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Search narrows for Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick has moved one step closer to finding Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur after it announced the 15 finalists in the competition.

Categories: News, Business

National Chamber Week Kicks-Off 15th September

The Annual National Chamber Week starts next Monday the 15th of September with Chambers across the country running events showcasing the benefit of joining the Chamber network.

Categories: News, Business

Establishment of Shannon Group plc welcomed by Cathaoirleach

The Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council has said the formal establishment of Shannon Group plc will help to reinvigorate the local economy and tourism in Limerick, as well as inspire the strong sense of entrepreneurship associated with the glory days of Shannon Airport and its surrounding freezone.

Categories: Council, Business

Limerick’s Roadbridge Nominated for Top Award

Best Quality Management System in Ireland for Civil Engineering Company. That’s the title that Roadbridge based in Ballysheedy in Limerick could be laying claim to on September 26th 2014, having been announced as one of the finalists at the 2014 National Q Mark Awards.

Categories: Business, News

Junior Entrepreneur Programme Sets Target of 10,000 Primary School Pupils

Primary school children in every county in Ireland can benefit from a free Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) that promises to open young minds to the thrill of business, while developing their skills and confidence. 

Categories: News, Kids

Launch of Limerick Craft Hub - Limerick City of Culture Legacy project

Showcasing the best of craft and design handmade in Limerick, the Limerick Craft Hub is a vibrant addition to the city’s creative culture.

Categories: Craft, City of Culture 2014, News

Limerick and Santa Clara Begin Sister City Relationship

Limerick City and County Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Santa Clara, California to formulate a Sister City relationship in a bid to strengthen economic and civic ties between the two cities.

Categories: Council, News

Global network to connect Limerick people

Details have been announced of a new project that aims to build on the success of last year's Gathering initiative by reaching out to over 3.5 million people from and with a connection to Limerick City, County and the Region.

Categories: Business, News

Limerick Chamber Calls for Businesses to Enter Awards

Limerick Chamber has launched the 2014 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards today, in association with award sponsors LIT and launch sponsors VHI, to honour excellence and innovation in business.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick Chamber Chief Executive to Move on

Maria Kelly, CEO of Limerick Chamber, has announced her resignation after almost 10 years at the helm. 

Categories: Business, News

Launch of New Limerick Business to Help Leaders Achieve Measurable Results

Mespil Group launches new business, Mespil Academy, focused on developing people, improving performance and transforming organisations. 

Categories: News, Business

Major boost for Shannon Airport as Ryanair adds five routes to this year’s winter schedule

Shannon Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Ryanair that it is to add five routes onto its winter schedule this year as another significant boost for the airport.

Categories: New, Shannon Airport

International McGettigan’s Pub to Open in Limerick Creating 30 Local Jobs

McGettigan’s Limerick to Launch at Limerick City Hotel on 5th June with Live Performance by Paddy Casey

Categories: Pubs, News

Eurogiant Open at Parkway Shopping Centre

Parkway Shopping Centre is pleased to announce that they have expanded their retail offering with the opening of Eurogiant. 

Categories: Business, News

Event discusses freight transport opportunities for Limerick-Shannon region

Key players in Ireland's freight, logistics and transport sector stakeholders will gather in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick this Wednesday to discuss how the Limerick-Shannon region could become a strategic freight logistics hub with direct connections to some of the world’s global logistics hubs.

Categories: Business, News

Search underway for Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur under 30

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, T.D., and the recently launched Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO) today announced details of a new competition to find Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur under 30.

Categories: Business

Local Enterprise Office Limerick Opens For Business

A range of new services for small businesses and start ups across Limerick was announced today by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, as he officially launched the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick figures prominently in international investment report

The Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council has welcomed the findings of a newly published international report revealing that Limerick is in the top ten metropolitan areas of Western Europe to invest in.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick City and County Council Manager Conn Murray Welcomes Limerick Jobs Announcement

Limerick City and County Council Manager / Chief Executive Conn Murray has warmly welcomed the announcement of over 400 jobs for the Mid-West by Ethicon Biosurgery Ireland, part of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies.

Categories: News, Business

Network Limerick presents ‘Dress Like You Mean Business’ with Stylist Fiona Hayes at The Savoy Hotel

Personal stylist Fiona Hayes, Founder of FH Style and member of Dundrum Town Centre Personal Style Team, is the guest speaker at this month’s Network Limerick ‘Dress Like You Mean Business’ event.

Categories: Business, News

Limerick to host major business tourism conference this week

An organisation responsible for generating millions of euro in business tourism revenue annually as well as the majority of international conference business in Ireland will hold a major national conference at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City this Thursday (March 13th, 2014).

