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FINGAL DUBLIN YEARBOOK & BUSINESS DIRECTORY

2016

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CONTENTS

Contents TABLE OF

Editor: Joseph O’Connor Managing Editor: Mary Connaughton Editorial Contributor: Orla Connolly Design: Jennifer Reid Production Manager: Mary Connaughton Production Executive: Nicole Ennis Sales Director: Paul Clemenson Managing Director: Gerry Tynan Chairman: Diarmaid Lennon

Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce Yearbook 2016 is published by Ashville Media Group, on behalf of the Fingal Dublin Chamber Ashville Media Group, Old Stone Building, Blackhall Green, Dublin 7 Tel: +353 1 432 2200 Email: info@ashville.com Web: www.ashville.com Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce Chamber Buildings, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin Tel: (01) 890 0977 Email: info@fingaldublinchamber.ie Web: www.fingaldublinchamber.ie Material printed in this journal is not necessarily endorsed by the Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce or by Ashville Media Group. All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means in whole or in part without the permission of the publisher is prohibited. © 2016

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Message from the President

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Message from the CEO

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Message from Fingal County Council

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Passing the Baton: Siobhán Kinsella

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Your Chamber

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Chamber Export Services

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Chamber Catch-up

28 FLYING THE FLAG The town of Swords has officially received Purple Flag accreditation.

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ECONOMIC HEALTH CHECK

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CHOOSING TO HUB AT DUB

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STAR PERFORMERS IN AVIATION

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GETTING PERSONAL WITH PAYPAL

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REAPING REWARDS FOR FINGAL The 2015 ITLG Silicon Valley Global Technology Summit.

It was a busy 2015 for Dublin Airport with the commencement of 22 new routes and a return to pre-downturn traffic levels.

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AVIATION MATTERS

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DESTINATION FINGAL

Fingal Dublin Chamber wishes to acknowledge and thank the North County Leader and Fintan Clarke Photography for permission to reproduce pictures in this publication

A new tourism strategy launched by Fingal County Council aims to improve visitor experience in the county.

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IN THE ZONE A new project in Fingal is seeking to brand the area as a destination of choice for FDI.

Fingal Dublin Chamber events Buyer’s Guide

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Business Directory

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Supporting Fingal Dublin Chamber Chief Executive Paul Reid congratulates the Fingal Dublin Chamber

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid congratulates Fingal Dublin Chamber on behalf of his colleagues at Fingal County Council:

Fingal County Council is proud to support Fingal Dublin Chamber’s work in networking, connecting and engaging with the diverse and active business community across Fingal. We offer the Chamber and all its members our sincere congratulations and good wishes for continued work on behalf of Fingal’s business community.

Fingal – At the heart of Ireland’s economic recovery ■ 8,200 businesses based in Fingal ■ Lowest commercial rates in the Dublin city region ■ Substantial land bank of serviced industrial and commercial premises ■ At the edge of Dublin City – gateway to Europe ■ Home to Dublin International Airport

Fingal - An unrivalled location ■ Direct access to the road and rail transport networks in Ireland and Europe ■ Young, highly educated and motivated workforce ■ Direct access to six Universities and four Institutes of Technology ■ Affordable housing, excellent schools, outstanding natural and sporting amenities ■ Full range of shopping, services and leisure opportunities ■ Scenic coastline, traditional seaside villages and a rural hinterland

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL – SUPPORTING YOUR INVESTMENT For more information contact: Ed Hearne Director of Services Fingal County Council County Hall, Swords Fingal, Co. Dublin Eircode: K67 X8Y2 www.fingal.ie

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

MESSAGE FROM

The President

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t is a great honour to serve as President of Fingal Dublin Chamber. With your support in 2016, I wish to build on the fantastic work that Siobhán Kinsella carried out during her presidency. This will include ongoing work on the Fingal Dublin Chamber Strategic Plan, which the directors, Chamber members and Chamber Council have been developing over the past 12 months. Through this programme, we aim to drive positive change and innovation at a local and national level. By continuing work on the existing Fingal Tourism Strategy, the Council and Chamber are committed to offering best in class tourism services in the Fingal region. Currently, visitors to Fingal generate a F500 million spend and tourism sustains 20,000 jobs in the Fingal area, which equates to one in four jobs. We will be working closely with Fingal County Council and other Government bodies to drive tourism in the area and raise the profile of the Fingal community. One initiative launched last year which presents a great opportunity for the Fingal region is the Dublin Enterprise Zone (DEZ). In 2016 the Chamber will work with the Council and companies located in DEZ to ensure we build on the project’s initial success of highlighting Fingal as a destination of choice for both Foreign Direct Investment and indigenous enterprises. While Dublin 15 and the greater Fingal area is a prime location for major corporate companies, the SME community should not be forgotten. As we emerge from a number of turbulent economic years, start-up business and SMEs need to be nurtured. The Chamber will be focused

on supporting these businesses going forward. Developing Chamber membership is also on the agenda for 2016, which will prove important for a strong and diverse Chamber in the years ahead. With this, we’ll work on establishing a more prominent presence in west Dublin, with Chief executive Tony Lambert and I focused on bringing more events to the region. Chamber members drive our activities so it’s important that you continue to use your membership to make your voice heard. In 2016, the Chamber’s networking events, lobbying, policy and business support work will continue to be shaped by the priorities of our members. I’m honoured to be the incoming President of Fingal Dublin Chamber and look forward to the challenge of my new role. I also look forward to working with Tony Lambert in the Chamber, Paul Reid and Fingal County Council, the Lord Mayor of Fingal David O’Connor and various Government bodies to help develop Fingal as the destination for tourism and businesses. I hope I can do the role justice. Best wishes,

Guy Thompson President

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

MESSAGE FROM

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s we face into another year, Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce continues to enjoy a strong and active position within the region. Providing key services and representation for member companies, the Chamber plays a key role in ensuring sustainable economic growth for the county. Fingal Dublin Chamber owes its reputation as a leading business organisation to the hard work of the Chamber staff and Chamber Council. The strength of the Chamber also depends on its membership and we are thankful to have a such a dynamic and diverse group of businesses to represent. These companies cover a wide range of sectors; from retail to tourism, and financial services to IT, we welcome all industries. The Chamber speaks on behalf of all sizes of business too; from early stage start-ups to large corporations, with SMEs accounting for over 70 per cent of our members. As a Chamber we strive to ensure that these businesses have their voices heard when policies are being formulated. We represent their interests when consultations are carried out with local and national government agencies, and importantly, we have the ability to influence the public debate. This ability to influence is something we built up in our 22 years of existence, having achieved a tremendous amount to date. With the support of our members, we will continue to do even more in the future. This year we are again partnering with Fingal County Council to participate in the Ireland Gateway to Europe programme and together with over 50 businesses, we will engage directly with potential clients in order to understand the needs of the foreign direct investment community. With Dublin Airport on our doorstep, and a region boasting excellent roads, facilities, as well as

a spectacular coast with beaches, villages and fishing ports, Fingal meets the needs of international executives who are considering Ireland as a base. The high population of young highly educated workers further enhances our bid to be the destination of choice for investors. The team at the Chamber is committed to delivering the highest quality services to our members. We already provide support for international trade with our export documentation service, which has grown extensively in recent years, and we want to further increase the range and level of services that we offer. As we continue to grow, each new day offers a chance for us to work together, pursue new opportunities and improve upon the past. We continue to manage our business around the evolving needs of our members. As in the past, the Chamber will provide the leadership and vision, working closely with all other stakeholders, to ensure that the Fingal region remains a great place to live in, to work in and to visit. Finally, I would ask you as a member to become a Chamber ambassador and recommend to your customers, clients and business colleagues that they join our network. Please feel free to refer any contacts to me for my personal attention. Thank you for your support and commitment. Tony Lambert

Chief Executive

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MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL

MESSAGE FROM

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ear Chamber Member, The Dublin region continues to be the engine for much of the national economic recovery and Fingal is playing a key role. Its strategic location and the policies of Fingal County Council have helped the county’s 6,000 businesses to take advantage of and contribute to the up-swing in the economy. In fact, the county witnessed a 4.5 per cent increase in the number of active businesses during 2010-2014. Fingal County Council is there to facilitate, enable and support our businesses. The Council has recently been named the best Local Authority for Economic Development Services. Our approach is in three parts. Firstly, we work closely with State agencies such as the IDA, the private sector and others in promoting Fingal as a prime location for inward investment. Secondly, we put in place the conditions and structures necessary to support and work with new and established indigenous companies in the county. Thirdly, we actively support our enterprises and entrepreneurs, notably through the Local Enterprise Office. A key part of our approach is collaboration – engaging with statutory agencies, representative bodies, such as the Fingal Dublin Chamber, community groups and others to promote the county and underpin economic development. The next stages of our strategy will continue to be about collaboration.

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Can we, as a local authority, help encourage greater collaboration between the FDI and SME sectors, to avail of opportunities from the economic clusters that are located here? Also, we will explore if there can be greater cooperation between local businesses and the universities and technology institutes to develop new products, processes and services to support SME innovation and growth. Our focus will be on smart growth, focusing on innovation and quality sustainable jobs. We will also be working hard to put in place the right framework conditions to facilitate and enable development in the county. The Fingal Development Plan 20172023, when adopted, will be built on the challenges and opportunities in the county, in terms of economic development, social cohesion, housing, the environment, culture, heritage and tourism. It will be a strategic tool to guide public and private development in the county in a sustainable manner. Along with the Fingal Dublin Chamber, Fingal County Council is looking forward with strong ambition for Fingal to be the leader in Ireland’s continued economic development and we will work together to do all we can to support and encourage job and enterprise creation in the county. Paul Reid Chief Executive, Fingal County Council

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Q&A

Passing the

BATON DIRECTOR OF CPL INSTITUTE SIOBHÁN KINSELLA SERVED AS FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER PRESIDENT FROM 2013 TO 2015. HERE SHE REFLECTS ON SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HER TERM AND WHAT’S AHEAD FOR THE COUNTY.

LOOKING BACK, HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER? It was genuinely an honour. As president you take on the mantel of representing the members to the high standards they deserve in every interaction, every speech and every meeting. It is an exciting role with the opportunity to meet local and national public representatives and senior business people where you can really contribute to the work of the Chamber in ensuring the voice of the business community is heard. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WERE THE CHAMBER’S BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS DURING YOUR TERM AS PRESIDENT? Fingal Dublin Chamber is one of the most dynamic and active chambers in the country so we were already starting from an incredibly impressive base. Without doubt it was a privilege to enable and welcome the Irish Technology Leaders Group (ITLG) conference to Fingal with Fingal County Council. The opportunity to showcase our business and civic society as an investment location to a group of such high calibre business leaders was a real privilege. The Chamber’s contribution to theachievement of purple flag status for Swords was also a highlight. ANY INTERESTING RELATIONSHIPS YOU DEVELOPED OR PEOPLE YOU MET AS PART OF YOUR ROLE? Meeting Craig Barrett, the former

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Chairman of Intel, was a real honour for me. I have a huge interest in the history of economic development in Ireland and Mr Barrett played an instrumental role in FDI and education standards in this country. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS THE REAL VALUE OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP FOR BUSINESSES IN THE REGION? The Chamber adds value to small, medium, large and multinational businesses in so many ways. We have a constructive relationship with local and central Government. We are also represented on the board of Chambers Ireland, which has a strong policy focus, with both Tony Lambert and I acting as directors. Creating opportunities throughout the year for networking, business meetings and corporate responsibility for each of our different member types is a huge attribute of the Chamber. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE KEY OBJECTIVES SHOULD BE FOR THE FINGAL REGION GOING FORWARD? I am delighted to remain a member of the Council of the Chamber and I am committed to the growth, success and representation of business that Fingal Dublin Chamber is so well renowned for. I look forward to continuing to support the Chamber in adding value to the business community and supporting Guy Thompson in his term as president ANY ADVICE FOR GUY THOMPSON IN TAKING UP THE NEW ROLE? Guy is a wonderful representative for Fingal Dublin Chamber and I am proud

THE DRIVE AND DETERMINATION YOU HAVE REPRESENTING MEMBERS STAYS WITH YOU EVERY SECOND OF YOUR PRESIDENCY.”

to have him represent us as president. The drive and determination you have representing members stays with you every second of your presidency. I know that is a view both Guy and I share, so I look forward to supporting him in what I know will be a hugely successful presidency. We are in strong and very capable hands!

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FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER 2016

Your Chamber FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER’S PRESIDENTS PAST AND PRESENT, OFFICERS, COUNCIL AND STAFF

CHAMBER COUNCIL

FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER PRESIDENTS 1994  2017

MARY MEANEY

SARAH BOHAN

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BLANCHARDSTOWN

MAURA CASSIDY

RED BANK RESTAURANT & GUEST HOUSE

20162017........................................ GUY THOMPSON

JENNIFER MCKENNA

20142016 ......................... SIOBHÁN KINSELLA

ENGAGE IRELAND

TERRY MCCOY

DUBLIN AIRPORT AUTHORITY SINÉAD CAULFIELD

FUJITSU IRELAND

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, BLANCHARDSTOWN KENNY MORGAN

20132014 ......................... SIOBHÁN KINSELLA

LYNN CAWLEY

BANK OF IRELAND

20122013 ....................... SIOBHÁN O’DONNELL

TONY DOYLE

DUBLIN AIRPORT AUTHORITY

SIOBHÁN O’DONNELL

20112012 ....................... SIOBHÁN O’DONNELL

MALDRON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT COUNTRY CREST

20102011 ....................... SIOBHÁN O’DONNELL

LUCIA O’RIORDAN

GERRY FITZMAURICE

AIB BLANCHARDSTOWN

20092010 ............................ ANDREW O’NEILL

JOE GAVIN

CASTLEKNOCK HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

GUY THOMPSON

20082009 ............................ ANDREW O’NEILL

NORTH COUNTY LEADER

BLANCHARDSTOWN CENTRE

TARA SHORTALL

20072008 ........................... FRANCIS WHELAN

MARTINA HILLIARD

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

20062007 ........................... FRANCIS WHELAN

IAN HUNTER

ALAN SPAIN

20052006 ....................... DECLAN MONAGHAN

S&S OFFICE INTERIORS

O2 SWORDS

PAVILIONS SHOPPING CENTRE

20042005 .......................... CATRIONA O’LEARY

ROBBIE WHELAN

JOCK JORDAN

NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE

20032004 ............................. PAT MCNAMARA

BILL KEARNEY

CHAMBER OFFICERS

20012002 ............................. PAT MCNAMARA

MICHAEL KENNEDY

GUY THOMPSON: President

ONE4ALL

IBM IRELAND

20022003 ............................. PAT MCNAMARA 20002001 ................................ HELEN DUNNE

JOCK JORDAN: Deputy President & Director

19992000 ......................... VINCENT SHANNON

NATIONAL RECRUITMENT FEDERATION

MAURA CASSIDY: Treasurer & Director

19981999 ............................. PAT MCNAMARA

SIOBHÁN KINSELLA

SIOBHAN KINSELLA: Director & Past President

TONY LAMBERT

SIOBHAN O’DONNELL: Director

MICHAEL KENNEDY INSURANCES GERALDINE KING

THE CPL INSTITUTE

CHAMBER STAFF

COMPANY SECRETARY & CHIEF EXECUTIVE

19971998 ............................ DAVID DONNELLY 19961997 ............................ DAVID DONNELLY 19951996 .............................. TONY LAMBERT

TONY LAMBERT: Company Secretary & Chief Executive

TONY LAMBERT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

FREDA FARRELL

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

19941995 .............................. TONY LAMBERT

NUALA GALLAGHERKING

DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR

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BUSINESS SERVICES

PREMIUM EXPORT Documentation Services FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PROVIDERS OF EXPORT DOCUMENT SERVICES IN THE COUNTRY, OFFERING A SPECIAL ONESTOP SHOP SERVICE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF LEADING PHARMA, MACHINERY, FOOD AND IT EXPORTING COMPANIES. IT PROVIDES AN ONLINE, POSTAL, COURIER AND COUNTER SERVICE WITH SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS.

CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN A Certificate of Origin is a document required to confirm that goods in a particular export shipment are obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country (country of orgin). WHY ARE CERTS OF ORIGIN REQUIRED? • To meet foreign customs requirements in the importing country • As required by a customer (consignee) • To meet quota requirements imposed by the importing country • To comply with banking requirements/letters of credit • For other official and commercial reasons EU CERTS An EU Certificate of Origin is used for all goods being exported outside the EU Single Market and is the most commonly used Cert of Origin. ARABIRISH CHAMBER CERTS AICC CERTS Arab-Irish Certs are issued jointly with the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce and have to be certified, and in some cases

legalised, by the embassy of the importing country following certification by the local Chambers i.e. Fingal Dublin Chamber and the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber. Arab-Irish Certs are required for all Arab countries except Egypt. COMPANY DOCUMENTS, INVOICES, HEALTH CERTIFICATES & OTHER DOCUMENTS A full certification and legalisation service is provided for all company documents including invoices, packing slips, health certificates and other documents required to satisfy importing countries, customs and/or overseas banks. PUBLIC NOTARY AND APOSTILE SERVICE The Chamber also provides a Notary Public and Apostile (Department of Foreign Affairs) service for company documents where required. ONLINE DIGITAL CERTIFICATION SYSTEM The Chamber provides a secure online digital certification service for EU Certs and other company documents. This service, provided through TradeCert, is fast, efficient, flexible, easy to use, ensures compliance and saves time.

Fingal Dublin Chamber is officially registered by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Employment and Chambers Ireland to issue and certify export documentation including Certificates of Origin (EU Certs & Arab-Irish Certs), invoices, company documents and any other additional documentation.For further information on Certs of Origin and /or membership contact the Chamber office on 8900977 or email info@fingaldublinchamber.ie

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CHAMBER NEWS

CHAMBER CATCH UP A ROUND UP OF NEWS FROM THE FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER OVER THE PAST YEAR

catch MALLINCKRODT

JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT

Dr David Keenan, Managing Director, Mallinckrodt Medical Imaging, Cllr Mags Murray, Mayor of Fingal, Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO, Joan Burton, Tรกnaiste & Minister for Social Protection, Mark Trudeau, Chief Executive & President, Mallenckrodt and Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council

In May 2015, Dublin-domiciled specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt announced the creation of 45 highly skilled jobs as part of a 45m investment. The company is to establish a new manufacturing facility at the College Business and Technology Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The development will provide 300 jobs during the two-year construction phase and 45 skilled positions once the facility is completed.

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CHAMBER NEWS

NEW APPLEGREEN STATION IN IN SWORDS April 2015 marked the opening of a new Applegreen service station in Swords. Applegreen is Ireland’s largest independent forecourt retailer and part of Petrogas Global Ltd. Throughout 2014 and 2015, the company invested 30 million into creating a total of 360 jobs at their new locations in Birdhill, Swords and Lemybrien. Present at the official opening were Fingal Dublin Chamber President Siobhan Kinsella and CEO Tony Lambert.

Fingal Dublin Chamber President Siobhan Kinsella is pictured congratulating Brian Geoghegan, franchisee of the new Applegreen Service Station on North Street. Also pictured are Bernard Smith, Account Manager, Fuel Card Division at Applegreen and Tony Lambert, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber

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CHAMBER NEWS

CASTLEKNOCK HOTEL TURNS

ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

Fingal Dublin Chamber‘s 16th Golf Classic took place in Skerries Golf Club on September 24th 2015. The 26 teams of four were competing for the Chamber Perpetual Golf Trophy, sponsored by the Dublin Airport Authority. The golfers enjoyed a great day in excellent golfing conditions. The 2015

winners were the Blue Sky Payments Team led by Louis Carron with Niall Murphy, David May and Jack May. Previous winners of the Pepetual Golf Trophy include WCA Architects, Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport, DHL Global Forwarding, Clambrook Limited and Doosan Trading.

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Castleknock Hotel & Country Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in July 2015 with a special gala dinner. Pictured at the celebrations were: Michael Dawson, One4All; Martina Hilliard, 3 Store Swords; Paul Reid, Fingal County Council; Guy Thompson, Hotel Manager; Maura Cassidy, Dublin Airport; Ian Hunter, Pavilions Shopping Centre; Margaret Reid, Michael Kennedy, Michael Kennedy Insurance Group; Tony Lambert, Fingal Chamber of Commerce and Jock Jordan, One4All.

Pictured: Ian Hunter, Siobhán Kinsella, Martina Hilliard, Louis Carron, David May and Niall Murphy at the 2015 Fingal Chamber Golf Classic

NEPAL FUNDRAISER

Sagarmatha Kitchen Nepalese Restaurant in Swords held a charity evening on behalf of victims of the Nepalese earthquake and for the street children of Nepal last October. Among those in attendance were Fingal Mayor Cllr David O'Connor, Irish mountaineer Frank Nugent who climbed Mount Everest and famous Nepalese actress Poozana Pradhan, who travelled from Nepal to show her support. Caption: Frank Nugent, mountaineer, Shiva Thapa, proprietor, Sagarmatha Kitchen, Cllr David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal, Poozana Pradhan, Nepalese actress and Tony Lambert, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber

FINGAL IN STATS 72% OF POPULATION IS BELOW

44 YEARS

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CHAMBER NEWS

MALDRON

GETS A MAKEOVER Pictured at the opening of the refurbished Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport on June 12th 2015 were Andrea Newman, Tony Lambert, Fingal Dublin Chamber CEO, Pat McCann, Chief Executive, Dalata Hotel Group, Mags Murray, County Mayor, Lynn Cawley, Siobhán Kinsella, Chamber President, Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport and Andrea Molloy, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport.

RECRUITER

ESTABLISHES OFFICE IN WEST DUBLIN The then Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mags Murray and Tony Lambert were on hand to officially open the new Osborne Recruitment Blanchardstown operation last April. With a reputation for excellence in recruitment solutions, Osborne has been successfully partnering with companies across Ireland and beyond since it first opened its doors in 1996. Speaking at the opening, Managing Director Shona McManus said: “The west Dublin market has always been a very strong one for us in Osborne Recruitment so it was a natural step to establish a permanent base out here. Many of our long standing clients are based in Dublin 15 and the surrounding region so it is great for us to have a stronger link to the local community in having a full-time office here.” Pictured at the cutting of the ribbon were Shona McManus, Managing Director, Osborne, Cllr Mags Murray, Mayor of Fingal, Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO, Ayesha Thompson, Business Manager and the staff at Blanchardstown

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CHAMBER NEWS

SEMINAR HELPS FAMILY BUSINESSES

GET A GRIP Clockwise from top: Chamber CEO Tony Lambert, Ger Heskin, AIB Swords and Maurice Cregan, Cregan & Associates; Michael Farrell and Feargal McCormack, PFK-FPM, Chamber President Guy Thompson and Michelle Hawkins, PFKFPM; Al Ryan, The Grand Hotel with Guy Thompson, Chamber President

6%

PKF-FPM Managing Director Feargal McCormack was the guest speaker at a family business breakfast seminar hosted by Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hotel, Malahide on January 21st 2016. The event aimed to identify and resolve common challenges and issues faced by family businesses in the Fingal region.

OF THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION LIVE IN THE FINGAL REGION. THE LARGEST URBAN AREAS IN FINGAL ARE:

BLANCHARDSTOWN, SWORDS, AND BALBRIGGAN. OTHER MAJOR AREAS INCLUDE MALAHIDE, PORTMARNOCK, SKERRIES, LUSK AND RUSH.

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NEW LOOK

AIB IN

BLANCHARDSTOWN Pictured at the opening of the newly renovated AIB branch and out of hours lobby in West End Retail Park, Blanchardstown were Paul Fagan, Business Coaching Ireland, Lucia O’Riordan, AIB Blanchardstown, Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO, Guy Thompson, Castleknock Hotel & Country Club and Robbie Whelan, National Sports Campus.

FINGAL SCOOPS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD

Fingal County Council was awarded Best Practice in Citizen Engagement at the 2015 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards on November 12th 2015, in recognition of its Fingal Age Friendly Facilities initiative. The programme aims to inform older people about the value of their contribution to society and centres on empowering, enabling and facilitating older people to be active within and to benefit from community facilities.

