Supermac’s committed to spending €32million on Irish farm produce

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Supermac’s has committed to spending €32million on Irish produce in 2018 following a meeting with the President of the IFA, Joe Healy and IFA officials in the Irish Farm Centre.

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Dalata Hotel Group announces Druid Theatre patronage

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Dalata Hotel Group last week announced a new three year patronage with Druid Theatre company. The patronage will see Dalata support the Druid from 2018 to 2021, inclusive.

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Ireland West Airport welcomes investment announcement as part of 2040 plan

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Management at Ireland West Airport has welcomed last week’s announcement of planned increased investment in Ireland West Airport as part of the Project Ireland 2040 Plan.

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Positive 2018 continues for Shannon Airport as Ryanair adds new routes

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

A strong start to 2018 is set to get better for Shannon Airport following the announcement this week that Ryanair is to add two new routes and increase frequency on an existing UK service.

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Closing date for Gradam nominations fast approaching

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

This Friday, February 23, is the closing date for nominations for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh - Galway’s Bilingual Business award. You can nominate a business/organisation to enter the Gradam and you don’t need to be a fluent speaker to enter as Gaillimh le Gaeilge will work with you every step of the way. Log onto www.gleg.ie to enter online, free of charge.

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My application form would take a week to complete

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Q: I am going for a promotion in my job – it’s a public service position, Along with all my job details (i.e. dates worked, positions and responsibilities), there are another 12 sections in the application form where I’ve got to elaborate on what I learned, my greatest strengths, specialist knowledge, examples of self-development, where I showed leadership, how I make decisions etc. I’d want to take a week off work to complete it. Or am I missing something here? – (LT, email).

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BioExel Medtech accelerator programme at NUI Galway announces first round of winners

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

BioExel Medtech Accelerator is the first of its kind in Ireland to focus solely on the medical technology sector. The six companies, which are all in the scale-up phase, will be based at NUI Galway for a period of six months, to build and commercially validate their technologies by working with existing entrepreneurial networks, mentors and management team.

BioExel is delighted to announce the first cohort of companies:

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Neylons Facility Management named national winners in Ones to Watch contest

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Loughrea-based Neylons Facility Management was named one of 11 National Winners from 77 businesses representing the Ones to Watch in Ireland at an exclusive event held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin for The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, sponsored by RSM.

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Top tips to finding your dream job

Fri, Feb 09, 2018

We all at some point in our lives have to work in a job which we do not enjoy, it is called being an adult, many parents will say to their newly graduated children who are toiling away in minimum wage jobs. However, it does not have to be the career you forge forever.

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Head for those New Frontiers with GMIT’s innovative programme

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

If you have an innovative idea and plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with funding, help and support to develop your new business.

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CÚRAM signs agreement with South Korean Biomed tech centre

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has formalised an agreement for academic collaboration with representatives from the Biomedical Manufacturing Technology Centre (BMTC) at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH).

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Seven tips for getting the best out of work placements

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

At Sli Nua Careers, we host quite a few people of various ages on work placement – 40-somethings on back-to-work courses, young adults in college, and Transition Year (TY) teenagers. It is always interesting to see how different people approach these placements, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Based on our experiences, here are seven tips to ensure you get the most from placements:

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Shannon Airport welcomes Norwegian service expansion

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Shannon Airport has welcomed this week’s news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018.

The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to double its frequency from two to four flights a week on its service to Providence Green Airport, Rhode Island, just over one hour from Boston. In addition, it is adding an extra service to Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just 90 minutes from New York, increasing from two to three flights a week. The extra services will kick-in from March 2018.

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Nominations open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from Galway. The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations until 16 February. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be announced on 23 April.

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Show me the money, ‘cos I’m worth it

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Q: I love my work – I get on well with my colleagues, I like my work content, my work is convenient to my home and it suits my home life. I do not want to change job, but I believe I should be paid more for all that I do at work. (EJ, email).

A: EJ, I’m delighted you wrote in; career advice is not just for the job seeker and the newly-qualified, it’s not just about interview preparation and CV writing. Your query jumped out of the pile this week as it provides the perfect opportunity to talk about career from another angle - how to progress without changing career or employer, writes Siobhan O’Malley, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Ireland West Airport records highest ever passenger numbers

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

2017 has proven to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers reaching 750,000 for the first time in the airports history, surpassing the previous record of 734,000 passengers achieved in 2016.

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Six counter-intuitive things you can do in an interview

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Ask questions. Seriously. “I ask the questions around here, not you” might be the smartass interviewer’s response. But the enlightened one will see questions as your effort to learn more so that you can use your answers to meet their needs. An interview should tend towards a conversation: in conversation, we ask questions. (Just make sure you ask good questions, but that’s another day’s column).

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New Year personal finances still weigh heavily on people’s minds, study shows

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

New research shows that it might not be such a happy New Year for Irish consumers when it comes to their finances in 2018. Many admit to feeling less than optimistic about the year ahead, with money concerns and financial woes weighing heavily on people’s minds

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Employers can lose in an interview too

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

For employers, the stakes are high too. You think it is a disaster if you do not get the job. However, another interview is likely to come along. The employer who hires the wrong person may well have a world of trouble ahead of them, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Realising that the employer has plenty to lose might settle you, the candidate, in interview. You are not the only one who has to get this right.

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Get your CV ready for 2018

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The term ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or CV, can be literally translated as ‘course of life’. Sometimes referred to as a résumé, it’s an outline of your education, skills, experience and relevant achievements.

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