council are doing to implement energy efficiency initiatives and flood prevention schemes in the Fingal area. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Record January at Dublin Airport Just under 2.1 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport this January, which was a 5% increase when compared to last year.  It is the first January in the airport’s 79-year history that passenger numbers have surpassed two million. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 8%, with more than one million passengers travelling to and ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Partner
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Pimbrook Selected As Sage Partner Of The Year   Waterford-based Pimbrook Software, one of Ireland’s leading Sage Partners, has been selected as the Sage Partner Of The Year for 2018. Pimbrook was previously voted the Sage 50 Partner of the Year for 2015, 2016 and 2017, but this current accolade is of much greater significance as the winner was selected from all Sage Partners, regardless of their ...read more
    Categories: Member
    Monday, February 18, 2019
    Recruitment Industry Conference “The Future – Facing the Unknown” to address Changing Work, Full Employment and Labour Market Challenge The rise of artificial intelligence, 21st century skills and work practices, employment legislation, and the opportunities and challenges of Brexit all feature on a packed conference agenda for Ireland’s recruitment professionals next month. Taking place to a ...read more
    Categories: Member, Economic
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Taoiseach and Minister Ross Turn Sod on Dublin Airport’s New Runway An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD and the Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD today performed the official sod-turning for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway project. The new runway is urgently needed to allow for expansion to underpin Ireland’s long-term economic growth. Dublin Airport’s existing main runway ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner, Economic
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Dublin Airport and IAA Co-operate on New EU Initiative to Reduce Flight Delays Dublin Airport and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have embarked on a joint initiative to improve the flow of air traffic at the airport and reduce delays. Dublin Airport and the IAA will now incorporate Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) into the management of daily flight operations at the ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    MetroLink project to Swords must proceed without further delay, Chief Executive tells Council Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid has insisted that the MetroLink project to Swords, via Dublin Airport, should proceed without further delay, regardless of any issues relating to the southside aspect of the route, to ensure it meets its 2027 completion target. In his Chief Executive’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Stakeholder, Political
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Dublin Airport was the 11th largest airport in the European Union last year, according to new data from Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. Dublin Airport welcomed almost 31.5 million passengers last year, which means that more than five times the population of the island of Ireland passed through the airport during 2018. The new ACI data for passenger numbers across Europe shows that ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Fingal County Council has published the South Fingal Transport Study (SFTS), a strategic land-use and transport study involving the development of a multi-modal transport strategy for the South Fingal area which includes areas such as Swords, Dublin Airport, Clonshaugh, Balgriffin and Baldoyle. Among the key recommendations to be delivered within the study timeframe up to 2027 are the upgrade ...read more
    Categories: Environment, Community, Fingal County Council
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    An enthusiastic crowd including many from local Historical Societies enjoyed a very informative talk given by Dr. William Murphy, on the First Dáil in the Council Chamber, Swords on Monday January 21st.  Fingal County Council, in conjunction with Rolestown/Oldtown Historical Association were commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in the Round Room in the Mansion ...read more
    Categories: Fingal County Council, Political
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Fingal County Council is inviting submissions from the public in response to the Draft Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024.   The Draft Action Plan has been developed by the four Dublin local authorities alongside the Dublin energy agency Codema. Fingal County Council’s public consultation is open for submissions from 11 February until 25 March 2019.   As part of this public consultation ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fingal County Council, Environment
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Local Enterprise Week to take place in Fingal as BREXIT looms   The small business sector urgently prepares for the impact of BREXIT with Local Enterprise Week to take place 3 weeks before the UK will leave the EU. As businesses continue to prepare for the full impact of a potential hazardous crash-out BREXIT, the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is sending a clear message to small businesses to ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Economic