IN STATS

FINGAL

Pictured: Fiona Alcock, Fingal County Council, Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor and Chamber CEO Tony Lambert

330,000 PROJECTED POPULATION FOR

37%

OF FINGAL'S POPULATION LIVES IN DUBLIN

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ECONOMIC

IMPACT

OF DUBLIN AND CORK AIRPORTS

at a glance:

108,100

JOBS

BILLION

SUPPORTED OR FACILITATED BY THE AIRPORTS

7.6

AIRPORT M A K IN G A N IM PAC T

CONTRIBUTED TO GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

A report launched in June 2015 shows that Dublin Airport is responsible, directly or indirectly, for 2 billion worth of economic activity in Fingal, supporting over 25,000 jobs in the region. The statistics are a result of work undertaken by the Dublin Airport and consultants interVISTAS, and were presented in a new economic impact study of Dublin Airport, unveiled by the airport's Managing Director, Vincent Harrison, to the local business community. Pictured: Vincent Harrison and Siobhán O'Donnell of Dublin Airport with Siobhán Kinsella and Tony Lambert of FIngal Dublin Chamber

BUDGET SUBMISSION NEW LOOK MARINE HOTEL Pictured at the launch of the newly refurbished function room in the Marine Hotel, Sutton were Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO and Gillian Butler, Sales Manager, Marine Hotel.

Last July Chambers Ireland launched their Budget Submission to Government ahead of Budget 2016. Following extensive consultation with Chambers from around the country, Chambers Ireland based their submission under four main headings: supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses; supporting

local economic development; investing in physical and social infrastructure; enhancing efficiency in public service. Pictured at the launch outside Leinster House were Tony Lambert, Chief Executive, Fingal Dublin Chamber, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland and Madeliene Quirke, Chief Executive, Wexford Chamber.

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DOWN TO BUSINESS

IN SWORDS

PHARMA FIRM

EXPANDS OPERATIONS In May 2015 Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Ireland by constructing the company’s first ever biologics manufacturing facility outside the US. This 450 million, four-year project, which will be constructed at Alexion’s College Park site in Blanchardstown, is expected to create approximately 200 additional full-time jobs on completion, which will bring Alexion’s total workforce in Ireland to almost 500 employees.

Newstalk’s Down to Business came to the Empire Bar in Swords in May 2015 to talk about Main Street Swords. Pictured with the show's presenter Bobby Kerr is Siobhán Kinsella, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber, Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO and Paul Reid, Fingal County Council.

Pictured at the Alexion announcement were Chamber CEO Tony Lambert, Gráinne McAleese, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Siobhán Kinsella, Chamber President, and Julie O’Neill, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

LAUNCH OF

Marqette AT DUBLIN AIRPORT

Pictured at the launch of the new Marqette Restaurant in Terminal One Dublin Airport were Vincent Harrisson, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, Michael Wright, Director, Marqette, Siobhán Kinsella, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber, Cllr David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal, Tony Lambert, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber and Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council.

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CAMPUS HOSTS CORPORATE RACE Pictured at the launch of the Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge were David Conway, Chief Executive, National Sports Campus, Event Ambassador Catherina McKiernan and Tony Lambert, Fingal Chamber CEO. Last May business advisors Grant Thornton and Athletics Ireland announced that the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown would host the Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge, which took place in the Dublin Docklands on September 1st.

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AVIATION

FACILITY LAUNCHED The Academy of Aviation (AOA) launched its first facility in Ireland, with a reception at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport on June 3rd 2015. The Academy has built a stateof-the-art Airbus A320 cabin simulator, airport check-in simulator and a grooming station on site at the Carlton Hotel,

Dublin Airport. This unique facility means students can experience the latest facilities, providing them with practical training and experience in bespoke designed real-life aviation facilities. Tony Lambert, Ruth Thewlis, CEO, Academy of Aviation, County Mayor Cllr Mags Murray and Siobhån O’Donnell, DAA pictured at the AOA launch.

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FINGAL ENTERPRISE BASE

Fingal has a particularly diverse enterprise base, driven by the county’s strategic location, and the proximity to both Dublin city and Dublin Airport.

AIRLINE BOSS DELIVERS

LEADERSHIP TALK

IAG Chief Executive Willie Walsh was keynote speaker at the PKFFPM Annual Leadership Talk, held in association with the Ulster University Business School, at the Belfast Campus on Tuesday, February 9th 2016. During the one hour conversation with broadcaster Gerry Kelly, Willie’s ambition for IAG, his passion for the sector and his relentless work ethic was evident as he traced his career often through very challenging circumstances. Pictured at the event were Feargal McCormack, Managing Director, PKF-FPM, Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG and Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO.

ADMIN & SUPPORT SERVICES

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES

CONSTRUCTION

25%

9%

OTHER SERVICE ACTIVITIES

8

%

HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK

%

7

%

5%

4

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

6%

MANUFACTURING

6%

%

4%

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS

3%

FINANCIAL & INSURANCE ACTIVITIES

TRANSPORT AND STORAGE

ON PRIME TIME

RTE’s Prime Time Different Irelands programme was broadcast live from the chapel in Swords Castle on February 16th 2016. Fingal County Council has been congratulated on allowing the event to be filmed at the popular heritage site. Pictured at the event are Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO, broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Jerry Harrington, Empire Bar Swords and Ann McGee, McGee Pharma.

%

EDUCATION

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL

SWORDS

5

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE

2

%

PUBLIC ADMIN & DEFENCE

2%

REAL ESTATE ACTIVITIES

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & FISHING

6%

2%

Enterprise profile by number of businesses in 2014 (Fingal County Council) Fingal Stats Source: CSO Census of Population 2011

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BUDGET 2016 EVENT

CHAMBER

McInerney Saunders partnered with Fingal Dublin Chamber for Budget 2016 holding an event on October 13th 2015. Pictured at the event were Gerry McInerney, McInerney Saunders, Terri Prone, Event MC, Siobhán Kinsella, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber and Tony Lambert, CEO, Fingal Dublin Chamber.

IAN TALBOT

FLOWERS ON

“General Election 2016 will take place during a pivotal time for the Irish economy and business community. The economy is growing and while economic indicators are strong, recovery is still fragile in the regions. It is in this context that the Chamber network is calling on prospective parties of Government to put forward a long-term vision for the country and the economy that would secure a stable and competitive economy.”

MAIN STREET Fingal County Council provided a major display of flower boxes along Main Street in Swords which was warmly welcomed by Swords Tidy Towns Committee, Fingal Dublin Chamber and the Irish Businesses Against Litter (IBAL). The new display has

contributed to Swords being listed as the 10th tidiest town in country. Pictured on Main Street were Tony Lambert, Paul Reid, Siobhán Kinsella, Fingal Chamber President and Ken Duffy, Chairman, Swords Tidy Towns Committee.

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland, speaking after an election manifesto panel discussion where TDs from across the political spectrum addressed executives from Chambers of Commerce across Ireland about party priorities on key issues of relevance to the business community in advance of General Election 2016.

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CHAMBER NEWS

LUNCH

ACTION PLAN

FOR JOBS

BUSINESS ON THE BIG SCREEN

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Fingal Dublin Chamber President Guy Thompson were among those launching the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs at the Butlers Chocolates premises in Coolock on January 26th. The Dublin Action Plan for Jobs aims to deliver between 10 and 15 per cent employment growth in the capital over the coming years, which will result in 66,000 additional jobs by 2020. Pictured at the launch are Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Chamber President Guy Thompson, Cllr Kieran Dennison, Acting Mayor of Fingal, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Employment Richard Bruton, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Chamber CEO Tony Lambert.

SPORTS STAR AWARDS 2016 Chamber President Guy Thompson and his wife Afric pictured at the Sports Star Awards in January, which took place at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport. The Annual Sports Star Awards are sponsored by the Fingal Independent and the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport.

The Fingal Dublin Chamber Lunch and Learn Network proved to be a great success in 2015, and for 2016 the Chamber will continue with a very interesting and informative schedule of events. This is a great way for members to build new business relationships and learn new business strategies to help maximise business potential. Throughout 2016 Chamber Lunch and Learn will feature a different business expert from Business Coaching Ireland to deliver a new business topic beginning with ‘Planning For Growth in 2016’ on March 8th at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, running from 12.30 to 2pm.

ODEON Blanchardstown launched its exclusive business events and experiences facility in July 2015, which delivers an alternative events experience for local businesses. Hosting nine screens with a seating capacity from 10 to 350 people, the new facility offers businesses cutting-edge technology and high-end hospitality. Pictured at the launch were Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO, Katherine Argue, ODEON Cinemas, Siobhán Kinsella, Chamber President, and Paul Wren, ODEON Cinemas. www.fingaldublinchamber.ie | 27

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FEATURE

FLYING the THE TOWN OF SWORDS HAS OFFICIALLY RECEIVED PURPLE FLAG ACCREDITATION.

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he Swords business community received a major boost last October when it was announced that the town had won Purple Flag status and been recognised for the quality of its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 6pm and 5am. The award scheme is operated by the Association of Town Centre Management (ATCM) for towns and cities that offer a safe, vibrant, appealing and well managed night-time economy experience to consumers. While Purple Flag started in the UK, it has been extended to Ireland with a significant number of Irish towns and cities now holding a Purple Flag designation. According to the ATCM, Purple Flag status is awarded to towns and cities that contribute to raising their profile and improving their public image; increasing

footfall and expenditure; lowering crime and anti-social behaviour; and developing a more successful mixed-use economy. Noeleen McHugh of Fingal County Council’s Economic Development Services says the work to maintain Purple Flag status would only be achieved through collaboration. “Whilst Purple Flag is an award, in practice it is a continuous process to raise standards and broaden the appeal of a town, in particular through a broad partnership of local Government, business groups, chambers of commerce, An Garda Síochán, residents and businesses involved in the night-time economy. This partnership approach was important for making the application but more importantly for maintaining Purple Flag status post-designation.” McHugh was a member of the working group which oversaw the Purple Flag application. Other members included representatives from Fingal Dublin Chamber, local businesses, the North County Leader and An Garda Síochána.

Tony Lambert, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber, welcomed the announcement. “We are delighted that all the hard work that took place to make the application for the Purple Flag has paid off. Swords is a great town to visit and we hope that Swords follows in the steps of other towns and will soon report an increase in footfall and a decrease in crime.”

CURRENT PURPLE FLAG ACCREDITED TOWNS AND CITIES IN IRELAND Armagh Ballina Bangor Bray Carrick-on-Shannon Cork City Dublin Creative Quarter and Dame Street District Ennis Enniskillen Galway Killarney Mullingar Navan Newry Sligo Swords Waterford Westport

Pictured at the Purple Flag launch at Swords Castle, November 5th 2015 were Toni Hogan, Fingal County Council; Noeleen McHugh, Fingal County Council; Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children; Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council; Tony Lambert, Chamber Chief Executive; Cllr David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal

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ECONOMIC THE LATEST DUBLIN ECONOMIC MONITOR SHOWS EMPLOYMENT AND SENTIMENT TO BE STRONG IN THE CAPITAL, WHICH IS WELCOME NEWS FOR FINGAL.

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he fourth issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor was launched on January 28th 2016. A joint initiative of the four Dublin local authorities, the monitor looks exclusively at the Dublin region, and tracks 15 key economic indicators. It captures data from the height of the boom to the economic crash and the subsequent recovery. Most of these indicators show that the recovery in Dublin is well established, with particular improvement in the labour market, but issues persist in housing as residential construction remains weak and residential rents continue to rise. Meanwhile, Dublin MARKIT PMI data recorded a further strong improvement in business confidence in Q4 2015, supported by growth in new orders and a sharp increase in construction sector output. Consumer sentiment in Dublin also strengthened in Q4 2015 principally

due to improved consumer assessments of household finances, and greater optimism regarding the jobs market. Speaking at the launch of the monitor, John Lawlor, Director of DKM Economic Consultants said: “Employment figures and consumer and business sentiment continue to improve as Dublin enters a landmark year in its history, but there is no relief in sight on housing pressures. The external environment is broadly positive, although uncertainties are growing in the global economy.” Austin Hughes, Chief Economist, KBC Bank Ireland said: “After a setback three months ago, Dublin consumer sentiment has returned to a clearly improving trend in late 2015. Notably more positive views of household finances coupled with increased optimism on the jobs front suggest that Dublin consumers sense the economic upturn is beginning to have a clear impact on their personal circumstances.”

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MONITOR’S

key highlights:

7.8%

DUBLIN UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FELL TO A 6-YEAR LOW IN Q3 2015

528,000

EMPLOYMENT IN DUBLIN’S SERVICES SECTOR AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE SERIES BEGAN IN Q1 1998

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DUBLIN’S RANKING IN THE LATEST CITY MOMENTUM INDEX (CMI) OF INNOVATION-ORIENTED CITIES, BEHIND LONDON AND SILICON VALLEY.

2,900

NUMBER OF DUBLIN HOUSING COMPLETIONS IN 2015, 11.5% BELOW 2014 LEVELS

14.4%

INCREASE IN PASSENGER ARRIVALS AT DUBLIN AIRPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

32m EMPLOYMENT FIGURES AND CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SENTIMENT CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AS DUBLIN ENTERS A LANDMARK YEAR IN ITS HISTORY.

TONNES OF CARGO HANDLED AT DUBLIN PORT IN 2015

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Choosing to

IT WAS A BUSY 2015 FOR DUBLIN AIRPORT WITH THE COMMENCEMENT OF 22 NEW ROUTES AND A RETURN TO PREDOWNTURN TRAFFIC LEVELS. VINCENT HARRISON, MANAGING DIRECTOR, DUBLIN AIRPORT GAVE US THE DETAIL BEHIND THE NUMBERS.

HOW WAS 2015 FOR DUBLIN AIRPORT? Last year was the busiest year ever in the airport’s 75-year history. We welcomed 22 new routes/services and six new airlines. Just over 25 million passengers used Dublin Airport in 2015, a 15 per cent increase over the same period the previous year. An extra 3.3 million passengers were welcomed through both terminals in that time. Passenger numbers in July reached 2.7 million, setting a new record for traffic in a single month.

ANY SIGNIFICANT ROUTE ADDITIONS OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS? We were delighted to welcome six new airlines to the airport. Wow Air commenced fight operations to Iceland; Spanish low cost carrier Vueling is now flying Dublin to Barcelona; transavia. com is flying to Paris Orly; Europe Airpost is operating flights to Halifax; Finnair is connecting Dublin to Helsinki; and Ethiopian Airlines is now connecting the three continents of Africa, Europe and North America through its Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

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FEATURE | DUBLIN AIRPORT

IN APRIL 2015 THE DUBLIN AIRPORT IMPACT STUDY WAS PUBLISHED. HERE’S A GLANCE AT SOME OF ITS FINDINGS:

DIRECT SERVICES TO

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TERMINALS

COUNTRIES

14

th

BEST CONNECTED EUROPEAN AIRPORT

SUPPORTS AIRPORT RELATED BUSINESS WORTH

€1.3 billion

supports

15,700 JOBS DIRECTLY ON AIRPORT CAMPUS

SUPPORTS & FACILITATES

97,400

jobs

AIR TRAFFIC APPEARS TO BE BACK AT PREDOWNTURN LEVELS. WHAT WOULD YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS TO? A number of reasons really, we’re seeing some confidence returning to consumer spending which we haven’t seen in recent years. One of the first things to go in an economic downturn is non-essential travel. Consumers had returned to the traditional two-week holidays and no other travel breaks, whereas we’re now seeing a return to customers taking shorter/city breaks again. The market is competitive among airlines with some excellent fares on offer and with a choice of direct flights

to 170 destinations in 38 countries on four continents from Dublin Airport, consumers have great choice and value. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS DUBLIN AIRPORT’S STANDING AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL HUB? Dublin Airport will never be a hub on the scale of London Heathrow, Frankfurt or Schiphol for example, however, we are growing the airport as a transfer hub into North America. Our transfer traffic is growing rapidly for the third year in succession. Last year we reached a significant milestone of 1 million transfer passengers - up 27

per cent over last year. Dublin Airport’s significant growth in transatlantic connectivity has been a major factor in the growing number of passengers who are choosing to ‘hub at DUB’. A regular flow of transfer traffic underpins the economic viability of connecting long-haul and short-haul services, and also makes it more likely that Dublin Airport will add additional transatlantic routes and extra flights on existing services, thereby improving Ireland’s overall connectivity, which is hugely positive for tourism and trade. Our transatlantic passenger numbers increased by 17 per cent to a record

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area in Terminal 1. Street Feast offers customers a great selection of quality ‘grab and go’ food while Marqette is a new dining area modelled on an outdoor food market. Eighty new jobs were created at Dublin Airport with the opening of Marqette, further expanding Dublin Airport’s already significant impact. The new eating areas are part of the ongoing 8m redevelopment of The Loop, our 18,300 square-foot area in Terminal 1.

2.5 million in 2015 and we expect to see strong growth again this year with the addition of four new transatlantic routes with Aer Lingus flying to Los Angeles, Newark and Hartford in Connecticut and Air Canada rouge starting flights to Vancouver. The number of passengers using US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reached one million for the first time ever in 2015. Dublin Airport is the only capital city in Europe to have US CBP and it is a unique selling point in marketing Dublin Airport. The major expansion in North American flights in recent years meant that in summer 2015, Dublin Airport was Europe’s sixth largest airport for transatlantic connectivity. Only the very large hubs of Heathrow, Schiphol, Paris CDG, Madrid and Frankfurt had more flights to the United States and Canada than Dublin last summer. Dublin benefits from the fact that it is the only major airport in Europe that has US pre-clearance facilities, and geography also works it its favour. Dublin’s position on the western edge of Europe means we are the perfect place for connecting European traffic

with transatlantic services. We have more than 1,000 flights per week to continental Europe, almost 800 flights per week to Britain and 163 flights per week to North America. Dublin Airport was actively promoting its transfer product in 2015, having visited 11 UK cities to promote the benefits of transferring in Dublin in partnership with its airline customers. Using Dublin to connect is faster, more efficient and more pleasant than connecting via a continental European airport or a large British airport. We offer US pre-clearance, free and fast WiFi, and free smartphone assistance via DUB HUB that guides passengers seamlessly to their gate. WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR NEW RESTAURANT FACILITIES AT THE AIRPORT? We are always looking to improve our food and beverage offering overall across the airport. Terminal 2 currently has a very good food offering and Terminal 1 recently had two new restaurant facilities open with Marqette and Street Feast both located beyond the security screening

WHERE ARE THINGS AT WITH PROPOSALS TO BUILD A SECOND RUNWAY AT THE AIRPORT? We have planning permission for the construction of a parallel runway at Dublin Airport which remains a central element of our long-term plans. This project was put on hold during the economic decline when passenger numbers decreased significantly. With passenger numbers increasing in the past four years, we are currently examining the various options regarding the delivery of a parallel runway. The second runway has been part of the overall development plan for Dublin Airport for several decades and we’re fortunate that land was earmarked for this project many years ago within the overall Dublin Airport campus. The various options relating to its development will be carefully considered before the company makes a final decision on the best way forward. CAN YOU COMMENT ON PLANS FOR A NEW BILLION EURO HIGHTECH CITY FOR THE AIRPORT? Since 2013 we have said that we intend to redevelop a 70-acre site at Dublin Airport over a 25-30 year timeframe. The site in question, which has high technology zoning, is not required for direct airport operations. It is too early at this stage to speculate on the quantum of development that may take place over the next three decades. Any decision to proceed with the commercial development of this site is dependent on a number of planning and commercial issues. Market demand over time would be a key consideration for the potential 30-year development programme.

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matters A NEW POLICY FOR THE IRISH AVIATION SECTOR IS COMMITTED TO FOSTERING GROWTH IN COMPETITION AND CONNECTIVITY AT IRELAND’S AIRPORTS. FINGAL CHAMBER SPOKE TO MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT PASCHAL DONOHOE TO FIND OUT MORE.

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ast August the Government launched Ireland’s first national aviation policy, which commits to the promotion of Dublin Airport as a secondary hub, with the necessary infrastructure to meet projected traffic growth. The aviation sector contributes significantly to the Irish economy, supporting 26,000 jobs with a further 16,000 jobs indirectly. In 2014, 25.5 million passengers used Ireland’s airports – up 7 per cent on 2013 and total flights in Irish air space grew by 2.7 per cent. This trend looks set to continue in the years ahead. The strategy, which was developed following submissions from aviation and economic stakeholders, also commits to fostering growth in competition and connectivity at the state airports, periodically reviewing capacity issues and publishing a policy on airport charges by the middle of 2016. The strategy had been in development for three years. “The aviation sector is very important

to Ireland and to our entire economy because of the thousands of people that work in that sector,” says Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. “It’s also hugely important because of the access that it enables in and out of our country. Without that access we wouldn’t be able to make the progress that we have in rebuilding our tourism sector.” The main features of the new policy include the maintenance of aviation safety as the number one priority; the achievement of a high level of competition between airlines operating in the Irish market; the retention of Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports in State ownership; and the promotion of Dublin Airport as a secondary hub. In addition to these priorities, there are aims to increase connectivity with emerging markets. “It would be of great value to Ireland if we were able to establish a direct long haul link between Ireland and China at some point in the future,” says Minister Donohoe. “We’ve made great progress building direct

connectivity to Africa through securing the Addis Ababa to Dublin route but I’d like to see some more routes into Africa out of Ireland.” Plans for a second runway at Dublin Airport have also been gaining momentum in recent months, which include proposals to use Dublin Airport to feed traffic from Europe to North America. “I’ve acknowledged in the national aviation policy that if demand were to continue for Dublin Airport in the way it has across the last year that a second runway will be needed,” says Minister Donohoe. Meanwhile, based on the outcome of the recent North Dublin Transport Study, the Government has decided that a revised Metro North scheme is the most appropriate public transport solution to address the transport needs of the Swords/ airport, city centre corridor. The revised Metro North will be a 16.5km light rail line connecting St Stephen’s Green to Swords, via Dublin Airport. It is expected that construction will commence in 2021 with a view to delivery by 2026/27.

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DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland, Minister Paschal Donohoe and DCU President Brian MacCraith launching the Dublin Aviation Institute at Dublin Airport, a joint venture designed to deliver global leadership in aviation education and research

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Fingal

A NEW TOURISM STRATEGY LAUNCHED BY FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AIMS TO IMPROVE VISITOR EXPERIENCE IN THE COUNTY.

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FINGAL TOURISM

in numbers AN AVERAGE OF

€500m

SPENT PER YEAR BY VISITORS

3,300 ROOMS IN REGISTERED ACCOMMODATION

800 BUSINESSES

ourism is an important indigenous sector of the Fingal local economy generating income and employment. Fingal’s tourism is heavily dependent on day trip visitors, particularly to coastal locations, heritage attractions or for the pursuit of a special interest, together with stay over visits, largely concentrated around Dublin Airport. Up to 800 businesses, of which 60 per cent are in food and beverage, provide accommodation and catering for visitors to Fingal. The industry is characterised by large numbers of SMEs and an estimated 3,000 full-time job equivalents are provided within the guest accommodation sector in Fingal, with a further 2,000 employed in the catering sector across the county. Visitors to the area support jobs in transport, retail, entertainment and other service sectors used by the local population. Visitor expenditure in Fingal from both staying tourists and day trippers sustains several hundred businesses and jobs in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Up to 500 million per year is spent by visitors to the county. This in turn supports an estimated one in four jobs in Fingal, or approximately 20,000 jobs. Unemployment, while declining in recent years, is currently running at 8.2 per cent and an expanding tourism industry has the potential to address this surplus labour pool in Fingal. The primary source markets for visits to Fingal are currently the Irish domestic market and Northern Ireland, with the majority of businesses reliant on these markets as the top source of demand. However, for about one in four businesses an overseas source market is the top producer of business, with Britain and North America tending to be more important than mainland Europe and other long haul markets.

