Chamber Council

CHAMBER COUNCIL MEMBERS & SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES

Company Directors

Company Director: Michael Bennett

Michael is Managing Director of Bennett Tarmacadam and an active director of Niall Barry & Co, Coolderry Plant, Dromalane Properties and Cleanfill. He has over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing and contracts management in the construction and engineering sectors. As a pioneer of Passive Home development in Ireland, he has raised the profile of Michael Bennett & Sons in adapting Sustainable Energy technologies to the Irish marketplace and sourcing previously imported building materials from local suppliers.

 

Company Director: Eric Barron

Eric is the owner and manager of Eric Barron Menswear in Enniscorthy, established in the town since 1974. He has been trading successfully in menswear clothes for over four decades and prides his business on delivering the best quality and service. He has served his time in drapery and menswear for many years prior to the establishment of his Enniscorthy business. Eric received his education from the CBS in Wexford town.

 

Company Secretary: Eugene Doyle

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Eugene Doyle is the Chamber’s Company Secretary. As a Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Advisor of Eugene T Doyle & Co Ltd, he is the firm’s founding partner having established the business in October 1987. He studied in Carlow Regional Technical College in 1977 and holds a Certificate in Business Studies. Eugene is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having qualified in 1983. Prior to the setting up of his own business, Eugene trained and worked for Sheil Kinnear & Co. Chartered Accountants and IFAC Accountants and has over 30 years’ practice experience.

 

Chamber President: Maree Lyng

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Maree is the current President of the Chamber and Branch Manager for AIB Bank in Enniscorthy. With over 30 years’ background working in the financial services industry in Ireland, she has gained experience in all areas of Retail Branch Banking including SME & Agri financing, Mortgages, Personal finance and Wealth. Maree is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and has previously acted as a Commercial Lending Manger with AIB. She has a qualification from WIT in Computer Programming.

 

 

Vice President: Michael O’Leary

Past President: John Burke-O’Leary

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John is a past President of the Chamber of Commerce for Enniscorthy and its District. John is a Solicitor and partner of Frizelle–O’Leary Solicitors in Enniscorthy with over 30 years of experience in serving the people of the town and county. John qualified at UCD, receiving his Bachelor of Civil Law in 1980 and as a Solicitor in 1983. He has expanded the practice founded by Henry J. Frizelle to a partnership with specialist departments to litigation, conveyancing and probate. John has a wide experience in dealing with Personal injuries, Litigation, Wills and Administration of Estates, and vindicating citizens’ rights.

 

Past President: Colm Neville

Colm is the owner and operator of the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy, the newly opened Crown Bar in Wexford town, and is the Chairperson for the Visit Wexford tourism group.

 

Secretary: Maria Nolan

Treasurer: Connie Doyle

Connie Doyle LIB QFA, has many years’ experience with the Financial Services Industry and is an Affiliated Member of Accountant Technicians Ireland. She also holds a Professional Certificate in General Insurance and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree with the Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford Campus. She is an avid golfer and also enjoys being taken for a walk by her dog, Bow.


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M11 By-pass Action: Michael Bennett

NO REPRO FEE 26/10/2016 Pictured are Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Mairead Fernane, Founder and National President of Victim Assistance Ireland, and Michael Bennett, Chairman of the Federation for Victim Assistance, at the launch of the Federation for Victim Assistance’s freephone number 1 800 277477 today at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. The services, which are strictly confidential, include a call back telephone service, face to face meetings, always attended by two members, court accompaniment, onward referral - only with your permission, information on victim impact statements, assistance with forms including criminal Injuries compensation and information on the workings of the Criminal Justice System. The Federation for Victim Assistance is a voluntary organisation structured in County and District Branches around the country. All branches are governed by the constitution of the Federation for Victim Assistance. Their Volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation and all are fully trained and Garda-Vetted. They offer emotional and practical assistance to all Victims of Crime and Traumatic incidents. The service is also available to Victims' family members. While they do not provide financial assistance the service is free and confidential. PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Michael is Managing Director of Bennett Tarmacadam and an active director of Niall Barry & Co, Coolderry Plant, Dromalane Properties and Cleanfill. He has over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing and contracts management in the construction and engineering sectors. As a pioneer of Passive Home development in Ireland, he has raised the profile of Michael Bennett & Sons in adapting Sustainable Energy technologies to the Irish marketplace and sourcing previously imported building materials from local suppliers.

 

Science & Technology: Noeleen Redmond

noeleen-redmondNoeleen Redmond, solicitor practises in County Wexford. A graduate of University College Cork, she qualified in 1986.  In 1989, she established Redmond & Company Solicitors (now Redmond’s).  With wide ranging expertise, Noeleen heads up the Commercial & Business unit in the firm and also the specialist area of Family Law. Her extensive knowledge and in-depth expertise and qualifications have resulted in the development of a strong, respected and trustworthy legal practice. Noeleen served for many years on the Law Society’s Business Law Committee and is a former President and Honorary Secretary of the Co. Wexford Solicitors Association.  She is a qualified Mediator in Family Law and has completed further studies in civil and commercial mediation. Noeleen is an active contributor and participant in the community, serving on the boards of a number of community and charitable organisations.

 

Enterprise: John O’Connor

john-o-connorJohn is the Centre Manager of Enniscorthy Enterprise & Technology Centre. The Centre provides incubation space for innovative start-up businesses and provides third level business/management training for businesses in the South East of Ireland. He has 20 years’ experience in the Wholesale sector and has utilised this during his work in Uganda as a Business Development Advisor for Makerere University Business School. His current position is a blend of Business Development and Education Management and has expertise in designing and managing projects.

 

Tourism: Jean O’Connell

jean-oconnellJean is the head of O Connell Marketing, Sales & Communications offers a straight talking results based approach for integrated Digital, PR, Sales and Marketing solutions for large and small businesses. Jean offers expert knowledge and proven track record in Tourism developments, Festivals, Hospitality and Events. She prides herself and her business on delivering direct quantifiable revenue through creative marketing and PR campaigns, energetic sales approach and in depth industry knowledge and contacts.

 

Festivals: Richie Cotter

Richie is a native of Kilkenny and is heavily involved in all aspects of Festival life of Enniscorthy and surrounding areas. He was educated in Rockwell College and St.Patrick’s Drumcondra. Richie is a retired principal after a 40 year teaching career in Dublin. He is very appreciative of the genuine welcome received after moving to the Enniscorthy/Ferns area in 2011. He is now enjoying both family and festival life alongside the many new friends he has made.

 

Eric Barron

eric-barronEric is the owner and manager of Eric Barron Menswear in Enniscorthy, established in the town since 1974. He has been trading successfully in menswear clothes for over four decades and prides his business on delivering the best quality and service. He has served his time in drapery and menswear for many years prior to the establishment of his Enniscorthy business. Eric received his education from the CBS in Wexford town.