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Spotlight On Timmy O’Dwyer, Site Leader, Dell EMC Limerick Campus

Wednesday, 18th January 2017:'s Q&A with Timmy O’Dwyer, Site Leader, Dell EMC Limerick Campus, as the company celebrates winning business of the year at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards.

Categories: Business

What's on the 2017 Horizon?

Wednesday, 18th January 2017: With Brexit and the new Trump Administration in the United States on the horizon, it’s certainly going to be an interesting 2017. Limerick is ready and up for the challenge.

Categories: Business

Help keep personal and confidential information safe while recycling

Tuesday 17th January 2017: A special event is taking place to allow businesses and householders throughout Limerick drop off confidential documents to be shredded free of charge.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Welcome to the Neighbourhood - MADE in Limerick

Wednesday, 14th December 2016: Twenty artists have come together to launch MADE in Limerick, a new store in Limerick City.

Categories: News, Business

Spotlight On Catherine Duffy, General Manager of Northern Trust Limerick

Wednesday, 14th December 2016:'s Q&A with Catherine Duffy, General Manager of Northern Trust Limerick

Categories: News, Business

Plans for new €14 million LIT Coonagh Campus

Wednesday 14th December 2016: Limerick Institute of Technology is planning on a €14 million investment in a new campus for education and research in engineering from inception, becoming a centre of excellence with state-of-the-art engineering facilities.

Categories: News, Business, Learning, LIT

High-end landing space created to facilitate companies & SMEs

Wednesday, 14th December 2016: The Limerick Innovation Hub is a new space developed to provide a high-end landing space for both indigenous and Foreign Direct Investment companies looking to establish a base. It can also be sub-divided to facilitate SMEs that are looking to grow or expand their businesses in the region.

Categories: News, Business

2016 - a memorable year as Limerick turns international heads

Wednesday, 14th December 2016: Limerick City and County Council Chief Executive Conn Murray caught plenty breaths 18 months ago when he told an international conference that just short of 6,000 jobs had been created in Limerick since the beginning of 2013 alone.

Categories: News, Business

Local winner at the ‘InBUSINESS Recognition Awards 2016’

Monday 12th December 2016: Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick have received the award for ‘Best Business School’ at the fifth annual InBUSINESS Recognition Awards (in association with ŠKODA) last Monday 5th December.

Categories: News, Business, University of Limerick

Limerick Style blogging event trends No1 on Twitter

Monday 12th December 2016: Limerick's inaugural lifestyle bloggers event ‘Limerick Style’ has been deemed a huge success by participating city retailers with #Limerickstyle trending number one on Twitter during the day.

Categories: News, Shopping

Limerick Milk Market presents 'A Christmas Evening of Limerick Food'

Monday 12th December 2016: The very best of Limerick food and drink will be on show at the 'Christmas Food Producers' evening in the Milk Market this Thursday 15th December along with a host of festive fun for all the family to enjoy from 5pm to 9pm!

Categories: News, Shopping, Food & Drink, Christmas

EY continues to drive employment in Limerick through opening of new expanded office in the city

Monday 12th December 2016: Professional services firm EY, which employs over 50 people in the city, has moved to a modern and open plan office space in Riverview House, Harvey’s Quay in order to facilitate its ongoing expansion following continued market leading growth.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

BD Announces Plans for New R&D Facility in Limerick

Friday 9th December 2016: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its plans to open a new research and development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick and bring 100 new jobs to the city.

Categories: News, Jobs, Business

New platform to connect with up to 3.5 million people of Limerick descent

Publish Date: Monday 28th November 2016 - Global Limerick to reach out to diaspora communities across the world A vibrant new web platform hoping to tap into the potential of Limerick’s 3.5 million

Categories: News, Global Limerick Network

Welcome to the Neighbourhood – WP Engine

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: WordPress experts WP Engine have come to Limerick to open their first customer service hub outside the U.S. 

Categories: News, Business

A quiet pride is beginning to roar: Confidence sky high as Limerick business soars coast to coast

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: Two events on the same day showcasing Limerick Business have highlighted a growing confidence in Limerick and the business sector as a whole.

Categories: News, Business

Christmas shoppers get ‘free parking’ morning welcome in Limerick from Monday, 5th December

Tuesday 22nd November 2016: Christmas shoppers will have an added incentive to start their gift shopping early in Limerick following the announcement today by Limerick City and County Council that it is to suspend on street parking charges in the city every morning until 11:30am from Monday 5th December.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Capacity turn-out for inaugural Dublin-based economic support organisation to boost Limerick’s resurgence

Monday 21st November 2016: A capacity attendance of over 250 people at today’s inaugural Capital Limerick business luncheon in Dublin’s Marker Hotel were told of the renewed economic vibrancy and business confidence in the city by a panel comprising Limerick natives.