A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY In May 2015, Fingal County Council officially launched its tourism strategy for the county with the objective of making Fingal the destination of choice in Ireland. The strategy, ‘Destination Fingal’, sets out a range of actions to improve and expand the visitor experience, to adopt new approaches to marketing Fingal, and to develop new partnerships within the tourism sector to realise the area’s potential. At a prestigious event in Swords Castle, which is a key element of the new strategy, the Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor spoke of his pride in seeing Swords Castle open to the public again after many years of closure. He thought it was particularly appropriate that Swords Castle was hosting the launch of the county’s new tourism strategy given that the castle has the potential to play a key role in attracting new visitors to Swords and to Fingal. Putting tourism in context in the county, the Mayor commented: “The strategy estimates that visitors to Fingal generate a spend of 500m a year and sustain one in four of our jobs in the county.” Meanwhile, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid said: “We will be working with all relevant agencies and with the tourism industry to promote Fingal, develop new and better marketing campaigns to attract new visitors to the county.” He also underlined that Fingal County Council will be taking a more ambitious and proactive approach to developing tourism within the county. “We’ll be addressing the key challenges set out in the strategy but also building on the strengths and assets that Fingal has in abundance.” For more details on Destination Fingal go to www.fingalcoco.ie/business-andeconomy/tourisminfingal

PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION & CATERING

3,000 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT JOBS GENERATED BY ACCOMMODATION SECTOR

Pictured at the launch of the Fingal Tourism Strategy were Cllr Anthony Lavin, Ciaran Staunton, Fingal County Council; Tony Lambert, Chamber Chief Executive; Siobhán Kinsella, Chamber President; Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport; Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council

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ZONE A NEW PROJECT IN FINGAL IS SEEKING TO BRAND THE AREA AS A DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR BOTH FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND INDIGENOUS ENTERPRISES.

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he Dublin Enterprise Zone (DEZ) is an innovation hub located just seven kilometres from Dublin’s city centre. Officially launched in November 2015, the project is a partnership between Fingal County Council, IDA Ireland and a number of State agenices aimed at strengthening the market for Foreign Direct Investment and multinational companies in the Fingal region. The high calibre household names already housed in the DEZ are a clear indication of the quality of businesses attracted to the area. Having grown significantly in recent years, the zone – which is in the administrative area of Fingal Councty Council – is now home to a number of major corporations in both the ICT and pharmaceutical sector. These include the likes of IBM, PayPal, Alexion, Mallinckrodt and Westpharma. For both existing and new companies, being housed within the DEZ comes with a range of economic benefits. Among them are low operating costs, low rents and low commercial rates. These combined with Ireland’s corporation tax rate of 12.5 per cent make investing in the DEZ an attractive proposition. Its close proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin Port also presents opportunities in business and export connections, as Ed Hearne, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism at Fingal County Council explains. “The strategic location of the zone is critical. It’s clustered right at the motorway network. You have the airport a couple of minutes up the road, you have great access to Dublin Port through Port Tunnel and then there’s the recently developed M2 and M3 link road which, again, is very important in terms of connectivity. The lay of the land and that kind of connectivity is critical in terms of attractiveness.” International companies have already generated a wealth of employment within the DEZ with

On the

DUBLIN ENTERPRISE ZONE...

HAVING SEEN FIRST-HAND THE RAPID EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF DUBLIN 15 AS A BUSINESS HUB, I’M DELIGHTED TO MARK THIS LATEST STAGE IN THE JOURNEY. Tánaiste Joan Burton

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE DUBLIN ENTERPRISE ZONE, WE ARE PREPARING FOR FUTURE INVESTMENT AND DECLARING THAT FINGAL IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council

I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE NEWLY BRANDED DUBLIN ENTERPRISE ZONE WILL HELP UNLOCK FUTURE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR DUBLIN 15. Louise Phelan, Global Vice President of Operations at PayPal

AS A COUNCIL WE ARE DETERMINED TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS, RELEVANT STATE AGENCIES, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, THIRD LEVEL INSTITUTES AND OTHER LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS TO BEST LEVERAGE THE SIGNIFICANT STRENGTHS OF THE AREA. Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr Jack Chambers

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DUBLIN ENTERPRISE ZONE

Louise Phelan, Global Vice President of Operations at PayPal

Louise Phelan, Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr Jack Chambers, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council at the launch of the Dublin Enterprise Zone

DEZ in numbers 16,920

EMPLOYEES

779 COMPANIES

1,571

HECTARES

potential to CREATE AN ADDITIONAL

20,000 JOBS

716 HECTARES

OF UNDEVELOPED

LAND

POPULATION OF

100,000

over 17,000 people hired in the area. Half of the land at the DEZ location is undeveloped but zoned for commercial use. The opportunity to expand the zone along with its close proximity to higher education institutes offering a highly skilled labour force has led Fingal County Council to project that a further 20,000 jobs can be generated in the area over the coming years. “We already have clusters emerging in pharma and ICT,” says Hearne. “We have the physical space, we have the connectivity and we have the linkages with the local education institutes and state agencies to take the DEZ on to the next level and really be a key player in the next phase of enterprise

development.” In 2016 the Council hopes to develop the DEZ even further by improving the operational and functional aspects of the region. This will involve improving the aesthetics of the area in order to reflect the high level of businesses they hope to attract. “We plan to do a number of things such as benchmarking competitiveness within the zone and within Fingal more generally, and also to support IDA Ireland in marketing of the DEZ and the rest of Fingal as a world class investment location,” says Hearne. “A key objective of the DEZ is to remind the international investment community that Ireland and Dublin are working in a very pro-business manner for economic development.”

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FEATURE

STAR PERFORMERS

in aviation

FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER CAUGHT UP WITH ALAN SPARLING, CHAIRMAN, STAR ALLIANCE IRELAND, WHO REFLECTED ON THE PAST 12 MONTHS FOR THE AIRLINE NETWORK HERE.

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stablished in 1997, Star Alliance is the global network of airlines which boasts the highest number of member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to. Today, of the 28 member airlines that make up Star Alliance, a total of seven currently fly into Ireland. Air Canada, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, SAS, SWISS and United provide over 120 flights a week from Dublin, offering a competitive alternative for Irish business and leisure travellers. Member airlines such as Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS and United have been established here for many decades while Turkish Airlines, Air Canada and Ethiopian Airlines are relatively recent arrivals to Ireland. Alan Sparling, Chairman of Star Alliance in Ireland, says 2015 was a very successful year for the network of airlines. “It has been the most exciting year for Star Alliance in Ireland since its formation in 1997,” he says. “Member airlines have opened new routes from Dublin Airport and increased services to existing destinations.” According to Sparling, the quality of service and product of member airlines continues to break new ground. In June 2015, for example, Turkish Airlines was voted Europe’s Best Airline for the fifth

consecutive year at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards. They were also crowned World’s Best Business Class Lounge and Business Class Catering at the event, which is recognised as the most credible aviation awards based on over 12 million passenger votes. Another major boost for Star Alliance – and the aviation and tourism sector as a whole – in 2015 was the move by Ethiopian Airlines to establish a route between Dublin and Addis Ababa.

Pictured at a Fingal Chamber Business Breakfast event were Alan Sparling, SAS Airlines; Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines; Cllr David O'Connor, Mayor of Fingal; Minister James Reilly; Minister Paschal Donohoe; Chamber President Siobhán Kinsella; Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO; Eamon Flanagan, Air Canada; Pat Reede, United Airlines; Helen Fyfe, Lufthansa & Swiss Air Opposite page: In 2015 Ethiopian Airlines established a route between Dublin and Addis Ababa

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432,603

EMPLOYEES

192 COUNTRIES SERVED

OVER 1,000 LOUNGES

28 MEMBER AIRLINES

“It’s massive,” says Sparling. “The direct flight from Dublin to Addis Ababa offers passengers onward connections to over 52 destinations across the African continent. It’s worth saying too that Ethiopian is the first airline to operate a non-stop scheduled service from Ireland to Africa and with their non-stop service from Dublin to LA, it makes Ethiopian the only carrier linking the three continents of Africa, Europe and North America through Dublin Airport.” 2015 was also a positive year for passenger numbers. July, for instance, was a record breaking month for Dublin Airport which saw 2.5 million passengers travel through the airport in one month for the very first time in its 75-year history.

4,657

aircrafts

SALES REVENUE (IN US$):

641.10m 179.05 PASSENGERS PER YEAR

This upturn in traffic presents significant opportunities for the Star Alliance airlines. “All Star Alliance members benefit from the great efforts Dublin Airport and indeed Tourism Ireland do to promote more passenger traffic from and to Ireland,” says Sparling. “It was with their support that SAS opened a new DublinGothenburg route in Summer 2015 and SWISS opened a new Dublin to Geneva route. “Indeed, we also saw Lufthansa increase frequency on their Dublin to Munich route while United, Air Canada and Turkish Airlines also put expansion into the Irish market during the year. None of this happens without constructive dialogue with Dublin Airport.”

BILLION

STAR ALLIANCE

1,330

AIRPORTS

over

18,500 DAILY DEPARTURES

ALAN SPARLING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STAR ALLIANCE’S RELATIONSHIP WITH FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER “It is critically important for Star Alliance that corporate customers are aware of the product offering we have from Ireland and membership of Fingal Dublin Chamber allows us convey that message. In addition, our annual Star Alliance briefing event to Chamber members allows us to give updates and network with potential new customers.”

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Getting personal with

PAYPAL

WE CAUGHT UP WITH LOUISE PHELAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS, PAYPAL, EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA, TO SEE HOW 2015 WAS FOR THE FORMER FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR.

HOW WAS 2015 FOR YOU? 2015 was a really exciting year for us. In July, PayPal became an independent company and was listed on the NASDAQ. Celebrating Listing Day and helping to plan our path ahead has been a fantastic experience. There’s a huge opportunity for PayPal to help create and shape the future of money as it becomes digital at an increasingly rapid pace. PayPal is also taking a lead in innovating mobile commerce and mobile payments. It’s very exciting to be part of all of this. Here in Ireland we’ve continued to expand our workforce and now have more than 2,400 teammates in our European operations centres in Dublin and Dundalk. We’re on track to grow this to 2,900 by 2018. We continue to attract talented people because of the fantastic opportunities we offer to build a successful and rewarding career. WHAT WAS YOUR RESPONSE TO BEING CROWNED FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR IN 2014? I was honoured to be awarded the title back then. Fingal has a vibrant business landscape, and is home to some of the best known global brands as well as many fast-growth successful indigenous companies. It was fantastic to be

recognised against that backdrop; but really awards like this are never down to the individual – they are down to the team around them. I am very lucky to have such a talented, committed team of people at PayPal. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I love what I do and that keeps me motivated. PayPal is revolutionising the world of payments. It’s really exciting being part of a movement that empowers people and is reinventing money. It’s a fast-paced environment and an ever-changing industry, and that means I get the opportunity to work at the cutting edge. I am very lucky that I get to work with so many talented people who are just as passionate about our vision. I learn from them every day. WHO IS THE ONE BUSINESSPERSON WHO YOU MOST ADMIRE? Sheryl Sandberg. I was lucky enough to hear her speak last year and I was blown away by what she had to say. Sheryl has helped draw attention to the need for diversity in business. I’m a big advocate for women in business. I believe that having more women at top tables will change the face of the corporate world for the better. It’s not just about gender, it’s about inclusion

and making sure everyone has a voice at the table. To me, that makes business sense. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU WISH YOU HAD BEEN GIVEN YEARS AGO? Look after your people and your customers and success will follow. Today, I live by that mantra. HOW DO YOU SWITCH OFF? I switch off through exercise - it’s great for your health and keeps your mind sharp. It’s important to make time for you. I go for a run, or to the gym, every morning at 6.30am – that’s time for me and it’s precious. Balancing work and personal commitments is all about time management and prioritisation. IF YOU WERE TAOISEACH FOR A DAY, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU DO? I would provide more services for homeless people. I am currently fundraising for Focus Ireland and will be sleeping out in Dublin city centre for a night this October, as part of their Shine A Light campaign. Two years ago I did the same thing and found it a real eye-opener. Every night of the week people sleep rough in Ireland – more needs to be done to protect our most vulnerable.

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EMBRACING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS A COSTEFFECTIVE AND RELATIVELY EASY WAY OF TAKING A COMPANY GLOBAL; BY ALLOWING THEM TO DABBLE IN, OR DIVE INTO, THE FLOURISHING EXPORT MARKET.

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Reaping Rewards

FOR FINGAL FINGAL WAS THE FOCUS OF A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT IN 2015, WHEN THE IRISH TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP GROUP ITLG SILICON VALLEY GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT TOOK PLACE ON MAY 25TH AND 26TH.

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ntrepreneurs from all over Ireland travelled to the ITLG 2015 Silicon Valley Global Tech Summit in Fingal last May to hear international speakers talking about the changes and developments that will be at the centre of the technology sector in the coming years. Fingal has natural advantages over other locations and this was the key message to visiting ITLG leaders during the two-day event. The accessibility of the region by air and sea with a wealth of high quality carriers is essential. The infrastructure of the region means that Fingal has the broadband, water, energy and road network needed to support investment by industry. Ireland is ranked first in the world for availability of skilled labour and Fingal has a young and highly educated population. “Fingal has these attributes and these are hugely important to companies seeking to locate in Europe,” said Ethna Felten, Director of Economic Development at Fingal County Council. “Our message to the visiting ITLG business leaders was that Fingal is the natural location in which to invest and that Fingal County Council Economic Development team are in place to support companies investing here.” Global business leaders, both established and emerging, saw Fingal at its best. Key people such as Margaret Burgraff of Intel, Paul Noglows of Forbes Reinventing America Project and Nora Khaldi of Nuritas, not only heard about what Fingal has to offer but experienced it for themselves.

Pictured at the launch of the ITLG conference at Dublin Airport are Fingal Mayor Cllr Mags Murray with John Harnett, President, ITLG, Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO and Louise Phelan, PayPal.

“We ensured that the schedule of activities highlighted the great quality of life that we enjoy here in Fingal,” explained Tony Lambert, Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber. In addition to the intensive investment day at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the high tech summit at DCU, we enjoyed leisure time in Swords on the first evening and a very special visit to Malahide Castle on the second. It was important to showcase life in Fingal because great quality of life is important to international companies in attracting and retaining the best staff for their business.” Fingal County Council took the opportunity to give these highly influential delegates a sneak preview of the Dublin Enterprise Zone, an

area consisting of over 700 hectares of undeveloped, zoned and serviced land which boasts 20 business parks, 800 companies, nearly 17,000 employees and 1.18 million sq m of building floor area. The ITLG Global Summit was planned and managed by Fingal County Council in collaboration with their key strategic partner Fingal Dublin Chamber and supported by DCU and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. “The months of hard work that have gone into planning this event will reap rewards for Fingal in the months and years ahead,” said Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council.

ITLG

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND WHO SHOULD ATTEND

> Investors looking for opportunities in every space from big data to agtech. > Investors looking for opportunities in every space from big data to agtech. > Leaders hoping to understand and capitalize on the transformational technological changes sweeping the

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OUR MESSAGE TO THE VISITING ITLG BUSINESS LEADERS WAS THAT FINGAL IS THE NATURAL LOCATION IN WHICH TO INVEST. Dr Craig Barrett, Chairman, ITLG, Brian McCraith, President, Dublin City University and John Harnett, President, ITLG

ABOUT ITLG Established in October 2007 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, the ITLG is a nonprofit organisation comprised of high-level global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The group includes senior executives from some of the world’s leading corporations, each of whom is committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities.

Clockwise: Paul Reid, Fingal County Council, Seán Gallagher, Clyde Real Estate and Colm Piercy, Digiweb; Tony Lambert and Siobhán Kinsella, Fingal Dublin Chamber, Cllr Mags Murray, US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley, Paul Reid, Fingal County Council; Eithne Felton and Paul Reid, Fingal County Council, Minister James Reilly, Cllr Mags Murray; Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Siobhán Kinsella, Chamber President

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WHERE SPORT

now

lives

THE NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS IS PROVIDING STATEOFTHEART SPORTS FACILITIES TO ELITE ATHLETES IN IRELAND WHILE OFFERING VALUABLE AMENITIES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER SPOKE TO THE MAN AT THE HELM, DAVID CONWAY, WHO IS CLEAR IN HIS MISSION OF CREATING A NATIONAL ASSET.

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he National Sports Campus project began life in 2004 when the Government announced that it planned to develop a major sports campus on the stateowned lands in Blanchardstown. Eleven years on and the campus provides a wide range of facilities which can be used by Ireland’s top athletes from a variety of sports. It is also home to the headquarters of the Football Association of Ireland and the Institute of Irish Sport, just two of 20 national governing bodies who have made the National Sports Campus their home at Sport HQ. The campus boasts an impressive array of facilities including the National Aquatic Centre; the Irish Institute of Sport headquarters which provides sports science and medical facilities; a national modern pentathlon centre; horse sports arena; the National Diving Centre; and outdoor synthetic playing pitches, complete with floodlights and pavilion. And there’s more to come: work on the National Indoor Arena has started and the campus has received planning permission for the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre. Last August, the Republic of Ireland senior football team made the campus their new home base within the FAI National Training Centre. This was a proud day for the campus to have such a high profile team as

Roy Keane embraces the media on the National Sports Campus

tenants and welcomed Martin O’Neill, Roy Keane, Robbie Keane and the team with open arms. This centre will cater for Irish squads, male and female, at all levels and ages, and has already seen the women’s senior team train on the same pitch (a replica of one at the Aviva Stadium), a first for the FAI. The FAI Centre has five turf pitches and one full size astro turf pitch, as well as a goalkeeper’s training area. Due to open in January 2016 is the GAA National Centre of Excellence, which will be a national facility of four turf pitches including a replica of the Croke Park pitch, a full size astro turf pitch, a hurling wall and a club house. This national facility will cater for football, hurling and camogie teams across the country, as well as overseas visiting teams. David Conway is CEO of the National Sports Campus Development

Authority (NSCDA), the body which was established on a statutory basis in January 2007 in order to deliver the project. A former Physical Education teacher, Conway is no stranger to developing sports facilities having previously worked as the University of Limerick’s sports administrator as well as head of sports at Dublin City University. He has been involved in the campus project since 2001 and says its development is an ongoing process. “We have full planning on 220 acres of the 500-acre site so we are always moving towards that and fulfilling the campus masterplan.” Under this masterplan, the NSCDA’s objectives are to build, equip, maintain and manage a national sports campus, along with the less challenging task of getting people to avail of these world class facilities. BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM With these state-of-the-art amenities

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The Irish team line up for their first session on the campus on August 31st

931,074 OF VISITORS THE NUMBER

TO THE NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE IN 2014 MAKING IT IRELAND’S FOURTH TOP FEEPAYING ATTRACTION THAT YEAR.

now on offer at the campus – many of which have not been seen before in this country – it is hoped that the National Sports Campus can encourage more of our top athletes to stay at home rather than be forced to move abroad in order to achieve their true potential. Conway believes we have already seen a turnaround in the numbers. “Without a shadow of a doubt we are seeing a higher standard of athletes who are choosing to stay in Ireland,” he says. “A great example is in modern pentathlon, an Olympic sport that involves five disciplines: fencing, running, swimming, horse jumping and shooting. On campus we are the only site in Europe that can cater for all five sports in one location. In July one of our athletes, Arthur LaniganO’Keeffe, took gold at the European Championships, a first for Ireland, and testament that, just over one year in, if you build the facilities we can compete on the top stage and win.” While the campus is predominantly aimed at elite athletes, it is not exclusive to them and the NSCDA is conscious that there should be a benefit to the local community. “We work on a model where the priority is with the national sports body first, so high performance and development squads will get priority in the facilities. But we have community facilities too.” The campus’s flagship facility, the

National Aquatic Centre, sees a remarkable footfall each year with reports citing it as the fourth largest visitor attraction in the country with in excess of 930,000 visitors per annum. It is also a major employer in the region with 60 per cent of its staff coming from the Dublin 15 region. “We have 2,500 children learning to swim and over 200 children learning gymnastics here every week,” says Conway. “So we look after local communities. Our hockey pitch has two clubs based on it. Local clubs can come in and rent the elements they require, such as new synthetic soccer and GAA pitches. While we are a National Sports Campus, we see the model at both ends of the spectrum, being joined for the greater good. This year we have had our second year of our award winning multisports summer camps where over 1,200 attended. We also hosted FAI and Athletics Ireland summer Camps so there are people from the local community coming in and using the facilities when the national sports bodies are not availing of them.”

FURTHER DEVELPOMENT Work commenced in June 2015 on the new National Indoor Arena, which is set to be 1.5 times the size of the National Aquatic Centre. This arena will host international athletics and gymnastics as well as 20 other sports. Its completion date is set at November 2016. Funding has also been approved for a new 5 million headquarters for Special Olympics Ireland at the campus, while planning permission has been granted for a joint velodrome and badminton arena, along with an international cross country track.

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QUALITY HOUSES

FROM GANNON HOMES NEW FAMILY HOUSES BEING DEVELOPED AT FAIRBROOK, SWORDS HAVE SPACE, LIGHT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE CORE OF THEIR DESIGN.

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annon Homes is currently developing a beautiful new development at Fairbrook in Swords. The development follows on from the remarkable success of Miller’s Glen, which was Ireland’s fastest selling new development in 2014, where over 100 houses were sold within the first few weeks of the launch. Fairbrook is located just 2km north of Swords on the Glen Ellan Road and is situated directly opposite two new schools as well as the Applewood Community Centre. Applewood Village is just a 5-minute walk from the development and boasts numerous retail outlets, including a famous local bicycle themed café called Look Mam No Hands, along with the Energie gymnasium, Little Apples crèche, a Eurospar convenience store, French style bakery La Boulangerie Francaise and much more. A brand new retail complex will also be developed as part of Miller’s Glen, so convenience shopping will be available on the doorstep. Swords remains one of Dublin’s most popular locations and the excellent range of amenities and facilities now in place will continue to ensure its popularity. Swords main street is situated under 2km away and has an excellent range of shops and restaurants. The Pavilions Shopping Centre is one of Dublin’s biggest retail centres and is home to a multi-screen cinema and many leading brands including Zara, Mango, Eason, H&M, Supervalu and Dunnes Stores. The houses in Fairbrook are particularly spacious. They measure between 111 sq m/1,195 sq ft to 113 sq m/1,216 sq ft and the double fronted 4-bedroom detached houses are a

very generous 147 sq m/1,582 sq ft. These are much larger than recently constructed homes in Ireland. In addition to the extra space, the houses at Fairbrook will be extremely efficient to run. With a BER rating of A3, these houses are among the most efficient houses available on the market. This means that heating bills will be significantly lower than those in older houses, with very high levels of insulation and solar panels on the roof. The houses are particularly attractive from the outside, traditional in style but with a modern edge. Designed by Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects, the exterior of the houses is a mixture of a brick and render finish with an attractive canopy over the front door. The show houses in Fairbrook are open most weekends or by private appointment with selling agents Sherry FitzGerald New Homes. Gannon Homes has developed in excess of 10,000 residential units across Dublin since the company was formed in 1984. They have built a number

of well known schemes in north and south county Dublin including Robswall and the Casino in Malahide, Parkedge in Clongriffin, Applewood in Swords, Rockfield in Dundrum, and the adjoining Miller’s Glen in Swords. For further information contact Sherry FitzGerald New Homes on (01) 667 1888.

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Spacious Luxury in Swords

Fairbrook is a development of spacious, high-quality houses in a superb location in Swords, beside two primary schools, excellent neighbourhood shopping and great connectivity. Fairbrook is a wonderful family location with superb houses built to the highest standard by Gannon Homes.

• ‘A’-rated highly-efficient homes, leading to lower heating bills • Large houses-more space, bigger rooms, space to breathe • A very high standard of internal finish and specification

Spacious 3 Bedroom Townhouses approx. 1,195 sq.ft. / 111 sq.m.

Spacious 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached Houses approx. 1,216 sq.ft. / 113 sq.m.

Luxury 4 Bedroom Detached Houses approx. 1,582 sq.ft. / 147 sq.m.

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PROFILE

BUILDING

FOR COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 30 YEARS, LIFFEY DEVELOPMENTS HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SITE DEVELOPMENT WORKS FOR MANY LARGE SCALE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, PARKS AND SPORT GROUND FACILITIES IN THE FINGAL REGION.

