Ezine - Weekly Newsletter - Issue 25 - Member News https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/ en-us 25 Jun 2020 03:58:25 IST 25 Jun 2020 03:58:25 IST https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/rss.xml Newsweaver graeme@dublinchamber.ie (Dublin Chamber of Commerce) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true What's in this week's issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly? https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/10pmed51lko?lang=en?rss=true Good afternoon , Welcome to this week's jam-packed issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly. In this issue, as always on the last Thursday of each month, we round-up all the latest news from around the Dublin business community. If you want your fellow members to know what you're firm has to offer, or to showcase your latest company news, then be sure to get in touch with us and we'll do our best to feature in an upcoming issue. This week you'll find news from the likes of PayPal, EY, Grant Thornton, Print Depot, Health & Wellness International, The Marker Hotel, and many many others. There's also details to the 6 webinars we have coming up for you over the coming weeks, plus a link to Monday's fantastic Wellness Webinar with the captivating Brent Pope. Enjoy this week's issue! 07 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT fbf6395315feeb29e289e7ea5f2a0228 Feature Article <p>Good afternoon ,</p> <p> </p> <p>Welcome to this week's jam-packed issue of <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Dublin Chamber Weekly.</strong></span> In this issue, as always on the last Thursday of each month, we round-up all the latest news from around the Dublin business community. If you want your fellow members to know what you're firm has to offer, or to showcase your latest company news, then be sure to get in touch with us and we'll do our best to feature in an upcoming issue.</p> <p> </p> <p>This week you'll find news from the likes of <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>PayPal</strong></span>, <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>EY</strong></span>, <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Grant Thornton</strong></span>, <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Print Depot</strong></span>, <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Health & Wellness International</strong></span>, <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>The Marker Hotel</strong></span>, and many many others.</p> <p> </p> <p>There's also details to the 6 <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>webinars</strong> </span>we have coming up for you over the coming weeks, plus a link to Monday's fantastic Wellness Webinar with the captivating <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Brent Pope</strong></span>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Enjoy this week's issue!</p> Gov't Clarification: Service Providers Eligible for Restart Grant https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/186s4tcliqk?lang=en?rss=true Good news for service providers: following a clarification request from Dublin Chamber, the Government has confirmed to us that businesses which pay commercial rates and meet the other eligibility criteria will qualify for the Restart Grant, regardless of whether they are a service provider or an office-based company. Read on for more details on how to apply. 25 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 7c2ea5be35e375b9856c78b67fcfe16d Feature Article <p>Good news for service providers: following a clarification request from Dublin Chamber, the Government has confirmed to us that businesses which pay commercial rates and meet the other eligibility criteria will qualify for the <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Restart Grant</strong></span>, regardless of whether they are a service provider or an office-based company. Read on for more details on how to apply.</p> <p>The Restart Grant for small and medium-sized commercially rated businesses is still open for applications. Eligible businesses will receive a grant of between €2,000 and €10,000 through the scheme.</p> <p> </p> <p>Yesterday, Dublin Chamber received confirmation from the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation that businesses which pay commercial rates and meet the other eligibility criteria will qualify for the Restart Grant, regardless of whether they are service providers or office-based companies. DBEI Assistant Secretary Declan Hughes clarified that the business categories outlined in the application form in accordance with the different reopening phases are for purely administrative purposes and do not restrict the eligibility of applicants. Eligible businesses, including service providers and office-based firms, should apply through their Local Authority.</p> <p><br />This followed member feedback that the Restart Grant application form was causing confusion or putting applicants off, as the business categories it outlines do not cover all sectors.</p> <p><br />The Restart Grant is available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5 million and employing 50 people or less, which were closed or have been impacted by at least a 25% reduction in turnover out to 30 June 2020. Businesses that are part of a chain managed by a single entity and non-commercial entities like charity shops or community sports facilities are not eligible.</p> <p> </p> <p>Further information is available <u><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1ph5fmt4ljc/external">here</a></u> and <u><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/ozw7w05i6mv/external">here</a></u>. You can apply through Dublin City Council <u><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/14ez7azjtmk/external">here</a></u>.