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Portwest announce new €10m corporate hq in Westport

Local success story Portwest have announced the building of a new corporate headquarters in Westport which will cost over €10million according to RTÉ Business News. The new offices will allow for the growth in staff numbers over the next few years according to the company. The Mayo based company have also completed the acquisition of an unnamed Australian […]

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Portwest’s success story will feature in TV series

THE meteoric success of Westport company Portwest Ltd will be explained when its managing director, Harry Hughes, features on tonight’s edition of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year TV series on TV3’s be3. Portwest is a finalist in the show’s ‘International’ category. Hughes is one of a line-up 24 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs, which includes […]

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Ring’s new engagement

Interview by Edwin McGreal, The Mayo News It’s Thursday morning and Westport’s first member of cabinet in over 60 years is hitting the ground running. Minister for Community and Rural Affairs Michael Ring has a lot of work in front of him before he can even get to work on his brief. It’s a new ministry […]

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Ten Mayo stores win big at 2017 Centra Quality Awards

IT was a night to remember for Mayo stores after an incredible 10 of them were presented with awards at the 2017 Centra Quality Awards in the Malton Hotel, Killarney. For eight of the Mayo stores awarded, the expression ‘spring clean’ does not exist in their phrase book as store hygiene and cleanliness remains a […]

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The insider’s guide to the Westport Food Festival

There are a whole lot of good things going on at this weekend’s Westport Food Festival, and one of the best is that clever timetabling means it’s possible to do just about everything. It shares a date with the adventure race, Gaelforce West, so the whole town of Westport is bound to be buzzing again […]

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€60m Regional Enterprise Development Fund open for applications

On Thursday, June 29, a regional information session will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland for those interested in obtaining further information, and those who may be interested in submitting applications under the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund. The event will take place at the Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam, from 6.30 pm to 8.30pm. Booking […]

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Achill family selected to showcase business at Sea Fest

A family business from Achill has been selected to represent the West of Ireland at SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival. Mother and daughter Marjorie and Maebh O’Malley of Achill Island Sea Salt will speak about their experiences of living and working in Mayo at a dedicated Marquee. SeaFest, which takes place in Galway from June […]

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Mayo farmer recognised for diary farming excellence

THE tenth annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards recognised the standard of excellence in diary farming by Aurivo suppliers in the region. The awards highlight the dedication and commitment of Aurivo milk suppliers for their milk production in 2016. Patrick O’Boyle from Ballina was acknowledged for his contribution to diary farming excellence at the awards ceremony […]

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Portwest continue expansion with Killarney store opening

PORTWEST last week opened its fourth store along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ireland’s only manufacturer of outdoor leisurewear and clothing has opened a new 3,000 square foot shop on 94 New Street, Killarney. The Westport based company is a family run business which was founded back in 1904. From a small retail store in Westport, […]

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