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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Demystifying the digital world tonight

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Most people today recognise that the Internet has well and truly transformed modern life. If you think back to the early 1990s, you recall that everything – from sending mail, to banking, to checking the weather or finding the phone number of your favourite restaurant – was utterly different.

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Brush up on your interview skills and help a good cause

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

An evening workshop on interview skills due to take place in Galway next week will give people the chance to improve their interview technique and help to educate children in Tanzania.

The event will take place in Days Hotel on Thursday October 30 at 8pm. Days Hotel is offering its WellPark suite along with tea and refreshments for this very deserving cause. The workshop will be delivered by Seán Connaughton who has recently returned from Africa.

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Coming Clean

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

The Halls are something of a unique feature in Mayo — a husband and wife team running a thriving family cleaning business since 1995, and mopping up a bucketful of accreditations along the way.

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Airport departure tax ‘penalises’ the western region, says Galway Airport MD

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

The airport departure tax penalises regional Irish airports, business, and passengers at a difficult time, and no adequate information has been received as to the tax’s purpose or how it will be implemented.

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Seminar for SMEs on how to survive in tough economic times

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Many businesses in the west of Ireland are tightening their belts and are looking at ways to steer their business through the tough times ahead.

To help small and medium-sized businesses to address challenging times a networking event entitled Surviving or Thriving in Tough Economic Times is to be run in Castlebar. Speakers from KPMG and a Mayo-based accountancy company will give their commentary and advice on tax issues in a downturn, the credit crisis, banking difficulties, market volatility and other issues important to SMEs in County Mayo. The evening will appeal to individuals looking for guidance for their business in tough times.

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The budget — it’s a massive gamble

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The budget on Tuesday was one of the most interesting in years. The range of tax increases, particularly the income levy of one per cent for income up to €100,000 and two per cent on income over €100,000 received the most comment.

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Win a licence for secret text messages

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Do you have a secret? If you do, you need Matant. Matant is an innovative and original coded writing system for mobile phones. Matant translates your text message into symbols so they can only be deciphered by the recipient, who will need the same language on his/her phone.

There is a range of languages available to download from Matant, but for ultimate secrecy, you can write your own language so your text can only be read by a person you have shared your language with. The language you create can use absolutely any image you can think of or photograph!

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Fog day afternoons a thing of the past for Ireland West airport

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Ireland West Airport Knock has announced that following a competitive tendering procedure, Michael McNamara & Co have been awarded the construction contracts for two major infrastructural projects at the airport; namely the implementation of CAT II ILS (instrument landing system) on Runway 27 and the Runway End Safety Area (RESA) works on the 09 end of the runway, a combined value of €3.6M.

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Ready, steady…sell

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, there is more emphasis on managing sales operations and sales personnel in business than ever before.

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Vanessa Fox elected vice-president of PDFORRA

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Vanessa Fox, 1ST Infantry Batallion, Galway, has been elected vice president of PDFORRA, at the PDFORRA Annual Delegate Conference in Westport last week. She is the first woman to be elected to a senior executive position in the organization. Ms Fox is originally from Castlerea, Co Roscommon. She has 18 years service in the Defence Forces, which includes a six month tour of duty in Lebanon, with the 81st Infantry Batallion. She has been regional and district secretary with PDFORRA for the past five years.

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Challenging times require inspirational and visionary leadership — CIPD event told

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Strong and visionary leadership is what is required if businesses are to overcome the tough economic times currently being experienced — this was the message coming loud and clear from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at their annual gala event hosted by the Clayton Hotel and sponsored by CCP Recruitment last week.

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New MD for Winters Property Management

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

LAMA award-winning Galway company Winters Property Management has announced that Tom Murphy is to take over the role of managing director, leaving his current position of director of operations.

Mr Murphy has been with Winters since 2005, rapidly becoming an integral part of the company, streamlining internal operations and advancing the key services offered within all functions including property management and the sizeable letting and Section 50 departments.

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