Search is on for ten seasonal workers at Argos in Athlone this Christmas

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Leading high street retailer Argos is looking for 10 seasonal workers in Athlone to join existing store teams in the run-up to the peak Christmas shopping season. Argos is recruiting 500 seasonal workers in total across the Republic of Ireland for the Christmas period.

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Here to help your business event

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Do you own or manage a small business? Are you thinking of starting a new business? What State assistance is available to you?

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Starting over can bring fresh opportunities

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Retrain? It’s never too late.

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Internet users must switch off to beat addiction, say counsellors

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Internet users must learn to switch off and overcome their online addiction, according to the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

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Home protection

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Please explain my rights in relation to the protection of my home, my family, and my property against burglars. In the event that I unintentionally injure a burglar whilst defending my home can he sue me for damages?

The Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011 (the Act) came into effect on January 13, 2012. This Act explains that homeowners may use reasonable force to defend themselves against intruders unlawfully in their home. The new law also extends these protections to the curtilage of the dwelling, ie the area immediately surrounding or adjacent to the dwelling which is used in conjunction with the dwelling, other than any part of that area that is a public place.

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Burgess department store to host charity fashion show

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Model Alice wearing Betty Barclay at the announcement that Burgess Department Store will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Thursday October 8. 
Photo: Ken Byrne

Burgess of Athlone, the Midlands department store, will host a charity fashion show in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Wednesday October 8 at 8pm.

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McGorisks officially launch newly refurbished store

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

McGorisks Pharmacies, the Athlone-based pharmacy business, has just completed a refurbishment of its Irishtown store.

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Baby steps to help you through career fog

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Q: I’ve been doing the same job for the past 25 years - retail sales. I was reared in it and about 15 years ago I inherited the family shop. It’s all I know, and, to be honest, I am very happy doing it. But it’s fairly obvious my business is going downhill in these difficult times and I’m thinking about going before I am shoved, so to speak. But I have no idea what I might do next, and no clue where to start. Any tips - and I mean ‘early-stage’ stuff, not advanced? Baby steps. (DR, email)

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Centra spent €8 million in Westmeath communities in 2013

Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Centra spent €8 million in local communities around its 13 stores across County Westmeath in 2013. Centra’s ‘Community Impact Study’ shows this contribution is made through a combination of payments to local suppliers, acquisition of local business services, wages, charitable donations, and local sponsorships.

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Westmeath has 21.6 per cent increase in car sales in 2014 according to SIMI report

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Westmeath have increased by 21.6 per cent for the first half of 2014. The Second Quarter Motor Industry Review for 2014, compiled by economist Jim Power, shows that 1,116 cars have been sold in Westmeath in the first six months of the year, compared with just 918 for the first half of 2013.

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A career in make-up artistry

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.

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Slips, trips, and falls by far the main cause of public liability accidents in 2013

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

In Westmeath, €733,000 was awarded in respect of 26 public liability claims in 2013. The average award made was €28,204.

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