Promoting Local Businesses

by Natalie Goodman  in LIT Clonmel |237 words

South Tipperary Enterprise Board

The South Tipperary Enterprise Board is one of thirty-five County and City Enterprise Boards involved in a new initiative about getting business on-line, it offers support and advice to start up or existing businesses.For more information on this initiative or if you wish to enroll in a training course visit the website


South Tipperary Development Board

Promotes the local businesses and the amenities to which tourists will find interesting such as the Carrick-On-Suir to Kilsheelan Walk and Marlifield Walk, Cahir Castle and many more in the surrounding areas. It highlights the beauty of the surrounding countryside and enables locals as well as tourists the opportunity to engage in these wonderful walks as well as promoting South Tipperary's heritage.


The Clonmel Chamber of Commerce

The Clonmel Chamber is the largest business organisation in South Tipperary and represents the interests of the business community while also promoting economic development in the regions with a range of stakeholders and partners. Just recently they have introduced free Clonmel Wi-fi throughout Clonmel thanks to funding from the South Tipperary Development Company. This will help attract customers for the local businesses and is as step in the right direction, through using free wi-fi it enables the public to use the internet on laptops and mobile phones and Clonmel is at a huge advantage as they are the first to roll out free Wi-fi and for more information you can find them on Twitter @ClonmelChamber.

This content supports the Public Relations module offered by the Limerick Institute of Technology. You can find further details in a prospectus about the Honours Degree in Creative Multimedia.

How to find out about tipperary via online conversations.

Martha  LIT-Clonmel   127 words



Tipperary is a County of Ireland. It is located in the provinceof Munster and is named after the town of Tipperary. The population of the county is 158,652 according to the 2011 census. Tipperary is the sixth largest of the 32 counties by area and the 11th largest by population.

people can find out about tipperary  via online conversations like tweeter, facebook and many other social and public sites. people visiting GAA sites could get online information about Tipperary from this site.

Facebook has its very own Tipperary page, which gives detailed information about the county, and different places to visit in tipperary. This page also contains local tipperary news, and tipperary weather. people could talk to each other and find out more about tipperary through this page.

Promoting Local

Clonmel Chamber

Stephanie Sweetnam in LIT-Clonmel | Logo from Clonmel Chamber

Several local agencies play a major role in articulating the message of local products and services in the South Tipperary region.

The Clonmel Chamber of Commerce

The Clonmel Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organisations in South Tipperary.  Its members create and maintaina positive business environment in the area.  The Chamber enables organisations to develop new opportunities, generate additional revenue and to create further employment locally.  

South Tipperary County Development Board

Established to promote the economic, social and cultural development in South Tipperary, the South Tipperary County Development Board outlines its county strategy on its website. The strategy documents meeting notes from the four Programme Management Groups who oversee the implementation of the Strategy.  Currently, the South Tipperary County Development Board promotes South Tipperary in a 'Taste of Tourism in South Tipperary'.  Companies and business people can sell and promote their products while visiting tourist attractions in South Tipperary.

South Tipperary Enterprise Board

This agency provides advice, information and support for start-up and existing businesses in South Tipperary.  It operates schemes aimed at assisting through Grants and refundable aid, the establishment of microenterprises with the central objective of facilitating the creation and maintenance of sustainable jobs and the development of economic infrastructure at a local level.  The Enterprise Board supports information about starting and running a business, business skills training, management skills development, financial support, mentoring and E-Commerce Initiatives.

Related information for promoting local products and services appear in Bernie Goldbach's curated links.

Reflections on Mahon

original correspondence from the mahon report

Martha in the LIT-Clonmel  Bureau | 172 words

The Mahon report was set up to examine allegations of payments to politicians and corruption within the irish government. The Word Cloud above shows this very clearly.

The Mahon Report's main focus was on former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. This is documented in the Mahon Report. Politicians received money from property developers then often made decisions favourable to those developers. Although new housing estates were built, surrounding infrastructure often never received planning consideration.

Today in Ireland, there are hundrends of houses and bulidings around the country that are left uncompleted. In the local area, it's easy to see vacant houses on the Dublin Road overlooking the Rock of Cashel and the same kind of ghost estate near Glenconner in Clonmel, County Tipperary.

For me, a third level student and an observer of the Mahon Report, I feel it was wrong for the government to spend so much money on wages, expenses and pensions. It was wrong to accept money for access to politicians. And it is wrong to be cleaning up the banking mess that evolved on the back of an overheated economy falsely powered by construction.


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Word Cloud of Mahon

A View of Quarryvale

NATALIE GOODMAN in Clonmel | Word Cloud by Natalie | 183 words

The Mahon Tribunal was set up to help prevent or investigate corruption within the Irish government. Among those that are being investigated are former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. It is alledged that he took approximately €250,000.

Former European Minister Padraig Flynn is also being investigated for corruption in the planning process (e.g. agreeing to the construction of proprerties that should have not been built). Now in almost every town across the country there are ghost estates that remain half finished or an eyesore to the surrounding communities.

It is the belief of many that their pensions of €152,000 a year should be taken off them and any money that was taken should be paid back and used for vital resources such as schools and hospitals and roads.

In my opinoin I think its unfair for the general public to pay for the damages caused by the politicians in our government. Our country is in a mess and we owe a lot of money to other countries and the general public are suffering through various cuts and there is a lack of trust between the public and their government. 


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Measuring Vs Counting

rulersmeasuring is the process or the result of determining the ratio of  hysical quantity, such as a length,time and temperature. while counting is trying to figure out the number of things, or how much things cost.

Measuring is more important than counting becasue it gives you an accurate measure or balance of things. e.g it is important to measure how many tiles you would need for your kichen floor, than to try and count how many tiles are needed.

for deeper discussions go to Katie Paine's Measure What Matters Book.





Major PR Practical Exercise Summarised

Team ConsultationsPUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS earn a lot of cash for clever agencies so we will start the eighth year of the Creative Multimedia PR module with a short overview of campaigns worth academic credit.

The goal: have groups of three to five people organise organically and claim taskings that are outlined in Evernote and Google Documents. The suspense for group formation: 21 September 2011. This is the most ambitious campaign management ever attempted with a third level group in Tipperary. The risk is worth taking because of the number of clever and focused students in the group. A few specifics emerge below the break in the YouTube clip.

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Twitter Influence in Ireland

Twitter  LatteTHE NEW TECH POST had a look at "the most influential tweeters" in Ireland and put the editor of onto the list.

The NTP list is admittedly subjective becacuse "influence can mean many things to many people." I agree with that assessment but think the listing is a good one for someone new to Twitter. In fact, the names are people tweeting in Ireland so they are more relevant than the ones that Twitter recommends for people. The NTP list spins through several objective factors like numbers of followers, the number being followed back, total tweets, retweets and favourites. As I click through the list, I wonder how many of the 10 cited follow the other nine people on the list. I know I don't follow all the influencers who are cited on the list. But I feel there's a nice eclectic mix in the listing.

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Getting Paid for Your Shots

Rock of Cashel

SEVEN YEARS AGO, when Flickr was still a baby and when iPhones did not exist, I walked out of the best cafe in Cashel and snapped a shot of the Rock of Cashel. That image has been seen by more than 20,000 on Flickr, been marked a favourite more than 50 times and appeared in collateral worldwide without attribution or compensation. Its unauthorised usage gives me a solid teaching example that resonates in the current experience of Susan Cloonan.

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