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.

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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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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

During competency-based interviews, candidates are asked questions about specific situations where they have shown themselves have competencies that match the job description. In many instances, it is better for candidates to take the broader perspective by using proven answering methodologies that give more comprehensive answers to both the opening and follow-up, or probing, questions, writes Pearse O’Donnell, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Home for Christmas — discover your new career

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Over the festive period, leading Irish recruitment firm CREGG Recruitment will be hosting a recruitment open day in the Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Co. Galway on Thursday December 28 from 11am-3pm.

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Home for Christmas? Find Your New Career with CREGG Recruitment.

Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Over the festive period, leading Irish recruitment firm CREGG Recruitment will be hosting a recruitment open day. The event will take place in the Connacht Hotel Galway on Thursday the 28th of December from 11am-3pm.

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Only 31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed, which is less than half the rate of those without a disability, said Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland, this week when he spoke at launch of Social Justice Ireland’s Quarterly Employment Monitor.

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How to put focused research to good use in a job interview

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A regularly neglected or misunderstood area of preparing for a job interview is that of researching the organisation.

When it’s neglected, the candidate just reads a few lines on the company website and dresses that up as research. It’s shallow, and everybody else is doing the same.

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New business water meters to provide more accurate billing

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Irish Water is set to commence a programme of works to replace 4,200 business water meters in the Galway area during the month of December.

Customers who will be receiving the replacement meter have already been notified by letter. The new meters have drive-by technology which allows for faster and more frequent meter readings resulting in fewer estimated bills being issued.

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Gardai warn businesses of the danger of invoice redirect fraud

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

At this busy seasonal time, An Garda Síochána wishes to advise of the continuing existence of Invoice Redirect Fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change supplier bank account details with extreme caution. Losses amounting to over €700,000 have been reported to Gardaí in the last month. Invoice Redirect Fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

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Top honours for Claregalway company at National Convenience Store Awards

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

JBM MERIT, based in Claregalway, scooped the award for Best Retail Technology Supplier in Ireland at the National Award Ceremony last week.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals establishes manufacturing facility in Athlone

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

US pharmaceutical Company, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to establish its first manufacturing plant in Athlone.

Aerie is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.

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Dealing with ‘skeletons in the wardrobe’ at an interview

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Some of us have accumulated the odd ‘skeleton in the wardrobe’ over the course of our careers. Most of these ‘skeletons’ are minor in nature and can be easily explained. However, others can damage your chances of getting that job, particularly if not addressed properly, writes Pearse O’Donnell, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

‘Skeletons’ may include not having worked for an extended period; you may have been let go from a previous job; or your academic record is not what it should be. There may be other types of ‘skeletons in your wardrobe’ but the question is how do you address them at an interview or, indeed, do you address them at all?

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Moving to cashless payments can improve the experience of your business

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

oose elAny visit to Hazel Mountain Chocolate is an experience — the delightful tearooms snuggled in the foothills of the Burren. This is a place where you don’t want to hurry, where you want time to stand still. Pastries, organic lunches, tea served in quirky pots, in little rooms off the shops. And when you have finished your delightful treat, you can see where and how it is all made.

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Ireland West Airport embarks on €15m investment phase of enhancements and upgrade works

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Work has commenced on a €15m facilities investment plan aimed at transforming Ireland West Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see over €15m invested in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway.

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Online PRSI options are excluding, not helping people, warns Ó Cuív

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The decision to move all PRSI services online has met with fierce criticism from a leading Galway TD, who said it is an impractical move with many areas of the State still without adequate broadband cover.

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Do not forget why you are going for interview

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Q: I recently went for promotion which involved a competency-based interview. I prepared my examples so well for the competency questions that I totally neglected to prepare for questions relating to the job itself. I now feel unable to face the interview process again. (AD, email).

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GMIT Business School hosts public lecture by Rossa White

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The GMIT School of Business is pleased to host a public lecture by Rossa White, Chief Economist of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), in GMIT’s Galway campus tomorrow Friday, 24 November, 11am (Rm 994).

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals establishes state of the art manufacturing facility in Athlone

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

US pharmaceutical Company, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to establish its first manufacturing plant in Athlone’s Technology & Business Park. Headquartered in California, with locations in New Jersey, North Carolina, Aerie has also established an Irish entity in Dublin, Aerie Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. Aerie is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.

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Top honours for Clada Group Ltd at National Q Mark Awards

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Galway’s Clada Group were nominated for a prestigious Q Mark for their Quality Management Systems (QMS) at the National Q Mark Awards. This nomination means they are in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland.

The coveted Q Mark is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence. The Q Mark awards celebrate the success of businesses over a range of sectors that review 100 per cent of their processes and procedures 100 per cent of the time so that they continually operate best practice standards.

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