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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Hermitage Clinic now employing

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Lucan based Hermitage Medical Clinic is looking for nursing staff as it continues to develop and expand its services.

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Midlands companies only win 1 per cent of public sector contracts

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Deputy Denis Naughten who hosted a free seminar in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday, July 1, announced that only 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win public sector contracts, according to research from TenderScout.

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Businesses in Westmeath paid their bills 10th fastest in first quarter 2014

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Irish businesses improved their payment performance by almost four days in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest insights from Experian, the global information services company.

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Fresh food options at The Prince

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The Prince Bar head chef Darren Hollywood with his team Sanil, Theresa, Liz, Colm, Sam, and Nerus

The motto at the Prince Bar and Kitchen is ‘Fresh ingredients, freshly prepared’, and their delicious lunch options certainly live up to their reputation for fresh, wholesome food.

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Start ups and entrepreneurs wanted for the AIB start-up academy

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

AIB and The Irish Times have collaborated to launch the AIB Start up Academy, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs across Ireland. AIB and The Irish Times are working together to build a nationwide community of entrepreneurs from all sectors and with all levels of experience.

Roz Martin, founder and CEO of MedColl will speak on the night alongside Athlone start-up companies who will pitch for investment at the event. Other successful and experienced entrepreneurs will be on hand at each event to share their stories and to network with attendees.

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Westmeath-based social entrepreneur competes for €600,000 prize fund

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

A Westmeath-based social entrepreneur has been short-listed for the prestigious Social Entrepreneurs Ireland annual competition sponsored by DCC plc. This year the competition had over 200 entries with 50 being shortlisted to attend a bootcamp in Dublin.

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Irish hairdressers look west as Canada offers 80 new life opportunities

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Canada’s skills shortage is a potential life-changing opportunity for 80 Irish hairdressers and their families as one of Canada’s leading hair salon businesses is currently recruiting for its salons mainly in Alberta, one of Canada’s 10 great provinces, and other locations.

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Money talk can come later

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Q: I love the theatre. From an early age, I was on stage, and, in my 20s, I still take part in plays with my local amateur drama group. Alas, I’m not destined for a career in the West End. I did business studies in college and I have recently seen a job advertised as a marketing person with a theatre production company. I think I’d love to do it, and I know I’d be good at it. I have loads of ideas already for promoting the company in all sorts of ways. But I am worried about the whole thing of mixing work and pleasure. In other words, whither your hobby if your hobby becomes your work? Any thoughts? (JC, email).

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IASE host breakfast briefing on ‘Managing for High Performance in Organisations’

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

IASE in association with the National Learning Network, Westmeath; EmployAbility, Roscommon; and ROWO, are hosting a free breakfast briefing on ‘Managing for High Performance in Organisations’ on Friday June 20 from 7.30-9.30am in Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

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Working capital is the number one issue for small businesses - Mullingar Chamber

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

“Micro Finance Ireland allows micro-enterprises to get working capital in an easy and cost-effective manner. Over €3.5 million has been approved by Microfinance Ireland to just over two hundred micro-enterprises. That working capital is supporting almost 500 jobs. It is great to see this support for small business and a brilliant briefing to have ahead of Mullingar Chamber’s AGM,” according to Pat Whelan, chamber president.Pat was speaking at the Micro Finance Ireland (MFI) business briefing to chamber members recently.

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Summer solstice fair at the Dean Crowe

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre, Athlone will host a summer solstice fair on Saturday June 21.

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