Chinese deal a major boost for Galway’s Lightstorm

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Dangan-based Lightstorm Networks, enabling next generation packet network services with carrier-grade Ethernet silicon, has announced that ZTE Corporation — a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, will now be using Lightstorm’s Brooklyn-10 carrier Ethernet switch for a VOD server application. The agreement reflects the surge in VOD usage worldwide, while emphasizing both companies’ commitment to providing the innovative technology required to exceed that demand.

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Anthony Ryan’s website www.shopcookware.ie shortlisted for Golden Spider Award

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Anthony Ryan’s, one of Galway’s longest established and most successful retailers of clothing, lingerie, fashion, cookware, homeware, curtains, luggage and linens, has been named as a finalist in the Eircom Golden Spider Awards for Best Retail and Home Shopping Website for its new online cookware website www.shopcookware.ie.

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Unemployment claimants jump 6.5 per cent in October

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

The seasonally adjusted Live Register total increased from 244,500 in September to 260,300 in October, an increase of 15,800, the latest figures from the CSO reveal.

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Tourism industry call to scrap €10 levy

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

The Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (I.T.I.C.) today called on the Government to scrap the E10 airport travel levy introduced in last month’s Budget.

In a presentation to the Joint Committee on Arts, Sport and Tourism ITIC forecast that the difficult times being experienced by the industry are likely to continue into 2010.

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Business success is not genetic, new book reveals

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

The key to economic and commercial success is not merely genetic, according to a new book of business profiles and analysis by a well-known Galway entrepreneur.

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Evergreen gets Golden Spider nomination for its website

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

Evergreen Health Foods Galway has received a nomination for a prestigious national award with the company’s website – www.evergreen.ie having been shortlisted for the annual Golden Spider Awards.

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Selling in a tough climate

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

Focus on retaining your existing customers

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Nail the New York shoppers, ISME chief urges customs officers

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, has outlined that Irish shoppers heading to foreign destinations are killing Irish jobs, undermining local businesses and robbing the Irish economy of millions of Euro in unpaid taxes.

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Time flies — send back your old clocks and watches, says WEEE Ireland

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

However as we bid a fond farewell to the summer months last weekend, WEEE Ireland, the Irish Compliance Scheme for electrical recycling, is reminding the people of Ireland that there has never been a better time to say goodbye your old batteries and small electronic items including clocks and watches and bring them back for recycling.

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Success for Tuam recruitment agency at national awards

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Tuam based PlaceMe Recruitment, Ireland's leading sales and marketing recruitment specialist was shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious annual recruitment industry awards held in the Ballsbridge Court Hotel in Dublin this week.

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We all have a role in eliminating sterotypes

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The Equality Authority previously published a background paper on gender stereotyping in the marketing of goods to children. This publication highlighted how girls are portrayed as dependent, passive and nurturing in these advertisements and how boys are portrayed as independent, aggressive, and active.

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From recession to progression…

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The business of selling is experiencing some tough times. Customers are ordering less, cutting their number of suppliers and reducing budgets. Many companies have restructured, resulting in fewer staff with a larger work load.

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Galway entrepreneur aims for Shell Livewire success tonight

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

A young Galway entrepreneur has been awarded €1000 by Shell Livewire for being the most successful and inspirational young entrepreneur in the Western region.

Irene Trowell of Galway Laser and Skincare Clinic will now compete for the prestigious “2008 Shell Livewire All Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year” title, which will be presented at a gala awards tonight October 30.

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Flaherty’s the star at entrepreneur awards

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Galway businessman John Flaherty, founder of C&F Group, received Ireland’s coveted business award when he was named as the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® at a ceremony last week. Mr Flaherty was first announced as winner of the international category before receiving the overall title, which was presented by the Tánaiste Mary Coughlan, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

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Galway’s Reality Design receives national advertising award

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Galway-based Reality Design and Marketing Consultants was recently honoured with an Award of Excellence at the Irish Property Advertising Awards which was established to recognise outstanding achievement and promote creativity and innovation in property print advertising.

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Creating a splash in Mayo, the Midlands, and the Med

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Deciding where to chill out has become something of a national pastime in Ireland. Long days at work and even longer spells of rain have led us to seek our solace in the arms of the hospitality industry.

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One new fraud case reported every week in Irish business

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

The Irish Insurance Federation recently re-launched their ongoing anti-fraud campaign and have received a surge in calls from the public in the first week of the campaign.

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Optical Express open eyes with news of three new Irish start-ups

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Optical Express, the leading provider of laser eye surgery in Europe, with 60 clinics in the UK, Europe and the US, has announced that they will open three new locations in Ireland in Cork, Dublin and Galway in the next 12 months.

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Availing of the mid-Shannon tourism scheme

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Q. I have a site that is inside the mid-Shannon corridor tourism infrastructure investment scheme. How does the scheme work?

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Salthill Devon honour HC financial services with a birthday jersey

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

HC Financial Services was presented with a ‘Number 20’ jersey by Salthill Devon F.C. this week to mark the company’s 20th year in business – serving the financial needs of individual and corporate clients since its foundation in November 1988.

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