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CHAMBERS COLLABORATE CHAMBER COMMENT “We encourage the negotiators for both regions to leverage the current momentum on both sides of the Atlantic to reach a deal that will allow both economies to realise the full benefits as soon as possible.” Chambers Ireland CEO Ian Talbot speaking after the release of the Copenhagen Economics report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement which predicts a large and positive impact for the Irish economy.


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The annual Chamber business networking event, which this year was held at the Radisson Blu hotel on the Ennis Road in Limerick, demonstrated the value of engaging the members of three chambers in a singular setting. Organised by the Chambers of Ennis, Limerick and Shannon in association with Limerick Chamber Skillnet, Magnet Business, Shannon Airport and Top Part to encourage members of all Chambers, and non-members, to present their respective products and services to each other, the event attracted over 180 business people who busily exchanged information and business cards. The three Chamber CEOs are already planning ahead for a bigger and better Chamber regional networking event in 2016.


Laura Chawke, Shannon Airport; Rachel Joyce, Limerick Chamber Skillnet; Alec Fleming, Ennis Chamber Interim CEO; Helen Downes, Shannon Chamber CEO; Dr. James Ring, Limerick Chamber CEO; Maura McMahon, Limerick Chamber; Anne Morris, Limerick Chamber Skillnet; Danielle Devlin, Skillnet Management Works; Louise McKeown, Magnet Business.


alway Chamber President Frank Greene has welcomed support by Government for the tourism industry following the release of their most recent tourism policy statement. Greene pointed out that the sector as a whole accounts for 4 per cent of gross national product (GNP) supporting almost 205,000 jobs, equivalent to 11 per cent of total employment in the country. “We need Government to continue to ensure that tourism remains at the heart of Ireland’s economic policy and to recognise the valuable role played by tourism in growing the Irish economy and generating increased employment,” he said.

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