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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Go dark and earn more — blondes earn less than brunettes

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Irish brunettes earn €5,000 a year more than their blonde counterparts, a new survey has revealed.

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Black economy costs €340m a week

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Activity in the 'black economy' is rising with some €340m lost every week in the economy while €3.4 billion bypasses the Revenue Commissioners every year, according to small and medium enterprise group, ISME.

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Dixons' Irish stores to change to Currys

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

British electrical retailer DSG International is to re-name all of its Dixons stores in Ireland under the Currys brand.

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Prospect of end of interest-only mortgage fills me with dread

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Q. I purchased two residential investment properties in the middle of 2007. I took out loans on an interest only basis. The interest-only period on those loans is coming to an end in December of this year. The capital repayments on the loan will probably be impossible for me to finance. I don’t think that I can sell the houses in the current climate and even if I could, I would have to sell them at a loss. Is there anything that I can do to reduce the financing cost?

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And then there were six — Elevate Awards finalists announced

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The long wait for the announcement of the Impact Media Elevate Award winner is almost over as the six finalists are announced this week.

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Topaz start the big changeover at Galway service stations

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Galway motorists will soon notice a big change when they go to fill up their cars at their local service station becauseTopaz, Ireland’s largest fuels and retail convenience business has been busy transforming every Shell and Statoil service station in Galway as part of its ambitious national rebranding programme.

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