Galway retailers in Irish Times shortlist of Best Shops in Ireland

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Galway businesses McCambridges, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and My Shop...Granny Likes It, have made it to the much coveted shortlist of the Irish Times Best Shops in Ireland.

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Recruitment day as nurses are urged to stay at home

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Currently nurses are in high demand but in short supply according to Lisa Reenan, Nurse Recruitment Manager with Servisource Recruitment.

There is a perception among the nursing community especially graduate nurses that there is a lack of nursing opportunities in Ireland and that it is necessary for them to travel. However according to Ms Reenan, Servisource has a large number of nursing vacancies in the west and throughout Ireland across various disciplines including general, psychiatric, paediatric, intellectual disability and homecare nurses throughout Ireland.

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Standúns shortlisted for retail award for second year

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Galway’s Standún, located in Spiddal, has been shortlisted in the top 100 of the Retail Excellence Awards.

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Seminar series on access to finance for small businesses

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

A series of seminars aimed at helping small businesses to access finance will begin next month.

Enterprise Europe Network, in association with Galway Chamber, will host the seminars which will provide participants with a clear and basic outline of the availability of different types of SME finance, how to access it, and the criteria involved. The seminars will cover crowdfunding, bank financing and state agency funding.

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Chambers welcome signing of Shannon Airport Bill

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The Chambers of Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Shannon, which represent 1,355 members with a combined employment level of 45,700, have welcomed the recent signing into law of the Shannon Airport Bill by President Michael D Higgins.

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Standún Spiddal blazes a trail in Retail Excellence Awards again

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Galway’s very own destination store Standún, located in Spiddal, has been shortlisted in the top 100 of the Retail Excellence Awards. The store now progresses to stage two of the awards which involves a formal store assessment which will determine if the store progresses to the top 50.

Last year the store was named as one of the top 50 in Ireland, and this is one of many accolades for the popular store that also won ‘Best of Galway’ and ‘Best of Aran Knitwear Quality and Value’ for the Wall Street Journal.

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Marine Harvest signs deal to process millions worth of fish at Kilkieran Bay

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Liam Roche (Cill Chiaráin Éisc) and Pat Connors (Marine Harvest Ireland)

Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has announced an agreement for Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta, part of the Irish Seafood Producers Group (ISPG) to process the stock from its Kilkieran Bay site in 2015.

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Tourism survey of Galway gives valuable insight into visitor experiences

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Fáilte Ireland this week published a comprehensive set of reports capturing holidaymakers’ views of Ireland including a survey on Galway.

Analysing the views of nearly 10,000 overseas and domestic holidaymakers who visited eleven holiday areas across the country between May to October 2013, the reports provide insights into what visitors experienced and thought about Irish tourism’s key regions.

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Emirates to feed its growth with recruitment drive in Galway city

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is returning to Galway this month with new recruitment drives in three locations to help fulfil the airline’s cabin crew requirements, which are growing in line with the dynamic expansion of the company.

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Shannon welcomes Ryanair’s winter flights boost

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Shannon airport

Shannon Airport has today welcomed Ryanair’s announcement that it is to strengthen its winter schedule with the addition of further capacity from the end of October.

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Nestor SuperValu, Fr Griffin Road, bids farewell to longest serving employee

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Ann Folan celebrates retiring from Nestor’s SuperValu, Fr Griffin Road, branch after 26 years, pictured with director Tom Nestor. Photo: Reg Gordon

After 26 years of employment, Nestor’s SuperValu on Fr Griffin Road has bid farewell to Ann Folan, one of the store’s longest serving employees. Ms Folan, who is a Claddagh native, has been a staff member since the store first opened and over the years had become an integral part of the team.

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Ireland ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton, have announced the ratification by Ireland of the Maritime Labour Convention, which sets standards for working and living conditions for seafarers.

From July 21 2015, Ireland will be a party to the convention and will implement its requirements, both for Irish-flagged ships and for international ships calling at Irish ports.

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Managing LinkedIn for college graduates

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

For college graduates, LinkedIn can be an overwhelming medium to negotiate.

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Galway to hold strong for the tourist season

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Galway's reputation as one of the tourist capitals of Ireland is not in any danger, according to Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. Despite the grey cloud over the country's financial future, the tourism industry is one of the few within the nation that remains intact.

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New service launched to help workers return to work after absence

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

A new free service targeted at helping employers and employees, who may have suffered a serious illness or injury, return to work is now available across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

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Loughrea Chamber urges town’s businesses to sign up to new fibre network

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Loughrea businesses are being urged by the chamber of commerce to seize the opportunity available to become a fibre town.

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Free digital marketing techniques with Dreamwedding.com

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The next free seminar organised by Online Marketing in Galway will feature Aoife Kelly of Dublin-based Dreamwedding and Fergal Costello, of Touchwood.ie.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday July 22 at 7pm in the Harbour Hotel.

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Galway business owners celebrate networking success

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

A Galway business group Tribes is celebrating five years of successful networking in the city.

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Conamara seaweed company sold to Canadian industry leader

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Arramara Teoranta, a seaweed processing company located in Cill Chiaráin, Conamara, is now under the new ownership of the Canadian company Acadian Seaplants Limited. At the transfer celebration were Jean-Paul Deveau, chairperson of Arramara Teoranta and president of Acadian Seaplants Limited; Dinny Mc Ginley  Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Dónall Mac Giolla Bhríde, general manager, Arramara Teoranta; and Anna Ní Ghallachair, chairperson, Údarás na Gaeltachta. Photo: Andrew Downes.

A Canadian company has purchased Conamara seaweed company Arramara Teoranta.

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Joyce’s acquires Indreabhán supermarket

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Joyce’s Supermarkets has acquired Siopa an Phobail, in Indreabhán, Connemara.

Siopa an Phobail, which was in receivership, employs some 40 staff members, and Pat Joyce, managing director of Joyce’s Supermarkets, has pledged to keep the store open and to re-invest in the business.

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