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Welcome to this week's jam-packed issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly. This week we focus on the latest news from around the Dublin business community.


We've news and offers from a whole host of member companies this week. You'll also find details of the many great events coming up for you and your colleagues over the coming weeks.


Don't forget, if your company has news or offers that you'd like us to consider for future issues of Dublin Chamber Weekly please drop us a line


Enjoy this week's issue!

An Post Accelerates Targets in 2nd Sustainability Report

An Post has launched its second Sustainability Report highlighting the essential role An Post is playing in the national drive for carbon reduction and its commitment to sustainable living, a better quality of life, and a healthy island. Carbon emissions have been reduced by 23% since 2009 with An Post on track for 50% reduction by 2025, and carbon zero by 2030. The report also highlights An Post’s response to the Covid-19 crisis as part of its purpose to act for the common good. The report was presented to Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications and Minster for Transport Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Climate Action and Transport Hildegarde Naughton TD by David McRedmond, CEO of An Post, today, World Earth Day 2021. Read more here.

30km Speed Limit in Dublin City: Have Your Say by Tomorrow!

Dublin City Council is considering new speed limits to come into force at the end of 2021, with the aim of reducing road deaths and noise pollution, and making the city a more attractive place to walk and cycle. Under the plans, the 30km/h speed limit would become the default across the city, with the exception of major arteries. You can read the details of the plan here. The Council is inviting public feedback until tomorrow. Do you have a view on this? Click here to tell Dublin City Council what you think!

Tackle Climate Change Through Organisational Culture Change

The next ‘In Conversation with Q5’ webinar 'How To Tackle Climate Change Through Organisational Culture Change' will take place on Thursday 29th April at 4pm. Hosted by Jen Ladwig, Partner at Q5 and USC Alumna, Q5 are delighted to be joined by Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Provost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioural Sciences at USC Price. Wandi, who is an expert in behavioural decision-making, will draw on some of her latest climate-related research including the World Risk Poll 2021, to offer practical application to real-world challenges and organisations’ sustainability efforts. Register here.

Ultimate Guide to Wealth Management in 2021
Digital banking platform company LEVERIS, has published a new white paper focused on the democratisation of wealth management. Titled 'Wealth Management in 2021: How We Got Here and Where We're Headed', the paper provides insights from industry experts, detail on forces that changed the wealth management landscape, and examines the Covid-19 related spike in trade activity. The guide also looks at some of the major players, predicts what the democratisation of wealth means for traditional financial services, and provides a list of 50 companies to keep an eye on. To download the guide, visit here.




We've got a whole host of great events coming up over the coming weeks including training workshops, online networking, and policy briefings . Simply click on the links below to find out more about each event and to book your place.


27th April: The HSE and COVID-19: Where to from here? with Paul Reid, CEO, HSE. Book here.


28th April: Sustainability Academy, Carbon Footprinting. Book here.


5th May: Sustainability Academy, The Circular Economy. Book here.


6th May: Tourism Briefing - What to Expect this Summer & Next. Book here. 


12th May: Dublin Chamber Women Empower Series 2021. Book here.


17th May: Monday Wellness with Eric Donovan. Book here. 


15th June: Leaders Series - Culture Change why it’s now or never. Book here.


For a full listing of all our upcoming events please head over to our website here.


*Some of our events are only open to specific member categories.


New Chapter This Summer for Carton House

A new chapter in the centuries-old story of Carton House begins this summer when the extensive two-year, multimillion-euro, complete refurbishment will be unveiled. Carton House celebrates its first summer as a luxurious Fairmont managed hotel. 18 stunning bedrooms and suites occupy the upper floors of the house, with a further 151 rooms in the garden wing which curves around the formal gardens, offering elegant spaces which have been enhanced in both design and facilities as part of the estate’s transformation. For more visit here.

Win: Data Protection for Marketers: A Practical Guide

Steven Roberts, head of marketing at Griffith College, has written a new book Data Protection for Marketers: A Practical Guide, published by Orpen Press. In the world of marketing, using personal data is a vital tool for reaching the right people effectively. However, the use of personal data is strictly regulated. Since the introduction of GDPR, marketing, and communications professionals must have a thorough understanding of data protection. To win a free copy, answer the following question and email your name and answer with Data Protection for Marketers in the subject line here. What does the acronym GDPR stand for? The prize will go to the first person with the correct answer drawn at random. The book is available to purchase in all good bookshops and here.


Yonderdesk Creates 'Virtual Real Estate' for Irish Student Union

Yonderdesk, the innovative virtual real estate platform that helps business colleagues to work together whether they are based in the office or at home, has entered the world of academia with the creation of a bespoke office for WITSU, the student union of Waterford Institute of Technology. One of the more 'compact and bijoux' office spaces that Dublin-based start-up Yonderdesk has been asked to create, WITSU's virtual office has a variety of different areas in which the student union officers can mingle, interact and get things done. Check them out here.

The Printed Image Benefits from Pinergy / Synoptic Partnership

Pinergy has announced its commercial partnership with Synoptic, the Irish telecommunications company. Tom Moriarty, Managing Director at The Printed image said: “We are delighted with this new partnership between two of our clients, both also reliable and trusted suppliers of ours.  We continue to reduce our own carbon output and we always place sustainability at the forefront of our business so we very much welcome this exciting announcement. Read more here.