Categories: News

Bank of Ireland launches new Workbench facility in Limerick

Friday, 11th November 2016: Bank of Ireland has today launched a new Workbench facility, designed to support startup companies and entrepreneurs, in Limerick city. 

Categories: News, Business

National Women’s Enterprise Day celebrated by dynamic local Female Entrepreneurs

Wednesday 2nd November 2016: More than 120 businesswomen joined forces this week with the Local Enterprise Office Limerick and others at the ‘South East meets Mid West’ event in the River Court Hotel, Kilkenny to celebrate ten years of ‘National Women’s Enterprise Day’.

Categories: News, Business

Welcome to the Neighbourhood – Narrative 4

Wednesday, 26th October 2016: The exciting and innovative Narrative 4 recently opened its first global base in Limerick City, bringing an international audience with it.

Categories: News

Spotlight On Brian McInerney, CEO Redfaire

Wednesday, 26th October 2016: A Q&A with Redfaire CEO Brian McInerney, following the company's recent Limerick jobs announcement.

Categories: News

A Month of Mondays

Wednesday, 26th October 2016: On four successive Mondays, from the 26th of September, Limerick was grabbing all the headlines with jobs announcement after jobs announcement.

Categories: News

Irish Technology Company Redfaire Creates Forty Jobs at its Headquarters in Limerick

Thursday 20th October 2016: Redfaire, an Irish IT Services and Software company headquartered in Limerick, today announced the creation of forty jobs to support its fast-growing international customer base. 

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick selected as national case study for €500,000 Smart City project

Wednesday 19th October 2016: Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, headquartered at the University of Limerick, is investing €500,000 in a Science Foundation Ireland funded research project designed to develop the IT and Enterprise architecture needed to create Smart Cities of the future. Limerick has been selected as a national case study for the project.

Categories: News, Business, Limerick City and County Council, Lero

ACI Worldwide Opens State-of-the-Art European Data Centre in Limerick

Monday 17th October 2016: ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced the opening of its new European data centre. Located in Limerick, this state-of-the-art facility delivers the utmost in reliability, security and data privacy, further expanding world-class payments solution capabilities and capacity for European customers, comprising some of largest merchants, intermediaries and financial institutions, including the two biggest banks in Ireland.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

‘Film in Limerick’ to provide invaluable information to film producers

Saturday 15th October 2016: Curtain goes up on new resource to promote Limerick as production location as more than 600 people attend Open Day at Troy Studios.

Categories: News, Film, Business

Technical Support Services company Trusource Labs to establish International Operations Centre in Limerick, creating 134 jobs

Monday 10th October 2016: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today announced that Technical Support Services company Trusource Labs is to establish an International Operations Centre in Limerick, creating 134 jobs over three years.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

€20,000 funding for two ‘established’ young entrepreneurs in Limerick

Friday 7th October 2016: Local Enterprise Office Limerick is calling on more established entrepreneurs to enter this year’s €2 million Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition before the 14 October 2016 deadline.

Categories: News, Business

Casa Systems Establishes International Operations in Limerick

Monday 3rd October 2016: Casa Systems Inc., a worldwide leader in next-generation ultra-broadband access technology, announced today that it has established international operations in Limerick, creating 50+ new jobs over 3 years. 

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick Local Economic and Community Plan to promote vibrant and strong rural communities

Tuesday 27 September 2016: A new six year plan has been launched to promote a vibrant and inclusive network of rural towns and villages across County Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

WP Engine expands global presence with new Innovation and Technical Support Centre in Limerick

Monday 26th September 2016: WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform announced the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick today, which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Launch of Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Programme at LIT Cements Institute’s Role as Home of Enterprise in the Mid-West

Monday 26th September 2016: Participants being inducted onto Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme at LIT today (Monday, September 26th) were told that they are joining the home of enterprise in the Mid-West.

Categories: News, Business

Welcome to the Neighbourhood - Funky Donut & Co.

Wednesday, 21st September 2016: New kids on the block Funky Donut & Co. opened less than a month ago, but already have a firm following in Limerick!

Categories: News, Business

Story of Limerick Twenty Thirty headlines launch of new online Business Newsletter

Wednesday 21st September 2016: The Business Bulletin is a new monthly online publication from Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Chamber of Commerce aimed at showcasing businesses across the city and county and promoting Limerick as a place to live, work and invest in.

