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February 6th, 2013 @ 09:10

Action Plan for Jobs 2013 Needs to Set More Challenging Targets

Chambers Ireland has today said that the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 needs to set more challenging targets for job creation if we are to tackle unemployment seriously in this country. Speaking this morning, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said “While most of the measures set out as part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2012 have been completed, this week’s latest unemployment figures of 14.6% show that the 2013 plan needs to set... [More]

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January 30th, 2013 @ 09:21

No Christmas Bonus for Retailers

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Retail Sales Index Shows Not Enough is Being Done to Stimulate Domestic Demand Chambers Ireland has called on Government to introduce proactive measures to stimulate and support domestic demand, including confirming a revised date for Budget day that is well in advance of the Christmas period, given Retail Sales Index figures that show a monthly volume index decrease of 0.1%. Speaking this morning, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy CEO ... [More]

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January 16th, 2013 @ 11:48

Croke Park II: Everything Must Be On the Table

Government Targets Need to Be More Ambitious Chambers Ireland has today said that all available options must be on the table during this week’s Croke Park Agreement renegotiation if necessary savings and cost containments in the public sector are to be achieved. Speaking this morning, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “We need serious and urgent delivery from Croke Park II in order to contain costs and ensure that mu... [More]

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January 9th, 2013 @ 11:01

Exchequer Returns Indicate Lack of Bottom Line Cost Cutting

Chambers Ireland has today called on Government to take serious measures to cut public sector costs in 2013. Speaking this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, said “While recognising the Government’s achievements in meeting targets, vitally important in managing our recovery, today’s Exchequer Statement cannot hide the fact that Current Expenditure actually increased by €1.5 billion in 2012, with the De... [More]

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December 18th, 2012 @ 09:34

Domestic Economy Remains Stagnant

Chambers Ireland has said that today’s CSO External Trade Figures which reported a seasonally adjusted increase in exports of 2% to €7,468m and a 7% decrease in imports to €4,188m in October highlight the ongoing problems in the domestic economy. Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive said, “These figures highlight that the export sector is continuing to compensate for the distressed domestic sector, fur... [More]

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Westport Country Markets Ltd.

Westport Country Markets opened in October 1987 and over the years it has expanded and is now a thriving business with a wide range of local produce and crafts available at the weekly market every Thursday in St Anne's Boxing Club on James St.

Produce on offer include organic vegetables, potatoes and herbs, fresh fish, local cheese, flowers, freshly baked goods and jams while there is also a selection of cards, photography handmade soaps & textiles, knitwear, birchwood puzzles and other traditional or handmade crafts on sale.

All goods supplied by members are produced locally and use native and local materials where possible.

The Westport Country Market takes place all year round on every Thursday morning from 8.30am to 1.00pm in St Anne's Boxing Club in James Street Car Park.

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