Mullingar Chamber Budget 2019 Networking Breakfast

Mullingar Chamber hosted their annual Budget Breakfast briefing on Wednesday 10th of October at the Greville Arms Hotel. The event was extremely well attended with a broad spectrum of local businesses in attendance to hear how the Minister for Finance, Pascal Donohoe’s Budget will affect their business in the year ahead.

Keynote speakers on the morning were John O’Connell and Joe McDonnell from Stephens Cooke and Associates, Mullingar. The breakfast briefing was kindly sponsored by AIB, Mullingar.  Miles Gillespie, AIB Branch Manager, Mullingar said “AIB is proud to support the business community in Mullingar.”

Brigid Manley Vice President Mullingar Chamber said “Another great turnout at this year’s annual chamber budget breakfast sponsored by AIB and with 2 fantastic keynote speakers from Stephen Cooke & Associates John O Connell & Joe McDonnell whom clearly presented Budget 2019 and explained how it affects the businesses of Mullingar.

While the Government has committed to wide ranging investments across many departments which is welcome our members will be concerned at some of the more immediate changes. Budget 2019 does nothing in the short term to enhance our competitiveness at this crucial time in the run up to Brexit. We are extremely disappointed with Government decision to increase the 9% Vat rate for the Hospitality sector as this will certainly come as a blow to regional Ireland. We do however welcome the increased funding going towards tourism bodies and we hope the effects on Rural jobs may be offset by this.”

Budget 2019 Networking Breakfast - Sponsored by AIB Mullingar

Left to right: Miles Gillespie, AIB Branch Manager, Brigid Manley, Vice President Mullingar Chamber, Joe McDonnell, Stephens Cooke & Associates, Martina Kennedy, AIB Retail Manager, John O’Connell, Stephens Cooke & Associates, Nuala-Anne Curley, Office Manager Mullingar Chamber, Thomas O’Rourke, Relationship Manager, AIB Mullingar.

Mullingar Chamber's Budget 2019 Networking Breakfast - Sponsored by AIB Mullingar

Left to right: Robert Troy, T.D., Martina Kennedy, AIB Retail Manager & Eddie King, King Auctioneers attending this year’s Budget Breakfast.

Mullingar Chamber's Budget 2019 Networking Breakfast - Sponsored by AIB Mullingar

Brigid Manley, Vice President Mullingar Chamber speaking at this year’s Budget Breakfast.

 

To see further pictures of our Budget Breakfast, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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