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October 31st, 2013 @ 16:22

Westport Shop n' Spraoi na Nollag 13th 14th 15th December 2013

13th 14th & 15th December 2013 in Westport will be the wonderland destination this year...New Location - The Fairgreen, Westport Thousands of people are expected to visit the Westport Shop ‘n Spraoi na Nollag Outdoor Christmas Market this year.Artisan food and craft producers from all over will be converging on the town of Westport for a spectacular Christmas market for you to indulge yourself in some tasty treats,... [More]

October 31st, 2013 @ 16:08

Photographer Michael McLaughlin wins Honorable Mention Award

The Westport Chamber would like to congratulate photographer Michael McLaughlin as he was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Still Life category of the 8th annual Black and White Spider Awards in London recently. Based in his home town for over a decade, McLaughlin was also nominated in the Advertising, Fine Art and Nature categories.   The live online ceremony was webcast on Saturday, October 19, and was was watched by photography fan... [More]

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October 16th, 2013 @ 08:36

Budget 2014 Mostly Positive for Business Increase in Pension Levy Counter Productive

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Chambers Ireland has welcomed the majority of pro-business measures announced as part of Budget 2014. Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “This budget has been one of the most positive for business in recent years and we are glad that the Government has accepted that recovery will be achieved through job creation and support for business.” “Measures that the Chamber Network has consistentl... [More]

October 2nd, 2013 @ 14:08

9% VAT Rate for Hospitality Sector Must Be Maintained

  Chambers Ireland has today called for the Government to maintain the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector as a matter of urgency. The call came at a meeting of the Chambers Ireland Chief Executive’s Forum. Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “The 9% VAT rate is currently going a long way to keep many businesses alive in this sector. There must be no attempt to raise it in this month&rsq... [More]

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October 1st, 2013 @ 16:03

RTÉ Big Music Week comes to Westport

National TV and radio celebs are banding together to take part in RTÉ Big Music Week. From left: Miriam O’Callaghan, Sinéad Ní Uallacháin, Kathryn Thomas, Marty Whelan and Ryan Tubridy.

The RTÉ Big Music Week train will be greeted at Westport station from 7.20pm on Wednesday, October 2nd, by the Clew Bay Pipe Band, accompanied by young local musicians. From 8pm, in Matt Molloy’s Pub in Westport, Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Matt Molloy, Laoise Kelly and lots of local talented musicians will be playing a one-off free gig, broadcast live on the John Creedon Show on RTÉ Radio 1. Everyone is welcome to join in. On Thur... [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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