</p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/87/7fb8f4a58b27634fd3ceba.jpg Upcoming Webinars: 6 Unmissable Events Coming Up https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/9owzgcz4iin?lang=en?rss=true We have a number of great events coming up over the next few weeks including: The return of our Small Business Network tomorrow with Eddie Lynch, Mindworks Coaching Training and Facilitation; Monday Wellness with amateur boxer Kenny Egan; the continuation of our Sustainability Academy workshops; a special session focused on the information and advice you need on Returning to Work with DLA Piper; the latest Sustainable Dublin 2050 event which will provide a Showcase of Green Business and the return of our Leaders Series, in partnership with Smurfit Kappa, where special guest this month will be Smurfit Kappa CEO Ken Bowles. For more details and booking links please click below. 28 May 2020 12:00:00 IST dc11767ddc55db5c8f2674917c9ed31a Feature Article <p>We have a number of great events coming up over the next few weeks including:</p> <p> </p> <p>The return of our <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Small Business Network</strong></span> tomorrow with <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Eddie Lynch</strong></span>, Mindworks Coaching Training and Facilitation; <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Monday Wellness</strong></span> with amateur boxer <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Kenny Egan; </strong></span>the continuation of our <strong><span style="color: #006eb6;">Sustainability Academy</span></strong> workshops; a special session focused on the information and advice you need on <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Returning to Work</strong></span> with DLA Piper; the latest <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Sustainable Dublin 2050</strong></span> event which will provide a <strong><span style="color: #006eb6;">Showcase of Green Business</span></strong> and the return of our <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Leaders Series</strong></span>, in partnership with Smurfit Kappa, where special guest this month will be Smurfit Kappa CEO <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Ken Bowles</strong></span>. For more details and booking links please click below.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Fri 26<span style="vertical-align: super;">th</span> June     ¦<span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/19j2rfqdpqi/external">Small Business Network</a> </span>with Eddie Lynch, Mindworks Coaching Training and Facilitation</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Mon 29<span style="vertical-align: super;">th</span> June  ¦ <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/prfh66zqoqr/external">Monday Wellness</a> </span>with Kenny Egan</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Wed 1<span style="vertical-align: super;">st</span> July      <span style="font-weight: bold;">¦ <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1vj2e56wta8/external">Sustainability Academy Workshop</a> </span>– Carbon Footprinting</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Thurs 2nd July  ¦ Returning to Work with DLA Piper (Please keep an eye on our website for registration details)</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Tues 7<span style="vertical-align: super;">th</span> July     ¦ <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1gij2ojjaz4/external"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sustainable Dublin 2050 </span></a>– A Showcase of Green Business</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Fri 10th July      ¦ <strong><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/db1si58e8w3/external">Leaders Series - Leading the Change</a> </strong>with Ken Bowles, Smurfit Kappa</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"> </p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">For more details of all our upcoming events click <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/mzjnbx4vn8f/external">here...</a></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed; word-break: normal;"> </p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/b1/68f264cc74766d4e8bf162.png PayPal Study Points to Cashless Future https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/28g3cuuwyf4?lang=en?rss=true New research from PayPal, conducted by Ipsos and involving 2,000 consumers in Ireland, reveals that cashless will be crucial as Irish consumers look to support local businesses following the Covid-19 lockdown. More than 1.9 million people do not want to use cash going forward, according to the company's research. Annette Hickey, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Customer Services, PayPal, said; "there is a silver lining in that communities are coming together in Ireland and supporting each other". 25 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 179bd89648f51e1e4936c4a4a541cbbf Feature Article <p>New research from <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>PayPal</strong></span>, conducted by Ipsos and involving 2,000 consumers in Ireland, reveals that cashless will be crucial as Irish consumers look to support local businesses following the Covid-19 lockdown.  