Most workers say they are less ambitious about their career due to family responsibilities

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Striking the right balance between a successful career and a happy home life is the constant challenge faced by working parents – so much so that many professionals are pursuing more conservative career choices upon starting a family.

A survey found that over half (52 percent) of working parents were less ambitious for their careers upon starting a family. 78 percent of working parents claim that family responsibilities have dissuaded them from exploring new job opportunities or making a career move. Similarly, over three-quarters (77 percent) of working parents have decided against applying for roles that involved foreign travel.

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NUI Galway wins postgraduate Business Course of the Year

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

NUI Galway was awarded the ‘Postgraduate Course of the Year in Business, Finance and Management Award’ at the recent national gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019 which took place in Dublin. This year, the prize was awarded for the University’s MSc in International Management programme. This is the second time that this programme has won this accolade, last winning best programme in 2013.

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GMIT announces new VP for Mayo campus

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

GMIT has announced the appointment of Professor Neville McClenaghan to the post of Vice President, GMIT Mayo campus. Professor McClenaghan comes to GMIT from the University of Ulster where he held a number of rolesincluding Course Director of the B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science, Head of School of Biomedical Sciences (2007-2017), Professor of Bio-innovation and Enterprise (since 2009), and member of the Senate.

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Oughterard native appointed new GM of Glenlo Abbey

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Oughterard native Rónán O’Halloran has been appointed as the new General Manager of Glenlo Abbey Hotel.

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Eight millionth passenger for Ryanair at Ireland West Airport

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

There was celebration at Ireland West Airport last weekend when Ryanair welcomed its eight millionth passenger on flights to/from the airport.

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Twenty things a good MC does

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Q: This might be an unusual one, but as it’s related to my career, I said I’d run it by you. Next week, I’ve been asked to act as MC for an event we are running. All our big customers will be there, and so will all our head buck cats. I want to make a good impression. It’s a huge affair – about 400 people and the full audio-visual treatment. I was picked because I’m a pretty good talker but this is a whole other level of stuff. Any tips? (M McM, email).

A: An accomplished public speaker to whom I mentioned this email said that “M McM should run a mile – nothing ventured, nothing lost, is the motto here”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Four questions to ask at the end of the interview

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Q: I'm always asked at the end of the interview if I have a question for them. I can never think of what to say. I'm generally dying to make my escape. Any suggestions? (EK, email).

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Galway conference facilities highlighted in London

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A recent business tourism networking event in London – organised by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland – was attended by 64 decision makers from international associations in Britain.

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Job vacancies in Galway increase

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

It is good news for jobseekers as Galway experiences a growth in job vacancies.

According to the new report carried out by IrishJobs.ie, Galway saw an increase of five per cent in job vacancies for the third quarter of 2018.

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New head for KPMG in Galway

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

KPMG has announced the appointment of Laurence May as Head of KPMG in Galway.

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Where there is a Will, there is a tax efficient way…

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A Will is one of the most important documents a person will execute during their lifetime in relation to their assets yet nearly two thirds of Irish people do not have a Will in place.

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Atlantic Therapeutics celebrates the launch of new INNOVO Shorts

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Atlantic Therapeutics, the Galway-headquartered medical device developer of non-invasive pelvic floor strengthening and nerve stimulation products, is celebrating the launch of its new INNOVO® Shorts, the first and only non-invasive, easy-to-use at-home solution for pelvic floor control and strength:

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Official opening of Mary’s Fish at Galway Shopping Centre next week

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Following on from the opening of their new shop in Ballybrit in April of this year, Mary's Fish have opened a stunning new fish shop at the front of the Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road.

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Let a free financial review from Murray Financial Services save you money

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Why lose out on your insurances and finances when Murray Financial Services can save you money? Murray Financial Services was established by Adrian Murray, who has more than a decade's experience in financial services. A qualified financial advisor and retirement planner, he believes in providing a professional service to both personal and business clients.

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Don’t leave your chidlren with a large tax bill

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Considering retiring and passing on the family business or other assets to your children? Don’t leave them all with a large tax bill to pay.

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GMIT Innovation Hubs launch second cycle of Empower

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Despite national recognition of female entrepreneurs, Ireland suffers from a low number of women engaged in business startups. Female-led businesses remain an underdeveloped source of economic growth and jobs. As part of a drive to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, GMIT Innovation Hubs will deliver a second cycle of their regional programme called “EMPOWER”, commencing this month across the region.

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Defence Forces launches general service recruitment campaign

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, has announced the launch of the second of this year’s General Service recruitment competitions for the Permanent Defence Force (PDF).

The current recruitment competition is an opportunity for young people to serve their country in both the Army and Naval Service. New recruits will receive first class training in weapons handling, military tactics, team work and physical fitness.

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EY to double staff headcount in Galway by 2020

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Professional services and consultancy firm EY will double the number of employees at its Galway office by 2020, creating 35 new jobs in the region.

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Callanan Group first hospitality company to achieve IBEC Keep Well mark

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Callanan Group, consisting of The Prince of Wales Hotel and Karma Nightclub in Athlone and the well-known Skeffington Arms and DNA Nightclub in Galway have become the very first hospitality company in Ireland to achieve the IBEC workplace wellness accreditation, the KeepWell Mark.

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Local businesswomen invited to take part in National Women’s Enterprise Day

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Local Enterprise Office Galway is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by helping to organise events around the country, with over 1,000 female entrepreneurs expected.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, has launched the national programme of events for National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2018 taking place on Thursday October 18 with 16 major entrepreneurial events planned across the country, including a joint event for Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon in Kilronan Castle.

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