Events and News of (Irish) Interest

letterkennyMay 23: Doing Business in the UK

This interactive and practical morning seminar offers an insight into the practicalities, opportunities and challenges of doing business in Britain as well as an opportunity to meet one-to-one with the speakers.

VENUE: Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 8:15 am – 11 am

The panel includes UKTI, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, Mason Hayes & Curran, Royal Bank of Scotland and RSM Tenon.

You can get more information by emailing events @

May 24: Workshops Series for SME Business Owners

“As Accountants we have become increasingly aware of the difficulties facing SME Business Owners in managing and dealing with the challenges they are facing through the current economic environment.”

In response to this situation, MCN is now launching a series of workshops, in order to make its in house expertise and experience available in a cost effective and time focused manner, to help Business owners address and find solutions to the many challenges.

Liam McNamara, who is MD of MCN Associates has been through many of these challenges himself through his career having successes and failures. He will share these experiences and the lessons he has learned throughout the workshop series.

Price: €50.

Venue: Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
For further information or to make a reservation please contact: Lotte Lyne
Office 01 2309000 | Mobile 086 352 7606 | Email: lotte @

Innovative and industrial R&D services

The WiSAR Center is a research and development facility located in Letterkenny, within LYIT grounds. WiSAR is nationally recognized as the center of excellence in wireless technology; medical, motion, heat and light detection sensors. Its focus is to provide innovative and industrial R&D services to Irish companies.

If you have a business idea (in the area of wireless sensors) that you’d like to follow up but don’t have the technical know how or the funds to peruse that idea, WiSAR can help.

Working with Enterprise Ireland, the aim is to help companies create new business opportunities through innovative R&D. Enterprise Ireland would provide the funding for your idea, and should it become a commercially viable product, EI would provide a commercial fund to help your company develop the product. Please note that EI funding is free of charge and wouldn’t force any financial liabilities on you, or on your company.

If you like further information feel free to contact:

Sufian Al Aswad, M.Sc B.Sc MBA

WiSAR Centre Manager

+353 86 408 5521

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