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Self Catering

Tourism is very important to the Irish Economy. In 2004 it was worth €4Bn and the aim is to increase this figure to €6Bn by 2012. Fáilte Ireland, from their market intelligence, tell us that there are two important elements which we must take account of, if we are to be successful over the next number of years. They are ‘different product offerings’ and ‘better access’.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
102KB
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Home Help

Personal and home care aides assist the elderly, disabled, ill, and mentally disabled persons who live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in health facilities.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
44KB
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Holiday Hostels

In 2004 6.4 million tourists came to Ireland and of those 3% stayed in Hostel accommodation, 1% more than stayed in Caravan and Camping. The highest number staying in hostels came from Mainland Europe and USA and the lowest number came from UK. Because of the vast improvement in Standards and Quality the hostel sector is growing. Hostel in Ireland divide into two categories namely Holiday hostels and Youth hostels. Youth hostels are run under the direct management of an organization or associations such as An Oige, while Holiday Hostels are under the management of a Proprietor or Manager, in other words are privately owned. As with all tourism products membership of a marketing organization is very important both from a marketing and networking viewpoint.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
90KB
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Free Range Goose Production

The rearing of geese can be a profitable enterprise on a farm. The use and manipulation of lighting programmes for all-year-round breeding brought great benefits to the poultry industry but geese have not responded to the same extent as chicken and turkeys. Consequently, they continue to have a short breeding season.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
87KB
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Special Needs Assistant

Special Needs Assistants (SNA) help teachers in schools, by providing classroom support to pupils with a wide range of severe learning, physical or behavioural difficulties. Assistants may work in a special school or in mainstream national and secondary schools.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
116KB
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Selling at a Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ markets are markets, usually held out-of-doors, where farmers can sell their produce to the public. Products at such markets are renowned for being locally-grown, very fresh, and sold directly to the public, without going through a middle man. Farmers’ markets often feature additive-free and organic produce and there is a growing demand for ‘value-added’ products.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
64KB
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Farm Shop

Farm Shops can range from a temporary stall selling seasonal products to a fullscale, full-time mini-supermarket. A farm shop can be an effective way to add value to farm produce. There is an increasing demand for healthy and naturally produced foods. People are also interested in how it is produced, in freshness and in traceability. The growth of these markets reflects changing consumer preferences for fresh locally produced foods.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
104KB
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Free Range Egg Production

Egg production as a business has developed into a highly intensive operation with large numbers of laying hens in controlled environment housing. To maximise space utilisation hens are kept in tiered cages, commonly called the battery system. Eggs in Ireland, in common with the rest of the developed world are largely battery produced from intensive units. Free range egg production is frequently referred to as ‘an alternative system’.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
73KB
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Sessional Childcare

Sessional Childcare Services are the second most common form of childcare services availed of by parents in Ireland, after childminding.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
62KB
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Lavender Production

Lavenders have everything for the modern garden as an amenity plant. They are evergreen, fast growing, compact and fragrant. The origins of its name are probably from the Latin word Lavare indicating the plant has another use as it means to be washed, and suggests it was regularly used to perfume bathing water.

01 May 2006
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
106KB