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.

Insurance Confidential, the hotline run by IIF, has received 3,610 calls in the five years since it was established and is calling on the public to continue to report suspect claims. "When we run the anti-fraud campaigns, we get a surge in calls from the public. In the first week of the campaign we saw a 40 per cent increase in cases reported, which indicates that there is still widespread concern among consumers," said Mike Kemp, Chief Executive, IIF. "People are more aware than ever that insurance fraud means their wallet gets hit and reporting suspect claims is one way of preventing that."

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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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