Categories: News, Business

Fancy a career in the movies? Get a taster at the new Troy Studios

Wednesday 21st September 2016: Screen Training Ireland/The Irish Film Board and Troy Studios will host a special open day event in Limerick on Saturday 15 October 2016. It will give attendees a full overview of working in Film, as well as an opportunity to meet professional film crew and talent.

Categories: News, Film, Business, Jobs

Fazzi Healthcare Services to establish a healthcare services and coding centre in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over the next five years

Tuesday 20th September 2016: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today announced that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services has established a new Irish based coding and healthcare services company in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over five years. 

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick recovery to accelerate as new company launched to deliver €500m plus in inward investment assets

Monday, 19th September 2016: The biggest single Irish commercial property development programme undertaken outside the capital was unveiled today with the launch of a special purpose vehicle to accelerate Limerick’s emergence as one of Europe’s most attractive investment locations. 

Categories: News, Business

Limerick companies ready to ‘plough ahead’ in Screggan

Friday 16th September 2016: McAdare located Adare and Lubdub Foods based in Limerick city are among 84 small businesses from around the country which will be showcasing their products and services in the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at the Ploughing Championships.

Categories: News, Business

Creating new digital jobs through start ups and existing businesses subject of International conference in Limerick

Wednesday 14th September 2016: Experts from across Europe have been gathering in Limerick for a two-day conference (13-14 September 2016) to promote sustainable integrated development in small to medium sized cities across the continent.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council, Business

Significant jobs boost for West Limerick

Tuesday 13th September 2016: The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon is welcoming the announcement that up to 110 new jobs are being created by Ortec Inc. in Newcastle West.

Categories: News

Something for everyone in LEO Limerick’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Training and Development Programme

Wednesday 31 August 2016: Over the next few months a series of events and workshops will be held across the city and county with the aim of to helping entrepreneurs take the next step in their business journey, be it starting their own business or planning to expand.

Categories: News, Business, Business Workshops/Courses

Could you be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

Wednesday 31st August 2016: The latest search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is getting underway in Limerick city and county this week, through Local Enterprise Office Limerick (LEO Limerick).

Categories: News, Business

Shannon Foynes Port Company facilitates €7.6bn trade in one year – independent Economic Impact Assessment reveals

Friday 26th August 2016: Shannon Foynes Port Company facilitates trade valued at €7.6bn per annum, with an economic impact arising from this of €1.9bn – equivalent to 1% of Ireland’s entire GDP - an independent consultant’s report has today revealed.

Categories: News, Business, Foynes

Powering your own Community - Conference to discuss Community-Led Energy Generation and Supply

Tuesday 23 August 2016: Have you ever thought of generating your own power, or getting your community to work together to provide a greener, more sustainable energy source? Well now is your chance! 

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council, Business

Boost for Mid-West start-ups and SMEs following new Lero-Nexus research agreement

Monday 15th August 2016: Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre and Nexus Innovation Centre, the University of Limerick’s innovation centre, have announced a new collaboration which will bring world class research to start-ups and SMEs in the Mid-West region.

Categories: News, Business

Two Limerick Stylists Bring Home Distinguished Titles

Friday 12th August 2016: Two Limerick stylists cleared the boards at the recent 'Best of the Best Irish Photographic Awards 2016' and the 'International Visionary Awards' in Dublin’s prestigious Mansion House. 

Categories: News, Business

Drive to attract investment to Shannon Estuary Region

Wednesday 3rd August 2016: A new marketing drive promoting deep water marine investment opportunities along the Shannon Estuary is being undertaken by stakeholders engaged in the development and management of Ireland’s largest and deepest estuary.

Categories: News, Business

BT Wines launch first Irish Peat Wine

 Wednesday 3rd August 2016: The very first Irish Peat Wine, produced in small hand craft batches, was launched in the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum in July 2016.

Categories: News, Business, Food & Drink

Hand-made products from Limerick scoop 6 Gold Stars in Great Taste Awards

Tuesday 2nd August 2016: Masterchef’s Limerick took home no fewer than 6 Gold Stars for 5 of its best hand-made products in the highly prestigious Great Taste Awards, beating off competition from thousands of producers across Ireland and the UK.

Categories: News, Food & Drink, Business

New Dublin-based group to promote Limerick’s profile and economic potential as city’s resurgence gathers momentum

Thursday 29th September 2016: A group of high profile professionals and business people originally from Limerick but now based in Dublin are putting their weight behind the current campaign to promote and re-establish the city and its environs as one of the state’s prime economic, cultural and strategic hubs.

