Harkin highlights discrimination against Irish credit unions

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The continued anti credit union policy of the Irish government which required voluntary directors to be subjected to greater regulation than the Directors of the commercial banks was unacceptable and needed to change.

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Galway company joins forces with UK equestrian institution

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

With its HQ in Milltown Galway, Oceanfeed™ Equine have joined forces with leading UK manufacturer of animal health and equestrian products; Battles UK.

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US Ambassador visits the Portershed.

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Ag Tech seminar was the highlight of a two day visit to Galway by an economic delegation from St. Louis who also visited Galway Technology Center and NUIG. The seminar which was over-subscribed engaged both Ag-Tech academia and industry leaders in lively panel discussions. The visit was part of an initiative to further develop existing relationships globally and to create more business opportunities for west of Ireland companies in international markets. Pictured are Tim Novak, World Trade Center, St. Louis; Shelia Sweeney, Chair St. Louis County Council, US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley; Maurice O’Gorman, Chair GCID, Conor O’Dowd President Galway Chamber and John Breslin, Senior Lecturer NUIG and GCID Board member.

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Commercial vacancy rate in Galway is higher than national average

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The commercial vacancy rate in Galway in Q2 2016 was 15.3%, above the national average of 13.1%. Commercial vacancy rates in Ireland have increased, from 12.6% in Q2 2015 to 13.1% in Q2 2016 according to new research published by GeoDirectory this week. 28,615 of the 219,176 commercial address points in Ireland were vacant.

The new research, from the Q2 2016 edition of GeoView, shows that the highest vacancy rate of any county in Ireland was recorded in Sligo at 16.8%, followed by Leitrim at 16.3%, and Galway and Limerick, both at 15.3%. Kerry, which has consistently had a low vacancy rate over the past number of years, again had the lowest commercial vacancy rate at 9.4%, the only county with a vacancy rate in single digits.

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Five tips to make career change as painless as possible

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Most people change careers several times in their lives, a trend that looks set to endure. However it can feel like there are many roadblocks to making the big switch, writes HEATHER HAMILTON, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

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New investment in Galway's DiaNia Technologies

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Galway company DiaNia Technologies has secured €2 million in seed-funding to develop medical devices and create 20 jobs.

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Ballinasloe-woman wins top sales award

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A Ballinasloe woman who plays football for one of the country’s top GAA club teams was the big winner at the 6th Annual Irish Sales Champion Awards took place at the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday, 16th June. The awards celebrate the competitive spirit, ingenuity and tenacity of Irish sales personnel.

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Learn all you need to know when starting a food business, at LEO event

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The Local Enterprise Office, Galway will host a free informal and practical session on the practical steps you need to take to be compliant and safe in starting a food business or restaurant.

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Control the interview? You decide

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The decisions we make in job interviews are crucial. When we hear the phrase “You control the interview”, we often get stomached, writes LIAM HORAN, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Six job-searching tips for new graduates

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

You’re fresh out of college, just got the results (congrats) and now the real world beckons. Chances are you will soon be facing your first serious job interview. That has prompted Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers, to compile these six simple tips.

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Galway companies called to apply for Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Deloitte has today announced the launch of the 2016/2017 Best Managed Companies Awards Programme in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, which has produced over its nine years of existence over 115 winning companies which collectively have revenues of over €10bn, employ more than 47,000 people, and are based in 20 counties across Ireland.

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West punches above its weight, Curran Financial Services event told

Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Galway and the west is a region that is punching way above its weight, particularly when it comes to sectors such as Medtech and Fintech — and local professional service firms were seeing a gradual recovery in the economic fortunes of their clients — So heard the audience at an event hosted by Curran Financial Services, Galway’s premium planning and investment advisory firm, and newly-established strategic tax firm, Laura Lynch & Associates, in association with Davy Select.

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West punches above its weight, Curran Financial Services event told

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Galway and the west is a region that is punching way above its weight, particularly when it comes to sectors such as Medtech and Fintech — and local professional service firms were seeing a gradual recovery in the economic fortunes of their clients — So heard the audience at an event hosted by Curran Financial Services, Galway’s premium planning and investment advisory firm, and newly-established strategic tax firm, Laura Lynch & Associates, in association with Davy Select.

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Huge rent increases across Galway

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Over the last 12 months, rent in Monivea has skyrocketed by almost 60 per cent. In early 2015, average monthly rent in the area was €568, but the last year has seen a 57 per cent increase, with prices now peaking at more than €894 per month.

Over the course of a year, or 12 month lease, that represents an additional €3,912 that a tenant must pay to a landlord. This is not an isolated incident, however, as rent across the nation has been surging.

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Dress for success tips for men

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Of late, we have received a number of queries from men about appropriate interview dress. Accordingly, we have invited style coach Claire Golden (www.clairegolden.com) to pen this contribution – we will ask her to do likewise for females in the next few weeks:

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Local ultra-energy-efficient car team to team up with Mondello Park

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Local ultra-energy-efficient car team, the Geec (Galway energy-efficient car), has teamed up with Mondello Park International Race Circuit, the home of motor racing in Ireland, to push the bounds of automotive energy efficiency.

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Pallas Foods launches new trade customer loyalty programme to reward custom

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Pallas Foods, Ireland’s leading foodservice provider, today launched Relish Rewards (www.relishrewards.ie), a new online customer loyalty programme that adds an exciting new dimension for trade customers when ordering with Pallas Foods.

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From Eyre Square to Times Square — Galway and Shannon draw ever closer with launch of Expressway X51 service

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Expressway and Shannon Airport have joined ranks to bring the City of the Tribes even closer to the rest of the world with the launch of a year-round service between the Midwest airport and Galway city.

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Four tips to build your confidence before interview

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

We all need our confidence boosted from time to time. Job interviews can rattle the most secure of people. Before putting yourself through the challenge of facing an interview panel, you need to make sure your confidence is intact,writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Here are four simple tips that might help.

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Duane Construction wins top national award for use of concrete in local project

Thu, May 26, 2016

One of Galway’s top construction companies has won an award for the excellence of its use of concrete in a local bulding project.

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