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stablished in 1983, Liffey Developments is a leading civil engineering company that provides a full range of civil engineering and project management services. Over the years we have built a strong reputation for providing a quality service, delivered on time and at a competitive price. Our innovative ideas, value engineering solutions and technical advice have resulted in securing repeat business from our existing clients and increasing our client portfolio. Liffey Developments survived the dramatic decline in the industry over the past number of years due largely to the hard work and commitment of our valued team of dedicated employees. We welcome the forecasted growth in the construction sector for the coming years and are strongly focused and in a prime position to regain our market share in the industry. Traditionally, one of the company’s main areas of focus has been in site development works for residential developments. We have built up strong relationships with some of Ireland’s

leading property developers, completing major site development projects involving distributor roads, quality bus corridors, drainage works, water mains, public utilities, ground works, hard and soft landscaping, and car parks. Paying high attention to every detail, works are completed to the highest standards, which have resulted in repeat business from our valued clients. We are delighted to be involved in a number of prime brand new developments of quality family homes, designed and built to the highest standards. Some of the projects we are currently involved in include Millers Glen, Parkedge and Belltree developments for Gannon Homes, Coill Dubh for Bovale Developments and The Forge for Dwyer Nolan Developments. We are highly experienced in the area of sports ground and parkland developments with previous projects including the multi-award winning Father Collins Park, Donaghmede for Dublin City Council. We have delivered numerous top quality sports ground facilities both in the Fingal area and

indeed countrywide. We are totally committed to running all our projects to the highest industry standards. Our quality and safety management system has been regularly audited and is certified to recognised international standards by independent professional bodies. We are proud to have been awarded the highest level of safety compliance in the industry over the past three years. By choosing Liffey Developments you will not only benefit from our expertise and broad experience but also from our commitment to work closely with you to ensure that we meet or exceed your expectations and deliver each project to your full satisfaction.

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Civil Engineering Contractors

Millers Glen I, Swords, Co. Dublin

Millers Glen II, Swords, Co. Dublin

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Building for Communities www.liffeydevelopments.com Unit H, Grants Road, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin tel: 01 - 401 1020 | fax: 01 - 401 1760 | email: info@liffeydevelopments.com

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PROFILE

PayFORWARD it SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND CHARITIES IS AN INTRINSIC PART OF WHAT PAYPAL DOES, AS LOUISE PHELAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS, EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA, EXPLAINS.

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ayPal is the global leader for digital payments and is available in more than 200 markets across the world. We are also one of Fingal’s largest employers with 1,500 people based in its European Operation Centre in Ballycoolin. As a company, we play a very positive role in the local economy and local community, and were crowned ‘Fingal’s Employer of the Year for Corporate Responsibility 2014’ in recognition of our achievements. Corporate social responsibility is an intrinsic part of what we do. We want to play a positive role in our local community and our national economy. That’s why we sponsored the ITLG Global Technology Leaders Summit held in Fingal in May 2015. It’s fantastic to see events of this scale taking place in our local area. The work of Fingal County Council, Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Dublin 15 Steering Group and IDA Ireland is helping to put Fingal on the map. The Dublin Enterprise Zone is an attractive location for foreign direct investment and it’s critical to promote it globally in order to attract further multinationals to come and set up here. Over the past twelve months, PayPal has contributed 142,000 in direct grants to Irish charities. It’s really moving to hear how much this means to charities like Saint Francis Hospice in Blanchardstown. Our teammates are passionate about giving back and last December they ran a Christmas appeal drive for St. Vincent de Paul in Dublin 15. To support our teammates’ efforts,

Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations, EMEA, PayPal

PayPal made a donation of 25,000 to the charity to help struggling families in Dublin 15 and County Louth. It’s not just about providing grant aid; our teammates want to share their skills with people too. They support Age Action Ireland initiatives in Blanchardstown Library that teach older people basic computer skills and open up a whole new world of opportunity for them. We work all the time with small businesses and entrepreneurs in Fingal and further afield to help them grow their online business and capitalise on the opportunity mobile commerce offers. Our latest service, Braintree’s v.zero SDK, is the ideal platform for smaller companies looking to expand into mobile payments as we offer free processing on the first 50,000 worth of transactions. The best tip I can give any retailer or business that wants to increase their

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT PROVIDING GRANT AID; OUR TEAMMATES WANT TO SHARE THEIR SKILLS.

online sales is to make their website and payment flows work very simply on mobile devices. Provide shoppers with a faster, simpler checkout experience online and on mobile, and if they like the experience, they will become loyal customers who come back again and again. They will also tell others. It’s a highly effective and easy way to grow your customer base.

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PROFILE

CLAYTON HOTEL OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN FINGAL WE SPOKE WITH DES MCCANN, GENERAL MANAGER AT THE NEWLY REBRANDED CLAYTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT, TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE NEW BRAND AND WHAT THEY CAN BRING TO THE TABLE IN FINGAL.

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arlier this year, the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, formerly known as the Bewleys Hotel Group Dublin Airport, underwent a major rebranding process following its acquisition by the Dalata group. A huge amount of co-ordination was involved in this rebranding – everything from the website to buses, signage and guest keys. “It went very well,” explains General Manager Des McCann. “The main aim was that it would go unnoticed for the guest.” Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is one of a number of premises taking advantage of a third year of growth in the hotel sector, alongside rising hotel prices and the accompanying opportunity for investment. The 469room hotel is positioning itself as a major player in the corporate market, bolstered by a 300-capacity ballroom, 17 fully equipped meeting rooms and a relaxing corporate lounge, augmented by a park and fly shuttle bus service that operates every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day. And, with the ground floor already refurbished, the hotel’s bedrooms are next in line for renovation. McCann notes that although Irish hotel prices are rising swiftly through this period of growth, in contrast to our European peers this rate is actually quite average. Instead he focuses on the consequences for hotels – including a resumption of investment and training, and the creation of 23,000 additional tourism jobs throughout the country since 2011.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. THE REGION GENERATES AROUND €500 MILLION AND WE’RE SUSTAINING AROUND 20,000 JOBS

Des McCann, General Manager, Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

“The future is bright. The region generates around 500 million and we’re sustaining around 20,000 jobs,” he says. “I think it’s important that we all play our part in that. For me, I’m currently looking at the opportunities to expand the hotel here. We’re looking at the potential of additional bedrooms, and a conference centre. If we can do that, we’ll be bringing in additional tourism, which in turn will generate jobs.” McCann is also aware of the importance of establishing the brand

in the local community – not simply in a superficial manner but one which can have a lasting impact. “I’m very mindful of the local area. We’ve just set up our local project committee... We are putting a plan in place where we want to go out into the local community and help, be it with local charities or groups, so we can get out there and give a little back. The local trade is hugely important to us here. So we’re looking at doing a lot of work around that and invite any Fingal group to get in contact,” he concludes.

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PROFILE

THE BANK OFFERING

BIG SAVINGS TO

SMALL BUSINESS AIB ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT NEW WAYS TO BACK THEIR STARTUP AND SME BUSINESS CUSTOMERS.

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IB have such a variety of business owners, engaging and listening to customers’ needs to develop and grow their business, providing vital insight for us at AIB to tailor our services and products specifically towards the needs of SMEs. One such initiative has been to team up with leading cloud services provider Business Centric Services Group Ltd (BCSG) to offer AIB customers a tailored suite of business applications, called ‘My Business Toolkit’ to help customers start, manage and grow their business. The Toolkit offers market-leading business applications, such as Sage, which help customers to: 1. Manage their accounts and payroll 2. Build a business website and online shop 3. Create a professional business plan 4. Record expenses at the click of a button 5. Protect their business files through data back-up My Business Toolkit is provided to AIB customers at a heavily discounted rate, with access to all five tools for a monthly fee of 15, while AIB is offering the business planning app PlanHQ for free. AIB Head of Business Banking Ken Burke announced the partnership with BCSG at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday October 8th. “AIB is constantly looking at new ways to back our customers and the type of support we provide as the economy moves from a recovery to a growth phase is important,” said Burke. “We are not only offering big savings to small businesses on these

applications, we are also encouraging small businesses to use these cloudbased tools to help them start, manage and grow their business.” AIB are also focused on supporting their SME customers to access finance, recognising the need for a

service and dedicated staff.” Jessica Westphal, Business Customer Advisor, and Susan Byrne, Relationship Manager, are two members of this team who are fully committed to responding and supporting the needs of start-ups and SMEs.

quick decision process on all SME loans up to 30,000 provided within 48 hours. As the number one bank for startups, AIB have a range of supports, products and services to back those brave people get their business off the ground. AIB also have 185 dedicated business customer advisors in their branches nationwide to help give start-up businesses the support they need, and offer extended phone hours available to call from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays. Geraldine Heskin, Branch Manager in AIB Swords said: “I am proud to have a fully professional team to support customers in the Fingal area with best in class branch, digital

The Business Start-Up Current Account is available to businesses in operation for less than three years and opening an AIB Business Start-Up Current Account for the first time. Open a Business Start-Up Current Account and for the first two years we’ll waive account maintenance and transaction fees. Other fees and charges may apply including service charges and international transaction charges. MyBusinessToolkit is a service provided by BCSG (Ireland) Limited. BCSG is a separate legal entity from Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. and its subsidiaries. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is acting as an introducer to BCSG (Ireland) Limited in relation to the provision of MyBusinessToolkit. Please note that the provision of this service is not regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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PROFILE

100%

ELECTRIC THE NISSAN LEAF IS AMONG THE FULL RANGE OF NISSAN VEHICLES AVAILABLE FOR TESTDRIVE AT WINDSOR AIRSIDE NISSAN.

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s the world’s first purpose-designed 100 per cent electric car from a major manufacturer, Nissan LEAF has proven that zero-emission mobility is not a dream but reality. The Nissan LEAF has revolutionised the way we think about mobility. Packed with innovation, the Nissan LEAF can now deliver a range of 250km (NEDC) with the introduction of the new 30kWh battery. A 25 per cent improvement on the 24kWh battery range, this new and improved battery is available in the SV and SVE LEAF models. The new Nissan LEAF offers you the most exciting, practical and stylish way to own an electric vehicle. Powered by compact lithium-ion batteries for fast charging and a range of approximately 250 kilometres, the LEAF is an intelligently designed five seater family car with regenerative braking, ultra-smooth aerodynamics and low energy headlights. The new Nissan LEAF’s acceleration at city speeds is equivalent to V6 engine performance level and can be recharged to 80 per cent battery capacity in around 30 minutes from a fast charging point. The Nissan LEAF is sold in Ireland as a complete unit including the battery, meaning there will be no separate monthly battery leasing charges. Ireland has a comprehensive network of EV Chargers that are installed and maintained by the ESB. This fleet includes Standard Chargers and Fast Chargers. The fast chargers

are more powerful than your home charger or the standard charge points you will find on the street. Features include: • Low road tax: 120 a year • Low running costs (1c/km) • Only 149 a year to service • Three grades Available: XE, SV & SVE • Insurance discounts • Fast charging available • Free home charging unit All versions have a full complement of safety equipment as standard with front side and curtain airbags as well as ABS, EBD and brake assistance. The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is also standard. Nissan LEAF gained a full five star EuroNCAP rating on its launch

and was the first 100 per cent electric vehicle to gain this safety rating. Prices start from only 22,490 including the Government grant of 5,000. Our Leaf Specialists Ciaran Dunne and John Herity are happy to explain all the details to you. Just pop in for a coffee and they will answer any questions. Extended test-drives are available. We also have the full range of Nissan vehicles available for testdrive including the Nissan Micra, Nissan Juke, Nissan Pulsar, the award-winning Nissan Qashqai and the Nissan X– trail available in five and seven seater options. Call us at Windsor Airside Nissan on 01-8708700 or visit our website, www. windsor.ie/Nissan to find out more.

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TRUE to

NATURE

COUNTRY CREST HAS A GREAT STORY. ONE THAT CENTRES ON AUTHENTICITY, LOCAL HERITAGE, DEDICATION AND INNOVATION.

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t Country Crest, we believe in sustainability and in being true to nature. We embrace innovation and deliver only the best quality produce to the Irish market. Our family business has been growing for four generations, and today we are one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of top quality Irish potatoes, Irish beef, onions and chilled prepared meal solutions. OUR HISTORY Many of the best companies in the world have a strong family story behind them, having grown from humble beginnings and from a passion to do something better. We at Country Crest are no different. Here’s ours:

storage facility, maintaining its position as Ireland’s only commercial grower and packer of onions. 2007: Country Crest’s takes its first step on the international CSR ladder with the 2007/2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year scheme, for which Michael Hoey was a finalist. 2008: Country Crest establishes a prepared foods division – Ballymaguire Foods.

traceability of quality beef. Traceability is an integral part of Country Crest’s ethos and a practice that remains of the highest priority across all divisions. 2014: The Country Crest farm shop opens (at Jones Garden Centre) selling quality Irish meat, beef from its farm, local produce, ready meals and Irish artisan foods. 2015: Country Crest reaches a landmark in growth and development

1910: A farming heritage is founded in North County Dublin by the Hoey family. One hundred years later and Country Crest still produces the freshest produce on the family farm. 19101993: From the original roots of the family business, the underlying promise and passion to respect and protect the power and purity of the land is born. 1993: The fourth generation of the Hoey family, brothers Michael and Gabriel, establishes Country Crest, which grows and pre-packs fresh potatoes for the retail sector.

2009: Country Crest’s focus on sustainability is further enhanced with the introduction of an 80 metre on-site wind turbine supplying over 70 per cent of the company’s energy needs.

with the establishment of a new state-ofthe-art Ballymaguire food plant, which will create 100 new jobs.

1999: 3.8 million is invested in a new facility for washing, grading and packing potatoes, doubling staff numbers.

2011: Country Crest wins the 2011 Bord Bia Sustainability Award, becoming a pilot company for Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability Development Programme.

Today the company has evolved into a progressive agri-food business, recognised as one of the biggest suppliers and growers of quality potatoes and onions, Bord Bia assured beef, and chilled meal solutions to the key multiples in Ireland and the UK.

2005: Country Crest makes a 4 million investment in a state-of-the-art onion grading, packaging and primary

2014: Country Crest invests in its own cattle feeding unit on site. This allows the company to ensure complete

At Country Crest, we embrace innovation and we deliver only the best quality produce to the Irish market.

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Visit our Farm Shop

From our farm to your table.

Jones Garden Centre Junction 4, M1 Open 7 days a week!

When you buy crisp fresh vegetables or succulent cuts of the finest meat from the Country Crest Farm Shop, you really are ‘shopping local’. We are proudly celebrating local Irish flavours, families and food talents. You can taste the difference.

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PROFILE

FRESHNESS

IMAGINATION WONDERFOODS IS DEDICATED TO FINDING NEW AND EXCITING WAYS TO PROVIDE CONVENIENT FOOD SOLUTIONS FOR ITS CUSTOMERS.

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rom small beginnings in 2004, with 20 staff operating from an extension to the Donnelly Fruit & Veg premises at St. Margarets, Wonderfoods has developed over the past decade to become Ireland’s leading deli salad manufacturer. Having outgrown the original site, today Wonderfoods is located at an independent facility in Blanchardstown, employing 130 people and supplying a range of deli salads, leaf salads and prepared vegetables to the country’s top retailers. The move in March 2014 to the IDA Business & Technology Park at Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown significantly increased the company’s production space and its ability to service new business.

HISTORY Wonderfoods is owned by the Donnelly family who has a long established history in the Irish fresh produce business and also in the Fingal area. Founded on the same principles of freshness and quality that brought success to Donnellys, it produces an innovative and award-winning range of fresh deli-style salads that reflect the latest food trends and provide a healthy solution for today’s busy consumer lifestyles. INNOVATION At Wonderfoods, creating great food is at the heart of everything the company does. It requires super ingredients, prepared with care and a touch of imagination to create the best tasting and most innovative salads. Wonderfoods’ talented product development team is dedicated to

finding new and exciting ways to provide convenient food solutions for its customers. WINNING WAYS Wonderfoods’ efforts have been recognised by national and international food experts. The company has achieved several Blas na hÉireann food awards in addition to international Great Taste awards. Most recently, Wonderfoods received an award for its innovative and convenient fresh bolognese meal kit at the prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink awards in September 2015. FARMING IN FINGAL Since 2014 the company has been self sufficient in white cabbage supply for its coleslaw production. This cabbage is grown at the company’s farm at Milverton in Skerries. Investment in controlled temperature storage facilities has ensured continuity and

consistency of supply of this essential ingredient which is a key component of Wonderfoods’ great tasting coleslaw. The farm also supplies broccoli and other brassica crops to the business. Freshness is the key to achieving the quality ingredients Wonderfoods wants to use in its business. Locally grown raw material will always be its first choice to ensure the best possible finished product. THE FUTURE Wonderfoods is optimistic about the future. Busier lifestyles and unpredictable schedules lead consumers to the prepared convenience category, looking for solutions to make life easier and to save time. This combined with a growing trend of people choosing to eat more fresh and healthy foods which are prepared and ready to eat or cook, along with the desire to control food waste, should continue to drive growth in this sector of the market.

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“Creating great food is at the heart of everything we do”

Wonderfoods | IDA Business & Technology Park | Blanchardstown www.donnelly.ie | Follow Us @DonnellyFandVeg

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International Business

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PROFILE

FINGAL FROM THE HUMBLE SPUD GROWN ON THEIR FINGAL FARM, KEOGH’S HAVE CREATED A HIGH QUALITY AND TRUSTED CRISP BRAND. WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE MAN BEHIND IT, TOM KEOGH, WHO WAS LAST YEAR CROWNED FINGAL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR.

COULD YOU GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND ON KEOGH’S FARM AND THE PRODUCTS YOU SUPPLY TO MARKET? Our family has been growing delicious Irish potatoes in this area for over 200 years. Supplying Irish retailers and consumers with the finest Irish potatoes was ingrained in us from a young age but unfortunately consumption of potatoes halved between 2002 and 2011 so we had to get innovative. In 2012, we launched Keogh’s Crisps, the only hand cooked crisps in Ireland. Now four years on, we have seven flavours on the market and plan to release another later this year. We’ve been lucky enough to win eight Great Taste Awards, Blas na hÉireann awards, Irish Qulaity Food Awards, Marketers of the Year (2015) and, of course, the JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Excellence Award 2015. COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS YOU HAVE DEVELOPED THROUGH YOUR DIFFERENT FLAVOURED CRISPS? We consider our suppliers to be part of the family. From the beginning I vowed only to use the best of Irish producers for our flavours. We now work with Llewellyn’s Irish Cider Vinegar, O’Neil’s Irish Atlantic Sea Salt, Dubliner Irish Cheese, Dungarvan Irish Craft Stout, Keelings Irish Red Peppers and, of course, our fresh shamrock from Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry.

Tony, Ross, Derek, Tom and Peter Keogh

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY SETS YOUR POTATOES AND CRISPS APART FROM YOUR COMPETITORS? It’s our religious attention to quality combined with the rich fertile soils of Fingal, which result in great tasting quality products that our consumers can trust and enjoy. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE CURRENTLY FACING THE AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR? From a Fingal perspective the biggest challenges have and will be the importation of cheaper fresh produce from overseas. This has already resulted in the massive decline of on farm food production in the area. HOW DO YOU FIND THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE IN THE FINGAL REGION? Fingal is home to over 270,000 people and is a great place to do business. The area is renowned for strong business leadership and inspiring innovation in technology, manufacturing, aviation, financial services, logistics and

distribution, quality of food, and tourism and hospitality. Fingal is a ‘can-do’ area with a diverse local economy and an outstanding quality of work-life balance for the people who live and work in the region. We are very lucky to be part of it! WHAT BENEFITS HAVE YOU FOUND FROM BEING A MEMBER OF FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER? The Chamber has offered us further opportunities to network, connect and engage with new people and business. It’s the region’s largest business organisation so it’s fantastic to be a member. ANY MAJOR NEWS OR PLANS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH US? We hired eight new people into the business in 2015 and plan to continue this growth throughout 2016. It’s not only people, we are also looking at factory expansion and new product development. We don’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

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PROFILE

THE SPICE OF SWORDS THE NEWLY REFURBISHED INDIE SPICE GRILL ON FORSTER WAY IN SWORDS IS PROVIDING LOVERS OF INDIAN FOOD WITH A MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS.

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hen Indie Spice first opened its doors in Swords in 2004, locals were treated to a truly authentic Indian dining experience. Since then, the business has continued to build on its success and recently unveiled a newly refurbished restaurant under the name Indie Spice Grill. Company Director Arif Ahmed believes you need to have a genuine understanding of India and Indian culture to successfully run a business like this. He describes his homeland, the inspiration for the restaurant, as “a dynamic nation, the beating heart of Asia and the crossroads of cultures from China to Europe and Africa.” And this is certainly reflected in Indie Spice Grill. He describes his team as ambassadors of authenticity and says: “Our extensive knowledge of regional Indian cuisine positions us as the true taste ambassadors of India’s melting pot of influences.” This cultural credibility plays a vital role in Indie Spice’s success, but Ahmed believes that fully integrating with the Swords community is equally important. To this end, he ensures that all produce is sourced locally and describes the Indie Spice Grill menu as “a sensational fusion of eastern wonder and local provenance, using only lean, local meats and responsibly sourced vegetables”. Like all SMEs throughout the country, Ahmed faces the challenge of remaining profitable while offering true value to his customers. However, it’s the lack of knowledge with regards to healthy eating that he sees as his biggest obstacle. He places great importance on educating people about how healthy the food at Indie Spice is. “Lentils, beans, pulses, exotic herbs and exotic spices maximise taste, increase fibre and contain lower

levels of fat, salt and sugar,” he says. “It’s a virtuous circle of sustainability and excellence.” With this emphasis on taste and healthy eating, the staff at Indie Spice Grill are dedicated to creating a wholesome, enriching experience for their customers, without ever compromising their commitment to the exotic aromas of the east. In terms of the refurbishment, customers can expect “new, modern and sleek décor” at the Indie Spice Grill in Swords, which Ahmed says is catering for young professionals, birthday parties, large and small corporate lunches and dinner parties.

The recent facelift hasn’t quite stemmed Ahmed’s ambitions to grow the business further. “We are constantly looking to expand once the right opportunity comes along,” he says. “Our newest Asian street food is coming to Main Street in Swords and work is underway at the moment.” With such plans already in place, Ahmed and Indie Spice seem right at home in the Fingal area. “The local community has been very kind to us and we truly love it here. Fingal Dublin Chamber has always been very supportive and Swords is a real multicultural town,” he concludes.

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THE UNIVERSITY THE DCU EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMME IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING BUSINESS LEADERS WITH AMBITION, ENTERPRISE AND LEADINGEDGE THINKING.

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CU is Ireland’s ‘university of enterprise’ and is consistently in global rankings of young universities. The dynamic and vibrant ethos of these universities of the future imbue all aspects of DCU’s activities and specifically influence the design and delivery of the DCU Executive MBA programme. The DCU Executive MBA Programme, delivered by DCU Business School, is designed to be professional and personally transformative. It is aimed at developing business leaders with ambition, enterprise and leading-edge thinking who can create tangible and sustainable outcomes for organisations through the application of their learning. EVIDENCEBASED MANAGEMENT The DCU Executive MBA, which is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), develops evidencebased managers who can identify and analyse the best available data to make better decisions. Dr Claire Gubbins, MBA Programme Director, says: “The DCU Executive MBA connects theory, scientific research, data and practice through participative teaching approaches, industry speakers, national and international company visits and industry-focused projects.” Business leaders are required to cope with today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world of work. Evidencebased management seeks to develop participants’ capacity for analysis, assessment, judgement and action,” adds Dr Gubbins. Evidence-based management was invaluable to 2012 MBA participant Sean Keller, as he transitioned into a new role as MD at DEX Europe. He

noted: “The proven academic theory and practical case methodology provided me with the knowledge and skills needed to practice effective leadership, enterprise and innovation in my chosen field.” INSPIRING FUTURE LEADERS Participants on the DCU Executive MBA will take a range of business subjects including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, people management and strategy. Underpinning this will be a two-year leadership and career development programme, which includes actionbased projects, workshops, team facilitator feedback and self-reflection. Dr Gubbins says this mode of learning “develops participants’ self-awareness of their own leadership style, identifies personal development opportunities and ultimately enhances their competence to think and act as a leader”. Geraldine Freeman, Commercial Director at Johnson & Johnson (Ireland) and MBA graduate says the course was unlike so many other programmes. “We were pushed to try out our newly

learned skills in our working lives, which has truly been rewarding.” ABOUT YOU Are you an experienced professional who recognises the importance of continuous learning and exposure to new knowledge? Delivered one Thursday per week (2-9pm), the DCU Executive MBA emphasises applied learning in practice. It takes a holistic view of the enterprise: integrating across business functions, with industryorientated assessments that deliver significant business value. By choosing the DCU Executive MBA, you will join a small class of experienced professionals from a range of industries with an average of 12 years’ work experience, who have ambitions focused on promotion or a new career direction. We believe the DCU Executive MBA is a life-transforming experience for participants but requires a large personal and financial commitment. We encourage you to get in touch with our MBA Director for an informal discussion on how the programme will benefit your career. Contact Dr Claire Gubbins on 01 700 6182 or claire.gubbins@dcu.ie

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the heart of Gowan Leasing’s core values, and it’s the reason that existing customers go back again and again. Gowan Leasing says that the majority of new customers do not come as a result of advertising or as casual passing trade, but from the personal recommendation of existing clients. Gowan Leasing looks forward to being of service to you in the near future at its Navan Road offices in Dublin 15. For further details on a lease quote for any make or model of new car or van contact leasing manager Con Gough on (01) 8692101 or 087 220 2501, or email info@gowanleasing.ie.

