first_imgLinkedin Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Team Up For TheoNext articleWired FM winning on the double at National Community Radio Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie BusinessNews#ShopLimerick – Small business group launches shop local campaignBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 102 ISME chief executive Neil McDonnellLIMERICK retailers are being asked to join the ‘Shop Local – Not Just for Christmas’ campaign launched by small business group ISME which highlights the importance of supporting Irish businesses throughout the year.ISME hopes that their members in Limerick offering business to business services, consumer products and services across the retail, hospitality and personal grooming sectors will join this initiative and avail of the opportunity to promote their business free of charge.Every €10 spent on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit for related businesses, which highlights the importance of shopping local to maintain employment in local communities.As businesses face into the Christmas shopping period, ISME is encouraging consumers to not only shop locally this festive season, but to make a conscious effort to continue to support local businesses throughout the coming year.Small businesses are facing significant pressure with closures and other restrictions associated with Covid-19 and this is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell said the purpose of the campaign was to encourage consumers to continue to support Irish SMEs beyond the Christmas period and throughout 2021.“The difficulties faced by Irish businesses since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are very serious, and SMEs have had to make significant investments in enabling online offerings, purchasing equipment, and implementing procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and outdoor dining facilities,” he explained.“ISME is encouraging Irish consumers to think of the bigger picture when supporting Irish businesses. As well as employing local people, SMEs also carry a high percentage of locally produced goods and revenue and employment is generated in other local services and suppliers and other small firms.“Since March, Irish consumers have largely moved away from international online shopping, as 53 per cent estimate that they have done most of their online shopping with Irish SMEs. Buying Irish-made goods and services helps to ensure their quality, traceability, and value-for-money. Over the coming months, we are calling on Irish consumers to continue this trend and make that effort to shop locally, both online and in person,” Mr McDonnell concluded.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Man given suspended jail sentance for disorderly behaviour in A&E Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – July 20, 2013 Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp News A man who told police that it was no wonder people put bombs under their cars while in the A & E department of Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital was told there was every reason why he should go straight to prison.Michael McDaid (40) of 16, Corrody Road admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour on March 1.The court was told that police were at Altnagelvin Hospital on prisoner escort duty and McDaid was being treated for a head injury.The defendant tried to sit down between the officer and the prisoner and was warned to go away.Eventually he was led away and began shouting at police not to push him.He then became abusive and said that it was ‘no wonder they put bombs under your cars.’He continued to be abusive and make threats within the hearing of medical staff and the general public.Defence solicitor Mr. Seamus Quigley said his client had a lengthy record of 59 previous convictions.Deputy District Judge Nigel Broderick  sentenced McDaid to six months in prison suspended for three years and ordered him to pay £300 to the Friends of Altnagelvin charity. Previous articleCouncil asks the public not to wash cars/ water lawns and take showers if possibleNext articleNaomh Brid GAA club organises solo challenge in aid of Donegal Hospice News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more