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, LauraLynn and Snowflakes for Autism to benefit   daa employees, supported by the company and members of the public, raised a total of €315,000 for the company’s charity partners last year – the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, LauraLynn Children’s Hospice and Snowflakes for Autism. Each charity was presented with a cheque for €105,000 from ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Bank of Ireland partners with Aer Lingus to launch Aer Credit Card Bank of Ireland has teamed up with Aer Lingus to introduce its newest credit card offering. The new co-branded Aer Credit Card offers all the convenience of a regular credit card but comes with a whole host of unique travel rewards for customers. Each year, customers who sign up to the card will receive: two free return fares ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    ‘Arts for all’ as Fingal County Council adopts new Arts Plan for 2019-2025  Fingal County Council have formally adopted an Arts Plan for 2019-2025 that seeks to enable all in Fingal to access a wide range of arts and cultural experiences, to foster diversity of arts practice and to support artists of many different backgrounds.   Four key objectives feature in the plan, which was approved at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    €2 Million Investment Fund for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs   Fingal County Council invites entrepreneurs between the age of 18 and 35 from across the county to apply for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) 2019.   Representing the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices, Fingal Head of Enterprise Oisín Geoghegan joined Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Stakeholder
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Changing to Qualified Majority Voting on tax issues will act against Irish competitiveness   Commenting on today’s (15 January 2019) official Communication from the European Commission, calling on European leaders to consider moving to qualified majority voting in EU taxation policy, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,   “Ireland’s tax system has been one of the key tools ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chambers Ireland, Political
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Uncertainty prevails in the vote against Orderly Withdrawal Commenting on this evening’s (15 January 2019) outcome of the 'meaningful vote' in the UK's House of Commons, which ended in a vote against the Withdrawal Agreement, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented, “After months of speculation and despite the recent assurances to the UK from the EU on their commitments within the ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record • Busiest ever year for Dublin Airport - 31.5m passengers• Extra 1.9m passengers last year• Record 5 million long-haul passengers• Eighth consecutive year of traffic growth• Traffic growth generates economic benefits throughout the island of Ireland Dublin Airport welcomed a total of 31.5 million passengers during 2018, setting a new record for the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Dublin Airport's Community Fund Reopens For Applications   Dublin Airport’s Community Fund has reopened for applications and will remain open for a period of six weeks until Monday February 12, 2019.   The airport’s €10 million Community Fund was launched in 2017 with an annual investment of €400,000 over 25 years. Support is focussed on areas such as: environment and sustainability, sports ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    Dublin Airport’s Hydration Stations Take Off  Dublin Airport has upgraded its water fountains and retrofitted them with new taps to make it easier to refill water bottles.Dublin Airport has also made its water fountains more visible by re-branding them with new Hydration Station signage. The re-branding of the water fountains is in response to customer feedback and to increase passenger awareness ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Surplus must not distract from sustainability   Commenting on the release of today’s (3 January 2019) Fiscal Monitor, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber said,   “The €100m surplus recorded in today’s final Exchequer Returns of 2018, the first since the crash in 2008, deserves to be commended, particularly considering that a deficit had originally been ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chambers Ireland
    Thursday, December 27, 2018
    Dublin Airport welcomes Caffè Nero to Terminal 2   Dublin Airport’s newest food and beverage outlet, Caffè Nero has opened in the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2. The new café offers a range of coffee, food and drinks to have in store or to take away. Food options include fresh sandwiches, wraps and rolls as well as sweet treats such as pastries, cakes, muffins, oat bars and fruit. Welcoming the ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Busiest Christmas Ever at Dublin Airport More than 1.1 million passengers expected to travel   Dublin Airport will have its busiest Christmas season on record this year, as just over 1.1 million people are expected to arrive and depart during the festive season. From Friday, December 21 to Friday, January 4, 2019 an expected 1,136,000 people will travel through Dublin Airport.  The numbers ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
      Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors​   The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days' time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week's call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Dublin Airport Breaks 30 Million Passenger Milestone  Dublin Airport has welcomed 30 million passengers so far this year, and still has the busy Christmas period to come. This is the first time in Dublin Airport airport’s 78-year history that more than 30 million passengers have used the airport in a single year. “We’re delighted to pass the 30 million passenger mark for the first time in ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: deferral of UK Parliament vote heightens unease among EU businesses   During a two-day mission to London on Monday and Tuesday, EUROCHAMBRES members have expressed their growing concern of a disorderly Brexit as a result of the deferral of the Withdrawal Agreement by the UK Parliament. Chambers across the EU have been preparing businesses for a no deal Brexit for ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Dublin Airport To Host Biggest Ever Christmas Entertainment Programme   Dublin Airport is set to host its biggest ever festive entertainment programme this Christmas season. More than 1,600 performers from 40 schools, choirs and musical groups will entertain passengers from today Monday, December 10 with performances in each terminal daily up to Christmas Eve. “Dublin Airport is the first ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    Record November at Dublin Airport   Almost 2.3 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month, making it the busiest November in the airport’s history. Passenger numbers were up 7% during the month. Passenger volumes travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 8%, with almost 1.1 million people travelling to European destinations during the month. UK traffic grew by 2% ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Friday, November 23, 2018
    Ricoh named Company of the Year by Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Annual Ireland Japan Business Awards in Tokyo celebrate business ties between Ireland and JapanRicoh has been in Ireland since 1980Will grow workforce to 190 by 2020 on back of €6.5M investmentDonated more than €200K worth of products and services to Irish charities last year DUBLIN / TOKYO, November 23, 2018 – Ricoh Company, ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder
    Friday, November 23, 2018
    WestJet to Increase Capacity from Atlantic Canada to Dublin Airport by 27% next summer   WestJet will launch a new daily summer service from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Dublin from next April, but is discontinuing its existing summer service from St John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin.  The move will increase WestJet’s capacity from Atlantic Canada to Ireland by 27%, as the new Halifax service will be ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    T2 Welcomes 80M Passengers Since Opening Eight Years Ago Dublin Airport passenger numbers are up 60% since T2 opened in 2010   Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010. Home to Aer Lingus, Emirates, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Norwegian, the multi award-winning passenger terminal ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey 2019: 45,000+ business express their concerns on skills shortages European businesses are again optimistic about the year ahead, but less so than 12 months ago, while concerns about access to skilled workers have risen. These are among the main findings of the 2019 EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey, the 26th consecutive annual assessment of European entrepreneurs’ ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chambers Ireland
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Chambers Ireland welcomes approval of Withdrawal Agreement text   Chambers Ireland today (14 November 2018) welcomes the approval of the Withdrawal Agreement text by the UK Cabinet.   Speaking this evening, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said,   “We welcome today’s approval of the Withdrawal Agreement text by the UK Cabinet, recognizing the huge effort by the respective ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes 14 New Services This Winter   Dublin Airport has almost 1.6 million extra seats across its route network this winter season, which represents a 12% increase in capacity compared to last year. There are 14 new services at Dublin Airport for this winter season. Four new services started recently - with Laudamotion launching a service to Vienna, Aeroflot starting a new ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Sweet News For Passengers As Dublin Airport’s Nect-Air Honey Now On Sale At Marqette    Bees from hives on Dublin Airport lands, which produced their first batch of honey earlier this year, is now available for passengers to buy. The 100% natural Irish honey called Nect-Air is harvested from four hives housing more than a quarter of a million Irish dark native honey bees on airport owned ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Environment, Member
    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements must improve to bring clear benefits to SMEs   Ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council Taking Place today in Brussels (9 November 2018), Chambers Ireland, in collaboration with our colleagues in Eurochambres, urges Member States and the European Commission to increase their efforts to improve the implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements so that they ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political, Economic
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Record Passenger Numbers in October at Dublin Airport More than 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, which was a 9% increase on the same month last year. The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest October in Dublin Airport’s 78-year history.  The number of passengers flying to and from continental Europe increased by 8%, as almost 1.5 million passengers ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Economic