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FINGAL DUBLIN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

& CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARDS

2015

SOCIAL EVENTS

SHOWCASING FINGAL AS A CENTRE OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE, THE 13TH FINGAL DUBLIN BUSINESS AWARDS HONOURED EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL BUSINESS.

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ver 430 people from throughout the Fingal region celebrated business excellence and corporate social responsibility at the Fingal Business Excellence & Corporate Responsibility Gala Awards Presentation Evening in the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport on November 13th. The guests included Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland CEO, Paul Reid, Fingal County Council Chief Executive, Ed Hearne, Director of Economic Development, Senator Darragh O’Brien, Cllr Kieran Dennison, Cllr Anthony Lavin, Cllr Tony Murphy, NRF Director Geraldine King, South Dublin Chamber President Sherri Brennan and CEO Peter Byrne, and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber Vice President Pat Neil. An esteemed panel of independent judges from Spotcheck assessed the companies from around Fingal that made it through to the shortlist stage of the awards. From nearly 200 applications the judges selected the finalists and the winners for the awards evening. The winners have been

chosen for their business accomplishments as well as their dynamism, focus and ethical standards. There were 22 award winners in total on the night, with Tom Keogh from Keoghs the recipient of the JC Savage Fingal Business Person of the Year Excellence Award 2015. Speaking on the night, Siobhan Kinsella, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber said: “The celebrations are an important recognition of our people and our efforts in businesses. The business community here this evening celebrates and supports all the finalists and congratulates the winners.” Meanwhie, Chamber Chief Executive Tony Lambert commented in his speech: “This is the 13th year of the awards and in 2002 the Chamber set out to recognise and congratulate companies whose drive and ambition have continued to set higher and higher standards in excellence, innovation and custom care. And this year the finalists have once again set a higher standard, indeed it is a gold standard for businesses not only in the Fingal Region but throughout the country and beyond. The finalists stand out as shining examples to all other businesses.

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SOCIAL EVENTS

2015 WINNERS DEVELOPMENT IN PEOPLE CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARD Sponsored by Keelings Dublin Airport

MULTINATIONAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARD Sponsored by Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Fujitsu Ireland

SME EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARD Sponsored by PayPal Country Crest

LARGE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARD Sponsored by Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown Viatel

INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AWARD Sponsored by Country Crest PayPal

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NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Maldron Hotel Dublin St. Francis Hospice

BEST SMALL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Local Enterprise Office Fingal Customs Matters

BEST START UP/ NEW BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by LINC Centre at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Tan Me Tanning Salons

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Malone Engineering Kora Healthcare

DIGITAL MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARDS Sponsored by VHI Healthcare Aer Rianta International – The Loop Dublin Airport

BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Blanchardstown Centre CPL Institute

1. Staff from Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport with Ian Hunter, Pavilions Shopping Centre 2. Flexsource 3. Tom Keogh of Keogh's Crisps, Flexsource, Tan Me Tanning 4. Tan Me Tanning Salons

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2015 WINNERS INNOVATION IN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by AIB Flexsource Solutions

BUSINESS GROWTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS Sponsored by Bank of Ireland Ballymaguire Foods Lusk

BEST SALES AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport One4all

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CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD  SERVICES SECTOR Sponsored by One4all Staffords Funeral Home Portmarnock

CUSTOMER SERVICE RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD  INDEPENDENT SECTOR Sponsored by North County Leader Country Crest Farm Shop

CUSTOMER SERVICE RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD  MULTIPLE SECTOR Sponsored by Swords Pavillions McCabes Pharmacy Swords

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD  TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR

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Sponsored by Empire Bars Malahide Castle and Gardens

RETAIL PREMISES OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Indie Spice Restaurant Westend Barbers

PUB OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by Fingal Independent The Empire Bar Swords

BEST PLACE TO EAT EXCELLENCE AWARD Sponsored by McInerney Saunders The Park Restaurant at the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club

JC SAVAGE FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD

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5. The Park Restaurant 6. Staff from Colortrend Swords 7. Ballymaguire Foods Lusk 8. One4all 9. St. Francis Hospice 9

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SOCIAL EVENTS

2015 FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Tom Keogh was the recipient of the 2015 Fingal Business Person of the Year Award for demonstrating exemplary business achievement, bringing significant benefits to his business for employees, customers, suppliers and the community. Keogh has provided excellent leadership and is an inspiration for others in the way he has used his marketing flair and business acumen to drive new and innovative opportunities, ensuring the sustainable future and prosperity for his long established local family business. His tenacity, innovation and determination has seen the Keogh potato brand become recognisable internationally and it is one that adds real value to the Fingal area.

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FINGAL BUSINESS PERSONS OF THE YEAR

THE JC SAVAGE FINGAL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD IS AWARDED EACH YEAR TO A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL IN THE FINGAL REGION WHOSE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND AMBITION IN THE BUSINESS WORLD IS WIDELY RECOGNISED AND ACKNOWLEDGED. HERE'S A GLANCE AT PAST WINNERS.

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MICHAEL DAWSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ONE4ALL

2011

MICHAEL HOEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, COUNTRY CREST

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CAROLINE KEELING, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KEELINGS

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MICHAEL WRIGHT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MICHAEL JF WRIGHT HOSPITALITY

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LOUISE PHELAN, VP GLOBAL OPERATIONS EMEA, PAYPAL

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CHAMBER

MID-SUMMER BBQ

30.06.2015

SOCIAL EVENTS

LAST YEAR'S FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER'S MIDSUMMER BARBECUE TOOK PLACE AT THE WRIGHT VENUE IN SWORDS

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3 1. Liam Brady, Bay Blinds, Ruth Brady, Academy of Aviation and Adam Madden, North County Leader 2. Rena Galvin, Mary McCormack and Monica Keating (all from Tara Winthrop Nursing Home) 3. Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, Jock Jordan, One4All, Suzanne Mulvey, The Wright Venue, and David O'Connor, County Mayor 4. Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, David O'Connor, County Mayor, Siobhán Kinsella, President, Fingal Dublin Chamber and Michael Kennedy, Michael Kennedy Insurance 5. Stephen Mullaney, Applegreen Low Fuel Card and Ciara Lupo

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SECOND SEMINAR OF THE DUBLIN ECONOMIC MONITOR

30.06.2015

SOCIAL EVENTS

THE SECOND ISSUE OF THE DUBLIN ECONOMIC MONITOR WAS LAUNCHED AT SMART CITIES LAB AT IBM IRELAND, MULHUDDART IN JUNE 2015.

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2 1. Chamber CEO Tony Lambert chats with a guest 2. Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport, Eithne Felton, Fingal County Council and Jack Chambers, Deputy Mayor of Fingal 3. Paul Reid, Fingal County Council CEO 4. Jack Chambers, Deputy Mayor of Fingal, speaking at the event 5. Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport, John Lawlor, DKM, Austin Hughes, KBC Bank Ireland, Cllr Jack Chambers, Deputy Mayor of Fingal, Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council, Peter O'Neill, IBM Ireland, Eithne Felton, Head of Economic Development, Fingal County Council

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DRINAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE IS A QUALITY DEVELOPMENT OF ENTERPRISE STARTER UNITS WITHIN THE SWORDS ENTERPRISE PARK • • • • •

Units range in size from 22 – 166 sq. metres Drinan Enterprise Centre has 2,400 sq. metres available by licence at competitive rates These units are ideal for start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises All mains services are available including 3 phase power Own door offices throughout

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CHAMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST TRANSPORT FOR DUBLIN AND METRO NORTH

04.12.2015

SOCIAL EVENTS

FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER HOSTED A BUSINESS BREAKFAST BRIEFING AT THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT TO DISCUSS INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS AFFECTING THE GREATER FINGAL AREA.

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CHAMBER

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

11.12.2015

SOCIAL EVENTS

THE 2015 FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER CHRISTMAS LUNCH TOOK PLACE AT THE MALDRON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT.

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MEET THE PRESIDENT

NETWORK EVENING

28.01.2016

SOCIAL EVENTS

MEMBERS OF FINGAL DUBLIN CHAMBER HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET INCOMING PRESIDENT GUY THOMPSON AT A NETWORK EVENT HELD AT CASTLEKNOCK HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB.

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FINGAL DUBLIN BUYER’S GUIDE ACCOUNTANTS/ACCOUNTANCY SERVICES Counihan Glynn & Company Cregan Accountants DBASS Chartered Accountants DMN Accountants Frank Lynch & Co Icon Accounting Kieran Ryan & Co Mazars Accountants MBM Chartered Accountants McInerney Saunders Chartered Accountants MJ McCarthy & Co Paul Moore Chartered Accountants PKF-FPM Accountants Limited Taxassist Accountants UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited

ADVERTISING/MARKETING Athletics Association of Ireland Ltd. Easypen Limited Engage Ireland Fingal Independent

AGRIBUSINESS Ballymaguire Foods Country Crest Donnelly Fruit & Veg Foodcentral Development Keelings Keogh’s Crisps Wonderfoods

ARCHITECTS/PLANNING CONSULTANTS JEArchitecture WCA Architects

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT Draiocht Limited Howth Chamber Music Ltd. ODEON Cinemas Studio Four Four

AUTO SERVICES Gowan Leasing Haines Fleet Management Limited Linders Renault Finglas

AVIATION/AIRPORT SERVICES Air Canada Dublin Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Lufthansa Scandinavian Airlines STAR Alliance Swiss International Airlines Turkish Airlines Inc. Ireland United Airlines

BANK/BANKING SERVICES AIB Bank - Blanchardstown AIB Bank - Malahide AIB Bank - Santry AIB Bank - Swords Bank of Ireland - Balbriggan Bank of Ireland - Blanchardstown Bank of Ireland - Collinstown Cross Bank of Ireland - Coolock Bank of Ireland - Dublin Airport Bank of Ireland - DCU Bank of Ireland - Glasnevin Bank of Ireland - Killester Bank of Ireland - Malahide Bank of Ireland - Marino Bank of Ireland - Northern Cross Bank of Ireland - Phibsboro Bank of Ireland - Raheny Bank of Ireland - Skerries Bank of Ireland - Sutton Bank of Ireland - Swords Blanchardstown & District Credit Union Permanent TSB Ulster Bank - Blanchardstown Ulster Bank - Region East Business Centre Ulster Bank - Swords

BAR/RESTAURANT Bon Appetit Café Debran Empire Bar Swords Gourmet Food Parlour Indie Spice Restaurant Limited Lord Mayors Pub Marqette Mastersons Steakhouse McDonalds Dublin Airpot Drive Thru McDonalds Restaurants Ireland Michael JF Wright Hospitality Natline Limited t/a McDonalds Sagarmatha Kitchen Sanuk Thai The Great Wood, Wetherspoon The Old Borough, Wetherspoon The White House

The Wright Venue Well Café & Grill Wrights Anglers Rest Wrights Café Bar

BUSINESS SERVICES/FACILITIES BASE Enterprise Centre BT Business Solutions CHC Group Limited Compliance & Environmental Services Ltd Deluxe Enviro Services Drinan Enterprise Centre DS Workspace & Interiors Limited Fintan Clarke Photography Grant Secretarial Services Mid-Knight Electrical Limited Nykon Performance Limited Peter O’Brien & Sons (Landscaping) Limited Plato Dublin Regus CME Ireland - T/A Regus Ireland Business Services/Facilities

CHILDCARE SERVICES Fingal County Childcare Committee Limited

COMPUTER/IT SERVICES Agile Networks Ceatechnology Services Limited CTA Computer Training Academy Dataplex Digitel IP eXpd8 Fujitsu Ireland Grenke Limited IBM Ireland Product Distribution Limited O’Doherty.Biz Limited SanDisk International Ltd. Symantec Ireland Thesaurus Software Veritas Storage Ireland Limited

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Ardmac Limited Atkins Ireland Limited The Window Master Tracblast Limited

CONSULTANCY SERVICES Actioncoach Business Coaching Activate Sales Training & Consultancy Ahearne Fire Engineering Limited BJM Business Advice Brook Software Solutions Limited

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Jim Glennon Constultancy Kelly & Co. Auctioneers McGee Pharma International OHSS Limited

ENERGY SERVICES Electric Ireland

ENGINEERING SERVICES Ashdown HVAC Controls Limited Liffey Developments (Dublin) Limited Malone Engineering Group Oliver Russell & Associates Ltd - Consultant Engineers

ESTATE AGENT/PROPERTY SERVICES Campus Residences DCU Cumisky Real Estate Alliance Flynn & Associates Fingal Letting & Property Management Limited Morton & Flanagan Auctioneers Redmond Property Consultants Schnittger Property Management Limited Wilson Moore Estate & Letting Agents

EVENT MANAGEMENT Profile Events Whitelight Consulting Ltd.

FINANCIAL SERVICES AIB Business Banking Bibby Financial Services (Ireland) Limited Cregan Kelly O’Brien Financial Services & Insurances Icon Accounting Linked Finance Member First Credit Union New Ireland Assurance Paycheck Plus Payroll Services PayPal Smith & Pearson Tax Compliance Consultants Ulster Bank - Region East Business Centre

FUNERAL DIRECTORS Jennings Funeral Directors Staffords Funeral Home Portmarnock

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Shannons Solicitors

Applied Occupational Health Ltd. BR Clinic Stress Centre Elite Healthcare Limited Healthcare Services Home Instead Senior Care Nurture (Charity) Prosper Fingal Smiles Dental St Francis Hospice Dublin Swords Dentist Swords Orthodontics Vhi Healthcare

Arvato SCM Ireland Limited Country Crest Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment Ingersoll-Rand International Limited National Plastic Packing Group Limited QLogic Ireland Reconcile Engineering Ltd. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Wine Moments Limited

HOTEL/CONFERENCIN/CATERING SERVICES Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport Carnegie Court Hotel Castleknock Hotel & Country Club City North Hotel Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport Clontarf Castle Hotel Crowne Plaza Dublin - Blanchardstown Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Hand Catering Hilton Dublin Airport Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport Marine Hotel Metro Hotel Dublin Airport National Show Centre Limited Radisson Blu Hotel - Dublin Airport Red Bank House & Restaurant Roganstown Golf & Country Club The Grand Hotel The Helix Travelodge Hotel Dublin Airport North Travelodge Ireland Waterside House Hotel

INSURANCE SERVICES Fingal Insurance Group Limited FM Downes & Co HSF Health Plan Michael Kennedy Insurance Group Patrick Quinlan Insurance Total Health Cover

LEGAL SERVICES GOVERNMENT/SEMI STATE/PUBLIC BODY Local Enterprise Office Fingal

HEALTH & SAFETY Safety Solutions

Bailey Homan Smyth McVeigh Brian D. O’Brien & Co Solicitors Brophy Solicitors Byrne & Company Solicitors Cronin & Co Solicitors Doyle & Company Solicitors M P Black & Co Solicitors Philip Lee Solicitors

MANUFACTURING

MARKETING SERVICES Cole Marketing Direction Research Group Limited

MEDIA/NEWSPAPERS/ PUBLISHING Ashville Media Group Devlin Media Limited Fingal Independent North County Leader Newspaper

MEDICAL SERVICES Respicare Limited

MOTOR SALES Airside Ford Airside Seat Audi North Dublin Gannon City Recovery & Recycling Services Limited HB Dennis Volvo & Landrover Ironplanet Ltd. Joe Duffy BMW Joe Duffy Mazda Joe Duffy Motor Group Linders Renault Finglas McAllister Volkswagen Michael Barrable Motors Ltd.

NURSING HOMES/ CONVALESCENT HOMES Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

OFFICE SUPPLIES & FURNITURE Absolute Office Ergo Office Furniture Systems Limited S & S Office Interiors Limited The Paperweight Office Supplies

PHARMACEUTICAL/CHEMICAL Astellas Ireland Co. Limited Bristol-Myers Squibbs - Swords Laboratories Kora Healthcare

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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Ireland McGee Pharma International MSD Swords Newport Pharmaceuticals Limited Rottapharm Limited

SECURITY SERVICES Frontline Security GMD Security Limited t/a RMS Security Usee.ie

SPORTS/LEISURE SERVICES PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES Conor McCabe Photography Fintan Clarke Photography Virtualcity

PRINT/GRAPHIC DESIGN Print Logistics Limited Printcom

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT Ashquest Limited t/a Kenrite Construction Balmoral International Land Limited Clyde Real Estate Blanchardstown Ltd. Genvest Jim Donlon (Builders) Limited Level 123 Limited Rohan Holdings Limited The Channor Group

Beaverstown Golf Club Donabate Portrane Community Centre Ltd. Fairyhouse Club Limited Gateway Sports Limited Irish Strength Institute Malahide Castle Golf & Tennis Malahide Rugby Club Movies@Swords National Sports Campus Development Authority Skerries Golf Club St Finians GAA Club Swords

TELECOM SERVICES 3 Store Swords Foreward Numbers Viatel Ireland Virgin Media Business

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE

TOURISM/TRAVEL SERVICES

Cllr Joe Newman

Compare Travel FCm Travel Solutions Fingal Tourism Limited Irish Centre For Cycling Ltd. Malahide Castle & Gardens Newbridge House and Farm Ltd. Nifti North Fingal Rural Transport

RECRUITMENT/PERSONNEL SERVICES Achievers Resource Solutions Bright Contracts Flexsource Solutions National Recruitment Federation Noel Group Osborne Recruitment

RETAIL / SHOPPING Applegreen Low Fuel Card Applegreen Swords Blanchardstown Centre BWS E-Tailing Colortrend Fields Jewellers Halpenny Golf Lucan Halpenny Golf Swords Inspiring Ideas J.C. Savage Supermarket Limited Jones Garden Centre Limited Millfield Shopping Centre Monica Tolans Beauty Clinic One4all Outhaus Superstore Super Valu Boroimhe Shopping Centre Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre

TRAINING/EDUCATION SERVICES Academy of Aviation Actioncoach Business Coaching Ancora Athena College of Ireland CTA Computer Training Academy Dublin City University Exportability HonH Limited Institute of Technology Blanchardstown National Learning Network People & Process Limited Priority Management Training Public Speaking Training Sheila McGuinness & Associates The Cpl Institute

Curtis & Lees Limited Customs Matters DHL Global Forwarding Eirebus Limited Europa Worldwide Logistics Fastway Couriers (Ireland) MCG Logistics Ltd. Sandford Group Transpoco Wells Cargo Logistics Limited

VOLUNTARY/CHARITY Action Ireland Trust Blanchardstown Area Partnership Blanchardstown Center for Independent Living Citizens Information Centre Blanchardstown DogsTrust Fingal Genealogy (Swords Historical Society) Remember Us Special Needs Group Snowflakes Autism Support The Oratory

WASTE MANAGEMENT/RECYCLING SERVICES Acme Systems Limited

WEB DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN SERVICES Simon Alcock - Freelance Web Designer The Web Centre

WHOLESALE SERVICES Castle Mechanical Handling Clynes Coffee Co Delicatessen Meat Supplies Ltd. Dimpco Limited John Doyle Distributors Ltd. Pan Euro Foods

TRANSPORT/LOGISTICS/ DISTRIBUTION Aircoach Aramex Ireland Limited BG Origo Ltd. Cargocare

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LUXURY COACH HIRE Eirebus is Dublin’s largest coach operator, offering a fleet of 50 luxury coaches available for sports groups, corporate travel, schools, events and weddings. Fleet of 50 deluxe coaches 16 - 53 seater vehicles Coaches equipped with WC, DVD, Wi - Fi, PA systems & reclining seats All vehicles air conditioned Competitive coach hire rates International Quality ISO 9001:2008 standard company

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my gift to the world Together, we can continue to create a future that is fair for everyone. And make a world without poverty our legacy. For more information contact OXFAM Ireland Tel: (01) 672 7662 Email: friends@oxfamireland.org Oxfam Ireland is a member of Oxfam International, a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. Charitable co. limited by guarantee. Reg. No. 284292, CHY5988

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FINGAL DUBLIN BUSINESS DIRECTORY 3 STORE SWORDS Franchise Owner: Martina Hilliard Manager: Paul Phorburn 62 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8131720 F: 8131718 www.three.ie Telecom Services

ABSOLUTE OFFICE Directors: Barry & Naomi Gargan Deanstown Swords Co Dublin T: 8407707 F: 8407702 www.absoluteoffice.ie Office Supplies/Furniture

ACADEMY OF AVIATION Managing Director: Ruth Thewlis Carlton Hotel Old Airport Road Cloghran Co Dublin T: 8370100 www.aoa.ie Training / Education Services

CEO: Francis Whelan Communications: Michael McCabe 13 Gainsborough Green Malahide Co Dublin T: 086 2885806 www.actionirelandtrust.ie Voluntary/Charity

ACTIONCOACH BUSINESS COACHING Managing Director: Paul Fagan Marketing Manager: Fiona McGinn Business Development Manager: Stephen Kirwan Unit 7 Block 1 Northwood Court Santry Dublin 9 T: 8916220 F: 8916889 www.actioncoachireland.com Consultancy Services

ACTIVATE SALES TRAINING & CONSULTANCY Managing Director: Ian Hannon 10 Clonmagadden Fort Navan Co Meath T: 086 0201538 Consultancy Services

AIB BANK Regional Director: Brendan O’Brien Swords Road Santry Dublin 9 T: 8629555 F: 8427151 www.aib.ie Bank/Banking Services

AIB BANK - SANTRY Branch Manager: Des O’Brien Swords Road Santry Dublin 9 T: 8426477 F: 8427151 www.aib.ie Bank/Banking Services

AIB BANK - BLANCHARDSTOWN Branch Manager: Lucia O’Riordan Retail Manager: Fiona Dunning Business Manager: Padraig Challoner West End Retail Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8212566 F: 8214020 www.aib.ie Bank/Banking Services

ACHIEVERS RESOURCE SOLUTIONS Managing Director: Paula McGrath 2, 9 Trinity Street Dublin 2 T: 5241466 www.achieversrs.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

ACME SYSTEMS LIMITED Managing Director: Terence Moran Office Manager: Ruth Grafton Sales Manager: Paul Clifford Unit 4 Feltrim Business Park Drynam Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8900660 F: 8900840 www.acmesystems.ie Waste Management/Recycling Services

ACTION IRELAND TRUST

AGILE NETWORKS

AIB BANK MALAHIDE

Managing Director: Darragh Richardson Plaza 212 Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2 Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8853160 F: 8853161 www.agilenetworks.ie Computer/IT Services

Branch Manager: Eithne McLoughlin Church Road Malahide Co Dublin T: 8451166 F: 8404275 www.aib.ie Bank/Banking Services

AHEARNE FIRE ENGINEERING LIMITED Director: Dave Ahearne Director: Mike Ahearne Account Manager: Dan McAuley 23 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2 T: 6642836 www.afec.ie Consultancy Services

