South Dublin Chamber - the leading business representative body serving the business community in South Dublin County since 1984

Chamber Press Coverage 2013

24th January – Tallaght Echo - B2B Network Forum to aid South Dublin Chamber members


24th January – Tallaght Echo – Chamber to host First Aid Training Course


24th January – Tallaght Echo – Council to Create 3,000 places in Local Employment Scheme


31st January - Tallaght Echo - Growth in Arena Event Business

14th February – Tallaght Echo – Plans put in place to Implement South Dublin County Age Friendly Strategy


21st February – Tallaght Echo – Chamber Offers Free Excel Training


28th February – Tallaght Echo – County can benefit from jobs Action Plan

7th March – Tallaght Echo –CountyDublin VEC Welcomed by Chamber


7th March – Tallaght Echo – SouthDublin Libraries Release Business Focus

21st March - Tallaght Echo - Chamber gets Smart

28th March - Tallaght Echo - SMILE Network on ball with Swap Scheme 

4th April - Tallaght Echo - Chamber to Host Business Seminars

4th April - Tallaght Echo - SMILE for Business Exchange Plan

11th April - Tallaght Echo - Chamber Launches VAT Reclaim for Businesses

16th April - Business World - Irish Norwegian Trade Links Boosted

18th April - Tallaght Echo - Community Urged to take part in County Eco-Week

18th April - Tallaght Echo - Chamber Unveils Tax Plan Response

18th April - Tallaght Echo - Chamber to Host Business Breakfasts 

25th April - Tallaght Echo - South Dublin Chamber Celebrates Success at AGM.

25th April - Tallaght Echo - Chamber signs co-operation deal with Norwegian Group.

2nd May - Tallaght Echo -9TH Annual Eco-Week Celebrated in South Dublin.

9th May - Tallaght Echo - Businesses help the environment and trade surplus with a SMILE.

16th May - Tallaght Echo -Chamber Training Seminar.

16th May - Tallaght Echo - Chamber supports new strategy to create 20,000 jobs.

30th May - Tallaght Echo - Chamber Hosts Network Events

6th June - Tallaght Echo - SD Chamber hosts annual Barbecue

13th June - Tallaght Echo - Chamber Welcomes Court Tenders Ruiling

Press Release

South Dublin Chamber launch new website: Global Audience for new Chamber site

Minister of State, Alex White TD was the guest of honour as South Dublin Chamber launched their new website with a fanfare at the Vue Cinema Complex in Liffey Valley. The big screen showed off the new site in all its glory, but it was the Chamber’s new smaller screen iPhone & Android Apps which were the focus of a lot of attention. 

 Chamber Chief Executive Peter Byrne explained why the technology is so important for the Chamber;

 “Increasingly, the web is the first point of contact that any customer will have with a business.  This is no different for a Chamber than it is for a bookstore or a bank.   We need to be sure that our website is a strong representation of the work that we do to promote business in our region.


The website allows us to showcase our services to members.  In particular it allows us to promote key services such as Chamber HR, export documentation services, Chamber training programmes.  Member businesses are also featured heavily on the site, with the clear aim being to help grow business for these companies.  The new Apps are an even more exciting development for us.  They allow us to be available to our members at all times.  Now they can have the resources of the Chamber in their pocket at all times.”


Sponsor of the Chamber Website Arachas Insurance were represented at the launch by Billy Redmond, Group Development Director.  “Arachas is delighted to be associated with South Dublin Chamber’s new website and App.  Like the Chamber, Arachas is Irish owned, independent and dedicated to supporting business and giving them the reassurance that they need to grow.  Communication is key in the service that we offer and we recognise what a great tool this new website can be for members.”


The website is likely to have a broader audience than just Dublin, according to Chamber President Michael McBennett;

 “Because the Chamber brand is global, when people in Berlin or Washington want to learn about doing business in a region in Ireland, one of the first places they will look for is the local Chamber.  Since we were founded back in 1983, we have been providing information about business in South Dublin to business leaders around the world.  This website will help us to promote the region as a vibrant centre of commerce.  Proving the point, the presentations at the launch included messages of support from business leaders in Oslo and Geneva Chambers. ”  


The Chamber Website and Iphone App were developed over the last six months by Andrea Carroll in the Chamber team and chamber member Outsource Graphix.


The new website is and the Apps can be found in Apple’s App store and in the Android Market. 

Chamber Press Coverage 2012

19th January –Tallaght Echo - Chamber offers Network Opportunities


26th January –Tallaght Echo - Arena’s rebranding


2nd February – Tallaght Echo - Sustainability is the way forward


9th February –Clondalkin Echo - Illegal Trade in Cigarettes Costing Local Jobs


16th February –Tallaght Echo - Energy Scheme Can Save Money


20th February – Financial Incentives for Households to Install Water Meters Proposed.

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21st February – Evening Herald - Plumbers in Pipeline


27th February – Local Authority Charge a Barrier to Job Creation


28th February – Irish Independent - Call to reform local government funding


1st March –Tallaght Echo - Cut business rates to create job creation


March – The Best about Lucan - Lucan B2B Network coverage in


14th March – South Dublin Chamber Proposal on potential for Irish property tax


April –The Lucan Branch ofSouth Dublin Chamber


6th April – Irish Daily Mail - Hogan is warned not to hike business rates


8th April – Sunday Independent - Michael McBennett President ofSouth Dublin Chamber


17th May – Tallaght Echo - Government told cut red tape


24th May – Tallaght Echo - Businesses go green


24th May –Tallaght Echo - South Dublin Chamber Supports Yes vote to Treaty


28th May – Minister for Children launches Show Me I.D


31st May – Unique opportunity for small businesses


7th June – Tallaght Echo - Retailers urged to ask kids show me your ID


14th June – Tallaght Echo - Smuggled cigs stub out 40 jobs


21st June – Tallaght Echo – Chamber to stage summer barbeque


28th June – Tallaght Echo – Chamber urges government not to transfer sick pay costs to employers


5th July – Tallaght Echo – South Dublin Chamber BBQ inKingswood


7th July – Irish Daily Mail – Meetings with State is the business


10th July – Evening Herald – Fury at sick pay plan


12th July – Tallaght Echo – Chamber urges talks on sick pay proposals


12th July – Tallaght Echo – Centre offers link for small business


19th July – Tallaght Echo – Photographs from theSouth Dublin Chamber BBQ


21ST August – Evening Herald – Business leaders warn against hiking rates to plug shortfalls 


6th September – Clondalkin Gazette – Chambers of Commerce to host seminar


6th September – Malahide Gazette – Merits ofDubai in spotlight


11th September – Evening Herald – Dubai Business talk


13th September – Tallaght Echo – Successful RWC bids need to “think outside city limits”


16th September – Sunday Business post – Social clauses in tenders considered


24th September – Cham call on I water boost local jobs



24th September – Delays in water metering avoidable


25th October – Tallaght Echo Living with separation


22nd November – Tallaght Echo - Chamber to host Networking event


29th November – Tallaght Echo - South Dublin should have some rights#


29th November – Tallaght Echo - Chambers Grand Prix opening event


29th November – Tallaght Echo - Post Budget Briefing


29th November – Tallaght Echo - Mooney’s host networking event


20th December – Tallaght Echo – SouthDublin Chamber Annual Christmas Lunch