Ross Tormey – The Interactive Tourer

In 2008 the economic tsunami triggered by the collapse of our banking and building sector ensured the roar of the Celtic Tiger was over. The following year, a dark cloud of economic depression loomed over the country and the phrase “Sometimes you’re flush and sometimes you’re bust,” made perfect sense. In 2011, the CSO’s Census of Population recorded that 8,637 people in Westmeath were unemployed, that equated to almost 10% of the county’s 86,164 population. Draconian public spending cuts continued, consumer spending and confidence was on life-support and the construction sector was almost non-existent.

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Zoosh Ventures – Together We Will Drive Growth

There is something magical in the water that flows along the Royal Canal in Mullingar. The line: ‘That fair metropolis, so great and populous, adorns the regions of sweet Westmeath,’ still perfectly sums up the town in the 21st century. So many selfless people throughout the town’s history came together to lay the foundations for generations to follow. They were not in it for fame or glory. Their only vested interest was to see the town prosper and grow its burgeoning industrial heritage. Mullingar was safe in the hands of our predecessors who needed the town to grow, compete and succeed.

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