Longford Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 31st  May 2016

7.00 pm

Longford Arms Hotel

Current Chamber Council Members:

President – Fintan McGill

Vice-President – Derek Scanlon

Treasurer – Peter Dolan

Honourary Secretary – Lisa Brady

PRO – Sharon Devlin

Rosie O’Hara, Niall Stratton, Gordon O’Bric, Joe Flaherty.

Fiona Fenelon, John Duignan & Seamus Butler.

The Benefacts project has now gone live

This new database of civil society organisations in Ireland includes charities, philanthropies, sports bodies, political, human rights and advocacy organisations, business and trade associations. They aim to make all Irish nonprofits more accessible and transparent, reduce bureaucratic duplication for non- profit organisations and provide data to decision makers to support comparative and trend analysis nationally and internationally.
Benefacts collects public data from many public sources and publishes it in a harmonised format creating, for the first time, a single point of online access to the entire nonprofit sector in Ireland. Benefacts lists more than 20,000 organisations that are separate from the private sector and from government, and that have been established for social, cultural or environmental good.
For further information please see www.benfacts.ie or contact info@benefacts.ie

Networking Opportunity

Bring Your Clients & Customers
Take a Table  
ISME Annual Lunch 

Croke Park – 3rd June 2016
Mr Martin Naughton, President of Glen Dimplex, will accept the ISME medal and deliver the SME lecture.

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Longford Summer Festival & Markets

Application for Stalls

We happily revived Longford Summer Festival last year after a 15 year absence and one of the highlights  was our tented village experience where we showcased some of the best artisan producers, artists, food vendors and producers from around the country. Over the course two days just under 8,000 people attended and visited the 100 plus stall holders and vendors.If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Joe Flaherty  at 086 820 1261 or Lisa Brady at 087 778 6834

Please find attached a briefing we have compiled on the upcoming UK Referendum on EU membership.
As part of the attached document, we have included information on the background to the referendum, the deal with the EU for reforms, opinion in the UK, and the impact of a British exit from the EU on Ireland and Irish business.


According to an FT Poll tracker (https://ig.ft.com/sites/brexit-polling/) Stay is currently at 46% and Leave is at 41%.In Northern Ireland, voters are two to one in favour of remaining according to a poll in the Belfast Telegraph
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/eu-referendum/eu-referendum-northern-ireland-says-no-to-brexit-34747509.htmlChamber Briefing-Brexit Referendum 2016.pdf