Boston Scientific invests €50 million in Galway facility

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Boston Scientific is to invest €50 million in strategic research and development at its Galway facility. The corporation, which specialises in medical devices for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures, will invest the money with the support of IDA Ireland.

Boston Scientific was established in Galway in 1994 and is the largest manufacturing site within the corporation. More than 3,000 people are employed to manufacture cardiology and peripheral vascular products such as stents and catheters. This is a major investment for the company and an integral part of its strategic plans.

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Expo to attract those who want to move west from Dublin

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The LookWest.ie Expo that will be held in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin on the September 18 is being held to attract people who want to relocate from the Greater Dublin Area to the Western Region (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and Clare) to live, work and do business.

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Export Business - How does VAT work?

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Q. I am in the process of establishing an export business in the west. I am sourcing a manufacturer for my product in Ireland and all of my sales will be abroad — 50 per cent US and 50 per cent in Europe. I will be selling to distributors in a number of countries. I am very confused on the VAT treatment. How does it work?

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GoBus to connect West and Midlands with Dublin Airport

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

GoBus is a newly launched coach service between Galway and Dublin Airport which takes in Athlone as well.

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Galwaywoman appointed to head up new conference interpreting course

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, the national institution for third-level education through Irish at NUI Galway has appointed Susan Folan as co-ordinator of the new MA Ateangaireacht Chomhdhála/Conference Interpreting programme, commencing at the end of September.

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Galway Business Club help you boost your sales at speed networking event

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A special ‘Speed Networking’ event organised by Galway Business Club and being held next week aims to assist businesses reach their sales targets this year. The first of these events will take place at 6.30pm in The Westwood House Hotel, Galway on Wednesday next September 17, so as to give companies a head start for the last quarter’s sales targets.

The Galway Business Club has invited an expert in the field of Networking Caitlin O’Connor of Accelerating Performance to facilitate this event. Ms O’Connor brings a unique energy, know-how and passion to this exercise providing motivation and vital tips on productive networking.

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Every breath you take

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Over half a million people in Ireland are affected by a chronic condition that affects everything they do; work, rest, and play.

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Irish people work longest hours in 'old' Europe

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Ireland and Luxembourg have the longest working week among 'old' Europe with an average of 39 hours while the French have the shortest at 35, Eurofound's European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) said today.

The report, which looks at working time agreements set by collective bargaining, also found that average paid annual leave entitlement for European workers stood at 25.2 days across the EU in 2007.

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Irish businesses are missing out on €55 billion research pot, says MEP

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

The Irish Government should set up a dedicated information centre in Brussels to advise Irish businesses, Irish universities and Irish local authorities as to how they can draw down a share of a €55 billion fund.

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Making the perfect pitch

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Start-up company iFoods.tv sought funding from the multi-millionaires who host the hugely successful BBC’s Dragon’s Den programme.What resonated with the (often brutally honest) entrepreneurs was iFoods.tv’s confident and professional pitch. West of Ireland native Olivia MacDonnell of ConfidentSpeak worked with the “Dragon” hopefuls and shares her secrets behind successful investor pitches.

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Find out how to secure your company’s long term future

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

LEAP and Mazars Tierney Galway, two of Galway’s leading businesses, are jointly hosting a breakfast briefing entitled ‘How to Secure Your Company’s long term Future’, on Wednesday, September 17 from 7.30am-9.30am at the Meyrick Hotel, Galway.

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New Connacht accounts manager appointed for Lifes2good

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Mairead Cunningham from Tirellan Heights, Galway has been promoted to Connaught accounts manager at leading Healthcare company Lifes2good which markets and distributes a wide range of natural health, beauty and lifestyle products including the Lifes2Good Magnetic Therapy, Viviscal, Painease, Voluptuo and Slender brands amongst others.

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Deadline looms for notice of voluntary disclosure to Revenue

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

As you may be aware, the deadline to give notice to Revenue of your intention to make a voluntary disclosure in respect of undeclared monies lodged with Irish financial institutions is 15 September 2008.

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Queen of Networking comes to Galway

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

The Irish Academy of Public Relations has launched a programme of training courses for companies in the western region.

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Electric Merchants opens first Galway branch

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Electric Merchants, Ireland’s newest Electrical wholesaler has just opened its first Galway branch at Briarhill Business Park in Ballybrit. The opening has created two new jobs with a further two planned and is one of 12 such outlets currently being opened nationwide. The Galway branch is located inside the existing Heat Merchants outlet, a sister company.

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NUIG appoints head of new podiatry course

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Dr Caroline McIntosh, originally from Cramlington in Northumberland, has been appointed Head of Podiatry at NUI Galway and will manage the university’s School of Podiatry.

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ISPCC appoint community fundraiser

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Áine Kilgallon has been appointed Community Fundraiser at the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Galway.

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Business with a buzz

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Whether it’s a quality coffee to kick-start our day or a smooth glass of wine at the end of it, Padraic Conroy has it covered.

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Knock upbeat despite loss of XL route to Gatwick

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Chiefs at Ireland West Airport Knock have reacted to the news that XL is to cut its route to and from Gatwick next month by vowing to get a replacement airline despite the remainder of the year being a difficult trading period.

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Paint your way to happiness, says B&Q

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

B&Q is encouraging people in the west and midalnds to combat credit crunch misery by brightening up their homes and communities.

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