Business Ireland Q1 Published Yesterday

Dublin Chamber's quarterly business magazine was published yesterday inside every copy of The Irish Times. The issue looks at:


Untangling Brexit: Many Irish firms have been caught by surprise by Rules of Origin and some of the other fine print aspects of Brexit. What are the long-term solutions to problems that just won’t go away?


Employee engagement: Gens Y and Z require a lot more love in the workplace if they are to hang around. A look at the new engagement strategies being deployed by employers to hang onto their brightest and best staff and how these are being adapted to the new distributed workplace model.


Retirement is more than just a numbers game: Most discussions around retirement tend to boil down to two numbers – age and the size of your pension pot. But retirement is about a lot more than money. We speak to retirement planning and workplace wellbeing experts about the need to take a new approach to retirement.


and much, much more.

Print Depot Moves Offices

In order to accommodate new opportunities and increased demand for their services, Print Depot is moving to a location that will provide an opportunity to extend and enhance their current range of services, to include  digital printing, personalisation and fulfilment, promotional products, large format printing and lithographic print. They will move to Unit 8, Citylink Business Park, Old Naas Road,Dublin, D12 R963 on Friday 30th of April. Check them out here.

Opening Channels of Business Opportunities ¦ Cape Town & Dublin

Dublin Chamber in association with Business Ireland Cape Town is pleased to present Opening the Channels of Business Opportunity, on Thursday 29th of April at 2pm. The first in a series of events is set to explore the trade, investment and business opportunities between Dublin and Cape Town. This event aims to open the channels of communication to facilitate easy market and personal access to the support systems. Participant companies and entrepreneurs will be able to mix freely and explore how to work together for their mutual benefit. During this event, you will hear from an incredible line up of speakers all of whom work actively in business and business support. Speakers include Frank Gormley, Chairman of BISA, HE JYolisa Maya, SA Ambassador to Ireland and Sid Peimer, CEO of Cape Chamber. Book your place here.

Think Design Donating Trees for Every StandUp Sold

StandUp transforms any table or counter top into a standing desk and assembles and flat-packs in seconds easily and without tools. Easily adjust your screen and keyboard position to suit your height. Think Design is donating to Trees on the Land so that for every StandUp they sell at least one native Irish tree will be planted. Check them out here.

Online Events ¦ Catch Up Here

Yesterday we were joined by Joe McGivern, CEO of supportIT who shared his insights on creating a remote working roadmap for your business. Joe spoke about how you can mitigate against the security risks of remote working, to ensure the solutions you put in place serve you during the pandemic and also into the future. Joe was joined by Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment and Tara Doyle, Sales & Marketing Director of supportIT. This event was kindly sponsored by supportIT. Watch it back here.

IPBN's Lisbon Investment & Hiring in Portugal Event

Join the Ireland Portugal Business Network as they explore Investing and hiring in Portugal over two sessions on the 28th and 30th April. Hear from key players and leaders in the Portuguese Tech Sector including Faber VC (Alexandre Barbosa), Hub Criativo do Beato, BRIDGE IN. If you are a start-up, entrepreneur, investor, or simply want to know more about the Tech Sector here in Portugal, you will not want to miss these three conversations. The event is open to IPBN members and non-members and is free of charge. Book your place here.


Hotel Creating Pollinator Friendly Eco Garden for Wildlife

Clayton Hotel Charlemont is creating a pollinator-friendly eco garden full of herbs and flowers, as well as a bee b&b and a bug hotel. They are also harvesting rainwater to conserve water and to help their eco garden bloom. They believe it is so important to provide a small place for wildlife to feel at home. Read more here.

Member Webinar: Family Business Succession

ByrneWallace LLP are hosting a series of webinars featuring a panel of successful business leaders sharing their various strategies, insights and learnings on business exits. This unique series, entitled “Business Owners – Unlock your Wealth and Maximise Value on Exit”, will help business owners plan for a successful exit by learning from those who have successfully made that journey.Their next webinar in the series will address “Legacy Exits - Family Business Succession” and takes place on Thursday, 29 April at 12 noon. Register here.

Member Webinar: COVID-19 Safety Champion Training

Covid-19 has affected businesses nationally. This practical & informative webinar with SeaChange has been designed to support management to effectively manage the risk of Covid-19 on-site. This course aims to improve the audience's understanding of Covid-19 as a health & safety risk. Understanding Covid19, individual response to Covid19, Covid19 risk assessment & controls and mental health and wellbeing are some of the topics that will be covered on Thursday 19th April at 2pm. Book here.



National Workplace Wellbeing Webinar 2021

Beproductive.ie is a productivity and wellbeing consultancy that helps people turn their busy work lives into productive ones. Each year productivity consultant Moira Dunne delivers wellbeing webinars to mark National Workplace Wellbeing Day. This year their webinar will focus on practical tips to boost productivity and wellbeing working from home and will take place on Friday April 30th an 8:30am. Register here.

Antaris is 1st Company in Ireland to Receive Certification

Antaris has successfully received certification to ISO/IEC 27701:2019 from NSAI, making them the first company in the country to receive such a certification. ISO/IEC 27701 is a privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and aims at reducing the risk to the privacy rights of individuals. Certification to ISO 27701 will help Antaris with GDPR compliance, building customers trust, securing personal information and protecting the organisation’s reputation among many more benefits. At Antaris, their expert team of consultants can guide you through the difficult processes surrounding day-to-day business operations. Contact here.