County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 2022

by admin on 27/03/2022

Chambers Ireland meeting with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland

With over 6,000 Ukrainian refugees already in Ireland the State needs to make enormous efforts to ensure that they can be speedily integrated into local communities and the workforce.

Many refugees with poorer English will need help in finding opportunities where they will be able to take advantage of their skills and talents. With so many of the refugees being women, childcare will be a serious problem for those who seek to work while they are here.

Recognition of professional qualifications (such as childcare certification and drivers’, including HGV, licences) needs to be accelerated.

Government need to resource the Garda vetting service to ensure that people who are here can be facilitated in finding work as quickly as possible.


Speaking at the meeting Ambassador Gerasko said:

“I would like to express my gratitude to Irish people and firms for their support in these dark times for Ukraine.

“The war against the Ukrainian people is fuelled by the trade that businesses carry out with Russia.

“I want to ask all Irish businesses to cease trade and investment in Russia. We are also asking that all firms reassess their supply chains to ensure that they are not relying on Russian Firms.

“Ukraine is calling on all nations to Boycott trade with Russia, to close their ports to Russian shipping and Russian goods and encourage all commercial bodies to divest themselves from Russian assets.

“We would also encourage Irish businesses to consider how they can provide employment opportunities to Ukrainian citizens arriving in Ireland, many of whom have excellent language and technical skills.”


The Embassy calls for medical aid to Ukraine

Given the relentless bombing of civilian areas and hospitals medical necessities are in very short supply. Organisations which can donate medical resources to International and Ukrainian organisations that are active on the ground are urged to contact the Ukrainian embassy for local organisations.


Speaking after this morning’s meeting with Her Excellency Larysa Gerasko, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive, Ian Talbot, said:

“Putin’s horrific war on Ukraine is an international calamity. No one can look on the plight of the people fleeing that violence without wanting to help. For help to achieve its aim, help must be practical.

“For many people the first instinct is to organise local charity drives, but that doesn’t consider the difficulties involved in getting collected goods and food to the conflict zone, and then getting them to the right people.

“It is most practical to donate money to the organisations that have the capacity to deliver help where it is needed, and at the scale that is required. With millions already fleeing the warzone, un-coordinated piecemeal efforts cannot make a substantial difference.”


For others who want to help, but do not have the kind of medical supplies that are of urgent need and do not have an existing partnership with a charity active in the field, Chambers Ireland suggests making monetary donations to:


The UN High Commission for Refugees:

The Red Cross:

Cohesion Global is an advanced transformational programme.

We implement the programme as an integrated circle process where leaders, executives, managers and staff; organically evolve into a highly functional community of coherently invested people.

The process is constituted of: 
(a) a confidential and client-centred EXPERIENTIAL PROCESS that transforms participants at a ROOT level, offering each individual a fundamental FELT shift in perceptions, opening up doors to new possibilities and potential

(b) delivered by two highly empowered and fully prepared and present Male and Female Co-Paired Dialogue Guides (Facilitators) who have undergone intensive individual and group Dialogue mastery training under the one to one direction of the Cohesion Global founder underpinned by;

  • Cohesion Global being the industry faculty for DaVinci School of Business Leadership and validated a Masters elective at 60 credits. 
  • Cohesion Global validating its leadership development approach at Level 8 at the Business School of the University of the Free State. 
  • Dialogue guides who have undergone up to 622 hours of pracademic training which includes deep practice, supervision and observation.

(c) a KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER of a highly crafted and deep domain intellectual property founded on high value outcomes

(d) TEACHING Dialogue techniques to participants who use it on a continuous basis in their organisation or community, enhancing their connectedness and coherence in day-to-day work/life.

St Patricks Day Festivities in Clonmel
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Artist Pledge for Ukraine                                                        14/03/2022
Given the current crisis in the Ukraine and the devastation being caused by the war, the artists of South Tipperary are coming together to raise funds for UNICEF and the Irish Red Cross.
A group of local artists are organizing a pop-up exhibition, co-hosted by South Tipperary Art Centre, which will be coordinated through the Mayor’s fund.  The exhibition will be open to viewing Upstairs @STAC from Tuesday 22nd March, and on Saturday the 26th of March, from 10am to 4pm, the public are encouraged to come appreciate the art, purchase something, or just leave a donation to this worthy cause.
The aim of the event is to bring artists of all ages and experience together to sell their work with all proceeds going to aid the people of Ukraine.  An artist call was declared on Friday the 11th of March and within hours over 60 replies of support were received, and the number of contributors keeps growing.  The Artists taking part in the event range from junior STAG members to professional artists well known on the Irish art scene. Given the amazing response from Artists in the region, we are hopeful that the event will be well supported by the local community and the industries of the region. 
For general enquiries or enquiries about donating artwork please contact the Facebook Group: 
Chambers Ireland’s annual Sustainable Business Impact Awards are now open for applications
BAM are delighted to once again sponsor the Sustainable Business Impact Awards.

