• News for News Release

    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, News Release
    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, News Release, Political
    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: News Release, 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: News Release, 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, News Release, Economic, Political
    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
    Categories: News Release
    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: News Release, Community, Partner
    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, News Release
    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: Community, Economic, Member, News Release
    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, News Release
    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, News Release
    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: News Release, 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, News Release, 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
    Categories: News Release
    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: Member, Partner, News Release
    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, News Release
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    One4all are donating 50c to Crumlin Children’s Hospital every time a One4all Gift Card is spent from July 21st to 29th. So how does #Shop4Crumlin work? ? If you make a purchase using your One4all Gift Card in any of our 8,500 retail outlets nationwide or online, One4all will donate .50c to CMRF Crumlin! ? If you spend your One4all in Arnotts, Debenhams Ireland, Life Style Sports, Argos or ...read more
    Categories: Member, Community, News Release
    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, News Release
    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: News Release, 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, News Release
    Friday, July 06, 2018
    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 approval of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement by ...read more
    Categories: News Release, Chambers Ireland, Political
    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: News Release, Community
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    Dublin Airport, in partnership with NCAD, is holding an open call to invite anyone to submit a piece of work which will be displayed in Dublin Airport for up to 15 months.   The work, which will be displayed on a 7m x 2m billboard beyond the security screening area at one of Dublin Airport’s boarding gate piers, should have an aeronautical theme. The initiative is part of a partnership between ...read more
    Categories: News Release, Community, Partner
    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: Human Interest, Partner, News Release
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    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, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,   “This week’s ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chambers Ireland, News Release
    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, News Release
    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, News Release, Human Interest, 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: News Release, Political
    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: Human Interest, News Release, 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: News Release, Economic, Partner
    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
    Categories: News Release
    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: News Release, 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
    Categories: News Release
    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: News Release
    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
    Categories: News Release
    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: News Release
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