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Navan waves Purple Flag and gets chosen as Irish Times Healthy Town

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council It’s not even a year since Navan was awarded the prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy – recognition for providing a vibrant mix of entertainment while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents. This morning there’s news that our County Meath […]

What business could you set up in Meath?

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council Location, location, location We have phones, we have email, we have Skype but in business people still want to see your face. That’s one great thing about Meath for business. If you’re an Ireland-only business you have four major motorways running through the county and you’re right on […]

Two times two is four, four times four is sixteen…

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council Apples grow from tiny seeds Apple is the world’s largest public company, valued at well over $500 billion. However, once upon a time, it was just an idea that Steve Jobs and a couple of buddies had back in 1976. Forty years later Apple employs 115,000 people worldwide, […]

We don’t want anyone to know that Newgrange is a world heritage site

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council Keep it hardcore Well, to tell the truth, we’re delighted to tell the world about Newgrange but for those serious business types that we’re trying to tempt to locate in Meath via our #MakeItMeath initiative, we’re keeping our information hardcore. We’re not telling them about the world class […]

The great Silicon Valley exodus

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council I was reading a very interesting article by Erin Griffith @eringriffith in a recent edition of @FortuneMagazine where she wrote about Silicon Valley become a victim of its own success. She was drawing attention to the rising lack of affordability for tech companies and venture capital companies in […]