More than 1.9 million people do not want to use cash going forward, according to the company's research. <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Annette Hickey</strong></span>, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Customer Services, PayPal, said; "there is a silver lining in that communities are coming together in Ireland and supporting each other". </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: center; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" align="center"><strong><span style="font-size: 16.0pt; font-family: inherit, serif; color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">Cashless is crucial as Irish consumers look to support local businesses</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: center; background: white; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;" align="center"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: 12.6pt; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="color: inherit;"><span style="color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">-<span style="font-size: 7.0pt; color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">        </span></span></span><em><span style="color: #201f1e;">81% believe supporting local economy is key to emerging from crisis</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: 12.6pt; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="color: inherit;"><span style="color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">-<span style="font-size: 7.0pt; color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">        </span></span></span><em><span style="color: #201f1e;">65% of Irish shoppers said cashless is important for them</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: 12.6pt; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="color: inherit;"><span style="color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">-<span style="font-size: 7.0pt; color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">        </span></span></span><em><span style="color: #201f1e;">Some 1.9 million people do not want to use cash going forward</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: 12.6pt; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="color: inherit;"><span style="color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">-<span style="font-size: 7.0pt; color: #201f1e; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">        </span></span></span><em><span style="color: #201f1e;">More than two thirds of consumers are open to trying new contactless methods in stores</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-indent: -18pt; line-height: 12.6pt; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-align: start; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">New research from PayPal, conducted by Ipsos and involving 2,000 consumers in Ireland, reveals that cashless will be crucial as Irish consumers look to support local businesses following the Covid-19 lockdown.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">The survey revealed that 81% of Irish consumers believe supporting the local economy is key to emerging from the current crisis<a name="x__ftnref1"></a><a title="" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/vxap0409oiy/external"><span class="xmsofootnotereference"><sup><span style="color: #954f72; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><span style="color: inherit;">[1]</span></span></sup></span></a> and 66% of Irish consumers plan to buy more local or regional products in the future.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">However, while the trend looks set to be shopping locally and in-person for the foreseeable future, with over half (57%) of respondents preferring face-to-face services, cash appears to have fallen out of favour for the majority of people.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">A cashless approach is important for almost two thirds (65%) of Irish shoppers. In fact, 39% do not want to use cash going forward<a name="x__Hlk43365095"></a><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"> – that translates to more than 1.9 million people</span><a name="x__ftnref2"></a><a title="" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/7kk0kqli95b/external"><span style="color: inherit;"><span class="xmsofootnotereference"><sup><span style="color: #954f72; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">[2</span></sup></span></span></a><span class="xmsofootnotereference"><sup><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><span style="color: inherit;">]</span></span></sup></span><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Some 67% of shoppers revealed they are open to trying new contactless methods in shops, with 61% preferring to avoid touching a card reader pad when making purchases.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">The influence of community spirit on purchasing behaviours</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Despite the increasing popularity of online international shopping in Ireland in recent years<a name="x__ftnref3"></a><a title="" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/4pykcqwvzmv/external"><span class="xmsofootnotereference"><sup><span style="color: #954f72; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><span style="color: inherit;">[3]</span></span></sup></span></a>, the study showed that people have chosen to support local shops and smaller businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Smaller businesses and stores were found to be the most popular option for consumers throughout the lockdown, with almost two thirds (62%) choosing them in order to support their local and the national economy. Other popular reasons cited for doing so were that consumers had made purchases in these shops previously (38%) and it was faster to get the product (29%).