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    daa Awards North Runway Construction Contract To Irish-Spanish Consortium   daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Airline Laudamotion   Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome Laudamotion’s new service between Dublin and Vienna. The Austrian airline will operate its year-round, daily service with an Airbus A320 aircraft. “Laudamotion is Dublin Airport’s fifth new airline customer this year and we are delighted to welcome it to Dublin and Ireland,” said Dublin Airport Managing ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    October Bank Holiday Figures Up 8% At Dublin Airport   More than 376,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this October Bank Holiday Weekend, from today Friday 26 to Monday 29 October, 2018. Passenger numbers are up 8% over the same weekend last year, according to Dublin Airport. “More than 2,500 flights are due to arrive and depart at Dublin Airport this weekend,” ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Consultation Begins On €900m Dublin Airport Capacity Expansion Plan    daa has started formal consultations on a major capital investment programme for Dublin Airport, which has at its heart a €900 million capacity plan to help the airport grow to 40 million passengers a year.  daa is proposing to invest about €400 million between 2020 and 2024 to deliver new capacity in the northern end of ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    No-deal Brexit will impact business across the EU, says Chambers Ireland and its counterpart Chambers in the Northern European Coastal Chamber Alliance   At a meeting today (Thursday 25 October 2018) with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Chambers Ireland joined with our colleagues from the Northern European Coastal Chamber Alliance, including the British Chambers of Commerce, to urge negotiators ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Singapore Free Trade Agreement signing is great opportunity for Irish export growth   Commenting on today's signature of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and Singapore at the ASEM Summit in Brussels (19 October 2018) Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland commented,   "We welcome today's signing of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement at the ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Dublin Airport Hosts Workshop with Analytics Institute to Improve Passenger Experience    Dublin Airport is hosting a workshop with the Analytics Institute to explore how insights and data can more effectively be used to improve all aspects of the passenger journey through the airport.   The event will highlight the unique and diverse set of data that the airport environment generates and ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Dublin Airport’s Latest Art Installation Soars into Flight   Dublin Airport’s latest art installation – a mural entitled ‘Light Years’ by renowned artist James Earley - can now be enjoyed by passengers transiting between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.   The concept of Light Years focuses on the idea that time and light are intrinsically linked; light links our past to our present and our ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes Ryanair’s Route Expansion   Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Ryanair that it will significantly expand its route network from Dublin next summer.   The airline will have nine new services at Dublin next summer: Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Cagliari, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Lourdes, Luxembourg, London Southend and Thessaloniki.   “Ryanair is an important ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber disappointed with Government’s decision to increase the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector Fingal Dublin Chamber would like to express its disappointment at the announcement made yesterday by Minister for Finance, Pascal O’Donohoe to increase the 9% VAT rate to 13.5% as part of Budget 2019. This increase will take effect from the 1st January 2019. This is a ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Budget 2019: Measures to deliver infrastructure welcome, but little to improve short-term competitiveness   Speaking following the delivery of Budget 2019 by Minister Paschal Donohoe today (9 October 2018), Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, commented:   "Government’s chosen path for Budget 2019 will produce long term benefits for the Irish economy if measures announced are ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Moscow Service Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Aeroflot at it is to operate a new service between Dublin and the Russian capital, Moscow. The daily seasonal service will operate from October 28, 2018 until March 30, 2019. “We are delighted to welcome Aerflot back to Dublin Airport with this direct connection to Moscow. The new service will further ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Friday, October 05, 2018
    BCC, NI Chamber, Chambers Ireland: Businesses across GB, NI and Ireland need speed and precision injected into Brexit negotiations   With less than six months until Brexit, the leading UK, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland business groups are joining forces to call on both sides to redouble efforts in the on-going negotiations to ensure an agreement is reached that provides clarity and ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    Chambers Ireland welcomes new President Siobhan Kinsella   Chambers Ireland congratulates Siobhan Kinsella on assuming the role of President of the organisation, succeeding Niamh Boyle, Managing Director of the Reputations Agency who held the position since 2016.   Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented,   “We’re delighted to welcome Siobhan as our new President and we look ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Ryanair Announces New Dublin - Bordeaux Summer Service   Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Ryanair that it is to operate a twice weekly service to Bordeaux in France next summer. Ryanair's new route will operate from April as part of the summer schedule. Welcoming the new service Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair’s route ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Staying the course is key going into Budget 2019   Commenting on the release of today’s (2 October 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,   “Today’s final Exchequer Returns before the announcement of Budget 2019 next week holds no surprises or promises of any giveaway.   