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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 […]

The Ambassador will see you now…

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 22nd May 2017 Money to grow Regular readers of the blog know that, as part of our #MakeItMeath campaign, we spend a lot of time in Meath County Council tracking down individuals who run companies to see if they’d like to set up here. Expanding companies normally raise […]

Go take a hike!

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council, 10th May 2017 We’re so accessible It comes as a surprise to some overseas entrepreneurs who want to set up a business in Ireland how open the Irish countryside is. It’s easy to see, as you land in nearby Dublin Airport, the thousands and thousands of acres of green […]

Techs and drugs and ‘rock and roll’?

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 3rd May 2017 Come around to our place It’s not all about techs you know. Nor is it about the drugs, or more accurately, the drugs companies. Yes, tech and pharma companies are very, very welcome to Meath but so are the entertainers – hotels, restaurants, pubs and […]

Pride in our jersey

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 18th April 2017 All Ireland Sunday The third Sunday in September is a unique day in Ireland. Understanding what happens on the day helps foreigners understand our culture, a culture that takes massive pride in local success. That day is called All-Ireland Sunday. 85,000 people gather at Croke […]

We’re very appealing

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 5th April 2017   A special team They say that if don’t ask, you don’t get. So today I am asking. I’m asking for your help in spreading the word about Meath as a location to set up business. All you have to do is, if the subject […]

Offices for €10 per sq. ft.? Serious savings when you #MakeItMeath

Jackie Maguire, CE, Meath County Council, 10th March 2017 Massive We’ve all heard the phrase that rent is ‘dead money’. When you’re renting office space it’s only because you must. It’s part of running a business. But writing the rent cheque can create a very, very empty feeling in the pit of your stomach. This […]