AIB BANK SWORDS Branch Manager: Geraldine Heskin Retail Manager: Coman Goggins Business Manager: Susan Byrne Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8404001 F: 8404275 www.aib.ie Bank/Banking Services

Chairman: Niall FitzGerald

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AIB BUSINESS BANKING

ANCORA

Head of Business Centre: Paddy Whyte Manager: Ray Molloy Manager: Ronan Hever Manager: Ronan Foley Lakeview House Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 0818 724001 F: 8400351 www.aib.ie Financial Services

Proprietor: Natasha Dowd 25 Brookdale Green River Valley Swords Co Dublin T: 087664300 www.ancora.ie Training/ Education Services

AIR CANADA GSA Managing Director: Eamon Flanagan 7 Herbert Street Dublin 2 T: 6793958 F: 6610752 www.aircanada.com Aviation/Airport Services

AIRCOACH Managing Director: Allen Parker Engineering Director: Rick Stephens Customer Service Manager: Brendan Gallagher Operations Manager: Aisling Keeley Airport Business Park Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8447118 F: 8447119 www.aircoach.ie. Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

AIRSIDE FORD Director: Damien Smyth Airside Motor Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8708900 F: 8708999 www.airsideford.ie Motor Sales

AIRSIDE SEAT Brand Manager: David Kinna Airside Motor Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8107098 www.airsideseat.ie Motor Sales

Swords Business Campus Swords Co Dublin T: 8948800 F: 8971638 www.ardmac.com Construction Services

ARVATO SCM IRELAND LIMITED APPLEGREEN LOW FUEL CARD General Manager: Paul Pardy Account Manager: Bernard Smith Account Manager: Joe Doyle Account Manager: Ashling Hickey 17 Joyce Way Parkwest Dublin 12 T: 5124800 F: 5124801 Retail/Shopping

APPLEGREEN SWORDS Licensee: Brian Geoghegan North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8902267 www.applegreen.ie Retail/Shopping

APPLIED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH LTD. Director: Rita Gilsenan Magnolia Lodge Palmerstown Oldtown Co Dublin T: 086 3666331 www.aohealth.ie Healthcare Services/Health and Sefety

ARAMEX IRELAND LIMITED Country Manager: Frank Kilbride Financial Manager: David Farrelly Operations Manager: David Parsons Bellinstown Ballyboughal Co Dublin T: 8078000 F: 8078090 www.aramex.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

Managing Director: Patrick Corbett Operations Director: Tom Kelly Financial Director: Ian Montgomery HR & Security Manager: Linda Coughlan IDA Industrial Estate Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8409000 F: 8409448 www.arvato.ie Manufacturing

ASHDOWN HVAC CONTROLS LIMITED Directors: Seamus & Susan McGlade Unit 1, Second Floor Damastown Walk Damastown Technology Park Dublin 15 T: 8991812 F: 8991942 www.ashdowncontrols.com Engineering Services

ASHQUEST LIMITED T/A KENRITE CONSTRUCTION Director: Ger Enright Griffin House 20/21 Lower Gerald Griffin Street Limerick T: 061 419056 F: 061 313522 www.kenrite.com Property Development

ASHVILLE MEDIA GROUP

ARDMAC LIMITED

Managing Director: Gerry Tynan Old Stone Building Blackhall Green Dublin 7 T: 4322200 F: 6727100 www.ashville.com Publishing

CEO: Ronan Quinn Group Commercial & Finance Director: Cormac Smyth Construction Director: Colm Casey

President: Hideki Shima Damastown Industrial Park

ASTELLAS IRELAND CO. LIMITED

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Damastown Road Mulhuddart Dublin 15 T: 8030800 F: 8030801 www.astellas.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

ATHENA COLLEGE OF IRELAND Founding Managing Director: Deirdre O’Reilly 2G Fingal Bay Business Park Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 6911358 www.athenacollege.iw Training/Education Services

ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND LTD. Finance Director: John Holian Unit 19 Northwood Court Northwood Business Campus Santry Dubin 9 T: 8869933 www.athleticsireland.ie Advertising/Marketing

ATKINS IRELAND LIMITED Managing Director: Tom O’Malley Marketing Director: Fidelma Lucey Atkins House 150-155 Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8909000 F: 8909001 www.info@atkinsglobal.com Construction Services

AUDI NORTH DUBLIN Head of Business: Geoff Walsh Exit 5, M50 North Road Dublin 11 T: 8502100 F: 8645190 www.audinorthdublin.ie Motor Sales

BAILEY HOMAN SMYTH MCVEIGH Partner: Brian Bailey Managing Partner: Mark Homan Partner: Joe McVeigh Partner: Giles Smyth 6-7 Harcourt Terrace Dublin 2

T: 4408300 F: 44008301 www.bhsm.ie Legal Services

Dublin 15 T: 8213588 F: 8218985 www.bankofireland.com Bank/Banking Services

BALLYMAGUIRE FOODS Managing Director: Edward Spelman Rathmooney Lusk Co Dublin T: 8437061 F: 8439492 www.countrycrest.ie Agri Food

BALMORAL INTERNATIONAL LAND LIMITED Development Director Ireland: David O’Sullivan 29 North Anne Street Dublin 7 T: 8872788 www.bilplc.com Property Development

BANK OF IRELAND COLLINSTOWN CROSS Branch Manager: Eoin Kelly Omega House Collinstown Cross Cloghran Dublin 17 T: 8120471 www.boi.ie Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - COOLOCK Branch Manager: Andrea O’Neill 60 Malahide Road Coolock Dublin 5 T: 8480111 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND Area Manager: Carla Delaney Collinstown Cross Cloghran Co Dublin T: 2053130 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND Regional Business Manager: Michael McLoughlin Main Street Swords Co Dublin www.bankofireland.com Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - BALBRIGGAN Branch Manager: Andrew Dogget Main Street Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8412811 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - DCU Branch Manager: Jackie Ewing Dublin City University Henry Grattan Building Glasnevin Dublin 9 T: 076 6232901 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND DUBLIN AIRPORT Branch Manager: Suzanne Bruton Arrivals Hall Terminal 1 Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8445188 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - GLASNEVIN

BANK OF IRELAND BLANCHARDSTOWN

Branch Manager: Peter Byrne 112 St Mobhi Road Glasnevin Dublin 9 T: 8375178 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

Branch Manager: Laura Henry 15 Main Street Blanchardstown

Branch Manager: Fintan Lawlor

BANK OF IRELAND - KILLESTER

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189 Howth Road Killester Dublin 3 T: 8332394 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - MALAHIDE Branch Manager: JP Collins The Mall Main Street Malahide Co Dublin T: 8452666 F: 8168632 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - SKERRIES Branch Manager: Chris Costelloe 93 Strand Street Skerries Co Dublin T: 8490335 F: 8029893 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - SUTTON Branch Manager: Conal O’Callaghan Sutton Cross Sutton Dublin 13 T: 8393072 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - MARINO Branch Manager: Gary Holligan QFA 26 Marino Mart Marino Dublin 3 T: 8331991 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND NORTHERN CROSS Branch Manager: Mark Gallagher 2/3 Burnell Green Northern Cross Malahide Road Dublin 17 T: 8710030 F: 8775920 www.bankofireland.ie Bank/Banking Services

BANK OF IRELAND - SWORDS Branch Manager: Kenny Morgan Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8905202 F: 8407492 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE Operations Manager: Paul Murgatroyd Damastown Road Mulhuddart Dublin 15 T: 8203020 F: 8209469 www.base-centre.com Business Services/Facilities

BANK OF IRELAND - PHIBSBORO

BEAVERSTOWN GOLF CLUB

Branch Manager: Donal Galvin 371 North Circular Road Phibsboro Dublin 7 T: 8301799 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

Office Manager: Gillian Harris Beaverstown Road Donabate Co Dublin T: 8436439 www.beaverstown.com Sports/Leisure Services

BANK OF IRELAND - RAHENY

BG ORIGO LTD.

Branch Manager: Deirdre Kane 566 Howth Road Raheny Dublin 5 T: 8318666 F: 8318451 www.bankofireland.ie Banks/Banking Services

Director: Gerard Finn Director: Brian Finn 13 Myrtle Close Baldoyle Dublin 13 T: 086 8941493 Transport/Logistics/Distribution

BIBBY FINANCIAL SERVICES (IRELAND) LIMITED Senior Business Development Manager: Brian McCann 4th Floor Heather House Heather Road Sandyford Dublin 18 T: 2974911 F: 2974999 www.bibbyfinancialservices.ie Financial Services

BJM BUSINESS ADVICE Principal: Brian Murphy Brookside Gardens Old Road Rush Co Dublin T: 087 2428074 www.bjmbusinessadvice.com Consultancy Services

BLANCHARDSTOWN & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION CEO: Brian Conroy Business Development Manager: Deirdre Regan Operations Manager: Martina Sheridan Unit 9 Blanchardstown Business Centre Clonsilla Road Dublin 15 T: 8203495 F: 8208836 www.blanchardstowncu.ie Banks/Banking Services

BLANCHARDSTOWN AREA PARTNERSHIP Chief Executive: Terry McCabe Employer Liaison Officer: Paula Murray Dillon House Unit 106 Coolmine Industrial Estate Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8209550 F: 8209551 www.bap.ie Voluntary/Charity

BLANCHARDSTOWN CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT Manager: Michael McCabe Chairman: Brendan McCarthy Parkside House 2nd Floor Main Street Mulhuddart

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Dublin 15 T: 8270609 www.bcil.ie Voluntary/Charity

F: 8407264 www.bobsolicitors.ie Legal Services

BLANCHARDSTOWN CENTRE

HR & Content Manager: Laura Murphy Dublin Road Ashbourne Co Meath T: 018499615 www.brightcontracts.ie Recrutiment / Personnell Services

BRIGHT CONTRACTS General Manager: Joe Gavin Marketing Manager: Mercy Prendergast Management Suite Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8221356 F: 8221380 www.blanchardstowncentre.com Retail/Shopping

BON APPETIT Chef/Owner: Oliver Dunne General Manager: Dermot Hennessy Sales & Marketing: Emma Cooke 9 James’s Terrace Malahide Co Dublin T: 8450314 www.bonappetit.ie Bar/Restaurant

BR CLINIC STRESS CENTRE Psychiatrist/Stress Management Consultant: Pradeep K Chadha 2 Weavers Row Clonsilla Road Dublin 15 T: 018242666 F: 018242666 www.brclinicstress.com Healthcare Services

BRACKEN COURT HOTEL BALBRIGGAN General Manager: Laura Moriarity Sales Executive: Geraldine McGillavary Bridge Street Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8413333 www.brackencourt.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

BRIAN D. O’BRIEN & CO SOLICITORS Principal: Brian D. O’Brien Solicitor: Sharon Devine 23 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8401447

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB SWORDS LABORATORIES Watery Lane Swords Co Dublin T: 8139000 F: 8139191 www.bmsireland.ie Pharmaceutical/Chemical

BROOK SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED Managing Director: Stephanie Davis Technical Director: Tom Shields Unit 5b First Floor St. John’s Court Santry Dublin 9 T: 8624016 F: 8624305 www.brook.ie Consultancy Services

BROPHY SOLICITORS Principal: Kevin Brophy Solicitor: Catriona Sharkey 38-40 Parliament Street Dublin 2 T: 9797930 F: 6797954 www.brophysolicitors.ie Legal Services

BT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Independent Broker: Ben McQuillan Dunleer Co Louth T: 087 9606465 Business Services/Facilities

BWS E-TAILING Managing Director: Kevin O’Brien 94 Millennium Trade Park Cappagh Road

Ballycoolin Dublin 11 T: 6854688 www.craftbeergrowlers.ie Retail/Shopping

BYRNE & COMPANY SOLICITORS Partner: Patricia Byrne Partner: Brendan Byrne 11 Malahide Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8404346 F: 8405628 www.byrnesolicitors.ie Legal Services

CAFÉ DEBRAN Manager: Zahed Razaak Company Secretary: Binoy Jose Company Director: Rijo Joseph Company Director: Reji Varughese 29 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8077390 www.cafedebran.ie Bar / Resteraunt

CAMPUS RESIDENCES DCU General Manager: Mary Cunningham Sales & Marketing Manager: David Doyle Ballymun Road Santry Dublin 9 T: 7005736 F: 7005777 www.summeraccommodation.dcu.ie Estate Agent/Property Services

CARGOCARE Managing Director: Liam Brewer Manager: John Brewer 32 Airways Industrial Estate Cloghran Dublin 17 T: 8424733 www.cargocare.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

CARLTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT General Manager: Declan Meagher Sales Manager: Aideen Kennedy Revenue Manager: Aurelie Jaffre Old Airport Road Cloghran Co Dublin

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T: 8667500 F: 8623114 www.carlton.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CARNEGIE COURT HOTEL Proprietors: Mary & David Grant General Manager: Alan Harrington North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8404384 F: 8404505 www.carnegiecourthotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CASTLE MECHANICAL HANDLING Managing Director: Ken Murray Chairman: Val Murray Sales Manager: Ronan Shanahan Damastown Way Damastown Industrial Park Dublin 15 T: 8694711 F: 8207589 www.castlemh.ie Wholesale Services

CASTLEKNOCK HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB General Manager: Guy Thompson Director Sales & Marketing: Andrew Kavanagh Sales Manager: Gael Cooke Allen Events Manager: Audrey McGowan Porterstown Road Castleknock Dublin 15 T: 6406300 F: 6406384 www.castleknockhotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

Operations Manager: John Burke Admin: Anthony Murray Unit B5 Metropoint Business Park Kettles Lane Swords Co Dublin T: 8904923 F: 8079351 www.chcltd.ie Business Services/Facilities

CITIZENS INFORMATION CENTRE BLANCHARDSTOWN Manager: Michaela Bennasi Westend House, Westend Office Park Snugborough Road Dublin 15 T: 0761075040 www.citizensinformation.ie Voluntary/Charity

CITY NORTH HOTEL General Manager: Simon Anglin Sales Manager: Andy Greenslade Gormanstown Co Meath T: 6906666 F: 6906677 www.citynorthhotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CLASSIC FINANCIAL SERVICES Managing Director: Gerry Maguire Director: Stephen McNulty Unit A4 Santry Business Park Santry Dublin 9 T: 8623155 F: 8429629 Financial Services

CLAYTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT CEATECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED Managing Director: Brian Deane Financial Controller: Marian Wynne Sky Busisness Centre Plato Business Park Damastown Dublin 15 T: 6403382 www.c-technologyqualityservices.com Computer/IT Services

General Manager: Des McCann Sales & Marketing Manager: Bronagh McKee Stockhole Lane Swords Co Dublin T: 8711200 F: 8711299 www.claytonhotels.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CLONTARF CASTLE HOTEL CHC GROUP LIMITED Managing Director: Keith Poole

General Manager: Mark Long Director of Sales & Marketing:

Stephanie Hayes Castle Avenue Clontarf Dublin 3 T: 8332321 www.clontarfcastle.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CLYDE REAL ESTATE BLANCHARDSTOWN LTD. CEO: Sean Gallagher Chairman: Colm Piercy Clyde House Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park Dublin 15 T: 087 8293028 www.clyderealestate.com Property Development

CLYNES COFFEE CO Sales Director: John Clynes Unit 2 North Park North Road Finglas Dublin 11 T: 8068417 Wholesale Services

COLE MARKETING Managing Director: Ms Sharon Cole 24 Riverwood Glen Carpenterstown Road Castleknock, Dublin 15 T: 8219076 www.colemarketing.ie Marketing Services

COLORTREND Retail Manager: Aoife Brennan 84 Main Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8903384 F: 8903053 www.colortrend.ie Retail/Shopping

COMPARE TRAVEL Owner: Paul Hudson 2 Magenta Hall Santry Dublin 9 www.comparetravel.ie Tourism/Travel Services

COMPLIANCE & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD Managing Director: Paul Devenny

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Sales Manager: Aidan Mackin 1st Floor Milltown House Milltown Industrial Estate Warrenpoint Co Down BT34 3FN T: 048 41754035 www.envirogroupni.com Business Services/Facilities

Director: Maurice Cregan Unit 2 Broadmeadow Hall Applewood Village Swords Co Dublin T: 8700370 F: 8957607 www.ckob.ie Financial Services

CUMISKY REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE Director: Hugh Cumisky 21 Drogheda Street Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8413000 F: 8415710 www.reacumisky.ie Estate Agents/Property Services

CONOR MCCABE PHOTOGRAPHY

CRONIN & CO SOLICITORS

CURTIS & LEES LIMITED

Proprietor: Conor McCabe 48 Geraldine Street Phibsborough Dublin 7 www.conormccabe.ie Photographic Services

Principal: Mary Lou Cronin Office Manager: Claire Reynolds Main Street Donabate Co Dublin T: 8958550 F: 8958552 www.croninlaw.ie Legal Services

Commercial Director: William Atkinson Managing Director: Norman Wilkinson Brendan House 151 Baldoyle Industrial Estate Baldoyle Dublin 13 T: 8395111 F: 8320653 www.curtisandlees.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

COUNIHAN GLYNN & COMPANY Principal: Maurice J.M. Counihan No 8, Unit 50 Rosemount Park Drive Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8853741 F: 8853738 Accountants/Accountancy Services

COUNTRY CREST Owner/Managing Director: Michael Hoey Owner/Director: Gabriel Hoey Commercial Manager: Tony Doyle Marketing Manager: Breda Leonard Rathmooney Lusk Co Dublin T: 8437061 F: 8439492 www.countrycrest.ie Manufacturing

CREGAN ACCOUNTANTS Director: Maurice Cregan Accountant: Rosie Madden Broadmeadow Hall Applewood Village Swords Co Dublin T: 8903216 F: 8903215 www.creganaccountants.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

CREGAN KELLY O’BRIEN FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCES Director: Colm Kelly Director Insurances: Tommy O’Brien

CROWNE PLAZA DUBLIN - BLANCHARDSTOWN

CUSTOMS MATTERS

General Manager: Magda Dabrowska Director of Sales & Marketing: Jennifer McKenna The Blanchardstown Centre Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8977777 F: 8977750 www.cpireland.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CEO: Stephen F. Tracey Trade Compliance Director: Bridget Canavan Unit 2 St. John’s Court Santry Dublin 9 T: 8428255 F: 8428996 www.customsmatters.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

CROWNE PLAZA DUBLIN AIRPORT

CEO: Eddie Kilbane Data Centre Manager: Gerard Shields Ballycoolin IDA Park Dublin 15 T: 6870100 www.dataplex.ie Computer/IT Services

DATAPLEX General Manager: Garret O’Neill Director of Sales & Marketing: Eileen Timmons Crowne Meetings Director: Judith Graham Human Resources Manager: Jane Short Northwood Park Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8628888 F: 8628800 www.crowneplazadublin.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

CTA COMPUTER TRAINING ACADEMY Managing Director: Ann Byrne 6 St. James Terrace Malahide Co Dublin T: 8454070 www.ctac.ie Computer/IT Services, Training/ Education Services

DBASS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Partner: Dermot Brennan Partner: Michael Byrne Partner: Paul Doran Berkeley House Ballybin Road Ashbourne Co Meath T: 8498800 F: 8498801 www.dbass.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

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DELICATESSEN MEAT SUPPLIES LTD. Director: Leo Walsh Director: Martin Walsh Unit 66 Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate Ballyfermot Dublin 10 T: 6261706 F: 6262646 www.delimeats.ie Wholesale Services

DELUXE ENVIRO SERVICES Managing Director: Mike Coffey Sales Director: Peter Reilly Unit 3 Shanowen Business Centre Shanowen Road Santry, Dublin 9 T: 2544668 Business Services/Facilities

Financial Director: John McGrane Executive Chairman: Martin Byrne Old Airport Road Cloghran Co Dublin T: 8424833 F: 8424943 www.dimpco.ie Wholesale Services

DIRECTION RESEARCH GROUP LIMITED Director: Brian Cooney Broadmeadow Hall Applewood Village Swords Co Dublin T: 8901011 F: 8901071 www.directionresearchgroup.com Marketing Services

DEVLIN MEDIA LIMITED

DMN ACCOUNTANTS

Managing Director: John Hogan Managing Editor: Tommy Quinn Director: Trish Phelan 29 Charlemont Lane Clontarf Dublin 3 T: 8053944 www.devlinmedia.org Media/Newspapers/Publishing

Partner: Stephen McNulty Partner: Linda Nannery Unit A4 Santry Business Park Santry Dublin 9 T: 01 8621000 F: 01 8429629 www.dmnaccountants.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING

DOGS TRUST

Managing Director: Maurice Meade Head of Sales: Austin Shields Pelican House Dublin Airport Logistics Centre St Margarets, Co Dublin T: 8161000 F: 8161030 www.dhl.com Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

Executive Director: Mark Beazley Ashbourne Road Finglas Dublin 11 T: 8791000 www.dogstrust.ie Voluntary/Charity

DIGITEL IP

Manager: Jacinta Lowndes Chairperson: Paschal Henchy Pre-School Manager: Lynn McGowan Portrane Road Donabate Co Dublin T: 8464546 www.donabateportranecommunitycentre.ie Sports/Leisure Services

Managing Partner: Stefan Fetica Managing Partner: Alexander Jay Unit 725 Northwest Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 6877735 F: 6877735 www.digitelIP.com Computer/IT Services

Chief Executive: John Dunne

DOOSAN INFRACORE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT Block B Swords Business Campus Swords Co Dublin T: 6502000 F: 6502001 Manufacturing

DOYLE & COMPANY SOLICITORS Solicitor: Caolan Doyle 1 Main Street Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8200666 F: 8382028 www.doyleandcompany.ie Legal Services

DRAIOCHT LIMITED Director: Emer McGowan General Manager: Teresa McCabe Marketing Manager: Nicola Murphy The Blanchardstown Centre Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8852622 F: 8243434 www.draiocht.ie Arts/Entertainment

DRINAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE DONABATE PORTRANE COMMUNITY CENTRE LTD.

