DONEGAL ICE-CREAM CONE COMPANY CUTS WORKERS’ HOURS BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC SUMMER!

first_imgDonegal’s amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher shares an ice-cream with model Georgia Salpa during slightly better weather than this summer!A Donegal company which produces ice cream cones is refusing to be licked despite the poor weather.The Irish Cone and Wafer Manufacturer Ltd has been forced to cut back the hours of seasonal workers because of a downturn in demand for its cones and wafers.The company, which is based on the Derrybeg Industrial Estate in West Donegal, is usually pumping out orders to keep up with demand for ice-cream sales. But with Ireland having suffered one of the poorest summers on record for years, demand for traditional 99 ice-cream cones has gone through the floor.In fact, director of the company, Seamus McGowan said this is the worst summer they have seen since they set up operation in Donegal in 2004.“We usually have our busiest months between February and August but this year has been a disaster.“We would usually take on seasonal workers but the weather has been so bad that we have been forced to cut their hours. “Our sales are directly reflected by the kind of weather we have. If we have a good weather spell then our orders go up.“We had a very good year last year and we were very busy but this year has been the worst that I can remember in the eleven years that we have been opened.“I suppose we have to take the good with the bad,” he said.However Mr McGowan is refusing to allow the wind and rain to bite into his business.He said he was hoping that temperatures may start to rise throughout August and that we may even experience an Indian summer. “We live in hope. I know forecasters are saying it is supposed to be picking up so perhaps we might have a nice end to the summer and sales will pick up also,” he added.DONEGAL ICE-CREAM CONE COMPANY CUTS WORKERS’ HOURS BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC SUMMER! was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derrybegdonegalice-cream conesummerwaferslast_img read more

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NIGHTCLUBS LINE UP TOP STARS IN BATTLE FOR BUSINESS

first_imgTHE battle for business in one Co Donegal town has been wound up as club owners go head-to-head to compete for punters.The Pulse in Letterkenny is really pulling out all the stops with a massive relaunch on Saturday, March 31st, with former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy among top guests.And they follow that up eight days later with none other than JLS who will arrive in Donegal after a gig in Belfast the night before.Not to be outdone Sister Sara’s in the town has decided to have its own relaunch party next Saturday night – laying on free entry and free champagne. They’ve even done a promo video (above) to try to get the message out.Meanwhile at Voodoo/INK, they are also announcing big acts.“After two years of trying we’ve finally got Radio One DJ Annie Mac!” they said.NIGHTCLUBS LINE UP TOP STARS IN BATTLE FOR BUSINESS was last modified: March 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:INK/VoodooIT’S WAR! NIGHTCLUBS IN BATTLE FOR BUSINESSSister Sara’sThe Pulselast_img read more

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