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November 26th, 2012 @ 16:19

AIB Initiative a Spur to Business Lending

Chambers Ireland has today welcomed the announcement by AIB of a new initiative to speed up SME loan decisions up to €25,000 for its customers. Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “This new process can act as a spur to small business lending. It is essential that small business owners are aware of all the schemes on offer to provide much needed funding. The devolution of authority to approve such... [More]

November 20th, 2012 @ 12:37

Sick Pay Proposals Will Cost Jobs

Chambers Ireland has today reiterated its call for the Government not to increase the cost of employment by transferring the cost of sick pay onto employers or raising PRSI in Budget 2013. Speaking this morning, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “Transferring the cost of sick pay onto employers will do nothing more than damage employment. The Minister for Social Protection states that this move could save her Department &eu... [More]

November 14th, 2012 @ 12:09

Reform the Health Insurance Market to Generate Savings Throughout the Health Sector

Evidence from Private Hospitals Shows the Benefits of Competition Chambers Ireland has called for wide-ranging reforms to Ireland’s private health insurance market. This is particularly relevant given that discussion is scheduled to take place today in the Dáil on the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill. Speaking this morning on the release the White Paper, “How the Private Health Insurance Market can Drive Reform of the Health S... [More]

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November 13th, 2012 @ 10:49

Westport Shop n' Spraoi 14th, 15th, 16th of December

It's just one month until our annual Westport Shop n' Spraoi christmas market. We have a great variety of handcrafted gifts and artisan foods on offer. From jewellery to handbags, handmade dolls to cosy woollens, wooden carvings to tasty chocolates, there's something for all the family. Treat yourself to a christmas to remember. Santa will be there will some of his disney friends, as well as the magical fairy. Music and dancing will be on the liv... [More]

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November 6th, 2012 @ 09:30

Live Register Figures Indicate Ongoing Stabilisation

Chambers Ireland has today said that the latest CSO figures indicating that the standardised rate of unemployment remained unchanged at 14.8% in October 2012 when compared with September 2012 indicates further stabilisation in the economy. Speaking this morning, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive said, “While the rate of standardised unemployment is still too high the fact that it has remained relatively steady this... [More]

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Allergan

 

Allergan was established in Westport in 1977 and has repeatedly expanded over the last four decades, contributing significantly to the local economy.

The Westport facility is now the largest manufacturing plant within the company network, and it also has the largest number of Allergan staff in one location, outside of the company’s corporate headquarters.

In Ireland, our focus fosters deep engagement with medical specialists and we make it our business to listen closely to their needs so that together we can advance patient care. We combine this strategic focus with a diversified approach that enables us to follow our research and development into new specialty areas where unmet needs are significant.

In partnership with the medical community, we bring scientific excellence and rigour to deliver leading products that improve patient outcomes. We know we are successful when doctors and patients place their trust in our products and our company, when our employees excel and when our efforts make a meaningful difference in the lives of the patients and communities we serve.

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