Dublin is world's ninth dearest retail city

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Dublin has ranked ninth in a league table of the world's most expensive places to have a retail business, the latest survey from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) shows.

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NCPP director to speak at Galway event

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

NCPP director Lucy Fallon-Byrne will be the keynote speaker at a conference on workplace strategy taking place in Galway next week.

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge’s search begins for the best bilingual business

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh the annual business award that recognises, honours and celebrates all the great bilingual work done in Galway City is now open for nominations.

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Money talks … speak wisely

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

The telephone is a powertool in sales, it is one of the most widely used tools for increasing business, it produces excellent and predictable results, yet it is something sales people will always try to avoid.

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Rid your home of the silent killer

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Radon gas, known as the silent killer, is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which you cannot see, smell or taste, but it may be present in your home. In fact, the west of Ireland has the highest radon levels in the country. But fear not, a new and innovative invention will be hitting the market early next year which could rid your home of this harmful killer.

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Women are more qualified, are getting more jobs, but less pay

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Female Honours Bachelor Degree graduates are performing better academically and are more likely to be employed than their male counterparts but are still, on average, ending up with lower salaries, according to the report, What Do Graduates Do? The Class of 2006, published this week by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Females are more likely to achieve the highest award class (first class honours) in almost every faculty (except veterinary medicine and architecture), furthermore more females than males gained employment nine months after graduation, however these higher grades and greater employment levels for females are not borne out by salaries. More females (six per cent) than males (four per cent) reported earning less than €12,999 (lowest salary bracket) while twice as many males as females reported earning over €45,000 (highest salary bracket).

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Taking advantage of Olympics and Volvo race among priorities for new Chamber president in west

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Taking advantage of the spin-off from the London Olympic Games of 2012 and next year’s Volvo Ocean Race should be uppermost in the minds of Galway businesses, according to the newly-elected president of Galway Chamber.

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The perfect fit at fifty

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

The perfect fit arises when the right person is placed in the right job. No square pegs in round holes, no ‘making do’, no ‘getting by’.

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Classic Tiles nominated for top excellence award

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Galway company Classic Tiles has been nominated for a top retail excellence award to be presented in Kilkenny next week.

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Atkins working on two Galway treatment plants

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Atkins Ireland, one of the world's leading providers of professional consulting and construction support services, is working with Galway County Council to procure contracts to design and construct two new wastewater treatment plants in Galway. Construction on the plants in Letterfrack and Clonbur has just started and they are expected to be completed by May 2009.

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Countdown begins to tech-ie Oscars

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

The countdown has begun to the west of Ireland tech-ie Oscars — the ITAG awards— which are being held tomorrow night (Friday) at the Hotel Meyrick.

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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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