They do however illustrate the ongoing need for prudent decisions. From the ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Ryanair Announces New Dublin-Cagliari Summer Service   Dublin Airport welcomes the announcement by Ryanair that it is to operate a twice weekly seasonal service to Cagliari in Sardinia next summer.   The new route will operate between July and August.   Welcoming the new service Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see Ryanair’s route network go from ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    Chambers Call on Government to Make Childcare More Affordable in Budget 2019 Chambers Ireland and its network of Chambers from around the country gathered in Dublin today for the first Chamber Network Budget Dialogue, where they called on Government to ensure that investments committed to as part of the National Development Plan are delivered on as part of Budget 2019.  Chambers also called on ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Deadline for Entries Extended to Friday, 28th September   Fingal Dublin Chamber has extended the deadline for entries to the Business Excellence and CSR Awards by one week to Friday, the 28th of September. The Chamber is encouraging people to celebrate success by nominating themselves, their business, employees, or another business or organisation for one of the 23 Business Excellence & CSR ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dublin Airport To Host Events Celebrating Culture Night 2018 Dublin Airport will host a series of events celebrating Culture Night 2018 this Friday evening September 21.   This is the first time that Dublin Airport has participated in Culture Night and the events are taking place as part of Fingal County Council’s extensive programme to celebrate Irish culture, creativity and the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Salzburg Summit Brexit talks: Priority #1 = Ensure an Orderly Brexit   Chambers Ireland today, in association with Eurochambres (the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) has published a new position paper conveying a simple message to EU27 Heads of State for their Salzburg Summit talks on Brexit this evening and tomorrow; focus on finalizing the UK Withdrawal Agreement to ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Chambers Ireland calls for infrastructure delivery at Budget Committee   Appearing today (18 September 2018) before the Budget Oversight Committee, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot called on Government to ensure that commitments made in the National Development Plan are delivered on.   “Budget 2019 will be the first following the finalisation of Project Ireland 2040 and it is ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Political, Economic
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
      Fingal Dublin Chamber Welcomes Two New Transatlantic Routes by Aer Lingus   Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes the announcement of two new transatlantic routes from Are Lingus’ Dublin Hub with daily direct service to Montreal and Minneapolis-St Paul commencing in summer 2019.  The two new destinations will add a quarter of million additional seats annually to Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network ...read more
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Busiest August Ever At Dublin Airport    Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.2 million passengers last month, making it the busiest August in the airport’s 78-year history.   Passenger numbers increased by 6% last month helped by the introduction of 14 new routes over the summer period and extra capacity on more than 50 existing services. August was the second consecutive month that Dublin ...read more
    Categories: Partner, Community
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Dublin Airport’s Platinum Services Shortlisted for Two Global Awards   Dublin Airport’s specialised VIP facility, Platinum Services has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s International Customer Experience Awards.   The International Customer Experience Awards recognise outstanding customer experience worldwide in a wide range of business areas. Platinum Services has been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
      Now Boarding: Montreal and Minneapolis-St. Paul  Aer Lingus announces 2 new North American destinationsMore than 3 million seats to 15 transatlantic destinations on sale from 2019   Dublin, Wednesday 12 September 2018 – There are now 15 ways to the USA.…and Canada as Aer Lingus today announced two new North American destinations for summer 2019 - Minneapolis-St. Paul and Montreal, Canada. ...read more
    Categories: Member, Community
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes Aer Lingus’ Transatlantic Route Expansion    Dublin Airport welcomes Aer Lingus’ announcement that it is to launch new direct services to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Montreal, Canada next summer.   Aer Lingus will operate both routes daily with a Boeing 757 aircraft to Minneapolis-St. Paul commencing on July 8 and Montreal with a new Airbus A321 long-range ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner, Community
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    TAP To Launch Double Daily Dublin-Lisbon Service   Portuguese airline TAP is to launch a new double daily service between Dublin and Lisbon from next summer. The new route will bring additional choice for passengers travelling between Dublin and Lisbon and will also offer convenient onward connectivity to South America and other locations via TAP’s global network. “We’re delighted to welcome ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner, Community
