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Galway’s SL Controls creates 20 new engineering jobs and expands overseas

Fri, May 06, 2016

Galway-based equipment systems engineering firm, SL Controls, has announced 20 new positions. The company currently employ seven people at their offices at Galway Technology Centre, Wellpark Road, Galway. The new jobs are for qualified equipment systems engineers and graduates to support the company’s growing Irish operations and expansion into Europe.

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Stewart lead the way with four awards at Irish Design and Build Oscars

Thu, May 05, 2016

Local construction company Stewart has won awards in four categories at The Irish Design and Build Award, where more than 500 people from the world of architecture, engineering, construction and design attended the biggest annual awards ceremony in the industry to date. The event is held to recognise and acknowledge the best in Ireland’s Building & Design projects over the last 12 months. The 2016 judging panel consisted of some of the leading professionals in their fields and was an opportunity to showcase some of the best Irish Building and Design Projects.

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Give yourself a hand (or two) during interview but don’t look rigid

Thu, May 05, 2016

Q: When I was in school, I was told it was crucial to sit still in job interviews. Hands down by my side, feet planted firmly on the floor. That was then: now, I’m 44 years of age and I am a, shall we say, expressive speaker: I move my hands, I shrug my shoulders, and I incorporate various other movements and gestures when speaking. Whenever I go for a job interview, the advice given to my 17 year-old self continues to ring in my ears and I find myself defaulting to it – your thoughts, please. (DO, email).

A: Unlike Janis Ian, I don’t think you learned the truth at 17, writes LIAM HORAN, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

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GMIT Innovation Hub-based client One Touch Telecare wins the ITAG award 2016 for Best Technology Start Up

Fri, Apr 29, 2016

GMIT Innovation Hub-based client company One Touch Telecare won the ITAG award 2016 for best Technology Start Up last Friday night (22nd April) in the Hotel Meyrick. One Touch Telecare designs and delivers ‘Connected Healthcare’ solutions to support Care Management companies with the management of their clients and Care Professionals. Our innovative cloud based software to home care management organisations provides accurate, real time, business critical data enabling care management providers to deliver a more efficient, responsive and proactive service. One Touch supports the care company to effectively manage all aspects of their business, from scheduling carer appointments, to managing client care plans and invoicing while also offering real time communication between staff working remotely and their administrators.

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Avaya to host Atlantec event on customer care in the digital age

Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Avaya Galway are delighted to be hosting one of the upcoming In-company events at AtlanTec ’16. Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centres, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. The Galway office is located in Mervue Business Park.

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Investment in decent services and infrastructure must be focus of new Government

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

BY Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland

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Galway residents win prizes worth over €900,000 with Prize Bonds in 2015

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Galway residents are among the luckiest holders of Prize Bonds, having won more than €900,000 in prizes last year. This is according to The Prize Bond Company Limited, which administers Prize Bonds on behalf of the National Treasury Management Agency, and which has published its 2015 Annual Report.

Galway’s total winnings of €910,300 were won by 15,327 bond holders. Every second month a Prize Bonds customer wins a €1 million prize in the last draw of that month (February, April, June, August, October and December). In other weekly draws the top prize is €50,000. Other cash prizes awarded each week include prizes to the value of €1,000, €100 and €50.

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Many hands make light work

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Startup Weekend is 100 per cent owned and run by the community, it is a grassroots movement run by volunteers. You see some of the work over the weekend, but it’s all in the lead up where the venue, food, mentors, speakers, sponsorship, promotion and all the rest are worked on.

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Economic cooperation agreement signed between Shannon Free Zone and China Zone

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The Shannon Free Zone has signed an official accord for economic cooperation with a Chinese equivalent, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SHFTZ).

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed last week in Shanghai, will provide a basis for exploring opportunities of mutual economic benefit between the two free trade zones, including encouraging companies in both zones to look at the other as a potential investment base.

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Tourism and hospitality sector opportunities in 2016

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Tourism Ireland is predicting a bumper year in 2016 – they predict 8.2million overseas visitors to Ireland this year, spending an estimated €4.2billion. This amounts to growth of between 4 and 5 per cent, which is very significant, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS, WESTPORT.

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Thermo King team wins safety quiz final

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Athlone on Saturday, Thermo King - Ingersol Rand, Galway was the overall winner in the Previous Entrants category.The All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz Finals are run jointly by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG). A total of 14 teams competed from all parts of the island of Ireland.

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Excellent location in Salthill

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Location, location, and location, are the three things you are always advised to look for, and few locations are more sought after or more desirable than Ard na Mara in Salthill.

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Superb three bed in Ballybrit

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

John Quinn has received instructions to offer No 19 Racecourse Lawns, Ballybrit, for sale.

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Superbly located bungalow on a large site

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 6 Roscam Park, Roscam, to the market for sale by private treaty. No 6 is a delightful detached four bedroom bungalow on a prime 0.16Ha (0.4 acre) site in this very popular location. Although requiring refurbishment and modernisation this property offers excellent potential with superb space offered both internally and externally.

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A three bedroom home for €190,000

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

New to the market, No 6 Castan is already generating considerable interest among first time buyers because of its attractive guide price and close proximity to the city centre. Owner occupied, it is in turnkey condition with many extras not found in similar properties.

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Stunning property in The Claddagh

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

O'Donnellan & Joyce is offering for sale a stunning end of terrace property in The Claddagh. No 13 Fr Burke Road is one of the nicest and most presentable homes to come to the market in recent years. The current owner have spared no expense in creating a wonderful family home with stunning attention to detail and decor found throughout.

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Excellent four bed in Newcastle

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

John Quinn is currently offering for sale No 59 Camillaun Park, Newcastle, a four bedroom semidetached residence. According to the agent the property is in excellent condition inside and has double glazing and oil fired central heating. The property has the added attraction of a downstairs wc and whb.

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City event to show you how to sell your products or services online

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Athenry-based online entrepreneur Martha Fraser is busy putting the final touches to the line-up for The Shine Adventure Workshop, shineadventure.com, one day online marketing event, which takes place this Saturday April 16 in The Meyrick Hotel, Galway.

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My friends are interviewing me

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Q: I am going for interview in the company where I currently work - I’m bothered by the fact that I will know all three members of the interview panel very well. I’d classify them as friends, really. I fear I will be very self-conscious on the day - how can I avoid this? (DR, email).

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Twitter Mixed Days Conference at NUI Galway

Sat, Apr 09, 2016

NUI Galway will host the second Twitter Mixed Days conference from 19-20 April. The conference is intended to foster collaboration and to build community and will take place in the University’s J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics.

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