DONNELLY FRUIT & VEG DIMPCO LIMITED

Food Central St. Margaret’s Swords Co Dublin T: 8908100 F: 8908150 www.donnelly.ie Agribusiness

General Manager: Brian Doyle Customer Services Manager: Nicola Massey

Manager: Aine McEneff Swords Enterprise Centre Feltrim Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8928000 F: 8928050 www.drinanenterprisecentre.ie Business Services/Facilities

DS WORKSPACE & INTERIORS LIMITED Director: David Smith Director: Audrey Smith Unit 19 Primeside Business Park

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Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8612325 www.dswil.ie Business Services/Facilities

DUBLIN AIRPORT Managing Director: Vincent Harrison External Communications Officer: Siobhán O’Donnell Community Affairs Manager: Maura Cassidy Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8141111 F: 8144646 www.dublinairport.com Aviation/Airport Services

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY President: Brian MacCraith Development Executive: Ziva Newman DCU Educational Trust Glasnevin Dublin 9 T: 7005000 www.dcu.ie Training/Education Services

DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL & SPA General Manager: Elisabet Diaz Spa Manager: Annette Downing Maynooth Road Dunboyne Co Meath T: 8013500 F: 4875218 www.dunboynecastlehotel.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

EASYPEN LIMITED Managing Director: Damien Heaney Director: Julie Griffin 21 Scholars Walk Lusk Co Dublin T: 8702160 F: 8702161 www.easypen.ie Advertising/Marketing

EIREBUS LIMITED Managing Director: Paddy Kavanagh Director: Sinead Kavanagh Corduff Road Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8242626

F: 8242627 www.eirbus.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

www.ergofurnituresystems.ie Office Supplies/Furniture

ELECTRIC IRELAND

Area Manager - Ireland: Michael Yohannes 7 Herbert Street Dublin 2 T: 6633938 F: 6610752 www.ethiopianairlines.com Aviation/Aviation Services

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES Customer Relations Manager Business Markets: Geraldine Moloney Swift Square Northwood Santry, Dublin 9 www.electricireland.com Energy Services

EUROPA WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS ELITE HEALTHCARE LIMITED Managing Director: Linda Watters Business Development: Deirdre McMenamin F1 Swords Enterprise Park Feltrim Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8903932 F: 8903937 www.elitehealthcare.ie Healthcare Services

EMPIRE BAR SWORDS Group General Manager: Jerry Harrington Marketing Manager: Avril Kelly-Carter Bar Manager: James Winters Operations Manager: Lorrraine Sherlock 16 Main Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8138238 www.empirebars.ie Bar/Restaurant

ENGAGE IRELAND Managing Director: Sarah Bohan Senior Account Manager: Adrienne Ferguson Head of Visual Content Creation: Michael Bohan Unit B5 Riverview Business Park Nangor Road, Dublin 12 T: 4278388 www.engageireland.com Advertising/Marketing

ERGO OFFICE FURNITURE SYSTEMS LIMITED Managing Director: Tom Kierans Interior Designer: Norbert Brady Unit 16 Turvey Business Centre Turvey Avenue Donabate Co Dublin T: 8902501 F: 8902551

Director: Dave O’Shaughnessy Unit 9 Rosemount Business Park Rosemount Park Drive Ballycoolin Road Dublin 11 T: 8608500 www.europa-worldwide.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

EXPD8 CEO: Declan Branagan Financial Director: Mark Hyland Operations Manager: Suzanne Steveson Unit 3C Swords Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8704999 F: 8900388 www.expd8.com Computer/IT Services

EXPORTABILITY Owner: Maria O’Reilly Killossery House Rolestown Swords Co Dublin T: 086 8117955 www.exportability.ie Training/Education services

FAIRYHOUSE CLUB LIMITED General Manager: Peter Roe Ratoath Co Meath T: 8256167 F: 8256051 www.fairyhouse.ie Sports/Leisure Services

FASTWAY COURIERS (IRELAND) CEO: Bobby O’Keeffe Director: Gerry Riordan Director: Andy Hennessy

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

46 North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8074763 F: 8074766 www.fastway.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

Co Louth T: 8407107/8 F: 0419834271 www.fingal-independent.ie Advertising/Marketing

FCM TRAVEL SOLUTIONS

Managing Director: Conor McCarthy Director: Andy Martin Director: Jim Collins Account Director: Joe Kenny Unit B5 Airside Enterprise Centre Swords Co Dublin T: 8404012 F: 8404459 www.fingalinsurance.ie Insurance Services

Business Development Manager: Hugh Staunton Business Development Manager: Nicola Cox Regional Director of Sales Europe: Clodagh Flanagan 43-45 Middle Abbey Street Dublin 1 T: 6053900 www.ie.fcm.travel/ Tourism/Travel Services

FIELDS JEWELLERS Manager: Tony Gordon Retail Director: Gerard Bohan Unit G16 Pavilions Shopping Centre Swords Co Dublin T: 8904100 www.fields.ie Retail/Shopping

FINGAL COUNTY CHILDCARE COMMITTEE LIMITED Manager: Grainne McKenna ABCO Kovex Building Swords Business Park Swords, Co Dublin T: 8077660 F: 8077669 www.fingalcountychildcare.ie Childcare Services

FINGAL GENEALOGY (SWORDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY) Director: Geraldine McGovern Director: Bernadette Marks Carnegie Library North Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8400080 www.swordsheritage.com Voluntary/Charity

FINGAL INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED

FINGAL LETTING & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director: Sue Brant Director: Annemarie Tobin 52A North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8138733 F: 8956180 www.fingalletting.ie Estate Agents/Property Services

FINGAL TOURISM LIMITED Manager: Elaine O’Sullivan County Hall Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8905144 F: 8404988 www.fingaldublin.ie Tourism/Travel Services

FINTAN CLARKE PHOTOGRAPHY Owner: Fintan Clarke 10 Kellys Bay Rise Skerries Co Dublin T: 086 3709498 www.fintanclarkephotography.com Business Services/Facilities

FINGAL INDEPENDENT

FLEXSOURCE SOLUTIONS

Editor: Fergal Maddock Advertising Manager: Patrica Caffrey 9 Shop Street Drogheda

Managing Director: Garret Roche Service Delivery Manager: Paula Hickey 5 St Fintans North Street

Swords Co Dublin T: 8955700 F: 6147476 www.flexsource.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

FLEXSOURCE SOLUTIONS Service Delivery Manager: John Twomey 3 Main Street Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8295719 www.flexsource.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

FLYNN & ASSOCIATES Managing Director: David Quirke 58 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8901141 F: 8400367 Estate Agent/Property Services

FM DOWNES & CO Business Manager: Libby Downes Health Insurance Adviser: Cathal O’Bradain Financial Adviser: Frank Downes Kandoy House 2 Fairview Strand Dublin 3 T: 8556666 www.fmdownes.com Insurance Services

FOODCENTRAL DEVELOPMENT Managing Director: William Keeling Food Central St Margarets Co Dublin T: 8135941 F: 8135636 www.foodcentral.eu Agribusiness

FORWARD NUMBERS Proprietor: Derek Davis Caislean House Garristown Co Dublin T: 5136801 Telecom Services

FRANK LYNCH & CO Senior Partner: Francis Lynch Senior Partner: Kieran Lynch Senior Partner: Tony McBride

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Office Manager: Alan Martin Unit 2D Fingal Bay Business Park Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8412470 F: 8414852 www.flc.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

FRONTLINE SECURITY Managing Director: Allan Gannon Unit 4 Swords Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 0871333666 Security Services

FUJITSU IRELAND Internal Communications & CSR Specialist: Anita O’Grady Director of Project Delivery: Sinead Caulfield Senior Account Manager: Cristina Roque Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8136000 www.fujitsu.com/ie Computer/IT Services

GANNON CITY RECOVERY & RECYCLING SERVICES LIMITED Director: Tony Gannon Unit 7 Roseville Business Park Donabate Co Dublin T: 8907715 F: 8907738 www.gannonscityrecovery.ie Motor Sales

GATEWAY SPORTS LIMITED CEO: Anthony Carroll CTO: Tim Schmidt Irish Management Institute1st Floor Business Campus Sandyford Road Dublin 16 T: 086 8896339 www.gatewaysport.com Sports/Leisure Services

GENVEST Director: Michael Howard Director: Anna Howard Director: Johnny Howard 4A Windsor Terrace Malahide

Co Dublin Property Development

GMD SECURITY LIMITED T/A RMS SECURITY Managing Director: Gerry McDonnell Director of Operations: Alan Kelly U19 D Rosemount Park Drive Rosemount Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 11 T: 8991674 www.rmssecurity.ie Security Services

GOURMET FOOD PARLOUR Director: Lorraine Heskin Unit 2 St Fintans North Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8971496 www.gourmetfoodparlour.com Bar/Restaurant

GOWAN LEASING Managing Director: Brian Smyth Leasing Manager: Con Gough Sales Director: Michael Gibbs Ashtown Gate Navan Road, Dublin 15 T: 8689000 F: 8689222 www.gowanleasing.ie Auto Services/Motor Sales

GRANT SECRETARIAL SERVICES Owner: Betty Grant 26 Oaklands Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8402240 F: 8402240 Business Services/Facilities

GRENKE LIMITED Branch Manager: Fiona Leen Unit 102 Dublin Airport Business Park Swords Road Santry Dublin 9 T: 8831053 F: 2923426 www.grenke.ie Computer/IT Services

HAINES FLEET MANAGEMENT LIMITED Managing Director: Eugene Haines

Sales Director: Ian Flood Unit D5 Airside Enterprise Centre Swords Co Dublin T: 8907734 F: 8907737 www.hainesfleetmanagement.ie Auto Services

HALPENNY GOLF LUCAN Manager: David O’Toole Lucan Retail Park Lucan Co Dublin T: 6216719 www.halpennygolf.com Retail/Shopping

HALPENNY GOLF SWORDS Proprietor: John Halpenny Manager: Brian Congdon 1 Columba House Airside Retail Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8079030 www.halpennygolf.com Retail/Shopping

HAND CATERING Proprietor: Wayne Hand 4 Beverton Meadows Donabate Co Dublin T: 086 8758220 www.handcatering.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

HB DENNIS VOLVO & LANDROVER General Manager: Dave Matthews Airside Motor Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8701400 F: 8701400 www.hbdennis.ie Motor Sales

HILTON DUBLIN AIRPORT Hotel Manager: Chris Douglas Deputy Manager: Una Clifford Area Sales Manager: Carol Fagan Groups, Conference & Events Manager: Louise Costello Northern Cross Malahide Road Dublin 17

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T: 8661800 www.hilton.com/dublinairport Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Managing Director & Owner: Tara Shortall Director: Ken O’Brien 2nd Floor Broadmeadow Hall Applewood Village Swords Co Dublin T: 8950010 F: 8910627 www.homeinstead.ie Healthcare Services

HONH LIMITED Director & Training Provider: Tony Vaughan 2 Seacrest Balbriggan Street Skerries, Co Dublin T: 086 7268147 www.handonhearts.tip Training/Education Services

HOWTH CHAMBER MUSIC LTD. Marketing Director: Catherine Dunleavy Chairperson: Florence Gillon Webmaster: Hannah Levy c/o ‘Brook Lodge’ Grey’s Lane Howth, Co Dublin www.howthchambermusic.ie Arts/Entertainment

HSF HEALTH PLAN National Sales Manager: Roy Smith Account Executive: Craig Broome 5 Westgate Business Park Kilrush Road Ennis Co Clare T: 0656862500 www.hsf.ie Insurance Services

IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED Director Dublin Lab & Campus: Bill Kearney Innovation Manager: Robert McCarthy IBM Campus Damastown Industrial Etate Mulhuddart Dublin 15 T: 8154000 Computer/IT Services

ICON ACCOUNTING Managing Director: Gerard Kiernan Director: Claire Fagan Financial Director: John Bell Office & Marketing Manager: Sandra Kelly Columba House Airside Swords Co Dublin T: 8077106 www.iconaccounting.ie Accounts/Accountancy Services

INDIE SPICE RESTAURANT LIMITED General Manager: Azad Khandoker Director: Tariq Salahuddin Burgundy House Forster Way Swords Co Dublin T: 8077999 F: 8077535 www.indiespice.ie Bar/Restaurant

INGERSOLL-RAND INTERNATIONAL LIMITED IT: Sylvain Borel Treasury: Chris Donohoe Compliance: Janet Walsh Administration & Facilities: Simone Bulmer 170-175 Lakeview Drive Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8707000 F: 8707001 www.ingersollrand.com Manufacturing

INSPIRING IDEAS Managing Director: Alma Doyle Unit 417 Retail Park 2 The Blanchardstown Centre Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8219277 www.inspiringideas.com Retail/Shopping

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN President: Mary Meaney LINC Manager: Assumpta Harvey Marketing & Development Manager: Mairead Murphy Blanchardstown Road North

Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8851000 F: 8851001 www.itb.ie Training/Education Services

IRISH CENTRE FOR CYCLING LTD. CEO: Mick Breen COO: Patrick Cherry Business Development Manager: Joe Glynn Training Program Manager: Hannah Ormeshe North Lodge Malahide Castle Malahide Road Malahide Co Dublin T: 8168580 www.irishcentreforcycling.ie Tourism/Travel Services

IRISH STRENGTH INSTITUTE Manager/Personal Trainer: Leo Ryan Unit 1 Malahide Marina Malahide Co Dublin T: 085 8117687 www.isipersonaltraining.com Sports/Leisure Services

IRONPLANET LTD. Inspection Services Administrator: Colm Moran Inspection Services Manager: Declan Kelly Suite 11. Plaza 212, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2 Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8605000 F: 8605021 www.ironplanet.com Motor Sales

J.C. SAVAGE SUPERMARKET LIMITED Managing Director: Michael Savage Director: Niall Savage Director: Robert SavageJ Swords Shopping Centre Rathbeale Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8402884 F: 8403687 www.jcsupermarket.ie Retail/Shopping

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JEARCHITECTURE Owner: Joseph English Technologist: Andrew McAllister The Quay Portrane Co Dublin T: 8079641 www.jearchitecture.ie Architects/Planning Consultants

JENNINGS FUNERAL DIRECTORS Funeral Director: John Kennedy Main Street Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8218000 Funeral Directors

JIM DONLON (BUILDERS) LIMITED Managing Director: Jim Donlon 91 Willow Park Grove Glasnevin Dublin 11 T: 087 2569575 F: 8422854 Property Development

JIM GLENNON CONSULTANCY Prinicipal: Jim Glennon 96 Strand Street Skerries Co Dublin T: 086 8272000 Consultancy Services

JOE DUFFY BMW Dealer Principal: Vincent Murphy Sales Manager: Brian Downes Exit 5 M50 North Road Dublin 11 T: 8647777 F: 8346597 www.joedufybmw.ie Motor Sales

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Exit 5 M50 North Road Dublin 11 T: 8647777 F: 8346597 www.joeduffy.ie Motor Sales

JOHN DOYLE DISTRIBUTORS LTD. Director: Paul Doyle Director: Philip Doyle Administrator: Ann Doyle Unit 506B Northwest Business Park - Phase 2 Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8612253 F: 8612229 www.doyledist.com Wholesale Services

JOE DUFFY MOTOR GROUP Group Fleet Manager: Steve Rayner Group Marketing Manager: Alan Gilligan

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KIERAN RYAN & CO Partner: Jonathan Bennett 20 Upper Mount Street Dublin 2 T: 7999700 F: 6614409 www.kieranryan.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

KORA HEALTHCARE JONES GARDEN CENTRE LIMITED Proprietor: Carl Jones Proprietor: Sarah Jones Ballymadrough Donabate Co Dublin T: 8401781 F: 8402705 www.jonesgc.com Retail/Shopping

CEO: Margaret Larkin Supply Chain: Connor O’Sullivan Office Administrator: Lydia O’Byrne Unit 2 Swords Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8900406 F: 8903016 www.korahealthcare.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

KEELINGS

LEVEL 123 LIMITED

Managing Director - Keelings Group: Caroline Keeling Managing Director - Keelings Retail: David Keeling Brand Communications Manager: Laura McDonnell Food Central St Margarets Co Dublin T: 8135600 F: 8135638 www.keelings.com Agribusiness

Director: Mannix Smith Unit 6 8 Broomfield Industrial Park Malahide Co Dublin T: 086 1550083 Property Development

JOE DUFFY MAZDA Sales Manager: Stephen Briggs North Road, Dublin 11 T: 8503939 F: 8645190 www.joeduffy.ie Motor Sales

KEOGH’S CRISPS Managing Director: Tom Keogh Finance Manager: Sinead Lee Westpalstown Oldtown Co Dublin T: 8433175 F: 8433955 www.keoghs.ie Agribusiness

KELLY & CO. AUCTIONEERS / BUSINESS MEDIATION Managing Director: Shea Kelly College Court Strand Street Skerries, Co Dublin T: 8491155 F: 8491323 www.kellyco.ie Consultancy Services

LIFFEY DEVELOPMENTS (DUBLIN) LIMITED Director: Ann Cooper Unit H Grants Road Greenogue Business Park Rathcoole Dublin 22 T: 4011020 F: 4011760 www.liffeydevelopments.com Engineering Services

LINDERS RENAULT FINGLAS Dealer Principal: Paul Linders Sales Manager: Derek McMenamin Clearwater Retail Park

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North Road Finglas Dublin 11 T: 8648212 www.lindersrenault.ie Auto Services/Motor Sales

LINKED FINANCE VP Sales: Tom O’Reilly Senior Business Developer: Mark Lindsey 16 Lower Liffey Street Dublin 1 T: 9060300 www.linkedfinance.com Financial Services

LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE FINGAL Head of Local Enterprise: Oisin Geoghegan Assistant Head of Local Enterprise: Keith Brock First Floor County Hall Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8900800 F: 8139991 www.localenterprise.ie/fingal Government/Semi State/Public Body

LORD MAYORS PUB Manager: Stephen Flynn Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8409455 Bar/Restaurant

LUFTHANSA Key Account Manager: Helen Fyfe Room 301 Mezzanine Level Terminal 1 Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8445544 www.lh.com Aviation/Airport Services

M P BLACK & CO SOLICITORS Principal: Maureen Black 2 Main Street Malahide Co Dublin T: 8450538 F: 8452586 www.mpblack-solicitors.com Legal Services

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MALAHIDE CASTLE & GARDENS Visitor Attractions Manager: Geraldine Brooks Sales & Marketing Executive: Joanne Pollard Sales & Marketing Manager: Marie Slattery Operations Manager: Aodhegan Behan Malahide Castle Malahide Co Dublin T: 8666783 www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie Tourism/Travel Services

MALAHIDE CASTLE GOLF & TENNIS Company Director: Gavin Morgan Malahide Castle Malahide, Co Dublin T: 8450914 www.mcgt.ie Sports/Leisure Services

MALAHIDE RUGBY CLUB Honorary Secretary: John Ward Club Manager: Aidan Ryan Treasurer: John Melvin Estuary Road Malahide, Co Dublin T: 8400050 www.malahiderfc.ie Sports/Leisure Services

MALDRON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT General Manager: Lynn Cawley Sales & Marketing Manager: Andrea Molloy Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8080500 F: 01 8446002 www.maldronhotels.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

MALLINCKRODT PHARMACEUTICALS IRELAND Managing Director: Dr David Keenan Damastown Mulhuddart Dublin 15 T: 8207940 F: 8207948 www.mallinckrodt.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

MALONE ENGINEERING GROUP Managing Director: David Gannon Group Engineering Manager: Fergus Whelan HR & Office Manager: Gillian Parke

238-239 Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2 Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8665890 F: 8665893 www.malone-eng.com Engineering Services

MARINE HOTEL Operations Manager: Irene Wyse Sales Manager: Gillian Butler Sutton Cross Dublin 13 T: 01 8390000 F: 01 8390442 www.marinehotel.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

MARQETTE Communications Manager: Caroline Geraghty Terminal One Dublin Airport Co Dublin www.marqettedublinairport.com Bar/Restaurant

MASTERSONS STEAKHOUSE Owner: Rob Masterson 17 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8903855 F: 8903856 www.mastersonssteakhouse.ie Bar/Restaurant

MAZARS Partner: Mairead Divilly Harcourt Centre Block 3 Harcourt Road Dublin 2 T: 4494400 F: 4750032 www.mazars.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

MBM CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Managing Partner: Ray Mulligan Bracetown Business Park Dublin 15 T: 8014124 F: 8014104 www.mbmca.com Accountants/Accountancy Services

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MCALLISTER VOLKSWAGEN Dealer Principal: Niall Coughlan Airside Motor Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8647704 www.mcallistervolkswagen.ie Motor Sales

MCDONALDS DUBLIN MCDONALDS DUBLIN AIRPORT DRIVE THRU AIRPORT DRIVE THRU Business Manager: Manager: Velemir Bachin Business Corballis Road North Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8447370 www.mcdonalds.ie Bar/Restaurant

MCDONALDS RESTAURANTS IRELAND Finance Director: Dave Morgan Head of Communications: Mo Durkan 7 Richview Business Park Clonskeagh Dublin 14 T: 2080020 www.mcdonalds.ie Bar/Restaurant

MCG LOGISTICS LTD. Director: Terence McGrath Sales: Brian Duff Unit 17 Northern Cross Business Park Finglas, Dublin 11 T: 8567093 F: 8569732 wwww.mcglogistics.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Partner: Owen Sheehy Partner: Susan McKitterick Partner: Neal Morrison Partner: Donagh Waters 38 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8404029 F: 8407496 www.mcinerneysaunders.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

MEMBER FIRST CREDIT UNION CEO: Fiona Cunningham North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8400002 F: 8400365 www.mfcu.ie Financial Services

General Manager: Mark Williams Santry Cross Ballymun Road Dublin 9 T: 8669500 F: 8559501 www.metrohoteldublinairport.com Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

MICHAEL BARRABLE MOTORS LTD.

MCGEE PHARMA INTERNATIONAL Managing Director & Principal Consultant: Ann McGee Operations Manager: Jane Lyons Business Development Manager: Victor Cowper Suite 2, First Floor Stafford House, Strand Road Portmarnock, Co Dublin T: 8464742 F: 8464898 www.mcgeepharma.com Consultancy Services

Group Business Development Manager: Suzanne Mulvey Marketing Executive: Aoibhinn Strokes Group Operations Manager: Mark Foley Unit 7G Swords Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8908351 www.michaeljfwright.com Bar/Restaurant

MCINERNEY SAUNDERS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

MICHAEL KENNEDY INSURANCE GROUP

Managing Partner: Gerry McInerney

Director: Michael Kennedy

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MID-KNIGHT ELECTRICAL LIMITED Director: Robbie Knight Manager: Julie-Ann Knight 44 The Plaza Cresent Swords Co Dublin T: 8407083 F: 8409486 www.midknightelectrical.com Business Services/Facilities

MILLFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE METRO HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT

Director: Michael Barrable Director: Linda Barrable Airside Motor Park Swords, Co Dublin T: 8833300 F: 8833355 www.mbmotors.ie Motor Sales

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Director: Fergal Kennedy Manager: Ciara Kennedy The Plaza Forster Way Swords, Co Dublin T: 8902277 F: 8902296 www.mkig.ie Insurance Services

MICHAEL JF WRIGHT HOSPITALITY

Centre Manager: Peter Carey Naul Road Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 8416499 www.millfield.ie Retail/Shopping

MJ MCCARTHY & CO Principal: Michael McCarthy 5 Bridge Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8971710 www.swords-accounts.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

MONICA TOLANS BEAUTY CLINIC Proprietor: Rhona Tolan Proprietor: Corinna Tolan Churchgate Main Street Malahide Co Dublin T: 8456110 www.monicatolan.com Retail/Shopping

MORTON & FLANAGAN AUCTIONEERS Director: Joseph Morton Manager: James Morton 59 Main Street Swords Co Dublin

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T: 8404011 F: 8403623 www.mandf.ie Estate Agents/Property Services

Unit 5A Santry Business Park Santry, Dublin 9 T: 8168754 www.nrf.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

MOVIES@SWORDS House Manager: Darren Crampton Manager: Kennedy Onu Manager: Dave Malone Manager: David Peavoy Manager: Catherine Woods Pavilions Shopping Centre Swords Co Dublin T: 8703600 www.movies-at.ie Sports/Leisure Services

MSD SWORDS AVP Plant Manager: Tony Pusic PO Box 2857 Drynam Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8074100 F: 8074101 www.msd.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK Area Manager: John Costello Balheary Industrial Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8404120 F: 8408175 www.nln.ie Training/Education Services

NATIONAL PLASTIC PACKING GROUP LIMITED Managing Director: David Duffy Commercial Director: Ken Martin Sales Director: Eoin McDonagh Operations Director: Dermot Dooley Unit 509 Mitchelstown Road Northwest Business Park Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8809299 F: 8809298 www.npp.ie Manufacturing

NATIONAL RECRUITMENT FEDERATION Director: Geraldine King Administrator: Jackie Gaughan

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NATIONAL SHOW CENTRE LIMITED Secretary: Marian Campbell c/o Irish Kennel Club Fottrell House Harolds Cross Bridge Dublin 6 T: 4533300 F: 4533237 www.ikc.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO: David Conway Commercial Manager: Robbie Whelan I.I.S. Building National Sports Campus Abbotstown Dublin 15 T: 8097300 F: 8097336 www.nscda.ie Sports/Leisure Services

NATLINE LIMITED T/A MCDONALDS Managing Director: Morgan McStay Unit 17 Swords Plaza Swords Co Dublin T: 8903006 Bar/Restaurant

NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE Area Manager: Tom Murphy Unit 6 St. Johns Court Santry Dublin 9 T: 8415957 F: 8426602 www.newireland.ie Financial Services

NEWBRIDGEHOUSE HOUSE AND FARM NEWBRIDGE AND FARM LTD. LTD. Property Manager: Brenda Comerford Property Manager: Assistant Property Manager: Manager: Daniel Assistant Property Butterly Assistant Property Hearse Road Donabate Co Dublin

T: 8436534 F: 8436535 www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com Tourism/Travel Services

NEWPORT PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED General Manager: Alan Johns Finance Manager: Marina Reilly A4 Swords Enterprise Park Feltrim Road Swords Co Dublin T: 5164115 F: 8971773 www.newport-pharma.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

NIFTI NORTH FINGAL RURAL TRANSPORT General Manager: Eric Bentley Chairperson: Brian Dennehy Security House Main Street Ballyboughal Co Dublin T: 8078855 F: 8078125 www.nifti.ie Tourism/Travel Services

