Internet users must switch off to beat addiction, say counsellors

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Internet users must learn to switch off and overcome their online addiction, according to the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

The organisation for accredited counsellors and psychotherapists in Ireland has warned that increasing numbers of people are losing control of the amount of time that they spend online and that therapists are seeing an increase in internet and social media addiction.

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Learn to look and feel fabulous with The Look Academy

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

With a mission to assist women in discovering the secrets of feeling empowered from the inside out, The Look Academy launches its national premiere event in Galway. Four of Galway’s leading businesswomen have joined forces to develop a concept that will share valuable industry knowledge, skills and attitude in a workshop environment through The Look Academy Projects. Each Project will encompass the elements of health, fitness, style, beauty and wellbeing, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the daily lives of each participant.

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Honda reveals new compact HR-V for Europe

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Honda has revealed the first images of the brand’s new European version of its small SUV ahead of its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month. The HR-V is Honda’s new entry into Europe’s fast-growing small SUV segment.

The unique exterior design of the new HR-V prototype echoes that of a coupé, with sharp, dynamic lines that link the sleek upper body with the stable and planted lower body. This coupé-like elegance is achieved without compromising the interior practicality of the car.

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Galway construction works are urged to heed new safety campaign

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

A new health and safety campaign aimed at increasing ‘Safety at Heights’ on construction sites is being rolled out around the country. Falls from heights were responsible for 24 of the 42 construction related deaths that occurred in the last five years. Pictured at the launch of the campaign were (left to right) - Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority; Eddie Kelly, managing director of the Grafton Group; and Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

A new health and safety campaign aimed at increasing ‘Safety at Heights’ is being rolled out on construction sites throughout Galway. Falls from heights were responsible for 24 of the 42 construction related deaths that occurred in the last five years (57 per cent of all construction fatalities) and a disproportionate number of these accidents have happened on small sites and maintenance type jobs.

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Galway business secures funding boost through Linked Finance

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Padraig Fahy and Úna Ní Bhroin owners of Beechlawn Organic farm who will shortly secure funding of a loan of €20,000 via peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance.

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer online lending company, is delighted to announce that Beechlawn Organic farm, a business based in Ballinasloe will shortly secure funding of a loan of €20,000 via the Linked Finance platform. The business, which specialises in organic fruit and vegetables, will now invest the money in further development of the packing and office facilities, a down payment on a new refrigerated delivery van and a new computer for the office.

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Free training scheme for construction workers in restoration of stone buildings

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The Traditional Building Skills Training Scheme (TBSTS) is a pilot programme being run by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in conjunction with four local authorities.

Galway County Council has been selected as one of the four local authorities. The council has facilitated the setting up of the Workhouse TBSTS at the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna. A project manager has been appointed who together with a conservation/restoration specialist will be responsible for the delivery of the training scheme.

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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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