Chambers Ireland meet in Dundalk

Dundalk Chamber recently hosted, for the first time, a meeting of the Chief Executives of the individual Chambers within Chambers Ireland.

The meeting was overseen by Dr Michael Mulvey, President DkIT. Paddy Malone as Chair of DkIT and PRO of Dundalk Chamber welcomed the participants.

Michael and Paddy were given the opportunity to outline DkIT and its role within the region. He highlighted the role of education and support to all business in the region from specific courses and modules through to carrying on research. It was our target to achieve Technical University in the future and that DkIT would meet all targets in September.

Paddy also took the opportunity to explain the significance of The M1 Corridor and the fact that it was the Chambers, Drogheda Dundalk and Newry which lobbied on this. Paddy explained that Louth County Council through LEO support m1corridor.ie in partnership with the Dundalk and Drogheda Chambers both of whom contribute both time and money to it.

In addition, the group also took the opportunity to tour the Cooley peninsula, on the evening before. Several were surprised with the quality of the tourism product on offer.

The day concluded with a tour of DkIT and again everyone congratulated the campus for the range of courses and research that is being carried out on site.

The meeting itself covered a wide range of topics including Banking, cost of living, the forthcoming Budget, housing and internal matters. Brian Hayes, Irish Banking Federation was the main speaker and led a robust discussion.

Kenny Deery, Galway Brian Hayes, Banking Federation, Paul Byrne South Dublin and Paddy Malone

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