Categories: News, Business

Mayor welcomes Limerick Company’s national Best Start-Up Award win

Monday 13th June 2016: The Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Liam Galvin has said that the success of Global Sauces in winning the ‘Best Start-Up Award’ at the National Enterprise Awards is another positive reflection of the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in place in Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

‘Urban Food Fest’ event celebrates Limerick Street Food

Tuesday 7th June 2016: For one night only, the historic Limerick Milk Market is being transformed into a street food mecca for ‘Urban Food Fest’, as producers, market traders, restaurants, and hotels come together for a unique Limerick food event.

Categories: News, Food & Drink

Limerick finalist announced for National Enterprise Awards

Thursay 26th May 2016: A Limerick company is among the small businesses that have reached the finals of the National Enterprise Awards next month.

Categories: News, Business

Local Employment Service and Castletroy Cabs announce ‘Pro-drive’ PSV course

Tuesday 24th May 2016: The Local Employment Service has partnered with Limerick transport company Castletroy Cabs to offer a two-day course to help individuals who are interested in a career in the SPSV industry.

Categories: News

Limerick business reaps the reward at Mid West Local Development Company Enterprise Awards night

Tuesday 24th May 2016: Limerick business, Future Heroes, has won an award at the Regional Mid West Local Development Company Enterprise Awards and will now go on represent the Mid West at the National Awards in Dublin in September.

Categories: News, Business

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland ‘Fuelling Ambition’ Roadshow to visit Limerick

Monday 23rd May 2016: Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for helping businesses to start up and scale, and Network Ireland, the leading networking organisation for women in business in Ireland, have joined forces to organise nationwide Roadshows targeting female entrepreneurs. 

Categories: News, Business

Cook Medical announces 40 new jobs in Limerick

Monday 23rd May 2016: Cook Medical, one of the largest privately held global medical technology companies, has announced the 40 new jobs as it celebrates 20 years doing business in Limerick.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Celebrating Successful Small Businesses in the Mid West - 12 finalists selected for Mid West Enterprise Awards

Thursday 19th May 2016: 12 finalists from Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, and Limerick have been selected as finalists for the Mid-West Regional Enterprise Awards which takes place at The Inn at Dromoland on May 19th 2016.

Categories: News

Brand Identity for Troy Studios Unveiled

Thursday 19th May 2016: Local design company Piquant Media, has collaborated with students from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) to create a logo and brand identity for the new Troy Studios based in Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Deliveroo announces expansion into Limerick with the creation of 50 new jobs

Friday 13th May 2016: Deliveroo, the on-demand delivery service that brings high-quality restaurant meals to your door in an average 32 minutes, had announced the company’s plans to expand into Limerick in the coming months, which will create over 50 new rider jobs.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Winners of 2016 Network Ireland Limerick Women in Business Awards announced

Thursday 12th May 2016: The winners of the Network Ireland Limerick Business Woman of the Year Awards, sponsored by LEO Limerick and AIB, were announced at a special awards evening last night (Wednesday 11 May) at No.1 Pery Square.

Categories: News, Business

Tim O’Connor announced as 2016 Limerick Person of the Year in Dublin

Thursday 12th May 2016: Club Limerick (Dublin) has announced Tim O'Connor as its Limerick Person of the Year for 2016. The award is presented each year to a Limerick person in Dublin who has made a major contribution as an ambassador for Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

The Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange launches programme targeted at mature entrepreneurs in Limerick looking to start their own business

Wednesday 11th May 2016: The Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX) has announced the launch of an exciting new programme targeted at mature entrepreneurs aged 55 plus who are seeking to put their lifetime experience, talents and wisdom to good use by starting their own business.

Categories: News, Business

Outstanding students honoured at KBS Awards

Wednesday 27th April 2016: High achieving University of Limerick business and management students were this week honoured with a KBS / Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Awards at the Annual Kemmy Business School (KBS) 2016 awards ceremony.

Categories: News

Limerick Students Win at National Student Enterprise Awards

Monday 25th April 2016: Enterprising students from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick won the prize for best display in their category at the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on 20th April. 

Categories: News

Getting the Edge - event for regional business women deemed a huge success

Monday, 25th April 2016: An event to support women in business in the Mid-West region featuring inspirational entrepreneurs and speakers from across Ireland has been deemed a huge success by the Local Enterprise Office.

Categories: News

Limerick receives European City of the Future award

Tuesday 22nd March 2016: Limerick City and County Council representatives gathered with officials from almost 100 European cities and regions for the prestigious fDi European Cities & Regions of the Future awards ceremony in Cannes, France this week.

