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GMIT Innovation Centre
Entrepreneurship in the West of Ireland
By Judith Feehan
13, Oct 2011 - 18:41

Some of the west of Ireland's most acclaimed and successful businesses will feature on an hour long TV programme on SKY TV this Thursday evening. The show entitled ‘Entrepreneurship in the West of Ireland' features several well established companies from Mayo, including CBE in Claremorris, McHale's Engineering in Ballinrobe and Allergan Pharmaceuticals in Westport.

The programme also looks at the GMIT Innovation in Business Centres in Castlebar and Galway. Maria Staunton IIBC Mayo manager said ‘The west is a fantastic place to do business, we have very creative people with excellent ideas who are setting up businesses here in the west and doing really well.'

"It's great to be able to show a wider audience what we are doing here in the IIBC, we hope it will encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship in the west and maybe some companies will see the programme and consider the west as a good place for their business" she said.

The programme itself is produced by Westport company IRISH TV which has a weekly hour long programme every Thursday called ‘Out and About in Ireland' on Sky TV.

"We have benefited from the IIBC ourselves and we felt it was worth showing the good work they do to a global audience. It's all about showcasing the west of Ireland as a great place to live, work and do business." commented executive producer Mairead Ní Mhaoilchiaran.

The hour long programme will air on Thursday at 9pm on Sky TV channel 201, Freesat 403 and simultaneously on It is repeated on Sunday at 9pm and Monday at 11pm.

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