NOEL GROUP Director: Breda Miley Group Managing Director: Michael Groarke Group CEO: Mark Staunton Unit 10 Santry Business Park Santry Dublin 9 T: 8623141 www.noel.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

NORTH COUNTY LEADER NEWSPAPER Editor: Gerry Fitzmaurice Production Director: Sean Fitzmaurice General Manager: Mubashar Hafeez Advertising Sales Manager: Sue Griffiths Leader House North Street, Swords Co Dublin T: 8400200 F: 8400550 www.northcountyleader.ie Media/Newspapers/Publishing

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NURTURE (CHARITY) CEO: Irene Lowry Bedrock Sundrive Road Rush, Co Dublin www.nurturecharity.org Healthcare Services

NYKON PERFORMANCE LIMITED Managing Director: John Monaghan Unit 280 Blanchardstown Corporate Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8665860 www.nykon.ie Business Services/Facilities

ODEON CINEMAS General Manager: Paul Wren Blanchardstown Centre Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8222624 F: 087 2075064 www.odeoncinemas.ie Arts/Entertainment

O’DOHERTY.BIZ LIMITED Managing Director: Eoin O’Doherty Managing Director: Patrick Carmody Financial Controller: Elaine O’Doherty 21 Abbyvale View Swords Co Dublin T: 960320 www.odoherty.biz Computer/IT Services

OHSS LIMITED Managing Director: Paul Foran Unit 2 BEAT Centre Stephenstown Industrial Estate Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 6905907 F: 8020439 www.ohss.ie Consultancy Services

OLIVER RUSSELL & ASSOCIATES LTD - CONSULTANT ENGINEERS Managing Director: Oliver Russell Palmerstown Lodge Oldtown, Co Dublin T: 8350988 F: 8353385

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Engineering Services

ONE4ALL Group Sales Director: Jock Jordan Sales Manager: Terry Spence Sales Manager: Michael Fennelly Swords Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8708100 F: 8074311 www.one4all.ie Retail / Shopping

OSBORNE RECRUITMENT Managing Director: Shona McManus Commercial Development Manager: David Walsh Business Manager: Ayesha Thompson Unit 3-5 Blanchardstown Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 5984334 www.osborne.ie Recruitment/Personnel Services

OUTHAUS SUPERSTORE General Manager: Keith O’Sullivan Unit 26 Airways Industrial Estate Santry Dublin 17 T: 8441200 www.outhaus.ie Retail/Shopping

PAN EURO FOODS Export Executive: Anna Banas Block 43B Yeats Way Park West Business Park Dublin12 T: 6301490 F: 6301497 Wholesale Services

PATRICK QUINLAN INSURANCE Proprietor: Patrick Quinlan Europa House Unit 9 Rosemount Business Park Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8829044 F: 8820946 Insurance Services

PAUL MOORE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Managing Director: Paul Moore

Director: Claire Cooney 70 Amiens Street Dublin 1 T: 8365677 F: 8365609 www.mooreandco.ie Accountantd/Accountancy Services

PAYCHECK PLUS PAYROLL SERVICES Managing Director: Anne Reilly Financial Controller: Suzanne Quinn Unit 9, IDA Enterprise Park Shamrock Hill Dunleer Co Louth T: 0416863000 F: 0416862959 www.paycheckplus.ie Financial Services

PAYPAL VP Global Operations EMEA: Louise Phelan Ballycoolin Business Park Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 4369794 F: 4369526 www.paypal.ie Financial Services

PEOPLE & PROCESS LIMITED Managing Director: Brian Gallagher Financial Director: Fiona Baxter Dun Aoibhinn New Road Donabate Co Dublin T: 6854404 www.peopleandprocess.ie Training/Education Services

PERMANENT TSB BANK Manager: Dick Hooper Assistant Manager: Patricia Browne 33 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8403823 F: 8408945 www.permanenttsb.ie Bank/Banking Services

PETER O’BRIEN & SONS (LANDSCAPING) LIMITED Director: Peter O’Brien Director: Ciaran O’Brien

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Director: Peter O’Toole Director: Helen O’Brien Director: Dermot O’Brien Streamstown, Malahide Co Dublin T: 8452555 F: 8453281 www.obrienlandscaping.com Business Services/Facilities

PRIORITY MANAGEMENT TRAINING Managing Director: Dermot Rice Office Manager: Laura O’Neill 9 The Hawthorns Ashbourne Co Meath T: 01 8359946 www.prioritymanagementeurope.com/ireland Training/Education Services

PHILIP LEE SOLICITORS Partner: Ann Henry 7 - 8 Wilton Terrace Dublin 2 T: 012373700 www.philiplee.ie Legal Services

PKF-FPM ACCOUNTANTS LIMITED Director: Michael Farrell Quayside Business Park Dundalk Co Louth T: 0429388898 F: 0429388899 www.pkffpm.com Accountants / Accountancy Services

PLATO DUBLIN Regional Manager: Marion Walshe Guinness Enterprise Centre Taylor’s Lane Dublin 8 T: 086 8234309 www.platodublin.ie Business Services/Facilities

PRINT LOGISTICS LIMITED Managing Director: Jon Lambert Unit 16 Old Quarry Business Campus Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8809110 F: 8612906 www.printlogistics.ie Print/Graphic Design

PRINTCOM Company Owner: Diarmuid Everard Unit 1 Malahide Road Industrial Park Dublin 17 T: 8483422 F: 8483501 www.printcom.ie Print/Graphic Design

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PROFILE EVENTS Director: Derek Yeates Block 4 Harcourt Centre Harcourt Road Dublin 2 T: 4773456 www.profileevents.ie Event Management

PROSPER FINGAL Director of Services: Pat Reen Financial Controller: James Duggan Operations Manager: Geraldine Doyle Manager: Karen Tyrrell Strand Street Skerries Co Dublin T: 8490915 F: 8494314 www.prosperfingal.ie Healthcare Services

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE Councillor: Cllr. Joe Newman 21 Hilltown Close River Valley Swords Co Dublin T: 087 2457729 www.joenewman.ie Public Representative

PUBLIC SPEAKING TRAINING Director: Dermot Goode 8 South StrandConvent Lane Rush Co Dublin T: 086 3890560 www.publicspeakingtraining.ie Training/Education Services

Dublin 15 T: 8857577 F: 8857533 www.qlogic.com Manufacturing

RADISSON BLU HOTEL - DUBLIN AIRPORT General Manager: Pat Cussen Director of Sales: Ann Marie Murray Sales Manager: Emma McManus Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8446000 F: 8127265 www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-dublinairport Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

RECONCILE ENGINEERING LTD. Director: Tom Campbell Director: Des Farrelly Unit B9 Santry Business Park Santry Dublin 9 T: 8624732 F: 8624781 www.reconcileengineering.com Manufacturing

RED BANK HOUSE & RESTAURANT Proprietor: Terry McCoy 5-7 Church Street Skerries Co Dublin T: 8491005 F: 8491598 www.redbank.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

REDMOND PROPERTY CONSULTANTS Managing Director: Alan Redmond Chartered Surveyor: Michael Greene 54-56 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8401944 F: 8402203 www.redmondproperty.ie Estate Agents/Property Services

QLOGIC IRELAND QLOGIC IRELAND

REGUS CME IRELAND T/A REGUS IRELAND

Managing Director: Dick Hogan 274 Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Phase 2 Ballycoolin

Country Manager: Karen Lawlor General Manager: Sandra Tuffy The Crescent Building Northwood

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Santry Dublin 9 T: 8934141 www.regus.ie Business Services/Facilities

REMEMBER US SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP Founder / Co-Ordinator: Nora Roban Company Secretary: Jean Fitzpatrick Sarasfield Business Centre Mill Street Balbriggan Co Dublin T: 0860457003 www.rememberus.ie Voluntary/Charity

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Mulhuddart Dublin 15 T: 8852710 F: 8852714 www.rotta.com Pharmaceutical/Chemical

S & S OFFICE INTERIORS LIMITED Managing Director: Alan Spain Office Manager: Lisa McMahon Sales (Chair Department): Yvonn Lee Unit J4 Swords Enterprise Park Feltrim Road Swords Co Dublin T: 5353881 www.ssofficeinteriors.ie Office Supplies/Furniture

RESPICARE LIMITED Managing Director: David Marshall Commercial Manager: Gabriel Marshall Medical Centre Applewood Village Swords Co Dublin T: 8904020 F: 8904021 www.respicare.ie Medical Services

ROGANSTOWN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Managing Director: Ian McGuinness Sales Director: Leonie Thornton Director of Golf: Elaine McLoughlin Naul Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8433118 F: 8433303 www.roganstown.com Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

ROHAN HOLDINGS LIMITED Senior Project Manager: Seamus Ryan PA to Managing Director: Lynn Farrell 4th Floor, Block 2, Harcourt Centre Harcourt Street Dublin 2 T: 6624455 F: 6765404 www.rohanholdings.ie Property Development

SAFETY SOLUTIONS Proprietor: Ciaran McEvoy Unit 2 Lyncon Court Snugborough Business and Technology Park Blanchardstown Dublin15 T: 8354084 www.safetysolutions.ie Health and Safety

SAGARMATHA KITCHEN Director: Shiva Thapa Secretary: Hom Nath Pokhrel First Floor 4 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8084918 www.sagarmathakitchen.ie Bar/Restaurant

SANDFORD GROUP Managing Director: Brian Falvey Operations Director: Linda Canavan Director of Sales: Padraig Cahill Units P1 & P2 North Ring Business Park Cloghran Dublin 9 T: 8162700 F: 8162701 www.sandford.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

Staff Logistics Analyst: Jim Fitzgerald Sales Operations Manager: Eithne Murray 2nd Floor South Block The Concourse Building Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8953012 F: 8953100 www.sandisk.com Computer/IT Services

SANUK THAI Proprietor: Raymond McGonagle Leader House North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8138255 www.sanuk.ie Bar/Restaurant

SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES Managing Director: Alan Sparling Account Manager: Jo-Ann Raleigh C/O ASM Airline Sales & Marketing - 1st Floor 84 Strand Street Skerries Co Dublin T: 087 2533141 www.flysas.ie Aviation/Airport Services

SCHNITTGER PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LIMITED Managing Director: Wolfgang Schnittger 10 Bullford Business Campus Kilcoole Co Wicklow T: 2870121 F: 2870712 www.businessparkmanagement.ie Estate Agents/Property Services

SHANNONS SOLICITORS Partner: Vincent Shannon 29 Main Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8401780 F: 8405066 www.shannons.ie Legal Services

SANDISK INTERNATIONAL LTD. ROTTAPHARM LIMITED Managing Director: Pat Garrahy Damastown Industrial Park

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General Manager: Hugh Connolly Principal Financial Analyst: David Middleton Manager Logistics EMEA: Orla Conroy

SHEILA MCGUINNESS & ASSOCIATES Learning & Development

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Consultant: Sheila McGuinness St Therese Sandyhills South Shore Road Rush Co Dublin T: 086 8127774 Training/Education Services

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS MANUFACTURING LIMITED Managing Director: Director: Patrick Redmond Financial Director: Joseph Trainer Financial Director: Chapel Lane Swords Co Dublin T: 8132222 F: 8132111 www.siemens.com/diagnostics Manufacturing

SIMON ALCOCK - FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER Managing Director: Simon Alcock Unit 3 Feltrim Industrial Estate Drynam Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8138524 www.simonalcock.com Web Development & Design Services

SKERRIES GOLF CLUB Manager: Darragh Tighe Hacketstown Skerries, Co Dublin T: 8491567 F: 8491591 www.skerriesgolfclub.ie Sports/Leisure Services

SMILES DENTAL Practice Manager: Susan McDermott Unit 23, Ground Floor The Plaza Swords Co Dublin T: 5250940 www.swords@smiles.ie Healthcare Services

SMITH & PEARSON TAX COMPLIANCE CONSULTANTS CEO: Gordon Pearson Partner: Bernadette Pearson 31 Roselawn Road

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Castleknock Dublin, 15 www.smithpearsontaxreturns.com Financial Services

Co Dublin T: 087 2533141 www.staralliance.com Aviation/Airport Services

SNOWFLAKES AUTISM SUPPORT

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Chairman: Robert Brown Treasurer: Sinéad Grace Secretary: Damien Higgins Carrie Brown 65 Ridgewood Close Swords Co Dublin T: 5241544 www.snowflakes.ie Voluntary/Charity

Proprietor: Proprietor: Christopher Browne Maryville 44 Dublin Road Swords Co Dublin T: 087 4594875 www.thestudiofortyfour.com Arts/Entertainment

ST FINIANS GAA CLUB SWORDS

Owner: Donal O’Ciobhain Manager: Noreen Matthews Baroimhe Shopping CentreForest Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8405560 F: 8138500 Retail/Shopping

Chairman: Barry Shelly Treasurer: Pat Farrell St Finians Clubhouse River Valley Swords Co Dublin T: 8132656 www.stfinians.com Sports/Leisure Services

ST FRANCIS HOSPICE DUBLIN Chief Executive Officer: Fintan Fagan Financial Controller: David Sutton General Services Manager: Peter Crowe I.C.T Manager: John Murphy Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8294000 www.sfh.ie Healthcare Services

STAFFORDS FUNERAL HOME PORTMARNOCK Managing Director: Jonathan Stafford Manager: Richard Elliott Strand Road Portmarnock Co Dublin T: 8462620 F: 8169589 www.staffords.ie Funeral Directors

STAR ALLIANCE Chairman: Alan Sparling C/O ASM Airline Sales & Marketing 84 Strand Street Skerries

SUPERVALU BOROIMHE SHOPPING CENTRE

SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES Key Account Manager: Helen Fyfe Room 301 Mezzanine Level Terminal 1 Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 1890200515 www.swiss.com Aviation/Airport Services

SWORDS DENTIST Principal: Orla McGeary St Brendans Seatown West Swords Co Dulbin T: 8402971 F: 8401034 www.swordsdentist.ie Healthcare Services

SWORDS ORTHODONTICS Orthodontist: Stephen Murray 2nd Floor 17 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8107622 F: 8075220 www.swordsortho.com

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SWORDS PAVILIONS SHOPPING CENTRE Centre Director: Ian Hunter Duty Manager: Joe O’Donnell Marketing Manager: Deirdre King Facilities Manager: Ger Clarke Malahide Road Swords Co Dublin T: 8904580 F: 8904586 www.pavilions.ie Retail/Shopping

SYMANTEC IRELAND Senior Director: Alan Horgan Ballycoolin Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8617377 F: 6405924 www.symantec.com Computer/IT Services

TARA WINTHROP PRIVATE CLINIC Managing Director: Mary McCormack HR Director: Rena Galvin Nevinstown Lane Pinnock Hill Swords Co Dublin T: 8079631 F: 8902384 www.tara-wintrop.com Nursing Homes/Convalescent Homes

TAXASSIST ACCOUNTANTS Director: Derek Christian 68 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 9011191 F: 9011192 www.taxassist.i.e/swords Accountants/Accountancy Services

THE CHANNOR GROUP Director of Real Estate: Darren Harrison Managing Director: Aidan Harrison Block 10, Unit 3 Blanchardstown Corporate Park Dublin 15 T: 8116263 www.channor.com Property Development

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Director: Siobhan Kinsella Operations Manager: Conor Loughran 5 St Fintans House North Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8955755 F: 6147276 www.nifast.ie Training/Educational Services

Chaplain: Fr Dan-Joe O’Mahony Yellow Entrance The Blanchardstown Centre Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8200915 www.theoratory.org Voluntary/Charity

THE GRAND HOTEL

Director: Sean Doyle Director: Denise Doyle 2 Main Street Malahide Co Dublin T: 8453393 F: 8451224 www.paperweight.ie Office Supplies & Furniture

Managing Director: Matthew Ryan Director: Al Ryan Marketing Manager: Sales & Marketing Manager: Paula McCorry Malahide Co Dublin T: 8450000 F: 8450987 www.thegrand.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

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THE WEB CENTRE THE GREAT WOOD, WETHERSPOON Pub Manager: George Collins Shift Manager: Sharon Cunningham Westend Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8262469 www.jdwetherspoon.com/all-pubs/republic-ofireland Bar/Restaurant

Managing Director: Lisa Kellet Executive: Don Earley Web Centre Unit 16 Old Quarry Business Centre Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8809117 www.webcloudict.com Web Development & Design Services

THE WHITE HOUSE THE HELIX General Manager: Michael Brady Conference & Events Sales Manager: Elaine White DCU Collins Avenue Dublin 9 T: 7007000 F: 7007110 www.thehelix.ie Hotel/Conferencign/Catering Services

THE OLD BOROUGH, WETHERSPOON Pub Manager: Dan Foster Shift Manager: Tom Larkin 72 Main Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8084103 www.jdwetherspoon.com/all-pubs/republic-ofireland Bar/Restaurant

Director: Ray Meehan Director: Mary Meehan Main Street Baldoyle Dublin 13 T: 01 8322323 www.thewhitehousebarandfood.com Bar/Restaurant

THE WINDOW MASTER Director: Brendan Place Consultant: Maria Place Employee: Gavin Place Meandros The Burrow Portrane Co Dublin T: 8085505 F: 8088573 www.thewindowmaster.ie Construction Services

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THE WRIGHT VENUE Office Manager: Grace McAleese Airside South Quarter Swords Co Dublin T: 8900099 www.twv.ie Bar/Restaurant

THESAURUS SOFTWARE Sales: Ann Tighe Dublin Road Ashbourne Co Meath T: 08352074 F: 018352074 www.thesaurus.ie Computer/IT services

TOTAL HEALTH COVER Director: Dermot Goode 8 South Strand Convent Lane Rush Co Dublin T: 087 9402771 www.totalhealthcover.ie Insurances Services

TRACBLAST LIMITED Director: Patrick Boardman Director: Derek Boardman Rathmooney Lusk Co Dublin T: 8430981 www.tracblast.com Construction Services

TRANSPOCO Managing Director: Andrew Fleury Director: Barry Cronin Director: John Harrington Drinan Enterprise Centre Swords Enterprise Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8928025 F: 8928085 www.transpoco.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

TRAVELODGE HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT NORTH General Manager - Dublin Airport North: Lucas Lucas Ochonski Ochonski Pinnock Hill

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Swords, Co Dublin T: 8079400 F: 8409235 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

TRAVELODGE HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT SOUTH General Manager - Dublin Airport South: George O’Gara Main Street Ballymun Dublin 11 T: 8422000 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

TRAVELODGE HOTEL PHOENIX PARK TRAVELODGE HOTEL PHOENIX PARK General Manager Magager - Travelodge Phoenix Park: Mario Casinhas Auburn Avenue Roundabout Navan Road Dublin 15 T: 8202626 www.travelodge.ie Hotels/Conferencing/Catering Services

TRAVELODGE IRELAND National Sales Manager: Cathal McGlinchey Main Street Ballymun, Dublin 11 T: 8524539 F: 8524542 www.travelodge.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

TURKISH AIRLINES INC. IRELAND General Manager: Murat Balandi Office 303/304 Dublin International Airport Terminal 1 Mezzanine Level Dublin Airport Co Dublin T: 8447920 F: 8447835 www.turkishairlines.com Aviation/Airport Services

UHY FARRELLY DAWE WHITE LIMITED Director: Richard Berney Director: Alan Farrelly Director: Michael Bellew Marketing Manager: Nicola Mernagh Unit 4A Fingal Bay Business Park Balbriggan Co Dublin

T: 8491633 www.fdw.ie Accountants/Accountancy Services

ULSTER BANK BLANCHARDSTOWN Branch Manager: Tom Roddy Assistant Branch Manager: Ms Susan Burns Customer Adviser: Paul McGee Main Street Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8200102 www.ulsterbank.com Banks/Banking Services

ULSTER BANK - REGION EAST BUSINESS CENTRE Senior Manager: Gerry Duignan Senior Manager: Brian Casey Relationship Manager: Colm O’Driscoll Relationship Manager: Sean Gleeson Manager: Neil Kinsella 3rd Floor Columba House Airside Retail Park Swords Co Dublin T: 8901620 F: 8902588 www.ulsterbank.com Bank/Banking Services

U ULSTER BANK SWORDS Branch Manager: Rachel Shiels 60 Main Street Swords Co Dublin T: 8900588 F: 8900586 www.ulsterbank.com Banks/Banking Services

UNITED AIRLINES Corporate Sales Manager: Brian Hughes 61A South William Street Dublin 2 T: 6727070 F: 01 6727099 www.united.com Aviation/Airport Services

USEE.IE CEO: Bernard Pender Manager: Alan Pender CTO: Dave McDonnell Office Manager: Michele Pender Innovation Factory 9A Redleaf Business Park

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Donabate Co Dublin T: 8400300 www.usee.ie Security Services

VERITAS STORAGE IRELAND LIMITED Manager Supply Chain: John Murphy Director Supply Chain: Conor Nolan Ballycoolin Business Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8035400 www.veritas.com Computer/IT Services

VHI HEALTHCARE Corporate Account Manager: Declan Power 2nd Floor VHI House Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1 T: 1850 444444 www.vhi.ie Healthcare Services

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WATERSIDEHOUSE HOUSE HOTEL WATERSIDE HOTEL General Manager: Graeme O’Toole Marketing Manager: Sandra Rieger Wedding & Events Executive: Elina Pranevska Head Receptionist: Milena Brejna Donabate on the Beach Donabate Co Dublin T: 8436153 F: 8436111 www.watersidehousehotel.ie Hotel/Conferencing/Catering Services

WCA ARCHITECTS Director: Ciaran Corcoran Director: Francis Whelan Director: Vinnie Convery Broadmeadow Hall Applewood Village Swords, Co Dublin T: 8909550 F: 8408275 www.wcaarchitects.com Architects/Planning Consultants

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Head of Enterprise & Marketing: Damien McCann Marketing Manager: Paula Dunphy Government Director: Marc Lynch Business Development: Donal O’Sullivan College Business & Tech Park Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 2569200 www.viatel.com Telecom Services

Manager: Joe Savage Main Street Swords, Co Dublin T: 8084631 Bar/Restaurant

VIRGIN MEDIABUSINESS BUSINESS VIRGIN MEDIA Marketing Manager: Elaine Rickard Senior Manager: SOHO & SME Division: Gary David Jordan Unit P2 East Point Business Park Clontarf Dublin 3 T: 2458168 www.virginmediabusiness.ie Telecom Services

VIRTUALCITY Owner: Dominika Ciesielczuk Owner: Dominika Ciesielczuk 32Balmayne Balmayne 32 ParkPark North North Balgriffin Dublin 13 T: 0871939116 www.virtualcity.ie Photographic Services

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WILSON MOORE ESTATE & LETTING AGENTS Managing Director: Christina Wilson Operations Manager: Aidan Horan The Charlestown Shopping Centre Dublin 11 T: 1890 808080 www.wilsonmoore.ie Estate Agent/Property Services

WINE MOMENTS LIMITED Director: Liam Brady Director: Peter Whelan 12A TPN House Northwest Business Park Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 01 8454035 www.winemoments.ie Manufacturing

WONDERFOODS General Manager: Ann Bolger IDA Business & Technology Park Snugborough Road Blanchardstown Dublin 15 T: 8908160 F: 6409429 www.wonderfoods.ie Agribusiness

WELLS CARGO LOGISTICS LIMITED

WRIGHTS ANGLERS REST

Managing Director: Tom Thornton General Manager: Patricia Harrison Business Development Executive: David Howell 10 Primeside Park Northwest Business Park Ballycoolin Dublin 15 T: 8612790 F: 8809124 www.wellscargo.ie Transport/Logistics/Distribution Services

Manager: Oliver Flynn The Strawberry Beds Chapelizod Dublin 15 T: 8908361 F: 8204351 www.theanglersrest.ie Bar/Restaurant

WHITELIGHT CONSULTING LTD. Managing Director: Con O’Donoghue Director: Karen Devine 60 Bryanstown Village Dublin Road Drogheda Co Louth T: 041 9830142 www.wlc.ie Event Management

WRIGHTS CAFÉ BAR Operations Manager: Mark Foley The Plaza Swords Co Dublin T: 8406760 www.wrightscafebar.ie Bar/Restaurant

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