Categories: News, Business

Nestlé to extend R&D Centre in Askeaton, Limerick

Friday 11th March 2016: Nestlé has announced it will invest over €25 million in a significant expansion of its Research and Development Centre in Askeaton, Co. Limerick.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick Enterprise Awards winners announced

Tuesday 8th March 2016: Bespoke Sauce Company Ltd has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the  Limerick Final of the National Enterprise Awards at a ceremony in the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare today.

Categories: News, Business

Details of 2016 Limerick Business Week Announced

Tuesday 1st March 2016: Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick has announced details of the many free events for Limerick Business Week which takes place in Limerick from the 7-14th March 2016.

Categories: News, Business

Bord na Móna secures planning for €20m smokeless fuel plant in Foynes, Co. Limerick

Thursday 18th February 2016: Bord na Móna is to create 60 new jobs after securing planning permission for a new smokeless fuel plant in the port of Foynes in Co Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick named European City of the Future

Monday 15th February 2016: Limerick City has been named one of the principal winners in the European Cities of the Future Awards 2016/2017 by fDi Intelligence, a specialist division from The Financial Times Ltd.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council, Business

Limerick hosts free Confidential Paper-shredding event

Tuesday 19th January 2016: Businesses and householders throughout Limerick are being invited to drop off confidential documents to be shredded free of charge at a one-day event in the Mungret Recycling Centre on Thursday, January 28th, from 11.00am to 3.30pm.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick-Shannon Gateway to receive €4.5 million in EU funding

Tuesday 19th January 2016: Limerick City and County Council, as lead designated authority in collaboration with Clare County Council, have secured €4.5 million in EU funding from the Southern Regional Assembly’s Operational Programme 2014-2020 to support sustainable urban development in the Limerick-Shannon Gateway.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council, Business

Opening of Uber’s Centre of Excellence in Limerick, supporting more than 30 cities globally

Monday 11th January 2016: The Centre will become a major hub of Uber’s support organisation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, driving innovation and service excellence for the community of users in the region.

Categories: News, Business

EU showcase event for Limerick's digital economy

Monday 11th January 2016: Limerick City and County Council is playing a key role in an EU project called Techtown, which sets out to maximise the job creation potential of the digital economy by examining how IT clusters can work at city level.

Categories: News, Business, Limerick City and County Council

Leading US Economist Confirmed for Ireland’s Business Strategy Conference in Limerick

Monday 4th January: Ireland’s inaugural Business Strategy Conference will take place on Thursday 28 January 2016 in Limerick with the keynote address from a leading US economist.

Categories: News, Business, Conferences

Patrickswell entrepreneur wins InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition

Wednesday 2nd December 2015: Local Enterprise Office Limerick has congratulated local company, Ocean Survivor, which has been crowned the Overall Winner of the 13th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition.

Categories: News, Business

Minister O’Sullivan launches expanded National Science Foundation Ireland Software Research Centre in €46.4m investment

Monday 23rd November 2015: Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, today formally launched an expanded Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Irish Software Research Centre, at the University of Limerick in a €46.4 million investment over six years.

Categories: News, Business

Capturing the artisan food story of Limerick Milk Market

Friday 20th November 2015: A new video portraying the Limerick Milk Market Traders' Food Story launched this week in the Gallery, Market House, at the Milk Market in Mungret Street.

Categories: News

Global Irish Economic Forum visit to Limerick this Thursday

Tuesday 17th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council will host the Limerick element of the Global Irish Economic Forum this Thursday (November 19) ahead of the Dublin Castle events on 20-21 November.

Categories: News, Business, Limerick City and County Council

Global business opportunities open up for Limerick SMEs

Monday 16th November 2015: The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the world’s largest support network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) announced a new partnership with Ireland's 31 Local Enterprise Offices, including Local Enterprise Office Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Council announces financial support schemes for Limerick businesses

Friday 13th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council has said "significant pressures" have been placed on its available funds for 2016 because of a reduction in income arising from a new business rate re-evaluation process nationally.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Mayor pays tribute to founder of Kostal factory in Limerick

Tuesday 10th November 2015: The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Liam Galvin has paid tribute to the founder of Kostal Ireland, one of Limerick's largest employers, who passed away last Friday.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick Retailers Lead the Way in Retail Excellence Awards 2016

Monday 9th November 2015: Limerick retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence in Ireland with 4 of the county’s leading stores recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016 in association with Barclaycard.