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Childcare investment must be prioritised in Budget 2019 Commenting on today's (4 September 2018) ESRI report on childcare costs, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said, “The analysis in today’s ESRI report clearly outlines what we have been hearing from the Chamber Network for some time now; that high childcare costs are directly impacting upon women in the workplace, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Exchequer Returns signal importance of prudence in Budget 2019 Commenting on the release of today’s (4 September 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber said, “The results from today’s Exchequer Returns indicate that Budget 2019 must be a prudent one. Considering these returns alongside the economic uncertainties facing us from a variety of external ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber Welcomes Kellogg’s Decision to Remain in Fingal Fingal Dublin Chamber has welcomed the decision of US food company Kellogg to remain in Fingal. The company, which employs over 220 people has been and will continue to be a key player in the economic landscape that is Fingal. Kelloggs, who are currently based in Swords, had looked at locations in other parts of the Dublin ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes Labour force growth, but competitiveness still key Fingal Dublin Chamber today (28 August 2018) welcomes the results from the CSO Labour Force Survey showing continued employment growth in the Irish economy for the second quarter of 2018. Fingal Dublin Chamber CEO Anthony Cooney commented, “Today’s CSO Labour Force survey results are a welcome and reassuring ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland, Economic
    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    The Fingal Business Excellence and CSR Awards 2018 Open for Entries Fingal Dublin Chamber is encouraging people to celebrate success by nominating themselves, their business, employees, or another business or organisation for one of the 23 Business Excellence & CSR Awards on offer (see award categories below).  Entry to the 2018 Awards is free of charge and open to all businesses/organisations ...read more
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber Welcomes New Dallas Route at Dublin Airport Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes American Airlines’ announcement that it is to operate a new Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth summer service from next June. The daily service will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American’s largest hub for connecting traffic. It will improve connectivity from Ireland to the United ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes the continued progress being made in increasing the number of transfer passengers coming through Dublin Airport. Figures released by Dublin Airport show that there was a 17% increase, to almost 1m passengers, in transfer traffic in the first 7 months of this year versus the same period last year. According to Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    July Was Dublin Airport’s Busiest Month EverDublin Airport welcomed more than 3.3 million passengers in July, making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s 78 year history. Passenger numbers increased by 7% compared to last July as Dublin Airport welcomed more than 100,000 passengers every day during the month. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, with more than ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Dublin Airport Opens New Transfer Facility Dublin Airport has opened a new €16 million facility designed specifically for passengers who are transferring from one flight to another. Built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2, the new transfer area will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to compete for transfer traffic between Europe and North America and improve the quality of the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Almost 422,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, August 3 to Monday, August 6.  Passenger figures are up 4% compared to the same weekend last year.   Dublin Airport Communications Manager, Siobhán O’Donnell said this last bank holiday of the summer season will be busiest of the year with over 2,780 flights expected to arrive ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    A collaboration of stunning illustrations to celebrate the history of well-known Irish surnames is now on display at the South Gates boarding area at Dublin Airport.    This unique exhibition, which is called ‘All in a Name’, showcases seven real-life people and describes some of the history associated with their popular surnames dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The myths and ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Norwegian that it is to increase capacity on its Dublin to Province Boston service by 40%. The airline will offer a year-round daily service between Dublin and Providence Boston, up from five per week currently, next summer. Welcoming the additional frequency, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are delighted to see ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Friday, July 20, 2018
    Dublin Airport has renewed its commitment to Airport’s Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) at Level 2 (Reduction) for another year. To achieve the accreditation, airports must map and measure the impact of airport activities in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.  The certification provides a common framework for active carbon management and covers the operational ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Dublin Airport’s Airside Operations team held a Safety Awareness Day recently to promote and enhance the culture of safety on the airfield. More than 12,000 people from 470 companies work on or around the airfield at Dublin Airport and ensuring their safety as well as the safety of passengers, aircraft and vehicles is a key priority for the Airside Operations team. Dublin Airport Airside ...read more