Categories: News, Conferences

Limerick software firm launches Scholarship Programme

Publish Date: Monday 11th November 2013 Having successfully launched its scholarship programme in 2012 a Limerick hi-tech engineering company is once again actively promoting innovative thinking and e

Categories: Business

Limerick businesses encouraged to take part in Fiver Friday on December 6th

Publish Date: Friday 8th November 2013 Limerick City Business Association and Limerick Chamber are encouraging local Limerick businesses to take part in this year’s ‘Fiver Friday’ which takes pl

Categories: Business

Limerick County Enterprise Board 2013 Enterprise Awards Winner through to national finals

The Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 for Limerick County Enterprise Board has been revealed as Paul Collins of Design Pro, based in Castlemahon.

Limerick city enterprise board selects winner for 2013 National Enterprise Awards

The Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 for Limerick City Enterprise Board has been revealed as Kieran Fitzgerald of Corenex Ltd.

Information evening to unveil plans for Limerick City Centre Pilot Project

Limerick City Business Association and Limerick Chamber are to host an information evening for Limerick city retailers and businesses on Monday September 16th at 7pm in the Savoy Hotel.

Hook and Ladder to open in Limerick

The former Benetton Store at corner of No 7 Sarsfield Street and Henry Street Limerick is set to be the new home for 'Hook and Ladder' a unique occasional furnishing, soft furnishing, dining and gift store with a strong local/artisan theme due to open in the coming weeks.

Top Line-up of Speakers to Address Chamber Conference on Winning Business at Home and Abroad

Limerick Chamber’s inaugural annual conference 'Winning Business at Home and Abroad' will take place on 19th September 2013 at the Radisson Hotel, Limerick.

Limerick Chamber calls for businesses to enter prestigious awards

Limerick Chamber has launched the 2013 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, in association with award sponsors LIT and launch sponsors Lyons of Limerick, to honour excellence and innovation in business.

Saturday trading boost for Cruises Street

Limerick City Council will shortly appoint 14 no trading stalls for Saturday trading, in the pedestrian centre of Cruises Street to commence in mid September.


Limerick City and County Councils have announced details of an ambitious plan which will transform Limerick city centre, its economy, and the way it is marketed as an ideal location for investment over the next 17 years.

Limerick City and County Council Welcome New Jobs in Foynes, Co Limerick

Limerick City and County Councils have welcomed the news that 142 new jobs will be created in Foynes by CPL Industries, following the company’s announcement of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

Limerick selected as pilot city location by Retail Excellence Ireland

Limerick City and County Council Manager Conn Murray has welcomed the announcement that Limerick has been selected as one of two pilot locations as part of a national effort by Retail Excellence Ireland to revive Ireland’s towns and cities.

Mid West Region’s freight logistics hub potential is highlighted

A survey of European regions that have developed sustainable freight transport systems is expected to be completed in the coming weeks as part of a research project aimed at exploring how the Limerick-Shannon Gateway could be developed as a Sustainable Gateway for freight transport.

National Franchise Centre Start-Ups Scoop over €20k in prizes

Competition entrants came from the NFC’s two business start-up programs, Franchise Accelerated Start-Up Training (FAST) and the Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Programme (LEAP). Both of which are now open to recruitment.

KBC to open new Retail Bank in Limerick City Centre

KBC Bank, Ireland have lodged plans at Limerick City Council to open a new retail and financial services banking outlet at no's 103 and 104 O Connell Street Limerick.

Manufacturing trade event announced for Limerick SME’s

Supply Network Shannon (SNS) has announced details of an exhibition and trade show for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses and sub-contractors in the Munster Region.

Incentive Scheme for Retailers to Occupy Vacant Properties in Limerick City

The Retail Incentive Scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new retailers to open in Limerick City. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail uses.

Incentive scheme for businesses & retailers to occupy vacant properties in Limerick City

The scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in Limerick City. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses.

Four new retail outlets for Limerick City Centre

Limerick City Council has welcomed the news that four new retail outlets are scheduled to open in the City Centre in the coming weeks.

Innovative Franchise Event to take place in Limerick

This new and dynamic event is tailored to all franchise stakeholders - potential franchise investors, franchisors, franchisees and those who just want to explore the concept.

'Connect and Invest - Limerick' a new marketing initiative to promote Limerick and the Mid West region

IDA Ireland today launched 'Connect and Invest - Limerick' - a digital marketing initiative for attracting inward investment by highlighting the specific attributes of individual regional urban centres.

Worldwide TechServices to establish European Operations Centre in Limerick with the creation of 62 new jobs

WWTS provides custom infrastructure and managed service solutions for a variety of technologies and customers in the IT market across 82 countries today. The Planned Solution centre in Limerick will support Operations and Sales activities across EMEA.

'Women Unite - It's Our Night' event for International Women's Day

Network Limerick/Clare will host a 'Women Unite - It’s Our Night' event as part of the International Women's Day celebrations taking place worldwide on Friday, 8th March.

Popular Business Mentor Programme Returns to Limerick

SMACHT, the Business Therapy Programme will return to Limerick this week for it’s 3rd successful year.

