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Successful Health Awareness Event at AIB alongside Health and Fitness Ireland!
On 27th of June at AIB Branch , Clonmel with the help of Health & Fitness Ireland, a Health Awareness event was held.
The event was supported by County Tipperary Chamber and County Tipperary Skillnet.
A large attendance was treated with talks on physical/mental wellbeing and nutrition from Health & Fitness Ireland, a personal financial health update from AIB and delicious food/refreshments by local producers. Several attendees also had metabolic testing performed on them at the Branch, which encouraged interest and conversation around the topic of health and wellness.
Great Networking as always took place!
Photos by John D Kelly
New Members Breakfast
Budget Breakfast in October
Annual Business Awards 18th of October
Upcoming Subsidised Training Programmes
County Tipperary Skillnet have a variety of upcoming training programmes available for you or your employees…
Getting Your Business Online
Location: Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus, Thurles.
Date: 10th, 12th, 17th & 19th of September 2019.
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Why People Do What They Do - Change Management Workshop
Location: Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel
Date: 23rd September 2019
Time: 12 noon - 2:00pm
Launch of 'Discover Clonmel', 2019 Brochure
Front Row: Mayor Garrett Ahearn, Chloe Driver – designer of Discover Clonmel, Marie Phelan - Tourism Development Officer, Tipperary County Council. Back Row: Laura Jones – Chamber Director and Sales &amp; Marketing Manager of the Clonmel Park Hotel, David Shanahan – Chamber CEO, Carol Creighton – Tipperary County Council, Michael Moroney – District Administator, Tipperary County Council Photo by Steffen Coonan
On 27th of June 2019 The Discover Clonmel Brochure was launched at the Main Guard, Clonmel. It was designed by Chloe Driver, Marketing Assistant at County Tipperary Chamber. Funding was kindly provided by Tipperary County Council and the brochure was printed by Sureprint.
Images/contributions by Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Tourism, John D. Kelly, Suircan, South Tipp Arts Centre, Cahir Camera Club and David Shanahan.
Find the brochure at:
- Tipperary County Council Offices, Emmet Street Clonmel
- Tipperary Tourist Office beside the Main Guard
- The Main Guard
- All Bord Failté approved hotels/guesthouses in Clonmel
It is also available online at www.countytipperarychamber.com
Junction Festival Line - Up Announced
The Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is running from July 1st to July 7th this year, and is jam packed with fantastic, local talent from music, to theatre to art and comedy. There is something for everyone and this year, and the aim of the festival is to get 'Everybody Out' and to encourage people to embrace the beautiful setting of Clonmel in the valley of Slievenamon and our stunning hill views. #LookUp
*BREXIT UPDATES* - Have You Selected a Customs Clearance Agent?
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has increased in recent weeks, and it is crucial that Irish traders make the most of their time between now and October to prepare their business for the possibility of a no-deal. In this time of uncertainty, Brexit preparedness should be a top priority including - selecting a Customs Clearance Agent, applying for a an EORI number, VAT, employment permits.
For more information, visit the Chamber's Ireland Brexit Preparedness page below.
*Chambers Ireland Update - Climate Plan, Single Use Plastic & Skillnet Ireland Strategy*
Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot today (17 June 2019) welcomes the publication of the All Government Climate Action Plan and highlights the need for an all island perspective on how we transition to a low carbon economy.
'If we are to realise the collective goal of tackling climate disruption, investment from Government and collaboration with business must be at the heart of its delivery. As with any strategy, the implementation plan is key. This will be one of the most important programmes of activity undertaken by the State, involving an extraordinary number of distinct but interdependent projects.'
To see full article, click here.
EU Single-Use Plastic Directive Approved by Council
On the 21st May, the European Council adopted the ambitious directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.
This Directive is part of the EU’s plastic strategy and builds on existing waste legislation but further expands on stricter rules for products and packaging that belong to this cohort of specific plastics. This will see a ban top ten single-use plastic items that account for 70% of the marine litter’s items. These items will include straws, cotton buds, balloon sticks and disposable cutlery to name a few.
Member States under EU law will have 2 years to transpose this directive after the date of entry into force. Therefore, 2021 is set to be the year that sees a ban on single-use plastic across the EU Member States.
As single-use plastics is apart of business everyday life, updates on how this directive will be provided as new information develops.
To find more information about the directive, click here.
Skillnet Ireland - Statement of Strategy
Skillnet Ireland is the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning and this month has launched its formal Statement of Strategy 2020-2024 Consultation process last week and is seeking engagement from all stakeholders and interested parties. This new strategy will seek to articulate a vision for Ireland’s Workforce Development and set out strategic goals and targets for Skillnet Ireland.
Skillnet Ireland is inviting submissions in relation to its new Statement of Strategy 2020-2024. The closing date for submissions is 5pm, Tuesday, 6 August 2019.
Full details are available on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.
Should you have submissions and feedback for the strategy, please send it to Emma Kerins, Head of Policy and Public Affairs via her email address: Emma.Kerins@chambers.ie