</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Three quarters (75%) of people are more conscious of the importance of community and working together, with older respondents (81%) more mindful of this than younger ones (69%)<a name="x__ftnref4"></a><a title="" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/uyz7e8505nv/external"><span class="xmsofootnotereference"><sup><span style="color: #954f72; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; padding: 0cm;"><span style="color: inherit;">[4]</span></span></sup></span></a>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Clearly, the importance of community has been heightened recently and is having an impact on behaviours with almost one in six people in Ireland doing grocery shopping for relatives or neighbours during the Covid-19 crisis. Furthermore, one in 20 people have taken to making or selling products, such as face masks, due to the emergence of Covid-19.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">Annette Hickey, Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Customer Services, PayPal, said: </span></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">“The Covid-19 lockdown impacted everyone and many uncertainties still remain, but there is a silver lining in that communities are coming together in Ireland and supporting each other – not just people helping others but also spending with local businesses and retailers.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">“This will continue to be vital as we move forward and take steps towards economic recovery, but change is needed. As our research shows, consumers want to invest in the regions where they live but there is a demand for new ways of shopping and paying, as can be seen with the large proportion of people who don’t want to use cash or touch a card reader.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">“With more than 1.35 million customers in Ireland, we know how important it is for people to be able to manage, move and spend their money how they want and via the methods they choose. So, as well as implementing measures to help facilitate socially distanced shopping, businesses need to enable people to purchase goods in different ways in-store or, alternatively, buy online.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">“In doing so, together we can overcome the obstacles posed by the pandemic and create a brighter future, a safer experience and a stronger Ireland.”</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: #201f1e;">-Ends-</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 107%; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"> </p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/bd/1613c050ade3bbf8974278.jpg HSE's Paul Reid Up First on EY's New CEO Podcast Series https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/yrzcys4r3o5?lang=en?rss=true A new podcast series has been launched by EY. The new CEO Outlook podcast, hosted by the journalist and broadcaster Richard Curran, will feature inspirational conversations as their CEOs share their insights into leadership, delivering results and the secrets of their success. In the first episode, Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, talks to Richard about the personal and professional challenges of steering Ireland’s health service through the Covid-19 crisis. Episodes of the CEO Outlook will be released fortnightly. Listen here [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/y6yt5hfboxp/external ]. 22 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 51504a8d0ee2bedf259a3166fdd968d0 Feature Article <p>A new podcast series has been launched by <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>EY</strong></span>. The new <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>CEO Outlook</strong></span> podcast, hosted by the journalist and broadcaster Richard Curran, will feature inspirational conversations as their CEOs share their insights into leadership, delivering results and the secrets of their success. In the first episode, Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, talks to Richard about the personal and professional challenges of steering Ireland’s health service through the Covid-19 crisis. Episodes of the CEO Outlook will be released fortnightly. Listen <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/y6yt5hfboxp/external">here</a>.</p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/4e/52052ddf94c1b5d81ec91d.jpg Grant Thornton 5K Challenge Goes Virtual https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/13gyugj2waj?lang=en?rss=true Grant Thornton has launched a virtual 5K challenge race series with races set to take place virtually around Ireland for the first time ever. The race series encourages social running amongst Ireland’s business community and welcomes runners of all abilities. New features being introduced this year include the use of a live leader board and a new online registration system, and this year teams and individuals are invited to enter. For more details click here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1ck4724cajf/external ] 25 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST e2964090144663a2042082a172aaab34 Feature Article <p><span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Grant Thornton</strong></span> has launched a virtual 5K challenge race series with races set to take place virtually around Ireland for the first time ever. The race series encourages social running amongst Ireland’s business community and welcomes runners of all abilities. New features being introduced this year include the use of a live leader board and a new online registration system, and this year teams and individuals are invited to enter. For more details click <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1ck4724cajf/external"><span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>here.