Limerick City and County Councils welcome 'Living City Initiative'

The Living City initiative, which only applies to Limerick City and Waterford, provides for tax relief for residents who refurbish Georgian houses in designated areas. It also provides tax relief to retailers who carry out works to upgrade or re-fit their shops in the designated Georgian area.

Limerick Day Spa Shortlisted for Prestigeous World Spa

Escape Spa - located at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick - has been shortlisted for 'Day Spa of the Year 2013' by the prestigious World Spa and Wellness Awards. Escape Spa is the only Irish business to be selected.

Limerick-China Forum kicks off identifying mutual opportunities for the Limerick-Shannon Region and China

The forum aims to establish a not-for-profit entity to foster trade relations between the Limerick-Shannon region and China.

Limerick Chamber Speed Networking event to assist businesses kick-start the Year

Limerick Chamber in association with Limerick Chamber Skillnet is hosting a Networking Evening in Thomond Park 6pm on Thursday 31st January.

Limerick City Council approves historic 5% Commercial Rate Reduction

Members of Limerick City Council have approved a historic five percent reduction in Commercial Rates in Limerick City, having considered and adopted a Budget with a total projected spend of €160m between the Revenue and Capital account.

Limerick High-Tech Firm Launches Scholarship Programme

A Limerick hi-tech engineering company has developed a novel way of encouraging young people to consider Engineering and Science careers by offering a scholarship and internship to third level undergraduate students.

RTÉ’s Dragons' Den is back for a fifth series - Applications for the new series being accepted. Apply Now!

Dragons' Den, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, is back for a fifth series and the Dragons are looking for would be entrepreneurs, inventors and investment ready business ideas for the brand new series.

Great Limerick Run wins Limerick Chamber Sport & Culture Award

The Great Limerick Run scooped the Limerick Chamber of Commerce 'Best Business Award' in the Sports, Art and Culture category at last Friday night's Mid-West Business awards ceremony.

New Limerick start-up company launches Oral Nutritional Supplement range with annual potential savings of €10 million

A new Limerick start-up company, Nualtra, has today launched a range of Oral Nutritional Supplements with annual potential savings of €10 million to the Irish Government and tax-payer. It also has the potential to ‘shake-up’ the nutritional supplement market in Ireland.

Ireland's First Multi-Stakeholder Co-op Established in Limerick

Details have been announced in Limerick of Ireland’s first multi-stakeholder cooperative, comprising business interests, local communities, consumers and workers.

Limerick City Enterprise Board launches Limerick Business Week 2012

Limerick City Enterprise Board has announced details of Limerick Business Week 2012, which will run from the 1st to the 5th of October.

BCM Business Cost Management Ltd scoops Entrepreneur of the Year at Limerick City Enterprise Awards 2012

Limerick City Enterprise Board today (24th September 2012) announced BCM Business Cost Management Ltd. as the overall Entrepreneur of the Year at the Limerick City Enterprise Awards 2012.

400 new Northern Trust Jobs in Limerick by 2017

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Clive Bellows, Country Head Ireland at Northern Trust today announced that the company is to expand its Limerick operation by creating up to 400 new jobs over the next five years. (19th September 2012)

Limerick Chamber Wednesday Business Launches Brochure to assist Start-ups

Limerick Chamber Wednesday Business Group had the launch of their start-up brochure in the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel on Tuesday 11th September at 6pm.

Franchise Acceleration Start-Up Training Programme (FAST) Graduates scoop €25k in prizes

Anne Hall of the Zip Yard Franchise scooped the top prize at The National Franchise Centre (NFC) annual FAST (Franchise Acceleration Start-up Training) Business Awards on Monday 18th June.

Limerick City Enterprise Board searches for Local Business Heroes

The Limerick City Enterprise Board has begun its annual search for 'small business heroes' in Limerick in the lead-up to the National Enterprise Awards for 2012.

Action Point Technology Group announces 50 new jobs

Action Point Technology Group – a technology services and software development specialist company based at Plassey Technological Park, Limerick - has unveiled expansion plans to the end of 2014 that will result in the creation of 50 new high-grade technology jobs.

17 new Jobs as Start-up company iMosphere set up at UL

17 new jobs are to be created at the Nexus Innovation Centre based at the University of Limerick by start-up company iMosphere.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital company announces European HQ for Limerick

Irish Technology Capital (ITC) – a silicon valley based venture capital fund created by Irish Diaspora technology leaders and investors – has today (16/04/12), in association with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), announced that it is to locate its European headquarters in Limerick City.

Limerick Institute of Technology delivers major boost for start-ups with new €1m seed-fund

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), in conjunction with Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan, TD, has announced the creation of a unique, privately generated fund to support the early and developmental stage for start-up businesses in the Mid-West region.

Silicon Valley start-up moves to University of Limerick with an estimated 30 jobs to be created

iTRAC is a global import/export compliance and supply chain specialist which uses cloud computing technology to provide a system with unlimited scalability and access.

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Catherine Duffy, General Manager, Northern Trust Limerick Office

Catherine Duffy, General Manager, Northern Trust Limerick Office

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