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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 08:51:28 AM »


Good news for the NOrthwest ad O'Neills

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/oneills-to-create-175-jobs-with-expansion-of-its-strabane-manufacturing-headquarters-36604634.html

Sportswear giant O'Neills is creating 175 jobs as part of a major expansion at its Co Tyrone base.
Planning approval granted by Derry City and Strabane District Council makes way for a new storage and distribution facility and factory shop complex at Dublin Road in Strabane to aid with the company's developing online business.O'Neills, which is best known for its GAA kit, has established sales offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, while international  sales offices have been opened in the US, France and Australia. The new positions, to be created over a three-year period, are expected to generate an additional £26.7m in sales, and will also help safeguard the present workforce.

Now celebrating its centenary year, O'Neills Sports already employs nearly 600 people in Strabane, in addition to 100 who work at its Dublin site.

While the company started out manufacturing solely GAA jerseys, it has seen considerable development, particularly over the past 40 years, and is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

That is supernews

Itís capitalism, though.

Aided by a monopoly created by the GAA where market forces aren't at play.

Those jobs in Strabane would instead be in an Adidas factory in Vietnam.

Not Capitalism in its truest form.

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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2018, 11:30:38 AM »

OíNeillís should soon be able to test themselves in the market without the buoyancy aid of the GAAís manufactured monopoly

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2018, 12:13:07 PM »

OíNeillís should soon be able to test themselves in the market without the buoyancy aid of the GAAís manufactured monopoly

They're already doing a good trade in England where funnily enough it's easier for them to get into Rugby and soccer clubs. I wonder why they can't make the same inroads here?   :o
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2018, 01:02:30 PM »


Good news for the NOrthwest ad O'Neills

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/oneills-to-create-175-jobs-with-expansion-of-its-strabane-manufacturing-headquarters-36604634.html

Sportswear giant O'Neills is creating 175 jobs as part of a major expansion at its Co Tyrone base.
Planning approval granted by Derry City and Strabane District Council makes way for a new storage and distribution facility and factory shop complex at Dublin Road in Strabane to aid with the company's developing online business.O'Neills, which is best known for its GAA kit, has established sales offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, while international  sales offices have been opened in the US, France and Australia. The new positions, to be created over a three-year period, are expected to generate an additional £26.7m in sales, and will also help safeguard the present workforce.

Now celebrating its centenary year, O'Neills Sports already employs nearly 600 people in Strabane, in addition to 100 who work at its Dublin site.

While the company started out manufacturing solely GAA jerseys, it has seen considerable development, particularly over the past 40 years, and is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

That is supernews

Itís capitalism, though.

Aided by a monopoly created by the GAA where market forces aren't at play.

Those jobs in Strabane would instead be in an Adidas factory in Vietnam.

Not Capitalism in its truest form.

The quality would be higher if it was made in an Adidas factory. No love for O'Neills shoddy products and jumbo-sized clothing. You'd assume being manufactured in Ireland would at least mean they had higher quality than Chinese knockoffs but, frankly, they do not.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 01:05:26 PM by Syferus »

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 01:27:40 PM »


Good news for the NOrthwest ad O'Neills

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/oneills-to-create-175-jobs-with-expansion-of-its-strabane-manufacturing-headquarters-36604634.html

Sportswear giant O'Neills is creating 175 jobs as part of a major expansion at its Co Tyrone base.
Planning approval granted by Derry City and Strabane District Council makes way for a new storage and distribution facility and factory shop complex at Dublin Road in Strabane to aid with the company's developing online business.O'Neills, which is best known for its GAA kit, has established sales offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, while international  sales offices have been opened in the US, France and Australia. The new positions, to be created over a three-year period, are expected to generate an additional £26.7m in sales, and will also help safeguard the present workforce.

Now celebrating its centenary year, O'Neills Sports already employs nearly 600 people in Strabane, in addition to 100 who work at its Dublin site.

While the company started out manufacturing solely GAA jerseys, it has seen considerable development, particularly over the past 40 years, and is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

That is supernews

Itís capitalism, though.

Aided by a monopoly created by the GAA where market forces aren't at play.

Those jobs in Strabane would instead be in an Adidas factory in Vietnam.

Not Capitalism in its truest form.

The quality would be higher if it was made in an Adidas factory. No love for O'Neills shoddy products and jumbo-sized clothing. You'd assume being manufactured in Ireland would at least mean they had higher quality than Chinese knockoffs but, frankly, they do not.

Really? I thought O'Neill's quality has increased greatly in recent years. I have to say our family are big fans of them and would prefer them over the likes of Nike, Addidas etc. They wear much better than some of the big brands stuff.
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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 01:36:53 PM »


Good news for the NOrthwest ad O'Neills

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/oneills-to-create-175-jobs-with-expansion-of-its-strabane-manufacturing-headquarters-36604634.html

Sportswear giant O'Neills is creating 175 jobs as part of a major expansion at its Co Tyrone base.
Planning approval granted by Derry City and Strabane District Council makes way for a new storage and distribution facility and factory shop complex at Dublin Road in Strabane to aid with the company's developing online business.O'Neills, which is best known for its GAA kit, has established sales offices in Dublin, London and Belfast, while international  sales offices have been opened in the US, France and Australia. The new positions, to be created over a three-year period, are expected to generate an additional £26.7m in sales, and will also help safeguard the present workforce.