Categories: News, Business, Shopping

LIT Launches International Fashion Incubator and Centre of Excellence in Fashion Design in Limerick City Centre

Friday 6th November 2015: The launch today of LIT’s International Fashion Incubator Limerick (IFIL) by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is set to stimulate employment in Limerick in the exciting sector and link the city centre into the international fashion industry. 

Categories: News

The Limerick Strand Wins ‘Best Business Hotel’ National Hospitality Awards 2015

Wednesday 4th November 2015: The Limerick Strand Wins ‘Best Business Hotel’ National Hospitality Awards 2015

Categories: News

Grange man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National Final

Tuesday 3rd November 2015: A 29-year-old entrepreneur from Grange, Co. Limerick has won a place at the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.

Categories: News

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Limerick Celebrating Branch Opening with Car Wash Extravaganza

Monday 2nd November 2015: Puppies Get Their Paws Wet For Enterprise Relocation. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Limerick Celebrates Branch Opening with Car Wash Extravaganza

Categories: News

Brown Thomas Limerick unveils newly refurbished Beauty Hall

Tuesday 27th October 2015: Brown Thomas has unveiled a newly refurbished beauty hall in its Limerick store following a €1.5 million investment.

Categories: News, Business, Shopping

200 jobs for Limerick with go ahead for major low-smoke coal production facility in Foynes

Friday 23rd October 2015: CPL Industries, Europe’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of smokeless solid fuel products for the domestic heating market, has responded to the recent Government commitment to make Ireland the first country to introduce a smoky coal ban by giving the go-ahead for its 142 job, €22m plant for manufacturing low-smoke coal in Foynes, Co. Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Shannon Airport wins top award from European airline association for second year running

Publish Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 Shannon Airport has received major recognition from the European airline community after being chosen as this year’s winner of the Airport of the Year Award

Categories: News

Regeneron Announces an Additional $350 Million Investment and 200 New Jobs in Limerick by End-2017

Monday 19th October 2015: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a leading science-driven biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it is investing an additional $350 million in its Limerick Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) bioprocessing campus and will add another 200 jobs, bringing the total expected job creation in the Limerick area to 500 jobs and total investment to $650 million by the end of 2017.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Government launches Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs, part of €250million regional jobs strategy

Monday 19th October 2015: The Government today launched the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at delivering 10-15% employment growth in the region by 2020.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick economy ahead of target - CE Conn Murray tells gathering of international business academics

Tuesday 6th October 2015: Limerick is very much one of the bright lights of the recovering Irish economy and already ahead of targets for its own ambitious 2030 Economic Plan, Limerick City and County Council CE Conn Murray told business leaders as he opened the International Clusters Conference in the city.

Categories: News, Business, Limerick City and County Council

Clarina teenager named Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur

Monday 5th October 2015: Christopher Kelly of Talamh, a provider of tech solutions to the agriculture sector, was also named winner of the 'Best Start-Up Business' category at the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. 

Categories: News, Business

New Toys ‘R’ Us store to open this Saturday at Parkway Retail Park

Tuesday 29th September 2015: A family fun day featuring a giant robot will mark the opening of the new Toys ‘R’ Us store and the creation of 35 new jobs at Parkway Retail Park on the Dublin Road this Saturday.

Categories: News, Business

MECO Announces New Corporate Residence In Ireland Creating 44 Jobs

Monday 28th September 2015: Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Limerick Small Businesses in Spotlight at Ploughing

Tuesday 22nd September 2015: A record number of small businesses are temporarily re-locating to the ‘Local Enterprise Village’, at this week’s National Ploughing Championships.

Categories: News, Business

Global economist David McWilliams to launch Limerick Business Week 2015

Monday 21st September 2015: Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO), which offers support and services to help start, grow and develop micro and small businesses, has announced details of Limerick Business Week 2015, running from 5th - 9th October.

Categories: News, Business

New Enterprise Programme launched for Limerick schoolchildren

Monday 7th September 2015: Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Limerick and BizWorld Ireland have teamed up to deliver a series of enterprise workshops throughout Limerick City and County.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick shopping street benefits from free public Wi-Fi and a splash of colour

Monday 7th September 2015: Free public Wi-Fi, street furniture and an array of colourful art pieces have been introduced to one of Limerick City's busiest shopping thoroughfares as part of an initiative aimed at improving and animating Limerick’s retail core and driving footfall in the city centre.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Launch of Partnership between BizWorld Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick

Monday 7th September 2015: A new partnership between BizWorld Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick will be launched next Monday, 7th September, at 12.30pm at City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, by the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Liam Galvin.

Categories: News, Business

Work of Innovate Limerick is reaping rewards

Wednesday 26th August 2015: In this interview, members of the Innovate Limerick team talk about its background, its goals and why Limerick is well placed to be a leading European city of Innovation.