The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards recognise the important role business plays in communities around the country as we move from a period of awareness to action on sustainability.

Measuring the impact of specific projects, these prestigious nationwide awards have become recognised as the most prominent awards in the area of sustainability and CSR for over fifteen years. The awards have also helped to galvanise very significant investment by the private sector into appropriate projects benefitting the environment, communities, charities and workforces.
The Awards recognise the meaningful and high-quality work by companies through different award categories, including Environment, Charity, Volunteering, Community, Workplace, Communication, Sustainable Impact by a Small or Medium Sized Business, and Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. The awards are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlight the important role business plays in working towards achieving our goals in this area by 2030. This work is demonstrated in every Chamber community in the country. Over 410 companies have entered over 1,500 projects and won over 250 awards in the lifetime of the awards.


Trek the trails in Munster Vales!
We here in Munster Vales are thrilled to announce the creation of a Digital Interactive Walking Map that features over 90 trails that include many fantastic walking, cycling and heritage routes across the destination of Munster Vales. Trek the trails within the experiences of Ballyhoura, Commeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee and Nagle ranges, discovering amazing heritage and alluring landscapes boasting stunning viewpoints within the rural setting of Tipperary, Waterford, Cork and Limerick. 

Munster Vales Digital Interactive Walking Map launches today encouraging visitors and locals to explore our captivating destination with an array of trails to suit all levels of walkers. Choose from walking the captivating forest walks within Ballyhoura to stunning trails along the coastline of the Waterford Greenway to majestic mountain views within the Glen of Aherlow to enigmatic river walk along the Blackwater, there is something for every walking enthusiast whether you are a natural hiker, adventure devotee or independent explorer


Soccer Goals Academy are Holding an Easter Camp
Soccer Goals Academy are Holding an Easter Camp
 Friday – 9am-12pm
Venue:Clonmel Celtic Grounds
Limited – 52 places in Total
Age :4yrs – 15yrs
 Boys & Girls
Please Apply on the link
You will Receive an email after you Apply with the option to Enrol
Creative organisations and individual creative practitioners are called on to collaborate with Age Friendly Ireland on the delivery of regional creative initiatives for older people.


The Metro Mayors of Manchester (Andy Burnham) and Liverpool (Steve Rotheram) are conducting a mission to Dublin at the end of March. They will be hosting an event about Net-Zero/Sustainability, and another on digitalisation, both on the 29th of March.


The retail system has profoundly been hit by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of this survey is to collect your experiences, views and opinions about the situation and potential changes in retail and its interconnected sectors. This will provide a strong basis for the development of policies to support the resilience, innovativeness, sustainability and competitiveness of the EU retail ecosystem in the future.


Graphite HR outline their advice regarding the temporary protection permit directive that will afford people forced to flee the war in Ukraine the right to work in the EU.


A letter will issue to all ratepayers in the affected Local Authority areas this week from the Valuation Office, notifying them of the deferral.


Corporate Partners – Peninsula – Click to learn more


Wellbeing and Motivation Lunch & Learn Series          30th March 2022 FREE
How to Reboot your Networking Skills                           20th April 2022
Search Engine Optimisation Fundamentals (SEO)        26th April 2022
Professional and Personal Development QQI Level 6   27th April 2022
Innovation and Entrepreneurial programme –                April – June 2022
Wellbeing and Resilience Workshop                              27th April 2022
Train the Trainer FULL AWARD QQI L6                        3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st May and 7th June
First Aid Responder Certification                                   5th, 12th and 19th May 2022
How to Present like a Pro –                                           12th May 2022
Excel Fundamentals – Level 2                                    19th May 2022
Succession Planning for SME’s Lunch & Learn Series 25th May 2022 FREE
Preparing and Managing Budgets                                   10th June 2022
Leading with Emotional Intelligence                                15th June 2022
Later in the Year
Regional Leaders Programme –                                      September 2022
How to Present Like a Pro Advanced                               8th September 2022
Supervisory & New Manager Training                             14th September 2022
Mental Health First Aid                                                     10th October 2022
HR Management
Goal Setting Workshop –                                                  30th November 2022

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County Tipperary Chamber is in weekly contact with senior officials across all Government Departments, the Revenue Commissioners, Customs, EU Officials, etc. and as a membership organisation we are always interested in hearing from you of your experiences in this regard. If you require assistance, please do let us know. You can email us at

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