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Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID

Applications for Phase 1 of the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) are still open, but close tomorrow 21st April 2021. The applications should be made to your Local ...
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Dundalk Chamber Cross Border Tourism Conference a major success

For the second year in a row, and due to Covid 19 regulations, Dundalk Chamber held their annual Cross Border Tourism Conference on-line. This is the 15th year for the ...
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Report of the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Group

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD has published the Report of the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Group. The report (attached) recommends the introduction of rapid tests, such as lateral flow ...
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The 100k in 30 Days for Breast Cancer Ireland is Back for June 2021!

Following the phenomenal success of last year’s 100k in 30 Days event, organised by Co. Louth couple Niall Carroll & Cara McAdam, which raised over €1.2 million in essential funding ...
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Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme

Individual tourism and hospitality businesses can avail of the new €17m Outdoor Dining Scheme in partnership with local authorities. The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme will  be delivered in partnership between ...
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Local Youth Club Grant Scheme

Under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (incorporating the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups), one-off grants are being made available to local youth clubs/groups to assist with their ...
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Lions Club give boxes of chocolates to Meals on Wheels recipients for Easter

Dundalk Lions Club have handed over Roses boxes of chocolates to John Hennessy from Dundalk Meals on Wheels to be distributed on Easter Saturday April 3rd. The members of Dundalk ...
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Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions

In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, the government has announced the continued phased easing of restrictions for the month of ...
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Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme Reconciliation

The TWSS (Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme) ran for the period 26th of March 2020 to 3rd of May 2020 (Transitional Phase) and from the 4th of May 2020 to the ...
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Chambers Ireland echoes call of European business community

Prior to his participation in the Tripartite Social Summit on 24 March and in the run-up to the online European Council starting the following day, EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl has ...
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An open letter to Dundalk Businesses

Please find attached to this new article an open letter to Dundalk Businesses from the Department of Public Health HSE North East, Louth County Council and Dundalk Chamber ...
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Go Green with LEO Louth

As part of Local Enterprise Week, Local Enterprise Offices launched a new programme called “Green for Micro” aimed at helping micro-enterprises to drive sustainability in their business. Embedding sustainability principles ...
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English for Employability

English for Employability aims to provide migrants in Northern Ireland and the border regions with the sector specific language skills they need to improve employment prospects. The six session, 2 ...
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Annual Conference on Brexit a Virtual Success!

Dundalk and Newry Chamber held their 5th Annual Conference on Brexit virtually. The conference was jointly opened by the Chairs of the two local Authorities Cathaoirleach Delores Minogue and Councilor ...
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Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) is now live

The Department of Enterprise Trade & Employment has recently launched the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) which is intended to target those businesses with operating costs that do ...
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How to take part – St. Patrick’s Festival 2021

The National St. Patrick’s Festival takes place 12-17 March 2021. Dúisigh Eire! / Awaken Ireland! is the theme of this year’s festival, a clarion call to the Irish across the ...
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High Tide Advisory issued by the OPW

The OPW wish to advise that there will be a period of very high storm surge which may result in sea levels approaching or exceeding Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) in ...
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COVID burden on women must be addressed by Government

On this International Women’s Day (today, 8th March 2021) Chambers Ireland calls on Government to ease the intensified ‘COVID burden’ on women by introducing policies focused on flexible work, parenting ...
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New European Research Finds that COVID-19 Intensifies Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs

Chambers Ireland, in partnership with the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBRES), has published new data this morning (4th March 2021) on the impact of COVID-19 on ...
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Irish Water extends public consultation of the first National Water Resources Plan

Irish Water has extended the statutory consultation period of the country’s first National Water Resources draft Framework Plan (NWRP) and associated SEA Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement (NI). Irish ...
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