Categories: News, Business, Blog

Retail Therapy for County Limerick Businesses

Monday 10th August 2015: Retailers in Newcastle West are taking steps to adopt new business practices and accelerate the growth of their businesses having completed a Retail Development Programme organised by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Limerick.

Categories: News, Business, Limerick City and County Council

€13m for social housing units in Limerick

Monday 10th August 2015: Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that six Approved Housing Bodies have been allocated combined funding of €13,036,900 for the delivery of 110 social housing units in Limerick.

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Limerick City & County Council announce agreement with Troy Studios for film & TV studio

Wednesday July 29th 2015: The intention is for Troy Studios to be a fully-fledged leading studio facility to cater for film and TV productions by the end of Q2 2016. 

Categories: News, Limerick City and County Council

Uber Announces Centre of Excellence in Limerick, Creating Jobs and Investment in the City

Tuesday 28th July 2015: The world’s leading on-demand car service Uber has today announced it is to set up its first Centre of Excellence outside the US in Limerick, Ireland. The centre will create 150 jobs in the city by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully up and running.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Prize Fund Of €50,000 Available To Limerick's Young Entrepreneurs

Monday 6th July 2015: The Irish Best Young Entrepreneurs Award is seeking applications from young innovators and entrepreneurs in every county in Ireland.€50,000 will be awarded to 3 winners in Limerick.

Categories: News

Limerick Chamber MBA Scholarship Competition

Monday 22nd June 2015: Limerick Chamber, in association with Kemmy Business School (KBS) at the University of Limerick, is offering three candidates from Limerick Chamber member companies the chance to win a scholarship to the part-time Corporate MBA programme at KBS starting in September 2015.

Categories: News

Leading Limerick digital agency relocates production hub to city centre

Monday 22nd June 2015: IDF Marketing, one of Ireland’s leading digital agencies, has relocated their Limerick production hub to a city centre location.

Categories: News

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care invests over €100m in expansion of Limerick facility

Tuesday 16th June 2015: The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD has announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care operating as Vistakon Ireland is to invest over €100 million in the expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick City and County Council brings splash of colour to city centre with new animated Urban Garden

Monday 15th June 2015: Limerick City and County Council has begun work on a vibrant urban garden in O’Connell Street as part of its plans to improve and animate Limerick’s retail core and encourage more footfall into the city centre. 

Categories: News

Limerick based company signs three year deal with USA Football

Friday 12th June 2015: USA Football, the national governing body of the sport, has announced a three-year partnership with Limerick-based company Shadowman Sports.

Categories: News

Limerick Chamber 2015 Awards to Trumpet Exceptional Businesses

Thursday 11th June 2015: The 2015 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards were officially launched at a business breakfast sponsored by VHI in Limerick this morning.

Categories: News

Denis Brosnan Honoured for Contribution to Limerick

Thursday 11th June 2015: Denis Brosnan received the award of Honorary Life Membership of Limerick Chamber at a business breakfast in Limerick this morning.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick's 2030 Masterplan Making Progress

Wednesday 10th June 2015: Limerick City Businesses Updated on 2030 Masterplan at Limerick Chamber Event

Categories: News, Business

Limerick Chamber Celebrates 200th Anniversary

Monday 8 June 2015:  Limerick Chamber celebrated the 200th anniversary of the signing of its Charter at a special gathering of its members on Friday 5 June.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick based Data Management firm shortlisted for national industry awards

Wednesday 13th May 2015: Leading Data Management company, Asystec, has been shortlisted for national technology industry accolade, the Tech Excellence Awards 2015.

Categories: News, Business

Top Limerick law firms to merge

Monday 11th May 2015: Two of Limerick’s top law firms have announced that they are merging to create one of the largest firms in Limerick employing over 30 people.

Categories: News, Business

Dell Creates100 R&D roles in Limerick to drive Innovation and Digital Transformation Globally

Thursday 23rd April 2015: Dell today announced that it is creating 100 new Innovation Technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus.

Categories: News, Business, Jobs

Biggest city centre renewal project outside Dublin set to get underway

Friday 27th March 2015: Expressions of interest sought for €80m-€100mLimerick Opera Centre, which will employ 3,000 people

Categories: News

Sports Legend for Chamber Business Lunch in April

Tuesday 24 March 2015: TJ Ryan, the Limerick Senior Hurling Team Manager, will be the guest speaker at Limerick Chambers Spring Business lunch on 30th April in the Castletroy Park Hotel. The lunch, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will be the next key event in the Chambers 200th Anniversary programme.

