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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Come back to Galway for Christmas, stay for a high-tech career

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

A national recruitment day aimed at offering jobs to people home for the festive season is to take place on December 29.

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€1 million euro facelift unveiled at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

A €1 million euro facelift has been unveiled this week at the Shannon Heritage-owned Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co. Clare, one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. A major upgrade has been completed at the popular site, involving the development of a new retail store and online brand, a new café and new attractions around the Park. The development has resulted in an extra 30 staff being employed at the site to help bring Ireland’s heritage to life for visitors.

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Seeing an innovation ecosystem up close at Portershed

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Last week I attended Portershed for a week of work experience where I fortunately got the opportunity to meet various entrepreneurs, start ups, growth companies and state agencies located in Portershed. Its goal is to create an innovation ecosystem, one that creates a synergistic relationship between people and companies that facilitates idea generation, open learning, collaboration and accelerates commercialisation.

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Global technology leader SiteMinder opens sleek new office

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Less than four months since announcing its entry into Ireland, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, opened its sleek new office in Galway as it gets set to reach its target of creating 100 jobs. The company, considered one of the top 20 technology pioneers to come out of Australia, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its waterfront office space in Dockgate with the Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Noel Larkin.

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Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium told of ecosystem benefits to society

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The 7th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium was held on Thursday, 24 November, in the Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway. Organised each year by the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) of the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, with the support of the Marine Institute, the day provides participants with an update on a wide range of policy topics related to the marine sector in Ireland. This year there was a particular focus on the valuation of marine ecosystem services and benefits to society.

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Five tips for the job seeker’s LinkedIn profile

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Recently unemployed or wanting to make a change from your current role? Having a LinkedIn profile will help to showcase your qualifications, experience and skills…but can you make your profile stand out from the other hundreds, if not more, also seeking similar roles? The following five tips will help you do just that, writes SARAH QUINN, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers

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Finding opportunities to grow at MEETWEST 2016

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The West of Ireland’s largest business networking event, MEETWEST, took place last Thursday and Friday in Mayo with hundreds of delegates attending.

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DPD Ireland use Galway depot to deliver charity cards and collect LEGO

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

DPD Ireland in Galway is now delivering Jack & Jill’s Christmas cards locally for free and is also a drop off point for unwanted Lego which Jack & Jill sells to raise funds for home nursing care hours

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Shannon Airport welcomes new Lufthansa Frankfurt-Shannon service

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Shannon Airport is set to get its first ever scheduled Lufthansa air service next summer when the airline introduces a new Shannon to Frankfurt route.

The service will operate weekly on Saturday’s from the 29th April to the 28th October using an A319 aircraft.

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Chinese delegation to attend start-up networking event at Portershed

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The Irish Chinese Society Galway will be holding a networking event at the Portershed in Galway on December 9.The event will take place at 11.30am to 1.30pm at Portershed and will continue at 4pm to 5pm at the Galway Hooker Brewery in Oranmore.

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NUI Galway scoops two Postgraduate Course of the Year awards

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

NUI Galway took home two major awards in the Postgraduate course of the year categories in the gradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards which took place last Thursday in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown.

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Portershed celebrates six months of motivating innovation — and you ain’t seen nothing yet

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Hard to believe it’s been six months since Portershed opened — it is as if it has been there forever as it has delivered so much innovation and motivation to its users. It is home to some great motivational speakers.This week Portershed was thrilled to welcome back Professor Bob Rosenberg for an eagerly anticipated discussion on money — your fantasies and fears, what it’s worth, where it comes from, and why a pound of flesh can look like a bargain.

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