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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursay 26th May 2016: A Limerick company is among the small businesses that have reached the finals of the National Enterprise Awards next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 4th November 2015: The Limerick Strand Wins ‘Best Business Hotel’ National Hospitality Awards 2015
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.
Monday 2nd November 2015: Puppies Get Their Paws Wet For Enterprise Relocation. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Limerick Celebrates Branch Opening with Car Wash Extravaganza
Tuesday 27th October 2015: Brown Thomas has unveiled a newly refurbished beauty hall in its Limerick store following a €1.5 million investment.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 22nd June 2015: IDF Marketing, one of Ireland’s leading digital agencies, has relocated their Limerick production hub to a city centre location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 11th June 2015: Denis Brosnan received the award of Honorary Life Membership of Limerick Chamber at a business breakfast in Limerick this morning.
Wednesday 10th June 2015: Limerick City Businesses Updated on 2030 Masterplan at Limerick Chamber Event
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.
Wednesday 13th May 2015: Leading Data Management company, Asystec, has been shortlisted for national technology industry accolade, the Tech Excellence Awards 2015.
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.
Thursday 23rd April 2015: Dell today announced that it is creating 100 new Innovation Technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus.
Friday 27th March 2015: Expressions of interest sought for €80m-€100mLimerick Opera Centre, which will employ 3,000 people
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.
Friday 6th March 2015: The 300 new jobs announced for Limerick this morning at Northern Trust is particularly positive for a number of reasons.
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.
Thursday 5th February 2015: Danish brand Tiger Stores will unveil their fourteenth Irish store on Tuesday, February 10, in Limerick’s Cruises Street.
Thursday 5th February 2015: The newly formed Global Limerick Network launched their scoping study and survey on the Limerick Diaspora.
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.
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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.
Monday 26th January 2015: The viagogo Group announces plans to double workforce in Ireland at opening of new Operations Centre in Limerick
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.
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.
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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.
Business studies students across Limerick were today encouraged to enter a unique competition entitled “Limerick Business Thru’ The Ages”.
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.
Tuesday 4th November 2014: Winners will be announced at the Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner, on Friday 21 November in the Limerick Strand Hotel.
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.
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).
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).
It has been announced that Limerick will host an international conference focusing on industry clustering in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showcasing the best of craft and design handmade in Limerick, the Limerick Craft Hub is a vibrant addition to the city’s creative culture.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Kelly, CEO of Limerick Chamber, has announced her resignation after almost 10 years at the helm.
Mespil Group launches new business, Mespil Academy, focused on developing people, improving performance and transforming organisations.
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.
McGettigan’s Limerick to Launch at Limerick City Hotel on 5th June with Live Performance by Paddy Casey
Parkway Shopping Centre is pleased to announce that they have expanded their retail offering with the opening of Eurogiant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.