End of the road for tractors?

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Road Safety Authority is advising the public that the deadline for the submission of views on the use of agricultural vehicles on public roads has been extended to Friday September 26.

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Using pension backed mortgages to buy property

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Q. I want to buy a property to lease back to my company. I need to borrow the purchase price. Is there a tax efficient way of doing this and what are the financial implications?

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Tesco in strategic move with new low cost product range

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Tesco has taken a new strategic position in the retail market and has announced the launch of a new look, low cost product range designed to bring new competition for Irish consumers.

Featuring over 1,000 everyday products, the new Cash Savers range is available to customers in the majority of stores from last Sunday.

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Caragh Precision opens new manufacturing facility

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Caragh Precision has opened a new 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Parkmore West in Galway.

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Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Tourists to Galway and the west last year spent almost a billion euro in the region, and new transport links can help ensure that sort of spend is maintained, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey said this week.

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Hospitality at the crossroads

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

If a crossroad is a watershed indicating a choice to be made, then Claremorris is the crossroad of the west of Ireland.

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Frankly I’m disappointed with Fahey, says Cameron

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey has been accused of ignoring city councillors and refusing to “recognise our mandate as elected representatives” by failing to invite them to a major transport meeting and presentation in County Buildings this week.

Labour Cllr Billy Cameron has accused Dep Fahey, the Galway West TD and Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport chairman, of refusing to allow him and other city councillors to attend the meeting, which took place on Tuesday.

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1,000 new jobs created by Udaras — report states

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

A total of 1,038 new jobs were created and 928 new jobs approved in 2007 in Gaeltacht areas, according to their annual report launch this yesterday.

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No firm decision to sell, say owners of Tuam Herald

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The owners of The Tuam Herald newspaper have said that they are not committed to selling the newspaper — one of the oldest in the country and that they only appointed venture capitalists Raglan Capital to ‘explore the matter.’

Weekend newspaper reports stated that the newspaper was set to become the third family-owned newspaper in the west to be sold so far this year, with a ‘pricetag’ of €10 million placed on the paper which was established in 1837.

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O'Brien-backed consortium wins digital TV licence

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Media king Denis O’Brien is to expand his influence even further after his bid for a lucrative licence to launch commercial Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) in Ireland proved successful this week.

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Galway’s first hotel to receive FAS Excellence Through People Award

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Days Hotel Galway has recently achieved the FAS Excellence Through People Award.

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Ireland can learn from Virginia’s business know-how – Calleary

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Ireland should take the lead from the American state of Virginia in the cutting of red-tape surrounding business set-up.

That’s according to Dara Calleary TD, member of the Joint Oireachtas Enterprise Committee. He raised the issue with the Governor of Virginia, Tim Kane, when he came before the Committee to discuss economic links between Virginia and Ireland and how they can be enhanced.

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Servisource keen to meet applicants for homecare posts

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Servisource Healthcare Director Majella Hynes and Healthcare Co-Ordinator Eileen O’Donoghue recently met with Eamon O’Cuiv, Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, to discuss the requirements for staff in the Gaeltacht region, specifically in the Connemara area.

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Transferring property out of a company – the tax pitfalls

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Q I own a company which owns a rented retail unit worth approx €500,000. I want to give this property to my son but I don’t want him to have to pay cash into the company for it. What are the tax implications of this?

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Proxy Biomedical opens new Connemara facility

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Proxy Biomedical Ltd, a leading innovator in the development of biomaterials for regenerative medicine, this week officially opened its new manufacturing premises in an Údarás na Gaeltachta facility in An Spidéal.

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Market traders make the most of Galway’s lunch market

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Galway’s first lunchtime food market Le Marché is proving a treat with the business community in the city.

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Chamber welcomes new N6 but worries what will happen traffic once it hits Galway

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Just days after the journey times on the Dublin-Galway road were sliced by the opening of the Moate and Kilbeggan bypasses, Galway Chamber has urged Government to stand by its commitments to the N6 Galway Outer Bypass as it feels that the new road will be worthless if traffic ends up being snarled in the city suburbs.

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The Radisson rocket

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

In business, as in life, we have those who lead and those who follow.

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Nicola flies the Irish flag for Tom Hogan Motors

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Every three years Toyota Ireland holds its National Skills Contest for Service Advisors working in Toyota Dealerships across Ireland.

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‘Alabama is who I am’ says comedienne Heather Le Roy

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

SHE LIVES in LA, is “mildly in love” with Galway, but at heart she is a Southerner and a proud Alabamian who was inspired to become a comedienne - not by anything as predictable as another comedian - but by her Baptist preacher grandfather. She is Heather Le Roy.

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