    Categories: Community, Partner
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Lufthansa that it is to add a fifth daily service on its Dublin to Frankfurt route. This is the airline’s seventh expansion of services since 2014. The additional daily flight means that Lufthansa’s service between Dublin and Frankfurt will increase from 28 to 34 flights per week representing an increase in capacity of more than 20% when the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Partner
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Chambers Ireland today (12 July 2018) launched its Pre Budget 2019 Submission, recommending that Government use Budget 2019 as an opportunity to think strategically about how we can future-proof our economy and make the best use of today’s prosperity in preparing for the threats facing Ireland on an international stage.   Speaking at the Chamber Chief Executives’ Forum in Athlone, where ...read more
    Categories: Chambers Ireland
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in June, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 7% increase on the same period last year.   The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest June in the airport’s 78-year history.   The number of passengers travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 6% with almost 1.7 million passengers travelling to and from ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Marqette - Disrupting Norms in the Airport Food & Beverage World TodayFollowing on from Marqette’s phenomenal success in 2017 in winning the prestigious Food Hall of the Year award, Marqette has now gone on to win a further award, winning Food Hall of the Year Worldwide 2018 for the second year in a row!  Marqette, located in Terminal 1, Dublin Airport was created with the unique and specific ...read more
    Categories: Member
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    daa has announced that it has appointed Ray Hernan as Chief Executive Officer of its global travel retail business Aer Rianta International (ARI).   Mr Hernan, who was recently Chief Executive of Bus Éireann, will take up his new role in August. Before joining Bus Éireann in late 2016, Mr Hernan held a number of executive roles in the retail sector, including Chief Executive of Arnotts, ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    Chambers Ireland welcomes green-light for EU-Japan Trade Deal Chambers Ireland today (6 July 2018) welcomes the news that the EU and Japan have been authorised to formally ratify a new trade deal, negotiations for which first began in 2013. Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot commented, “Exactly one year to the day when the deal was approved by the European Commission, today’s ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chambers Ireland
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber held their annual Summer BBQ networking event on the 4th of July with a special American theme in The Penthouse @ Wright Venue, Swords.  Over 70 Chamber members and guests, along with the Fingal County Council Mayor Anthony Lavin was in attendance at the event which marked the wind-down before the summer break.  The social occasion brought together many business men and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Ardmac, the leading international construction specialist based in Swords Co Dublin, has announced the appointment of Yvonne O’Sullivan as Head of Talent and Development. Ardmac employs over 300 people based across Dublin, Manchester and Brussels and provides specialist construction services to the commercial fit out, life sciences and Data Centre sectors. In this new role for Ardmac, Yvonne is ...read more
    Categories: Member
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Dublin Airport has achieved an 80% saving in car park energy consumption thanks to an upgrade to the lighting and control systems used in one of the short-term and some of the long-term surface car parks.   Previously car park lighting accounted for 45% of the airport’s car park energy consumption. The new system will reduce Dublin Airport’s annual primary energy consumption by a massive ...read more
    Categories: Partner
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Business voice must be heard as Brexit deadlines come and go Ahead of this week’s meeting of the EU Council and in light of the snail’s pace in negotiations between the UK and EU, Chambers Ireland today (26 June 2018) calls on the EU27 and the UK government to provide clarity to business on what the future trade relationship post-March 2019 will be.   Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Chambers Ireland, Political
    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Marqette at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 has been named the Airport Food Hall of the Year at the Moodie Davitt Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Awards for the second year in a row.   Recognising best practice in airport food and beverage, the FAB awards celebrate outstanding quality and innovation in the sector. Marqette, which is operated by the Michael JF Wright Hospitality Group, was ...read more
    Categories: Member, Partner
