GMIT construction conference to hear 2017 output expected to grow 20 per cent

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The annual GMIT International Construction Management Day Conference will take place at the GMIT Dublin Road campus on Tuesday March 7, from 9am. Hosted by the GMIT Department of Building and Civil Engineering it is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the west of Ireland, bringing together architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and academics to discuss matters of interest in the built environment.

The conference started in 2010 when the construction industry was in deep trouble. In terms of output value, the industry contracted by nearly 80 per cent in the recent recession. This year’s conference will however, discuss a different set of problems. The authoritative annual AECOM report on the construction industry reveals that output grew by 15 per cent in 2016 and predicts further growth of 20 per cent in 2017. In cash terms this equates to around €3 billion of extra construction work.

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PorterStories - Life in the PorterShed

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Michael Hausenblas is a Developer Advocate for San-Francisco based startup Mesosphere. The company was founded in 2013 with headquarters in California. There is now an engineering office based in Hamburg, Germany and as of 2016, Mesosphere employ over 200 people worldwide.

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GMIT and Teagasc form new strategic partnership

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

GMIT and Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, have formed a new strategic partnership to develop academic and educational co-operation in areas of mutual interest.

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Shannon Group announces plans to develop new hangar to house A380s

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

has today announced it has lodged a planning application with Clare County Council for a new aircraft hangar at Shannon Airport.

The proposed development will comprise a new steel framed wide-bodied aircraft paint hangar and internal ancillary office space, workshops, plant rooms and storage space within the airport lands at Shannon Airport. The new hangar will have the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380.

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Will it be second time lucky for JPK Fencing?

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

JPK Fencing, who are based in Claregalway, could go all the way in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards. This is the second time in-a-row that they are finalists in the competition.

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Grassroots football — Ingenious Kilkerrin United fundraise with the 30 bullocks

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

With Abramovich funding Chelsea, Fenway Sports funding Liverpool and Sheikh Mansour backing Manchester City, it is not a question for those clubs of how can they raise money to fund and build their clubs, but how can they spend the hundreds of millions of pounds available to make their clubs even richer and more successful.

At the other end of the scale at what we call grassroots football, the question becomes where do we get the money? Any money will do if it helps us put one brick on top of another in an attempt at improving the club, primarily the club facilities. From good facilities, other good things should follow.

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The ‘Likeability Factor' in Interviews - Why and How?

Mon, Jan 30, 2017

In an ideal world, job offers and opportunities would be based purely on skill, ability and experience. Realistically, being ‘likeable’ is an important aspect of getting through the interview process successfully. As we all know, a person’s fit within the company culture and atmosphere is important both for you and your employer. The work might be ideal but getting along with colleagues, clients and customers is essential and will impact on your enjoyment of the role as well as your colleagues’ enjoyment of having you around! Most of us spend at least 5 days per week with our colleagues and would like to be in the company of people we can get along with.

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Positive year for Shannon Group as a driver of regional tourism

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Shannon Group’s role as a key driver of regional economic growth has been underlined by increases in 2016 passenger and visitor numbers to Shannon Airport and Shannon Heritage, respectively.

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1.7m train passengers in 2016 between Galway and Heuston

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

There were 1.7million passenger journeys made between Galway and Dublin last year representing a 6.6 per cent increase on 2015, Iarnrod Eireann told the Advertiser this week.

Improved economic circumstances, record tourist visitor numbers and events surrounding the 1916 Rising commemorations, contributed to the uplift in customers travelling by train.

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Enterprise Ireland client companies created 836 jobs in Galway in 2016

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, reported that Enterprise Ireland client companies based in Galway created 836 jobs in 2016, bringing total employment by Enterprise Ireland clients to 7,294.

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Ditch your paper loyalty card system and drive business sales

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A pioneering new loyalty app is leading the revolution against costly customer retention programs, complex technology, and wallet-bound loyalty cards, giving business owners the opportunity to use easy online software to drive sales and engage customers like never before.

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Network your way to business success

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Network Galway, a dedicated organisation for women in business, invites you to its annual Open Evening at 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 18 in the Clayton Hotel.

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Shannon airlift shows potential of emerging market for Irish bloodstock industry

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

developing the lucrative China market for Irish bloodstock has been made with a record airlift of 76 Irish thoroughbreds from Shannon Airport.

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2016 busiest ever year at Ireland West Airport as passenger numbers soar to over 730,000 for the first time

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

2016 has proven to be a record breaking year at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers exceeding 730,000 for the first time in the airports 31 year history. In 2016, the annual number of passengers using the airport increased by 7% to 734,031, an increase of 48,563 passengers compared to 2015. The Airport now serves 23 International destinations and is served by three of Europes major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair.

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New Year, New Career!

Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Everyone knows the feeling. That voice in the back of your mind on the last day of Christmas Holidays that screams “No, don’t go back!” While some of us can write the nauseous feeling off to simply too many selection boxes and glasses of vino, many can genuinely dread the prospect of going back to work in January. If this is you, it might be time for a change.

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Ireland West Airport to welcome almost 30,000 passengers over Christmas period

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Ireland West Airport is expecting to have its busiest Christmas period in the airport’s 30 year history as thousands of people make their way home for Christmas to the West and North West. Over the Christmas period the airport is expected to handle close to 30,000 passengers, making it the busiest Christmas period in the Airports history with traffic expected to be up by almost 10% compared to last Christmas.

Airlines have added extra flights in the last few days to cater for the increased demand for flights both to and from the West of Ireland with flights from UK cities such as East-Midlands, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool proving most in demand.

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Shannon Christmas passenger numbers up

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Shannon Airport’s Christmas is set to get even better with passenger numbers over the festive season to increase by 5% on last year.

Over 70,000 passengers are expected to use the airport from this weekend through to the New Year, up from 66,500 last year.

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€50,000 investment presented to young entrepreneurs

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Six of Galway’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced as county winners in the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, which took place in the Portershed, Galway City Innovation District.

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