Now celebrating its centenary year, O'Neills Sports already employs nearly 600 people in Strabane, in addition to 100 who work at its Dublin site.

While the company started out manufacturing solely GAA jerseys, it has seen considerable development, particularly over the past 40 years, and is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

That is supernews

Itís capitalism, though.

Aided by a monopoly created by the GAA where market forces aren't at play.

Those jobs in Strabane would instead be in an Adidas factory in Vietnam.

Not Capitalism in its truest form.

The quality would be higher if it was made in an Adidas factory. No love for O'Neills shoddy products and jumbo-sized clothing. You'd assume being manufactured in Ireland would at least mean they had higher quality than Chinese knockoffs but, frankly, they do not.

Really? I thought O'Neill's quality has increased greatly in recent years. I have to say our family are big fans of them and would prefer them over the likes of Nike, Addidas etc. They wear much better than some of the big brands stuff.

I'm specifically talking about their jerseys which are all made out of the same screen printed fabric. The polos and the jackets (their padded one is massive but great for staying warm at winter and spring matches) are certainly much better quality than the jerseys. But the problem with really large sizing follows the whole O'Neill's range, and unlike with jerseys you can't get a player fit version of a polo or a hoodie..
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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 01:55:05 PM »
O Neilís stuff is top notch quality
I have had enough of it over the years and washed many team shirts to know

They should try and break into the Moto cross market.
Fox, no fear, fly nowhere near the same quality and itís a massive business
Just supply and pay some works riders in Europe and the states and watch the money roll in
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 02:24:39 PM by north_antrim_hound »

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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2018, 11:56:22 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43125810
 
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Big outfit in trouble.


https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/industry-crisis-as-lagan-construction-group-cuts-make-it-900-jobs-axed-in-northern-ireland-in-2018-36624924.html

Combined with 95 posts in jeopardy at Wrightbus in Ballymena, a further 45 at Co Tyrone building contractor AG, and the loss of 270 jobs announced on January 27 over the planned closure of Kilroot power station by energy company AES, Northern Ireland could see more than 900 jobs go in just a few months.

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart said the latest blow concerns "jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose", and he blamed the political stalemate between the DUP and Sinn Fein for exacerbating the crisis.
Jaysus would you shtop

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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2018, 12:15:21 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43125810
 
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Big outfit in trouble.


https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/industry-crisis-as-lagan-construction-group-cuts-make-it-900-jobs-axed-in-northern-ireland-in-2018-36624924.html

Combined with 95 posts in jeopardy at Wrightbus in Ballymena, a further 45 at Co Tyrone building contractor AG, and the loss of 270 jobs announced on January 27 over the planned closure of Kilroot power station by energy company AES, Northern Ireland could see more than 900 jobs go in just a few months.

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart said the latest blow concerns "jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose", and he blamed the political stalemate between the DUP and Sinn Fein for exacerbating the crisis.

You'd wonder at that!

Big project builds slowing down allegedly.

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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2018, 01:37:29 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43125810

Big outfit in trouble.

When you see this and the likes of Carillion and Capita in the news lately, it does seem to be an issue of chasing contracts and revenue  at any cost. Firms seem to be pricing big jobs at such low margins that any problem at all means that your profit is gone.

In the Public sector procurement, the civil service are only interested in lowest price delivery. I know in the past firms made an absolute killing on the likes of PFI contracts etc but it does seem that the focus has gone too far the other way. There has to be a balance between price and delivery. Not good news for teh NI construction sector though.

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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 01:55:59 PM »
RaboDirect withdrawing from Ireland. All accounts to be closed by May.

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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2018, 02:57:28 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43125810
 
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Big outfit in trouble.


https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/industry-crisis-as-lagan-construction-group-cuts-make-it-900-jobs-axed-in-northern-ireland-in-2018-36624924.html

Combined with 95 posts in jeopardy at Wrightbus in Ballymena, a further 45 at Co Tyrone building contractor AG, and the loss of 270 jobs announced on January 27 over the planned closure of Kilroot power station by energy company AES, Northern Ireland could see more than 900 jobs go in just a few months.

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart said the latest blow concerns "jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose", and he blamed the political stalemate between the DUP and Sinn Fein for exacerbating the crisis.

Won't affect too many Gaaboarders this one  ;)

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2018, 04:16:42 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-43125810
 
https



Big outfit in trouble.


https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/industry-crisis-as-lagan-construction-group-cuts-make-it-900-jobs-axed-in-northern-ireland-in-2018-36624924.html

Combined with 95 posts in jeopardy at Wrightbus in Ballymena, a further 45 at Co Tyrone building contractor AG, and the loss of 270 jobs announced on January 27 over the planned closure of Kilroot power station by energy company AES, Northern Ireland could see more than 900 jobs go in just a few months.

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart said the latest blow concerns "jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose", and he blamed the political stalemate between the DUP and Sinn Fein for exacerbating the crisis.

Won't affect too many Gaaboarders this one  ;)

Heard they sponsor Dunloy minor hurlers, is that not true???  ;D

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Re: Irish Business Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2018, 10:36:17 PM »
Not all bad news. Unemployment at 10 year low in NI.
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