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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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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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