Categories: News, Business

Jobs announcements at Northern Trust confirms Limerick's status as key FDI investment destination

Friday 6th March 2015: The 300 new jobs announced for Limerick this morning at Northern Trust is particularly positive for a number of reasons.

Categories: Blog, Business

Minister for Education to Officiate at Limerick Chamber Schools Competition

Tuesday 24th February 2015: Minister Jan O’Sullivan will officiate at a Limerick Chamber Schools competition Finals event at LIT on 27 February where more than 20 teams of business studies students from across Limerick will compete for top prizes from Dell.

Categories: News, Business

Tiger Stores Arrives at Cruises Street, Limerick

Thursday 5th February 2015: Danish brand Tiger Stores will unveil their fourteenth Irish store on Tuesday, February 10, in Limerick’s Cruises Street.

Categories: News, Business

Engaging with our Limerick Diaspora is crucial

Thursday 5th February 2015: The newly formed Global Limerick Network launched their scoping study and survey on the Limerick Diaspora.

Categories: Global Limerick Network, Blog

Global Limerick Network reveals findings of Diaspora study

Monday 2nd February 2015: A study carried out by the Global Limerick Network (GLN) has found significant support for the establishment of a platform providing for greater communication between the people of Limerick and the estimated 3.5 million people around the world with a connection to the city, county and region.

Categories: Global Limerick Network

Do you want to set up a new business in Limerick?

Thursday 29th January 2015: If you are a new business who wants to set up in Limerick, Limerick City and County Council would like to talk to you. The Council would like to hear from businesses seeking to set up or expand new retail or commercial ventures.

Categories: News, Business

viagogo Announce 100 New Jobs for Limerick

Monday 26th January 2015: The viagogo Group announces plans to double workforce in Ireland at opening of new Operations Centre in Limerick

Categories: News, Business

Christmas business kicks off in Limerick amid sprinkling of Elf magic dust

Sunday, 30 November 2014: Shoppers in Limerick will be forgiven for thinking this weekend they’ve walked onto the film shoot of a Christmas fairy-tale movie as two ‘Elf’ stores opened in the city centre at the weekend.

Categories: News, Christmas

Limerick City & County Council Wins Local Authority of the Year Award

Friday 14th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council has been named as Local Authority of the Year 2014 at Chambers Ireland’s Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards which were held in Dublin last night.

Categories: Limerick City and County Council

The Coca-Cola Zero Bikes are coming to Limerick!

Tuesday 11th November 2014: The National Transport Authority has announced further details for the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will be launched in Limerick on Monday 8th December.

Categories: News, Cycling

Limerick Chamber Joins Forces with Dell to Launch Schools Competition

Business studies students across Limerick were today encouraged to enter a unique competition entitled “Limerick Business Thru’ The Ages”.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick entrepreneurs Fly the Flag at regional final

Friday 7th November 2014: Three young Limerick entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional final of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.

Categories: News, Business

Shortlist announced for Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2014

Tuesday 4th November 2014: Winners will be announced at the Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner, on Friday 21 November in the Limerick Strand Hotel.

Categories: News, Business

Órlaith Borthwick appointed Acting CEO at Limerick Chamber

Limerick Chamber has appointed Dr Órlaith Borthwick as Acting CEO while the Board of Directors manage the recruitment process for a CEO following the resignation of Maria Kelly.

Categories: Business, News

UL Graduate named Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur

A University of Limerick engineering graduate has won €20,000 after being named Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur at a function hosted in the Castletroy Park Hotel tonight (Monday, 6 October 2014).

Categories: News, Business

Series of free events announced for Limerick Business Week 2014

Running from October 6th to 10th at various venues around the city and county, the 11th annual initiative is the first to be hosted by the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO). 

Categories: News, Business, Business Workshops/Courses

Limerick to host 2015 International Clustering Conference

It has been announced that Limerick will host an international conference focusing on industry clustering in 2015.

Categories: News, Business, Conferences

Council lauds Optel Vision announcement

The Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council has today (Wednesday, 01 October 2014) welcomed the announcement by Canadian firm Optel Vision of its decision to establish a Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Limerick.

Categories: News, Business

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: Limerick City and County 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. 

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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: , 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: Limerick City and County 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.

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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

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 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

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

31st October 2013: The Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 for Limerick County Enterprise Board has been revealed as Paul Collins of Design Pro, based in Castlemahon.

Categories: News, Business

Limerick Chamber calls for businesses to enter prestigious awards

1st July 2013: 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.

Categories: News, Business

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