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Galway hoteliers welcome further growth in overseas visitors

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The Connacht Hotel’s Shay Livingstone, Chair of the Galway Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation.

Galway hoteliers have welcomed the strong growth in visitors to Ireland announced last week The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show an 11.7% increase in trips to the country by overseas visitors during the first six months of the year.

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A good question could be just the answer

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Q: I have been told I should ask questions during the interview. I thought that was their job, not mine? Is it not my role to answer the questions they pose, rather than the other way around? And if I were to ask questions, what might they be about?

A: I think it can be very powerful to ask questions in an interview, for the following reasons:

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Revenue asked to tackle white collar crime after recent sweetener revelations

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Revenue should investigate those operating within the public service who have misappropriated goods or services or failed to declare sweeteners given to them in order to sway contracts of supply in businesses favour, according to local senator Lorraine Higgins.

Senator Higgins was reacting to news that HSE employees in a Dublin hospital were suspended from their employment on foot of reports they accepted expensive holidays and gifts from a supplier.

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Galway native named Senior Account Executive at Walsh:PR

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Roseanne Regan

Consumer and corporate PR consultancy, Walsh:PR is pleased to announce the appointment of Galway woman Roseanne Regan as Senior Account Executive. 

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CWS-boco expands core business as it acquires parts of Celtic Linen Ltd

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

In order to strengthen CWS-boco’s market position in Ireland and continue to promote growth in its core business, the CWS-boco Group has made an important investment in the Irish market. From August 31, CWS-boco Ireland will be taking over the workwear, washroom hygiene, and dust control mat contracts currently serviced by the Irish company Celtic Linen Ltd. 

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Rich harvest for Galway Seaweed company

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Dr Stefan Kraan.	Photo Martina Regan

A Co Galway based seaweed business has raised €1.4m from private investors and is on the cusp of a deal that could potentially lead to a five fold production increase through this investment . Based in Milltown, Ocean Harvest Technology was founded in 2005 by Dr. Stefan Kraan and Patrick Martin, Ocean Harvest Technology (OHT) has grown from a single headquarters in Galway, to having a strong presence in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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Is a pension plan worth the bother?

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Juggling the family finances is a tricky business for all of us. The mortgage has to be paid each month, other loans need to be addressed, insurances must be paid, food must be put on the table, everyone must have clothes etc.… And all of this is before we even start thinking about the nicer things in life such as social outings, holidays and the rest!

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McInerney's SuperValu Loughrea shortlisted for ‘Best Large Supermarket’ at Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards

Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Pictured right: Gerard McInerney of McInerneys SuperValu Loughrea accepting finalist award for Best in Fresh for 2015.

McInerney's SuperValu in Loughrea was recently announced as a finalist at the prestigious annual Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards.

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Winters Property Management wins national award

Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Ronan McGuire receiving award on behalf of Winters Property Management. Copyright © pkstudio3.com

Galway based Winters Property has been recognised once again for its property services expertise when named winner of the Project of the Year at the recent 2015 Irish Facilities Management Awards.

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Sigmar Recruitment Galway celebrating its tenth birthday this month

Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Sigmar Recruitment opened its doors in 2002 and the brand has become synonymous with providing a quality service to its clients. It is also recognised as a great place to work and develop your recruitment career. The company has won 31 industry awards in total and been awarded the title of Best Large Recruitment Agency in Ireland for two years in a row, and is the only agency to have achieved this. Sigmar has the highest number of National Recruitment Federation (NRF) certified consultants in Ireland and the highest number of NRF industry fellows (recruiters with 10 plus years experience).

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A little bit of Galway goes international— Clayton brand to be ruled out across top hotel chain

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

One of Galway’s iconic hotels is to be honoured by having its name used across a chain of hotels turning it into the largest hotel brand in the country.

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Children’s equipment hire company opens at Shannon Airport

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Olivia Ma i and Bartek Typrowicz and family.

The Stork Exchange (www.thestorkexchange.ie) a baby and children’s equipment hire service next week has opened its doors at Shannon Airport. With a premises already operating at Dublin Airport (Terminal 1), demand has grown for equipment rental, both from Irish families travelling abroad and visitors coming to stay in Ireland with small children. 

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CombiQuip Galway awarded Nilfisk dealership for west

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

CombiQuip Galway has been appointed the exclusive Nilfisk distribution rights for the west of Ireland.

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Sligo underdogs ambush Roscommon

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

A fellow attendee, (a man clearly) was telling me last Saturday afternoon at a wedding in the Ardilaun Hotel in Galway that Niall Carew’s Sligo team were available at 7/1 in some bookies. 

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Thu, Jun 18, 2015

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Shopify’s search for gurus starts this week in the city

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Shopify is this week starting to hire Gurus, the company’s customer support agents, to work remotely in the Galway region. The new operations will allow the company to better serve their international merchants across any time zone. Headquartered in Canada, Shopify has over 600 employees and currently powers more than 165,000 stores in approximately 150 countries.

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Three small food producers from Galway are listed across SuperValu Stores

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Three small Galway food producers, Beechlawn Organic Farm, Curry & Spice and Bowl-a-Granola who have participated in and have completed the Food Academy programme will be rolled out across SuperValu stores in Galway and across stores in other counties as they grow sustainably. This will result in sales of over €10 million for the national Food Academy programme in 2015.  Food Academy is a joint initiative between SuperValu, Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network and was established in 2014 to support small food companies in Ireland.  Over the last 12 months, Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Offices and your local SuperValu has worked with hundreds of small food producers around the country, through the Food Academy programme. Now 155 food start-ups have had their products trialled in their local SuperValu store.   

Commenting on the announcement, Eamon Howell, Trading Director for SuperValu said: “We are delighted that three of our small food producers in Galway have graduated from our Food Academy programme and are now listed in stores around Galway.  This is a real endorsement to the Food Academy initiative which allows us to bring community based food start- ups to market and provides them with the potential to grow their businesses even further, providing employment for themselves, members of their community and for some – family. It is great to nurture the energy and passion of these entrepreneurial producers and harness this into producing a range of products that we, as the number one Irish retailer, are proud to stock on our shelves” 

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Eircom proposes Ireland’s fastest broadband for rural Galway

Thu, May 28, 2015

Eircom has announced its proposed solution to the Government’s tender to bring high speed broadband to rural Ireland.  

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For business,  The Connacht is the business

Thu, May 28, 2015

Meeting at The Connacht Hotel on the Dublin Road couldn’t be easier and you are sure to become a regular visitor to this well established hotel once you have tried it for your company meeting. The hotel is ideally located on the Dublin Road as you enter Galway, and has the benefit of extensive free car parking, with an underground car parking facility and is within easy access of Galway’s largest business parks and hospitals makes it an easy location to access.

The Connacht Hotel is a popular meeting point for many local and national companies due to its location. The hotel offers a great product and wonderful service at a price that will suit every company’s budget.

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Sigmar Recruitment offers five tips for writing the perfect cover letter

Wed, May 20, 2015

For many people starting their job search, writing a cover letter can be a daunting task. It is hard to know where to start and how to sum up why you are the ideal candidate for the job in just a few short paragraphs. Follow these five tips to make sure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd.

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