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WOW! Fares fair.

  We like to be appy We have to say that productivity apps like SkyScanner make our lives easier. And easy makes us ‘appy. Booking your own flights online was a great breakthrough. You could see you were paying the correct price without someone adding ‘a little something’ for their own pot. But then, as […]

Creepy but true, Meath ‘invented’ Halloween

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council, 24th October 2017 Every journey starts with the smallest step Everything has to start somewhere. Saint Nicholas gave the world Santa Claus and St. Patrick gave Ireland it’s national day. And you can add Meath to that roll of honour because it was the good people of Meath, […]

Germany calling, Germany calling

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council, 9th October Germany is only down the road Germany’s ANUGA fair is the world’s largest and this year a record 34 Irish companies are exhibiting there with very good reason. According to a Bord Bia report I have been reading Irish food and drink exports to Germany grew […]

Hen, Egg, Egg, Hen?

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council, 18th September 2017 Build and they will come Where there are jobs, there are people and where there are people there should be homes to house them. Providing enough homes nationwide continues to be one our biggest national economic challenges, but one we’re all set on sorting out, […]

More flights mean much more than more tourists

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council, 29th August 2017  The more the merrier We’re all delighted at Meath County Council, especially the team at the Economic Development Unit, that Ryanair has announced new flights from Munich and Stuttgart to Dublin Airport this winter. There’s even better news for the team with the extension of […]

It’s not who you are, but where you are that can matter

Jackie Maguire, CEO, Meath County Council, July 20th, 2017 What’s your vector, Victor? The variety of what you end up reading in my job is quite amazing. Besides what I’ll call the ‘usual stuff’ you also have to become relatively expert in, say, construction so that you’ll be able to make better-informed decisions regarding planning […]

The Elephant Not in the Room

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council, July 7th 2017  They were having a laugh We have a very lively #MakeItMeath Facebook page that I was scrolling through yesterday when I saw a posting pointing to another attraction of Meath, that we have no dangerous animals here. First of all, in made me smile…but then I […]

Rental records reached

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council, 4th July 2017 I almost drowned in my morning coffee I’ve just read in the morning paper that a Dublin city centre office block, albeit a fancy one, has been rented to a US online retailer for €60 a square foot, a price not achieved since the Big Crash. […]

Sometimes is better not to be in the centre of things

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council, June 12th 2017 I made a mistake I was wrong. OK, not for the first time, but what I thought was obvious didn’t turn out to be so. If the bulk of your business is in the middle of a city like Dublin you’d imagine that basing your business […]

A day at the races

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council May 31st  2017 And another thing I’m almost tempted to start this blog by writing, ‘…and another thing…’. That’s because every time I’m asked for reasons as to why someone should consider setting up a business in Meath my answer goes on forever. If you look at my other […]