</strong></span></a></p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/49/05e27465061d0dbcdadc77.jpg Bonnington Dublin Receives 4-Star Rating https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/ko97nho2cpd?lang=en?rss=true There was good news for The Bonnington Dublin recently when it received a 4 star rating. Re-opening on the 29th of June, the hotel said that attaining the rating had been down to lots of hard work by their staff and the refurbishment of their rooms, dining areas and conference spaces. For more information click here [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1g2geofhhgj/external ]. 16 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 6601381c0fe80f58ad25502a2b5d870c Feature Article <p>There was good news for <strong><span style="color: #006eb6;">The Bonnington Dublin</span></strong> recently when it received a 4 star rating. Re-opening on the 29th of June, the hotel said that attaining the rating had been down to lots of hard work by their staff and the refurbishment of their rooms, dining areas and conference spaces. For more information click <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1g2geofhhgj/external">here</a>.</p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/eb/4cac400a7362a42d47c7e5.jpeg Catch Up On Monday's Wellness Webinar With Brent Pope? https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/gpmsyyrsdsa?lang=en?rss=true On Monday morning we were joined by ex-New Zealand rugby player, broadcaster, author, CEO of Pope Shirts and mental health advocate, Brent Pope. Brent discussed his rugby career and how he has been able to successfully overcome mental health issues. Watch it back here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1gr01cr0jpa/external ] 27 May 2020 12:00:00 IST 924495a7975c57574beba1d6139700c1 Feature Article <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">On Monday morning we were joined by</span> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #000000;">e<span style="color: #201f1e; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">x-New Zealand rugby player, broadcaster, author, CEO of </span><span class="mark39zg56dve" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #201f1e; background-color: #ffffff;" data-markjs="true" data-ogac="" data-ogab="" data-ogsc="" data-ogsb="">Pope</span><span style="color: #201f1e; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"> Shirts and mental health advocate, <strong><span style="color: #006eb6;">Brent Pope</span></strong>. <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">Brent discussed his rugby career and how he has been able to successfully overcome mental health issues. Watch it back <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1gr01cr0jpa/external">here.</a> </span></span></span></span></p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/46/92ec28d14008aa4589f74b.jpg advertising ad https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1mll7n3m7jl?lang=en?rss=true [ graeme@dublinchamber.ie ] 23 Apr 2020 12:00:00 IST e268e1abd099a129c747ff87023dc892 Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="mailto:graeme@dublinchamber.ie"><img align="center" src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/a3/3063d69e1175c90e64ee84.png" width="600" height="250" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="" /></a></p> Carton House Open for Golf Bookings Once More https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/ej9eef3e6h9?lang=en?rss=true Fantastic news for golfers as Carton House gets ready to reopen on Monday 29th June. Great deals available on both the Montgomerie and O'Meara courses. Book now [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/161xwh1raz4/external ]. 25 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST b13eb1224b8ae1e22ed64fe9864be037 Feature Article <p>Fantastic news for golfers as <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Carton House</strong></span> gets ready to reopen on Monday 29th June. Great deals available on both the Montgomerie and O'Meara courses. <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/161xwh1raz4/external">Book now</a>.</p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/8d/4b83f799e51b0bf774df85.jpg Highline Launches '6-12 Months' Sanitisation Solution https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1l8s4hap5m4?lang=en?rss=true The Government's return to work protocol states that contact surfaces must be visibly clean at all times. Highline Office Technology is offering a first line of defence that keep your surfaces completely cleaned and sanitised, lasting between six months and one year. For more information click here [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1hwjgjvo6up/external ]. 16 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 825eef293b5af87a6c7bf9bfbb279fc3 Feature Article <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #14171a; text-align: left; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: #ffffff;" data-offset-key="1b870-0-0">The Government's return to work protocol states that contact surfaces must be visibly clean at all times. </span><strong><span style="text-align: left; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: #ffffff; color: #006eb6;">Highline Office Technology</span></strong><span style="color: #14171a; text-align: left; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: #ffffff;" data-offset-key="1b870-2-0"> is offering a first line of defence that keep your surfaces completely cleaned and sanitised, lasting between six months and one year. For more information click <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong><a style="color: #006eb6;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1hwjgjvo6up/external">here</a>.