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  • 5 Dec 2020 6:25 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    A great choice to make to support Local Business this Christmas - we feature one such business in this video

  • 5 Dec 2020 6:22 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Very Informative Video from Eoin Murray Accountants - worth a look!

  • 19 Mar 2020 4:28 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)


     The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is currently contacting employers (and any partner organisations that support employment) in relation to the financial supports that are available to employees who may find themselves in the very difficult position of being laid off or placed on a reduced working week.  

    Where an employee is laid off they will have to apply for a Jobseeker’s payment from the Department in the normal manner. However as a temporary measure a new Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment has been introduced for anyone whose employer is unable to continue to pay them. This emergency payment will be fast tracked and provide a weekly payment until a claimants Jobseeker’s application is processed. The payment is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to the pandemic. The payment will be paid at a rate of €203 per week for up to a maximum 6 weeks or until the persons Jobseeker’s payment is processed.  Details on how employees apply can be found at the following link:

    Where employers, who have to cease trading because of the impact of social distancing, continue to pay workers they will be able to claim refunds from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. A refund scheme is being established for this purpose. This refund will be for €203 per worker per week. This means that workers retain their link with employers and there is no need for them personally to submit a Jobseeker’s claim. The details of this scheme are being finalised however employers can continue to pay staff and any claims will be backdated. Information for employers including the refund can be found at the following link:

     An application form is available for distribution to relevant staff and contains all the details they require to make an application.

    In summary the process is as follows for those not being paid through the employer refund route.

    1.    Employee to fill in the one page application form and return it to the PO box stated on the application form.

    2.    As the payment will run for a maximum of 6 weeks an application for a Jobseeker’s payment should be made within this period if applicable (If the period of lay off is lasting longer than 6 weeks). Details of how to make this application are included in this application pack

    Employees should then make an application for Jobseeker’s payment or for those placed on a shorter week a claim for Short Time Work Support payment. We are asking that applications are made online at or via post. Details on how to apply for these payments can be found in the application pack or online at:

    If you as an employer have any queries please contact the employer relations team on If there are any issues downloading the required application forms, please email us and request a copy by email.

  • 7 Oct 2019 5:09 PM | Liam O'Halloran (Administrator)

    Great event at Talent Garden on Thursday October 3rd, with presentations from Siobhan O'Donnell of Dublin Airport on what passengers and fright customers can expect, James Barrett from LEO on how business can plan and Martina Keenan from Intertrade Ireland on the supports available.  Intertrade and DAA presentations are attached and worth reviewing.

    Intertrade Oct 2019.pdf 

    DAA Presentation.pdf

    Getting ready for Brexit - LEO Dublin City.pdf

    The Trial from Shimmer monitored our reactions to a video on Brexit - the results will be interesting and we will feature them in a future Post

    Pictured:  Martina Keenen (Intertrade), Ellen Drum (President NDCC), Siobhan O'Donnell (DAA), James Barrett (LEO) and the Shimmer lady!

  • 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.

    Here are some links to interview segments

    Video1 All  with music intro

    Vignette1 Engineering Career

    Vignette2 Future Tech

    Vignette3 Adapting to the Industrial Revolution

  • 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:

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