Portwest celebrates 110 years of history, heritage and business

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Owen Hughes, Henry Hughes, Cathal Hughes and Harry Hughes mark one hundred and ten years in business at Hotel Westport. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Founded in 1904, Irish company Portwest celebrated 110 years in business last month. The family-run business has been based in Westport for over a century where the now global company is discreetly run by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes. Throughout their 110 years, they have become one of Europe’s most trusted name in work-wear, personal protective equipment, safety footwear and leisurewear.

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Guide to help SMEs comply with competition law

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), this week published a guide targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help them comply with competition law when tendering as part of a consortium.

The guide delivers on an important commitment in the Action Plan for Jobs, as part of a suite of measures to make it easier for SMEs to access procurement opportunities from Government.

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Stocktaking.ie announces ten new jobs

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Stocktaking.ie, a leading Irish stocktaking company based in Claregalway today announced the creation of 10 new jobs.

Established in 2004, Stocktaking.ie provides a stocktaking service for the hospitality, retail, food and beverage sector and currently serves over 500 premises throughout Ireland.

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Workshops to motivate jobseekers

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Non-profit organisation ProActivate Ireland will be hosting a workshop about motivational techniques for those working with the unemployed on December 15 from 9.30am to 1pm at their offices in Galway city centre.

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Ryanair celebrates carrying 13 million passengers through Shannon

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Ryanair have this week celebrated carrying 13m customers at Shannon Airport since April 2000, in a year of rapid traffic growth at Shannon and other Irish airports, thanks largely to the decision of Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, to scrap air passenger duty.

Ryanair launched 10 new routes from Shannon as a direct result of the travel tax being scraped and will deliver an additional 300,000 customers at Shannon this year, a rise of 77 per cent to 750,000 p.a. in total, which will support 750 “on-site” jobs.

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Local man attains highest mark on MBA programme

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Des Higgins was recently awarded the Best Student Award for achievement of the highest overall mark on the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at NUI Galway for the 2012-2014 class achieving a first class honours. Des is a Chartered Accountant and Commercial Director at Wood Group Kenny and completed the MBA programme part-time.

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Friday December 12 will be ‘Black Friday’ for buyers and investors at O’Donnellan & Joyce auction

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

O’Donnellan & Joyce will hold an auction on Friday December 12 which will be like Black Friday for buyers and investors looking to acquire properties in the west of Ireland.

Black Friday, a phenomenon throughout the world, is the day that shoppers get bargains ahead of the Christmas season. According to Anne Harding, auction co-ordinator in O’Donnellan & Joyce, Friday December 12 will be the Black Friday for people who want to acquire property in the western region when more than 50 properties go under the auction hammer and all must be sold.

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The Hot Sprockets performing in Castlebar tomorrow night

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

The Hot Sprockets are to perform tomorrow night (Saturday) in Garbo’s, Castlebar, with support from local band Candy Moon.

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Rat Pack music in town for Christmas Crooners treat

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Prepare to swoon to the croon, Rat Pack style, in the Royal Theatre on Thursday December 18, when the music of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, swings into town.

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Aerogen named as Exporter of the Year

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Alan Duffy, CEO & head of Corporate Banking HSBC Ireland, John Power – Aerogen, Hugh Kelly, president of the Irish Exporters Association.

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the voice of the export industry in Ireland,have announced that Aerogen, innovative medical device and drug delivery company Exporter of the Year 2014 at the Export Industry Awards (Awards). The Awards, in their 14th year, attracted more than 500 guests including Minister Alex White, TD, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources who provided a keynote address, Ambassadors and Dignitaries from 24 embassies in Ireland and Ivan Yates as MC to the Convention Centre Dublin.

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Seminar to help you build a successful business Seminar to help you build a successful business

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Are you interested in growing a successful, profitable business in 2015 that still gives you freedom and puts you back in control? Would you like to discover simple steps to put in place to make rapid, scalable growth possible and allow your business to run at maximum performance?

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Workshop to address need for new approach industry-university partnerships

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Industry-University partnerships in graduate education can address key barriers to innovation by providing access to research expertise and infrastructure and market insights, but a new approach is needed to support the realisation of the full scientific, technological and commercial potential of Ireland.

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JCI Galway launches TECHGATE, a innovative tech event for the west

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

JCI Galway have introduced TECHGATE, a new technology expo promoting and highlighting the wealth of businesses in this ever-growing section in the west of Ireland. TECHGATE will have three different pillars at the event - the Expo, the Talks and the Awards.

The night will include some of leading start-ups from the West of Ireland as well as some of the better established technology companies showcasing their products and brands. Also there will be a series of Tech Talks with speakers from different areas of the market including representatives from Google, boards.ie, OnePageCRM and Ex Ordoto name a few.

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel appoints Rory O’ Sullivan as general manager

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway has announced that Kerryman Rory O’Sullivan is to be the new General Manager.

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Avaya jobs boost ensures world class innovation at local centre

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Avaya Lab Leader Tony McCormack introduces Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Inventor Recognition Wall, also included on left is Avaya site leader in Galway Pat Lawless.

The Galway jobs market got a boost this week with the creation of 75 new highly skilled roles at Avaya’s Customer Engagement Centre in Galway, Ireland.

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October sees Shannon’s ‘summer season’ go out on a high

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Shannon Airport’s strong momentum across 2014 has continued into the final month of the autumn, with passenger numbers for October showing a 28 per cent increase on the same period twelve months ago.

The biggest gains in passengers through the terminal were again on European services, with eight continental services among the nine attractive new routes launched for the summer season (April through to end of October), the ninth a new Bristol service. This resulted in a 111 per cent increase (from 20,347 to 42,950) in passengers to and from the continent last month compared to October 2013.

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Ollie Campbell to recall glorious rugby career in Hanleys Menswear tonight

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Ollie Campbell in action against Scotland.

Rugby legend Ollie Campbell will be in Galway tonight to give a talk in Hanleys Menswear.

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4,000 face to face meetings planned for Meet West

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Dr. Mark Rowe

Over 300 delegates have now registered to attend Meet West 2014 and organisers are predicting that the event will sell out before the official close of registration if target numbers are reached.

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Stocktaking.ie wins national Retail Excellence Ireland award

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

At the presentation of the Supplier of the Year Award were ( l-r) MC Hector O Heochagain, Stephen Kelly and Sharon Kelly Stocktaking.ie, Oonagh O'Hagan chairperson of Retail Excellence Ireland, Joan and Patrick McDermott Stocktaking.ie and Peter Sweeney of Barclaycard ( event sponsors) at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2014. Photo:- Andrew Downes Photography

Claregalway-based Stocktaking.ie was named Supplier of the Year at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards in association with Barclaycard. Among this distinguished group of was Stocktaking.ie, who was named Supplier of the Year. The awards were hosted in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway last week.

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Collins McNicholas to host job searching event

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services in association with Social Media Skillnet are hosting a free event called ‘Job Searching in Today’s Job Market’ to provide valuable advice to anyone searching for a job in today’s market.

The event will examine all areas of the job search but in particular will focus on Job searching in today’s job market - what employers want, online job searching and Using social media to help your job search. Guest speakers from local businesses will also be in attendance.

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