</strong> </span></span></span></p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/89/88512ce08deb356e7e0c52.jpg Peter Brennan Publishes 'Thrilling' First Novel https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/16gafkkoimn?lang=en?rss=true Peter Brennan of Bid Services, - the 2010 President of Dublin Chamber - has published a climate change thriller as his first novel. Set atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, on the volcanic island of La Palma and off the Irish Continental Shelf, three storylines describe the conditions that create Iceapelago - an ice covered Ireland with tundra winter conditions. For more details click here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/y0oqdd268us/external ] 11 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 44bf234f7153f6deb29707629ec69c3e Feature Article <p style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Peter Brennan</strong></span> of <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Bid Services</strong></span>, - the 2010 President of Dublin Chamber - has published a climate change thriller as his first novel. Set atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, on the volcanic island of La Palma and off the Irish Continental Shelf, three storylines describe the conditions that create Iceapelago - an ice covered Ireland with tundra winter conditions. For more details click <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong><a style="color: #006eb6;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/y0oqdd268us/external">here.</a></strong></span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium;"> </p> <p> </p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/cc/b5e5bfbf2ebb2b51b30898.jpg Stay Safe With Print Depot's Back to Work Welcome Pack https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/11l579v91en?lang=en?rss=true Print Depot's back to work welcome packs are ideal for staff returning back to work in the new normal featuring all your hygiene needs to stay during this time. Look at the brochure here [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/conl1k77ctn/external ]. 22 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST 7800c7fe5977cc24b7cde9b09bdd3df0 Feature Article <p><span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>Print Depot</strong></span>'s back to work welcome packs are ideal for staff returning back to work in the new normal featuring all your hygiene needs to stay during this time. Look at the brochure<span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #14171a; display: inline; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.3125; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; white-space: pre-wrap; overflow-wrap: break-word; min-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; border: 0px solid black;"> <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong><a style="color: #006eb6;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/conl1k77ctn/external">here</a>. </strong></span></span></p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/74/216b43867ac9f7cd7e3adf.jpg The Marker Hotel Reopening on 8th July https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1toj9gy43rf?lang=en?rss=true The Marker Hotel has announced that it will reopen on Wednesday July 8th, with health and safety a top priority. The rooftop lounge will also open for residents and non-residents, following all government protocols, offering summer cocktails and taste plates. The hotel's spa will also be opening and they have two amazing package deals available for Chamber members. To find out more click here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/tqb57esabjt/external ] 17 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST a98935373c6dec604574e55110d90ad4 Feature Article <p><span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong>The Marker Hotel</strong></span> has announced that it will reopen on Wednesday July 8th, with health and safety a top priority. The rooftop lounge will also open for residents and non-residents, following all government protocols, offering summer cocktails and taste plates. The hotel's spa will also be opening and they have two amazing package deals available for Chamber members. To find out more click <span style="color: #006eb6;"><strong><a style="color: #006eb6;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/tqb57esabjt/external">here.</a> </strong></span></p> http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/v2files/shard1/12961/a1/f6a27befc24898ce309b16.jpg HW&I Says Health Monitoring Key to Staving Off Viruses https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/1i043k3z1b3?lang=en?rss=true A good immune system and close monitoring of your health status is vital for protection against pathogens and future viruses. That's the message from Chamber member Health and Wellness International who want you to know that they are here to help you and your employees get on top of your health over the coming period. Read more them in their blog here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/c7cm0r2a2qh/external ] [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/DublinChamberofCommerceEzine/c7cm0r2a2qh/external ] 25 Jun 2020 12:00:00 IST f0361b4f8d12c8c0415fc8b2500f6f9e Feature Article <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #14171a; display: inline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.3125; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; white-space: pre-wrap; overflow-wrap: break-word; min-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; border: 0px solid black;">A good immune system and close monitoring of your health status is vital for protection against pathogens and future viruses. 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