North dublin chamber of commerce


  • 8 Apr 2019 8:51 AM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Balbriggan, the country's youngest town, will today launch free public wifi.

    The 2016 Census showed that the Co Dublin town has the youngest population of any town in the country, with an average age of 30.8 years.

    It has also seen its population boom by 94pc in the past 25 years.

    Today it becomes the first location on the east coast to launch free high-speed public wifi, following the lead of Galway which has been offering locals and visitors free wifi for several years.

    The project, which has been rolled out by Magnet Networks, involves access points being installed in local businesses and each point can handle 250 simultaneous connections. There are no limits as to time or data usage and the service also has web filtering for secure access.

    Stephen Brewer, managing director of Magnet Networks Ireland, said: "As the project is financed by giving local businesses the opportunity to sponsor the wifi and send promotional offers, local users and visitors can be directed to attractions or places to eat and drink."

    Fingal County Council is planning to roll out free public wifi hotspots to more towns and villages across north Dublin.

    Irish Independent

  • 26 Jan 2019 5:22 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Regina Moran, Head of Enterprise at Vodafone was the speaker at a well attended Lunch at the Bonnington Hotel.She is pictured with Ellen Drum, President of North Dublin Chamber and Marina Bleahen of Engage and Grow, who was Regina's Interviewer.

  • 14 Nov 2018 4:24 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Dr Deiric O’Broin has been appointed as Chairperson of the Pobal Board by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring T.D.

    Dr. O’Broin, has served as a member of the Board since 2013 and has worked in local economic and community development for over 25 years.

    He is Chairperson of the All-Ireland Branch of the Institute of Economic Development, a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Branch of the International Regional Studies Association, an advisor to the Irish Social Enterprise Network and the Director of NorDubCo, a regional think tank based in Dublin City University. He is also an academic and lecturer with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

    His experience with local economic and community development has included working with local communities, with local development agencies including LEADER, with Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and with local authorities.

    Dr. O’Broin serves as Chair of the Ballymun Town Civic Alliance, as secretary of the North Dublin Chamber of Commerce as well as being a member of Dublin’s Local Community Development Committee and Social Enterprise Committee.

    Dr. O’Broin said:”I am privileged to be nominated to Chair the Board of Pobal. As Chairperson, my approach will be to provide leadership and oversight of our future strategy and policies, in particular on implementing Government policy on social inclusion and early years. A key strategic priority for me will be ensuring that Pobal continues to deliver a highly efficient service for managing Government grants and payments to communities, one that is underpinned by high standards in accountability, in financial management, and in the support we provide to all those we work with.”

    Ellen Drumm, President of North Dublin Chamber said "Deiric has served as many years as Secretary of North Dublin Chamber, and indeed has been a mainstay in the organisation.  His advancement as Chair of Pobal is well deserved" 

  • 22 Oct 2018 1:22 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    North Dublin Chamber acknowledged the success of Dublin football teams in achieving All Ireland Championship wins at a reception at Dublin Airport - featuring two employees of DAA; Paul Clarke and Lyndsey Davey.

    Here are some pictures of Paul and Lyndsey enjoying the company of NDCC members and their guests.

    Stephen Kennedy of Talent Partners interviewed our guests, which seemed to give Paul food for thought! 

  • 21 Sep 2018 9:05 AM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    NDCC Council Member Marina Bleahen is launching a new business and is inviting NDCC members and Guests to the official launch of Engage & Grow in Ireland. A strong culture is a critical component for the success of all teams.  It is something the greatest organisations have and those at the bottom aspire to replicate.

    Engage and Grow is neurologically designed to reinvent cultures and fast track productivity, profitability and develop emerging leaders. Over the last couple of years,  a number of programmes in Ireland have achieved stunning results, transforming teams from zero % engagement to upwards of 50% with a huge jump in the profitability of the Companies involved. 

    To book your place at the launch event in Croke Park on Friday September 28th go to:

  • 2 Mar 2018 12:05 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    The vast majority of small and medium enterprises (SME) across the island of Ireland have no formal Brexit plans as negativity remains high in the manufacturing, hospitality and tourism sectors.

    According to AIB’s fourth quarter 2017 Brexit Sentiment Index, just 6 per cent of SMEs in the Republic have a formal plan in place to deal with the fallout from Brexit, while only 2 per cent of SMEs in the North have a similar plan.

    The lack of preparation comes as one fifth of export focused SMEs in the Republic plot ways to reduce their exposure to the UK market and expand into Europe or beyond.

    AIB’s index finds that of the 36 per cent of SMEs in the Republic that had planned to invest in their businesses before the UK voted to leave the EU, 10 per cent are reviewing those plans, while 8 per cent have cancelled or postponed them indefinitely. The case in the North is somewhat worse as, of the 44 per cent of SMEs who had plans to invest, 23 per cent have cancelled those plans.

    Depreciation of sterling

    In his commentary on the report, the bank’s chief economist, Oliver Mangan, noted it was still the sharp depreciation of sterling that was most impacting businesses.

    “It is particularly acute in Northern Ireland, where sterling’s weakness has increased the costs of sales for 62 per cent of SMEs. Higher inflation and import costs as a result of a weak sterling are the main factors at work here.

    “In the Republic, adverse currency movements have been identified as being by far the main negative impact on business to date of Brexit, which is hardly surprising given the reliance on the UK market for those SME firms that do export.”

    From:  The Irish Times Feb 19th 2018

  • 2 Mar 2018 11:48 AM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Friday the 9th of February was a good day for business in North Dublin as the North Dublin Chamber of Commerce brought together local businesses and buyers from large firms to meet and explore business possibilities.

    The room was energised by thought provoking presentations on Brexit, Employee Engagement, Public Procurement and Recruitment and Retention by relevant speakers from businesses in the Region.

    AIB sponsored the event and their representatives engaged with local businesses to discuss business requirements.  Ellen Drumm, President of the Chamber ensured that those present were able to take the opportunity to meet with Buyers.  The feedback from attendees was very positive with some saying that they have agreed follow up meetings 


North Dublin Chamber represents the interests of businesses, both large and small, in the region. As the premier networking organisation in North Dublin, the Chamber offers significant opportunities to promote your business and network with other members

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