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June 11th, 2013 @ 11:14

Ireland’s Openness to Trade Ranked in World Top 10

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has  issued the latest Open Markets Index which ranks countries by their openness to trade. Ireland are ranked 8th out of 75 countries assessed worldwide, coming 5th in Europe behind Luxembourg, Belgium, Malta and the Netherlands. Ian Talbot, Secretary General of ICC Ireland said, “As a small island, an open economy is vital to allow for access to larger markets and free movement of capital f... [More]

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June 6th, 2013 @ 14:47

Steady Live Register Figures Indicate Signs of Recovery

  Chambers Ireland have said that CSO figures showing that the standardised rate of unemployment remains steady at 13.7% are a further indication of stabilisation in the economy. Speaking this morning, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive said “The fact that the standardised rate of unemployment began to slowly fall towards the end of last year and has held steady at 13.7% for the first few months of this year in... [More]

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May 31st, 2013 @ 14:30

Westport Smarter Travel Challenge

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Westport Smarter Travel Challenge   What is it all about?   Smarter Travel is all about you having the power to make a real difference to the environment, your health and quality of life. Everyone needs to use the car sometimes but it can also become a bit of a habit. There are some great alternatives to the car and all you need to do is give them a try for some journeys every week. It could be as simple as walking or cycling whenever ... [More]

May 21st, 2013 @ 12:49

Town Council Area Commercial Rates Must Not Be Raised

    Chambers Ireland have today (21/05/13) called on Government to guarantee that commercial rates in town centres do not increase as a consequence of the abolition of those Town Councils whose rates are lower than their surrounding Counties. Speaking in advance of a meeting with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government this afternoon, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said “With the upcoming abolit... [More]

May 9th, 2013 @ 13:04

Westport Chamber AGM

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    The Westport Chamber AGM will be held in the Walnut Suite in the Westport Plaza Hotel on Thursday 6th June at 7.30 pm. There will be a talk in relation to Smarter Travel and Development in Westport by the Westport Town Council. All are welcome to attend.... [More]

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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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