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Thankfully, one thing Meath is not No. 1 in…

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council We’re concerned about Dublin Here at Meath we spend a lot of time looking at the county next door, Dublin and its tremendous success in attracting many to the world’s top international businesses to locate there. But this interest in Dublin is not borne out of envy, but […]

With full employment, surveys show employees want to move out of Dublin

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 8th January 2018 The Irish economy is rocking More good news this morning with the employers body IBEC forecasting that the Irish economy will grow by 4.8%. This is a fraction more conservative than the 5% growth forecast by State backed ESRI. One way or another, Brexit apart – […]

$4,500 a year just to sit at a desk

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council It’s tough trying to turn a profit It’s tough enough to make a profit in business but it’s tougher still if the space taken up by every desk in your office is costing you around $4,500 a year. I’ve just been reading the latest research from global property […]

A moving experience

Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive, Meath County Council 28th November 2017 A piece of cake As the old adage goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It’s taken a while to centralise our council activities in the one location at our brand new building, Buvinda House, but so far the reviews are very […]

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 […]