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Colm Healy, the owner of Skelligs Chocolate in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry:
“Local businesses are part of the fabric of the local community, providing a focal point in every village, town and city in Ireland. If you value where you live, and want it to thrive, buy local.”

 David Cox, CEO, Fragrances of Ireland in Kilmacanoge, Co. Wicklow:
“We here at Inis the Energy of the Sea believe in small business. It is our privilege to partner with unique shops and boutiques both in Ireland and in many other countries across the world, with our signature scent. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to purchase something special for their loved ones.”

Nuala Woulfe, Owner, Nuala Woulfe Serenity Spa Serenity Day Spa, in Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin:
‘’Independent businesses create and offer choice. By supporting your local small business, you’re directly putting money back into your own community. This Mother’s Day, book some ‘Me Time’ for you or your mummy with a Spa Treat’’

Ailish Connolly and Liz Greehy of Kilbaha Gallery in Loop Head, Co. Clare:
‘We are a small family business employing locally and also using many local suppliers, so when our customers ‘shop local’ their money is filtering into the local economy in a big way; through our staff, our bakers, our artists, our crafters, our local post office, and other small business suppliers. We, and all our staff have a shop local policy too. We try to keep our own spends within the locality or certainly within the County where possible. Businesses need to support each other.”