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Norwegian that it is to operate a new direct daily year-round service to Hamilton Ontario (Toronto) from March 2019.The airline will operate its Dublin to Hamilton service with a new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.Welcoming the new route. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “Hamilton will be Dublin Airport’s fifth destination in Canada, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Passion for the environment and sustainability is embedded into the core of everything that Java Republic do. They work hard to ensure and protect their carbon neutrality status each and every year. In 2008, Java Republic opened their unique custom-built Roastery in Ballycoolin, Dublin. In 2011 they were officially awarded carbon-neutral status, meaning that they can proudly say that we have ...read more
    Categories: Member
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Record May Is 50th Consecutive Month Of Growth At Dublin Airport A record 2.9 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in May, a 10% increase over the same month last year and the 50th consecutive month of growth at the airport. This sustained passenger growth over the past four years is the result of a combination of new airlines and route launches since 2014, according to Dublin ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber today (19 June 2018) welcomed the announcement by Minister Donohoe in the Summer Economic Statement of safeguarding the economy from potential future challenges and ensuring the delivery of capital commitments.   Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber commenting on the statement said,   “The fiscal space and budget strategy announced by the Minister of ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Joint report raises questions on adequacy of proposed Brexit transition timeframes   Commenting on today’s (13 June 2018) joint report 'Findings and Insights of the firm-level impact of Brexit on Most Exposed Sectors' from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Deloitte, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said,   “Today’s joint report highlights the ...read more
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Dublin Airport Welcomes First Direct Flight To BeijingDublin Airport is delighted welcome the launch of Hainan Airlines’ new direct service to Beijing.The year-round service is Dublin Airport’s first ever direct route to mainland China which is a major milestone for the entire Irish economy.Hainan will operate Dublin to Beijing direct with an Airbus A330 aircraft on Tuesdays and Saturdays and via ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Partner
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Global Ireland 2025 Plans an ambitious step in Ireland’s future path   Commenting on today’s (11 June 2018) launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plans, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said, “We welcome today’s launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plans and the scale of the ambitions they aim to achieve over the coming years. Fingal Dublin Chamber has previously called for ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    EXPLORE Programme and initiatives to upskill workforce are to be encouraged   Commenting on today’s (7 June 2018) launch of the EXPLORE Programme from the Department of Education and Skills, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said, “We welcome today’s launch of the EXPLORE Programme and encourage the development of similar schemes which foster further learning and upskilling ...read more
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Commenting on the release of yesterday’s (5 June 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber said, "Today's exchequer returns demonstrate that Government is continuing to manage public finances very closely but must remain cautious.   As global uncertainties that impact Ireland increase, such as the ongoing lack of clarity on Brexit and the disappointing move ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes the launch of Project Ireland 2040 funds   Fingal Dublin Chamber today (30 May 2018) welcomed the launch of the €4 billion Project Ireland 2040 funds for rural development, urban regeneration, climate action and innovation.  Responding to the announcement, Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney commented, “Chambers of commerce are at the heart of ...read more
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Ireland’s drop in Competitiveness ranking illustrates the need for swift remedial action   Commenting on today’s (24 May 2018) IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber said,   "This morning’s announcement that Ireland has dropped six places, to 12th place, in the IMD Competitiveness Yearbook Rankings 2018 is disappointing. This is a ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Apple’s Data Centre withdrawal demonstrates need for urgent review of planning system Commenting on today’s (10 May 2018) announcement by Apple that they will no longer proceed with their plans for the development of a data centre in Athenry, Anthony Cooney, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber said, "This morning’s announcement by Apple to halt their plans for a data centre in Athenry is ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber has today (18 April 2018) welcomed progress on the development of MetroLink, a north-south urban railway service that will run between Swords and Sandyford, facilitating a new approach to the development and growth capacity of our capital city. Speaking after the Chamber Council meeting this morning - a meeting in which the Council voted unanimously in support of the ...read more
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Fingal Dublin Chamber welcomes the announcement that the public consultation phase of the MetroLink project is to commence this week as MetroLink has the potential to deliver on Project Ireland 2040’s vision for future growth and development in Swords and in the wider Fingal area. Under the National Development Plan 2018-2017, Metro North and Metro South will now proceed as one project known as ...read more
    Categories: Stakeholder, Community
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